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    The issue I have with the Kingwin is you can only...

    The issue I have with the Kingwin is you can only use one device with the IDE channel as there is no Master/Slave jumper like some of the other units have. That means on anything ISA based for the...
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    486 & SATA Bridge Board Experiments

    So while in San Jose a couple weekends ago, I bought a SATA to IDE Host Bridge on my first trip to Fry's Electronics to try out some of the excess SATA drives I have laying around on my vintage PCs. ...
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    I got into this hobby long before the PCs became...

    I got into this hobby long before the PCs became "retro" because I wanted a cheap computer I could do the most basic of computing tasks with at the time, and play my "old" now "classic" DOS games on....
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    I joined the FB group and am having a change of...

    I joined the FB group and am having a change of heart. Now I'm thinking a one day excavation at a future event might be in order...at least 2 CRT, a 386 (DeskPro) and a box of random stuff. ...
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    Heck, I live in Reno and that's too much of a...

    Heck, I live in Reno and that's too much of a trip for me.

    I watched LGRs video and that place is dangerous for me too....all those XT and AT clones and 1st Gen Deskpros would be costing me $$$$...
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    You can always put a bigger speaker on it. ...

    You can always put a bigger speaker on it. Those little piezo buzzer speakers are the ones that I find the most quiet. My NEC Ready 9522 has one of those......vs the Tandy 1000A which is booming...
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    Thx, that's some stuff I can look at. From my...

    Thx, that's some stuff I can look at.

    From my googley-fu I think all light pens for computers worked much the same. Raster is detected by the light sensor, sent to a DAC then converted to on...
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    The IR thing might explain why it's not...

    The IR thing might explain why it's not addressing where the sensor is on the screen. I kind of thought that might be the case, just not sure. Maybe I should put the NEC into Amber Mono emulation...
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    Tandy 1000 DIY Lightpen Shenannigans

    I'm kind of starting this thread in part to document my shennanigans in DIYing a working light pen using cast-off parts and some drivers from TVdog's archive. The light pen port has been a curiosity...
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    I don't really have a preference so as long as I...

    I don't really have a preference so as long as I get a confirming click out of it. I do tend to prefer trackballs though because I do use my computers - modern and vintage - for audio production and...
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    Recently I put my 286 out and up running Arachne...

    Recently I put my 286 out and up running Arachne 1.97 for DOS - it's on http://www.glennmcc.org/arachne/

    FreeDOS comes with Arachne and Dillo. My experience is both run faster on FreeDOS. Dillo...
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    There was a guy on E-bay selling a similar design...

    There was a guy on E-bay selling a similar design by a company called "SteelCase" awhile ago.
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    LCD's to me right now are what 486s were like to...

    LCD's to me right now are what 486s were like to me in 2000-2001 - I would not kick a good one away, but there are so many and for so cheap the last thing I want to do is over-saturate my home with...
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    The only reason I consider it is now I'm looking...

    The only reason I consider it is now I'm looking at 4 machines that I have (Tandy 1000A, GEM 286, Frankenstein XT 486, and an NEC Ready P-100 from 1995), all getting near 25-30 years old now, and...
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    Well, worst vintage computer for me is...

    Well, worst vintage computer for me is subjective. Depends on the category of what broke or what went wrong and why.

    Worst PC of all time to me is the Dell 5150 laptop from the mid 2000's - I...
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    I'm at the opposite end, I wish I could find a...

    I'm at the opposite end, I wish I could find a actual decent wireless keyboard/mouse for my Pre-USB machines so I could plug em' into one of my LCD TV's via VGA and have communal game time.

    I...
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    Oh surprise, surprise. Microsoft seems to be...

    Oh surprise, surprise. Microsoft seems to be hardcore trying to kill off anything legacy that might be useful in 10. FIrst Paintbrush, now this.

    Worked for them for seven years doing IT,...
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    The closest I ever got to N.O.S. is "All Original...

    The closest I ever got to N.O.S. is "All Original Condition" - ie the NEC Ready I picked up last summer for the cost of data recovery for the daughter of the original owner (I'm in a band with her...
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    This is pretty much what I do - my 486 and my...

    This is pretty much what I do - my 486 and my Tandy 1000 have LianLi 5.25" Mobile racks in them. I'm also using this to experiment a bit with SSD and other drive technologies.

    Currently the...
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    Shango66 has a very good video on CRT Cateracts,...

    Shango66 has a very good video on CRT Cateracts, if it works on old TV's should still be Kosher for old Computers. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzLeSngY0ks
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    For vintage PC's I have three.... A Tandy 1000...

    For vintage PC's I have three....

    A Tandy 1000 - which I mostly just use for old DOS games though occasionally I like to use it to test out stuff I dabble with in AGIStudio and CIA (Create...
  22. Windows For Workgroups 3.11 Networking Issue

    Have a strange issue with Windows For Workgroups 3.11......VERY strange.

    So this morning I was working on installing an application and was having memory problems. I decided to use Win /N to...
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    From what I understand Windows 1.x-3.0 - No...

    From what I understand

    Windows 1.x-3.0 - No Registration Keys or Passwords Required
    Windows 3.1x/For Workgroups - The Registration key was optional, not required (unless you call MS for support),...
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    Dream Retro 80/s90's 80486 THIS Case 45189 ...

    Dream Retro 80/s90's 80486
    THIS Case
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    MOTHERBOARD - BIOSTAR MB8433UUD
    CPU: Intel 80486 DX4-100&EW (Write Back, 16K L1 Cache)
    L2 CACHE: 1024K
    RAM: 128MB
    FDD: 1.44MB 3.5" Sony, 1.2MB 3.5"...
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    I've never used it, but I've got an 80GB 2.5"...

    I've never used it, but I've got an 80GB 2.5" drive adapted to a 3.5" port slammed into a module for my 486. Might want to compare the performance between 95 OSR2.5 and 98 SE with 98 Lite on it. ...
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