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Reply 35620 of 36691, by Stiletto

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Artex wrote on 2020-08-22, 22:14:
Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 cards... WITH FANS. […]
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Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 cards... WITH FANS.

125Mhz (i.e. GREEN) version of the Quantum3D Obsidian2 200SBi...

Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 24MB PCI...

Creative CT6200 (3D Blaster VLB) 2MB (*****SEALED*****)...

Ugh! Much jealousy over here.

FWIW furan is reverse engineering Creative CGL drivers and learning about the 3D Blaster VLB in another thread here at VOGONS. I am fairly confident any firmware has been dumped and the included discs imaged and the PCBs scanned/photographed in high resolution, but in case they haven't... not that I think you'd break the seal in that situation, but... FYI. 😉

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Reply 35621 of 36691, by darry

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Artex wrote on 2020-08-23, 01:13:
liqmat wrote on 2020-08-23, 00:19:
Artex wrote on 2020-08-22, 23:18:

Thanks guys! The sealed 3D blaster was found by a son who's father owned a computer shop in the 90s. He just literally found it cleaning up a bunch of stuff in boxes...

Seeing Creative 3D cards like this still gets my blood boiled. I went into a Babbage's back in 2000 and picked up a Creative 3D Annihilator Pro and when I got home there was a TNT2 inside. I had to call Babbage's corporate number to complain as I knew they would not believe me at the local store I purchased it from. They were cool about it and let me get a refund and took the loss. It proved what I had heard though. Babbage's most definitely reshrinkwrapped their returns and sold them as new (or at least my local store did). So some kid bought it, switched it out with his TNT2 and then returned it. Of course the the employees didn't even check the contents of the box.

Oh man.. Babbage's brings back memories (nostalgia) for sure. I had some good experiences there but some very similar bad ones. Didn't help that a bunch of high-school kids ran the front desk and handled returns. But a TNT2 vs Geforce256 DDR - how disappointing! That was probably world-crushing back then.

Never had something like that happen to me, but I've heard and read enough stories that I check every high ticket tech item before leaving the store . I specifically also check whether serial numbers match between the box (when applicable), item and receipt.

Reply 35623 of 36691, by imi

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I like quirky input devices... so I had to get this one ^^

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and this chonky boi :3
it's fascinating how robust joysticks where built back then, well CH ones especially even though they're still mostly just plastic.
but compared to my modern joysticks that are already falling apart after a few years this is just quality.

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Reply 35624 of 36691, by Artex

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Stiletto wrote on 2020-08-23, 03:07:

FWIW furan is reverse engineering Creative CGL drivers and learning about the 3D Blaster VLB in another thread here at VOGONS. I am fairly confident any firmware has been dumped and the included discs imaged and the PCBs scanned/photographed in high resolution, but in case they haven't... not that I think you'd break the seal in that situation, but... FYI. 😉

I do have a second, New-Open-Box card with all the fixings so let me know if there is anything still needed!

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Reply 35625 of 36691, by Artex

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badmojo wrote on 2020-08-23, 09:27:

Epic as always Artex! I love the 3D blaster story, this is the stuff dreams are made of 🐱‍🏍

Thank you sir! Agreed - I love the backstories on these items and I think that adds to the 'story' of each piece!

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Reply 35626 of 36691, by NyLan

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Back from vacations in France where I found a small shop and bought these lovely stuff 😀

Sealed Windows 98SE

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Geforce Fx5500

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FastTrak S150 TX4

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PCI soundCard CT4810 ( took from computer in next post )

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Slot1 P3 500 ( took from computer in next post )

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Reply 35627 of 36691, by PcBytes

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Got myself a 3D Blaster Anihilator 2 32MB - Geforce 2 GTS for $1.21.

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Had to bend the I/O bracket back and replace the long ago dead HSF.

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Reply 35628 of 36691, by NyLan

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- Following previous post -

Matsonic MS7112C (P3 Hybrid Motherboard with both Slot1 and Socket 370)

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Geforce 2 GTS 64MB

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Elsa erazor III TNT2

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Aztec ISA Sound Card ( AZT2320 )

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Labway LWHA151A00 Soundcard (Yamaha YMF719E-S OPL3-SAx) - Took from a warranty-sealed computer, seems it's been plugged back in day and never unplugged until today 😀

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Reply 35629 of 36691, by NautilusComputer

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yawetaG wrote on 2020-08-21, 05:35:
NautilusComputer wrote on 2020-08-20, 20:14:

This was given to me after old computers came up in conversation - so it's not exactly 'found' but not 'bought' either.

I love that sliding motherboard tray that comes out with all of the cards still in place! Looks like something from a SF movie... 😁

I'll try and get more pics when I get it more cleaned up. I'm probably going to merge it with the PIII 500 I have - take the better motherboard, the PIII CPU and its Voodoo3 2000, this case, etc.

Reply 35630 of 36691, by devius

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Artex wrote on 2020-08-22, 22:14:

A Creative CT6200 (3D Blaster VLB) 2MB (*****SEALED*****) (1995)

Oh wow! I remember drooling over the adverts for this card back in 1995 for a few months before realizing that even if my parents would agree to buy me one (they wouldn't) I wouldn't be able to do anything with it since my PC had no VLB slots.

Reply 35631 of 36691, by HanJammer

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imi wrote on 2020-08-20, 19:19:

I didn't even know there was a Tseng ET2000 x3 ... I mean it only makes sense, but still.

Yeah, there was.

ET1000 was Tseng's UltraPAK integrated into single chip,
ET2000 was EGA (with additional 640x480 mode),
ET3000 was VGA with some SVGA modes

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Reply 35632 of 36691, by Artex

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devius wrote on 2020-08-24, 08:37:
Artex wrote on 2020-08-22, 22:14:

A Creative CT6200 (3D Blaster VLB) 2MB (*****SEALED*****) (1995)

Oh wow! I remember drooling over the adverts for this card back in 1995 for a few months before realizing that even if my parents would agree to buy me one (they wouldn't) I wouldn't be able to do anything with it since my PC had no VLB slots.

YES! And then as motherboards changed over from VLB to PCI, the expenditure for this card and really sub-optimal performance across the board (fill rate, audio/midi capabilities) really didn't sit too well with those buyers that DID take the plunge on such an expensive item.

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Reply 35633 of 36691, by Horun

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Just because it was there: bought a working Samsung 914V monitor today for $5 at my local cheap store. Only has VGA input but has all the old IBM/Mac modes built-in as well as the VESA modes, and is a 1280x1024@75Hz model....have not fully tested it yet but as long as it works on a 486 will be happy 😀
Once cleaned and tested might post a picture....

Ok cleaned up and generally in OK condition except a few minor scratches on the screen in one upper left area, is a .29 pixel so not the sharpest. Tested thru a GTX960 using DVI-VGA adapter. Good enough and no dead pixels. Think I got my $4.99 worth considering it will be used on 486 for DOS and Win at no more than 800x600, 🤣

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Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 35634 of 36691, by SilverHawk

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Voodoo3 3500tv was delivered this weekend. Put it through the paces and appears to work. Need to figure out a better cooling solution before it gets any long term use. Will post pics later.

Reply 35636 of 36691, by Miphee

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Got 4x BEETLE /M-II plus, at least they won't take up too much space!
Also got this 775 board to replace my current board that has no PCI , only supports 8 GB RAM and only has 2 SATA ports, I neglected to check the power connector though so it needs some conversion.

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Reply 35637 of 36691, by Dimitris1980

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I bought an audio switch from Ebay in order to connect all my midi devices. My audio mixer has 3 channels. One channel is for the sound blaster, one is for the Macintosh computer system sound and the Roland Sound Canvas SC88 (it is connected through the Macman Midi interface at the sound in port of the Mac) and one is for the audio switch. The switch has 4 positions and i have connected the Roland MT32, Roland CM64, Roland Sound Canvas SC55 and Yamaha MU50.

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Reply 35638 of 36691, by canthearu

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Woot

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Finally a 2 meg 64-bit VLB accelerator card for my 486 😀

Now just have to wait 2 months for postage!

Reply 35639 of 36691, by pentiumspeed

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And you need to short two pins on each connector USB and audio, front panel connectors, for HP motherboard as these boards detects this as disconnected will give you a error on each boot up and press F1 to proceed, yes including the power and LEDs front panel.

I can explain if you wanted to know more.

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