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Reply 40 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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chinny22 wrote on 2021-05-07, 10:14:

ah but the Cuckoo Clock isn't Bavarian its from the Black Forrest region, on the fence which area I prefer, hope the fence I'm sitting on is made of wood! 😜
Wouldn't BMW be the most well known Bavarian company? otherwise they would just be called MW which doesn't have the same ring to it

Yes, HP is another Silicon Valley company that had a case designed by BMW. I had the HP z800 it is a very nice tool less case made of brushed stainless steal.

I really like this HP z series workstation computers. Thats what I use today.
HP is a Very popular computer used in California by allot of people.

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Reply 41 of 75, by Doornkaat

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chinny22 wrote on 2021-05-07, 10:14:

ah but the Cuckoo Clock isn't Bavarian its from the Black Forrest region, on the fence which area I prefer, hope the fence I'm sitting on is made of wood! 😜

I know, but I believe the OP is interested in post card cliché southern Germany and I think that's perfectly summed up in a Cuckoo Clock. I do not believe he cares about regional distinction or authenticity. It is my impression that he just wants something that feels 'traditionally German'. Hence my honest suggestion to get a Cuckoo Clock instead of a computer.👍

Wouldn't BMW be the most well known Bavarian company? otherwise they would just be called MW which doesn't have the same ring to it

I guess adidas would at least be a close second but until BMW makes cars with 'Eiche rustikal' interior or adidas Lederhosen I'll stick with the Cuckoo Clock recommendation. 😉

Reply 42 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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I am definitely going to use the Intel CPU as this is the CPU used in most German computers and even in the Disney computer which used the FIC ( German company ) motherboard and Infineon memory.

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Reply 44 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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imi wrote on 2021-05-07, 22:03:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-05-07, 12:38:

FIC ( German company )

FIC (First International Computer) is a taiwanese company

I meant “Medion”

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Reply 45 of 75, by Caluser2000

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-05-07, 22:50:
imi wrote on 2021-05-07, 22:03:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-05-07, 12:38:

FIC ( German company )

FIC (First International Computer) is a taiwanese company

I meant “Medion”

Bull poo poo.

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 46 of 75, by Jo22

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Well.. I guess, -uhm-, it's -uhm- better if.. If modern Germany is being associated in people's mind with Oktoberfest, pretty landscapes and Kuckucksuhren than WW2,
harsh-sounding German voices and people/kids constantly saluting in the public with the Hitlergruß,
while heavy Panzer in the background are on their way to the Autobahn. 🙄

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Reply 47 of 75, by flupke11

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Three pages into a German themed thread and only now the first mention of uncle Dolfie while no mention of football. Times have changed indeed. Mind you, it's a blessing being regarded as a dull, uninteresting nation. Our kingdom is only useful in useless comparisons of size. "Roughly twice the size of Belgium" or "about half the size of Belgium". I'm pretty sure no one who has read that, had an inkling what that comparison resulted in. All fine by me, the less we are bothered, the happier we are.

Reply 48 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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So I would like to use an Elsa ISA or VLB video card but hard to find.

As you can see the Germans have much an influence in California.
And very much liked.
We are even starting to use more toilets of German design.

Reply 49 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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I guess adidas would at least be a close second but until BMW makes cars with 'Eiche rustikal' interior or adidas Lederhosen I'll stick with the Cuckoo Clock recommendation. 😉

Yes, Adidas where very popular with students back in 1970’s,
I predict these will make a come back.
“Don’t step on my blue Swede shoes”

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Reply 50 of 75, by Caluser2000

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-05-08, 13:24:
So I would like to use an Elsa ISA or VLB video card but hard to find. […]
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So I would like to use an Elsa ISA or VLB video card but hard to find.

As you can see the Germans have much an influence in California.
And very much liked.
We are even starting to use more toilets of German design.

That is to be expected with all the smelly brown stuff you have posted here.

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 51 of 75, by megatron-uk

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-05-08, 15:47:

“Don’t step on my blue Swede shoes”

I don't think the Swedes would like you stepping on any of their shoes - not just their blue ones.

Here in europe, Adidas has always been popular. To the extent that their goods have always been highly faked. In the 80's every boy at school wanted a pair of black, brown-soled 'Kick' trainers... and in the 90's anyone following football wanted one of the long coats that the players and officials from their favourite club wore at the touchline.

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Reply 52 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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For the second sound card I think I will use something similar to this Turtle Beach Monte Carlo
With Crystal , Opti and OPL3.
It also has a connector for wave table.
This should work well with almost all DOS games.

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Reply 53 of 75, by flupke11

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Germany doesn't have Turtle beaches nor lies Monte Carlo in the Bund. Perhaps Rohde&Schwarz or one of the Diehl subisidiaries might have dabbled in sound processing chips? MP3is, after all, a German invention.

Reply 55 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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imi wrote on 2021-05-09, 13:43:

why? terratec has a nearly identical cards, would fit better with the theme.

This is a 486 motherboard with only ISA slots for sound card.

Reply 58 of 75, by Intel486dx33

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Okay this is NOT a German computer but a German theme computer. Meaning I will be using ENGLISH language as I don’t speak german.
I want to use German products for the American market.
With English printing.

So maybe ELSA and Speva for Video
And Terratec for Audio.
But I also want it to play games good.
So I want to use the Crystal chip and OPL3 and Wave table
That’s why I choose a second sound card.