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DXZeff
Posted 2020-04-08 10:33 PM (#1865 - in reply to #1864)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



TM Crusoe

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There was a time in the K7 era where boards kept coming with DireWire cards that stopped them POSTing, some board makers were even scummy and offset the slot so you couldn't use it for other cards. I did hear of GbE cards causing it too.


Finished watching a cartoon series I loved as a kid, I also have confirmation of something I had long suspected, the soundtrack, whilst using what seems to be a Korg M1, some Roland and a DX7 II throughout, has a few appearances of a Casio CZ-1. I could point to a lot of examples, but this is the most prominent, presets A4 and A6 for strings start at 1:08


My reverb, velocity and chords are kinda off as I really struggle to figure out Van Veen's music, it's too complex for me, but you should at least be able to tell it's the same synth using the same presets;
http://dxzeff.com/trash/AJKT_ROUGH.zip
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tedster
Posted 2020-04-09 8:11 PM (#1866 - in reply to #1865)
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That bloody song!

Anyway, today's foolery involved a....
Slot One Pentium III 700 Mhz.
Gigabyte GA-6BXE board.
512 mb ram
FX5200 GFX
Ensoniq PCI audio
Promise 133 ATA card
USB 2 card
100mb nic

All to go in an old Supermicro Full Tower case, that I had in the hoard. It's not yellowed at all. Although it has gone a bit rusty in places.

It works pretty well too!





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Brostenen
Posted 2020-04-09 11:09 PM (#1867 - in reply to #1866)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



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That is going to be a nice Slot1 machine. Only thing I would not choose, is the FX5200. Else it is a nice machine.
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tedster
Posted 2020-04-10 12:07 AM (#1868 - in reply to #1867)
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Aye, it's what I had to hand, works pretty well tho to be fair. With the 45.23 drivers.
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tedster
Posted 2020-04-10 2:26 PM (#1869 - in reply to #1868)
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Oh no it doesn't!

It draws too much power over the AGP bus for my BX chipset board to cope with. So an ATi Rage 128 Pro has slotted in, with all of its 16mb of glory.

Although, it wouldn't detect as that with the drivers and I had to force them in as a "Rage Fury Pro". Whatever that is, it works for shitty Id stuff and the like pretty well.


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tedster
Posted 2020-04-15 6:57 PM (#1871 - in reply to #1869)
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So, rooting through another box in the hoard. I found an IBM Deathstar, 61.4GB IDE drive, dated Oct 2002.

The bloody thing still works, so it went in the PIII. It sounds more like a SCSI drive than an IDE, or maybe a jet.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-04-15 8:47 PM (#1872 - in reply to #1871)
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My RF-Modulator replacement/clone PCB's arived in the mail today. They look oh so sweet....
I have no idea what to use 6 PCB's for, so I will give 3 away.





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tedster
Posted 2020-04-16 5:39 PM (#1873 - in reply to #1872)
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They look nicely made.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-04-16 5:39 PM (#1874 - in reply to #1872)
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Bought an PLA Replacement for Commodore64. Runs colder, 100% compatible and for the most part cheaper.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-04-16 5:45 PM (#1875 - in reply to #1873)
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tedster - 2020-04-16 7:39 PM

They look nicely made.


Yup. They are quality PCB's. Really looking forward to be able to solder my own C64. Black main/system-board and white RF-Modulator replacement. I will be sourcing some dark-purple heatsinks for the chips that need it. Build it all into a C64-C case made in black plastic and finally mount some red LED light and dim the light intensity well down. Reason being, that my girl is goth by heart, and I have taken the liberty of creating a goth-colour inspired C64.
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DXZeff
Posted 2020-05-06 1:34 PM (#1876 - in reply to #1875)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



TM Crusoe

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Please note: The server which hosts this site is throwing SMART errors, the disks are mirrored and a backup was also made, but it is possible that anything from here until I can get new disks may vanish if the current disks fail.
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tedster
Posted 2020-05-06 2:47 PM (#1877 - in reply to #71)
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Well, you sort of fixed it, even if only for a little while!
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DXZeff
Posted 2020-05-06 3:33 PM (#1878 - in reply to #1877)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



TM Crusoe

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Would have gotten it back up sooner, but didn't want to run it until I had a backup and CloneZilla wasn't playing ball. It's not going anywhere, there might just be a 1984 style memory hole if the disks stop working. Guess the new laptop is on hold again.
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tedster
Posted 2020-05-06 5:15 PM (#1879 - in reply to #1878)
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Clonezilla, crapzilla! I've never had a successful clone run with that, waste of bloody time.

Macrium Reflect seems pretty good.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-07 4:16 PM (#1880 - in reply to #1876)
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DXZeff - 2020-05-06 3:34 PM

Please note: The server which hosts this site is throwing SMART errors, the disks are mirrored and a backup was also made, but it is possible that anything from here until I can get new disks may vanish if the current disks fail.


I was indeed wondering what happened..... Great to know. Thanks.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-07 4:18 PM (#1881 - in reply to #71)
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My black Commodore64 case arived today. Yes, it is not perfect. It is produced on the original Commodore 1986 molds.
They have been reworked a number of times, so the signs are there. However... Modern plastic that does NOT turn yellow.
I simply love this case. And the orange led will make it so nice, once my C64 SixtyClone machine is done. (Near complete C64 replica)
With this case, I bought an orange led. It comes with an sticker, screws and a set of rubber feet's.
I will not be using the rubber feet, as I have a couple of brown 3M rubber feet's in the parts box.
The box have a seperate compartment for stuff. So this can be used to make a boxed C64. Love it...




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tedster
Posted 2020-05-07 6:01 PM (#1882 - in reply to #71)
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Looking forward to seeing the finished build!
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DXZeff
Posted 2020-05-07 8:38 PM (#1884 - in reply to #1882)
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TM Crusoe

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Looks no worse than Sega's molds from the 90s - just what was it with that weird little scuff towards the top right corner of the cartridge slot?

Repaired the T3200SX... by using the NIC to transfer the DDO... as in, flashing its EPROM with the file I wanted and dumping said EPROM due to floppies never working. Not recommended. It only works on the T3200SX because it doesn't support option ROMs (or has never been able to use them on any card I tried) which sucks, as it would be tempting to put a SCSI controller in and dodge the dumb BIOS limits of only two IDE drive models.




Hopefully those images load.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-07 8:48 PM (#1885 - in reply to #1882)
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tedster - 2020-05-07 8:01 PM

Looking forward to seeing the finished build!


I am really looking forward to do it. :-) It will be a close to brand new 1986 C64, once done.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-07 9:04 PM (#1886 - in reply to #1884)
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DXZeff - 2020-05-07 10:38 PM

Looks no worse than Sega's molds from the 90s - just what was it with that weird little scuff towards the top right corner of the cartridge slot?


Well... The molds are the exact same, as Commodore used for the Model-C, the first year it was in production.
Then they switched to clips and cost reduced, and finally they had molds that pressed the text were the sticker should be.
That way they saved cost for production of the stickers.

They have been reworked numerous times, in order to use modern plastic at first and then because of wear and tear.
After all, we are talking 34 year old injection molds. A friend of mine, that are working at the Lego factory,
are saying that having them in use are nothing but an amazing task.

Regarding the scuff at the cartridge slot? What are you thinking about?
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DXZeff
Posted 2020-05-10 1:52 AM (#1887 - in reply to #1886)
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TM Crusoe

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Be warned, you'll never un-see it;

Excuse the dust, also it's the lower right, a lot of them have this defect. Mine is a VA4, it seems to be worse on some of the later revisions, especially those with different 'shinyness' of their plastic.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-10 9:57 AM (#1888 - in reply to #1887)
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Hmmm... Well. Yes. I see it. I have only owned a Dreamcast as the only Sega console in my life. There are some of the same damages on these new produced C64 cases. I think it is the molds that are worn too much after use. Perhaps some idiot worker have taken metal tools to the molds, due to stuck plastic or something like that. Perhaps the molds have been dropped at some point? Who knows. I think these "issues" add to the charme and history of the product. This way you can tell what the product is. Original, copy or in the C64's case (hehe, pun), you can identify it as one of the cases made on original molds yet not in any way produced by Commodore.

Yes. It is in no way perfect. Colours have a hint of lighter black in some of the spots. PixelWizard have stated on their website, that it is problematic to get the black colour uniform. As the molds were created for beige ABS plastic. And not harder to cast darker coloured modern plastic. As they state on their website:


Production

The housings were made with original Commodore molds. The molds have been reworked several times to facilitate production. Due to the modern plastic, the choice of color and the old molds, especially in the dark housings, binding seams and sprues are visible for production reasons (see photos). The desired variety of colors was more important to us and ultimately outweighed the perfection of the visual appearance. We are pleased that it was possible to "reanimate" the more than 30 years old molds.



(quote taken from their website)

I have seen pictures from the restore process and test casting of the kickstarter campaign to restore the molds. They had pictures of red plastic, and by the looks of it, they had issues with the thinner areas. They even wrote that the molds would frequently get stuck and jammed up with plastic due to bad flow. Yet they managed to rework them into working state. These molds are like a holy grail to get working again, yet alone finding them. A piece of computing history. For all, they could just have cleaned them up cosmetically and stuck them in a museum. Well... They went all out on this.



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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-12 8:10 PM (#1889 - in reply to #1888)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



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YES... FINALLY. I have been looking for one for the last 5 years. At a reasonable price that is. And today I bought it for 33 Euro and 3 kilometers walk with it in my arms.

It is an 20 inch Dell 2001-fp monitor. It is from 2004. This means 15khz signal for my Amiga's and because it has VGA, DVI, Composit and S-Video. Then I can use it for my Commodore64's as well. 50hz smooth scrolling. Spaghetti lines / jailbars can be eliminated with a lumafix if I want to. I have only tested it with Commodore64 with the use of S-Video cable. Only one tiny dead pixel, and that is well to the right in the screen. I did not notice it when playing Winter Games.




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tedster
Posted 2020-05-13 5:16 PM (#1890 - in reply to #1889)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



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Nice one! I've got an older version of that for my XP gamer.
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Brostenen
Posted 2020-05-15 10:12 PM (#1891 - in reply to #1890)
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tedster - 2020-05-13 7:16 PM

Nice one! I've got an older version of that for my XP gamer.


Thanks. Yup. I am pretty happy with the monitor so far. However Amiga 15khz testing will have to wait a couple of days. I have no time for vintage computers this weekend. Except that I need to figure out what components I am missing for my Commodore64-replica project. I know I will need some ceramic capacitors and stuff like that, and I need to find out what Chips I am missing. Then make a list and order them a little by little. Once I have a complete kit, I can start soldering and build the thing.
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