So, today was a pretty magical day. One of the Moscow's largest PC collectors hosted a meetup in Yandex's headquarters, so I've decided to attend. There was also a small museum of Soviet computers and various PCs and other machines, so I played around with everything I could get my hands on. Feeling inspired, I've decided to get a big haul of computers that was not far from my home. This is what I've got:
So, it's a Compaq Presario 460 and Compaq Prolinea Net 1/33S. They are 486 all-in-ones, pretty limited, but I love these machines. Used to have a 425, but sold it and now I feel that I need them once again. I haven't tested them yet, they are still drying after the initial wash-up (they've been kept in a very dirty basement).
The most important thing is on the right, actually. It's a Mac Quadra 630 in pretty bad condition, and I grabbed it just because I could. I've never had a retro Mac, wasn't interested in them, and I've thought that I would swap this machine with someone. However, when I've opened it, I got a huge surprise:
It's a DOS-compatible Quadra. It has two CPUs, a 33 MHz Motorola without FPU for running Mac OS and a DX2-66 for running DOS. This is honestly the only kind of a retro Mac I've ever been interested in. I feel really lucky.
This machine actually has a Vibra chip with true OPL3, so DOS should have sound! I wonder if the Mac part has a separate sound chip. There are a couple of Mac games I'm actually interested to run, namely Super Wing Commander. Hope the 33 MHz CPU will be enough for that.
Soooo, guess I'll have to find an ADB mouse, a keyboard and a DB15 to VGA adapter, because I definitely want to play with this Mac.
Update: everything works!
I've also plugged a power supply in the Mac, heard the famous Mac startup chime and disks spinning, so I guess I can proceed with restoring this machine. This will probably be a long but interesting project.
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