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Incline Build a vintage PC for Grimoire?

Discussion in 'Golden Era Games' started by luj1, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. luj1 You're all shills

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    I have been toying with an idea recently. Imagine this. It is sunset and you are in your study as a hot summer day is closing to an end. Lava-colored sunrays are piercing through the window blinds, cigarette smoke swirling in the light. You fire up the olde CRT as i386 begins to hum, the sweet MIDI music plays and you dive into something like Grimoire.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Theldaran Arbiter

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    I think that the 90s won't come back.
     
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  3. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Nothing happens twice.

    But you propably can buy some old computer junk for 5$+transport costs and give it a go.

    But remember. You can't have your first sex second time.
     
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  4. Werdna's Revenge Cipher Patron

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    I think it would just make me want to play Wiz7 again.
     
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  5. Incendax Augur

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    Only if you film it as a noir indie movie, and mutter the words “The moment she ran into my life, I knew she’d be trouble.” Camera pans to i386 and a garter belt.
     
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  6. ProphetSword Arcane Developer

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    I think you should go for it. Let us know how that i386 handles Windows XP, which is a minimum requirement to play Grimoire. Should be quite exciting since XP requires a minimum Pentium 233, but I have faith in you. Dare to dream. When the machine starts smoking, it means you are on the right path and should keep going.
     
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  7. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    +M :M :dance: The 90s won't come back, but the 80s will never die. :dance: :M +M
     
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  8. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Grimoire is a modern game. Why would you want to build a vintage pc for it?
    But if you insist - just buy ThinkPad x200 or t400 (I hope 2008 is vintage enough for you zoomers) and install Arch Linux on them. Don't forget to Libreboot it.
    Grimoire works fine with Wine:
     
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  9. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    It's the truth.
     
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  10. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    good thing i'm a virgin :shredder:
     
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  11. The Old Kiwi Educated

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    I think an 80386 is way beyond retro. I do have a couple of K6 / P-II era PCs, though. Can you afford the shipping cost to get it / them delivered? I wanted to play Betrayal at Krondor or something that old, but never got the urge after those two oldies were ready. I probably have my notes somewhere with what the parts cost me . . .
     
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  12. JDR13 Prophet

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    I think you should quit smoking before it's too late. ;)
     
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