Beautiful motherboard! Congratulations. But lack of ISA is a crime
It's... It's beautiful, I have simply no words for that.. To be honest, I'd kill to have a motherboard like that!
Thank you both! I tested yesterday, and it is working fine. It needs some cleaning, but I'll have to be careful with it. I'm not sure if I want to put it in a build or just keep it on Display. I'm leaning towards the latter. I don't want it to die on me. 😵
Canopus is Japanese high-end stuff. Rare in the day as you paid through the teeth for the privilege. That hasn't changed 😉
Yeah. I've been slowly replacing my VGA collection with Canopus models, both S3 and Nvidia, PCI & whatever connector it is that the Sharp PCs used up there. I've also been doing some driver patches and translating all their software into English in a very sporadic intervals. I can't read Japanese in the slightest, but with online tools + a bit of thinking about what the buttons do, it's easy enough to figure out. It'll make a nice package release when it's done, especially since some of their earlier drivers threw a hissy fit when installing on non-Japanese OSes.
Speaking of which, I'm eyeing a couple more to buy from the earlier S3 models. A ViRGE and another Vision864.
On topic: I've got some stuff in the mail that's MIDI related but it won't be coming until Tuesday due to the Easter long weekend. A whole bunch of Roland SC-55/SC-88/MT-32 (and misc others) alongside some Yamaha MU & TG model books and manuals. Traded them with someone for some spare VGA cards I did not need. Win-win in my eyes!
I'll also likely have a nice set of beige Yamaha PC speakers coming too. My current Pentium I audio setup is planned and built around an amp & big bookshelf speakers, but I'm planning on swapping those over to my CRT TV for console & movie use, and going with nice beige speakers and sub for the PC.