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Interesting retro links!

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by BuuBox, May 7, 2020.

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    Oh Ken, what a nerd! One hobby listed:
    • Optimization: My favorite one: "sub eax, 128" -> "add eax, -128" Think about it.
     
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    I came across ZXnet while looking for old Compaq drivers - a hobby website, with mirrors of old sites and ftps.

    http://zx.net.nz/mirrors/
    http://zx.net.nz/archives/

    The HP FTP archive was very handy setting up an early 2000s laptop: https://ftp.zx.net.nz/pub/archive/ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/

    Some amusing files tucked away, including the Maxis SC2K Windows 95 theme. :D http://ftp.zx.net.nz/pub/Game-Files/Maxis/SimCity2k/
     
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    I've posted about this before, but this is a great thread for it. TH99 (which many folk refer to as stason.org thanks to that particular mirror's google ranking) was recently "rebooted" by some Vogons members. They're not only expanding the database, but adding search filters, user photos, manual and BIOS downloads etc. It's a stunning effort.

    It started out being hosted on win3x.org, but has now moved to a dedicated host: https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/

    Same mobo from the old & new versions to demonstrate the difference:

    https://th99.bl4ckb0x.de/m/I-L/34076.htm

    https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/motherboards/3282
     
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    Holy smokes that's amazing! Here's my motherboard:

    https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/motherboards/2748

    It has the latest BIOS listed and downloadable, and the busmaster driver which I've never got working. I'll give their a shot.

    Thanks for sharing I hadn't heard about this.
     
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    That's the motherload of a retro pc resource
     
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    Youtuber Tech Tangents has announced Caps Wiki. It's very bare bones at the moment, but the intention is to create a database of information for retro cap replacement, or any other repairs. If it gets some traction it will be an excellent central resource.

    https://caps.wiki/wiki/Main_Page

    Announcement vid:


    As an addendum to this, Mr Steunebrink has recently become very active on Vogons, posting walls of information in this thread:

    DIY modding support for K6+ and 120GB hard drives into bios roms
     
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    That thread is an interesting read!

    I've been watching Necroware videos on YouTube - his repair videos are a good reference. In the latest, he refers to Modbin to restore settings hidden in a 486 BIOS.



    It's still available on this website for download, along with a bit of information on other BIOS mods: http://www.drunkardswalk.dk/bios/Bioslogo.html

    Which also has a hilariously late 90s early 00s links page, good for some Archive.org exploration: http://www.drunkardswalk.dk/bm2web/Linkpage.htm
     
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    I've been poking around that, and I greatly enjoyed this page...

    How To Write Unmaintainable Code
    Ensure a job for life ;-)
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    http://zx.net.nz/mirror/thc.segfault.net/root/phun/unmaintain.html
     
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