VOGONS


Reply 800 of 3066, by vetz

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
shock__ wrote:

It's happening 😁
http://imgur.com/a/3IfTT

Drool 😁 Can't wait untill this baby is installed in my Socket 7 system!

3D Accelerated Games List (Proprietary APIs - No 3DFX/Direct3D)
3D Acceleration Comparison Episodes

Reply 801 of 3066, by hard1k

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Holy cow! It's wonderful!

Fortex, the A3D & XG/OPL3 accelerator (Vortex 2 + YMF744 combo sound card)
AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted on Amibay)

Reply 802 of 3066, by Beegle

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
shock__ wrote:

It's happening 😁
http://imgur.com/a/3IfTT

Absolutely wonderful.

The more sound cards, the better.
AdLib documentary : Official Thread
Youtube Channel : The Sound Card Database

Reply 805 of 3066, by elianda

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I am a little bit excited.

Retronn.de - Vintage Hardware Gallery, Drivers, Guides, Videos. Now with file search
Youtube Channel
FTP Server - Driver Archive and more
DVI2PCIe alignment and 2D image quality measurement tool

Reply 806 of 3066, by shock__

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
gdjacobs wrote:

Would it be possible to build an ACE on this platform?

Read the thread.

Also meh ... turns out my SMD solderpaste has been overstored (afterall naive me was expecting to be long done with this project) ... have to get new one tomorrow first.

Current Project: new GUS PnP compatible soundcard

[Z?]

Reply 809 of 3066, by shock__

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Two more mockups since I won't be able to solder anything til tomorrow:
http://i.imgur.com/ETCN7VB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OzDhXBX.jpg

Current Project: new GUS PnP compatible soundcard

[Z?]

Reply 810 of 3066, by alexanrs

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
shock__ wrote:

Two more mockups since I won't be able to solder anything til tomorrow

I feel ya. Having the motivation but not the tools is SO frustrating =/

But tomorrow will be a better day!

Reply 811 of 3066, by keropi

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++
shock__ wrote:

Two more mockups since I won't be able to solder anything til tomorrow:
http://i.imgur.com/ETCN7VB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OzDhXBX.jpg

looks AWESOME!

🎵 🎧 PCMIDI MPU , Orpheus , Action Rewind , Megacard and MK8330 soundcard website

Reply 812 of 3066, by CHiLL72

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Very impressive! Looking forward to seeing the assembled card and your test results!

Waveblaster MIDI boards: https://waveblaster.nl - online now!

Reply 814 of 3066, by dogchainx

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
keropi wrote:
shock__ wrote:

Two more mockups since I won't be able to solder anything til tomorrow:
http://i.imgur.com/ETCN7VB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OzDhXBX.jpg

looks AWESOME!

Very awesome...

Going to be PM'ing you soon Keropi! 😎

386DX-40MHz-8MB-540MB+428MB+Speedstar64@2MB+SoundBlaster Pro+MT-32/MKII
486DX2-66Mhz-16MB-4.3GB+SpeedStar64 VLB DRAM 2MB+AWE32/SB16+SCB-55
MY BLOG RETRO PC BLOG: https://bitbyted.wordpress.com/

Reply 815 of 3066, by shock__

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Keep in mind ... this could also happen:

-12:35:03- (@Harekiet) hehe well I wonder if it'll detect the thing at the first go or there's magic smoke 😀

I've already found 2 very minor issues so far:
- Removal of the stopmask near the ISA connector goes a teeny-tiny bit back too much, being the potential source of very hard to find/fix corrosion issues in 15-20 years (fixed already for the next run).
- PCB extends roughly a half millimeter too far to the right, leading to issues when screwing the bracket to the gameport (fixed already as well).

Current Project: new GUS PnP compatible soundcard

[Z?]

Reply 818 of 3066, by Kodai

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

I know you have your worked cut out for you right now, so just wanted to say thanks for all your effort and please don't feel rushed. On a side note, I'm curious about the cards color. Is the finished mask going to be green, or is that just the sample PCB's? Also, I love the SI on those pads and landings. While I use plain old tin/lead solder (therefore SI has no real advantage for me), I really love the way it looks. If the board were some shade of blue like your early mockups, the SI would really stand out like some sort of artwork, 🤣.

Reply 819 of 3066, by shock__

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
alexanrs wrote:

It is still a prototype. I don't think he can really give estimates before having a working and fully tested final version of the board.

You win 😀
While I expect the digital part to make little to no problems I'm not so confident about the audio amp/mixer part (and still need to figure out the values of the capacitors there).

Expect pictures of the card being detected under DOS "soon", while actual recordings might take longer.
Also, slight change of plans from my side ... once all 3 prototypes (I got 1 overproduction) might be working, I'll send them off to selected people (I'll give you a ring when the time has come) to test if the card actually fully works as intended ... you know, 8 eyes see more than just 2.

About the colors ... the final run will be blue with gold plated pads (additional "hard gold" for the ISA connector) as in the previews. The prototypes are green with chemical tin plating because a different color would have added 60€ to the costs, gold another 120€ - while looking nicer it would have had no benefit and I don't wanna throw your guy's money out of the window 😜 In the production run those extra features will add only very slightly to the price per card since most of those extra costs are setup costs (I estimate something between 2-5€ extra per card ... rather than 90€ as it would have been the case with the protos).
Also vias will be covered with stopmask on the final run (small holes connecting the top and bottom layers _without_ taking any components) unlike in the prototypes ... that was done because of an oversight (causes no problems except for "looks") and because it actually makes debugging potentially easier.

Current Project: new GUS PnP compatible soundcard

[Z?]