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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 44402 of 45418, by Shponglefan

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-05-05, 15:37:

Maybe I'm just bad at video games, but I've tried to do this for years and could never pinpoint someone's location by listening to sounds.

I've found positional audio works best with headphones. I've also used it with 2 and 4 speaker setups, and while it kind of provides a surround sound effect, headphones are best for precise 3D positioning.

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Reply 44403 of 45418, by imi

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-05-05, 15:33:
HanJammer wrote on 2022-05-05, 12:02:

Anyway, A3D was and still is a gimmick to me.

I remember using it for Half-Life deathmatch back in the day. Being able to precisely pinpoint other player movements just by sound was more than a gimmick. It was a decisive tactical advantage.

the stereo sound in half-life is notoriously bad, I actually haven't tried it with A3D or even EAX or the like yet, does that remedy that? ^^

Reply 44404 of 45418, by chrismes

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I remember using a Creative DTT3500 5.1 system with a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 back in the day. I had no problem locating opponents in games that properly supported EAX.

Reply 44405 of 45418, by Shponglefan

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imi wrote on 2022-05-05, 15:50:

the stereo sound in half-life is notoriously bad, I actually haven't tried it with A3D or even EAX or the like yet, does that remedy that? ^^

I can't speak for EAX, but I distinctly remember the A3D positional sound in Half-Life to be quite good. It could even be used to track players/enemies with both surround positions and different heights.

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Reply 44406 of 45418, by Tetrium

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-05, 09:44:
Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find […]
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Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find it needs Reg ECC modules, its got a 32mb PC66 module in it right now but im unsure if it can take any kind of reg ECC PC66 modules, being a NEC I suspect they might be weird ones.

I do have a bunch of PC100 and PC133 Reg ECC modules, does anyone know if they will downclock like normal ram does without issue ? if so then I wont have to go hunting for more NEC modules.

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With the name on that case you'd perhaps be better off keep the 5.25in external bays filled up or else someone might put an empty coffee mug in there and then try to find the gimmecoffeenow-button 😋

The floppy drive seek at boot would actually add to the immersion 😂

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Reply 44407 of 45418, by Cuttoon

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-05, 16:33:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-05, 09:44:
Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find […]
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Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find it needs Reg ECC modules, its got a 32mb PC66 module in it right now but im unsure if it can take any kind of reg ECC PC66 modules, being a NEC I suspect they might be weird ones.

I do have a bunch of PC100 and PC133 Reg ECC modules, does anyone know if they will downclock like normal ram does without issue ? if so then I wont have to go hunting for more NEC modules.

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With the name on that case you'd perhaps be better off keep the 5.25in external bays filled up or else someone might put an empty coffee mug in there and then try to find the gimmecoffeenow-button 😋

The floppy drive seek at boot would actually add to the immersion 😂

I'm actually having a very hard time unseeing that.

I like jumpers.

Reply 44408 of 45418, by Tetrium

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-05, 16:37:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-05, 16:33:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-05, 09:44:
Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find […]
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Well the NEC 5800/110 Pro system arrived to day, its the Pentium Pro box and upon opening it and checking it out I come to find it needs Reg ECC modules, its got a 32mb PC66 module in it right now but im unsure if it can take any kind of reg ECC PC66 modules, being a NEC I suspect they might be weird ones.

I do have a bunch of PC100 and PC133 Reg ECC modules, does anyone know if they will downclock like normal ram does without issue ? if so then I wont have to go hunting for more NEC modules.

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With the name on that case you'd perhaps be better off keep the 5.25in external bays filled up or else someone might put an empty coffee mug in there and then try to find the gimmecoffeenow-button 😋

The floppy drive seek at boot would actually add to the immersion 😂

I'm actually having a very hard time unseeing that.

And replace the OS startup sound with the sound of a mug being filled up 😋

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Reply 44409 of 45418, by Kahenraz

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-05, 17:20:

And replace the OS startup sound with the sound of a mug being filled up 😋

I love this idea. The desktop wallpaper should be an assortment of coffee beans.

Reply 44410 of 45418, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Just won a MMX233 and three MMX200 for 13,11€ shipped.
I don't care about the 200MHz ones. The 233 is intended to replace my MMX200 in my ISA test machine.
Gonna sell the 200's and basically got a MMX233 for free.
However, the CPUs have bend pins, so a bit of work is involved.

Reply 44411 of 45418, by imi

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some PCI goodies :3

Hercules 3D Prophet 9000 PCI, GF6200 PCI

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PhysX card and 2x ATi 3D Rage XL PCI, though one seems to have gotten a cap ripped off
also the dates on them are funny, one (c) 2000, one (c) 2004, or if the numbers on the chips are datecodes one 2005 and one 2007, seems like they were produced for quite a while even before the chinese cards showed up ^^

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Reply 44412 of 45418, by SteveC

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-03, 20:09:
For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description) […]
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For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description)

Intel® Pentium® 4 220/512
Intel® Pentium® 3 1000/256/133
AMD Athlon XKDA3000#

I have a pin straightening session ahead! 😀

And I have bought yet another ThinkPad (R50e) - looks like a Celeron/Pentium M but I have no info on it yet!

Well this started a conversation so that's good, but...

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Reply 44413 of 45418, by Cuttoon

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:42:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-03, 20:09:
For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description) […]
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For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description)

Intel® Pentium® 4 220/512
Intel® Pentium® 3 1000/256/133
AMD Athlon XKDA3000#

I have a pin straightening session ahead! 😀

And I have bought yet another ThinkPad (R50e) - looks like a Celeron/Pentium M but I have no info on it yet!

Well this started a conversation so that's good, but...

see, this is why we can't have nice things.
Sadly, Ebay has a quasi monopoly in their field. Otherwise it would be really, really disturbing with what flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery they let their sellers get away with...

I like jumpers.

Reply 44414 of 45418, by SteveC

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:47:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:42:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-03, 20:09:
For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description) […]
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For the price of a pint of beer I bought these (seller's photo and description)

Intel® Pentium® 4 220/512
Intel® Pentium® 3 1000/256/133
AMD Athlon XKDA3000#

I have a pin straightening session ahead! 😀

And I have bought yet another ThinkPad (R50e) - looks like a Celeron/Pentium M but I have no info on it yet!

Well this started a conversation so that's good, but...

see, this is why we can't have nice things.
Sadly, Ebay has a quasi monopoly in their field. Otherwise it would be really, really disturbing with what flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery they let their sellers get away with...

"flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery" is a sentence I hope to re-use in the future 😀

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Reply 44415 of 45418, by chrismeyer6

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 23:16:
Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:47:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:42:

Well this started a conversation so that's good, but...

see, this is why we can't have nice things.
Sadly, Ebay has a quasi monopoly in their field. Otherwise it would be really, really disturbing with what flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery they let their sellers get away with...

"flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery" is a sentence I hope to re-use in the future 😀

Me too!!

Reply 44416 of 45418, by SteveC

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Quick video on the ThinkPad R50e I got the other day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-au_1-NtbM

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Reply 44417 of 45418, by Cuttoon

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 23:16:
Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:47:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 22:42:

Well this started a conversation so that's good, but...

see, this is why we can't have nice things.
Sadly, Ebay has a quasi monopoly in their field. Otherwise it would be really, really disturbing with what flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery they let their sellers get away with...

"flabbergasting amounts of shitfuckery" is a sentence I hope to re-use in the future 😀

While you're at it, make a note of the word "gobbledygook"!

SteveC wrote on 2022-05-05, 23:39:

Quick video on the ThinkPad R50e I got the other day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-au_1-NtbM

Think I have a similar one, but still somewhere in storage at my parent's place. Just old enough to be 4:3 and with PATA drive. Battery is the usual but else, seems fine. TBH, it's a bit in the "obsolete limbo" age for me. Not too much use or interest, so far. I should check out whether it does any DOS with any sense...

I like jumpers.

Reply 44418 of 45418, by TrashPanda

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-05-05, 17:33:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-05, 17:20:

And replace the OS startup sound with the sound of a mug being filled up 😋

I love this idea. The desktop wallpaper should be an assortment of coffee beans.

It will be done !

Also I was thinking of printing a vinyl wrap for it that makes it appear to be an actual coffee machine.

It’s honestly a fun machine to play with.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44419 of 45418, by Meatball

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Added a verified working Canopus Pure3D to supplement the failed one I already one (which is undergoing repairs, but I don't know if it will survive).

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