Old PC Gaming


  • How To Install Custom Windows XP Themes

    Learn How To: Enable Third-Party Theme Support on Windows XP Change your Windows XP Theme, Sounds, Cursor and Fonts This tutorial will show you how to download, install and use custom Windows XP Themes – essentially you will learn to take that boring old XP interface and give it an exciting makeover. Some programs like […]

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  • An Early History of Blizzard

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    An Early History of Blizzard

    We’ve got many Blizzard games covered here – Diablo, Diablo II, StarCraft, WarCraft – all of them five-star titles. Blizzard’s track record in producing top selling and critically acclaimed games is nothing short of impressive, so let’s take a closer look at this company, its history and learn just what makes it tick.

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  • How To Connect Multiple Joysticks To One PC

    This tutorial will show you how to attach more than one joystick to a single PC and use both of them when playing games. This is useful because one can convert your extra joystick to work as a rudder control, or throttle, or many other things – so it’s basically a cheap workaround if you can’t get proper rudder pedals!

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  • Interactive Entertainment – Vintage Video Reviews

    Rare piece of gaming history here! Interactive Entertainment was a magazine published exclusively on CD, containing video and text reviews, previews and unofficial hint guides for various 90s PC games. If you have any interest in games from that period then you must give this a look!

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  • From Hell – Brutal Doom Review

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    From Hell – Brutal Doom Review

    Just when you thought that chaingun was light enough to drop and do something productive, you get something as insanely bloody and addictive and over-the-top as “Brutal Doom”, a mod seemingly ripped straight out of the lower bastions of Hell and programmed by Satan himself.

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  • Graphics vs Gameplay

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Graphics vs Gameplay

    There seem to be two types of gamers out there: those that vigorously deny that graphics are important in a game, as long as gameplay is up to code, and those who go crazy over bump maps, real-time shadows and particle effects in even the most pathetic excuses for interactive entertainment.

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  • The History of Early Copy Protection

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    The History of Early Copy Protection

    Remember the ‘good old days’? You know, when 1 MHz CPUs and 64KB RAM load-outs set the limits of technology? Or when bizarre code wheels, plastic dongles, and weird color-coded password schemes abounded, all in the name of preventing losses through software piracy?

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  • How to Run DOS Games in DosBox

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    How to Run DOS Games in DosBox

    More Dos games will be featured on this site in the coming months, and it’s only fair that I write up some clear tips on how to play these on modern computers. DosBox is everyone’s favorite MSDOS emulator, and learning how to use it takes but a few minutes.

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  • How to Mount CD Images in DosBox

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    How to Mount CD Images in DosBox

    Here we’ll learn how to use DosBox to mount MSDOS game CDs and actually install and play the game. We’ll assume you already have a game disc image (.ISO, .BIN, .NRG, etc.) on your hard drive, and you know how to mount those disc using programs like Power ISO, Deamon Tools, Alcohol 120%, etc. 1. […]

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  • How to Stop Skipping Sound / Music in DosBox

    Some DosBox users have reported sound and music skipping / stuttering in Dos games. If you, like me, are one of the unlucky ones to experience this annoyance when playing Dos games, then I recommend you read the following solution:

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