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About deepthaw

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    Adulthood is overrated
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    Nerdy stuff
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    Wizardry Llylgamyn Saga on Super Famicom
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    Probably some kind of RPG or maybe Thunderforce IV

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  1. I've not had a chance yet (been too busy with housework to tinker with the A2E) but I was able to transfer several files off Captain's Quarters with both Y-Modem and X-Modem. I'm using a WiModem232 and I think he uses TCPser on a Raspberry Pi.
  2. Curbside pentium 4 is officially a lost cause. On the plus side, I’m sure the 600W power supply and cf/ide adapter I bought will be useful in whatever my next project is. 

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Why lost cause? Surely there are parts to salvage, that in and of itself is a win!

       

  3. No. It moves a full 360 but only registers the 8 primary directions.
  4. This old Dell Dimension 8250 is so proprietary, it’s probably not worth any more effort in restoring it for fun.  

    1. Austin

      Austin

      Yeah, those Dells are tricky with their custom case designs. Still perfectly usable though. Plenty of slots for upgraded GPUs, sound cards or network cards.

    2. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      Well, the power supply died the first time I tried it. So I bought a new one but I had to cut up the case to mount it and now the weird clamshell case won’t close all the way with the power supply in it because it doesn’t fit.

       

      I would see if I can move the motherboard to a different case but it has a proprietary ribbon cable and PCB for the front USB and the power button. That’s assuming the motherboards screw holes will even line up with an ATX case.

       

      The real reason I grabbed it off the side of the road was for the CRT, and that works fine so I’m happy with that.

  5. Nice work. I seriously need to clean my IIe someday...
  6. Pop! Goes the power supply.

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Hulk: "Puny power supply. Power supply should go BANG! Like Hulk!"

    2. TwentySixHundred

      TwentySixHundred

      Snap, crackle, pop and the blue smoke is never good :(

    3. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      ‘‘Twas a roadside Pentium 4. The CRT works, which I am more interested in. And it gives me a chance to teach my nephew how to replace power supplies and test/reinstall ram and cpu. 

  7. I need to log into the bbs and download it purely via my Apple IIe just to see if I can manage it.
  8. Snatched an (untested) Pentium 4 PC off the side of the road with CRT monitor. How well would this run DOS games? Are there even SB16 compatible cards available in PCI that'd work with DOS?

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    2. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      I've messed with a Retropie substantially but I've been moving back to original hardware. I have a Trinitron that I can press into service for consoles.

    3. deepthaw

      deepthaw

      But I don't have the money for arcade boards.

    4. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      Retropie is alright. I've built one of my light up arcades around one.

      Not perfect, not great for more advanced systems (32bit) but on a budget you can't beat it.

       

      On the other hand, I've got a seriously powerful (overkill) self built rig for everything Emulation with a full MAME and CHD set at the heart.

       

      Ironically the coin-op with the light up controls is powered by the Pi.

       

      Original boards are so very expensive plus you need to have a lot of room for one game machines... And repairs. Nightmare. I'll stick to the Emulation route.

  9. I'd never heard of this guy before all this, but he's causing all this drama over ... what appears to be 8 and 16-bit computer game reviews? WTF man?
  10. Doing reading, it sounds like Seimitsu LS40 or LS38 is a common pick for shooters and the like...
  11. Recently converted a Fight stick with Sanwa parts to work on my Sega Genesis. I know these parts are geared towards fighter with respect to the gate, throw, etc. Is there a particular stick I could drop in that’s be better suited to shooters like Thunderforce and action games like Shinobi and Golden Axe?
  12. Taught my nephew some basic soldering by having him help me convert my Xbox 360 fight stick into a Sega Genesis one. He only burned himself once and now he respects the iron. 

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Making memories and teaching the lad skills -- awesome.  

    2. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      We've all been there! I remember my first time with a glue-gun.

       

      For some reason(!) I decided to glue half my hand and wait until I could peel it off (when it cooled down), it was excruciatingly painful but there you go. Never did it a second time.

  13. Of those loose cards, only the disk drive controller in box is for Apple II. And they're actually fairly valuable on eBay, IIRC. Rest of the boards look like assorted PC components (one's definitely a modem.) *edit* Looks like you have a Trident video card and two internal modems. Assuming they're all ISA going by their age, but I can no longer recognize those by sight. Trident card is the only one I'd imagine might have value. That one might be VESA local bus. The official Apple manuals can fetch around $10-20 on eBay, so they're worth selling. Heck, I'd offer to buy them if I hadn't already spent way more than I should have so far this year getting my Apple II kitted out. None of the software looks remarkable, but I'm not a good judge of that.
  14. Didn't realize until I tried to hook it up that the WiModem232 uses a mini usb cable for power, not a micro usb. Also: Who else forgot mini usb was even a thing?

    1. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      Nah I still use them... a USB hub, external hard drive, and for charging PS3 controllers and for loading games onto my PSP... though now even micro USB is being made obsolete by USB-C.

  15. When will eBay finally let us skip putting any text in when we leave feedback? I'm not even creative or non-sequitur with it anymore, I just paste "positive feedback" in there.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      They are indeed things you previously entered.

       

      I just say "good job" and leave it at that if I'm in a rush.

       

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I used to write "Great Seller!  Cthulhu Loves You!",  clearly not everyone has my sense of humor/style/surreality, but some people thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      While others probably thought,  What's that guy smoking, and where can I get some?

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