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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby swaaye » 2009-11-14 @ 07:49

Well get back to us when you have those sims running ridiculous frame rates. :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cdoublejj » 2009-11-14 @ 15:57

will it play crysis?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-1-21 @ 10:17

Another SW60XG, and it makes my third.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Amigaz » 2010-1-21 @ 10:21

You Yamaha XG freak! :D

But you don't have any SW60XG prototype card :cool:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-1-21 @ 10:31

Amigaz wrote:You Yamaha XG freak! :D

No, no. You see, when it goes to hardware, I always try to have three of everything:
(1) first, I try to have one hardware that comes with its box, purely for collection/display. Not all of them are in mint condition though, but they don't have to.
(2) the second piece is to build the legacy system itself.
(3) the third is for my "disaster recovery" site, which I don't even have yet.

And guess what, I haven't even built any legacy system at all (save my Voodoo5/Epox 8KTA3+ system) :D Now I just keep hunting and hunting until I have three of everything.

PS: Voodoo5 5500 PCI Mac is an exception --already have five of them.

Amigaz wrote:But you don't have any SW60XG prototype card :cool:

There is a prototype card? What does it look like?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-1-21 @ 10:32

PPS: and yes, one of my ex-gf said I'm an obsessive-compulsive nutcase.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Amigaz » 2010-1-21 @ 11:04

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
Amigaz wrote:You Yamaha XG freak! :D

No, no. You see, when it goes to hardware, I always try to have three of everything:
(1) first, I try to have one hardware that comes with its box, purely for collection/display. Not all of them are in mint condition though, but they don't have to.
(2) the second piece is to build the legacy system itself.
(3) the third is for my "disaster recovery" site, which I don't even have yet.

And guess what, I haven't even built any legacy system at all (save my Voodoo5/Epox 8KTA3+ system) :D Now I just keep hunting and hunting until I have three of everything.

PS: Voodoo5 5500 PCI Mac is an exception --already have five of them.

Amigaz wrote:But you don't have any SW60XG prototype card :cool:

There is a prototype card? What does it look like?


Your collecting philosophy resembles mine :)


I'm going to take a pic of the SW60XG protoptype.
Some chips on it are different and it has some prototype stickers on the ROM's....
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Malik » 2010-1-21 @ 11:06

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:PPS: and yes, one of my ex-gf said I'm an obsessive-compulsive nutcase.


You and some of us,brother! We all are! :happy:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Malik » 2010-1-21 @ 11:25

I have a "backup" unit of a LAPC-I still in it's original box. Just in case the current one which I'm using in my classic system faces a problem. Am I obsessed? Maybe. Just maybe. :happyhappy:

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I got this unit directly from a (ex-)Sierra On-Line programmer of the golden hey-days of Sierra's adventure gaming era.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keropi » 2010-1-21 @ 14:10

@Malik:

awesome, I am not the only one then with a backup boxed LAPC-I

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Malik » 2010-1-21 @ 15:13

@keropi: Wow! Double Awesome!! :happy:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Amigaz » 2010-1-21 @ 15:18

@Malik
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You showoffs!

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Malik » 2010-1-21 @ 15:20

Hehehe...:happyhappy:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby retro games 100 » 2010-1-21 @ 15:29

There's a grammatical error on the LAPC-I box.
Mistake's such as this one are quite common. :wink:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kelly Stiver » 2010-1-21 @ 17:01

swaaye wrote:It's just the usual upgrade itch. It's hard to resist making a retro rig "just a little faster". On and on it goes. It evolves into a desire to build the imagined "ultimate retro rig" even though that's impossible unless by "retro rig" they mean Win9x and newer games. Unfortunately (or not) most Win9x games work fine in XP however so even a modern rig can run a lot of them just fine, and so building a "retro rig" based on 2002/2004 hardware is rather pointless (and hard to call retro anyway!).

:D


I keep wondering why out of deep curiosity, with DOSbox, VPC, ScummVM, VMware Player, etc., why build retro computers in the first place? I mean, doesn't the name "VOGONS" stand for "Very Old Games On New Systems"?

As for me, I used to keep a Packard-Bell PC (DOS/Win 3.11) and a CTX PC (Win 95/98SE) in my office to play all my old games, but since I started using DOSbox, and putting Win 98SE into my new machines via VPC and VMware Player, I've discovered I like my new setup better, the games run just fine, and as a result I gave my old computers to a friend in March/April of 2009, and to date I've never missed them nor regretted giving these old computers away.

But of course I play mostly pure adventure games (DOS/Win 95/98) and a few space combat sims (Wing Commanders, I-War, Star Rangers, Tachyon The Fringe, Star Wars, that were designed to run in DOS/Win 95/98). So far, I haven't even tried them in DOSbox, VMware Player (because I'm currently in the process of getting 2 new Win XP computers - a new netbook and a Core 2 Duo system next month, and thus I don't want to start playing these space combat sims on my current PC's that I may be soon replacing with the new PC's next month), but I'm very positive that I'll find a way to get them to run just fine.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bushwack » 2010-1-21 @ 22:47

What is it with you people and midi cards? They are called video games for a reason. :lol:

I'm in a retro slump, i haven't done anything with my rigs in a couple months.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keropi » 2010-1-22 @ 06:50

retro games 100 wrote:There's a grammatical error on the LAPC-I box.
Mistake's such as this one are quite common. :wink:


where? I cannot see it :confused:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby retro games 100 » 2010-1-22 @ 07:59

keropi wrote:
retro games 100 wrote:There's a grammatical error on the LAPC-I box.
Mistake's such as this one are quite common. :wink:


where? I cannot see it :confused:

Please see the "blue clue". :happy:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2010-1-22 @ 08:02

Malik wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:PPS: and yes, one of my ex-gf said I'm an obsessive-compulsive nutcase.


You and some of us,brother! We all are! :happy:

What, she left you for the same reason my ex-gf did? :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Malik » 2010-1-22 @ 11:09

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
Malik wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:PPS: and yes, one of my ex-gf said I'm an obsessive-compulsive nutcase.


You and some of us,brother! We all are! :happy:

What, she left you for the same reason my ex-gf did? :D


Errr...not the gf part..the obsessive-compulsive-over-vintage-pc-thingy part. :happy:
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