Ok, ranting time.
Here's my rant.
That's my rant.
I tested all my quakes and all my dooms, well except Doom 3 and Quake 4, where I just went to the main menus and such, but never loaded up a level. I guess I will find that out later.
Another thing I have to test with 8.1 is if all my Jacks (12 You Don't Know Jack titles) work on it. Of course 5th Dementia doesn't work, and has the same problems that I always had, so I will have to run a playthrough of the remaining 11 YDKJ titles on the PC, which I do not have time for, so I might have to do that later.
I don't know about you, but based on what I said, I tend to play 15 to 20 year old games that are in this void of not being DOS compatible (DOS compatible games can be solved by using dosbox), and being too old for newer operating systems, meaning that if I can't run the game on a newer OS, there is no other way around it. Fortunately, the games I frequently play run on newer operating systems, but the more I hear about a newer version of windows coming out, and you must download it or your PC will explode, I don't know, it just gets to me, knowing that in the future, I won't be able to play these old games anymore.
I really think there needs to be an emulator for windows 95 and windows 98 the same way there is Dosbox, except that it doesn't emulate the entire OS, just makes it so that these older games can run on newer OS. I remember when people were still using XP and they couldn't play their DOS games, because somehow the DOS we all knew from back when was removed in windows XP, or was it 2000? I don't remember. Now we are getting to the point that it is debatable whether games running on windows 95 or 98 would run in the most current operating system and hardware.
Everytime I hear of a new service pack release, I'll be like uh oh.
After I install said service pack?
I'll go either phew, or NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! The bad thing is that I have to rearrange my desktop icons, switch drive letter assignments for Drive E and F, and do a bunch of other stuff. I just wished that the next time we get a service pack update, that the update doesn't reset anything, and the experience from going from 8.1 to 8.2 is totally seamless, as if the computer is how it was when you last left it.
I guess I lied when I said that my rant was silent, but I guess I could call the wall of text a ramble?
Edited by signofzeta, 16 September 2014 - 05:03 PM.