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About bfutrel

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  1. For me the oldest machine that I have seen in use is a generic PC at work that controls our HVAC system. Pentium 66mhz 48MB RAM 1.2 GB hard drive OS/2 Warp V3 It was installed around 1994-1995. While the HVAC would run without it the machine allows temperatures to be adjusted. Of course we have no manuals to the software on the computer. While there is Windows software available it requires upgrading all of the sensors in the building. Until that is done I'll keep it going. When we moved in that 1.2GB hard disk was extremely noisy. I cloned the drive to a couple of 2GB industrial-grade Compact Flash cards and have one of them connected to a Compact Flash to IDE adapter. So far so good and I have a spare in case the CF card dies. It crashes every once in a while when using the HVAC software. Otherwise it is pretty solid.
  2. That is the correct type of drive, but the cable shown is for an IDE hard disk. The floppy drive cable has 34 wires and will have a twist in it just before the end that is connected to the drive. There should also be a connector on the motherboard of your PC that has the same number of pins as the floppy drive does. More recent computers don't have the connector on the motherboard to connect a floppy drive to.
  3. While I don't have a console, I play indie games on the PC. Some of my favorites: The Binding of Issac - Roguelike/Zeldaish game Dungeons of Dredmor - another Roguelike game Darwinia - reminds me a bit of Powermonger Botanicula - point-and-click adventure/puzzle game While I have these installed via Steam, I bought them through several Humble Bundles. Buying them that way you also get Linux, Mac and Windows versions and they don't have any DRM.
  4. I forgot to ask - where can the manual for the Flashback 2 be downloaded?
  5. Atari Flashback 2 (with power supply and one joystick): $6.99 at a local thrift store. Works great. Didn't realize how much I sucked at some of the games. Could be that joystick too.
  6. That is a Voodoo2 3D card with what looks like 12MB of video memory. It requires a cable to connect VGA output from the video card to the back of this card. The cable for the monitor then connects to the other VGA connector on the card. The card itself is not capable of 2d graphics and requires a standard video card for that. If you had a second card with the SLI (I think that's what it was called) connector, you could join them together to split the 3D workload. It's quite nice for older games that don't support Direct3D or OpenGL. It's been a while, but I thought the Voodoo2 was an OpenGL card, that's why the Quake guys were into them? I believe it does a subset of OpenGL. Sorry about the mix-up.
  7. That is a Voodoo2 3D card with what looks like 12MB of video memory. It requires a cable to connect VGA output from the video card to the back of this card. The cable for the monitor then connects to the other VGA connector on the card. The card itself is not capable of 2d graphics and requires a standard video card for that. If you had a second card with the SLI (I think that's what it was called) connector, you could join them together to split the 3D workload. It's quite nice for older games that don't support Direct3D or OpenGL.
  8. I'm not sure how 'crappy' your PC is, but I've run that game on an Atom D410 single-core processor (1.6ghz) and Intel's built-in graphics. Those two items aren't exactly known for speed. It's not that resource hungry.
  9. Great find! I have the EA Classics version myself and still play it from time to time. No Salvation Army nearby here unfortunately...
  10. I believe Stellar 7 was C-64 on one side and Apple II on the other.
  11. I didn't have any games like that, but my Dad's would be Realsports Baseball. He got so frustrated at it that he yanked it out of the Sears Video Arcade II and stomped on it with his boot. I still have it and it still works!
  12. I have a black slim PS2 console. When I put a PS1 CD in it (original, not a copy) it does not seem to be able to read it. What would be causing this and what can I do to fix it?
  13. This handheld is a Symbol PPT-2800. It's definitely not a Palm device, but a Windows PocketPC one. My employer has developed software for it in the past so I know a bit about it. It's not bad but has a grayscale display and is a little slower than the color PPT-8800 models.
  14. Here are a couple of eBay auctions for PowerBook 165c units. I don't know how much you are trying to spend though... eBay Auction -- Item Number: 130445722192 (currently at 24.50 with no bids) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 290486664329? (currently at 19.99 with no bids) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 320596945589 (BIN at 59.99 OBO)
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