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linemanduke
October 24th, 2008, 03:21 AM
well i found an aamazing (brand) 286 system with a neat card a truevision targa card. i know its a graphics card and i know that it works but the only program that uses it comes on at startup and wants a lightpen :P. what i wanted to know is besides this stupid program is there any non lightpen required software that can use this card and what can i do about drivers since ill have to format the drive?

Trixter
October 24th, 2008, 12:04 PM
The Targa was a 4096-color system for professional graphics and titles. Here's the classic advertising shot:

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/156851/EAGLE.png

It generally wasn't usable as a typical graphics card, although I think FRACTINT has support for one of the modes. It was typically connected to a composite video monitor (note the faint dot-hatch/checkerboard pattern in the eagle's beak, which was a composite video artifact).

Find that light pen!!! And please copy all of the software off of the hard drive before you wipe it!

linemanduke
October 24th, 2008, 07:11 PM
i cant find the light pen because i got it from a store that didn't have the lightpen it came in with a load of 40 monitors the computer was hooked to a monitor in such a way it couldn't be removed easily. the light pen is nowhere to be found all i can tell you is the driver name for it. also i finally figured out how to keep the targa program from starting and freezing dos. i unpluged the card found out the drive is split into 2 partitions and it seems it was used for dental images.

Unknown_K
October 24th, 2008, 11:22 PM
All the truevision targa cards I have were for overlaying video streams and stuff like that, what exact model do you have?

linemanduke
October 25th, 2008, 07:23 AM
uhm don't see any model on the card but the main screen said vista 2.

Trixter
September 4th, 2012, 09:08 PM
All the truevision targa cards I have were for overlaying video streams and stuff like that, what exact model do you have?

I opened up a new acquisition tonight and found one of these! It says TRUEVISION T16i, 1.0, 1987 and has a 9-pin RGB IN and another OUT port on the bracket. It's a 16-bit ISA card but it was found in an 8-bit slot.

I tried for 20 minutes to find any information at all on this board but I came up short. Do you know what it is and/or what it was used for? The IN/OUT portion leads me to believe it was used for overlaying titles on video but I'm not totally sure. I'd appreciate any info or software you might have on this thing.

Unknown_K
September 5th, 2012, 12:07 AM
Get a picture of the card and I will get back to you.

njroadfan
September 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM
The Targa was a 4096-color system for professional graphics and titles. Here's the classic advertising shot:

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/156851/EAGLE.png


That eagle photo certainly got around. Here it is being used as an Apple IIgs 3200 color sample image:

http://ciderpress.sourceforge.net/images/awp-eagle.jpg

gerrydoire
September 5th, 2012, 01:48 PM
I have a Targa 16 ISA.

Trixter
September 6th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Get a picture of the card and I will get back to you.

Here's some pictures:

https://plus.google.com/photos/114274883114204706131/albums/5785306333423837057?authkey=CPvzwobEyYLPTg

If you know what this card is/does, and whether or not you have drivers for it, I'd be most grateful.

Trixter
September 16th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Nobody? I am trying to clean house and will discard this if someone doesn't show any interest. I'd like to know what it is/was/used for before tossing if possible.

Free to a good home, just pay me shipping.

Unknown_K
September 16th, 2012, 01:09 PM
I havn't had time to dig out my targa box to see if they have anything about that model. If you don't want it I will pay shipping for it (PM me for details).

Maltelec
July 27th, 2014, 02:26 PM
I have also found a Truevision graphics card in a 286 computer. My one has 16x4 64-k RAM chips (4-bit) giving me 4Mb of 8-bit RAM. I have spent 2 days transferring all software off the hard drive (a trusty old ST-255).

The computer mostly works fine for a 10MHz 286, but I haven't got a TGA monitor to try the video card.

It does however have RAM Drive software installed, and I believe this computer came from a mobile live video streaming setup used in the UK (BBC, ITV or Channel 4).

The computer its self is a Samsung 6000.

If anyone wants the software (9Mb), email me at my username at aol dot com

http://t-lcarchive.org/