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  1. I own this monitor. You can't use it in Windows...

    I own this monitor. You can't use it in Windows unless you limit the display mode to 640x480 @ 60Hz. (Number of colors is irrelevant, it can display up to 16.7 million)

    Your DOS display should...
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    I just came across...

    I just came across https://www.ebay.com/itm/114165011130 and was reminded of this thread.

    No idea if the original poster, who posted only once and then never replied back, ever found his case...
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    If that's the case, I would run the packet driver...

    If that's the case, I would run the packet driver without any options at all. It will default to 0x60 for the software interrupt (double-check the output to be sure), you can set PACKETINT 0x60 in...
  4. Does the Windows 3.1 software require any special...

    Does the Windows 3.1 software require any special ISA card hardware running on the old system?
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    The 3C90XCFG.EXE program also has diagnostics. ...

    The 3C90XCFG.EXE program also has diagnostics. If you run the diags, does the card pass?
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    What happens if you don't specify the /s and /k...

    What happens if you don't specify the /s and /k options?

    These cards usually have a setup program, have you tried running it and having it configure and test the card? I noticed the packet driver...
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    I'm not exactly jumping for joy over the 28fps...

    I'm not exactly jumping for joy over the 28fps maximum framerate. My Epiphan capture card is set to 768x240 for capturing CGA including overscan (after conversion by a gglabs unit) and some simple...
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    You may want to consult...

    You may want to consult http://www.mindsbeforethestorm.com/
  9. I was just exploring this in the software...

    I was just exploring this in the software collectibles hobby (read: DOS games) as I'm in the same boat -- more time, want to declutter, earn money as our household income has taken a small hit. ...
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    I have the same reflex, honed over many lost...

    I have the same reflex, honed over many lost masterworks, sadly.

    To address the 503 errors: I noticed a lot of DNS failures this past Saturday; might have been a major provider's DNS failure?
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    256K total, minus the space taken up by DOS,...

    256K total, minus the space taken up by DOS, minus the space taken up by the program itself, is leaving only 117088 bytes for the program to use when it needs 140960.

    Most 5150s need 512K or 640K...
  12. You can check yourself with TOPBENCH...

    You can check yourself with TOPBENCH as there is a "vidram" performance metric that tests raw read/write speed to video RAM. Add your system to the database, then browse other systems (like "IBM...
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    Something doesn't look right with that io base --...

    Something doesn't look right with that io base -- have you run a 3com config program to reconfigure/test the card?
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    Obligatory link to the Total DOS Launcher...

    Obligatory link to the Total DOS Launcher. If you can find a distribution where everything is already in .zip files, you're golden, and you'll find it pretty easy to fill up at least 2GB of that 8GB.
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    That might not work as 6.22 is larger than 5.0...

    That might not work as 6.22 is larger than 5.0 and SYS isn't smart enough to relocate files (I might be wrong about that, but it was definitely true in earlier versions). What you could try doing is...
  16. How would this be tested? What hardware used the...

    How would this be tested? What hardware used the feature connector?
  17. Switch to LZSA1, you'll get better compression...

    Switch to LZSA1, you'll get better compression and faster decomp speed (and you can still greet me because I wrote that decompressor as well ;-) Or, if you need more compression with less speed,...
  18. Glad I could help. BTW, if you perform an...

    Glad I could help. BTW, if you perform an ordered/pattern dither, they'll crush down even more because the patterns turn into repeating bytes on a scanline.
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    Thanks very much! You'll find them online at...

    Thanks very much! You'll find them online at ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/tvdog/tandy1000/system/1000SL2D.zip
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    Feature request: Add MFMT to FTPSRV. This would...

    Feature request: Add MFMT to FTPSRV. This would ensure that files I dump onto a new vintage system retain their date/timestamps. To do that today on drives not practical to hook up to modern...
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    A command-line option to SNTP to adjust the DHCP...

    A command-line option to SNTP to adjust the DHCP lease shouldn't be too hard to add, but adding a note to the documentation about how SNTP must always be followed by DHCP on systems without a...
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    The exact card appears to be an SMC Elite16 Combo...

    The exact card appears to be an SMC Elite16 Combo (8013 EWC). It is exactly this card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMC-8013EWC-ISA-ETHERNET-ADAPTER-61-600406-000-DOA-WARRANTY-/282393242179. It also...
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    Another speed test, and a bug report: AT&T PC...

    Another speed test, and a bug report:

    AT&T PC 6300, 8MHz 8086, NSC 8390-based board using the SMC/WD/IBM packet driver: 163KB/s send, 165KB/s receive

    Bug report: I still have to run DHCP a...
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    Turns out you need "-q 0" when netcat sends, or...

    Turns out you need "-q 0" when netcat sends, or else it never closes, so: time netcat -q 0 1.2.3.4 2000 < delete.me

    For an Intel Etherexpress 8/16 (running in 8-bit mode) on an IBM 5160 (4.77...
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    Hey, https://www.ebay.com/itm/133340697778 has a...

    Hey, https://www.ebay.com/itm/133340697778 has a WinVisionPro in it.
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