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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1020 on: April 19, 2012, 05:18:52 PM »
I've just got a Multiface 3 for spectrum +3, superb bit of kit.

Yay!

Not the most common bit of kit either!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1021 on: April 22, 2012, 12:12:09 PM »
Donation to RCM . . .

3 x Acorn Electrons
2 x Interface 3s with lots of disks (1 of them fully boxed)
1 x Interface 1 with a couple of cartridges
20 x cassette games
10 x books

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1022 on: April 22, 2012, 01:56:46 PM »
Not a purchase but a gift from a family member  ;D

Original Gameboy
Game Boy Camera
Game Boy Printer
Super Mario Land
Super Mario Land 2
Official Nintendo Carry Case
Link Lead

My first Original Game Boy  :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1023 on: April 23, 2012, 11:19:28 AM »
Donation to RCM . . .

3 x Acorn Electrons
2 x Interface 3s with lots of disks (1 of them fully boxed)
1 x Interface 1 with a couple of cartridges
20 x cassette games
10 x books

:)

Andy

Im still looking for a Interface 3.

Nice donation there!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1024 on: April 23, 2012, 12:17:39 PM »
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

Happy days.... ;D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1025 on: April 23, 2012, 03:05:44 PM »
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1026 on: April 23, 2012, 03:20:08 PM »
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

Phill.

Ooops - missed off the 80 Col card which also has 64Kb on it...

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1027 on: April 23, 2012, 03:25:48 PM »
My Apple IIe has arrived - and its MINT and working !

Came with Serial and Parallel cards, 2 x Disk ][ interface cards, 128KB Ram card (taking it to a massive 256Kb) and 4 x Disk drives !

Now if I only had a disk to boot it with..... ADT Pro and a serial cable needed I think...

I think I already went through that pain if all else fails I have a couple of Apple II boot disks.
Wouldn't a 128K card take it to 192K I thought the IIe had 48/64K ?

Cheers.

Phill.

Ooops - missed off the 80 Col card which also has 64Kb on it...

erm . . . not jealous at all - nope - not at all!  :'(
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1028 on: April 23, 2012, 03:27:35 PM »
ADTpro and super serial catrd, piece of piss to transfer software from PC to Apple !!!

Done it loads  ;D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1029 on: April 25, 2012, 11:21:12 AM »
ADTpro and super serial catrd, piece of piss to transfer software from PC to Apple !!!

Done it loads  ;D

+1 as the kids would say...

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1030 on: May 04, 2012, 12:35:48 PM »
just got an Amstrad GX4000 with burning rubber.. then realised how much games cost ouch !! Have found instructions on how to convert the GX4000 into an CPC+ so you can use a kb and disk drive but well well beyond my skills, seems there isnt a flash cart for it either so wont have much to play on for a while !
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1031 on: May 08, 2012, 12:36:07 PM »
Was given a Compaq Armada M300 with base station.  Needs some TLC on the keyboard and a PSU (ordered off eBay).  Found someone down the road in Runcorn who sells cheap laptops on eBay and he's got an M300 that I'm bidding on.  Either replace the laptop with this other unit and put in a bigger drive or put the 4Gb (ouch!) drive from the dodgy laptop into the working one.  I'll end up with a system that'll work for the purpose it's been acquired.

I'll put this laptop on top of the C64 1541 disk drive I have spare and use it solely for imaging up my rather large collection of C64 disks - the majority of which are from Jens in Bochum, Germany.  I can't really show my face in Bochum without giving Jens back his entire collection in image format on a few DVDs.  Had them for a few years already :(

At least this way it won't take up too much space.  

Also won a cheap 7" TV so I can use that for testing out the odds & sods I do have.  That mixed with the leads to convert my 6128's non-working monitor into a spare display means I can finally find a use for the spare desk in my 'computing room' :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1032 on: May 08, 2012, 05:06:41 PM »
Original Megadrive off ebay, sold as spares and repairs, but all that was apparently wrong with it was that the joypad sockets needed re-soldering. Also discovered that the Dragon monitor lead waoks on the Megadrive 1, though not the 2 as that has a smaller mini-din monitor connector.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1033 on: May 08, 2012, 11:56:42 PM »
Won the auction for the other Compaq Armada for .. £0.01p (plus delivery).  So that's a step closer towards a C64 disk imaging set-up :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1034 on: May 18, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »
Sinclair interface 1 spares or repairs, will try to get working, though if it's the ULA I'm prolly screwed :( £2.46 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280877612185

It was the ROM that was faulty, now works AFAICT, but need to get a microdrive to test with at some point.

collection of MFM / ESDI(ps/2) / Floppy(ps/2) drives :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200758178408

Bought another bunch of floppy drives from the same seller, ended up with 3x 1.2MB 5.25" drives (which are good for archiving old Beeb / Atom / Dragon etc disks) and a genuine full height 360K IBM 5.25" :)

Cheers.

Phill.
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