It’s not necessary to build a separate computer to run all of your old applications. I’ve always been a DOS nut and try to get it working wherever I can. My laptop is currently setup to quad-boot MSDOS 7.1, win95c, win98se, and winXP.
~True DOS mode fully supports both midi and wav through SoundBlaster and mpu401 emulation, as well as cd-rom and full joystick support (even MS Sidewinder 3D). Max available conventional memory under the current emm386 settings is 658kb.
~win95c and 98se supports full directx acceleration, joystick support, and full midi and wave playback.
I’ve always had a desire to write a tutorial for this kind of customization online, but I’ve never taken the time to do it. Would any of you find this useful?