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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1095 on: October 07, 2012, 11:03:04 AM »
Nope, genuine previously rare games are being found by the box/warehouse full.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1096 on: November 05, 2012, 10:36:19 PM »
Quick update of recent eBay purchases etc.

A box of Spectrum games (11 in total) for 99p + £2.50 postage.  Didn't realise (due to bad description/picture) that two of them were +3 originals (Match Day II & Tetris) :)

A Sam Coupe music program (bought for 99p as no-one else was interested in it.. will bring it next time).


Donations and a recent find (c/o my Dad)

8" floppy disks circa '83 with an upgrade for IBM Displaywriter.  Probably more use in a picture frame unless someone has an 8" floppy drive to make images of these disks?

My Dad found my old Iomega 2Gb Ditto tape drive.  Amazing that back in 1997-1999 I was lugging this back & forth from work during my old helpdesk days (in South Ruislip/Watford) with the latest downloads I'd got.  The flat I was in at the time didn't have a separate phone line until I'd been there almost a year.  If I can get it working, it'd be fun to see what's on the 5 or so "blank" tapes :) 

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1097 on: November 06, 2012, 01:36:12 AM »
Sega 32X (NTSC) + DooM from Play in Manchester

Colour Genie from ebay, was spares & repairs, but was easily fixed (dead Z80).

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1098 on: November 13, 2012, 07:12:05 PM »
Dual 3.5" and 5.25" drive in one unit.  Perfect for Kryoflux use when I get my spare PC rebuilt with a new mobo etc.

Good job the auction wasn't going too high as instead of a panic-entered £15.50 at the end ... I entered £145.50 .. ahem.

And it went for more than I anticipated but sod it (*).  If it means I can make headway into my pile of 5.25" disks that need archiving then it's a worthwhile investment.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271096304422





(*) aka .. buggery flip flop .. beans on toast for the rest of the month!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1099 on: November 13, 2012, 07:45:59 PM »
Its been a while, so here is a catch up:

Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.
Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Bunch of spare PS1 manuals and inserts
4 x plain boxed Sony refurbished PS1 1002 consoles + leads etc.
1 x Sony matt black Net Yaroze PS1 and disks
SCSI All-In-One card reader (allows SCSI machines - Amiga/MAC to boot of CF Card)
Joystick for my Apple IIe

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1100 on: November 13, 2012, 08:26:48 PM »
I've just picked up a Trend paper tape punch and reader. :-)

Oh the retro goodness...


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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1101 on: November 20, 2012, 09:26:33 AM »
Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.

Ahh, that's usefull to know as mine also has German basic, was one of the machines exported to Hungry after Elan went belly up.

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Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Any idea if a schematic / rom dump for this exists ?

Cheers.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1102 on: November 20, 2012, 09:28:56 AM »
Disk II card for my Apple II Europlus, bought non working and fixed :)
Unpopulated Dragon 32 board.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1103 on: November 20, 2012, 09:55:07 AM »
Enterprise 128 for RCM - Now donated  ;D - Has German IS-BASIC so you need to enter :UK as 1st command to switch to UK mode.

Ahh, that's usefull to know as mine also has German basic, was one of the machines exported to Hungry after Elan went belly up.

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Enterprise disk interface and drive unit  ;D
Any idea if a schematic / rom dump for this exists ?

Cheers.

Phill.


Check the inside of your BASIC cart - if it has two chips, one of them is the German extension - removing it will make the cart default to UK!

As for the disk drive, I will check - I think so as many copies have been made by others in Hungary - I know there is an updated ROM floating about.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1104 on: November 20, 2012, 12:50:09 PM »
Dual Teac Floppy Drive turned up in work yesterday.  Bit of a beast but will look OK in the spare PC upstairs (once mate gets around and installs the new mobo, processor etc.) and I'll turn it into a Kryofluxing machine :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1107 on: November 21, 2012, 06:13:32 PM »
I managed to get a super cheap and extremely good condition Atari Mega STE  :)




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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1108 on: November 21, 2012, 08:35:58 PM »
Cool looking piece of kit Soph, not seen one of them the the flesh before.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1109 on: November 22, 2012, 10:38:21 AM »
Nice machine - got one myself.  AUTO folder on my SatanDisk forces it into 16hz mode (instead of relying on the official Control Panel CPX file).

Bought it as part of a massive job lot about 8 years ago now.  Filled the flat in Aigburth at the time with all the extras it came with :)

My SatanDisk sits proudly on top of the Mega STE and I use it with the PS2-mouse adapter that (the late) Techie Allison made.