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Reply 500 of 527, by maxtherabbit

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So it was just a bad PAL all along. I'm up and running!

Dreamblaster was nice enough to send a replacement free of charge, and he also threw in 2 more PALs and an awesome little MT-32 music box with the monkey island theme!! What a guy!

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Reply 506 of 527, by Nitroraptor53

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maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-02-14, 19:53:

Yeah after giving Masterpiece a try I think I'm sold

Good for you! What game(s) did you try it on?

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Reply 507 of 527, by maxtherabbit

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Nitroraptor53 wrote on 2020-02-14, 21:41:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-02-14, 19:53:

Yeah after giving Masterpiece a try I think I'm sold

Good for you! What game(s) did you try it on?

Descent and Duke3D

Reply 508 of 527, by Nitroraptor53

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maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-02-14, 22:32:
Nitroraptor53 wrote on 2020-02-14, 21:41:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-02-14, 19:53:

Yeah after giving Masterpiece a try I think I'm sold

Good for you! What game(s) did you try it on?

Descent and Duke3D

Nice!

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Reply 509 of 527, by CapitanOdessa

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I'd like to buy one! Is it around €49 I just home my country doesn't go full retard and close the borders to imports.

I'm specially interested because I heard an AWE64 with good soundfonts, and it doesn't sound that far off from the Roland-55! Which is a good thing, if I'm on a budget!

Reply 510 of 527, by appiah4

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CapitanOdessa wrote on 2020-02-18, 23:24:

I'd like to buy one! Is it around €49 I just home my country doesn't go full retard and close the borders to imports.

I'm specially interested because I heard an AWE64 with good soundfonts, and it doesn't sound that far off from the Roland-55! Which is a good thing, if I'm on a budget!

There is a very decent 4mb SCC-1 soundfont that really mimics the Sound Canvas well, if you have a Gold AWE64. You dont need the SIMMCON for that. The 25mb (?) SC-55 soundfont is also very good but the upgrade is marginal. Other <28mb SC-55 soundfonts are garbage.

Masterpiece.sf2 is where the SIMMCONN magic is at.

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Reply 511 of 527, by CapitanOdessa

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-19, 04:55:

There is a very decent 4mb SCC-1 soundfont that really mimics the Sound Canvas well, if you have a Gold AWE64. You dont need the SIMMCON for that. The 25mb (?) SC-55 soundfont is also very good but the upgrade is marginal. Other <28mb SC-55 soundfonts are garbage.

Masterpiece.sf2 is where the SIMMCONN magic is at.

Oh, I wish I could get my hands on one of those! But it would cost me half of my montly payment. So simmconn it is! I mean, a normal Value with Simconn would get the same quality as the Gold one, right? I really want to power up my Socket 7 and Slot 1 Pentium 3 machines... I want to get them completed by the end of the year, with the colourful connectors and everything! I really love how Awe64 sounds with soundfonts.

Reply 512 of 527, by appiah4

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The Gold card has better stereo separation and slightly lower SNR but yeah it would be more or less the same.

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Reply 513 of 527, by dreamblaster

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I have received the first 20 assembled simmconns. PM me if interested, I give priority to vogons people...
But please note I cannot ship outside Europe for the moment.

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Reply 514 of 527, by kepstin

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-04-07, 10:42:

But please note I cannot ship outside Europe for the moment.

Ah, as a north american I guess I'm going to have to be patient for a bit longer. That said, the rest of my build isn't ready yet anyways 😀
Please keep us updated on the situation!

Reply 515 of 527, by dreamblaster

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kepstin wrote on 2020-04-07, 17:13:

Ah, as a north american I guess I'm going to have to be patient for a bit longer. That said, the rest of my build isn't ready yet anyways 😀
Please keep us updated on the situation!

Hey I can ship again to USA 😉

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Reply 516 of 527, by Modelist

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wiretap wrote on 2020-01-04, 15:47:

Thanks, I was just curious because I thought they looked slightly smaller than the standard 2.54mm (0.1") connector. I'm currently reworking the schematic in KiCAD with a PCB design. Also, making everything through-hole would be much easier for a DIY kit (instead of the PLCC socket for the programmable logic). It is available in a DIP package as well.

Did you manage to create a project in KICAD?

Reply 517 of 527, by wiretap

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Modelist wrote on 2020-06-30, 17:24:
wiretap wrote on 2020-01-04, 15:47:

Thanks, I was just curious because I thought they looked slightly smaller than the standard 2.54mm (0.1") connector. I'm currently reworking the schematic in KiCAD with a PCB design. Also, making everything through-hole would be much easier for a DIY kit (instead of the PLCC socket for the programmable logic). It is available in a DIP package as well.

Did you manage to create a project in KICAD?

I got everything except the trace routing and network done. Then since January, I've been working 84hrs per week and have not had the time to finish it due to the little time I've had because other projects took priority.

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Reply 518 of 527, by Modelist

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wiretap wrote on 2020-06-30, 20:06:
Modelist wrote on 2020-06-30, 17:24:
wiretap wrote on 2020-01-04, 15:47:

Thanks, I was just curious because I thought they looked slightly smaller than the standard 2.54mm (0.1") connector. I'm currently reworking the schematic in KiCAD with a PCB design. Also, making everything through-hole would be much easier for a DIY kit (instead of the PLCC socket for the programmable logic). It is available in a DIP package as well.

Did you manage to create a project in KICAD?

I got everything except the trace routing and network done. Then since January, I've been working 84hrs per week and have not had the time to finish it due to the little time I've had because other projects took priority.

I understand very well the lack of free time. Work comes first.
I created my project in KiСAD, but I'm not completely sure of the correctness to the end. I need to check everything again ...

Reply 519 of 527, by Asmodeusbell

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-05-16, 08:41:
kepstin wrote on 2020-04-07, 17:13:

Ah, as a north american I guess I'm going to have to be patient for a bit longer. That said, the rest of my build isn't ready yet anyways 😀
Please keep us updated on the situation!

Hey I can ship again to USA 😉

Wondering if you are still able to ship the USA? I was wanting to get one of the SIMMConn for a SB AWE64 CT4380 and thinking of a S2 for a SB16?