Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

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  1. Mau1wurf1977

    Mau1wurf1977 (Banned or Deleted)

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    I'm finding the software and frontends are real time-pit. Every emulator has different command line switches and settings to work optimally. The hardware part is easy but I'm finding the configuring of all the software such a pain and passion killer :)

    The frontend I will likely end up using is Maximus Arcade. 30 day trial and then you need to purchase it and it's still very manual and tedious to get going. But I got it going so it was worth investing the time. I didn't get far with Hyperspin unfortunately despite spending some time studying documentations.

    Using just Mame and Mess for pretty much everything does make life a lot easier. But for consoles emulators like Fusion or BSNES are still the way to go.
     
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  3. Mau1wurf1977

    Mau1wurf1977 (Banned or Deleted)

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    I'll check out MALA. The trial version of Maximus is working well so far. At the moment I configures BSNES, Fusion, Mame and Mess with it.
     
  4. AthlonMan

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    I'm considering buying an original Mega Drive 2 that has been in storage for years. Should I do it... shouldn't I do it... hmm tempting.
     
  5. breech

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    megadrives are as tough as nails so go for it.
     
  6. dustar

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    Never had a C64 before. Till now :)

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    Was a brand new old stock, sealed box:eek::eek:!

    But I have a machine and a purpose for this cpu indeed, an interesting piece of cpu history and I believe its the final overdrive cpu intel made.

    Now what to do with the obselete Pentium pro 200 cpu, sell it for for gold scrap to help justify the overdrive purchase or hang on to it for nostalga/collector purposes, hmmm.
     
  8. mike-s

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    Keep it as either a spare or make it into an oversized keyring, now have you got a dual processor machine? or just a single?
     
  9. dirkmirk

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    I'll probably keep it, it'll be worth more as a collectors item in the future im sure.

    I posted the mainboard a page or two back, its a dual CPU board which would have no benefit for me running dos/win98.
     
  10. mwd

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    @dirkmirk. I love the overdrive! If you do sell the PPro I might be interested!

    My as new in-box Pentium 66 Socket 4.

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  11. Strange1

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    BASTARD! The P2 overdrive is the main chip missing from my collection. I have seen them for sale fairly cheap in the US but the postage they charge is the killer :(
     
  12. dirkmirk

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    Your in luck, theirs this brand new one in Australia no box

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Pentium-II-Overdrive-socket-8-Pentium-Pro-CPU-New-never-used-/140752647543?pt=AU_Components&hash=item20c582f577#ht_583wt_1270

    Or you can buy a sealed box like mine as the seller does ship internationally, I bought mine from this guy if your willing to spend $100, looks to have a stock pile of these.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentium-II-Overdrive-Processor-Uprgrade-For-Pentium-Pro-NEW-SEALED-/180882157706?pt=US_Server_Fans_Cooling_Systems&hash=item2a1d6ab08a#ht_500wt_1287
     
  13. DonutKing

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    Thanks for that, just bought a boxed one for my collection :)
     
  14. Strange1

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    Thanks for the heads up :)
     
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    I used Ebay for the first time the other day (yep...) and bought a mega drive II with a dozen or so games. Also bought sub-terrania from another seller.

    Have no idea if it'll even work on my TV or how (bad) it'll look on a HD lcd.
     
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    Here, on a 84cm LCD TV, the MD looks surprising good.

    Also bought this one for the Dreamcast:

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  17. Mau1wurf1977

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    Found a server that is going to be dumped. Rescued to the drives for starters (5 drives) and will go back and see see if I get more bits.

    The mainboard is a massive dual CPU board with onboard SCSI controller. Also has a nice looking beefy PSU.

    The case weighed a ton!

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  18. DonutKing

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    What are you doing with those drives? Cos I have about a dozen of them in a pile at work that we kept from decommisioned servers.
     
  19. xsive

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    I used to retro-game on a 40" LCD. It's no problem at all; just get a controller with a longer cable so you don't need to be right up close to the screen. iirc, only my N64 looked a bit shitty. Everything else (NES, SNES, MD, DC) was great.
     
  20. Mau1wurf1977

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    To be honest I have no use for them at the moment. Just felt it's sad that they get sent to the dump.
     

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