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by martinw
Sun May 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

It certainly seems to run the core, but does other cores too.

Amiga.jpg


Although I think I need to buy a Kickstart ROM if I wanted to progress further.

Martin
by martinw
Sat May 27, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

I have so much retro gaming potential on one desk now :) Wolfenstein 3D on A4000 Duke Nukem on PC XT.jpg Wolfenstein 3D on A4000 Sonic the Hedgehog on MIST.jpg SMS on MIST.jpg Mist plus Switch.jpg It's so cool, I also have a BBC Micro with the MMB games on it and an Archimedes running on the MIST to...
by martinw
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

trixster wrote:Very nice indeed!


Cheers :D

Martin
by martinw
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

I've had a bit of a reorganisation ...

4K monitor now on my main work/play PC 8)

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Running out of space now so going to concentrate on adding to my FPGA machine now =D>

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https://youtu.be/l8wH23kyMkc

Martin
by martinw
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

It was here where I read it, my XT was assembled in May 1986 ... http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/1306101

Martin
by martinw
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

Thank you, it's sat on the desk next to my Acorn A4000 now, which looks pretty cool to me (RISC vs CISC). I agree the ISA bus is the key to the expandability of the IBM and probably one of the main reasons for the success and dominance of the PCs in subsequent years (the open/cloned architecture too...
by martinw
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

Interesting stuff, I'll look into both of those :D

Martin
by martinw
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 520

IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

IBM PC XT (assembled 1986 in Greenock Scotland), 4K Samsung Monitor, Sound Blaster 2 Sound Card, Dell PC Speakers (including sub-woofer), XT IDE CF Optima 2GB storage, Samsung 3.5 inch floppy drive. Old Meets New.jpg Dell Subwoofer.jpg XT IDE CF Optima.jpg https://youtu.be/_SEKOM-O6Rk I think it's l...
by martinw
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Hi everyone

Ciao Sergio,

Benvenuto :)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

30 year old hard drive still going strong :D

Hard Disc Contents.jpg


No Bad Blocks.jpg


Clean Bill Of Health.jpg


20 Meg Hard Drive Stats.jpg


Martin
by martinw
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4020
Views: 201832

Re: Today I received.....

Nice haul =D>

Martin
by martinw
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

I've been buying a bit more stuff for this PC and also doing a bit more work on it too. Cleaned out the PSU (was full of 30 odd years of dust). PSU Cleaned.jpg Installed a new fan (after drilling out the old rivets), really quiet now compared to what it was like :D New Fan Installed.jpg I Have a co...
by martinw
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

Hello, I made a CGA to RGB SCART converter for use with my XT clones (Sinclair PC200 and Olivetti PC1) based on the first of the circuits on this site.... http://www.geeksden.info/Sinclair/PC200/CGA2SCART.html I then have a SCART to HDMI and VGA converter so I can use the many spare VGA monitors I ...
by martinw
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

I've been buying a bit more stuff for this PC and also doing a bit more work on it too. Cleaned out the PSU (was full of 30 odd years of dust). PSU Cleaned.jpg Installed a new fan (after drilling out the old rivets), really quiet now compared to what it was like :D New Fan Installed.jpg Also had a c...
by martinw
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

trixster wrote:
martinw wrote:
Yes it was me that did the video of all the Elite versions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulP3X2NTAhg&t=4s




I made a (rubbish) companion video similar to yours showing Elite on 8 computers:

https://youtu.be/OAsVDJRm4p0


Cool 8)
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1

I've got an HCCS mini podule IDE interface on my A3000.

I can't remember exactly what's on this disk but it may be of use ...

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Martin
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

Thank you Sarah, that's good to know, I didn't realise (so I may have to swap between the two now) ... although I have realised why I have 3 CUB monitors in my possession, one for the Beeb, one for the Master and now one for the IBM PC XT 8) Buddies II.jpg Cub Monitor III.jpg I knew it would come in...
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

Here's my stuff! They look like they're neatly laid out for projects. What would you say was the best thing you did with them? I don't really have a lot of time for "projects", I like to play games and make all the different bits of hardware work with each other. I'm more of a collector r...
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

Interesting stuff Simon =D> I don't know how you smashed it to bits though, must have been with a sledge hammer as it's very well made and weighs a bleeding ton :shock: I think I'm going to try it with my spare CUB monitor, although I won't get the benefit of the "intensity" signal I don't...
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

trixster wrote:
We'll touch wood there's a Master with Data Centre, ReCo6502Mini and BeebSID on the way as well.


=D>
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

Thanks Trixster :D You've got a pretty nice collection yourself :!: Yes it was me that did the video of all the Elite versions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulP3X2NTAhg&t=4s Since then my Atom (which is under one of the desks (as is a lot of other stuff :wink:)) has developed an issue though ...
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Hi from France

Bonjour et bienvenue :D

Martin
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 67
Views: 2488

Re: Show us your retro computers

Here's my stuff!

BBC B Archimedes Spectrum.jpg

BBC Master etc.jpg

Early 70s Calculator ICs.jpg

Man Cave 2.jpg

Old Chips.jpg

Man Cave.jpg

Old Calculators.jpg

Sint85.jpg

Old Intel Chips.jpg

Digger.jpg


Martin 8)
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

...

IBM Personal Computer.jpg

Tape Backup Controller.jpg

Serial Port.jpg

Parrallel Port.jpg

Tape Backup Unit.jpg

Motherboard.jpg


It was funny it so reminded me of building personal computers from bits in the noughties 8)

Martin
by martinw
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: IBM PC XT

They don't make em like this anymore ...

Chassis Plus Motherboard.jpg

12th May 1986.jpg

Colour Graphics Card.jpg

Chassis.jpg

Floppy Drive Controller.jpg

Everything Back In.jpg

Hard Drive Unit.jpg

Hard Drive Controller.jpg

Floppy Drive Unit.jpg


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