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Reply 18620 of 18987, by adalbert

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Soldered some CPU pins, I found using a long and thin stainless steel tube as a good way to keep the pins centered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4JRmWd8bw4

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Reply 18621 of 18987, by liqmat

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adalbert wrote on 2021-04-01, 22:53:

Soldered some CPU pins, I found using a long and thin stainless steel tube as a good way to keep the pins centered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4JRmWd8bw4

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Nothing. but respect sir. Very nice!

Reply 18623 of 18987, by fool

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I got april fooled by Futuremark running 3DMark99 😂

Real score is somewhere around 3200+. Tried to beat random 3DMark crash. Played a bit with Ali AGP config using "normal" setting this strange score occured.

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Reply 18624 of 18987, by PTherapist

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Ordered this little Crash game & demos collection (not the computer or joystick) last week and finally got around to testing some of them out today -

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Almost everything I've tried has worked so far, only a couple of games failed - which is pretty good considering the age of the tapes. My ZX Spectrum tape collection was pretty small, so these Crash compilations bulk it out a little and should provide some amusement.

Also today, been testing out the Super 64/ED64 Plus Chinese Everdrive I received for my N64. I've never had issues with the cheaper Chinese clones for other systems and this is no exception, it works flawlessly with all region N64 ROMs and the NES emulation is also fully functional.

Reply 18625 of 18987, by Thermalwrong

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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

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It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

Reply 18626 of 18987, by bjwil1991

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That's cute. Wish I had a 3D printer myself so I can make custom brackets for an EGA card and XT-FDC card for my Compaq Portable 1 system.

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Reply 18627 of 18987, by Bruninho

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-04-02, 17:20:
That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done! Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and […]
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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

IMG_0820-2.jpg

It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

Amazing! I like the attitude "Theres not one so I made mine".

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JOBS, Steve.

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Reply 18628 of 18987, by PC@LIVE

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Today I rebooted a motherboard of an Acer T630.
It is a Gigabyte 8TRS400M (775) with Pentium 4 531 (3GHz).
It has integrated video card of the ATi Xpress200, also the chipset is ATi RS400.
RAM: I use 3 modules of 512MB each, in total so they are 1.5GB, DDR667 CL5 from Micron (they were from an HP PC), and they go in dual channel.
Audio is integrated with ALC chip, LAN is also integrated 1Gigabit.
BIOS Phoenix Award version R01-A4 of 03/14/2005.
I currently use the integrated VGA, but if you want you can install a PCI-E 16X VGA if necessary.
The CPU could be upgraded, in theory you could put the Pentium D, but it seems that it is not supported by this MB, same thing for the Pentium Dual Core or the Duo E2XX0 or 4XX0 cores. Maybe if you have any news about Dual-Core CPU support, they interest me.

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Reply 18629 of 18987, by mastergamma12

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aha2940 wrote on 2021-03-30, 23:32:

Today I received a Pioneer DVR-108 DVD-RW, which is interesting (to me) because it is IDE. However the seller packed it poorly and the mail broke the open/close button. I had to desolder one from a broken LG unit and solder it into the Pioneer, but since this new button is shorter, I'll have to glue something to it so that the faceplate button can press it correctly.

Do they usually not come in IDE, my DVR-108 in my 98 rig's IDE.

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The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 18630 of 18987, by MCGA

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-04-02, 17:20:
That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done! Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and […]
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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

IMG_0820-2.jpg

It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

That's awesome! This is something I definitely want to do, but it will be a mess as I don't have a 3d printer. Wondering if I can use the Pi Pico? Oh yeah, the Pico has no audio out. 😀

Reply 18631 of 18987, by Bruninho

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Installing Mac OS X "Kodiak" Developer Preview 2 on QEMU as of right now. Fingers crossed for a successfull install...

EDIT: Success... Yay!

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

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Reply 18632 of 18987, by BetaC

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Bruninho wrote on 2021-04-03, 02:50:

Installing Mac OS X "Kodiak" Developer Preview 2 on QEMU as of right now. Fingers crossed for a successfull install...

EDIT: Success... Yay!

Have fun with the version of OSX that is explicitly just OpenSTEP with a classic mac os paintjob.

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Reply 18633 of 18987, by aha2940

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mastergamma12 wrote on 2021-04-02, 22:42:
aha2940 wrote on 2021-03-30, 23:32:

Today I received a Pioneer DVR-108 DVD-RW, which is interesting (to me) because it is IDE. However the seller packed it poorly and the mail broke the open/close button. I had to desolder one from a broken LG unit and solder it into the Pioneer, but since this new button is shorter, I'll have to glue something to it so that the faceplate button can press it correctly.

Do they usually not come in IDE, my DVR-108 in my 98 rig's IDE.

Hi, yes DVR-108 is IDE usually AFAIK, however what I meant is not that the model is interesting, just the fact that it is an IDE Dual-Layer DVD writer, which are very rare where I live.

Reply 18634 of 18987, by Bruninho

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BetaC wrote on 2021-04-03, 03:17:
Bruninho wrote on 2021-04-03, 02:50:

Installing Mac OS X "Kodiak" Developer Preview 2 on QEMU as of right now. Fingers crossed for a successfull install...

EDIT: Success... Yay!

Have fun with the version of OSX that is explicitly just OpenSTEP with a classic mac os paintjob.

Yeah I know, this is the reason why I attempted it. Just for my curiosity! heh.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

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Reply 18635 of 18987, by mastergamma12

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aha2940 wrote on 2021-04-03, 03:43:
mastergamma12 wrote on 2021-04-02, 22:42:
aha2940 wrote on 2021-03-30, 23:32:

Today I received a Pioneer DVR-108 DVD-RW, which is interesting (to me) because it is IDE. However the seller packed it poorly and the mail broke the open/close button. I had to desolder one from a broken LG unit and solder it into the Pioneer, but since this new button is shorter, I'll have to glue something to it so that the faceplate button can press it correctly.

Do they usually not come in IDE, my DVR-108 in my 98 rig's IDE.

Hi, yes DVR-108 is IDE usually AFAIK, however what I meant is not that the model is interesting, just the fact that it is an IDE Dual-Layer DVD writer, which are very rare where I live.

Ah

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The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 18636 of 18987, by appiah4

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adalbert wrote on 2021-04-01, 22:53:

Soldered some CPU pins, I found using a long and thin stainless steel tube as a good way to keep the pins centered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4JRmWd8bw4

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That is amazing and a skill I must learn!

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Reply 18637 of 18987, by appiah4

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-04-02, 17:20:
That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done! Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and […]
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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

IMG_0820-2.jpg

It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

My own Pi-32 is in a regular Pi case with no DAC but I look forward to seeing this project and replicate it for a much better execution!

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Reply 18638 of 18987, by Thermalwrong

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MCGA wrote on 2021-04-03, 01:38:
Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-04-02, 17:20:
That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done! Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and […]
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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

IMG_0820-2.jpg

It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

That's awesome! This is something I definitely want to do, but it will be a mess as I don't have a 3d printer. Wondering if I can use the Pi Pico? Oh yeah, the Pico has no audio out. 😀

The Pi Pico is a bit too low spec for emulating the audio synthesis of the MT32 right now 😀
It needs a Pi3 or later to fully emulate the MT32's original hardware

appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-03, 08:37:
Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-04-02, 17:20:
That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done! Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and […]
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That socket 370 pin soldering is amazing precision work, very nicely done!
Scary stuff too, I have tried that before myself and ended up just ruining the pad.

This isn't a 'today' activity, but today I can use it - I got tired of trying to find an MT-32, so I printed one 😁

IMG_0820-2.jpg

It's got a raspberry pi 3 in there, with a proper DAC on it and MIDI input. More pictures here. It's designed to live in there permanently with the SD card accessible from underneath. It started off as a mess, became tidier. Now it's finished! (version 1 is finished... files will be shared once I make fixes and make a real PCB layout that people can make)

It sounds and works really well, having the extra buttons and finally a shape that holds it together is much nicer.

My own Pi-32 is in a regular Pi case with no DAC but I look forward to seeing this project and replicate it for a much better execution!

Cool, I'll have to finish up version 2 and share the files, most of the parts are off the shelf but the button PCB and the MIDI/DAC PCB are going to need custom designs for other people to be able to make this easily. It shouldn't be too tough, I've made stuff in Eagle before. Need to finish up a case for another thing first though 😁

Reply 18639 of 18987, by Almoststew1990

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Today I realised that modern Windows Media Player with its play speed settings can slow down MIDI files without the huge reduction in quality you would get from MP3s or whatever. I've been trying to get my head around Golden Brown by the Stranglers and this has sort of helped!

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