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Re: Collecting rants

The other day I saw an IBM PS/2 model 85 on Ebay with an asking price of $5000, which is a steal as the MCA Sound Blaster in there is "already worth $3000". Really? Are there really rich hardware collectors that look at an MCA Sound Blaster, its heritage and the prestige of owning one the same as …

Re: Got a Socket 7 PMMX PC for free!

Your motherboard has ISA slots, so it's much easier to go with an ISA sound card than with a PCI one. And don't search for an exact brand/model, just search for something that uses the right chipset. A Yamaha, Aztech or ESS based ISA sound card will work well. It looks like your machine uses an ATX …

Re: Collecting rants

People that don't ship. I can understand not shipping. Shipping is not just bringing it to the post office, it's also finding a proper box, packing material, etc. Sometimes I'm selling stuff that isn't worth much, but it's in the way and I just want someone else to enjoy it (i.e. I'm selling it as …

Re: Some ISA sound card found: opinions?

It depends on the game how it was intended to sound, some were intended to use FM, others are supposed to use a MIDI device and map MIDI to FM if none is present. A MIDI device can be a sound card's built-in wave table, an addon board, or an external module. Doom and Duke3D are 'intended' to use a …

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