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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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First post, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Just wonder; do we need a separate "recent acquisition thread" for hardware? I just feel not right to post hardware purchases on this thread.

Nonetheless, I just won these. Heee-haw! 😀

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Reply 1 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Just acquired a Diamond MonsterSound MX300 and another Voodoo5 5500 AGP.

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Reply 2 of 36179, by akula65

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I remember blowing about $300.00US on a similar Thrustmaster setup in 1998 or so. I loved the size and stiffness of the F-22 Pro joystick, but it only lasted about a month of regular use in fight sims and X-Wing Collector's Edition. The problem was that, as you moved the handle, there are a couple of cylindrical bars (made of graphite perhaps) that rub against each other in the base, and they simply wore down over that month of use. As a result, there was severe hysteresis around the detent position, and there was no way to fix it other than replacing the cylindrical bars.

I have yet to see a mechanical design that was worth a darn as far as joysticks go.

Reply 3 of 36179, by WolverineDK

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Thrustmaster had an awesome design when it came to joysticks back then. But maybe it is because I liked the ingenuity of the joysticks back then. Before everything almost became joy/game pads. But even those had some serious cool designs 😀 Or maybe I am just not seeing many joysticks now a days compared to joy/game pads.

Reply 4 of 36179, by akula65

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The only difference between what KAN has and my setup is that I had Thrustmaster Rudder Control System instead of the Elite pedals, and from an ergonomic standpoint, it (the system as a whole) was as close to perfection as I can imagine. But if it wears out in such a short span of time it's useless.

Reply 5 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Never underestimate your competitor. Ever.

😢

EDIT: why the hell is my ebay id displayed as a***a instead of kreshna_iceheart?

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Reply 6 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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I'm an insane man with insane obsession.

(Actually, there is a pair of obsessions, and here is the other one).

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I'm still waiting for the invoice and the S/H costs, though.

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Reply 8 of 36179, by Amigaz

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
I'm an insane man with insane obsession. […]
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I'm an insane man with insane obsession.

(Actually, there is a pair of obsessions, and here is the other one).

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I'm still waiting for the invoice and the S/H costs, though.

Will you reflash these and use on a PC?

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Reply 9 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Amigaz wrote:

Will you reflash these and use on a PC?

But of course I will! 😀

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Reply 10 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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pduke001 wrote:

... so YOU'RE they guy who keeps outbidding me on 5500's on eBay. 😜

Wait, wait. What's your ebay id? I thought bestemor is the only fellow Vogoner whom I've ever outbid on ebay. 😁

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Reply 11 of 36179, by Amigaz

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
Amigaz wrote:

Will you reflash these and use on a PC?

But of course I will! 😀

Does the DVI contact work with todays TFT's?

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Reply 12 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Amigaz wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
Amigaz wrote:

Will you reflash these and use on a PC?

But of course I will! 😀

Does the DVI contact work with todays TFT's?

Er, the Voodoos haven't even arrived and I've never tried such thing before; any reasons they won't work?

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Reply 13 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Wait, Voodoo5 5500 Macs have DVI-D Dual Link connector (the fourth connector from above; see the pic below), so it is supposed to be okay, isn't it?

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Reply 15 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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pduke001 wrote:

Wait, wait. What's your ebay id? I thought bestemor is the only fellow Vogoner whom I've ever outbid on ebay. Very Happy

jpd8364. I think you might've outbid me on ONE, at least. 😉

Er, but your name is not here, and it is not here either.

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Reply 17 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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pduke001 wrote:

Oh, I'm not bidding on PCIs. I actually already have a 5500 PCI (that I paid a ridiculous sum of money for back in 03 when I was still a foolish child... rather not talk about it). I'm looking for an AGP.

Wait, is your Voodoo5 5500 PCI a Mac version? You know, the one with DVI connector. If you plan to sell it, just let me know.

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Reply 19 of 36179, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Just won a Yamaha SW60XG for US $70. I guess retro games 100 is right; good ISA cards are quite expensive these days.

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