Building the Ultimate 486 DOS Gaming Thin Client! #486buildoff
Today, I’ll be transforming a very boring looking 1990s thin-client into a small formfactor DOS gaming powerhouse! The Boundless Technologies Viewpoint TC325 isn’t an underpowered modern thin client but a true 486! It has a powerful AMD AM5x86-P75 CPU, great onboard video and even an ISA slot. It’s not all smooth sailing though and I have to navigate around several annoying roadblocks to unleash this machine’s full potential.
Don’t forget to check out the other great #486buildoff videos out there. There are already quite a few posted and I’m sure there will be more in the coming weeks. I will update this with a playlist if one is created but for now you can just search for the #486buildoff hastag in YouTube or on Twitter.
My 486 DOS gaming build series:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/Med-6Q9ROUI
Part 2: https://youtu.be/65X5DWPkAaA
Part 3: https://youtu.be/4oq8h5Jcejg
An interesting Vogons thread on Boundless Viewpoint TC systems:
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01:21 The Boundless Viewpoint TC 325
03:34 A Tour of the Internals
10:46 No Cache, No Battery!
13:01 Solving the Storage Problem
15:41 Solving the Power Problem
18:30 Solving the Sound Problem
20:32 A Quick BIOS Tour
22:06 An Unwelcome Feature
23:36 Performance Benchmarks
26:50 Bio Menace
28:01 Doom II
29:29 Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
32:51 Duke Nukem 3D
34:47 Final Words