Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.
Cash Converters, $3 each.
Acer ISA/RISER B.D.
Fresh from the original plastic/packaging, never seen such old PCB in such mint condition.
What would use this?
I believe they were used in desktop-style cases so cards could be installed horizontally. I've seen them in various PCs over the years; Compaq and HP in particular.
i got chronotrigger on SNES and a NTSC converter.
Then i forgot it was in japanese....... DAMN
Old LPX style systems. Unlike AT or ATX it wasn't really standardized very rigidly so different manufacturers implemented it slightly differently.
Mainly used by OEM's like DEC, HP, Acer etc.
They had a riser card in the middle of the motherboard for the ISA slots and the ISA cards were installed parallel to the motherboard.
That card will probably only work with a specific manufacturer's motherboards. You generally couldn't swap them between brands (often the connecters were physically different).
You can find heaps of old 486/Pentium LPX motherboards on Ebay but they usually don't come with the riser card so you can't install anything into them :/ Luckily LPX boards usually have integrated video and IDE so you could still use them if you wanted to but they won't fit into a normal AT/ATX case.
Out of interest I've also seen standard AT motherboards in similar low profile cases, that use the same type of riser card (but with a standard ISA connector at the base).
I was at a flea market last weekend when I spotted this lot in a lonely looking box. I couldn't believe my luck when I asked the guy how much: $5!
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For reference, we have: 11 games (9 with boxes and manuals, 2 loose) and an NES 101 (aka the Top Loader).
The NES didn't come with cables (I already had some) but it did come with a cool dogbone controller and a third party SNES controller. The plastic on the dogbone is a little yellowed but I think it will clean up nicely. Plus I'd like to try my hand at a batch of Retrobright to restore some of its original majesty
Holy Shit! Man, Those top loaders go for around $150! Great bargain, i'm extremely jealous. Such great games too, and boxed!
Tell me about it!
I picked up a top loader last year from the FS forums for ~$70 -- which is still pretty reasonable when you look at eBay. I bought that one as a gift; this one I think I'll keep. I love that they have no lockout chip. I just wish they also ran at 60Hz and had composite out. Did I mention it works like a champ?
I haven't tested all the games but I haven't yet met the NES cart I couldn't get working -- so I'm not worried. I was stoked to see Shadowgate in there. It's one of my alltime favourite games. Looking forward to Smash TV and Ninja Gaiden 2 also
top loaders are cheap as hell here, maybe I should bring some over next week
Did you get SMB3 in the pack too? I have Ironsword 2, even though i don't have the console yet I remember Star Wars from AVGN, it looks pretty terrible, same with terminator haha. I've never heard of Black Mantra before but it looks like ninja gaiden.
Question to all the Victoria members, Is there any flea markets here? I've heard of one in Wantirna ages ago but thats long gone
Want to pick me up a Famicom?
Yes SMB3 came in loose in the box. It's my second copy Haven't played Star Wars yet but I can confirm Terminator 2 is indeed pretty average. It's not broken or anything but the enemies have way too much health and it takes ages to kill anything.
Off the top of my head, there's one in Laverton and another in Bentleigh. There should be lots in a big place like Melb.
Thanks i'll check it out !
How cheap are they ? Tempted.
Wooo, just started down what I suspect may be a slippery slope by picking up an Atari Woody + some games on ebay.
Looking forward to reliving some memories! When I was a kid (and these were released) we didn't have one ourselves, but my next door neighbour did, and I practically lived at his place for some time
Bring on River Raid!
Awesome ... River Raid was one of the best games on the Atari. I had a 2600 jr myself. Hero was another fantastic game, ... and Skateboardin' had some funky music.
I'll take 1 or 3 if you do.
Woot! Finally got my snes yesterday. Perks of working at salvos. First day there I spotted it, fully boxed out back in the stack of electrical goods waiting to be tag tested. A month later, I got it yesterday, 8$. Fully boxed, all books, bits, foam inner, even the bag for the console. This thing is mint.
Now, the only thing I had to test with today was a gameboy to snes converter and I dunno if it's that not working, or the tv I tried it on or what, I just know I need a "real" snes game. So any suggestions?
Nice score I saw a boxed N64 at the back of the local Salvos store but they wouldn't sell it to me before it was tested
As to SNES games; where to start? A few of my favorites: Super Probotector, Megaman X, Darius Twin, Zelda: A Link To The Past and Mario Allstars. All winners though all pretty hard to track down for cheap.
Oh yea, you wouldn't believe what's out back because it's just waiting to be tested. We also have a n64 and some play stations too. Laptops, desktop computers (a freaking 939 dual core no less). With that boxed n64, you should say you want it reserved for you. They should do that.
Anyway, yea, aside from zelda, they look good.
I purchased a dingoo a320 emu handheld to install dingux (dingoo linux) on and play all the old classics