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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-8-24 @ 06:05

I've also won a pair of Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner Force Feedback. Not for collection, but for immediate use.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Tetrium » 2010-9-04 @ 12:48

For a long while now it's been bugging me that I didn't own a single decent VLB graphics card so I went to look on Ebay and saw a 2MB Trio64 for sale.

In the end I won the bid and now, after a week or so, I received the package.
It was very sturdy packed and inside was the card wrapped in a very large antistatic bag.
"Strange he wrapped the bag around the card" I thought but nevermind, lets inspect the card. It looked fine except that one of those tarantulum capacitor thingies had 1 of it's legs disconnected and it looked damaged. "Shouldn't be too much of a problem, probably fixable" I was thinking to myself and decided to put the card into the very big antistatic bag.
"Huh? Why's the bag still heavy??" there was something else in it?
I could see a PCB and took it out.
"WTF theres another Trio64 VLB in it!!!" The guy send me 2 cards instead of one!!

2 for the price of 1 :D


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Davros » 2010-9-04 @ 12:56

Davros demands a review of thew thrustmaster
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2010-9-04 @ 13:45

Not really Retro stuff, but the purchase is related to my current Retro PC project!

2x Black Floppy drives (Hardly any shops sell floppy drives, let alone black ones!)
1x Samsung IDE DVDRW

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-9-05 @ 03:21

Davros wrote:Davros demands a review of thew thrustmaster

Unfortunately, KAN still experiences problems with it (ignore the first post), so the stick so far only works as normal spring joystick. Could anyone please help?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bushwack » 2010-9-05 @ 19:56

Rounding out my collection of Virge cards for only $1.25 is the STB Nitro 3D, the GX is the last of the Virge PCI series.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Amigaz » 2010-9-05 @ 20:23

bushwack wrote:Rounding out my collection of Virge cards for only $1.25 is the STB Nitro 3D, the GX is the last of the Virge PCI series.

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Nice find, have three of these

Got them from some Gateway 2000 machine I scapped at work...I think they were only in OEM systems
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby 5u3 » 2010-9-05 @ 20:44

I also recommend these. The Virge GX has much better VGA signal quality and slightly better VESA2 compatibility than the earlier models.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Davros » 2010-9-05 @ 22:11

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:Unfortunately, KAN still experiences problems with it so the stick so far only works as normal spring joystick. Could anyone please help?


You said you got 2 sticks do they both have no ff ?

do the power adapters work ?

did you install the drivers first then plug in the stick when it told you to ?

if no unplug the stick, uninstall the drivers and software, uninstall the stick with usbdeview
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
reboot
and install properly

ps: drivers for xp
http://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/acc ... J_2004.exe
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-9-06 @ 01:53

Davros wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:Unfortunately, KAN still experiences problems with it so the stick so far only works as normal spring joystick. Could anyone please help?


You said you got 2 sticks do they both have no ff ?

2 sticks?

Davros wrote:do the power adapters work ?

did you install the drivers first then plug in the stick when it told you to ?

Yes. Actually, the Force Feedback effect is there, but it only works as Spring effect, ie, no dynamic Force Feedback.



Davros wrote:if no unplug the stick, uninstall the drivers and software, uninstall the stick with usbdeview
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
reboot
and install properly

ps: drivers for xp
http://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/acc ... J_2004.exe

I'll try, thanks.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2010-9-06 @ 05:55

Got some more bits!

- 2gb CF card
- CF - IDE adapter
- Notebook drive IDE adapter
- Midi cable for joystick ports

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby retro games 100 » 2010-9-06 @ 06:06

Mau1wurf1977 wrote:Got some more bits!

It will never end. :wink: (Some of you other Vogons nutters might be able to relate to this.)

Regarding the CF card - what speed is it? My current 2 and 4 GB CF cards are 133x speed, but I would be interested in testing faster cards, to see if win98 performs any better.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2010-9-06 @ 07:47

Well I didn't have any luck booting from that CF.

I can fdisk it, I can format it. I can sys it. I can copy stuff onto it. I can run games from it. But I just can't boot from it...

It doesn't hang or anything, just stops right before it should load the OS... Tried two mainboards, master, slave, primary, secondary. I guess it's just one that doesn't like booting :-D

No idea what speed mate, but it felt rather slow. Like copying some games, took quite a bit...

It's a cheapo from ebay. My desktop with the CF reader isn't up and running yet so I can't test the speed. Waiting for a new AMD 555 cpu to arrive soon :-D

Will get a notebook hard drive as I have the adapters already...

EDIT: Ordered 2 other CF > IDE adapters. This time they mention bootable and one mentiones supporting UDMA. So I guess I just picked a non bootable model :-D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-9-06 @ 09:13

How fast a CF is? If it's faster than hard drive, then I think it would be a good place to store your Windows pagefile.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Davros » 2010-9-06 @ 10:26

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:2 sticks?


A pair is 2
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:I've also won a pair of Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner Force Feedback.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby archsan » 2010-9-06 @ 12:25

Davros wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:2 sticks?


A pair is 2
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:I've also won a pair of Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner Force Feedback.

Ahaha, apparently there are a pair of sticks attached to the same base...


btw, won this yesterday:

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a true Roland MPU-401 at last...

fortunately i woke up from sleep just about 10 minutes before its ending -- such a destiny cannot fail :smug:

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-9-06 @ 15:35

Davros wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:2 sticks?


A pair is 2
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:I've also won a pair of Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner Force Feedback.

Er, what I mean by 'pair' is actually a pair of joystick and throttle. I'm still at loss why dynamic force feedback effect does not work, while spring effect (artificial spring created by Force Feedback) works. It doesn't sound like hardware problem, does it?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Davros » 2010-9-06 @ 20:56

did you try what i suggested ?
and how are you testing
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-9-07 @ 02:26

Davros wrote:did you try what i suggested ?
and how are you testing

Not yet, I've been pretty busy lately. But I'll let you know the result.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2010-9-07 @ 02:57

archsan wrote:btw, won this yesterday:



Did you pick it up? Because I saw such an item on eBay Germany the other day. I didn't bid, but I got another item. A midiman MM401 for 3 Euros :happyhappy:
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