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Re: Sound Blaster 16 Clones

The Sound Blaster 16 support built into the Cyrix MediaGX SOC is actually pretty good. It even initializes with UNISOUND just fine. OPL3 emulation is pretty good too as shown in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTv-ur2MR4g

Re: HP Vectra 286/12

Whats wrong with the Everex? There is no reason it shouldnt work in your PC? Did you choose the correct config? Try testext.exe to see where its RAM is mapped and post a screenshot. The board would only register an extra 512k and EMS would not work at all. I think the board was defective. I could …

HP Vectra 286/12

I recently picked up a HP Vectra 286/12 with 1MB of ram & 1.2MB 5.25 floppy drive. It came with a HP multi I/O board with IDE & floppy controllers and a parallel and serial port. I put in the following upgrades: 80287XL math coprocessor 2MB Lo-Tech EMS board Cardex ET4000AX 1MB SVGA video card Sound …

Re: 3dfx Velocity 100

Interesting! What games did you test it on and what hardware are you using it with? I tested it with GLQuake, Quake II, and Quake 3 so far. I also tested with 3DMark99 and 3DMark2000, again with no issues. I currently have it running on an ASUS P5A-B rev 1.05 motherboard with a K62@550MHz with …

Re: 3dfx Velocity 100

The reason that the 2nd TMU is disabled in the driver, is that they didn't want to stress out the 8MB this graphics card had. Especially on higher resolutions (above 1024x768). Enabling it in the registry editor should give no hw problems. It is after all a voodoo 3 2000 with only 8mb mem. With …

Re: 3dfx Velocity 100

Interesting! What games did you test it on and what hardware are you using it with? I tested it with GLQuake, Quake II, and Quake 3 so far. I also tested with 3DMark99 and 3DMark2000, again with no issues. I currently have it running on an ASUS P5A-B rev 1.05 motherboard with a K62@550MHz with …

Re: Determining how much to spend on this hobby

in Milliways
I want to get as much retro equipment now before the prices are too sky high and equipment too rare to find. I have pretty much everything I want now so I can enjoy it going forward. That way when I retire in about 10 years, I don't need to worry about having to track it down and not being able to …

3dfx Velocity 100

I picked up a 3dfx Velocity 100 8MB AGP video card and it is very interesting to say the least. I used the registry hack to enable the 2nd TMU for Glide in Windows 98 SE and it performs just as well as 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 even if it has only half the video memory. It worked out better than I expected …

Re: Finally got a Ryzen 9 5950x

in Milliways
Nice. Post some benchmarks. Mabye someday I'll get mine. Sitting here with this puny ;) 3950x since Nov when I upgraded from my 6700k since I couldn't get a 5950x. Geekbench 5.4 scores: Benchmark Summary Single-Core Score 1711 Crypto Score 4182 Integer Score 1450 Floating Point Score 1865 Multi- …

Finally got a Ryzen 9 5950x

in Milliways
After 6 months of waiting, I finally was able to obtain a Ryzen 9 5950x at my local Micro Center for the MSRP of $799. Their website showed 13 in stock. It's an hour drive from where I live, so I rushed up there to get one. 4 hours later there is only 1 left and that will be gone by time they close …

This is the type listing on eBay you have to wonder about

in Milliways
I was going through some of the listings on eBay for a 386SX and came across this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-RARE-IBM-PS-1-Computer-386SX-Vintage-EMPTY-Box-ONLY/224395484216?hash=item343f035c38:g:IhsAAOSwKzRgWBdz An empty IBM PS/1 386sx box for $199.00! Maybe I should start selling paper …

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