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'''Welcome to ''VOGONS Wiki''''', a reference site covering vintage computer hardware used for playing games that don't run correctly on modern computers.
  
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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Current goals:
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* Write about the details, advantages, disadvantages and quirks of useful old gaming hardware.
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* Write guides to help get old games running their best.
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* Populate the [[:Category:Lists of devices|Device Library]] with as many devices as possible!
  
== Getting started ==
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== Getting Started ==
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Note: Accounts require approval. Email michael @ dalegroup . net after you've submitted your request and he will approve asap.
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== Gaming Build Guides ==
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*[[Hardware guides]]
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*[[Software guides]]
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*[[Recommended Builds]]
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*[[Best of the Year Builds]]
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== Hardware Info ==
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The [[:Category:Lists of devices|Device Library]] is a new project designed to record as much information about vintage PC hardware as possible.  This includes high resolution photos, jumper settings, drivers and utilities, as well as tips for using each device to its fullest.
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[[Category:Lists of devices]]
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It uses Semantic Mediawiki to allow pages to be accessed like a database, so that [[Vogons Wiki:Running queries|queries can be run]] to find devices with certain characteristics, or to quickly compare a list of devices by displaying the desired characteristics in table form (for example, the [[Audio|list of sound cards]] shows which cards use the original Yamaha OPL FM synthesis method, and which cards use another almost-compatible alternative instead.)
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Contributions are encouraged, especially the addition of devices not already present.  The more devices are added, the better this resource will become!
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There is already a good deal of useful hardware information on this wiki in non-database form, and this will (hopefully) be progressively moved over to the Device Library:
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*[[CPUs]]
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*[[Graphics Cards]]
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*[[Sound Cards & Modules]]
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*[[Motherboards & Chipsets]]
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*[[Input Devices]]
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*[[Monitors]]
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== Game Setup Guides ==
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*[[General DOS articles]]
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*[[General Windows articles]]
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*[[Specific DOS game guides]]
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*[[Specific Windows game guides]]
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== User benchmarks ==
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*[[3dfx Benchmarks]]
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*[[Socket 7 benchmark results]]
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== [[Retrocomputing resources]] ==
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* [[Interesting_Vogons_Threads|List of interesting Vogons threads]]
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== Related sites ==
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* [http://vogons.zetafleet.com VOGONS Forum]
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* [http://www.vogonsdrivers.com VOGONS Vintage Driver Library]
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* [http://www.dosbox.com DOSBox]

Latest revision as of 08:39, 14 November 2017

Welcome to VOGONS Wiki, a reference site covering vintage computer hardware used for playing games that don't run correctly on modern computers.

Current goals:

  • Write about the details, advantages, disadvantages and quirks of useful old gaming hardware.
  • Write guides to help get old games running their best.
  • Populate the Device Library with as many devices as possible!

Getting Started

Note: Accounts require approval. Email michael @ dalegroup . net after you've submitted your request and he will approve asap.

Gaming Build Guides

Hardware Info

The Device Library is a new project designed to record as much information about vintage PC hardware as possible. This includes high resolution photos, jumper settings, drivers and utilities, as well as tips for using each device to its fullest.


It uses Semantic Mediawiki to allow pages to be accessed like a database, so that queries can be run to find devices with certain characteristics, or to quickly compare a list of devices by displaying the desired characteristics in table form (for example, the list of sound cards shows which cards use the original Yamaha OPL FM synthesis method, and which cards use another almost-compatible alternative instead.)

Contributions are encouraged, especially the addition of devices not already present. The more devices are added, the better this resource will become!

There is already a good deal of useful hardware information on this wiki in non-database form, and this will (hopefully) be progressively moved over to the Device Library:

Game Setup Guides

User benchmarks

Retrocomputing resources

Related sites