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

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  1. rugger

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    Work colleague dropped off some old console stuff for me today (no charge, was just collecting dust at his house)

    a) Nintendo 64 console with 2 controllers - working
    b) Playstation 3 - 40gb Model - disc drive is not spinning up disks properly, so will have to tear into it and fix it. But otherwise works, will give it a good clean and repaste. Unfortunately, this model ditched the backwards compatibility for PS2 games, but always good to have a spare PS3 console.
    c) Games for N64: Mortal Combat 4, Goldeneye 007, Duke Nukem 3D. Cool fun.

    His request from me was to look at his old blu-ray player that stopped powering on. Seeing the fuse was blown, I decided to focus efforts on it's power supply. So I found the schematics, in another language of course, did a poke around with the multimeter. Noticed one side of the bridge rectifier was shorted, so that explains why it blew it's fuse and wouldn't power on. Made a 7pm run to Jaycar for desoldering braid, new bridge rectifier and new fuses. Had dinner, replaced the bridge rectifier, the fuse, and what would you know, it powered right up and works perfectly.
     
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  2. Mistikal

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    Nice pickup on the console gear :)
     
  3. Vanne

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    Job well done and retro gear earned ! Awesomeness!!
     
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  4. rugger

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    Oh, I'm having a great couple of days (not ironically either)

    My voodoo 1 just turned up:

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    So yet more to play with on the weekend.
     
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  5. Vanne

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    Sweet, upload the pic to the 3dfx Voodoo thread please :D
     
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  6. rugger

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    Oh, but then I'd have to drag the entire collection out and spend half a day photographing lol.

    Edit: But I will try :)
     
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  7. Vanne

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    you know its a calling :D
     
  8. Mistikal

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    Collection you say... how much for a Voodoo2? :p
     
  9. rugger

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    Haha, I don't have any spare Voodoo 2 cards.

    I've only got 2 of the Voodoo 2 cards ... an SLI pair. And they are only the 8meg models ... I may upgrade those to 12gb though this year sometime :)

    Edit: The voodoo 1 card works, after giving me a good scare by not working properly at all on the K6-400 system I have on the bench
     
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  10. Mistikal

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    Had a friend graciously donate a GF2 MX440 and about half a dozen sticks of PC-133 SDRAM to me overnight - should make a nice set of upgrades to the recently purchased HP Desktop PC which I will probably clean up and resell.
     
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    I've been searching for ages for the right Compaq keyboard to match my Presario, and finally decided to spend a little too much on one. I guess $40pp is not as bonkers as it could be in this market.

    These came with either foil & foam or domes. But I don't really care what's in it.

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  12. MUTMAN

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    new retro cpu - $110
    new retro case - $95
    new retro keyboard - $40

    yellow keys - priceless
    there's just some things money cant buy
     
  13. Mistikal

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    ... for everything else, there's retro-bright :lol:
     
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    hahaha, very good. I didnt remember that end line :)
     
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    I bought a black Compaq period correct keyboard for my deskpro en sff. I've never been more disappointed with a keyboard in my life.. just utter rubbish.. so thin, it flexes when you type a key.. just crap.. I mean there is something to be said for period correct keyboards, but man, it's gotta be functional.. replaced that POS with a Alienware one.. that's only semi pos.
     
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    I bought a Playstation 2 in unknown conditition for $10. Turns out it works and it's a 50002 model which is SO MUCH QUIETER than my other FAT PS2 (a 39002). The DVD drive is a bit dodgy and didn't read the Worms 4 disc that was in it the first couple of times. Probably needs a good clean and some lubrication. I don't plan to use the DVD drive anyway, so it's a keeper. OPL all the way!
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Definitely FMCB+OPL with games on a network share. 100% the easiest, fastest and cleanest setup for a Slim PS2.

    If you've got a NAS on your network, ensure it's set to SMB1 and you're good to go. If not, a Raspberry Pi with a USB2+ attached drive is a perfect solution (and yes, will be faster than the PS2's internal DVD-ROM). I can help you set one up if needed.
     
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    whats the rasberri pi interface do for this setup Elvis?
     
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    picked up this little beauty..

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    was looking for a Voodoo 4500, but couldent let this go for the price..
     
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    Basically turns your Pi into a mini NAS, with SMB1 that's compatible with OpenPS2Loader for network game loading.

    The PS2 itself only has USB1.1 ports which are too slow for game loading. Meanwhile its 100Mbit Ethernet combined with the RPi's USB2 or USB3 ports and a portable hard disk are faster than the PS2's DVD, and ensure quick load times and no stuttering during audio or video playback.
     
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