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Re: paste in socket

damn the emotional rollecoaster was strong in this thread, between horror and good laugh! At this point you may as well desolder the socket and put a fresh one on there... That stock picture is absolutely fantastic :') you have to wonder if it's the work of a trolling black belt, I mean there's so …

Re: Looking for a suitable Sound Blaster card as well as a network card for my 233 MHz MMX PC

Aww man, an AWE32 is perfect for a Pentium MMX build. As all Creative cards they have their quirks and issues (mainly MIDI in the case of the AWE32), but apart from that it's the ideal, arguably best card of that era. I have a CT3900 myself in a P233 MMX build and don't have the issues you're …

Re: MIDI output for old laptop

Found that one about the RA devices in the meantime, interesting read: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=74580 So, you can turn a RA-50 into a MT-32 with a hardware mod, or SoftMPU. But that's the only RA device that would work. TIL. I also realize I haven't really touched on modern …

Re: MIDI output for old laptop

Ouch man, as said by Cuttoon, that's quite a rabbit hole you're diving into. Here's a good and actually pretty exhaustive (edit: brain fart) overview of the pre-2000 game midi jungle: https://www.retrobee.net/blog/midi-module-buying-guide-for-retro-gaming If you want your games to sound like the …

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