Windows 3.1 - Nostalgia

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hw|Cobra

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#1
Hi all,

I still believe that Windows 3.1 was really stable.

Even more stable than XP?

What do you think?

Cobra :cool:
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#3
possibly
The way i see it though is that we wheren't running things such as UT2003 and various other games, multiple copies of IE along with IRC/MSN/E-Mail/Download apps all at the same time.
i think the most complex things i ever ran in Windows 3.1 where a GameBoy emulator and Microsoft Works :)
 
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hw|Cobra

Guest
#5
Got a point there, SpeedyB.

I had this old Grand Prix game that I loved... Too bad it's gone.

I doubt it'd work on Windows XP anyway!
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
aaaah, i think i know the one you mean, and i have it on disk somewhere! i remember as about a month back someone wanted me to see if they're 386 laptop still worked or not, but we could only get into dos so i sat they're playing Grand Prix ^_^

I wana get Win 3.11 and run it through VMware now, wana re-live the memories :p
 
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Grendel

Guest
#12
That was GP1 right. I sold that at a car boot sale a few weeks back!! No wrong - I donated it to a charity shop :D

That was a good game. I seem to recall Brands Hatch had a really good feeling of going up to a blind rise and then dropping back down into a corner...

I'm choking up now :(

But you're right W 3.1 was a revelation over DOS :>

It's just a shame that XP DOS prompt isn't able to run all those old games etc... why can't M$ address that issue?

Grendel

BTW my Dad told me all about DOS, I of course am too young to remember all that ancient stuff(!)
 
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hw|Cobra

Guest
#13
It's not so ancient buddy.

The game does bring a tear eh?

And what about Chips Challenge, Sokoban?
 
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Grendel

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#14
Posted by hw|Cobra
It's not so ancient buddy.

The game does bring a tear eh?

And what about Chips Challenge, Sokoban?
lot :( drip, drip!

My fav' 3.1 game mmmhhh:

Well most ran under DOS didn't they? Had to be DOOMII / Xwing or Tie fighter.

Grrrrendel
 

Nick M

OSNN Veteran Addict
#16
I think for amusement I'm going to install Windows 3.11 on my
AMD XP 1900, 1024MB DDR PC2700 , IBM 120GXP 120GB, and see how fast it boots ( or how many incompatibility errors it gives me and doesn't boot :p )
 

Mubbers

Shoot!
Political User
#17
I tried running a windows 95 bootable hdd from my old pII 233Hz, on my new p4 1.8GHz machine. But it wasn't having any of it!! Wouldn't even boot up.

Mub's

Nighty nighty! Watch out for spooks and ghouls :eek:
 

dieot

OSNN Junior Addict
#18
I don't think 3.1 will work on anything faster than a 486 and windows 95 will crash like mad if it is installed on anything faster than a 500mhz
 

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