@oeuvre: those XPS towers are really good machines, I've been giving my XPS T500 a lot of use recently and it makes for a great Win98 box. Normally I don't like plastic-y cases but Dell really thought these ones through. Nice rig!
Finally made space in a little corner of my apartment to get this lovely machine set up "permanently." C64c, 1541-II, pair of Realistic Minimus 7s plugged into a great little Panasonic CD/tape/MD/aux mini system, '80s style lamp, video capture device, and a Master System controller because it's 2019 and I'd rather play 8-bit games with a gamepad, dammit.
Here's a close-up of some of the more interesting bits: Wi-fi adapter, dual-SID mod, and a 1541 Ultimate 2 with a whopping 512MB USB storage.
It's awesome to have this available so I can just sit down and use it when I want to, rather than having to lug it out of boxes every time. I spent a long time getting this rig together and it's a ton of fun exploring all the new homebrew & demoscene stuff that's still coming out for it.
The "modern" LCD panel isn't the most authentic thing in the world, but it's bright, vibrant, and lets the whole thing fit on this tiny desk in the first place, so I'm calling it a win.
twitch.tv/oldskooljay - playing the obscure, forgotten & weird - most Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 PM PDT. Bonus streams elsewhen!