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  1. Apologize to rloew, I probably misread that old post of yours. But even it if was an older motherboard, the procedures would have been pretty much the same. They can apply to any modern motherboard. So putting bare-bones 98SE on any modern PC is easy. The drivers and patches are what's more important, and those must be decided on individual bases.
  2. My board works with 98SE. It's not news, rloew uses his Z170 motherboards with 98SE as well. Currently it's running off the integrated Intel HD 610 GPU from the Pentium G4560 with the VBEMP generic driver. It's good for what it's worth, consideting it's limitations. I use a USB keyboard and mouse. The Ethernet card, as I've wrote in my previous posts, works flawlessly with the 2008 98SE driver from Realtek's website, the screenshot shows that clearly. No Audio, but buying a cheap Chinese USB Audio Card should work. I'm planning on getting a 7900 GTO. (same as 7900 GTX but with lower memory clocks, the PCB and cooler are identical) I also must consider on getting a normal HDD, (a 1TB Toshiba should be fine, with the partition limited), because now, I'm running 98SE from my SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB flashdrive (plugged into a USB 2.0 port). I use the Rufus utility to create a MS-DOS bootable stick (can't do it on Win10, I had to use the free virtual machines MS provides), then I copy the Win98 folder from the 98SE CD onto it (and remove fluff from USB stick that Rufus creates except for IO.SYS and COMMAND.COM, obviously). Then I boot from it, run "setup /is /ie /iv /iq /im /nr /p i" and let the first part complete. (it completes with no errors) Then I copy the Vcache patch by Xeno to SYSTEM/VMM32, and the HIMEMX.EXE file to root. I put HIMEMX.EXE into CONFIG.SYS with the /MAX parameter in bytes (I've used 512MB, but 1GB should work too). Those two things make it so that I don't have to modify SYSTEM.INI to get to the second part of the install. Then I finish the second part (it might freeze, but a restart fixes that). After it boots. I've installed the VBEMP driver, and the LAN driver, also copied the latest portable version of AIDA64 to showcase the PC specs. And that's pretty much it. This is the only method I've tried that works...and I've tried A LOT! Of course the USB drive works entirely in 16-bit DOS compatibility mode (Windows complains a lot in system properties), so any file operations hang the system for a good while. It is REALLY annoying! And of course, I've turned Legacy USB, CSM, XHCI Hand-Off, PS/2 Emulator all ON. So as you can see, it's not perfect, but with a few purchases, I might have the world's fastest 98SE build with the best 3DMark scores, we shall see...Maybe I won't have to buy the SATA or NVIDIA patch at all. I know there's no Legacy SATA option in the UEFI. So maybe the SATA patch will be a necessity...or I develop one on my own This is my only PC, normally it runs Win10 on a 240GB SSD. (will back to Win7, since Win10 is getting on my nerves more and more with every day). I obviously won't install 98SE on it, I could in theory do a multi boot with Win7/Win98SE once I get the 1TB HDD, but I would have to switch the GPUs for every OS. (I'm getting a GTX 1050 Ti), and that takes (albeit not much) time... Also, almost all of the 1TB space would be wasted.
  3. NDIS2 is a DOS driver, but using the OEMSETUP.INF provided, it installs alongside the Unknown card in Device Manager as a separate entity, using the Add New Hardware wizard. Note how there's this selection: Windows 98 (95?) was meant to work with older DOS network drivers in mind. When using an NDIS driver, only the second option is available. As I've said in another topic, I've used it successfully, though performance was mediocre. As for the .sys driver for my motherboard, the .sys works flawlessly. Pretty neat for a 2016 motherboard, so I can't help you all with NDIS2 driver, as I don't need it.
  4. I've successfully used an NDIS2 driver with the ASUS X75VB laptop. It has an Atheros AR8161 chip. Funny that, now I can't find the NDIS2 driver any more, it seems to be gone forever. I've also tried to use an NDIS2 driver on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop with a Realtek Fast Ethernet chip. It didn't work. All it did was hang the system, after rebooting again, the ASD.EXE utility disabled the driver. When you enable it, it hangs the system and the circle continues. I'll also try the NDIS2 driver on my ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 motherboard, alongside the normal .sys driver.
  5. What's the 8111E device ID? My ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 Motherboard has this device id which is present in the 2008 last 98SE .sys driver from Realtek: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&REV_02 I've yet to test it.
  6. I don't think if 128bit versions are available in low-profile variant...
  7. "If you want to create a display driver for Windows 98/Me, you can use the WDK documentation that released with Windows Vista. You can obtain the WDK for Windows Vista RTM from the Microsoft Connect website." I've managed to get a hold of one. But there is not documentation for 9x! Lying bastards! Guess it's time for 98 and 2000 DDK's to take a look at.
  8. Well, I apologize, I've edited my post. Still, no drivers for 1600 and 1800 exists for 98SE, period.
  9. I mean PCIe 1x, not 16x. If there is a PCie 1x device with 98SE drivers, I will change my post, I apologize.
  10. Sadly, Hauppauge also claims this WinTV-HVR-1600 supports only XP and above :/
  11. This device is too new for 98SE. Best bet is to find an older TV Tuner that has 98SE drivers available, there are a couple of them from Hauppauge.
  12. I ran UT99 on VBEMP under 98SE using software renderer, but that was on a different PC (a nForce 550 chipset MoBo, with Socket AM2, and AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+) I used a GeForce GT 220, and a HD 5670 DDR3 cards, both of them ran it. The performance was good due to the CPU being good. But for 3D games without software renderer, you're out of luck. DirectDraw games maybe would work(?) Haven't tested them yet.
  13. Many people tried 8 series on 98SE, all of them failed. ALL! I don't need to do tests, they have already been done, google them. Unified Shaders are a fundamental architecture change that sticks with us to this day. Drivers have to be rewritten to support them to even get to the desktop. There must be a reason NVIDIA gave up on 98SE support after the 7xxx series, I think it's this one. If you want to run low end games that do not use Direct3D, Glide or OpenGL at all, rather depending on DirectDraw and software rendering (if possible), VBEMP is all you have. I ran UT99 on VBEMP using software renderer under 98SE. 98SE cannot use multi-GPU chip cards. They will only use one of them. 7950GX2 has two GPU chips. A single one of them is equivalent to a 7950GT. And a 7950GT is slower than the 7900GTX. Therefore 7950GX2 is slower than 7900GTX. Look here:!/round/osibs_s2rb Could you try the Radeon X1xxx series? They do not have Unified Shaders, but don't have 98SE drivers, not many people tried them under 98SE, could be interesting.
  14. 7900GTX is a better choice.
  15. Seeing as no development has been made in over three years, I don't think we will see anything new from him. Too bad really, VBEMP makes 98SE on modern GPUs usable. Flawlessly working at 1080p on my H110 motherboard with the Pentium G4560 and Intel HD 610, with all VBEMP limitations considered.