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I want to buy a 16 bit pc [message #1531] Fri, 03 June 2016 20:49 Go to next message
lwitt is currently offline  lwitt
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Does anyone know how I can buy a 16 bit pc with a USB port. I want to run Voyetra SPG music sequencing software and that runs well on these old pcs.
Re: I want to buy a 16 bit pc [message #1542 is a reply to message #1531] Mon, 06 June 2016 07:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your best bet is probably eBay. Look at the reputation points and the number of buyers. It isn't a guarantee. I wouldn't go higher than $300 (three hundred) USD. The search term would be "DOS computers" Be extremely careful in any purchase on eBay. I haven't had a purchase online in years. However try BestBuy for a sure thing. One Of the modern system on DOSBox 0.74 should be fine. You can always return within 14 days!

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Re: I want to buy a 16 bit pc [message #5278 is a reply to message #1542] Mon, 13 March 2023 17:13 Go to previous message
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You should probably try DOSBOX as Suggested and if you are on a Mac that has an OS before Catalina and at Least Snow Leopard you can get BOXER that is easy to configure, I am running Windows 3.1 on my MacBook Pro with Mojave, and with Dosbox you can even install S3 Video 256 Color Mode and Sound Blaster 16 Sound in Windows 3.1, I also set up Windows 3.0 with Vga graphics on my Mac using Boxer.

https:// www.howtogeek.com/230359/how-to-install-windows-3.1-in-dosbo x-set-up-drivers-and-play-16-bit-games/
https://www.classicdosgames.com/drivers.html
http://boxerapp.com/

I haven't gotten the Windows 3.0 MME working yet but I read somewhere about not setting it up as Using VGA Graphics and that is what I did and it wouldn't load Windows after Setup.

You could save some money by buying a MacBook with something after El Captain but don't get one with anything after Mojave avoid the ones that have Catalina and especially don't get Big Sur. You can get a decent MacBook for probably 150 to 200 dollars on Ebay. 16Bit or well old 486 or less Machines will cost you a lot of Money now days, unless you just happen to find one locally that someone is getting rid of. I wouldn't try to get it off Ebay the shipping alone will cost a ton. Macbook's are a lot lighter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS

Or you could install Linux and try this How to run Voyetra sequence Gold in linux.http://oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2744.0


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