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Thanks to all who offered thoughts on the multiprocessor gaming question I asked yesterday. The confirmation that SMP support is pretty much non-existent for most all games is borne out by the results I have from reworking my game machine. The ongoing beauty of Win98 as a gaming OS also gets a vote of confidence here, as the single-processor Win98 machine is running rings around the multiprocessor Win2k machine, in spite of more theoretical horsepower in the Win2K box.

Now if I could only get games to run under MS-DOS 6.22, I'd really be getting somewhere.

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2. Win98 as a Gaming OS Jul 30, 2003, 10:41 Tigger
 
I used Win98 for years and even took my gaming machine to Quakecon with Win98 on it, but eventually caved and picked up a copy of WinXP Home. I did notice a slight drop in performance due to the 'heavier' OS, but in terms of stability (I had serious IRQ conflicts with Win98), I prefer WinXP.

Of course, I still have my old gaming machine running Win98 for those games that don't work under WinXP, but thats another story entirely.

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