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5 hours isn't bad, but we all know with x86 it'd be 2-3 hours. :lol: And at a minimum cost of $600 for the unit.'es87' said:you would be extremely lucky if battery life was only cut in half with the same processing power
I get a kick out of you.'PoisonedV' said:
welcome to the world of power-efficient computing. it revolves around well-thought-out, efficient risc designs and architectures, and software built deliberately for those. you will not find many x86s running legacy windows code here.'Material Defender' said:On another note entirely: do you guys really go ~10 hours of solid usage without access to a wall outlet or car cigarette lighter?
'darkblu' said:welcome to the world of power-efficient computing. it revolves around well-thought-out, efficient risc designs and architectures, and software built deliberately for those. you will not find many x86s running legacy windows code here.'Material Defender' said:On another note entirely: do you guys really go ~10 hours of solid usage without access to a wall outlet or car cigarette lighter?
material defender has obviously never left the confines of his room, his car, or his local airport.
hes obviously never been backpacking. he clearly hasnt been in an older model of car with incomparable cigarette lighters. hes probably never been in a foreign country with no adapter. maybe hes never gone camping.
i think we should all go easier on material defender. He's clearly led a very unfullfilling life.
Try Lincity, or Micropolis. If neither of those float your boat, SimCity 2K was a DOS game (later ported to Mac and Windows) and may run under DosBox. Sim Tower was a low requirement Win3.1 game, so should probably have little difficulty running under DosBox, but we'll have to see.Sim series, especially Sim City 2000 and Sim Tower
Check out GemRB.Neverwinter Nights
Baldur's gate / Icewind Dale series
I don't know about Fallout 2, but I do recall someone working on a Fallout 1 clone at some point in time. I can't remember who.Fallout 1 and 2
See if FreeCiv interests you.Civilization 2
Ok, now I know you've done absolutely no research if you're worried about playing either of these.The Curse of / Escape from Monkey Island
Why battle.net edition?Warcraft (battle.net edition, which is Windows only)
Lode Runner Returns is a Win3.1 game, and from the specs may be able to run well under DosBox. We'll have to wait and see. Lode Runner Online, released a year later, was fully updated to 32bit so you're probably in a spot there.Lode Runner Returns / Lode Runner Online (MUCH better than the console versions I've played)
I think that about wraps it up. I can't find direct open source replacements for these, but I'm not actually looking all that hard. With some self investigation, you may turn up some.Diablo 2
Thief: The Dark Project
System Shock 2
Alien vs. Predator 2
Wolf3D, Hexen, Doom, Duke3D, Blood, Might and Magic 1-5. Of course, none of these require Windows (or wine) but are awesome all the same.Most of these run quite well in Wine. Are there any other great classics I'm neglecting here?
My definition of retro involves anything that can be run in DosBox under 6000 cycles. Gotta be at least 15 years old. I am an old manNES / SNES / Genesis are great and all, but surely I can't be the only fan of retro PC gaming
To me, retro is... low colour. It has a distinct, simplistic style.'WizardStan' said:My definition of retro involves anything that can be run in DosBox under 6000 cycles. Gotta be at least 15 years old. I am an old man
I wish I knew whether or not Loki kept to their word and returned the port codebase to Raven- and if so, if they kept it lying about. If that was the case, all one would have to do is sweet-talk them into allowing a publisher to re-spin it for the handheld space on OMAP3...#1 GameMaster said:-Heretic II
No kidding, PoisonedV... Some people are calling the stuff we're talking to in this thread "retro". I'd call it "old-school", but to me retro's more akin to the stuff you'll see with the stella emu than that. And I'm here for that, the old-school stuff, and to see just how much modern indie stuff I can encourage and contribute to on the Pandora.PoisonedV said:to me retro is a word that doesnt apply to what people use it 95 percent of the time
'Material Defender' said:I think it's good for the devs to know how many fans of retro PC gaming we have around here.
Oh my god, are you serious? Pandora was born out of a retro gaming community that has existed for years. You know, the one we're in now. Have you looked at some of the forums outside the Pandora section? GP32? GP2X? Wiz? You might want to check the archives for all the work that has gone into old school PC games in this community. DOSBox, interpreters, ports, static recompilations, clones, shall I list them all?
Sorry for the rant, but that quote did my head in.
Material Defender said:Quick list of older PC games I would love to be able to have available in my pocket:
Warcraft (battle.net edition, which is Windows only)
The Curse of / Escape from Monkey Island
On the Blizzard titles, yeah, I'd love to have those playable on the Pandora, but without real battle.net support I wouldn't be interested. COMI is (if I remember correctly) supported in ScummVM already, and the LucasArts 3D adventures will hopefully, given time, be made playable in Residual.
As for an x86 CPU in a handheld, no frelling way. Too much battery drain, too much heat generation. ARM is the way to go atm.