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Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
Anyway, perhaps that's part of my problem. I'll try to double check next time before opening a thread. I don't think you did anything wrong here at all, there's always just those few that can't restrain themselves and try to ruin it for everyone else, which just goes on to drive home the point of …

Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
you know you can put multiple quotes in a single reply right? stop hoarding all the posts for yourself :p The stuff I got rid of I just dumped in the electronics container at the nearest recycling plant, selling wasn't on my mind (too much hassle). Maybe someone else picked up a few items, I don't …

Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
In some way or another, we're as vintage or obsolete as the systems in our hobby. ;) So maybe, as the years go by, our level of "compatibility" to the outside world is affected, too? 🤷‍♂️ As an observer, it seems to me as if people/users had been changed in personality over the last ~17 years. Back …

Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
Anders- wrote on 2023-01-19, 10:48: My point of view is that hoarding is most certainly not "for the good of mankind", but rather us grabbing all the stuff we can for personal enjoyment - if that means keeping things out of the hands from others, so be it. first and foremost it keeps things out of …

Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
And tips have been shared a LOT here including where to find stuff cheaper. Unfortunately these sources will eventually run out. Same thing with people selling off their collections. ^this... also the argument is kinda weird to come from a person that apparently deleted almost all of their old …

Re: Gatekeeping in the retro hobby

in Milliways
I don't think there's any gate keeping in retro, just people making snarky comments trying to feel superior over others. (and I don't mean the sarcasm and jokes ^^) I guess a lot of people spend money to feel superior, it's the classic trope of having to have a better house, a better car than your …

Re: What’s you Favorite ISA Sound Card ?

in Milliways
SB16 CT17xx, because a) it has the old DSP (no hanging-note bug) b) uses jumpers/needs no Creative software c) has that fat, bassy Noise Blaster sound (like old Genesis/Mega Drive) 🥲 ^this the "fat" sound is really enjoyable, I'll take that over less noise on newer cards any day. and for OPL2 I …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

in Marvin \ Video
analog signals don't have "pixels" per se, 320x200 is output line-doubled in VGA cards hence why it gets recognized as 720x400 usually because it has 400 active lines, now the horizontal resolution is just a matter of sampling hence why you have to sometimes fiddle with the settings to get a pixel- …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

in Milliways
yeah, I saw a scrap lot with a barely visible adlib gold in it sell for over €2000 without the condition of the card even being clearly visible. Reminds me of this $40 "assorted electronics" listing I grabbed off kijiji in 2020. assd_stuff.png Where's waldo? yeah that's how about I got mine …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

in Milliways
8 days left with 47 bids ..already at $575 AUD..yeaaaa that sumbitch is gonna break some ones bank. adlib_gold.png Now that's some broken bank. Never really understood the desire for these when other cards such as the audiotrix pro are both better and rarer. amusing note: if the image is named " …

Re: ebay enters the ashbin of history

in Milliways
DosFreak wrote on 2022-08-28, 10:36: Yay another ebay complaint thread. Thinking about setting up one thread for these instead of multiple annoying ones. how about a complaint thread about ebay complaint threads? 😁

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