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Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

Luckily I'm significantly older than a lot of my retro hardware, so I will die first😁. Then I want to be pushed out to sea in a viking longboat with all my gear and set on fire with a flaming arrow! No need for flaming arrow, just have some early Athlons set up on the longboat, set to all run …

Re: Amazing original prices of hardware

It seemed like I couldn't afford anything back then. I had nasty quickshot joysticks and couldn't afford a soundblaster. I got a Media vision thunderboard as my first sound card from the bargain bucket of the local computer store and later got a GUS for cheap when they were selling them off as …

Fledgling YouTube channel - 66Mhz Brain

Hi I've decided to start filming my random retro dicking around and started a channel a few months ago. I find it helps me keep focussed and organised on my retro projects and discovered I actually find video editing quite relaxing, especially with beer (or whiskey)! https://www.youtube.com/channel/ …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

I occasionally pay over the odds for something but for the most part look for things that need some TLC or fixing and I steer away from dedicated retro dealers. I've had some cool finds from the 'ignorant souls' in general bric-a-brac sellers i.e. yesterday I bought an Amstrad PPC512 8086 portable …

Is on board OPL3-SA3 sound any good?

Hi I recently got hold of a Dell dimension xps d300 that has on board sound : OPL3-SA3 with an additional OPL4-ML2 chip. When I got the machine I had planned to put a sound blaster 16 in but was wondering if anyone has experience with these on board chips and if they're any good and worth using for …

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