Just recently, I got my hands on an older Windows 98 computer, with some spare hardware parts such as a SoundBlaster Live! card, and an ethernet card, all contained in a machine with a Pentium MMX (233MHz) processor, a 40GB hard drive, and 64MB of RAM (unfortunately the case contains SIMM-style RAM sticks, so I may not be able to go higher than 96MB anytime soon--also not sure of the maximum amount of RAM that a SIMM motherboard can support). With all of this, I am setting out to do something I've wanted to do for many years--create the ultimate Windows 98 gaming machine.
Unfortunately, the case form factor doesn't permit AGP style graphics cards, so it isn't really the 'ultimate' machine, it's just what I want to use as a substitute for emulation of these old systems. I suppose I could always hunt for a PCI graphics card, however.
The purpose of this topic is to ask you guys what old Win9x games you think I should get for this machine. Also bearing in mind that Windows 98 has excellent compatibility with DOS games (allowing for the authentic experience, given that it has the DOS kernel at its core), I can take those into account as well.
The list as it stands now:
- SimCity 2000 Special Edition
- SimCity 3000 Unlimited
- RollerCoaster Tycoon (+ Expansion Packs)
- Transport Tycoon Deluxe
- Raptor: Call of the Shadows
- DOOM 1 and 2
- Descent 1, 2, and 3
- Descent: FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2
- The Best of Entertainment pack (Chip's Challenge, SkiFree, etc.)
I'll also have the Windows 98 Plus pack and the Second Edition update, which both contain themes and additional utilities in case I need them.
And yes, I'll be getting a flight stick.
Any other games you guys might recommend?