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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / New Member - Karl, Kent
« on: November 24, 2016, 05:26:18 PM »
Greetings,

I joined because I have a general interest in all things retro - born 1979 I grew up with BBC Micros, Acorns, Amstrad CPC 464's, Amiga 500's.. Rather than spend the cold/wet winter binging on box sets I was after a project to keep me occupied - so I rescued an old 386 that was on its way to the skip; a high end business machine of its time I believe, it's very well looked after and original example of a Compaq Deskpro 386/20e that was retired from somewhere in the London Underground network around 2001 where it looked after the control of some pipe manufacturing plant. It runs DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11..

The plan is to get it hooked up to my home network, find a period sound card/game port controller and enjoy some of the early DOS games on retro hardware as I did in my pre-adolescent years...

My 16 bit ISA network card arrived today, and I spend last night reviving an old XP machine I had in the loft so that I can make use of its 3.5" floppy drive to transfer the necessary drivers across to the 386.

I'm hoping that I may find some help and support here as I inevitably encounter various issues.

Best Regards,
Karl.

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