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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-11 @ 21:32

clueless1 wrote:Someone should make some MS-DOS wallpapers. One idea: just a black wallpaper with command prompt.


that's pretty easy to make :)

The hard part wold be making an aesthetically pleasing ms-dos themed wallpaper, but not impossible. I have a couple of ideas :P
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby maverick85 » 2017-1-11 @ 21:34

Does anyone have one of the 'Time Computers' wallpapers? It's basically a lime green wallpaper with time computers hourglass logo scatterred on it. can't find it anywhere.
Also, the gateway 2000 cow logos..
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Stiletto » 2017-1-11 @ 22:33

kanecvr wrote:it would be convenient if it was made sticky so we can easily find it on top of marvin.
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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.


It was me who merged it, so I'll give it a shot when I get a chance. However, after the merge, SquallStrife has the first post. Not sure if he wants that responsibility to maintain it. Also note that there is no longer a thread dedicated *only* to OEM wallpaper, I didn't think it was needed and someone else also recommend it be merged. Also, I *did* make it sticky near the top of Marvin.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby 386SX » 2017-1-11 @ 22:50

Any official ones for the release of the 386, 486 or Pentium? :)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-11 @ 23:23

Stiletto wrote:
kanecvr wrote:it would be convenient if it was made sticky so we can easily find it on top of marvin.
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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.


It was me who merged it, so I'll give it a shot when I get a chance. However, after the merge, SquallStrife has the first post. Not sure if he wants that responsibility to maintain it. Also note that there is no longer a thread dedicated *only* to OEM wallpaper, I didn't think it was needed and someone else also recommend it be merged. Also, I *did* make it sticky near the top of Marvin.


Cool. If SquallStrife doesn't want to maintain it I'm game. I'm planning to upload quite a few wallpapers as it is - been working on quite a few but haven't released and they're unfinished since it's hard to find properly sized / quality pics and promo materials for them - and PMing someone to add them to the first post in the thread is kind of a pain in the ass.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby SquallStrife » 2017-1-12 @ 00:54

Stiletto wrote:
kanecvr wrote:it would be convenient if it was made sticky so we can easily find it on top of marvin.
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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.


It was me who merged it, so I'll give it a shot when I get a chance. However, after the merge, SquallStrife has the first post. Not sure if he wants that responsibility to maintain it. Also note that there is no longer a thread dedicated *only* to OEM wallpaper, I didn't think it was needed and someone else also recommend it be merged. Also, I *did* make it sticky near the top of Marvin.


I'll have a go at merging everything later tonight, or on the weekend depending on home stuff.

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Munx » 2017-1-12 @ 10:19

kanecvr wrote: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.

Right now Im looking for a wallpaper for my SLI Voodoo+ AMD K7 setup. Any chances for that to appear in this thread? :lol:
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-12 @ 12:16

Munx wrote:
kanecvr wrote: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.

Right now Im looking for a wallpaper for my SLI Voodoo+ AMD K7 setup. Any chances for that to appear in this thread? :lol:


yup. 1 sec.

EDITED:

There you go:

v2sli_a_non_XP1.jpg


v2sli_a_non_XP2.jpg


Now I have a little request - I'd like to make a dos insipred wallpaper, and I'd like it to have a POST table on top, some autoexec / config stuff on the bottom and of course the command prompt.... lile:

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POST table with ports, memory, cpu info etc



--------------------------------------------------------


Starting ms-dos....
Himem is testing extended memory.....done
c:\_

But I can't find any post table screenshots so can someone please make a screen capture of an old 486 or pentium or something during DOS post, with the POST table visible? I have no capture hardware whatsoever.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Munx » 2017-1-12 @ 12:58

↑↑Aaaand saved! Thank you!
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-12 @ 16:18

you are most welcome.

Right regarding my request - this is what I was talking about:

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I need a quality screen capture from the post screen of a 286 / 386 / 486 / pentium machine to make a wallpaper out of. I could kind of use that, but it need a lot of modding because I don't want USB devices, 40gig HDD's and alike showing up.

Any of you have a decent VGA capture device and an older PC to make a few snaps for me? I'd like to complete clueless1's wallpaper request.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby elianda » 2017-1-12 @ 22:19

I have a few videos up captured from 386, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt6xf43nnFg
You can see the BIOS config box at about 40s. Maybe the quality is sufficient (set to HD)?
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby clueless1 » 2017-1-12 @ 22:28

@kanecvr - cool! :)
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-12 @ 23:16

elianda wrote:I have a few videos up captured from 386, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt6xf43nnFg
You can see the BIOS config box at about 40s. Maybe the quality is sufficient (set to HD)?


Unfortunately not :( ripping a shot of youtube gets me severe compression artifacting... I need a direct rip from the source video (preferably uncompressed, but something like a PNG or really high quality jpeg would suffice).

clueless1 wrote:@kanecvr - cool! :)


Glad you like the idea - let's see what comes of it (if I get the material I need that is).

Well - time to fire up the ol' z800 and get to modding what I have so far - I'll post what comes of it (nothing if I'm not happy with the end product).
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Oldskoolmaniac » 2017-1-13 @ 01:46

Anyone got any dell, pentium mmx or mattrox wallpaper in the resolution of 1024x768 @ 16 bit color?
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-13 @ 02:47

Oldskoolmaniac wrote:Anyone got any dell, pentium mmx or mattrox wallpaper in the resolution of 1024x768 @ 16 bit color?


I use this one on my 1997 inspiron 3000:

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Oldskoolmaniac » 2017-1-13 @ 03:03

I use that some wallpaper on my laptop, but when i use that on my s3 video card the color is so bad cause of video card only being in 16bit high color
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-1-13 @ 03:54

Posting this request here as requested for/by Kanecvr

1.) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI wallpaper
2.) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 "N7 Normandy from Mass Effect" Wallpaper

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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby kanecvr » 2017-1-13 @ 15:38

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:Posting this request here as requested for/by Kanecvr

1.) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI wallpaper
2.) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 "N7 Normandy from Mass Effect" Wallpaper

1440x900/16:10


ok - got one of your requests ready:

16:10 1440x900:
abwg_R1_16.10.jpg

16:9 1920x1080:
abadonwareguy_request1.jpg


If you want the logo's moved to a specifc position, let me know. Also, what background image would you like for the 680i SLi? Nvidia promo materials, an actual motherboard shot or something from a game?

Oldskoolmaniac wrote:I use that some wallpaper on my laptop, but when i use that on my s3 video card the color is so bad cause of video card only being in 16bit high color


The source image itself is 16 bit. Let me see if I can convert it to PNG or BMP - that might fix the color issues.

EDITED - OK, try this one - it's a 16 bit BMP - it should look OK:
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I had to archive it since vogons won't allow .bmp files, and image hosting sites would convert it to .jpeg - witch causes some artifacting when displaying a 24 bit image in 16 bits (under win9x at least).

maverick85 wrote:Does anyone have one of the 'Time Computers' wallpapers? It's basically a lime green wallpaper with time computers hourglass logo scatterred on it. can't find it anywhere.
Also, the gateway 2000 cow logos..


I can't find any either. One would have to be made, but that would require a bit of research into the company - and I'd also need to know what resolution you want it to be, as well as general design (some image bits should help). I could make a simple one say 1024x768 - 16 bit or 24 bit bitmap of a lime green gradient, the time computer logo in one corner and say and hourglass in the center or somewhere.
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby Oldskoolmaniac » 2017-1-13 @ 18:10

awesome thanks
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Re: Vintage Hardware Wallpapers

Postby UltimaPlayer12 » 2017-1-13 @ 20:40

If anyone has any old Gateway wallpapers I would absolutely love to see those, the case my 98 Machine is in is Gateway and even though it's not OEM parts I think it'd be cool.
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