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Hi all!

I started a brand new YouTube channel which is https://www.youtube.com/user/philscomputerlab

Some of you also know about my website which is http://www.philscomputerlab.com

I learnt a lot from my past videos and want to redo a lot of them with better quality and more polish. A lot of my first videos use DOSBox, my new videos will all feature proper retro hardware 😀

Time is my biggest enemy. I have so many projects planned but so little time. Still, I usually manage to do at least a video every week, if not way more.

If the admins don't mind I would like to use this thread to keep people updated about new videos, website updates and so on.

To kick things off here are my first redone videos. Videos featuring Roland MIDI modules will all have a little video in the corner showing the LCD display (if supported).

Space Quest Intro with PC speaker: http://youtu.be/3aqTcG2gRuQ

Space Quest 2 Intro with PC speaker: http://youtu.be/AHoZr89bfWA

Space Quest 3 Intro with Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/JUF8XxSKRA8

Space Quest 5 Intro with Roland SC-55: http://youtu.be/q9zlkv1uTUg

Last edited by PhilsComputerLab on 2014-09-30, 09:21. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 2 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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keropi wrote:

great job Phil!
are you also abandoning your old username here?

Yes! Starting fresh across all platforms 😀 I leave everything "alive" for a while to avoid dead links / missing images and so forth. It will take me a while to get all my subscribers back but it is what it is.

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Reply 3 of 767, by leileilol

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Why not get an admin to rename it? It's a piece of cake to rename members on phpBB, makes me wonder why some forums don't want to do this as if it were overly hard.

by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x

Reply 4 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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leileilol wrote:

Why not get an admin to rename it? It's a piece of cake to rename members on phpBB, makes me wonder why some forums don't want to do this as if it were overly hard.

Good idea 😀 I shall ask.

And here is another project:

GLQuake 3dfx Voodoo shootout: http://youtu.be/G3aM2jmK29U

In this video am showing you my benchmark results of all my 3dfx Voodoo cards in the game GLQuake accross all resolutions.

Cards used are:

- Voodoo
- Voodoo 2
- Voodoo 2 SLI
- Velocity 100
- Voodoo 3 2000, 3000 and 3500 (all AGP)
- Voodoo 4 4500 AGP
- Voodoo 5 5500 AGP

System used is:

- Slot 1 AOpen AX6BC
- Pentium III 1.1 GHz
- 256 MB PC133 SDRAM CL2
- Windows 98SE
- DirectX 9

The older and slower cards have limited amount of memory and therefore do not support high resolutions.

Link to the 3dfx shootout page on my website: http://www.philscomputerlab.com/3dfx-voodoo-s … ut-project.html

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Reply 5 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Space Quest 4 CD Intro with Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/d8sJcjsHAMQ

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Reply 6 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Space Quest 4 CD Intro with Roland SC-55: http://youtu.be/3QABXOUrRhg

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Reply 7 of 767, by dr.zeissler

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NATIVE TANDY-Versions please 😀

CPU: PII 133-333 MOBO: SNI-D981 RAM: 512- FDD: Dualfloppy 3,5"HD/5,25"HD - 3,5"HD - 5,25"DD ISA-Catweasel HDD: 2x40GB - DVD
ISA(3): Audician32-S2Dreamblaster - GusACE PCI(3): Monster3D- Intel NW AGP(1): 3dfx V3-3000

Reply 8 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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dr.zeissler wrote:

NATIVE TANDY-Versions please 😀

Don't own one and really hard to get them in Australia. Plenty of Tandy owners on VOGONS however who could help out 😀

Quake 2 3dfx Voodoo shootout: http://youtu.be/dCuLEmEGI7g

In this video am showing you my benchmark results of all my 3dfx Voodoo cards in the game Quake 2 accross all resolutions.

Cards used are:

- Voodoo
- Voodoo 2
- Voodoo 2 SLI
- Velocity 100
- Voodoo 3 2000, 3000 and 3500 (all AGP)
- Voodoo 4 4500 AGP
- Voodoo 5 5500 AGP

System used is:

- Slot 1 AOpen AX6BC
- Pentium III 1.1 GHz
- 256 MB PC133 SDRAM CL2
- Windows 98SE
- DirectX 9

The older and slower cards have limited amount of memory and therefore do not support high resolutions.

Link to the 3dfx shootout page on my website: http://www.philscomputerlab.com/3dfx-voodoo-s … ut-project.html

Last edited by PhilsComputerLab on 2014-09-30, 09:25. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 9 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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http://youtu.be/18mSOofIyeM

In this video I will talk about cheap replacement coolers from eBay, which cost just $5 shipped. Using a Leadtek GeForce4 Ti 4600, which has quite loud dual fans, I will replace the stock cooler.

Last edited by PhilsComputerLab on 2014-09-30, 09:27. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 10 of 767, by Great Hierophant

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Phil,

As far as your PC speaker recordings are concerned, they sound rather muffled and a bit tinny at the higher notes. Were you recording by connecting the PC Speaker header to a sound card? I have found that method to be unsatisfactory. I made recordings of Space Quest - Opening Theme using my Tandy 1000 TX and its really easy to do and the result is much brighter.

PC Speaker :

https://soundcloud.com/great-hierophant/ghs-s … speaker/s-fzyKj

Tandy 3-Voice :

https://soundcloud.com/great-hierophant/space … dy-1000/s-I9hsR

http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/ - Nerdly Pleasures - My Retro Gaming, Computing & Tech Blog

Reply 11 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Yes I record it through a sound card. With the PC speaker the case, speaker and speaker position have a great effect on how it sounds.

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Reply 12 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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And here the floppy version of SQ4. The best version to just listen to the amazing sound of the Roland MT-32. Sierra used a lot of custom sounds as well.

http://youtu.be/rItrNl1O-2o

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Reply 13 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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In this video I will show you how to patch old Sierra AGI games such as Space Quest 1 and 2 with drivers for Sound Blaster and MIDI. This enabled 3 voice sound and a somewhat richer gaming experience.

Credit to Jeremy W. Hayes for the AGIVER program and Anders M Olsson for the AGISB and AGIMIDI program.

At the end of the video are a few recordings to compare.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/qneBKgV6k9g

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Reply 14 of 767, by kolano

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philscomputerlab wrote:
In this video I will show you how to patch old Sierra AGI games such as Space Quest 1 and 2 with drivers for Sound Blaster and M […]
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In this video I will show you how to patch old Sierra AGI games such as Space Quest 1 and 2 with drivers for Sound Blaster and MIDI. This enabled 3 voice sound and a somewhat richer gaming experience.

Credit to Jeremy W. Hayes for the AGIVER program and Anders M Olsson for the AGISB and AGIMIDI program.

At the end of the video are a few recordings to compare.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/qneBKgV6k9g

Thanks for posting this. It's too bad the midi sounds end up being used for in game sound effects too though, they always sound a bit off to me.

Eyecandy: Turn your computer into an expensive lava lamp.

Reply 15 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Here we have the floppy version of Space Quest 4, patched with the Sierra General MIDI patch and played on a Roland SC-55.

http://youtu.be/IBL5JR7eu1I

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Reply 17 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Re-done heaps of my old videos!

Monkey Island 2 Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/itjXIH7afDg

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/-3wywTErcyk

King's Quest 5 Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/VGW8JK50CRs

King's Quest 4 Roland MT-32: http://youtu.be/KYEwJRsIrMQ

King's Quest 3 PC Speaker: http://youtu.be/uFA6S-nbqOg

King's Quest 2 PC Speaker: http://youtu.be/UFqFyLb1gps

King's Quest PC Speaker: http://youtu.be/N6nJPc96Esk

And a 17 video playlist of a DOSBox tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5T8bm … 8ru2OCAyzCk8Gkx

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Reply 18 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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Moved all the Wing Commander Roland MT-32 sound track videos to my new channel and website: http://www.philscomputerlab.com/wing-commander-series.html

And another 3dfx Voodoo shootout video, this time with Forsaken!

http://youtu.be/DeL0WUv4RX0

Cards used are:

- Voodoo
- Voodoo 2
- Voodoo 2 SLI
- Velocity 100
- Voodoo 3 2000, 3000 and 3500 (all AGP)
- Voodoo 4 4500 AGP
- Voodoo 5 5500 AGP

System used is:

- Slot 1 AOpen AX6BC
- Pentium III 1.1 GHz
- 256 MB PC133 SDRAM CL2
- Windows 98SE
- DirectX 9

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Reply 19 of 767, by PhilsComputerLab

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My first video in a planned series of Roland vs Yamaha General Video face offs 🤣

Doom: http://youtu.be/tT_dUpSYwZU

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