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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2017-12-05 @ 19:29

Batyra wrote:Just got SImmConn Value... so now my SimmConns collection is complete :)

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I assume that board connects to the 2 pinouts on the AWE64 card to add more memory for the SoundFont (WavEffects) with more instruments and stuff? I've never seen one in person, and I have an STB Velocity 3D (S3 Virge/VX) that has no RAMDAC, only 4MB video RAM, and only VGA capable for MS-DOS games (sad).
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2017-12-05 @ 20:32

bjwil1991 wrote:
Batyra wrote:Just got SImmConn Value... so now my SimmConns collection is complete :)

Batyra_SimmConn Value.jpg

I assume that board connects to the 2 pinouts on the AWE64 card to add more memory for the SoundFont (WavEffects) with more instruments and stuff? I've never seen one in person, and I have an STB Velocity 3D (S3 Virge/VX) that has no RAMDAC, only 4MB video RAM, and only VGA capable for MS-DOS games (sad).


Yep, see here:
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=43733

Dreamblaster did a special run of new adapters for us here on vogons as the originals were no longer available and the original maker open sourced the project on the stipulation that it would not be sold commercially.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2017-12-05 @ 21:31

A Creative Labs 3D Blaster TNT2 Vanta PCI suddenly appeared...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2017-12-05 @ 22:10

Wow, such a nice collection.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby quicknick » 2017-12-05 @ 22:33

Cyrix200+ wrote:I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? :)


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:-D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Qjimbo » 2017-12-05 @ 22:43

blurks wrote:A Creative Labs 3D Blaster TNT2 Vanta PCI suddenly appeared....
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Amazing you have all those in the box, and they look in mint condition. You're either very lucky or spent quite a bit on ebay!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2017-12-05 @ 22:44

quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? :)


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:-D



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In my defense, I could not see that under the sticker.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2017-12-05 @ 22:58

Qjimbo wrote:Amazing you have all those in the box, and they look in mint condition. You're either very lucky or spent quite a bit on ebay!

Both I guess... The Voodoo2 is actually my own card which I got as a gift in 1998. The TNT1 and the Banshee were admittedly pretty expensive. The others I got for very reasonable prices. The Savage 4 for example I picked up in my neighborhood for next to nothing.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2017-12-06 @ 00:03

The Yamaha ATC-6631 card came in yesterday (was too busy to post it on that day so I'm posting about it now). I thought it was a YMF715B-S as stated on an old post here, but it turned out to be a YMF719-S which is also part of the OPL3-SAx family. Not bad for the price I paid for it.
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Now I can listen to the wonders of true OPL3 music.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2017-12-06 @ 00:08

the only kind of music worth listening to!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2017-12-06 @ 01:14

quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? :)


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:-D


That'll buff right out.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2017-12-06 @ 04:12

quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? :)


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:-D


Just make sure you put a bit bucket underneath the break to catch any lost data.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2017-12-06 @ 06:23

picked up an older PC today, but it came with this in the spare parts bin:

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Genuine IBM EGA card with feature adapter AND memory expansion board.. i don't think i have EVER seen one of these in the wild before. How rare are these? I wonder if its worth anything (although I'm 99% going to use it in my 5170)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2017-12-06 @ 06:29

well, they aren't rare. But not terribly common. The memory upgrade is actually more valuable than the card itself sometimes.

What REALLY fluffy my feathers, is that small card at the lower right. That doesn't look like it was IBM authorized...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2017-12-06 @ 06:38

luckybob wrote:well, they aren't rare. But not terribly common. The memory upgrade is actually more valuable than the card itself sometimes.

What REALLY fluffy my feathers, is that small card at the lower right. That doesn't look like it was IBM authorized...


What tipped you off? The blue lead?

Definitely not common.. i've been looking for one off and on and while there are plenty of clone adapters, i haven't seen an IBM one pop up.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby rikukos » 2017-12-06 @ 06:51

blurks wrote:A Creative Labs 3D Blaster TNT2 Vanta PCI suddenly appeared...


WOW, that's a nice lineup you got there!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Cyrix200+ » 2017-12-06 @ 07:41

quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? :)


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:-D


Ah.


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2017-12-06 @ 07:58

could I trouble you for a good close picture of both sides of that little card? I am so intrigued by it. I LOVE to see hardware mods on old computers.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2017-12-06 @ 08:33

luckybob wrote:could I trouble you for a good close picture of both sides of that little card? I am so intrigued by it. I LOVE to see hardware mods on old computers.


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2017-12-06 @ 08:56

Thats a cool card! Somebody knows what the feature adapter is for? I have heard somewhere that no cards for the EGA feature connector were available at all?
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