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  1. #11
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    Re: How does this happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdsurfer View Post
    The point of my reply: I have always wanted to resurrect a couple old 32 bit machines just for this purpose. One of the things the eduke32 port does not do is support multiplayer Dukematch, in which you play either against each other or in co-op mode. We used to have so much fun with it. A couple old computers and network cards and you can run the native DN3D in multiplayer mode.
    32bit apps work on 64bit OS. they just need 32 bit libraries installed. i hope they at least keep the ability to add them. most older games and some new ones need them.
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    Re: How does this happen?

    Just run the older OS inside a virtual machine. No need for the old hardware anymore, not really. DOSBOX is pretty good too.
    I have experimented with VM's, DOSBOX, and Wine. The networking, which is the whole point of co-op/deathmatch, is a nightmare I never sorted out. Then there is the challenge of convincing someone who has access to Steam and all the uber cool FPS games out there to even play.

    32bit apps work on 64bit OS. they just need 32 bit libraries installed. i hope they at least keep the ability to add them. most older games and some new ones need them.
    The goal in this theoretical situation was to go with native Windows. Probably never happen anyway, life has a way of prioritizing stuff.

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    Re: How does this happen?

    To run ZFS on my Pentium 4 backup server, I had to install 32-bits FreeBSD 12.1 and since 1 year it receives weekly my desktop backup on its 1.2 TB storage (2 x IDE; 3.5" and 2 x SATA-1; 2.5").
    So the magic is:
    Linux to BSD
    64-bits to 32-bits
    2019 AMD to 2003 Intel
    nvme to IDE
    The only two common elements are Ethernet and ZFS
    Last edited by lammert-nijhof; August 6th, 2020 at 05:09 AM.

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    Re: How does this happen?

    yes, but the question was why would someone install it on a new machine. hmm...
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    Re: How does this happen?

    I don't do this personally, but could one possible reason be to utilize software for a particular task that was originally written as 32-bit, was never ported to 64-bit, and is not available as 64-bit? I believe I can can think of one example, the original Myst game for Windows 95. I'm pretty sure we could come up with some others, too. How about Word Perfect? I had some family genealogy text files written in Word Perfect that are as applicable today as when they were written. The translators for Word Perfect to Word or Libre Office are no longer available, I believe.
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    Re: How does this happen?

    i still have 32-bit OS on my 4 old ASUS netbooks. i don't use 'em anymore. but i wouldn't even try to put a 64-bit OS on one, at least not intentionally. i did once when i accidentally picked up the wrong memory stick.
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