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Reply 14340 of 16096, by thevdm

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I bought a set of 5 1/4 floppy disks on ebay, it's probably been the best part of 20 years since I've held one of them. They're for a drive that I've had for a few years and have never tested. Hopefully it works!

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A nostalgic pile of laptops from the late 80's to late 90s.

Reply 14341 of 16096, by brostenen

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-02-26, 15:00:
brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:32:
As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that. I […]
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As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that.
It should give me boot-menu, arcade game launcher (or what it is called) and some other neat stuff.
Basically. It is a bunch of installer scripts and software, that will transform the Amiga into an advanced WHD-Loader machine.

Once up and running, I will report back about it. If anyone are interested in what help I can provide.

I just dug my Amiga 1200 out of storage after over 20 years and I am in the process of tinkering with it again. I've got a bunch of parts on the way but I would be interested in hearing about the benefits of this package after you have a chance to test it. I don't know for sure what I want to do with my Amiga yet so all avenues are possible.

I will make sure to write you something about the install procedure if you like.
As far as I can see and read, then the result will be something about this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVbLaCue8Zs

(you can see the CF card setup from around 8 minutes)

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 14342 of 16096, by brostenen

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Jed118 wrote on 2020-02-26, 16:03:
Melamine sponges are amazing! […]
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brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 12:47:

I would never use acetone, unless I am gluing something together. For that I am using a cement made of desolved abs in pure acetone. Works wonders. Just go with the melamine sponge, if you do not wish to retrobright as the first thing. Or do retrobright and then the sponge if you do not want to retrobright a second time. Each one, his or hers choice.

Melamine sponges are amazing!

Acetone works well for small pieces, but you do not immerse it in the liquid! It will, as you know, dissolve the part. Just pad it on to rub stubborn yellowing out and rinse it immediately afterwards. I have found brake fluid (DOT 3 or 4) works well to remove certain streaks, just don't leave it on any metal part as it will lift the paint right off to the metal.

I once used carburettor cleaner on a laptop to get super-stubborn melted plastic standoff juice off it - yeah, that required a lot of sanding and clearcoat to get looking good again.

Not making that mistake again!

Nice.... It is always good to hear people's different aproaches to all this. 😀

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 14343 of 16096, by brostenen

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PTherapist wrote on 2020-02-26, 18:03:
brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:32:
As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that. I […]
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As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that.
It should give me boot-menu, arcade game launcher (or what it is called) and some other neat stuff.
Basically. It is a bunch of installer scripts and software, that will transform the Amiga into an advanced WHD-Loader machine.

Once up and running, I will report back about it. If anyone are interested in what help I can provide.

That sounds interesting.

I haven't had my Amiga long and I hadn't heard of that package.

The author of the software, have released a couple of recordings of the beta version.
It is not beta anymore, and the video's are aprox a year old or something like that.

Amibian on RaspberryPI setup.

Then this....

The installer it self on it's own.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 14344 of 16096, by Bruninho

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Just organized my files around (mac, OneDrive, iPhone, iPad) and DOSBox instances between the three machines to be equal. Then I configured DOSPad on my iOS devices in a way it would be faster and it indeed was faster:

core auto, cputype auto, cycles auto 7800 70% limit 26800 and bang it was fast like the wind again. Then I proceed to make both devices and mac DOSBox versions run the same windows, games and files versions. Job done. Now a pit stop for a lunch and then I will be back for Windows 2000 to tidy up some things.

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JOBS, Steve.

Reply 14345 of 16096, by MrSmiley381

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brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:32:
As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that. I […]
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As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that.
It should give me boot-menu, arcade game launcher (or what it is called) and some other neat stuff.
Basically. It is a bunch of installer scripts and software, that will transform the Amiga into an advanced WHD-Loader machine.

Once up and running, I will report back about it. If anyone are interested in what help I can provide.

Your repeat posts on the Amiga certainly have caught my interest. The Amiga 1200 is one of the machines I have on my radar and I'd appreciate recommendations on selecting the right parts for the most flexible WHDLoad machine for the highest compatibility with OCS/ECS/AGA games at appropriate speeds, with demos and less-exclusive ports of games being a secondary objective. The more I research the Amiga the more options I realize are available and I find it generally overwhelming.

I spend my days fighting with clunky software so I can afford to spend my evenings fighting with clunky hardware.

Reply 14346 of 16096, by Horun

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Horun wrote on 2020-02-24, 06:18:

Started working on two 386 motherboards in my archives a few days ago, neither been booted up since 2003 from the docs that came with. The Symlabs 386SC rev A2 is a beautiful full AT 386 board.

Got this board working last night. Turns out the 386 SC Rev A2 is an FIC 386-25/33/40SC (REV.A2) with 40Mhz XTAL so added a AMD DX40. Has 256k cache !! Had to wire in an external battery due to the DS1287 being dead. As soon as the new coin cell holders come in will solder one on the board. Works great so far !
Predator99 saved the bios of same board here:
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Reply 14347 of 16096, by PTherapist

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MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-02-27, 13:28:
brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:32:
As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that. I […]
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As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that.
It should give me boot-menu, arcade game launcher (or what it is called) and some other neat stuff.
Basically. It is a bunch of installer scripts and software, that will transform the Amiga into an advanced WHD-Loader machine.

Once up and running, I will report back about it. If anyone are interested in what help I can provide.

Your repeat posts on the Amiga certainly have caught my interest. The Amiga 1200 is one of the machines I have on my radar and I'd appreciate recommendations on selecting the right parts for the most flexible WHDLoad machine for the highest compatibility with OCS/ECS/AGA games at appropriate speeds, with demos and less-exclusive ports of games being a secondary objective. The more I research the Amiga the more options I realize are available and I find it generally overwhelming.

Having only recently gotten an Amiga 1200 myself, I certainly understand what you're saying with regards to the options seeming overwhelming. I had briefly used an Amiga in the past, but had long since forgotten practically everything I knew.

It took me hours reading several guides about how to set up a 16GB CF Card, with each guide having a slightly different method and leaving out crucial details that more seasoned Amiga users would take for granted but would confuse us newbies. I eventually settled for a ClassicWB install and downloaded Tiny Launcher to use as a Game Launcher. But from the looks of things, this HstWB installer looks much more interesting. I like the look of the boot menu & game launcher etc.

Reply 14348 of 16096, by brostenen

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MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-02-27, 13:28:
brostenen wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:32:
As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that. I […]
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As for me, I have begun looking into the HST-WB installer package for Amiga. Using AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the package supports that.
It should give me boot-menu, arcade game launcher (or what it is called) and some other neat stuff.
Basically. It is a bunch of installer scripts and software, that will transform the Amiga into an advanced WHD-Loader machine.

Once up and running, I will report back about it. If anyone are interested in what help I can provide.

Your repeat posts on the Amiga certainly have caught my interest. The Amiga 1200 is one of the machines I have on my radar and I'd appreciate recommendations on selecting the right parts for the most flexible WHDLoad machine for the highest compatibility with OCS/ECS/AGA games at appropriate speeds, with demos and less-exclusive ports of games being a secondary objective. The more I research the Amiga the more options I realize are available and I find it generally overwhelming.

Thanks. Yup. There are a lot of nice stuff going on around that platform. Sure I love a good x86 platform. There are just something different about the Amiga in general. Amiga500/600/1200 or 386/486's... They are all equally awesomme.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 14350 of 16096, by bjwil1991

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Greased my newly acquired PS2's DVD drive with white lithium grease on the rails, gear, gear teeth, and tracks. Ejects fully, but it makes a bit of noise when ejecting. Not bad for $12.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 14351 of 16096, by Deczor

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Bought a NOS CDRW for the 486, but then realised the IDE cable needs and extension and I don't have any. Going to install it anyway.

Finally found something useful in the dumpster at work. Had to go back after hours, but I scored some TEAC CD drives and TEAC floppy drives that came out of some old hardware in one of our ancient datacenters. Also rescued a perfectly functional 24" Elitedisplay monitor.

New CD drive:

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Seeing which looks better, the new one or the one I rescued:

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Turns out the TEAC (bottom bay) wins. BTC going back in the box.

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Time to tidy my damn red room and make everything useable. Decided that the socket7 case is just too big there. And I didn't ever use the extra 24" monitor on my desk anyway. So DOS 15" on one arm, Win10 27" on the other arm.

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You can really cram a lot into a 4sqm room if you have to.

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Now I need to build a pentium.

Reply 14352 of 16096, by derSammler

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Started putting all my retro stuff into boxes, since I move later this year. Good opportunity to see if everything is (still) working and to sort things out that I don't really need or ever use. 😀

Reply 14353 of 16096, by pewpewpew

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Why settle for one white elephant when you can have two?

Matching 19" PF790. Together that's about 120 lbs, and they want attention. But right now I'm just pleased everything came up without blowing a cap.

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Reply 14354 of 16096, by bjwil1991

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Soft modded my PS2 and installed a 200GB HDD for my games and stuff. Also removed some corrosion on the fixer upper 486 motherboard, but the jumpers and headers need to be replaced and I need a diagram for connecting a CR2032 battery holder to the board as I need a diode and where to solder the diode to.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 14355 of 16096, by Turbo ->

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Deczor wrote on 2020-02-28, 23:54:

Finally found something useful in the dumpster at work. Had to go back after hours, but I scored some TEAC CD drives and TEAC floppy drives that came out of some old hardware in one of our ancient datacenters. Also rescued a perfectly functional 24" Elitedisplay monitor.

You can really cram a lot into a 4sqm room if you have to.

Congrats on the saved components Deczor. Also like the room setup. What is that red shiny thing in the midde of the upper shelf?

Reply 14356 of 16096, by EvieSigma

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Upgraded my Micron Pentium II box from 266MHz and 64MB of RAM to 333MHz and 512MB, though I didn't originally plan to put that much in. Couldn't find a second 128MB stick so I went overkill.

Reply 14357 of 16096, by Deczor

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Turbo -> wrote on 2020-02-29, 20:00:

Congrats on the saved components Deczor. Also like the room setup. What is that red shiny thing in the midde of the upper shelf?

That's my main PC. Better to have it out of the way up there.

Reply 14358 of 16096, by Horun

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-02-29, 15:31:

Soft modded my PS2 and installed a 200GB HDD for my games and stuff. Also removed some corrosion on the fixer upper 486 motherboard, but the jumpers and headers need to be replaced and I need a diagram for connecting a CR2032 battery holder to the board as I need a diode and where to solder the diode to.

Board pictures: http://imgur.com/a/6x76EzF

Interesting as I just removed a barrel battery off a 386, a 3.6v NiCad and am going to put a cr2032 in it's place but want to block the charge current. The board has a fairly long/wide + trace from the old battery that am thinking of cutting and soldering a diode across the cut.Then just solder a coin holder in the old battery spot. What do you think ?

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 14359 of 16096, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Made an adapter cable for the custom fan header on the AP550 - plan is to test a few 92mm fans to find the best noise / airflow ratio for the front inlet.

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