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Reply 44500 of 45449, by Meatball

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 06:47:

Edit - Saw a Voodoo3 3000 listed on eBay .. thing is .. its one of them rare Compaq Vodoo3 3500's that doesnt need the silly breakout cable, Ill add it to my Voodoo Collection which is now complete .. aside from a Rush which quite frankly are not worth the bother.

Darn it, I saw that card but ignored it! Nice grab.

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Reply 44501 of 45449, by TrashPanda

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Meatball wrote on 2022-05-08, 14:09:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 06:47:

Edit - Saw a Voodoo3 3000 listed on eBay .. thing is .. its one of them rare Compaq Vodoo3 3500's that doesnt need the silly breakout cable, Ill add it to my Voodoo Collection which is now complete .. aside from a Rush which quite frankly are not worth the bother.

Darn it, I saw that card but ignored it! Nice grab.

Wasn't till I checked the pictures that I saw it was actually a 3500, it also matches perfectly a similar card I missed out on a month ago by 50 cents....that one sold for ~350 AUD IIRC this one was a bit cheaper.

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Reply 44502 of 45449, by Gmlb256

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 06:47:

Edit - Saw a Voodoo3 3000 listed on eBay .. thing is .. its one of them rare Compaq Vodoo3 3500's that doesnt need the silly breakout cable, Ill add it to my Voodoo Collection which is now complete .. aside from a Rush which quite frankly are not worth the bother.

Nice! Compaq does make quality video cards from existing components. Have a S3 ViRGE/GX and nVidia TNT2 cards built by them.

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:40:
blurks wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:39:

Artex where are you!?

Your presence is overdue.

Who ?

An user who hasn't being active or at least posted anything in recent months. 😉

Reply 44503 of 45449, by TrashPanda

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-08, 14:19:
Nice! Compaq does make quality video cards from existing components with very good output quality. Have a S3 ViRGE/GX and nVidia […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 06:47:

Edit - Saw a Voodoo3 3000 listed on eBay .. thing is .. its one of them rare Compaq Vodoo3 3500's that doesnt need the silly breakout cable, Ill add it to my Voodoo Collection which is now complete .. aside from a Rush which quite frankly are not worth the bother.

Nice! Compaq does make quality video cards from existing components with very good output quality. Have a S3 ViRGE/GX and nVidia TNT2 cards built by them.

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:40:
blurks wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:39:

Artex where are you!?

Your presence is overdue.

Who ?

An user who hasn't being active or at least posted anything in recent months. 😉

Ive heard the name being whispered around here before, I got the impression they were rather well known in these parts.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44504 of 45449, by chrismes

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I posted the transparent case and some other goodies I scored a few days ago. But there was more in that haul. I also got a plastic bag with fans and cables and the real score hid among that rubbish.

Behold the Revoltec LightWriter:

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Reply 44506 of 45449, by SteveC

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No idea what this is but it was a tenner and includes an HP 19" LCD monitor (not that I want that as I have one or two already!). It says P4 at the bottom but who knows!

Seller's only photo.... I just hope it has something exciting in it!

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Reply 44507 of 45449, by SteveC

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chrismes wrote on 2022-05-08, 15:28:

I posted the transparent case and some other goodies I scored a few days ago. But there was more in that haul. I also got a plastic bag with fans and cables and the real score hid among that rubbish.

Behold the Revoltec LightWriter:

I love that! 😀

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Reply 44508 of 45449, by Tetrium

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-08, 17:03:

No idea what this is but it was a tenner and includes an HP 19" LCD monitor (not that I want that as I have one or two already!). It says P4 at the bottom but who knows!

Seller's only photo.... I just hope it has something exciting in it!

That case alone already looks exciting tbh. From the Chieftec Dragon era (I always forget the name of the really original case).

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Reply 44509 of 45449, by appiah4

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I came across these three cards in a local listing by an e-waste reseller. They were being sold as expansion cards at junk value so I grabbed them all at 5 bucks. They all work.

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Reply 44510 of 45449, by HanJammer

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-08, 03:54:
Shreddoc wrote on 2022-05-08, 03:22:

LCDs outside their native resolution is a no-go for me.

One reason why I don't bother using LCD monitors with old computers. 😀

1600x1200 LCDs are pretty cool -> they scale down beautifully to 800x600 (1 pixel = 2x2 pixels) and 320x240 (1 pixel = 5x5 pixels). Super sharp and good for your eyes, small foot print and basically a must for anyone using something else than just a PC (I can use my hp2035 with anything that supports composite or s-video as well - so Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Commodore, NES, SNES and more).

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Reply 44511 of 45449, by imi

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they can also scale 320x200 perfectly ^^

unfortunately a lot of the 1600x1200 LCDs are really old by now and many of them suffer from deteriorating panels, but there's also 1920x1200 and some of them can do proper 4:3 scaling.

Reply 44512 of 45449, by HanJammer

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imi wrote on 2022-05-08, 23:16:

they can also scale 320x200 perfectly ^^

unfortunately a lot of the 1600x1200 LCDs are really old by now and many of them suffer from deteriorating panels, but there's also 1920x1200 and some of them can do proper 4:3 scaling.

Yes, although pixels won't be square if you want the picture to cover whole screen. I recently bought 2 more hp2035, I also do have 2 Dells FP2007 although they are irritating (very weak composite in for some odd reason resulting in super poor picture quality and they struggle to save calibration settings).

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Reply 44513 of 45449, by Gmlb256

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HanJammer wrote on 2022-05-08, 23:13:
Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-08, 03:54:
Shreddoc wrote on 2022-05-08, 03:22:

LCDs outside their native resolution is a no-go for me.

One reason why I don't bother using LCD monitors with old computers. 😀

1600x1200 LCDs are pretty cool -> they scale down beautifully to 800x600 (1 pixel = 2x2 pixels) and 320x240 (1 pixel = 5x5 pixels). Super sharp and good for your eyes, small foot print and basically a must for anyone using something else than just a PC (I can use my hp2035 with anything that supports composite or s-video as well - so Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Commodore, NES, SNES and more).

I'm not against using LCD monitors entirely and know all their advantages. Currently using a 1920x1200 LCD monitor with IPS panel on my modern computer and I can set it to 1600x1200 for 4:3 aspect ratio. The only thing is that mine is purely digital and stuck at 60 Hz, which isn't bad for most consoles but I don't get a smooth framerate experience with many DOS games because of this.

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imi wrote on 2022-05-08, 23:16:

they can also scale 320x200 perfectly ^^

unfortunately a lot of the 1600x1200 LCDs are really old by now and many of them suffer from deteriorating panels, but there's also 1920x1200 and some of them can do proper 4:3 scaling.

Yes, although pixels won't be square if you want the picture to cover whole screen. I recently bought 2 more hp2035, I also do have 2 Dells FP2007 although they are irritating (very weak composite in for some odd reason resulting in super poor picture quality and they struggle to save calibration settings).

320x200 in old computers were intended to have non-square pixels despite the aspect ratio being 16:10.

Reply 44514 of 45449, by Artex

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blurks wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:39:

Artex where are you!?

Your presence is overdue.

Still here lurking and still collecting. Sadly though, it seems the current state of affairs is no different than what it was when I decided to stop posting in this topic/thread now many months ago. VOGONS was (and still very much is) a great source of knowledge disseminated by many people who are way smarter than I. This thread though - originally established as a space for the digital curation of these retro goodies - somehow continues to be filled with the toxic rants of people who just can't seem to enjoy the hobby for what it is. They continue to bash those who have no ill intentions and who simply want to share their treasures without judgement. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but people should have the capacity to exercise some self-restraint as well. @Tetrium - cheers to you and some of the oldie Vogoneers that just seem to 'get it.'

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Reply 44515 of 45449, by TrashPanda

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Artex wrote on 2022-05-08, 23:38:
blurks wrote on 2022-05-08, 13:39:

Artex where are you!?

Your presence is overdue.

Still here lurking and still collecting. Sadly though, it seems the current state of affairs is no different than what it was when I decided to stop posting in this topic/thread now many months ago. VOGONS was (and still very much is) a great source of knowledge disseminated by many people who are way smarter than I. This thread though - originally established as a space for the digital curation of these retro goodies - somehow continues to be filled with the toxic rants of people who just can't seem to enjoy the hobby for what it is. They continue to bash those who have no ill intentions and who simply want to share their treasures without judgement. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but people should have the capacity to exercise some self-restraint as well. @Tetrium - cheers to you and some of the oldie Vogoneers that just seem to 'get it.'

The banner pic on your YT channel .. is that of your collection ?

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44516 of 45449, by Artex

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-09, 00:11:

The banner pic on your YT channel .. is that of your collection ?

Yes - I grabbed a quick shot of "3Dfx row." Sent you a PM.

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Reply 44517 of 45449, by TrashPanda

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Artex wrote on 2022-05-09, 00:30:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-09, 00:11:

The banner pic on your YT channel .. is that of your collection ?

Yes - I grabbed a quick shot of "3Dfx row." Sent you a PM.

Im lost for words, its like a nerds little corner of heaven right there, could get lost for weeks with that collection just enjoying looking at it all, thanks for showing it to me!

Just browsing the Video Cards might take me a few hours so many awesome bits of PC history there, I know some here like to hate on 3DFX but for me they will always have a place in my collection. As the company that ushered in a revolution in PC 3d gaming graphics I personally feel that all collections should have at least one 3DFX card in it, even if its not being used.

and then .. there is a V6000 in there, out of curiosity how does it perform or does it have similar SLI issues as the V5500?

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Reply 44518 of 45449, by badmojo

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Radical Vision wrote on 2022-05-07, 10:55:

BTW to be PC HW hoarder is hard for most men, die to them having a wife or gf, many did divorse, as they cant collect parts die to their wifes trowing stuff on the garbage, and not accepting the hobby of the men. Got cool parts from ppl that did have no choice but to trow the parts on the garbage or sell them, die to their wifes being females, they will never understand us..

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Reply 44519 of 45449, by Artex

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Appreciate your words TrashPanda.

Like you, I'm clearly over the moon for anything 3Dfx-related and have amassed quite a collection of boxed and bare cards, lots of 3Dfx shwag and the mighty V5-6000. My first 3Dfx card - the Orchid Righteous 3D with those magical clicky relays - forever changed me during my techie 'formative years' and the nostalgia has never stopped. To answer your question, it's a beast of a card when (8x) AA is applied and those extra chips are put to use. So yeah, definitely a special place in my heart for this lovely card and storied company. But then again, you look at the Quantum3D Mercury Brick (also in my collection) with 4 x 200 SBis connected up and the Antialiasing is pure madness.

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