r/gaming Sep 20 '21 Wholesome 14 Hugz 29 Silver 25 Gold 1 Helpful 7

im still the first one

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u/antinazicanada Sep 20 '21

90's Gamers had to figure out how to get the darn audio drivers working in MS-DOS; which was often no easy task! As a young child, I had to figure out by trial and error that... Holy Heck this adverture game actually has real voice overs rather than just MIDI beeps and boops.

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u/or4n Sep 20 '21

Remember tuning memmaker, autoexec.bat and config.sys to get CDROM working at the same time with mouse and soundcard?

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u/ElSelcho Sep 20 '21

himem.sys for the win 😄

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u/hoofglormuss Sep 20 '21

quarterdeck expanded memory manager

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u/ElSelcho Sep 22 '21

Oh, QEMM, yes! I remember some games not properly running with QEMM, so I had a boot menu set up in my autoexec.bat that loaded directly into some games with optimized settings. Good times :)

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u/hoofglormuss Sep 22 '21

If you ever had a problem you could always unopt!!

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u/TheTerrasque Sep 20 '21

get CDROM working at the same time with mouse and soundcard

Can not be done. I've seen men eat their floppy disks trying

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u/ranger_dood Sep 20 '21

Solid "internet help desk" reference