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Old 6th May 2017, 6:54 PM   #5326
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Bought the Backpack parallel CD-ROM / soundcard that badmofo linked on eBay a few weeks ago in the bargains thread.

Sadly it doesn't work. Tried on a 386 laptop and a Socket 7 system.

Pulled it apart, and a few components aren't looking healthy. Hopefully repairable, will have a crack tomorrow.
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Old 7th May 2017, 6:11 PM   #5327
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I finally changed out the PSU in my AthlonXP build, I also recently scored a few 150GB WD VelociRaptors so I installed two of these in RAID0, something I always wanted to do when this was my main rig, performance isn't that much better than a single drive so I'll probably just go back to one eventually.
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Old 10th May 2017, 1:09 PM   #5328
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Saved a DFI 462 mb from the dirt nap. Sad caps
But she boots & may have a Tualatin under the hood.
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Old 10th May 2017, 1:12 PM   #5329
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Old 10th May 2017, 2:02 PM   #5330
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I'm old & blind XP processor revealed in bios.
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Old 12th May 2017, 7:26 PM   #5331
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Guys recommend a memory tweaking program in windows
For Win98se & adjusting timings on the fly

Figure I'm behind in score & the Old School comp ends x3 days
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Old 13th May 2017, 2:21 PM   #5332
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Finally got around to setting up my socket 370 machine, running currently a celeron 700 mhz (to be upgraded to a P3 1.4ghz in future) 128mb of ram since all my other sticks appear to be dead awe64 gold, 40gb hdd and a voodoo 5500.

So far after having to reinstall windows 98se a few times I've finally got it stable, i've played around 30 minutes of populous the beginning since that's all I have on hand atm but seems to run alright
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Old 16th May 2017, 9:38 AM   #5333
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Won a couple of Competition Pro joysticks in a auction last week. Saw two separate listings ending around the same time and figured I'd put a bid on both to increase my chances of winning at least one which is all I was really after. Ended up winning both.

First one arrived yesterday so I fired up the C64 last night and started playing 1942. My son, who is 4 years old, joined me in playing and had a blast. He couldn't quite grasp to concept of shooting and moving at the same time the main thing is he had fun. This morning after having breakfast he asked me if we could play games on the TV. Another retro enthusiast is born! lol

After that I realised winning both joysticks worked out well as now we can play two player games together.

Now I've got the 1942 theme song stuck in my head...

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Old 16th May 2017, 11:33 AM   #5334
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Fun game ....... remember that one in arcades

A jolly thankyou to the members who offered to send me a 754 processor.
Although I never took up those kind offers. Purchased a 754 3200+ cpu on ebay. LoL 4 weeks I guess until it arrives.

End of the 754 board testing saga I hope
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:41 AM   #5335
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Now I've got the 1942 theme song stuck in my head...
Interesting, given the arcade version didn't have any real music (just some basic chirps).

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Old 17th May 2017, 1:15 PM   #5336
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Interesting, given the arcade version didn't have any real music (just some basic chirps).
I don't have the best memory, but 1942 was the main game I would play at the local AMF when I was a kid and i'm sure it had music.
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Old 17th May 2017, 2:06 PM   #5337
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I don't have the best memory, but 1942 was the main game I would play at the local AMF when I was a kid and i'm sure it had music.
I posted the video above. That's level 1, and the "music" along with it. More or less just some square wave chirps as a beat.
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