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Re: Collecting rants

On a brighter note, the fact that we're all collecting old hardware (and physical games) that retains its residual value or even increases it over time, means that this hobby is actually a lot less costly than most! The day you're done with it, you sell your stuff and recoup the costs... let's not …

Re: Huh, I thought Gateway was dead...

in Milliways
Gateway is still dead. Acer bought the Gateway brand assets, but these machines aren't even made by Acer. They're manufactured by the same ODM as those abominably awful EVOO laptops . AFAIK, not even Acer branded stuff is manufactured by Acer . They apparently still to do design, but manufacturing …

Re: Could a Yamaha MU synth maybe be emulated?

in Milliways
Easy version: Use one of Yamaha's softsynths (since they too use XG). But yes, in theory it could be done up to a degree, except for some of the expansion boards. The expansion boards that use samples merely provide better quality samples. However, the DX, AN, SG, and VL boards include their own …

Re: My thought on integrated video chipsets

Why the focus on Intel? They were pretty late to the game. Integrated video for the PC started with the 1996-era SiS 5511+6202 chipset. Maybe "integrated" isn't quite the term, as it was still a discrete chip, but it shared system memory, which is the defining feature of integrated VGA. A year …

Re: Collecting rants

I'll just leave this here, take a look at the chipset logo. Yeah. So what am I looking at? Care to elaborate? What I see is a basic FS BTX board? The chipset logo is under the heatsink and the non-heatsinked chip reads only "Intel" with the rest of the text unreadable due to the quality of the pic …

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