ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

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ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby feipoa » 2019-6-07 @ 08:50

Has anyone tried using an ISA to PCMCIA card adapter in their retro systems? The part number I have is ISAPC-00 and it is based on the Vadem VC-469. A photo of one can be found here: https://retrodepot.net/?p=415

And this appears to be a manual saying that this adapter was originally intended for Orinoco PCMCIA cards. https://mikrotik.com/documentation/manu ... SG_ISA.pdf

I happen to have an Orinoco Gold WiFi card, though my main hope was to use a PCMCIA-CF card adapter on the ISAPC-00. Has anyone had any success with the ISAPC-00 with any card in Windows 95? I installed the ISAPC-00 into my 486 and performed the software setup according to this: http://www.amphus.com/chips/singlechip/469_driver.asp

However, I get a yellow exclamation mark under the Device Manager, stating that I may not have the drivers fully installed. It doesn't show any hardware conflicts though. The PC Card icon in the Control Panel cannot find any card I insert into the ISAPC-00, so I'm assuming it isn't installed correctly.

On another computer (Cyrix MII), I tried the same setup approach, but using Windows 2000 SP4. I also get a yellow exclamation in the Device Manager, with message: "The device cannot start (Code 10)"
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby HanJammer » 2019-6-07 @ 10:34

I have this one:
http://mypclist.net/u/pfcode/375/
It's based on the same chip so I guess it's pretty much the same.

I havn't tried it yet, although friend of mine who gave it to me didn't managed to get it running (but I think he only tried to do this under DOS).

Some additional info: http://www.cwdixon.com/support/win98_support/pcmcia.htm
https://vetusware.com/download/SWAPFTL/?id=5608

I may try it this weekend under Win98SE and let you know if it does anything...
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-07 @ 10:50

Hello feipoa,

I have stuck the Vadem VG-469 ISA
PCMCIA card in an AMD 5x86 socket
3 PC.

In MS-DOS 6.22, I use a Phoenix Card Manager to use CF and
SD cards via Pcmcia adapters.
For the Orinoco Gold and WfW3.11 you have to load into Dos an Enabler, the Wavelan driver.
At WfW itself you have to install the Orinoco ODI drivers.

For Win98SE you have to
manually install the PCMCIA socket
for the Vadem card, then the Orinoco Win98 driver.

For WinNT4.0> Cardwizard 4.1 for NT4, then the Orinoco NT driver.

Everything works fine for me.

Since on the 5x86 PC> Win2000 / XP
would make little sense,
I can not tell you much about Vadem-Orinoco Wlan.
I'm Sorry. :(

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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-07 @ 10:57

Ich hab gelesen, dass ab gewissen Servicepacks die ISA Unterstützung fallen gelassen wurde.
Könnte also auch daran liegen.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-07 @ 11:01

In English, sorry.
I read that the ISA support was dropped from certain
service packs.
So it could be because
of it.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-07 @ 11:13

For Windows 95 you can have a
look> Control Panel> Hardware, if
there is an option 'Pcmcia Socket' for
manual installation.
If not, you will need a third-party card manager.

Honestly said never tested, because I use Win98SE synonymous with an
AMD 5x86 rather, because there
3dfx games with Voodoo1 run better. :D
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby feipoa » 2019-6-07 @ 18:29

Thanks for responding. It sounds like you have described an installation similar to the weblink I posted,

Code: Select all
For Windows 95/98/NT users, follow the on-screen instructions:

Select or double-click the "Control Panel" icon,
Click "Add New Hardware" icon,
Click "No" if asked "if you want Windows to search",
Click "PCMCIA Socket" in the "Hardware Types" window,
Click "Vadem" in the "Manufacturers" window,
Click "Vadem PCIC compatible PCMCIA Controller" in the "Model" window.
Click "Next" again,
Click "Finish" button.


Are you able to provide screenshots of what your control panel and PCMCIA control panel properties look like without a PC card inserted? Is an IRQ required? I only see a yellow exclamation mark.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby feipoa » 2019-6-07 @ 18:30

HanJammer wrote:I have this one:
http://mypclist.net/u/pfcode/375/

I have a unit which looks like this in a 486. The ISA card contains a VIA chipset. This setup worked fine for me.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-12 @ 14:48

Nice to read. :)
Now i have buy 2 ISA Pcmcia Vadem VG-469 Cards in 2010 for usefull Filetransfers with my AMD 5x86 and Voodoo 1.

If you want the success Phoenix Cardmanager Config for MS-DOS 6.22, i load an Example up.

Note: I have repartizionized a 64GB Sandisk Ultra 64GB CF Card in 1x 2GB for MS-DOS 6.22 and the Rest in FAT32 for Win98SE for 3dfx Iso-Files for using with Daemon Tools.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-12 @ 14:52

I have a Mini Socket 3 Motherboard from Tomato Boards 4DPS with SIS 496 Chipset, manufactured at 1998 for Gaming Automats.
PCI 2.1 Compliant.
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-12 @ 15:10

For Dosglide ISO's like Starfighter 3000, X-Car Experimental Racing, Tomb Raider 1 with Unfinished Bussiness Pack, Extreme Assault, VRsoccer96 and more i have insert a OpTi 4 Port USB 1.1 Card.

After i have repartionized 8GB Microsd Cards in 4x 2GB FAT16 Primary Partitions and mounted with the Moto Hairu Dos Usb Drivers.
Ok, later i post the Screenshot's from the Pcmcia Socket in Win98SE from Aida32.

Regards from a Nokia N95-8GB Hacked Device. :)
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Re: ISAPC-00 ISA-to-PCMCIA card

Postby Aqua » 2019-6-12 @ 15:55

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