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Welcome to thandor.net, my website with:

  • information, pictures and benchmarks of my hardware collection
  • information about our local LAN party called 'LinteLAN'
  • some articles about various computer related subjects
Attack of the PETSCII Robots

David Murray silently released Attack of the PETSCII Robots on January 13th! It is available for download immediately for the Commodore PET, VIC and C64. Did the 8-bit guy succeed in another great release? > Read more

Upgrading the Amiga 500: TF534

Need more oomph in your trusty old Amiga? Can't decide? Neither did I but eventually I bought the Terrible Fire 534 for a boost and CF-convenience. Here is a little story of my experiences. > Read more

Doom SIGIL. Finally here!

Forget everything you thought you need and get yourself a copy of SIGIL! That is, if you're a Doom fanatic! > Read more

Bloxinies II

The successor of Bloxinies with new levels, new enemies, a level editor and (single computer) multiplayer! This time in 256 VGA mode, but still playable on 8MHz 8088's. > Read more

Multiplayer IPX for DOS: Elephant Herding

An old concept, a new game. This game can be played with two players on one PC, or with two players over an IPX-network. Gear up and get your XT and 286 ready in order to herd some elephants! > Read more

Playing DOS oldies: Jackpot

I couldn't find any reference to the DOS-game Jackpot on the Internet, so I decided to write about it and provide a download link. Jackpot is a Dutch-made text-based gambling game from 1991. > Read more

Wolfenstein 3D Part 2 : Rise of the Triad

Rise of the Triad started out as an add-on to Wolfenstein 3D. The first beta version was based on the Wolfenstein 3D engine and in the final version of Rise of the Triad (with it's own engine) you can clearly see the roots of the Wolfenstein 3D engine.

This is a modification of Wolfenstein 3D which has been inspired by the original RoTT spec. > Read more

Programming in Turbo Pascal 7: Bloxinies

Years ago I wanted to program a game called Bloxinies. Not much thought was put into the game. One of the requirements was to use the DOS-based smiley, however. This idea was the basis of a game. I wanted to keep it simple so it's programmed for DOS, uses CGA graphics and runs fine on an 4,77MHz 8088. > Read more

Playing DOS oldies: Prospector

In the past I liked little games like Alley Cat, Hard Hat, Star Goose, Prospector and such. These games are small and can fit on a diskette including operating system, utilities and an ANSI-driven batch menu. In the search for more information about Prospector I didn't anyone playing Prospector ... time to change that. > Read more


You can find millions of Boulderdash clones on the web, old and new ones. In the past I used to play this version of Megaboulder which has been made by Richard Schabath. > Read more

Super Show IV for MS-DOS

Super Show IV MultiMedia Presentation Authoring Software; DOS software from 1993 to create presentations/shows using graphics, music, sound effects and fonts. Something from the past I used to fiddle around with. > Read more

Reporting Services Scripter

Migrating SQL Reporting Services to a new server can be an intensive job in case you have to download and import all the reports manually. A quick Google search set's you on track for the Reporting Services Scripter (RSScripter.zip) but the file can't be found anywhere. Try here! > Read more

Death Rally Doomfrost savegame

I've noticed many people searching for Death Rally related things. This made me think about the marvelous Doomfrost savegame someone created. In this article you can download the Doomfrost savegame for Death Rally. > Read more

Commander Keen multiplayer

Yes! It's out there, a proper working version of Commander Keen which does multiplayer. Made for DOS with original graphics and feeling. > Read more

Benchmarking using Wolfenstein 3D

Old software to benchmark old hardware sounds plausible, right? For my 286 and 386 based systems I don't have much real-life benchmarks which got me to the point to grab the source code of Wolfenstein 3D. Let's try outputting FPS! > Read more

Creating Doom Creations

The old DOS-game 'Doom' has been around since 1993. Millions of people played it and millions of custom maps have been made. Last year I also made two creation I would like to share. > Read more

Death Rally savegame modification

Ever wanted to change the game of Death Rally? Farmer Ted in a Deliverator or Duke Nukem driving a Dervish? It's possible with a few modifications using a hex-editor. > Read more

Is my AGP 2x/4x card 3,3V or 1,5V?

Does your AGP board has an AGP Universal (with 2 notches) connector but it doesn't work in AGP4x boards? Or just want to check for safety to see if it's a real AGP 4x board or not? This little howto will show you how to check it using a multimeter- or your eye. > Read more

Windows Vista stuck on 'Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 - 0% completed'?

Trying to install service pack 1 and got stuck with this message? Well, I did and found a solution! > Read more

Overclocking: The basics

20 years ago it was cool to overclock an 8MHz XT up to 10MHz using a soldering iron to swap an oscillator crystal. Today it's a simple as using your arrow keys or mouse to change some numbers and get a few 100MHz extra. Is it? It is, as long as you know what you are doing. This howto will help you understand the basics of overclocking your processor. > Read more

3DMark06 easter egg

We all know that Futuremark like cows. In 3DMark2001, 3DMark03 and 3DMark05 there are hidden cows. Well, what about 3DMark06? Yes, an easter egg too! > Read more

How-to: Compatibility of socket 775 for Intel systems

The latest models of the Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium 4 use the LGA775 (also known as socket T) socket. The dual-core version of the Intel Pentium 4; the Intel Pentium D also fits into the same socket. To make things worse: Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Quad processors fit too!

All this can be confusing when upgrading or buying a new system. This article will explore the LGA775 socket and it’s possibilities.

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thandor.net Rev2 online!

A new version of thandor.net! > Read more