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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 20580 of 35322, by bjwil1991

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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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Reply 20581 of 35322, by cyclone3d

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bjwil1991 wrote:
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).

Yep, see here:
Simmconn AWE64 Adapter

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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Reply 20582 of 35322, by blurks

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

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Reply 20584 of 35322, by quicknick

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Cyrix200+ wrote:

I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? 😀

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Reply 20585 of 35322, by Qjimbo

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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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Reply 20586 of 35322, by luckybob

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quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:

I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? 😀

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😁

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In my defense, I could not see that under the sticker.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 20587 of 35322, by blurks

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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.

Reply 20588 of 35322, by KCompRoom2000

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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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Reply 20590 of 35322, by cyclone3d

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quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:

I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? 😀

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That'll buff right out.

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Reply 20591 of 35322, by liqmat

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quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:

I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? 😀

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Just make sure you put a bit bucket underneath the break to catch any lost data.

Reply 20592 of 35322, by DaveJustDave

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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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Reply 20593 of 35322, by luckybob

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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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Reply 20594 of 35322, by DaveJustDave

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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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Reply 20596 of 35322, by Cyrix200+

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quicknick wrote:
Cyrix200+ wrote:

I'm curious. How do you know that chip is broken? 😀

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Ah.

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Reply 20597 of 35322, by luckybob

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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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Reply 20598 of 35322, by DaveJustDave

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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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