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Reply 32461 of 34294, by appiah4

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A UK seller was selling a bunch ofRage 128 Pro SDR 32MB PCI cards not long ago so I grabbed one, it only recently arrived at my door. It would be great for Socket 7 K6-2 builds. The only PCI card that I need/want now is a Savage4.

(I can't post the photo because the new site has issues with images that contain the word RAGE in the name, apparently..)

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Reply 32462 of 34294, by RacoonRider

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 09:35:

(I can't post the photo because the new site has issues with images that contain the word RAGE in the name, apparently..)

If only ther was a way to rename files!

Reply 32463 of 34294, by appiah4

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RacoonRider wrote on 2020-02-12, 10:58:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 09:35:

(I can't post the photo because the new site has issues with images that contain the word RAGE in the name, apparently..)

If only ther was a way to rename files!

Interestingly enough, I can't even attach it to the post as an image despite renaming the file.. The board keeps throwing the following error when I submit:

Some attachments are no longer available. Please check and re-attach any missing files.

EDIT: Apparently the issue got fixed?

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Reply 32464 of 34294, by konc

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 11:24:

Interestingly enough, I can't even attach it to the post as an image despite renaming the file.. The board keeps throwing the following error when I submit:

Some attachments are no longer available. Please check and re-attach any missing files.

I got the same message, for no apparent reason I couldn't attach a photo with a simple name like abc.jpg. I posted the message and then edited the post and it worked.

Reply 32465 of 34294, by appiah4

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konc wrote on 2020-02-12, 12:11:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 11:24:

Interestingly enough, I can't even attach it to the post as an image despite renaming the file.. The board keeps throwing the following error when I submit:

Some attachments are no longer available. Please check and re-attach any missing files.

I got the same message, for no apparent reason I couldn't attach a photo with a simple name like abc.jpg. I posted the message and then edited the post and it worked.

Interestingly enough I also managed to edit my post above and link to the hosted image..

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Reply 32466 of 34294, by Slashzero

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RacoonRider wrote on 2020-02-12, 10:58:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 09:35:

(I can't post the photo because the new site has issues with images that contain the word RAGE in the name, apparently..)

If only ther was a way to rename files!

Also if you mention BSOD. If you look In the “help with cpu-z“ thread, I was trying to post a BSOD image I got when trying to start CPU-Z. The forum was blocking my image stating that basically “meme (reaction images) were not permitted in these forums.” I somehow got it to eventually accept the screen cap though it was a bit strange to see that error. There must be some auto-mod logic that searches posts for key words? But I specifically got the error only when I uploaded the image and tried to submit the post. I was just trying to help the developer out with a screen cap of the error, not posting a BSOD meme. 😜

Reply 32467 of 34294, by gex85

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-12, 09:35:

The only PCI card that I need/want now is a Savage4.

Me too. Some time around the year 2000 I had a secondary system, based on the AOpen AP5S and a Pentium 200 non-MMX (still have the board and CPU in storage). The graphics card used to be some sort of S3 Virge and I wanted to throw in something more powerful. So I got the Diamond Viper V550 PCI (TNT), only to find that the system wouldn't POST. So I returned the Viper and got a Creative S3 Savage4, CT6850, which worked well, but was quite a bit behind the TNT performance-wise.

Unfortunately I don't have the Savage4 any more, probably it was scrapped together with a box of other stuff some time between 2006 and 2010, a few years before I really got into retro computing.
Now I am looking for decently priced CT6850 just because of the nostalgia, but they show up rarely and are usually priced at >50€, which I find is too expensive for a card that I wouldn't use on a regular basis. Guess I'll just wait 😄

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Reply 32468 of 34294, by imi

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some random stuff ^^

MA5ASOUND Avance Logic ALS100 and a WD MFM ESDI controller (finally with cables ^^)

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Aztech Sound Galaxy NX PRO 16 and a very intriguing EIZO AA41 (CAD accelerator?) card

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and this very nice Videologic (Genoa?) GrafixStar 500 S3 Vision868 VLB card :3

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Reply 32471 of 34294, by imi

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Predator99 wrote on 2020-02-12, 19:54:

Very nice, Imi 😉

Do you have drivers for that EIZO card?

You should double check the MFM controller if its really MFM/RLL and not ESDI before connecting a drive to it...

thanks for the heads up, it looks like this is indeed a ESDI controller ^^ good eye

unfortunately I do not have any drivers for the EIZO card, and I didn't find a lot of info about it in general, but I did get the perfect card to go along with it eventually a while ago ^^

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blurks wrote on 2020-02-12, 19:54:

Genoa box doesn't belong to the video card (no connection/affiliation between Genoa and VideoLogic). There is a picture of the original box some several hundred pages ago.

yeah, I figured as much... but the funny thing is that I only found this listing because I was specifically looking for Genoa cards x3

Reply 32472 of 34294, by RacoonRider

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imi wrote on 2020-02-12, 20:15:

yeah, I figured as much... but the funny thing is that I only found this listing because I was specifically looking for Genoa cards x3

Sounds like a reason for refund 😀 Just kidding, I know you are better than that.

Reply 32473 of 34294, by derSammler

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Got (another) box of RAM today - mainly PS/2 and PC100 SDRAM. Really need to get something up and running to test the 300+ RAM modules I have now.

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http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 32474 of 34294, by dr.ido

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imi wrote on 2020-02-12, 17:46:

... a very intriguing EIZO AA41 (CAD accelerator?) card
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Interesting - It doesn't look like a typical TIGA card. The piggy back ISA connector is likely for an optional EGA or VGA card - This card probably doesn't do any standard PC modes or DOS text modes.

Reply 32475 of 34294, by derSammler

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imi wrote on 2020-02-12, 20:15:

unfortunately I do not have any drivers for the EIZO card, and I didn't find a lot of info about it in general, but I did get the perfect card to go along with it eventually a while ago ^^

I've got Win3.1 drivers for Spectragraphics cards. Can't attach anything here, however.

dr.ido wrote on 2020-02-13, 10:03:

Interesting - It doesn't look like a typical TIGA card. The piggy back ISA connector is likely for an optional EGA or VGA card - This card probably doesn't do any standard PC modes or DOS text modes.

Why do you even think this is a TIGA card? I'm pretty sure it's a VGA card supporting the DGIS api, because that's what Spectragraphics was known for.

http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 32476 of 34294, by wiretap

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IBM 6181682 Floppy Controller ($9):
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Floppy Cable for controller above ($5):
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Cirrus Logic GD5428 VLB ($12):
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Siig Suntouch K101 XT/AT Switchable White Alps Keyboard ($29):
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Reply 32477 of 34294, by imi

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derSammler wrote on 2020-02-13, 10:20:
I've got Win3.1 drivers for Spectragraphics cards. Can't attach anything here, however. […]
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imi wrote on 2020-02-12, 20:15:

unfortunately I do not have any drivers for the EIZO card, and I didn't find a lot of info about it in general, but I did get the perfect card to go along with it eventually a while ago ^^

I've got Win3.1 drivers for Spectragraphics cards. Can't attach anything here, however.

dr.ido wrote on 2020-02-13, 10:03:

Interesting - It doesn't look like a typical TIGA card. The piggy back ISA connector is likely for an optional EGA or VGA card - This card probably doesn't do any standard PC modes or DOS text modes.

Why do you even think this is a TIGA card? I'm pretty sure it's a VGA card supporting the DGIS api, because that's what Spectragraphics was known for.

that'd be awesome, thank you, maybe could upload them somewhere.

I think the card can just interface through the normal feature connector too.

it'd be interesting to know which software supports it too... I think I have an old acad R12 somewhere.

RacoonRider wrote on 2020-02-13, 05:04:
imi wrote on 2020-02-12, 20:15:

yeah, I figured as much... but the funny thing is that I only found this listing because I was specifically looking for Genoa cards x3

Sounds like a reason for refund 😀 Just kidding, I know you are better than that.

well, I'm not complaining ^^

Reply 32478 of 34294, by derSammler

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This time it apparently worked. 😀

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Reply 32479 of 34294, by Xicor

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I present to you my latest acquisition, the ultimately pointless Ageia PhysX. Don't really know why, but I'm attracted to this type of acceleration cards.

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Now, where shall I put this thing ? P4 or C2D ?

Probably I may go with a 680i +C2D and a 7800gtx that I have laying around. what do you think ? Is it even worth the hassle ?

PS: Having the "Reaction image posts are off-topic on VOGONS." problem ... does anyone has it too ? Or am I doing something wrong ?

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