I downloaded an archive of demos (limited by size programs, usually just displaying pretty graphics), but not many actually worked correctly. Some of them just displayed black screen, some didn't restore screen resolution to normal. I wonder how common that is.
So, if you can recommend some that work ok on your computer, please do.
Of course, it's possible to search Pouet. I'm kind of partial to 1k or 4k windows demos. Procedural generated images are really cool, imo. https://www.shadertoy.com/ Modern video cards are sufficient - better ones just take less time to generate images.
I don't use DOSBox, I use FreeDOS in a VM. (at least it runs with native code; some people have the misconception that all VMs emulate instructions, but that's only heavy weight ones like QEMU/Bochs not when running x86 code...)
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Yeah, there are many of those on pouet. Too lazy to download those, many of those most likely wouldn't work for me (my computer isn't the best). Could watch them on youtube, but what's the point.
What's the point?? A non-interactive demo on YouTube gives you the same experience.
Not always. For example one of my favorite old time demos, Second Reality, is quite hard to capture in its original glory. My point of reference is watching it on my old Pentium 1 machine with a classic CRT monitor (one that is able to seamlessly switch between modes, not with a "click" and a pause like later ones do). The demo did lots of tricks that relied on perfect synchronization with the beam, and this was with VGA's 70 Hz vertical refresh rate. Recently someone made a 60fps video with a recording of this demo, and it is near the original, but it still has some artifacts and I perceive it as a bit less "smooth". Well, maybe because 60 is not 70. So I'm glad I still have my old machine in a good shape so I can watch the demo there. Unfortunately my original CRT has broken and I'm left with a newer one which does that "click" thing that I hate, but perhaps the old one can still be fixed...
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