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 +====== Stub: Guides and Tutorials ======
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 +I will be writing documentation on how to work with old PC hardware, and upgrading retro computing devices. Some guides have several parts.
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 +===== Upcoming topics =====
 +
 +==== Retro Computing Hardware ====
 +=== Hardware ===
 +  * [[Guides:​Virtual Modem|How to turn your Raspberry Pi into a Modem]] ​
 +  * Installing an ISA card. 
 +  * Configuring a PnP Sound Blaster AWE32.
 +  * Upgrading IDE hard drives of old computers and considerations on hard disk size limits. ​
 +    * Getting past BIOS hard drive size limitations (512MB/​2.1GB/​8.4GB limitations)
 +  * Upgrading SIMM RAM.
 +  * Upgrading IDE hard drive'​s to SSD's. SD or Compact Flash. BIOS size limit considerations.
 +  * Installing Intel OverDrive to a 486 computer with an upgrade socket.
 +
 +=== Software ===
 +== MS-DOS articles ==
 +  * How to emulate CD drives on DOS machines.
 +    * Making a CD image load up automatically every time you run a game
 +    * Case example: Command & Conquer GDI and NOD discs
 +  * How to install Voyetra Sequencer and make music
 +    * Setting up Voyetra Sequencer to work with SoundBlaster AWE 32.
 +    * Setting up Voyetra Sequencer to control (or be controlled by) MPU-401 compatible MIDI devices.
 +    * Common key commands
 +  * Taking use of maximum amount of hard disk storage space on MS-DOS.
 +    * Dual CF card readers
 +    * Hard drive overlays for BIOSes that do not support hard disks >512 MB
 +  * Using Roland MT-32 emulation on SoundBlaster AWE 32 (real mode games only)
 +  * Using General MIDI emulation on SoundBlaster AWE 32 (real mode games only)
 +  * How to copy large files that do not fit on a floppy disk
 +    * Copying files from a modern computer to a DOS computer
 +    * Copying files from a DOS computer to another DOS computer
 +  * How to copy files over a serial cable using the MS-DOS built-in INTERLNK and INTERSVR utilities
 +  * How to create and restory floppy disk images on an MS-DOS computer
 +
 +== Windows 3.1 articles ==
 +  * How to emulate a modem and connect to The Internet using Windows 3.1
 +== Windows 9x articles ==
 +  * How to emulate CD drives on Windows 9x machines
 +    * Making a CD image load up automatically every time you run a game
 +  * How to emulate a modem and connect to The Internet using Windows 95, 98 or Me
guides/stub.txt · Last modified: 2018-09-23 03:33 by omolini