Here is a list of the games we have used on the Pc Card.
I have two Pc partitions (recently increased to 980mbs each) - one has Window's 95 on it and the smaller one has Windows of Workgroups but is mainly used for Dos gameplay. Also note this is using a 586x100 card with 32 Mbs Ram allocated, Pc Pro V3.06 but without Pro Sound. Games come on CD Rom and are being read on a 12 speed SCSI CD Rom drive. The harddiscs are also SCSI so this may well help with the speed a little.
|Civilization II (Microprose)||Windows,works better on Windows '95, sound works.|
|Command & Conquer (Westwood)||Dos version works but with no sound.|
|Discworld (Psygnosis)||DOS, works|
|Discworld II (Psygnosis)||DOS, works - juddery sound.|
|Fragile Allegiance (Gremlin)||Dos,works but no sound.|
|Klik & Play (Europress)||Windows,works -some problems with colour|
|Master of Orion II (Micro Prose)||DOS, works but poor video sections.|
|Star Command (GT Interactive)||Won't install has to be copied to the harddisc, works but no background music.|
|Star Control 3 (Warner Interactive)||DOS, works fine but slow on video sections.|
|Stars! (Empire)||Windows, works no problems.|
|Settlers II (Blue Byte)||Dos,works, problems with install, sound works.|
|Theme Park (Bullfrog)||DOS, works but no sound.|
|Theme Hospital (Bullfrog)||DOS, works but best in 'low res' mode.|
|Transport Tycoon (PowerPlus)||DOS, works but no sound.|
|Warcraft II (Blizzard Entertainment)||DOS, works and Level Editor works in Windows '95.|
|Worms (Ocean)||DOS, works|
|Cats (haven't got Dogs but should work as well) (Mindscape)||Windows, works with sound -need 256 colour screen|
Here are two lots of results I got using WinTune '95 on my system dated 29/07/97 and 27/09/97 on my larger Window's 95 partition.
I have an original 600 Risc PC ( the one with the added mini 16bit sound card ) which was first upgraded to an Arm 700. It has since beem upgraded further to a StrongArm running at 204 Mhz.
The system has a 2.1 Gig. SCSI harddrive, a double-speed SCSI CD Rom drive and 32+2 Mgs of Ram. I have a 586*100 uncached PC card with PC Pro and Windows '95.
I am using a 990Mb PC partition as Drive C and allocate 24Mg of Ram for the Card. The display for the card is set at 800 by 600 in 256 colours (Palette colours.) Suggested screen memory is 585Kb but I allocate all 2 Mb's although when these tests were run I kept to 1500 Kb.( For the first test I was using a SCSI I card by Castle Technology but by the second test this had beem upgraded to their SCSI II 'Storm' interface. )
|CPU type (reports)||CyrixDX (but is 586*100)|
|Clock rate||84 MHz|
|Resolution||800 by 600||Colo(u)r depth||8 bpp|
|Video speed||2.7 MP/s|
|C:\Cached speed||5.6 MB/s|
|C:\Uncached speed||1 MB/s|
|Installed RAM||24 MB|
|RAM Read avg.||50 MB/s|
|RAM Write avg.||11 MB/s|
|RAM Copy avg.||7.8 MB/s|
Same system ( as above ) tested with the ONLY change being an upgraded SCSI interface.
I am now using a Castle Technology 32/16 'Storm' interface.
One other point - I ran the Wintune '95 test three times and each time there were small variations in the results - which I have averaged out in the list below.
|CPU type (reports)||Cyrix486DX (but is IBM 586*100)|
|Clock rate||84 Mhz|
|RAM Read avg.||56MB/s|
|RAM Write avg.||11MB/s|
|RAM Copy avg.||8.7MB/s|
The faster throughput of the SCSI II showing on the 'uncached speed' hopefully will help speed up disc-intensive tasks.
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