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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby King_Corduroy » 2015-11-10 @ 03:46

Here is another I made...

This one is based on the IBM PCjr startup screen, I tried to match it to an image of it from the manual as close as possible (this is from when I first got my PCjr)
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The following ones I did not make but are OEM desktops from the 90's that I've hoarded. lol


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(This one I remember fondly. lol)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby orinoko » 2015-11-10 @ 06:09

I threw this together in Blender earlier this year. I could possibly change the texture of the top of the chip, but depends on time.

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Stiletto » 2015-11-10 @ 06:54

King_Corduroy wrote:(This one I remember fondly. lol)
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It looks like you found the one torindkflt was looking for in the first linked thread by alexanrs. :)

BTW, I remember this background well, I sold refurbished Compaqs, HPs and Gateways for a local computer store in this era. There were other tints of this besides gray too. I think I still have some recovery discs or recovery disc info to Compaqs from this era. :)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby alexanrs » 2015-11-10 @ 10:42

IMHO this should be a topic on the Wiki. A big collection of OEM retro wallpapers :-)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Thandor » 2015-11-10 @ 11:20

Lovely thread!

You can find many 3dfx wallpapers here on 3dfx.ch. They include wallpapers like:
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I also made my own wallpapers back in the day:
XGI VolariDUO link for 1024, 1280 and 1600 versions.
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And various 3dfx themed wallpapers. Click here for the all wallpapers in different resolutions. A quick selection:

Voodoo3 PCI engineering sample:
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VSA-100 (Voodoo4 and Voodoo5)
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Voodoo4 4500 AGP
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby King_Corduroy » 2015-11-10 @ 14:29

Here's the one you are looking for btw. It's one of my favs since we had a Compaq Deskpro EP back in the late 90's that was a pretty good PC.

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2015-11-10 @ 16:10

Really great stuff!
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby manbearpig » 2015-11-11 @ 09:47

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Intel PentiumII 333MHz Slot 1 66MHz bus
384MB ECC 66MHz
SIIG ATA133 controller --> Seagate Barracuda 80GB
SIIG Gigabit Ethernet (RTL8169) / USB 2.0 / IEEE1394 controller
ESS 1869 soundcard on board wavetable synth
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Klankins » 2015-11-11 @ 17:49

Here is one I did of the Oak Technology Logo Image

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Artex » 2015-11-11 @ 20:16

These are great! Nice work everyone!
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2015-12-05 @ 15:11

Just finished a 1280x1024 wallpaper based on the Voodoo 4 box art:

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2016-10-02 @ 23:37

Adding Voodoo 5 wallpaper based on box art:

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2016-10-03 @ 00:08

^^

I like that one :)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2016-10-03 @ 00:35

PhilsComputerLab wrote:^^

I like that one :)


Glad you like it. Next up I plan to do a version based on the V5 5500 AGP box art (orange head). This one is based on the supposed voodoo 5 6000 box art. I used the v5 6000 box art because the colors are less tiring and I like it a little better.

I also plan to do Voodoo 2, 3 and banshee wallpapers based on original boxart, as well as geforce 2, geforce 3 and geforce 4 titanium wallpapers - but I don't really like quality of the nvidia promotional materials for those video cards so It's kind of hard to find materials for them. I'll probably settle for something heavily inspired from the Geforce FX "cinematic computing" wallpaper.

Here's one for you lucky few who happen to own an use a V5 6k - as well as fans of the card :)

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Based on the V5 6000 box art replica:

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Box Replica made by razrx Top.JPG
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2016-10-04 @ 19:22

Done with the Voodoo 5 5500 wallpapers - these are based on a wallpaper or promotional material / poster witch resembles the card's box art. For the PCI version I had to manually adjust colours and paint the mint and blue hazes on the side, so it's not the same as the original, but similar. I could not find a large / quality picture of that box art to use so I had to improvise... Anyway, hope you like them:

v5 5500 agp orange.jpg


voodoo 5 agp green logo.jpg


Original Voodoo 5 5500 AGP boxart:

3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP 64MB Rev_A 1900 Boxed USA top.jpg


v5 5500 pci purple.jpg


Original Voodoo 5 5500 PCI boxart:

3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI 64MB Rev_A1 2700 USA Box _ card.jpg
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby rodimus80 » 2016-10-17 @ 17:37

I didn't know I needed this till I saw it. Big thanks!
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Rhuwyn » 2016-10-18 @ 05:24

This is an awesome thread. I wonder if it would be a good idea to post these on vogonsdrivers?
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Anonymous Freak » 2016-10-18 @ 06:08

A couple cool ones I found on Deviant Art (well, two variations on one theme.) "Modern artsy" background with a Pentium III logo based on the somewhat-recent Intel CPU badges.

Pentium III Blue
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Pentium III Green
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The logo itself is available here: Pentium III custom logo by ArRoW-4-U

And there's a whole gallery of similar "updated logo" wallpapers: http://arrow-4-u.deviantart.com/gallery/48924986/intel
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-11 @ 16:24

rodimus80 wrote:I didn't know I needed this till I saw it. Big thanks!


You are most welcome.

Oh - and I take requests. If you have a particular piece of hardware or brand in mind you'd like to see made into a wallpaper let me know.

Rhuwyn wrote:This is an awesome thread. I wonder if it would be a good idea to post these on vogonsdrivers?


I don't know about that, but it would be convenient if it was made sticky so we can easily find it on top of marvin.

Anonymous Freak wrote:A couple cool ones I found on Deviant Art (well, two variations on one theme.) "Modern artsy" background with a Pentium III logo based on the somewhat-recent Intel CPU badges.


They look good, but I would have preferred if the author based them on the original intel pentium III logo.

Also, it would be cool if an admin would put all pictures in the first post of the thread - like I did with the thread I had that got merged with this one - for convenience.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby clueless1 » 2017-1-11 @ 20:48

Someone should make some MS-DOS wallpapers. One idea: just a black wallpaper with command prompt.
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