VOGONS


Bought these (retro) hardware today

Topic actions

Reply 44180 of 45432, by Joseph_Joestar

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
Kahenraz wrote on 2022-04-27, 12:34:

But I don't think there are any DOS games that use XG.

Some late-era DOS games which use the Miles Sound System do advertise XG support, but I'm not sure if it actually works.

file.php?id=100131&mode=view

The only game that I can think of off the top of my head is Finally Fantasy 7, but if you're using Windows 9x then there is already a software synthesizer available.

That software synth is super laggy though, at least on period correct systems. In comparison, a Yamaha YMF7x4 card works flawlessly in FF7 and sounds great in XG mode.

PC#1: Pentium MMX 166 / Soyo SY-5BT / S3 Trio64V+ / Voodoo1 / OPTi 82C930 / AWE64 Gold / SC-155
PC#2: AthlonXP 1700+ / Abit KT7A / Voodoo3 / SBLive / Vortex2
PC#3: Athlon64 3000+ / Asus K8V-MX / GeForce4 / Audigy1
PC#4: i5-3550P / MSI Z77A-G43 / GTX 650Ti / X-Fi

Reply 44181 of 45432, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
zapbuzz wrote on 2022-04-26, 16:30:

DELL TURTLE BEACH VORTEX PCI SOUND CARD

got it eBay was 45 but got it cheaper by offer. I need it for wavetable synthesis I like yamaha xg but they are so expensive and rare come on eBay sell then reasonable.

I have one of these as well.
Got it two years ago in a bundle. GA-586HX + Pentium 133MHz + crappy EDO RAM + shitty Trident graphics.
The seller wasn't a noob. He had a POST card and described everything that was part of the bundle. But the Vortex was just described as "PCI soundcard". He obviously didn't knew what Aureal Vortex and A3D is. When I noticed the Vortex I didn't think twice and bought the bundle for 40 bucks. :>

Reply 44182 of 45432, by zapbuzz

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-27, 13:31:
I have one of these as well. Got it two years ago in a bundle. GA-586HX + Pentium 133MHz + crappy EDO RAM + shitty Trident graph […]
Show full quote
zapbuzz wrote on 2022-04-26, 16:30:

DELL TURTLE BEACH VORTEX PCI SOUND CARD

got it eBay was 45 but got it cheaper by offer. I need it for wavetable synthesis I like yamaha xg but they are so expensive and rare come on eBay sell then reasonable.

I have one of these as well.
Got it two years ago in a bundle. GA-586HX + Pentium 133MHz + crappy EDO RAM + shitty Trident graphics.
The seller wasn't a noob. He had a POST card and described everything that was part of the bundle. But the Vortex was just described as "PCI soundcard". He obviously didn't knew what Aureal Vortex and A3D is. When I noticed the Vortex I didn't think twice and bought the bundle for 40 bucks. :>

yes you see, my idea is to have a retro 98se or Me machine that can take this card with wavetable synthesis run in dosbox so I can tap into the wavetable with dosbox running games on a p4 but also I love synthesizers 😀 all the synthesizers I can buy have a huge gap in price due to pitch bend makes them so expensive. But often a simple midi board for pc has it all but the pc does the tones than the synthesizer. Exactly the economic solution!

Reply 44183 of 45432, by aitotat

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
rare_cards.jpg
Filename
rare_cards.jpg
File size
1.86 MiB
Views
466 views
File license
Public domain

I've never paid anything close to this on retro hardware and I'm sure I never will again. But just look at them! It is rare to find only one of these cards (and just look at some of the revision numbers) but to be able to get them all in same package.

Reply 44186 of 45432, by libby

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

1.jpg
Filename
1.jpg
File size
404.25 KiB
Views
418 views
File license
Public domain
2.jpg
Filename
2.jpg
File size
450.98 KiB
Views
418 views
File license
Public domain
3.jpg
Filename
3.jpg
File size
474.99 KiB
Views
418 views
File license
Public domain
5.jpg
Filename
5.jpg
File size
573.93 KiB
Views
418 views
File license
Public domain
7.jpg
Filename
7.jpg
File size
433.84 KiB
Views
418 views
File license
Public domain

at some point I'll have to recruit some locals to help me with moving things. it's a whole 2 car garage full plus the basement and front room of the house.

I bought a nextstation color, a big box of atari ST boxed games, an apple iigs rom 3 and some other tidbits for about $850 separately as well.

Reply 44187 of 45432, by TrashPanda

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
aitotat wrote on 2022-04-28, 07:54:

rare_cards.jpg

I've never paid anything close to this on retro hardware and I'm sure I never will again. But just look at them! It is rare to find only one of these cards (and just look at some of the revision numbers) but to be able to get them all in same package.

They are what I think they are right .. if so ..you lucky duck, take care of them !

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44188 of 45432, by TrashPanda

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:
I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow wa […]
Show full quote

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg5.jpg7.jpg

at some point I'll have to recruit some locals to help me with moving things. it's a whole 2 car garage full plus the basement and front room of the house.

I bought a nextstation color, a big box of atari ST boxed games, an apple iigs rom 3 and some other tidbits for about $850 separately as well.

Well you have the next few lifetimes worth of old junk to sort through 🤣

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44189 of 45432, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump.

PD2JK wrote on 2022-04-28, 09:48:

Time for a new avatar? 😉

Na, an original Voodoo5 6000 will stay the number 1 item which I will never get (because some tinfoilhat wearing trumpworshiper is hoarding them).

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:43:

They are what I think they are right .. if so ..you lucky duck, take care of them !

If you think they are GUS'es, then you're right.
If you zoom in you can even read it on the PCBs. 😜

Reply 44190 of 45432, by MMaximus

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:51:
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump.

You can understand losing someone dear, feeling overwhelmed while grieving and not wanting to deal with any of this, thus the wish to send everything to the dump. I say good on the OP for not only paying a fair price to the widow but also for salvaging all these vintage parts so they can find their way into the hands of other enthusiasts later down the road

Reply 44191 of 45432, by Tetrium

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:
I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow wa […]
Show full quote

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg5.jpg7.jpg

at some point I'll have to recruit some locals to help me with moving things. it's a whole 2 car garage full plus the basement and front room of the house.

I bought a nextstation color, a big box of atari ST boxed games, an apple iigs rom 3 and some other tidbits for about $850 separately as well.

If the previous owner had a big box just for all his Maxtor branded drives, that's quite impressive 😜

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 44192 of 45432, by TrashPanda

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:51:
4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump. […]
Show full quote
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump.

PD2JK wrote on 2022-04-28, 09:48:

Time for a new avatar? 😉

Na, an original Voodoo5 6000 will stay the number 1 item which I will never get (because some tinfoilhat wearing trumpworshiper is hoarding them).

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:43:

They are what I think they are right .. if so ..you lucky duck, take care of them !

If you think they are GUS'es, then you're right.
If you zoom in you can even read it on the PCBs. 😜

Cards worthy of keeping in a safe place and only using in systems with verified PSUs ! (By verified I mean PSUs that have been tested to ensure working voltages and protection)

It would suck to see one of these cards get nixxed by a failed PSU.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44193 of 45432, by Tetrium

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-04-28, 11:47:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:51:
4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump. […]
Show full quote
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump.

PD2JK wrote on 2022-04-28, 09:48:

Time for a new avatar? 😉

Na, an original Voodoo5 6000 will stay the number 1 item which I will never get (because some tinfoilhat wearing trumpworshiper is hoarding them).

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:43:

They are what I think they are right .. if so ..you lucky duck, take care of them !

If you think they are GUS'es, then you're right.
If you zoom in you can even read it on the PCBs. 😜

Cards worthy of keeping in a safe place and only using in systems with verified PSUs ! (By verified I mean PSUs that have been tested to ensure working voltages and protection)

It would suck to see one of these cards get nixxed by a failed PSU.

Definitely never test with your valued parts with an untested/unchecked PSU.
I'm kinda surprised to sometimes see someone on youtube try to build a retro rig and try to use a PSU of which he has not even bothered to at the very least check the insides for any obvious signs of damage. It's like russian roulette 😋

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 44194 of 45432, by Joseph_Joestar

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Got an Audigy1 (SB0090) and the accompanying LiveDrive (SB0010) for 15 EUR total.

Audigy1.jpg
Filename
Audigy1.jpg
File size
382.8 KiB
Views
273 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

The plastic on the LiveDrive is yellowed and the tiny bits which close the optical in/out ports are missing. Fortunately, I do have another Audigy1 LiveDrive which is in much better shape, and I'll be using that one alongside this card.

PC#1: Pentium MMX 166 / Soyo SY-5BT / S3 Trio64V+ / Voodoo1 / OPTi 82C930 / AWE64 Gold / SC-155
PC#2: AthlonXP 1700+ / Abit KT7A / Voodoo3 / SBLive / Vortex2
PC#3: Athlon64 3000+ / Asus K8V-MX / GeForce4 / Audigy1
PC#4: i5-3550P / MSI Z77A-G43 / GTX 650Ti / X-Fi

Reply 44195 of 45432, by subnet_zero

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
libby wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:18:

I have acquired this somewhat large hoard of PC/mac/random stuff from a local collector / hobbyist who passed away. his widow was about to send it to the dump. cost for everything after a few individual items were sold separately was C$4500.

at some point I'll have to recruit some locals to help me with moving things. it's a whole 2 car garage full plus the basement and front room of the house.

I bought a nextstation color, a big box of atari ST boxed games, an apple iigs rom 3 and some other tidbits for about $850 separately as well.

Instant Collection! 😮

Reply 44196 of 45432, by TrashPanda

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 12:48:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-04-28, 11:47:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:51:
4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump. […]
Show full quote

4500 Canadian Rubels is a lot, for stuff that she wanted to send to the dump.

Na, an original Voodoo5 6000 will stay the number 1 item which I will never get (because some tinfoilhat wearing trumpworshiper is hoarding them).

If you think they are GUS'es, then you're right.
If you zoom in you can even read it on the PCBs. 😜

Cards worthy of keeping in a safe place and only using in systems with verified PSUs ! (By verified I mean PSUs that have been tested to ensure working voltages and protection)

It would suck to see one of these cards get nixxed by a failed PSU.

Definitely never test with your valued parts with an untested/unchecked PSU.
I'm kinda surprised to sometimes see someone on youtube try to build a retro rig and try to use a PSU of which he has not even bothered to at the very least check the insides for any obvious signs of damage. It's like russian roulette 😋

99% of the time it runs 100% of the time it fails with a loud pop some magic smoke and very angry pixies going where they shouldn't. (Percentages pulled out of my ass)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44197 of 45432, by aitotat

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 07:57:

Holy Moly!
How much? Probably in the 4 digits.

Yes. They cost 1000€ so at least it is the best possible 4 digit price.

Reply 44198 of 45432, by Cuttoon

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
aitotat wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:34:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 07:57:

Holy Moly!
How much? Probably in the 4 digits.

Yes. They cost 1000€ so at least it is the best possible 4 digit price.

While I fail to see anything a sound card could do that would prompt me to pay more than 100, given these item's "nimbus" - it's probably a safe investment.
Just make sure your house doesn't burn down. Only for the sake of those cards, I mean. 😉

I like jumpers.

Reply 44199 of 45432, by TrashPanda

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Cuttoon wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:45:
aitotat wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:34:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-28, 07:57:

Holy Moly!
How much? Probably in the 4 digits.

Yes. They cost 1000€ so at least it is the best possible 4 digit price.

While I fail to see anything a sound card could do that would prompt me to pay more than 100, given these item's "nimbus" - it's probably a safe investment.
Just make sure your house doesn't burn down. Only for the sake of those cards, I mean. 😉

hmmm the value of these cards being what it is and the fact that its only going to climb higher would seriously make me buy some offsite secure storage and keep my valuable hardware there. (Similar to the storage place Clint from LGR has)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁