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Re: 3DFx driver (logo)

I really don't understand. Why do we get those cards? To "go back to the past". Nostalgia, right? Even OP said that the logo is half the reason he got the card. Well, then is it so hard to make a "period correct" system? That includes both hardware and software. If you don't want that, there's …

Re: Collecting rants

I started collecting certain items about 2002 when I noticed a lot of older hardware I grew up with in the late 80's and early 90's was just going to garbage (pre-recycle electronics era here). More than 2/3 of my old stuff was picked up free or very cheap for about a dozen years. When upgrading …

Re: Collecting rants

There is a difference between a billionare and a guy with a good job and a 6 figure income. The latter is more common than you think and it's impossible to tell who's wealthy here and who isn't. Yes, there are quite a few who have a good job. Who's stopping you to get such a job? Another variable …

Re: Collecting rants

All hobbies are like this. Those with enough money get whatever they want. The good thing is that people with a lot of money will have expensive hobbies, like supercars, expensive watches, expensive art (paintings, etc). They don't compete with us for retro hardware, there might be very few …

Re: Collecting rants

Just wanted to say that there is a point where it's no more collecting/having a few spares/have a lot because you have a thing for some specific card. I mean having 50pcs of card x is none of these. Why not? If I collect only Voodoo3 3000 cards, for you it doesn't make sense to have more than 2-3, …

Re: Collecting rants

People started saying 3dfx cards are special collector's items so more people bought them even though they didn't need them at all. What? They didn't need them at all? Is there something that you collect that you also "need"? Of course they don't need them, maybe some of them kinda need them to …

Re: Collecting rants

Collectors are to blame for this (I am also a collector, so...). A while ago I spotted a Rage Fury MAXX listed for a decent price. I contacted the seller, I told him that I want the card. He said that another one contacted him before and he will send the card to him. I said ok, but if the other one …

Re: Collecting rants

ya I do not understand the SB Pro rage. An ESS 1688 sounds the same, has a IDE controller, not a proprietary and doesn't hiss or have bugs. I learned that a long time ago. Needless to say Id take a quality brand like BTC ESS 1688 Audio Drive with Proper jumper config and a IDE over any SB pro card …

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