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Today ZAP museum received....

Postby jonb » Fri May 19, 2017 1:44 pm

Well come on, someone had to do it!
:lol:

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Re: Today Zarchos received....

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 3:59 pm

Ah ah !
I told you it's for the museum.
Still trying to find an acronym for it that reads great ...

Now I'm a bit confused, where will I post pictures of the contents of these ?
MoreGoodies.jpg


No chouquettes this time.

I also received sthing else when I was back home, you can see it on my YT channel.
:wink:

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Re: Today Zarchos received....

Postby danielj » Fri May 19, 2017 4:15 pm

Pop them in this thread - I can rename it "The Museum of Zarchos" of you like :D

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Re: Today Zarchos received....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Fri May 19, 2017 4:30 pm

Zarchos wrote:
Still trying to find an acronym for it that reads great ...



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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today Zarchos received....

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 4:42 pm

ZAP, that'd be nice.
I thought of 'MHIA' Musée de l'Histoire de l'Informatique Ancienne
but it's pompous ...
The funny bit is that MHIA wil be easy to remember thanks to (ahem 'because of' reflects more my opinion) this from Marseilles :
https://youtu.be/7ceNf9qJjgc

So back to serious hilarious matters : the Franco Britanico USA alliance :
FrancoBritanicoYankee.jpg

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1084 C= monitor, a few 160 Gbytes hard drives for the RPCs and a nice cartridge for one of my MSXs. http://www.msxcartridgeshop.com/
1084160Gbhdmegaflahrommsx.jpg
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Re: Today Zarchos received....

Postby jonb » Fri May 19, 2017 5:19 pm

Are you buying all these machines or do people donate them?

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Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 5:56 pm

I donate TO people :wink:
I sometimes resell some items I got with job lots or items I definitely don't use or like.
It's why I recently sold some MVS NEO GEO cartridges of sport games or fighting games ; a year ago some Amigas (now I buy some for the museum and because at last having the Archie speed on OCS machines thanks to TerribleFire's accelerator inspires me) and I did sell some Archie mouses at reasonable prices because I had many spares and ... my fridge was empty. No kidding. I was seriously in deep s...

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Well you do, don't you.

My 'guilty' secret for a good while now was keeping raggy clothes to wear around the house, if just one more set of cables, piece of software, pedal or bit of computer equipment could be bought. Aside spares and bits, I consider my rig completed now but it was only last winter when I threw away my pairs of trousers which had split at the gussets!

I have good clothes and I wear them outside and in, but I know I looked a right Worzel Gummidge behind closed doors before.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Zarchos » Sat May 20, 2017 10:59 am

Several parcels I'll open tomorrow and post pictures of contents. (spoiler alert : there's a Gravis Ultrasound in one of them !)
Already you can see a floppy drive (compatable with windows from 98 edition with driver), some mixture to create my own retrobright, some cables for megadrives, a green bit for my neighbour's aquarium (gift) and a c64 cartridge to compose music :
200517.jpg



A compatible GUS.
I knew they had existed, at last I own one :
GravisUltrasoundCompatible.jpg

And if you wonder yes the long sharp Japanese knife comes from Japan, when I bought some Saturn games or whatever.
It's my own personal insurance to protect my belongings.
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An untested but should be working Electron, unit only :
ElectronUnitOnly.jpg

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Speccy games (great shape, big box) and accessories, Archie games :
Games !.jpg

Not shown in the picture because it was in the big boxes : 3d starstrike, gyroscope, and an 'Action pack' tape.
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Had forgotten a parcel, containing some Archive mags :
ArchiveMags.jpg
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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby flaxcottage » Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 pm

Have you got your own dedicated postal service? Z-Poste? Next you'll be getting your own stamps. :lol:
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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Sat May 20, 2017 2:27 pm

What's the cartridge?

That looks very intriguing.

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Postby Zarchos » Sat May 20, 2017 4:41 pm

Commie_User wrote:What's the cartridge?

That looks very intriguing.


Lukhash-Essentials-Cart-for-C64
https://youtu.be/7ZZjvA2P-Sw
https://youtu.be/3JQkW6BgUYU?list=RD7ZZjvA2P-Sw

I never had a C64 in my youth, and today I wonder why Commodore didn't add this chip to Paula for the Amiga.
Interesting discussion here where there's a reference to the Archie :
http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 246cd2b769

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Sat May 20, 2017 10:59 pm

I've those programs on disks and disk images and I really enjoy them. Cynthcart is wonderful with both its own oscillator and Atari game paddles to tinker with it.

Had they also put Instant Music or Density Music Machine on, that would be damn near perfection.

All the same, I want one. Advanced Music System on cart would be excellently convenient but perhaps would lose its MIDI capability if that cartridge and a MIDI one were on the same expansion.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Zarchos wrote:I wonder why Commodore didn't add this chip to Paula for the Amiga.


The SID? I'd say that its type just wasn't fashionable by the Amiga's time. There was a very SID-like chip in the Atari ST and it was considered a low point of the computer. Such smooth sounds in the Amiga, though bitcrunched due to the sound board resolution, was way more like the synth sounds in the charts.

So it was endearing how so many demo coders programmed a SID sound for their Amiga productions, complete with Rob Hubbard tunes.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Sun May 21, 2017 12:40 am

You'll also need one of these, £56 in 1982.


hmws.jpg



Note the telephone a great distance from the work desk.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby 1024MAK » Sun May 21, 2017 6:21 am

Commie_User wrote:
Zarchos wrote:I wonder why Commodore didn't add this chip to Paula for the Amiga.

The SID? I'd say that its type just wasn't fashionable by the Amiga's time. There was a very SID-like chip in the Atari ST and it was considered a low point of the computer. Such smooth sounds in the Amiga, though bitcrunched due to the sound board resolution, was way more like the synth sounds in the charts.
The Atari ST range used the Yamaha YM2149F sound chip, which is a licensed version of the General Instrument AY-3-8910 sound chip. The had some improvements compared to the AY chip (selectable clock divider pin and a double-resolution but double-rate volume envelope table). The AY-3-8910 produces very similar results to the Texas Instruments SN76489 but the AY includes an envelope controller. But even so, it was no match for the SID in terms of the sound.

However, it was not long before Atari ST programmers discovered that they could use the AY chip as a crude DAC, and feed samples from memory to it. Even speech clips :D

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun May 21, 2017 6:30 am

Commie_User wrote:Note the telephone a great distance from the work desk.
The GPO (the nationalised telephone provider for most of the U.K. at the time) only provided a standard length flex without any user removable connector. Unless of course you agreed to an increased line rental charge... So in most homes, the telephone stayed within 1.5 metres of the wall junction box...

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Commie_User » Sun May 21, 2017 10:21 am

Them's were the days, nationalisation!

I still wonder how we ever lived in the days of having no phone when you moved house, either through waiting many days to be reconnected or just writing to the GPO to get your first (!).

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Postby Zarchos » Sun May 21, 2017 10:40 am

Commie_User wrote:Them's were the days, nationalisation!

I still wonder how we ever lived in the days of having no phone when you moved house, either through waiting many days to be reconnected or just writing to the GPO to get your first (!).


We were less crazy and less stressed and had some time to enjoy quietly God's creation ... or call it Mother Nature if you prefer.
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Postby ctr » Sun May 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Phone calls were expensive. If the phone was placed conveniently there was a real danger of it being used.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby jonb » Mon May 22, 2017 7:44 am

Commie_User wrote:You'll also need one of these, £56 in 1982.


hmws.jpg


Note the telephone a great distance from the work desk.


Wow, check out the carpet..

Dreadful ergonomics.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Zarchos » Mon May 22, 2017 11:03 am

Not much today :
- A RO 4.39 StrongARM 233 RPC with 586 133 Mhz PC board, 128 MBytes RAM, 2 Mbytes VRAM, Ethernet dual socket daughterboard.
Battery removed, very clean motherboard.
Bought it because the price was reasonable and all the PC side (Win 95) is installed.
- 2 cheap games for the NGage, I'll have to find the device to use them.
RPCAmibay.jpg

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A C64 sold for spares or repair. In fact the PSU is dead but the machine works ok and the picture quality is great.
With 2 cartridges : a poor arkanoid-like game and an educational planet system one.
Cost 50€ inc shipping so not a bad catch. Was BIN.
With Italian user manual.

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Postby Zarchos » Wed May 24, 2017 1:15 pm

2 very complete Electron systems with power supply, leads, tape deck and many games !
2electronscompletesystems.jpg

One of the Electrons has a colour switch on /off on the left .... ??? To use with a monochrome monitor I guess.
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Complete Dragon with polys, complete 'everything' Spectrum+, a micro professor :
dragonspectrumprofessor.jpg

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Postby Commie_User » Wed May 24, 2017 7:41 pm

Seeing it all stacked like that reminds me how new and fresh these computers once were and how recent the time still seems - even though I was a kid and uninterested in computers outside Pong and the Atari.

Where does the time go?

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Postby Zarchos » Thu May 25, 2017 11:19 am

An SX64 without lead connecting keyboard to unit.
Thanks to my neighbour who collected it for me 2 days ago.
sx64.jpg


Switched it on, worked for 20 secs then ... nothing.
Added to the 'to repair' list.
:cry:

Good news
Guts of the beast :

gutssx64.jpg


In fact the fuse had done its job (see the shadow) :
sx64fuse.jpg

I'm going to shunt it, I've always wanted to see and smell a Commodore product burn anyway.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:03 am

Last third of what I've been waiting for, kindly collected for me by my neighbour ...

But hey wait, there is a fourth third, in fact :mrgreen:

lastthirdNotYet.jpg

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Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:55 pm

And a special delivery from La Poste just for me, for the 4th third :
4ththird.jpg


The 5th third is waiting for me at the collection point, it'll be for tomorrow :mrgreen:

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Postby flaxcottage » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:29 pm

It is all well and good collecting all these cardboard boxes but what are you going to do with them? :lol:
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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:34 pm

flaxcottage wrote:It is all well and good collecting all these cardboard boxes but what are you going to do with them? :lol:


Open them, show you, and make you laugh.
Seriously, I'm on my museum project ... either with the help of public / regional funds, or strictly on my private funds as I should be ready for that in less than a year.

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Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Postby Zarchos » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:53 am

6 NOS vintage mouses which are going to mutate into Archie mouses :
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