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April 1, 2002 5:28:30 PM

I just found a working copy of MechWarrior 1. (The origional by activision). And I want to play it on my pc, but when I get into game mode, the characters move at light speed.

I was thinking that If I could underclock my Athlon 800 to a 486 speed (in DOS), it would make the game playable.

If anyone has any suggestions on how I can get to play this game I would appreciate the tips. Thanks!

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April 2, 2002 12:15:16 AM

Uh, which Athlon do you have? A, B, or C?

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April 2, 2002 1:02:57 AM

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April 2, 2002 1:06:26 AM

Unless you have a goldfinger device, or special athlon overclocking (or underclocking) devices, you are stuck to lowering the FSB. I wouldn't mess around with it too much, you would throw off the entire computer WAY too much if you lowered it. If you could lower the muliplier manually, either via jumpers or dipswitches, you could set the multiplier as low as 100Mhz (100FSB times 1 for multiplier). That would be terribly slow however =/ I had mechwarrior a while ago, and it worked fine on my computer. I think you just need to switch the settins somehow =/ Oldie, but goodie :) 

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April 2, 2002 10:58:50 AM

I dont remember what it was called or where it was but there are a few DOS programs that take care of just that problem. I remember some space shooter games I used to play on a 386 that were imposible to play on my pentium 90 but that software worked for me. BTW your problem is the same reason computers had those old turbo switches several years ago.
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April 2, 2002 3:09:42 PM

Yes, basing the speed of the process on the cycles of the CPU instead of real-time, who could have been so sloppy.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
April 2, 2002 5:41:29 PM

I know warcraftII was the same way.
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April 2, 2002 7:02:24 PM

I has Tetris.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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