From a quick glance around it looks like there are still some people who enjoy MM1/MM2 hanging around...cool. I've always really liked these games, but haven't played either in years, so a few days ago I had my eyes on my spare old computer and thought I'd triple-boot Win98SE, Win2k and WinXP to have environments to run older software and games.
Specs on the computer:
AthlonXP 2500+ (I believe 1.8GHz)
1GB of RAM (Win98 barfed all over itself, needed a setting adjustment)
AGP Radeon 9250
3DFX Voodoo2 accelerator, although this was more for comparison's sake as the 9250's drivers actually do play alright with these games, so the V2 is disabled presently.
Also relevant: my copies of these games date back to my second-ever computer, a Pentium Pro box. They are just the game folders which had no-CD patches applied, and have been copied from hard drive to hard drive to CD to hard drive over the years. I do not have the original game media and the games are not "installed", just copied.
They both work fine except for one fault, common to both games: they will not save graphics settings on exit. MM1 in particular will give the "detect the presence of a hardware accelerator" prompt on every launch, and I have to go in to set the resolution each time I play. Is this an issue anyone else has seen with newer video hardware? Does anyone know which files in the game folder actually store these settings for next launch? I have ensured that all files in the game folder are not read-only. Controls and audio settings do save, it's pretty much just video settings (more than just resolution, everything in the video screen).
If there are people who do not see this issue on newer hardware whose game is "installed" correctly, I may just have to track down a disk image and do it that way.