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Reply 2320 of 2390, by hard1k

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Hey guys,

As you may already know, JazeFox has created a cool PNP init utility - UNISOUND - and he has suggested adding special support for the ARGUS in it if there is some way to correctly identify it as such.

JazeFox wrote on 2020-05-26, 11:50:

About ARGUS card , it could to be treated uniquely in Unisound, if you (or the creator/s) want. Does it have a custom PnP EEPROM?: an special PnP vID or name, special resource assignations... In that case I can add it to Unisound specifically...

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Reply 2321 of 2390, by 640K!enough

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MJay99 wrote on 2020-05-25, 18:53:

Thank you very much for this information - I've been wondering about the difference between the KC and AKC version for quite a while now!

Those comments were just based on my observations so far; I have no documents to prove that it was fixed for the first time in the AKC, nor that the AKC is entirely immune.

hard1k wrote on 2020-05-26, 12:06:

As you may already know, JazeFox has created a cool PNP init utility - UNISOUND - and he has suggested adding special support for the ARGUS in it if there is some way to correctly identify it as such.

So far, most of the prototypes have been using the Gravis resource map. There are no differences and, for now, we have no real reason to make changes. I was thinking of putting together a custom resource map for ARGUS, with "vanity" identification strings, but it hasn't been a priority. Furthermore, unless we make some other substantive changes, initialising an InterWave-based board should be a similar process, with the slight exception of boards that have the additional TEA6330T. Scanning the ROM space is something that every initialisation tool should do for every InterWave board.

Reply 2323 of 2390, by Whiskey

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Hi guys

I'm getting a small quantity of brackets made by a local place that does Water-Jet and Laser profile cutting.
They will look like this:

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I've attached a vector drawing scaled 1:1 to this post if anyone wants to check it over before they get made. Also here is the DXF file if you want to make your own locally to you.

The quote I got was thus:

Flat Parts (1.0mm Stainless Steel)
10 off £20 / 25 off £25 / 50 off £35 / 100 off £60

Flat Parts plus additional cost for bending
10 off £35 / 25 off +£45 / 50 off +£60 / 100 off +£100

If there is no other interest I will get 10 made with the bend; equalling £3.50 per bracket (~ €3.84).
As I wont need them all I'll offer the extras to anyone who wants them at the cost of production and postage (no profit).
However if anyone wants in on the order let me know in the next day or so via PM.

Also my RC1 is assembled apart from the OP amp which I'm waiting for a replacement for because I got sent SO8 packages instead of SOIC8 *SMH*

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Reply 2326 of 2390, by hard1k

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You won't do any engraving like jack assignment etc., will you?

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Reply 2327 of 2390, by Whiskey

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hard1k wrote on 2020-06-05, 12:08:

You won't do any engraving like jack assignment etc., will you?

No engraving just plain, I'm afraid hard1k.

6 of the 10 / 9 of the 10 parts / 13?! of the 10 parts are accounted for as of now, I'll keep this open for a day to give people some time to respond.
If there's greater interest could go up to x25 etc.

EDIT: Interest is already over 13 which means I'll be ordering x25 so there's not going to be a shortage of them.
There is only so many I can afford to buy out of my own pocket though and I don't really want to be sitting on a bunch of brackets, so keep that in mind.
Spreadsheet of interest

As for the outbox thing pm's stay in your outbox until the recipient has opened it. Giving you time to edit or delete messages.

Cheers guys.

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Reply 2328 of 2390, by Synoptic

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Build of my RC-1 #9 still going on.
Quick questions :
1. do I need the -5v regulator if I am not gonna use the -5v option jumper on the board?
2. Why is there a pad next to R11 ?

Reply 2329 of 2390, by Whiskey

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Forgot to ask Silver or Brass?

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Synoptic wrote on 2020-06-05, 12:49:
Build of my RC-1 #9 still going on. Quick questions : 1. do I need the -5v regulator if I am not gonna use the -5v option jumpe […]
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Build of my RC-1 #9 still going on.
Quick questions :
1. do I need the -5v regulator if I am not gonna use the -5v option jumper on the board?
2. Why is there a pad next to R11 ?

I too would like to know about the pad next to R11.

Reply 2331 of 2390, by hard1k

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Whiskey wrote on 2020-06-05, 12:30:

No engraving just plain, I'm afraid hard1k.

Would take 5 of those if they had the engraving. Otherwise will pass on those, unfortunately.

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Reply 2333 of 2390, by root42

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I would like a bracket as well! Seems like it should fit the Gusar Lite as well.

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Reply 2334 of 2390, by 640K!enough

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Synoptic wrote on 2020-06-05, 12:49:

Quick questions :
1. do I need the -5v regulator if I am not gonna use the -5v option jumper on the board?

Yes, it is used elsewhere in the analogue stage of the card.

Synoptic wrote on 2020-06-05, 12:49:

2. Why is there a pad next to R11 ?

That is for the PnP-disable feature; moving the resistor to the other position will prevent access to the resource map on the EEPROM. The result is that the InterWave will switch modes, not respond to the usual Plug and Play ISA sequence at all, and will need to be initialised differently (handled transparently by IWINIT, but SETUP and PNPMAP will not run).

Reply 2335 of 2390, by Synoptic

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Almost done.
Need the sim holder and the bracket.

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Reply 2337 of 2390, by Whiskey

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Order has been placed for the brackets (x25).
Sadly they are only a small shop and don't carry any plated or coloured Stainless Steels so the brackets will be silver, sorry for getting anyone's hopes up about brass brackets.

Here is the list of interest as it stands now please check it and let me know if your number is incorrect via PM (or you want more/less).

Also I need to start getting quotes for postage so if you're having a bracket(s) please PM me with your addresses.

Please be aware that I will have to fill out a customs declaration form for all non-EU countries but this should not result in any customs fees as the item is worth less than £135 starting point.
I do not know what is applicable for local import taxes for countries like RUS, so you may have charges added by your own border force (unlikely as the value of the item is so low).

Once the brackets are ready I will start sending out PM's hopefully Friday or the following Monday.

Cheers guys, this turned out so much cheaper than buying a drill press!

Reply 2338 of 2390, by Boohyaka

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Hi guys, I've read quite a lot through this thread but still not sure so I'd rather post and ask. I'm in the same boat as a lot of people having grown up with Adlib/SB and 0 experience with the GUS back in the days, and I would love to get one to toy and discover its capabilities today.

My understanding is that shock has been through personal difficulties and is currently fulfilling backlog orders, but I have no idea if there's any plan to make more in the future or if it was a one-time thing, if shock is going to continue the project or if someone else will be picking it over, and how one could manifest interest just in case. I sent a PM to shock weeks ago that went unanswered.

So if shock or anyone else reads this and can maybe give a quick rundown about the current situation and expectations, that would be super useful to me (and hopefully other enthusiasts) 😀