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Development PC(s) and Network - Introduction

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This section of the website is for those with an interest in computers (both workstations and servers), networking, hardware and software. Here you can find out what systems I develop my routes on, and what components I've chosen for good performance in openBVE, BVE Trainsim or other applications. Apart from my first ever PC, I've assembled all my computer systems myself, as usually a much better computer that's suited to my needs can be built this way. You can also find out what software I use, what hardware I've developed my routes on, both currently and in the past, as well as see what kinds of add-ons I've been able to produce thanks to each new generation of hardware.

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The Intel Pentium (P54C) 100MHz System (1996 - 1998)

Prior to starting out with BVE and the Pentium II system, my previous computer was comprised of an Intel Pentium 100MHz (P54C) CPU, 16MB RAM, and Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM PCI / Orchid Righteous3D (3dfx Voodoo I) graphics card combination using VGA pass-through; the addition of the latter Voodoo card seemed amazing at the time, especially playing flight sims such as the original DOS version of EF2000.


The system in use:

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Intel Pentium 100 MHz [P54C core, 66Mhz FSB, AT form factor]
Likely MSI [SiS Chipset, Socket 5/7]
16MB (4x 4MB SIMMs)
Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM PCI
Orchid Righteous3D (3dfx Voodoo I)
Sound Blaster Pro 16 Clone [ISA]
Internal Storage:
Various: 341MB - 1.2GB Seagate drives
Optical Storage:
2x Matsushita-Kotobuki/Panasonic CD-ROM
Packard Bell 14" CRT @ 1024x768
Generic keyboard and mouse
CH Virtual Pilot Pro
TV Card:
Hauppauge WinTV CinemaPro [ISA]
Generic ATX Case (Tower)
Power Supply:
Generic 250W AT PSU
Operating System(s):
Windows 3.11 For Workgroups (MS-DOS 6.22)
Windows 95 (MS-DOS 7.0)

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Content last updated: 10th April 2019