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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-4-08 @ 23:26

Yeah it is possible that there were some spam accounts left over, I think most have now been deleted :D
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby silikone » 2013-5-12 @ 15:30

I started a new page for Aureal Semiconducter. I'd add more, but I am oblivious when it comes to formatting articles. Does it matter if the aesthetics don't appear professional?
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby d1stortion » 2013-5-12 @ 16:17

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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby elianda » 2013-6-06 @ 19:03

What about this fact in the article about AMD CPUs:

Keep in mind that at 600MHz, most onboard cache (L3 Cache when using K6+ chips) will have to be disabled as it won't be able to cope with the high frequency.


Someone can explain me the technical reason behind higher frequency of the onboard (then) L3 cache? I don't see why it should run at 6x100 MHz above the specified 100 MHz.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby swaaye » 2013-6-06 @ 19:22

I think someone was thinking of FSB overclocking there. The motherboard cache often fails to operate correctly above 112MHz.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby F2bnp » 2013-6-06 @ 19:29

Yes, that's my screw up over there, I should have said at greater than 600. Fixed now! :D
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby d1stortion » 2013-6-06 @ 20:21

Have you tried increasing the resolution in Descent yourself? It's just something like 640x480 max I believe, so I doubt it will solve the problem for fast P3s etc.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby F2bnp » 2013-6-06 @ 22:15

Yes. I was playing Descent on a Coppermine 1GHz with a resolution of 640x480. Might be a little fast for some people though. I liked it that way. 640x480 on an MMX 233 was kinda slow.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby d1stortion » 2013-6-06 @ 22:21

I heard that there are some enemies with homing missiles or something like that later in the game and it becomes impossible to dodge those when it's running too fast. IMO here (albeit with 3dfx) it pretty much runs how it's supposed to.

Hmm, 3dfx... maybe using those patches (either official or unofficial) can cap the framerate? I won't be including source ports that deviate from the original platform in the list. That solution is too obvious anyway.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby F2bnp » 2013-6-06 @ 22:40

Not sure if the 3dfx patch will cap the framerate, it's your best bet aside from using source ports though.
I'd rather just play using source ports :p.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-11-04 @ 01:21

Hi Guys,

Just dropping in. Spam has been solved with the manual approval which is good, but we need more posts! :D

Also I am more than happy for users to upload images on the wiki for use on these forums. Think of it as free image hosting that doesn't have ads :)

Obviously please only upload relevant images.

EDIT: Also the wiki is rating very well in google, I am getting lots of hits to the site from random people googling things such as "s3 virge games" and sound cards seem popular too.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby Tetrium » 2014-1-23 @ 20:26

mwdmeyer wrote:Hi Guys,

Just dropping in. Spam has been solved with the manual approval which is good, but we need more posts! :D

Also I am more than happy for users to upload images on the wiki for use on these forums. Think of it as free image hosting that doesn't have ads :)

Obviously please only upload relevant images.

EDIT: Also the wiki is rating very well in google, I am getting lots of hits to the site from random people googling things such as "s3 virge games" and sound cards seem popular too.

This I noticed as well. I'm contemplating taking some more pics of my soundcards, though I won't be writing anything for soundcards as my knowledge about them is quite limited, particularly compared to the vast knowledge some of you guys here have :)

Edit:Well, I've written 2 quick articles (consider them stubs) but it would be a shame if there was noone around anymore to clean up the mess I made :D
One article is a generic way about how to identify hardware though it is missing pictures for now (I'll take some pictures when I have the time to make some nice ones :) : link

The second article is a stub about Cyrix Socket 7 CPU's, though after rereading it, I'm not so happy about the way the article seems to discourage the use of Cyrix processors even though I kinda like the 2.2v parts :blush: so any help in cleaning it up is welcome lol. Link

Edit2: I did a couple articles and I'm rediscovering how much fun it is to write them :blush:
This time I wrote a couple stubs about removable media, since there was literally nothing written about them yet.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby mwdmeyer » 2014-1-26 @ 03:09

Nice work! Glad to see it being used.

I'm going to work on some SGI stuff over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby mwdmeyer » 2015-12-05 @ 23:58

FYI I've just upgraded vogonswiki to the latest release of MediaWiki, any issues please let me know. Thanks!
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby Stiletto » 2015-12-09 @ 08:13

you should add a Vogons-esque MediaWiki skin ;)
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby mwdmeyer » 2015-12-09 @ 09:12

Stiletto wrote:you should add a Vogons-esque MediaWiki skin ;)


Yes, yes I should :D
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby Tetrium » 2015-12-22 @ 22:53

Added both the VIA verified Compatibility List which seems to have been removed from the VIA website to Vogons Wiki and edited the VIA CPU page a little bit.
I also added the lists mentioned here viewtopic.php?f=46&t=45876&p=464801#p464580 to Vogons Wiki as it might be a nice reference, though at the moment it's an orphaned page.

The idea originated as a question about s370 boards with both native Tualatin support and the presence of an ISA slot, though the lists I added don't actually answered this question, I think they might still have a use and could be the basis for perhaps a list of Tualatin boards with ISA slots?

Personally I'll probably not be using an ISA card with a Tualatin, but others might find it useful.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby Tetrium » 2015-12-24 @ 14:44

Work is being done regarding adding new content to the wiki, for example here viewtopic.php?f=46&t=45876&start=60#p464759
This will probably result in one or several lists of motherboards with certain features which are often asked about here on Vogons, like what are all boards capable of Tualatin, which s370 boards support DDR, Which Tualatin boards come with one or more ISA slots, that kinda stuff.
It's looking really nice :)

I could list all changes here, but I think it's much simpler to simply view the most recent changes on the wiki itself.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby mwdmeyer » 2015-12-25 @ 22:27

Hi Guys, I've installed the Cite extension as requested. Let me know if there is anything else needed.
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