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    Default New "2D" FPS from 3D Realms, Ion Maiden

    There's a new sprite-based FPS running on the classic Build engine. It's made by 3-D Realms, and its name is Ion Maiden.



    Steam {Linux, Windows} ($20): http://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Maiden/
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    Will it run on a classic Win98 PC?

    That's one place consoles have an advantage... new games for old hardware. I doubt anyone these days will intentionally program a DOS or Win9x game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    Will it run on a classic Win98 PC?
    Looks like it uses a modified version of the engine to run on modern operating systems.

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    I doubt anyone these days will intentionally program a DOS or Win9x game.
    http://www.doshaven.eu/


    At least for DOS there's Dosbox.
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    Thanks for that DOS Haven link, jb143!

    As for Windows, I have had much success running old 16-bit and 32-bit Windows programs using WINE. It's not 100% for all things, but every year it gets closer and faster!

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    (Keep in mind I was talking about playing a new-ish game on retro hardware, not old games on new hardware)

    Hopefully when virtual machines get better (and more user-friendly) that'll launch a sort of Win9x revival. Even some DOS games I preferred to play in 9x since DOS won't recognize my microsoft sidewinder (yes, its one of the older gameport ones, not a USB one).

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    How does that video relate to the FPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond Dantes View Post
    (Keep in mind I was talking about playing a new-ish game on retro hardware, not old games on new hardware)
    The link I posted was for new DOS games.
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