Unfortunately, drwhojoe, DirectX 9.0a (which you need to run pSX) won't install on Windows 95. The last version of DirectX that Windows 95 can support is DirectX 8.0a.
Edit: yes, I've got an old copy of Windows 95 - a _legal_ one - that I'm thinking of resurrecting at some point. In fact, I've even got an old copy of Windows 3.1 knocking about - on floppies! Just under 10MB!
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2007 13:31:39 GMT -5 by patrickp
Post by Gamesoul Master on Jan 23, 2007 13:59:12 GMT -5
Umm... patrickp... I think I already said that... lol. Even more funny because you *just* corrected psicomaniaco on doing the same thing... XD.
I have 3.1 sitting around too... I actually have every version of Windows since 3.1 sitting around, except WinME... I actually broke that disc into many pieces and burned it in a bonfire. It makes me start to gag just *thinking* about WinME...
It's rather amusing to go through testing and such to see if pSX works on an OS that, if somebody has it installed, odds are pretty good that pSX would run at about 15 fps even with frameskipping on... lol.
Me neither. Windows 95 is not known for its USB support. It's quite possible drwhojoe may not be able to get his joypad working.
drwhojoe: best thing is to go to your joypad manufacturer's site and look for drivers for it. It's _very_ unlikely that they'll offer Windows 95 drivers, but they may offer Windows 98 ones - you could try those, although there's no guarantee that they'll work.
You'll probably be better off looking around for an older serial pad (I use a Gravis Gamepad Pro - the white one - on my Windows 98 box). That means you won't get analog sticks, rumble or force feedback, but these wouldn't be any use in games that you'd run a Windows 95 box for anyway.
In fact, one of the reasons I use a serial pad on my Windows 98 box is so that it will work in DOS games - which are one of the main reasons I run that box, and certainly one of the main reasons you'd run a Windows 95 box.
Actually, most modern cards don't seem to be recognised by many older DOS applications. I put a Rage Fury Pro in my Windows 98 box because Radeons, even an old Radeon 7200 I have, suffer from this problem.
I've never really understood people who want to run older OSs on state of the art boxes - I've always found that the older Windows OSs, at least, run much better on machines they're contemporary with.