Saturday, June 27, 2015

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

There is many old games that do not work on modern hardware and operative-system. I made a step by step Guide many year ago how to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 now I post it at the blog. I know some may say that Oracle VM VirtualBox is better but believe me I have test all and i must say Microsoft Virtual PC is much better.

With Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 you can install old Windows98 operating system on modern hardware and OS. This is very useful to run some old games and programs if you can not run them on modern Pc. Virtual PC It will emulate a Pentium III Cpu and S3 Trio32/64 GraficCard and Soundblaster 16 soundcard. This provides you with the flexibility to use different operating systems on one physical computer.

Step by step guide for Microsoft Virtual PC and installing Windows 98 by 3dartpol
What is needed first is that you have this 2 things:
- Windows98 Install Disc CD. (or a cd iso image)
- Windows98 Start Disk Floppy (or image can be found at

1) Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 program from

2) Install it then click on "New Virtual Machine Wizard" select the first option "create a virtual machine"Select name and where to save it. Then Select the system that you are going to emulate in this case Windows98

3) Then you get to memory select adjusting ram select 512 MB ram. You can probably use 256-512 MB ram or less.
4) Then click on a new virtual hard-drive
Then you can choose where to save it and how big it can be. Some GB will be good for your virtual hard-drive.

5) If you have windows98 CD put it in the cdrom drive letter D:
then click on CD and then use psychial drive D:
** Also you can mount a ISO image too.

Note! If you want to install an early OS like W98 which does not boot from
CD/DVD, you will need to use a floppy boot disk to start the vm. If you
don't have a floppy disk drive on your host machine you can download a
virtual boot floppy image and drag it on to the floppy drive icon

6) Insert Win98 floppy start disk in drive A:
Star the Vitual Pc and the floppy loads and select option 1 to load Cdrom driver support

7) At the Dos promt A: type: FDISK
to create a dos primiry partion and after it's done do not forget to format it!
at the Dos promp type: FORMAT C:
8) At the dos prompt you need to switch to cdrom drive, type and enter: D:
then type: INSTALL To start the Win98 install program

9) Just follow the instruction to install win98 when done after that the computer will reboot.

That was all...
Some tips for full screen press "Alt GR + Enter "and the same to run it in window mode if you want to move your mouse outside the emulation window press "Alt GR "

This is Windows 98 desktop Pic this is how it looks when you are done all correct.
Other info and hints:
- More info about also Hardware virtualization see Wiki all recent Intel processors support VT
- If you need Win98 bootdisk files or info about AllBootDisks visit
- If you have problem to run old Dos games you can try DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
- WindowsXP Virtual PC mod for Windows7 do not support hardware acceleration it can only run programs and not games.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DirectX 12 feature level support AMD vs Nvidia

As i wrote in previous post not all graphic cards will have full support for DirectX 12 and it turn out I was right. A new review at explains in detail DirectX 12 feature level support. AMD does support DirectX 12, but not completely (but neither does Nvidia with the previous-gen products). 
  •  Nvidia Graphic cards only GeForce 900 Series (Maxwell 2.0) have full Feature Level DirectX 12_1 support.
  • Amd Graphic cards from Radeon R9 285 & 290 and Radeon R9 380 & 390 (X) all have DirectX 12, feature level 12_0 support,

"With Windows 10 just around the corner there has been a lot of talk about DirectX 12 support for the AMD refresh graphics cards. DX12 is going to be a massive improvement for PC gaming. The low DX API overhead is going to work wonders in terms of CPU utilization and increased numbers of objects in a 3D scene thanks to that low overhead. AMD does support DirectX 12, but not completely (but neither does Nvidia with the previous-gen products). The current generation GCN based GPUs don’t offer full DirectX 12 support, they are limited to Feature Level 11_1 & 12_0 while the competition with Maxwell have full Feature Level 12_1 support."
More info read at

GeForce 900 Series (Maxwell 2.0) have full Feature Level DirectX 12_1 support

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

E3 2015 Summary

Highlights summary of E3 2015 I've picked up most important and interesting stuff only.

AMD Radeon 300-series
Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R7 370 and Radeon R7 360 have been officially revealed at the PXGaming Show, Read more here

AMD Radeon Fury
Radeon R9 Fury X2, Radeon R9 Fury X (Water Cooled), Radeon R9 Nano (Air Cooled), Radeon R9 Fury (Air Cooled) , Read more here

Xbox One backward compatibility
Microsoft has stunned its E3 conference audience by announcing native backwards Xbox 360 game compatibility on Xbox One. Read more at here

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller New
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Announced coming soon oct 2015 read more info here

Xbox One Wireless Adapter USB
Xbox One Wireless Adapter Announced for PC more info read here

And some interesting upcoming games:

American Truck Simulator  
- PC Gamer magazine will show a bit of American Truck Simulator game to the public at E3
Also official American Truck Simulator website is updated:

For Honor
- A 3rd person multiplayer melee style 4v4 fighter, For Honor will let you pick from Knights, Vikings, or Samurai.

The Crew: Wild Run
- Is a new expansion coming to Ubisoft's Crew racing title. The new DLC module will feature monster trucks, motorcycles as well as drift cars. It will be available for download on November, 17.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Is open world. Players can engage in the entire game solo or team up with up to three friends in co-op

Mad Max
- Eye of the Storm E3 2015 trailer was shown
Mad Max will be released in September for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One if not delayed again.

Need for Speed
Need for Speed by EA and Ghost Games will take place in a “nocturnal open world of urban car culture” will be released on November 3rd for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West
Not from E3 just rumors - Leaks from rockstar former employ - just leaks from an anonymous source that may or may not be telling the truth. Also Rockstar is working on a nextgen game for Xbone & Ps4 what game it is no one knows and no official statment yet!

Killer Instinct
Is under work for Windows 10
"Spencer revealed that Microsoft Studios is both developing new properties for and bringing existing blockbuster franchises to Windows 10. Phil confirmed that Xbox One fighting title Killer Instinct is also in development for Windows 10."

Monday, June 1, 2015

Convoy Mack plastic Model Kit

Here is some model kit for the good old Mack-R RS700L truck based on Convoy film Mack truck. I don't know where to buy this as new but you may find some used at ebay. The Ertl Company is an American toy company In the late 1970s began to make the Model Kits.

1. The first one is Convoy Rubber Duck Mack Truck model kit made for Ertl Company all part are attachable this one is best.
Convoy Rubber Duck Mack Truck model kit

2. The second one is made by a manufacture in Hong Kong for Ertl Company this one the shape of the truck and trailer is not correct. Video clip see here

Convoy Truck model kit Hongkong

3. The third one is Model Kit Mack DM 600 made for Ertl Company looks very good quality and shape is correct done.
Model Kit Mack DM 600

For those that did not know:
"There were a total of 5 Mack's used to represent RD's truck throughout the Convoy movie. RS786LST and MACK RS700L trucks. The 1977 was the one most commonly seen in the movie, but there were 2 1972's used as well as a glider mock up and a cut-away used for close up scenes."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kung Fury by LaserUnicorns

Kung Fury

The short film Kung Fury is finally released today it's around 30 min. The film is now available for free! It's very well made, it try to look like the good old days 80s.  Kung Fury is a visually spectacular action comedy that has its foundation in 80s cop movies. The American actor David Hasselhoff  has participated in this short film too.  Website - Also behind the scene many photos can be found here
LaserUnicorns - YouTube
DavidHasselhoffVEVO - YouTube 

Kung Fury Poster art pic Link
David Hasselhoff "True Survivor" Single Cover art pic Link

Aslo "Kung Fury Street Rage" game is on Steam now

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Upcoming graphic cards DX12

For those that want buy new DirectX 12 graphic cards i have some news.
Right now only Nvidia 900 series cards support DirectX 12 and soon AMD Radeon new cards will be coming. For those that want to upgrade it is a good time to wait because New Dx12 graphic cards will be realsed:
  •     Nvidia's Pascal GPU is coming (TBA 2016) more info nvidia blog
  •     AMD Radeon 300-serien is coming (TBA summer 2015) wiki
  •     AMD Radeon Fiji Fury is coming (TBA 2015)

    GTA5 FPS test 1080P
    GTAV 1080p

    GTA5 FPS test 4K
    GTAV 4K

    The best Gaming monitors right now are:
    • AOC G2460PG (144Hz, TN, G-sync)
    • Asus MG279Q 144 Hz IPS-panel
    • Asus PG279Q (144Hz, IPS, 1440p, G-sync)
    • Asus PG27AQ (60Hz, support 4k, IPS, G-sync)
    • Acer 27 XB270HU - Gaming IPS, 144HZ, G-Sync
    • Dell P2415Q (Supports 4K) 24-Inch
    • Dell UltraSharp U2715H (IPS, 1440p) 27-Inch
    • Eizo Foris FG2421-BK - 240HZ, MVA
    • Eizo Foris FS2434 - IPS
    • LG 24GM77 24-Inch 144Hz TN Gaming Monitor
    • LG 27MU67 (Supports 4K and AMD Freesync) IPS
    • Philips Brilliance 242G5DJEB - 144Hz TN

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    World of Trucks first newsletter #1 by Scs

    I have received the first World of Trucks newsletter #1!
    Anyone can get Scs Software newsletter by marking a check box in World of Trucks website in profile page. It contains developer diary and some depth about what went into Scandinavia development, as well as touch other projects that are currently in various stages. If you did not received newsletter you can find it at Scs Software forum there they store all future newsletters.

    For American Truck Simulator fans:
    They will start showing you a lot more about American Truck Simulator, it's in early alpha version. They was busy to finish ets2 Scandinavia and they will show more info about ATS later.

    "Most people in the company are currently occupied with putting finishing touches to Scandinavia and working on ATS, they haven't forgotten about this project! A small team have been working on building and implementing coaches on top of their technology during the past two years. They have been building the vehicles, chasing licences, and exploring technical aspects of adapting the ETS2 world - the gameplay aim is to have the focus on multi-stop routes that would be quite different from standard delivery jobs currently available in ETS2.    
    What is the vision for the project? For a short while, they have been toying with the idea of building it into a standalone game. But in the end they have realized that they do not have enough focus to do a full-scale production of all-new original content. With inevitable extensive reuse of material from Euro Truck Simulator 2, it is more fair to think about coaches as appearing in the form of a DLC, benefitting from the constant updates to the base ETS2 game and sharing the same ever-growing game world as the playfield for passenger as well as cargo transportation."
    Here is some screenshots of Coach Sim:
    Coach Sim

    Coach Sim