What retro activity did you get up to today?

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  1. hutts24

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    I don't get it. Maybe they didn't get it either?
     
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    Nice, now send that link to the douche bag seller :lol:
     
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  4. Pierre32

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    I did :lol:

    I was diplomatic about it. Explained that I understand hardware and even original media has value, but the retro scene always shares drivers. Then added the links and thanked him for the reply.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    People really need to get over the idea that software is a somehow a physically limited resource.

    Information wants to be free, baby.
     
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    Yep, that's the one. Last time I sought out drivers this way, the guy came back the next day with dropbox links to two ISOs! Legend.
     
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    Reading this excerpt of the description again, a little light bulb went off. I said this about the card:
    So the build should make use of SCSI, for starters. Which isn't super weird, but a less common path and one I haven't taken before. What other hardware would qualify as weird in retro build?

    Kitty case? :lol:

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    Internal zip drive ;) not weird, but def not commonplace. Or an ageix physics card. :D
     
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    I want that case so badly it is not funny.
     
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    He ships :D Good fella too.

    It comes with tabby stickers!
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I googled this, and they made a doggie version and A PENGUIN VERSION.

    I *need* this for my Linux NAS.
     
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    A recent pickup in my CPU spree was a DX2/50 for my Presario 425:

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    Finally got into it tonight. It goes into the second processor socket to take over duties from the stock SX/25.

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    Very glad to have a big jumper info sticker on the bottom of the case - but it turned out a lot simpler than I expected. P1 was already jumpered for 25/50MHz, and the new CPU isn't an Overdrive so no need to mess with P3-5. Just changed P2 to indicate socket in use, and it was in business.

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    Here's a shot of the rig from a few months back, with its matching rubbish tip speakers <3

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    I made some space on the desk and did some soldering. Now have a socketed RTC battery on the Asus PCI/E-P54P4 (dual socket 5) and am waiting on a 66.667MHz oscillator to replace the 60MHz - it recognises the P133s as P120s and it’s been bugging me for years.

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    The other soldering job wasn’t so successful (replacing a 30-pin SIMM socket on a Creative Goldfinch card), now have to fix broken traces - a job for another day with a clearer head.
     
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    Good thinking - soldering can be a pretty frustrating process I find and once the rage builds up then I start rushing and only make things worse.
     
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    A good craftsman never blames his tools, but better equipment (soldering iron, flux, wick etc) absolutely does make you a better solderer. That's my advice for anyone considering upgrading their gear.
     
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    Agreed and I did buy a better iron and wick a while back. Next up for me is finding a comfortable place to solder - I currently use a stand-up desk that's too low for me and the lighting is shit, so I'm hunched over with smoke wafting into my grill and can't really see properly :mad:
     
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    Managed to install Win 3.1 and some sound drivers into DOSBox.
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