First post, by cj_reha
Hello again 😀
I come with a few questions about obscure ISA hardware I purchased off of eBay for my custom 486 build I'm still working on.
The first one is a WinRadio_fm ISA card I purchased for about $50. It came with a 1.44 MB driver diskette, labeled "WinRadio_fm Version 1.2 Software Installation" along with the original manual and ORIGINAL PURCHASE RECEIPT!. I decided to see if there was any info online about it and about the only thing I found was an old PC Mag back issue from 1993 featuring a small ad about this card, and a 5.25 bay adapter thing with a display and other cool stuff. For only $80!
I'm a little sad I wasn't able to acquire the 5.25 bay part as well, but happy I have this unique and obscure piece of computing history 😁
I also got a Winman Midiman 2x2 card for $15 with manual and driver diskette. This wasn't a factory disk though, it's a relabeled Sony 720k floppy labeled "Winman 2x2 Driver." Since I test floppy disks I receive in the mail to be working, I opened it on my custom 98 machine and a single zip file awaited me. I extracted the files to the desktop and they were all missing extensions. I thought this was strange so I opened the readme with notepad. It said something about opening "terminal" which confused me a bit. I then opened one of the files labeled "Winman" in Notepad and there were a few lines of text, one part saying "BeOS"
That's weird, and frustrating since I can't find drivers for the 2x2 model of the card 🤣
Anyways, I will gladly image these floppies for anyone interested and if someone can find some WINDOWS drivers for the Midiman card it'd be much appreciated.
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