Anatoly Shashkin of DOSNostalgic shared this awesome advertisement for System Commander. Although it shares no relation to the Wing Commander series, it still has a pretty cool name, and this ad includes a shout out to WC4. "Win 95 is cool, but sucks with DOS games!" is the warning at the top. While that may sound overblown today, there was quite a stretch of time in the late '90s and even early 2000s when DOS/Windows compatibility was a big problem. DOS games often required specific drivers and memory management that simply weren't compatible with Windows. Or in other cases, sometimes hardware that needed special software to run in Windows created further conflicts with games. So boot loader programs like this were one helpful way to maintain distinct DOS and Windows environments to keep your gaming going. Today we have programs like DOSBox to help that along, but in the long history of PC gaming, that's a relatively recent development! It's worth noting that WC4 eventually got a downloadable Win 95 Upgrade and boxed editions preloaded with the patch were eventually sold in stores as well.
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