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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Thallanor » 2018-12-06 @ 15:08

liqmat wrote:Beautiful! What breeder?

This is my cat being playful. Such a silly one.

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LOL. I think the same as who you got your cat from. I think their name is Internet.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby eisapc » 2018-12-06 @ 15:31

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No use for this one but I like this kind of cards:
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Congrats, this is a very nice TIGA board, but it seems to lack some oscillators as well as some (V)RAM.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2018-12-06 @ 17:25

I need to 3D print me one nowadays. are they still selling for outrageous sums?

brostenen wrote:Recieved this Amiga500 Trapdoor cover/lid in the mail today... (Need some good cleaning)

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2018-12-06 @ 17:26

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DaveJustDave wrote:So i picked up a PS/1 (another one). I already had a 386 one, but wanted the original 286 one. dallas RTC is dead as expected and the floppy is malfunctioning, but it's a nice system to have.

ordinarily, not a big deal. however, see if you can spot what it came with.

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I spot the illusive ps/1 sound card....



Yep!! I've been looking for a couple of years now, and never seen one pop up. Then this PS/1 shows up, and it doesn't mention it but my friend spotted it.

I got silpheed running on it, and yep it's a lot like Tandy/pcjr 3 voice. I'm going to record a bunch of different games playing on it since there isn't a lot of material on this particular card on YouTube
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Xicor » 2018-12-06 @ 18:29

DaveJustDave wrote:
Xicor wrote:
DaveJustDave wrote:So i picked up a PS/1 (another one). I already had a 386 one, but wanted the original 286 one. dallas RTC is dead as expected and the floppy is malfunctioning, but it's a nice system to have.

ordinarily, not a big deal. however, see if you can spot what it came with.

photo_2018-12-05_13-21-48.jpg



I spot the illusive ps/1 sound card....



Yep!! I've been looking for a couple of years now, and never seen one pop up. Then this PS/1 shows up, and it doesn't mention it but my friend spotted it.

I got silpheed running on it, and yep it's a lot like Tandy/pcjr 3 voice. I'm going to record a bunch of different games playing on it since there isn't a lot of material on this particular card on YouTube


The memory expansion is also hard to find. Had to make my own 2mb module. You can convert the standard 512k module if you are soldering savvy.

The https://ps1stuff.wordpress.com/ site was extremely useful to restore one of my ps/1-2011 to working condition.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-12-06 @ 18:53

Lot of old IDE hard-drives. Some under 500mb.
I really like the Conner drives for there “Clicky” retro sound. Good for DOS and Win3x. Good for a retro 368 or 486.
For performance and reliability I would go with and IBM or WD. However all these drives are still working good so they have withstood the test of endurance.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-06 @ 19:33

You know you want one of these sexy beasts. Come on... admit it. You have a deep burning inner desire for this insanely well engineered piece of hardware.

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Yes. I am now a proud owner of one of these. Found it in that PPro lot.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-12-06 @ 19:41

Ah, the old IBM Mwave sound card. Does it support the Wavetable Daughterboards?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-12-06 @ 19:45

IBM Mwave sound card


Is that from in IBM Aptiva M62 ?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-06 @ 19:47

bjwil1991 wrote:Ah, the old IBM Mwave sound card. Does it support the Wavetable Daughterboards?

Have no idea and my daughter boards are not with me to test either. I might actually install this, if someone knows where the drivers are, and see what all this hype is about its extreme quality sound. Mwahahaha...

P.S. - Nevermind, seems drivers are readily available.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2018-12-06 @ 21:32

Readily available but a complete pain-in-the-arse to install. Only OS I've had success with is Win98SE, I had repeated miserable failures with Win95.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-06 @ 21:52

dionb wrote:Readily available but a complete pain-in-the-arse to install. Only OS I've had success with is Win98SE, I had repeated miserable failures with Win95.

I've heard the audio quality actually goes down if using the modem portion at the same time? I think LB told me something like that. Seems like a strange beast to me so I'm fascinated.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-06 @ 21:57

liqmat wrote:
dionb wrote:Readily available but a complete pain-in-the-arse to install. Only OS I've had success with is Win98SE, I had repeated miserable failures with Win95.

I've heard the audio quality actually goes down if using the modem portion at the same time? I think LB told me something like that. Seems like a strange beast to me so I'm fascinated.


This is definitely true for the MWave/modem combo cards that usually made up the second layer of the "mainboard sandwich" that is the Thinkpad 760. (Either that or no modem and only ESS audio which is MUCH better!)

Also the SB emulation is god awful.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-06 @ 22:09

jaZz_KCS wrote:
liqmat wrote:
dionb wrote:Readily available but a complete pain-in-the-arse to install. Only OS I've had success with is Win98SE, I had repeated miserable failures with Win95.

I've heard the audio quality actually goes down if using the modem portion at the same time? I think LB told me something like that. Seems like a strange beast to me so I'm fascinated.


This is definitely true for the MWave/modem combo cards that usually made up the second layer of the "mainboard sandwich" that is the Thinkpad 760. (Either that or no modem and only ESS audio which is MUCH better!)

Also the SB emulation is god awful.

I can't wait. LOL
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 22:48

appiah4 wrote:This lot was on sale for less than $5 so I grabbed it. Appears to be an Elpina M537D (VX_Pro+) V5.2 (how much memory can the VXPro+ i.e. VIA VPX cache?). The motherboard is sold as not working, which is not surprising as it is missing two caps market purple, and one component seems to be partially torn off (marked red). Can anyone tell me what the red marked component is called, how I can determine its rating and whether it can be fixed or replaced?

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The soundcard is a chipset I didn't have before (Zoltrix Audio Plus 6400 3D PnP V.5 AV310 - I already have the AV309 version with CS4232, but this one appears to be the AV310 version with CMI8330)


The guy threw in a PCI Trio64V+ and I caved in and bought the lot, it will be worth it for the sound and video card alone; I will repair and restore the M537D too.. VXPro+ is apparently a VIA VPX, not a bad chipset. It only has half the max cache (1MB of 2MB) apparently and the rest is fake, but I can live with it.

Seeing as this board can actually cache more than 64MB with 1MB L2, would it be a good board to run K6-2 etc. on? Appears to go as low as 2.5V on voltage, which should be safe-ish for a 2.2V K6-2? Or is a move from TX and 64MB to a VPX and 128MB not worth it?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2018-12-06 @ 22:54

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I bought a Sony Mavic too last month. Mine came with a pack of floppies too.
Nice Camera's.


That's a nice looking one, what model is it?

Mine hasn't arrived yet but I look forward to playing with it, I expect it will look a tad more modern than I'm hoping. I'd like to take some pics with fluffed timestamps set in the 90s that also look like a low quality 90s shot.

Either way I bought the lot for the floppies so this is a fun bonus
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby doaks80 » 2018-12-07 @ 03:23

jaZz_KCS wrote:- PLG100-VH vocal harmony
- PLG100-DX DX7 FM synthesis


Any games make use of/enhanced by these?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-12-07 @ 05:26

doaks80 wrote:
jaZz_KCS wrote:- PLG100-VH vocal harmony
- PLG100-DX DX7 FM synthesis


Any games make use of/enhanced by these?


Nope, totally for music production... I wonder if you can re-route midi to them though. That would be pretty trippy to have DX7 play your MIDI.

I have an SY-99 keyboard (FM + Synth). I haven't tried using it for MIDI in games though.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2018-12-07 @ 09:13

DaveJustDave wrote:I need to 3D print me one nowadays. are they still selling for outrageous sums?

brostenen wrote:Recieved this Amiga500 Trapdoor cover/lid in the mail today... (Need some good cleaning)

TrapdoorCoverA500.jpg


Actually not. I think they are cheap enough, even for an original. An original that are cleaned by the seller, might be a bit on the pricy side.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-07 @ 10:19

cyclone3d wrote:
doaks80 wrote:
jaZz_KCS wrote:- PLG100-VH vocal harmony
- PLG100-DX DX7 FM synthesis


Any games make use of/enhanced by these?


Nope, totally for music production... I wonder if you can re-route midi to them though. That would be pretty trippy to have DX7 play your MIDI.

I have an SY-99 keyboard (FM + Synth). I haven't tried using it for MIDI in games though.


Well you can of course reroute the MIDI out from you main soundcard to the MIDI in of the SW1000XG and have it or the sW60XG playback the General MIDI soundtrack of your games, which will make the MT32 pale in comparison.
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