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Reply 20480 of 45448, by yawetaG

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And finally (in more ways than one):

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This is the limited edition of Broken Thunder. Broken Thunder is a doujin game from Japan that's based off the popular 1980s/1990s Tec(h)nosoft shoot 'em up series Thunder Force and that was the center of a clusterfuck of epic proportions because one of the makers thought he had the rights to the whole franchise while he had not. On top of that the game was partially unfinished and bug-ridden, and a patch to fix the issues was promised but never materialized. This resulted in his band breaking up, his work not being featured in subsequent Tec(h)nosoft games, and the game being pulled from retail shelves in Japan. 😵
The difference between the limited edition and the regular edition is the front cover and that the limited version includes an audio CD.

But apparently the recall wasn't executed very well because it pops up for sale now and then anyway... 😎 The trick is to get it for a decent price, so when it showed up for 100 yen buy it now I didn't know how fast I had to be to snatch it up. Only took me a few years to find it at such a price. 🤣

Reply 20481 of 45448, by appiah4

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Literally stumbled across these so I bought the lot for $12.

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Pentium MMX 200 (The only MMX CPU I didn't have, and hopefully one I can downclock to 100MHz by connecting an FSB jumper to the Turbo button, so yeah)

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Savage4 LT 8MB (I bought it thinking it were a Pro 16MB, never knew they made AGP cards of the LT chip.. Appears to be 2x only too)

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Never saw a Trio64+Scenic combo card before, and never saw a Trio64 upgradable to 4MB before, so yeah, got this. This will go into my P133 build.

EDIT: This also came in the mail today, so I guess I can just edit it in:

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HIS Radeon 7000 PCI 64MB

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Reply 20482 of 45448, by JidaiGeki

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cyclone3d wrote:
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Also, if you look in System Specs, my 386 build has an Adaptec sound card in it which has the same controller on it as these Cardinal cards - and it's a full SCSI controller, rather than just being limited to CD-ROMs.

What drivers are you using for your Adaptec card? The only thing I could find was a DOS install utility on Adaptec's site.

No drivers for the SCSI card, but you could try Adaptec EZ-SCSI, which came bundled with the card. There are Cardinal drivers on driversguide.com, but I haven't tested them yet.

Did you get those ISIS CDs BTW?

Reply 20483 of 45448, by Batyra

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Just received Asus TX97-X rev. 3.0
I'll think of replacing my Gigabyte GA586-ATX with it.

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Reply 20484 of 45448, by blurks

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An IBM PS/2 Model 55SX suddenly appeared.

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Reply 20485 of 45448, by FesterBlatz

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I remember learning to type in Middle School with a classroom full of those running WordPerfect 5.0. Everyone simultaneously opening their documents was enough to saturate the Token Ring LAN in that area of the building so it would take like 2 minutes for a simple text document to open.

Good times! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

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An IBM PS/2 Model 55SX suddenly appeared.

Reply 20486 of 45448, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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yawetaG wrote:
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And finally (in more ways than one):

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This is the limited edition of Broken Thunder. Broken Thunder is a doujin game from Japan that's based off the popular 1980s/1990s Tec(h)nosoft shoot 'em up series Thunder Force and that was the center of a clusterfuck of epic proportions because one of the makers thought he had the rights to the whole franchise while he had not. On top of that the game was partially unfinished and bug-ridden, and a patch to fix the issues was promised but never materialized. This resulted in his band breaking up, his work not being featured in subsequent Tec(h)nosoft games, and the game being pulled from retail shelves in Japan. 😵
The difference between the limited edition and the regular edition is the front cover and that the limited version includes an audio CD.

But apparently the recall wasn't executed very well because it pops up for sale now and then anyway... 😎 The trick is to get it for a decent price, so when it showed up for 100 yen buy it now I didn't know how fast I had to be to snatch it up. Only took me a few years to find it at such a price. 🤣

100 yen so roughly 90 cents USD?

That IS a good price.

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Reply 20487 of 45448, by cyclone3d

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JidaiGeki wrote:
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Also, if you look in System Specs, my 386 build has an Adaptec sound card in it which has the same controller on it as these Cardinal cards - and it's a full SCSI controller, rather than just being limited to CD-ROMs.

What drivers are you using for your Adaptec card? The only thing I could find was a DOS install utility on Adaptec's site.

No drivers for the SCSI card, but you could try Adaptec EZ-SCSI, which came bundled with the card. There are Cardinal drivers on driversguide.com, but I haven't tested them yet.

Did you get those ISIS CDs BTW?

Ok, yeah, the EZ-SCSI download is what I saw on Adaptec's site. I also have all the different driver packages from driverguide. One of them actually looks like a complete 2 disk package. I'll test when the card arrives.

I didn't get the ISIS CDs yet. Waiting for them to be imaged and uploaded somewhere.

Edit: got the download links. Ended up in a different folder in my email so I didn't see them. Going to download as soon as I get home. 😀

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Reply 20488 of 45448, by Ozzuneoj

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Just bought a pair of vintage Keytronic keyboards for $35 shipped. One is a standard 101-key type (possibly AT\XT switchable), the other looks like a Model F (PC\XT) clone with an identical layout (except it has LEDs in the lock keys).

Bought these on a whim, for sure, but I know what these things tend to go for. I'll try them out and clean them up. Maybe the XT type will be more suitable for my 5150 until I get the original IBM keyboard working. 😀

Also picked up a lot of 4 video cards elsewhere online for $16 shipped. Contained a GT220, GT610, Radeon HD 5450, one misc AGP card and a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI. 😀

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Reply 20489 of 45448, by Ozzuneoj

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cyclone3d wrote:

Ok, yeah, the EZ-SCSI download is what I saw on Adaptec's site. I also have all the different driver packages from driverguide. One of them actually looks like a complete 2 disk package. I'll test when the card arrives.

I didn't get the ISIS CDs yet. Waiting for them to be imaged and uploaded somewhere.

I actually have some Adaptec SCSI disks I got a while back in a lot of stuff. I should probably get them out and see if they contain anything that might be useful or not otherwise available online.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 20490 of 45448, by easy_john

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appiah4 wrote:

Never saw a Trio64+Scenic combo card before, and never saw a Trio64 upgradable to 4MB before, so yeah, got this. This will go into my P133 build.

As far I remember - Trio64 only support max 2mb ram. So as for me - empty sockets is only for Scenic framebuffer.

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Reply 20491 of 45448, by xjas

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Lucked out at a thrift shop. Not exactly "PC" hardware, but early VR stuff. 😉

The brown one is REALLY old, probably late '50s. They made these for a long time! Some of the reels date to that era so it's pretty interesting to flip through them. Among them are a hand-drawn / cel-shaded Popeye comic (so weird to see oldschool comic art in full 3D!) and a claymation Daffy Duck one.

I actually already had the blue one but didn't have any reels so this was a nice find.

Also grabbed some unused floppy disk mailers, because why not.

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Reply 20492 of 45448, by CkRtech

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appiah4 wrote:

Literally stumbled across...

blurks wrote:

An IBM PS/2 Model 55SX suddenly appeared.

I feel like I am playing Dragon Quest.

... nice hauls, guys.

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Reply 20493 of 45448, by luckybob

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I REALLY like the IBM PS/2 line of computers. It's a damn shame MCA wasn't more popular and subsequently cheaper to acquire cards for.

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Reply 20497 of 45448, by stoof

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xjas wrote:
Lucked out at a thrift shop. Not exactly "PC" hardware, but early VR stuff. ;) […]
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Lucked out at a thrift shop. Not exactly "PC" hardware, but early VR stuff. 😉

The brown one is REALLY old, probably late '50s. They made these for a long time! Some of the reels date to that era so it's pretty interesting to flip through them. Among them are a hand-drawn / cel-shaded Popeye comic (so weird to see oldschool comic art in full 3D!) and a claymation Daffy Duck one.

I actually already had the blue one but didn't have any reels so this was a nice find.

Also grabbed some unused floppy disk mailers, because why not.

View-masters are cool, isn't there a decent market for those? My parents have a really old one, and I remember looking through them as a kid being slightly scared but mostly intrigued by the clay cartoons. I think there was a disc with dinosaurs as well.

Calling them "full 3D" (or "VR" for that matter, hehe) is a bit much though; they are just stereoscopic still images after all. 😉

Reply 20498 of 45448, by Ozzuneoj

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Just bought a pair of vintage Keytronic keyboards for $35 shipped. One is a standard 101-key type (possibly AT\XT switchable), the other looks like a Model F (PC\XT) clone with an identical layout (except it has LEDs in the lock keys).

Bought these on a whim, for sure, but I know what these things tend to go for. I'll try them out and clean them up. Maybe the XT type will be more suitable for my 5150 until I get the original IBM keyboard working. 😀

Also picked up a lot of 4 video cards elsewhere online for $16 shipped. Contained a GT220, GT610, Radeon HD 5450, one misc AGP card and a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI. 😀

Here's a few pictures of the keyboards. Not bad for $35 shipped.

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Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 20499 of 45448, by JidaiGeki

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NTB with integrated printer by Canon

Awesome, looks to be in great condition, hope you also got the charger for it. I have two of these, one of which has had a battery leak, so do check inside if you can. The Note Jet was an interesting product back in the day, my father used one for work, he seemed to enjoy it more than other laptops as it was quite handy when he was on the road. Some years later I had to carry around a portable printer and laptop for work, and began to realise how much less hassle it would have been to have an integrated printer.

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