Seriously, though, was period-correctness real in those days ?
- How many of us in these days were early adopters ?
Personally, in the mid-90s, I got a PAS16-based CD-ROM kit from ~1992 for a 286 PC from 1988.
And it worked fine. It also had got an HP Laser Jet from ~82 or so.
I see nothing wrong in retrofitting a PC with slightly newer hardware. Or vice versa.
It doesn't have to be period-correct all the time. Era-correctness is good enough for me. 😉
Of course, there's nothing wrong either in aiming to re-create something that was period-correct on paper.
Edit: The Sound Blaster 16 CT17xx was from ~92/~93, so it was technically available when this PS/1 got released.
However, how many people in ~93 would have had bought such an high-end card for a low-end PS/1 ?
I suppose at the time users rather installed the PS/1 audio adapter, an AdLib or a no-name Sound Blaster clone.
Edit: Except if it was part of a CD-ROM kit they needed, of course. In the 90s, CD drives were a must-have even on low-end systems.
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