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

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Flamin Joe

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    Yeah that's what I know them for too, I think we had one of the "Smash Hit Pak" back in the day with our 2600.

    Just had a look on their wikipedia page and it appears they actually did more NES stuff than Atari 2600 (6 vs 3 packs) and even did one for the Sega Mega System.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Entertainment_Suppliers

    They are still around to this day, I've had dealings with them through work but not a lot over the years as we've only ever brought the odd Joystick/game controller something we don't sell an awful lot of. Didn't realise though that they have a publishing division Tru Blu Entertainment which has been publishing just about every locally made Cricket,AFL and Rugby game released since 2003.
     
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  2. Inkblot321

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    There is not a lot on their NES range video wise but the video below gives a bit of detail.

     
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  3. Inkblot321

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    This new addition will sit nicely next to the GameBoy Sewing Machine.

    It is new in box, so it will be hard to us e for fishing but I will attempt to use it at one time in the future. IMG_0310.jpeg IMG_0312.jpeg
     
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  4. Pierre32

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    Another insane GB peripheral I've never heard of. Love it.
     
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  5. adicakes

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  6. Omarko

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    picked up little treasure trove today .. heaps of cards from early to mid 90s ... the VLB video cards will be handy for 486 builds (btw those empty sockets, are those to expand RAM? if yes, which chips do I need to get?). They are all brand new in original boxes with floppy drivers, cables etc. pretty cool.

    too many photos to put here so here is a link - https://postimg.cc/gallery/BL8J86D

    I am particularly excited about this PROMISE VLB IDE cache controller, back in the day this would be the shiznit ... I am going to pair it with 16MB EDO RAM for cache and a 8GB IDE drive for DOS and Windows 3.11 on a 486 build, exciting !

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  7. Mickatroid

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    I got two PCBs for this modern take on the Amiga 2000 accelerator

    Can use A2630 ROMs in it or ones with updated IDE instead of relying on the drivers in Kickstart.

    Will test my surface mount soldering skills.
     
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  8. Elmf

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    So I didn't get this recently but I did recently (last night) pull it from the dead zone that's my garage and give it a great clean. Even removed a bunch of stickers with a razor and it came up Really good for its age. This is what id consider a rare case now especially in this condition

    https://imgur.com/a/cR7Ws92

    I'm really tempted to keep it but it anything I want to downsize my more retro rigs.... Not make new ones.

    For those that want to know.. Raven RV04
     
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  9. qwertylesh

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    I see you 3D printing those xbox games, shame on you! :Pirate:
     
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  10. Elmf

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    They've been there for so long.....
     
  11. breech

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    Nice, have you already sourced the parts? Are you going with PGA (straight pins) or PLCC?
    Any idea on a ballpark cost of building one?
     
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  12. qwertylesh

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    $60 pickup! :lol:
     
  13. Elmf

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    Sold :p
     
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  14. Omarko

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    got couple of these today ... the FASTEST PCI video card you can get , Geforce GT520 512MB

    Perfect for Windows 98 for PCs that didnt have an AGP slot (I have couple). Performance is quite good, on par with GF4 Ti4200 and some games even ATI 9800 Pro

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  15. Mickatroid

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    It only currently supports PGA 030s. I will use a PLCC FPU. Just two good 50mhz PGA 030s and sockets is already over $100. EPROMs are not cheap either, nor are the CF sockets (I have both, maybe $30 per board). I will do a digikey order for the rest soon. Should not be too bad. Just some RAM and glue logic stuff.

    I am guessing around $400 Australian each for parts and the boards.
     
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  16. Omarko

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    somebody posted this in retro bargains quite some time ago and I had it sitting in my watch list for months .. so I decided to buy it ... will enjoy a mixer drink once I get my recently acquired 386 which will run windows 3.11 ! :D
     
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  17. Omarko

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    ok so not a retro HW but a replica ... just got Pocket386 !!! So pumped about it, been looking for one for ages. Its incredible ! Cant wait to play with it properly ...

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  18. qwertylesh

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    oooh are they making 386 versions of the Book8088 now. Nice! I'm super jelly :D
     
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  19. greencamel65

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    Whats the clockspeed on that bad boy?
     
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  20. Inkblot321

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    Nice! Omarko, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. I had resisted the XT one but gave in on the 386, with mine on its way from AliExpress.
     
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