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Reply 47160 of 47888, by lepidotós

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Not bought, but arrived: my Asus K7V, currently stuffed with the 700MHz Pluto it shipped with. Sometime soon I'll be going and getting some components to fill out the build a bit more so I can switch out the 5200 LE with my Radeon 8500DV. Eventually I'll think about switching that out with an Asus V7700 Pro or V8200. This is also definitely not the final case or PSU, I'm eventually planning on moving the board to a Kate & McKenzie KM4006 and throwing a 550w Seasonic Core GM in it, this is just what I had on hand.

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Hardware I've been looking at today include said Asus GPUs, a PCI ethernet (ENLGA-1320) and sound (mostly Aureal Vortexes) card, and some 2.5" 120GB SATA drives and SATA to IDE boards. I'd love to go find these at a recycling center but I can't drive. Plus, the recycling centers around here are all no-pickup.

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Reply 47161 of 47888, by Ensign Nemo

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drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-11-29, 23:28:
Ensign Nemo wrote on 2022-11-29, 23:14:
drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-11-29, 22:49:

Thrustmaster Mark II FCS and an intel PCI ethernet card 😀

Forgot how much fun Descent and TIE Fighter are with a real joystick vs keyboard and mouse

Now you just need to add a throttle and rudder pedals for the perfect setup for flight and space sims!

I'll put them on my list for Santa 😁

I hope you've behaved then! BTW - you can also get "twist" joysticks for rudder control, but having pedals makes a big difference imo. You can also use them for driving too. However, you might want to check if your games support rudder controls first. While a lot of DOS games support them, some games like the original Red Baron don't.

If you were a really good boy or girl, Santa could get you a TrackIR. This is a little device that you can attach to your hat that uses head tracking to map your head movement to the game. After rudder pedals, I would argue that TrackIR is the next best device you can pickup for flight and space simming. Rather than having to use keys or a joystick POV hat, you just need to move your head a bit to look around in game. Like most hobbies, there's always more stuff to buy when flight simming! Here's a list of TrackIR support games (you can also map mouse movement to it, but that isn't as good):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TrackIR_Enhanced_games

Reply 47162 of 47888, by Jaron

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Ensign Nemo wrote on 2022-11-30, 01:39:

I hope you've behaved then! BTW - you can also get "twist" joysticks for rudder control, but having pedals makes a big difference imo.

As someone with a 3D Pro with a twist handle, I would say rudder pedals are a significantly better way to go for most sims. Twisting the handle without also moving one of the other axes is tricky. It's also tricky to keep it in a particular position. Not to mention how awkward it can be to try to fly normally when your wrist is cocked one side or the other. However, it also means one less device to plug into the computer, and doesn't require floor space.

Also, there are many other games you can use flight sim controls for. Back in the later half of the 90s, I would just keyboard and joystick for a lot of action games rather than keyboard and mouse. It was like having an eight button mouse back then. Jedi Knight in particular, being able to map specific Force powers to the joystick hat. And while it's a different kind of piloting, MechWarrior games also are awesome with advanced HOTAS setups.

Reply 47163 of 47888, by libby

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found this Hoontech SoundTrack i-Phone Digital XG sound card in a parts bin at a source of mine. came with the SPDIF daughtercard. can't complain for a buck.

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Reply 47164 of 47888, by gmaverick2k

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A huuuge stack of sold out software CDs. Threw away the cases, kept the inserts, and stored CDs into cd wallet. Kept cases with cd keys in them, couldn't be assed noting down cd keys somewhere. Also gutted large stack of some old demo cd cases.
Using CDs are now bearable with cdslow 5.2 at 16x setting

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Reply 47165 of 47888, by drosse1meyer

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Ensign Nemo wrote on 2022-11-30, 01:39:
I hope you've behaved then! BTW - you can also get "twist" joysticks for rudder control, but having pedals makes a big differenc […]
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drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-11-29, 23:28:
Ensign Nemo wrote on 2022-11-29, 23:14:

Now you just need to add a throttle and rudder pedals for the perfect setup for flight and space sims!

I'll put them on my list for Santa 😁

I hope you've behaved then! BTW - you can also get "twist" joysticks for rudder control, but having pedals makes a big difference imo. You can also use them for driving too. However, you might want to check if your games support rudder controls first. While a lot of DOS games support them, some games like the original Red Baron don't.

If you were a really good boy or girl, Santa could get you a TrackIR. This is a little device that you can attach to your hat that uses head tracking to map your head movement to the game. After rudder pedals, I would argue that TrackIR is the next best device you can pickup for flight and space simming. Rather than having to use keys or a joystick POV hat, you just need to move your head a bit to look around in game. Like most hobbies, there's always more stuff to buy when flight simming! Here's a list of TrackIR support games (you can also map mouse movement to it, but that isn't as good):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TrackIR_Enhanced_games

Thanks for the infos

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Reply 47166 of 47888, by Socket3

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HanJammer wrote on 2022-11-28, 23:04:
Socket3 wrote on 2022-11-28, 18:30:

It seems the board has a Tseng ET1000-A adapter - it makes for an interesting display piece, as I allready have an ET2000 EGA card as well as the common ET3000 and ET4000AX VGA cards. Maybe I'll build a small display case and put these in it.

I have this card NOS with manual. In case you need it I can take scans/pics...

Thank you. If you have the time, and it's not to much of a bother, I would appreciate some pics of the original manual.

Reply 47167 of 47888, by Baleog

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-25, 14:10:

Got another Roland thing, this time an SCC-1.

Wow! I really hope i find one someday. Have you tried it yet?

Reply 47168 of 47888, by Shponglefan

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Baleog wrote on 2022-12-01, 17:46:

Wow! I really hope i find one someday. Have you tried it yet?

Haven't tested it yet. Hoping to get to that this weekend.

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Reply 47169 of 47888, by HanJammer

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Found it by accident on local auction service. Wrong category, wrong card name. Nobody looked at it. Nobody wanted it.

It's in perfect condition, VGA part already tested and it's fine, Audio part detected by NSSI and some games but I have to make a breakout cable (@keropi already provided me with necessary diagrams).

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Reply 47170 of 47888, by libby

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HanJammer wrote on 2022-12-01, 22:50:

Found it by accident on local auction service. Wrong category, wrong card name. Nobody looked at it. Nobody wanted it.

It's in perfect condition, VGA part already tested and it's fine, Audio part detected by NSSI and some games but I have to make a breakout cable (@keropi already provided me with necessary diagrams).

Hah. mind giving me the values of the big cap by the ISA finger connector, I have two of these here which happen to have had that cap ripped off.

Reply 47171 of 47888, by HanJammer

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libby wrote on 2022-12-02, 01:24:

Hah. mind giving me the values of the big cap by the ISA finger connector, I have two of these here which happen to have had that cap ripped off.

470uF 16V (Nichicon brand on my card). Exactly the same as other two biggies on the upper edge of the card.

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Reply 47172 of 47888, by AppleSauce

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Got some more expansion cards to muck about with including a pci riva tnt2.

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Reply 47173 of 47888, by A001

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Can I get rid of my proprietary Compaqs, or in other words, will these fire up without issues?

Second question will be, is it a TC430HX and does it support MMX?

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Reply 47174 of 47888, by pentiumspeed

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Yes to both. Can do MMX due to regulator. The 3.3V comes from ATX plug.

This what my AN430TX did.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 47175 of 47888, by Grzyb

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HanJammer wrote on 2022-12-01, 22:50:

Found it by accident on local auction service. Wrong category, wrong card name. Nobody looked at it. Nobody wanted it.

It's in perfect condition, VGA part already tested and it's fine, Audio part detected by NSSI and some games but I have to make a breakout cable (@keropi already provided me with necessary diagrams).

Actually, I looked at it, and kinda wanted it...
but decided it's not worth the price, also got scared off by the need to make that cable - have you found a plug for that 3-row D-connector?

Reply 47176 of 47888, by HanJammer

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Grzyb wrote on 2022-12-02, 18:50:

Actually, I looked at it, and kinda wanted it...
but decided it's not worth the price, also got scared off by the need to make that cable - have you found a plug for that 3-row D-connector?

Price was adequate (even if the rest of the stuff sold by this guy is very overpriced), although I hesitated for a few days before buying - I'm trying to limit my vintage stuff spending after all. It's pretty rare card - maybe not AdLib Gold kind of rare, but still more rare than pretty much every GUS variant. DB26 plugs are easely available on Allegro and the connections were already reverse-engineered by @keropi (beside the midi which requires external electronics, doesn't matter though because OPL2 is all what I want/need for this era DOS games, and it also like my ATI Stereo F/X provides sockets for C/MS chips). I have plans for an early 386 powerhouse (based on ASUS Cache 386/33 board) and this combo card will be perfect for it.

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Reply 47177 of 47888, by pentiumspeed

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Bought PS3 SCPH-3001A, awaiting the shipping. Need to order HDMI port, our supplier does not stock these. I do this HDMI replacements all the time at work on consoles including Xbox series and PS5.

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Reply 47178 of 47888, by Windows9566

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A001 wrote on 2022-12-02, 15:53:

Can I get rid of my proprietary Compaqs, or in other words, will these fire up without issues?

Second question will be, is it a TC430HX and does it support MMX?

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the TC430HX does support MMX

Reply 47179 of 47888, by pete8475

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Today I ordered a Dallas clock chip replacement for use on a socket 7 board I have with a dead rtc battery.

Hopefully it arrives in the next week or two.

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