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Reply 34760 of 38995, by Joseph_Joestar

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bearking wrote on 2020-06-23, 10:56:

Yesterday I missed one for under 10 euros... 🙁

That's too bad, but I'm sure you'll get one eventually, since these value versions seem to be plentiful. I got mine for 5 EUR from a local eBay equivalent. Stumbled upon it by accident while looking for something else.

The seller listed it as "untested" since he didn't have a computer with an ISA slot, but I took a chance and it works perfectly!

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Reply 34761 of 38995, by bearking

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-06-23, 11:01:
bearking wrote on 2020-06-23, 10:56:

Yesterday I missed one for under 10 euros... 🙁

That's too bad, but I'm sure you'll get one eventually, since these value versions seem to be plentiful. I got mine for 5 EUR from a local eBay equivalent. Stumbled upon it by accident while looking for something else.

The seller listed it as "untested" since he didn't have a computer with an ISA slot, but I took a chance and it works perfectly!

The same here, I was looking for something else, too... But yesterday was the second time I missed a CT4520 in the last 4-5 months 😀. You were lucky!

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Reply 34762 of 38995, by brostenen

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Playstation2 SLIM, complete boxed with all manuals and two controllers for 6,71 Euro.

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Reply 34764 of 38995, by 2Mourty

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Purchased a Hercules 3d prophet 4500 for 50 dollars back in March. Because of Covid 19's effect on shipping I didn't get it until now. I know that the Kyro2 is not a speed demon, but I'm looking forward to putting this through its paces regardless!!

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Reply 34765 of 38995, by CMB75

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I just got a Hercules Dynamite 128 with an ET6000. Going to do some test runs against various S3 and Matrox cards...

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Reply 34766 of 38995, by Mu0n

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Just acquired a Roland MT-32 module with its power supply, nothing else.

So, let's see, I need:

-that ISA card from Belgium (PC Midi card) made by 2 members here
-a M-M midi cable
-anything else?

So stoked that both my 486 and this thing were waiting for me, both short driving distance to me!

Reply 34767 of 38995, by HanJammer

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CMB75 wrote on 2020-06-23, 17:38:

I just got a Hercules Dynamite 128 with an ET6000. Going to do some test runs against various S3 and Matrox cards...

That's very nice card (although kind sad they didn't soldered additional MDRAM chips or at least the sockets for upgrade chips). Definitely more interesting thand those 'generic' Viewtop ET6000s. Although performance wise I don't think that there is anything faster than ARK1000 based cards when it comes to 2D only PCI cards (ie. Hercules Stingray Pro)...

Mu0n wrote on 2020-06-23, 18:06:
Just acquired a Roland MT-32 module with its power supply, nothing else. […]
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Just acquired a Roland MT-32 module with its power supply, nothing else.

So, let's see, I need:

-that ISA card from Belgium (PC Midi card) made by 2 members here
-a M-M midi cable
-anything else?

So stoked that both my 486 and this thing were waiting for me, both short driving distance to me!

Just MPU-401 compatible midi interface card (intelligent mode card) and midi cable or you can alternatively run SoftMPU with some generic gameport<->midi cable.

Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 34768 of 38995, by appiah4

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Mu0n wrote on 2020-06-23, 18:06:
Just acquired a Roland MT-32 module with its power supply, nothing else. […]
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Just acquired a Roland MT-32 module with its power supply, nothing else.

So, let's see, I need:

-that ISA card from Belgium (PC Midi card) made by 2 members here
-a M-M midi cable
-anything else?

So stoked that both my 486 and this thing were waiting for me, both short driving distance to me!

If you will use it with a 486 then you can just use SoftMPU with any sound card that has a bug-free MPU-401. If you don't have a gameport-midi cable, you can use Serdaco's DB-15 adapter to connect with midi-midi cables.

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Reply 34769 of 38995, by brostenen

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-06-23, 12:56:

Wow that's quite the steal on that ps2

Yup.
Pretty cheap for a Ps2. 😀

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Reply 34770 of 38995, by Bige4u

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Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Pro S3 Virge/DX 4MB

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Reply 34772 of 38995, by HanJammer

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Probably some kind of telecommunication cards. Concord-Eracom also made hardware cryptographic modules for financial institutions (banks).
Pretty much useless for hobby use, but interesting stuff anyway. Sometimes you can find like 486 or Pentium CPUs on such cards.
Would be easier to tell if you could split the long ISA cards.

Anyway, such cards always remind me how immensly flexible x86 architecture was and is and it's uses extends far behind home/office or even server room use.

Something that people with those silly old Amigas or Macs will never understand :]

Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 34773 of 38995, by alienmannequin

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-24, 00:23:
Probably some kind of telecommunication cards. Concord-Eracom also made hardware cryptographic modules for financial institution […]
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Probably some kind of telecommunication cards. Concord-Eracom also made hardware cryptographic modules for financial institutions (banks).
Pretty much useless for hobby use, but interesting stuff anyway. Sometimes you can find like 486 or Pentium CPUs on such cards.
Would be easier to tell if you could split the long ISA cards.

Anyway, such cards always remind me how immensly flexible x86 architecture was and is and it's uses extends far behind home/office or even server room use.

Something that people with those silly old Amigas or Macs will never understand :]

Great information, thanks. A real shame they wouldn't have any hobbyist use - seeing that "Zilog" logo really got me excited. And yes, isn't it amazing how flexible and extensible such architecture must be. Minituarization and planned obselecence is taking away all the pleasure of discovering these delightful treasures.

Guess I'll hold onto them for a museum piece, then.

Reply 34774 of 38995, by CMB75

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-23, 20:23:

That's very nice card (although kind sad they didn't soldered additional MDRAM chips or at least the sockets for upgrade chips). Definitely more interesting thand those 'generic' Viewtop ET6000s. Although performance wise I don't think that there is anything faster than ARK1000 based cards when it comes to 2D only PCI cards (ie. Hercules Stingray Pro)...

Yes, it is kind of sad, but for sure I’ll solder in the additional RAM if I can source the upgrade chips. As for the ARK1000, also true in most cases, but there’s always a faster solution. What I want to experiment with are the differences in regards to the technology used and exploit unique features (almost as much fun as playing games).

Reply 34775 of 38995, by mkarcher

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-24, 00:23:

Concord-Eracom also made hardware cryptographic modules for financial institutions (banks).

The first card with the obscured module on the left and the component "do not head above 212F during assembly" actually seems to be a cryptographic module. The key is kept inside that opaque module in static RAM (and the whole encryption/decryption process also happens in that module). The temperature sensitive component is a (most likely lithium) battery used to back-up the key RAM when the computer is turned off.

There will be some kind of tamper detection inside the opaque box, so it clears the key if you attempt to open it. Probably, the key is already long gone because the battery is most likely flat. The idea of boards like this is very similar to current "hardware wallets" for crypto-currency that also try to make sure that everything involving the key happens in a controlled, tamper-resistant environment.

Reply 34776 of 38995, by appiah4

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-24, 00:23:

Something that people with those silly old Amigas or Macs will never understand :]

Yes, because they never needed these accessories for these tasks. 😉

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Reply 34777 of 38995, by Joseph_Joestar

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The Turtle Beach Montego II card that I ordered a few days ago has arrived!

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I installed the drivers and applications from the official CD and did some minor testing. First, the A3D demos that come with the drivers blew me away. The things the Aureal devs managed to accomplish with just 2 speakers (or headphones) are nothing short of amazing. Also, DOS compatibility seems good, and the wavetable on the card sounds pretty nice as well. Next up, I plan on testing some A3D 2.0 games, starting with Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force.

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My nephew recently got hyped because the PlayStation 5 will have positional 3D audio and when I told him that we had that on PC back in 1998 he just looked at me all confused. Can't wait to show him some A3D games next time the family comes over for a visit.

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Reply 34778 of 38995, by HanJammer

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-06-24, 10:31:

The Turtle Beach Montego II card that I ordered a few days ago has arrived!

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Very nice card and kind of rare (most I see are from Diamond), Turtle Beach was high-end.

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Reply 34779 of 38995, by bestemor

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CMB75 wrote on 2020-06-24, 03:48:

Yes, it is kind of sad, but for sure I’ll solder in the additional RAM if I can source the upgrade chips. As for the ARK1000, also true in most cases, but there’s always a faster solution. What I want to experiment with are the differences in regards to the technology used and exploit unique features (almost as much fun as playing games).

Is the upgrade chip perhaps something like item number '274047495303' ?