Reply 40 of 86, by ZipoBibrok
Something cool that hasn't been talked about here (though it could be made in another form that ISA card) would be a CD-ROM emulator with audio output. See, for windows we have Daemon tools and for dos, shsucdx to simulate a CD-rom drive. But in one case CD audio isn't working properly in most cases and in the other it's just out of question. Plus you can't boot from these CDs using software, and burnable CDs sources are slowly fading, and unlike floppy disks, finding CDs that you can burn in the future might become really really hard.
So it'd be the gotek of cd drives kind of.
Cheapest solution to CD-rom emulation could be ethernet card connected to RaspberryPi and some code...
Something a bit like this?
That goes further, connecting to IDE with FPGA and all. What I meant was using ethernet as connecting medium and device driver that connects via ethernet to something running on RaspberryPi which handles cd-rom emulation and audio file playback. Modified EtherDFS maybe, or something.