Project time lords of the ghe,
Ever want to play good old games (pre-2003, DOS, System Shock 2, etc.) but your system refuses to run it properly/natively (>NT/XP, 64bit, multicore, etc.)? Then here's a quick and relatively cheap (and more importantly relatively painless) way of getting good old [b]Win98SE[/b] up and running (Boss Mode).
[b]Step 1[/b], Buy a Thinkpad T42 (has fast processor, decent GPU, pretty cheap on fleabay)
[b]Step 2[/b], Download and burn drivers from [url=http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/]lenovo support website[/url]
[b]Step 3[/b], Download and burn Win98SE Unattended Boot CD [url=http://www.mdgx.com/ubcd/list.php](Link)[/url] [url=http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/98369-driver-packs-for-windows-959898seme/](Source)[/url]
[b]Step 4[/b], Install Win98SE Unattended Boot CD (great thing about this is that USB functions installing this way, reduces burning more CD's for iso images)
[b]Step 5[/b], Install ATi driver, Soundmax driver and Intel Ethernet driver downloaded from [url=http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/]lenovo support[/url]
[b]Step 6[/b], Download and install i855PM chipset INF driver from Intel website
These are great [b]all in one[/b] machines for booting up DOS games etc. You get the build quality of a thinkpad, thinkpad driver support, games that dont gimp out on you (System Shock 2, Age of Empires 2), great specs (32MB ATi, 1.7GHz CPU etc.) and a version of Win98SE fully patched up.
[i]Haven't played it yet, heard great things about SS2, looking forward to it :)[/i]
[i]There are some drivers that gimp out, but this was designed for XP, last Thinkpad to support Win98SE (all the core components work, dont care about wireless and bluetooth)[/i]
[i]USB support! (usually a headache)[/i]
[i]The legendary System Shock 2 (supposed to be a shit scary game)[/i]