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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2009, 06:39:32 PM »
@ AndyT: Which version of Doom do I need to install (Doom, Doom II, Final Doom)

@ AndyRCM: Are you planning on going to the unit any other time? I'd love to come & have a look .... and even lend a hand, but I've got plans on Monday ..... maybe on another weekend or something, I can come up and help out.

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2009, 06:44:24 PM »
Yeah we will be there again mate - no problem . . . ;)
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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2009, 08:25:53 PM »
Hi,

I should be able to bring a carload with me :)

Regarding IPX for Doom, I've done this before so I can probably lay my hands on some software for this if anyone else is struggling.

I also have copies of the aforementioned Duke Nukem 1 & 2 if needed.

I'll be bringing along the home-made ZX Spectrum+ 48K (see other thread about the RM Nimbus for details), and probably the two joysticks I have.

Would my Master 128 with HD-full-o-games be welcomed?

My Sega Master System, Megadrive and Super Nintendo are all modified for RGB out. I can bring these if they would be of use.

Lastly, I have monitors/TVs I can bring if needed - RGB (TV Scan) monitor, SGI 13w3 monitor, my really nice Philips SCART monitor, and a 14" SCART enabled telly.

Oh, and if anyone needs any obscure cables making up, let me know. Cables are a specialty :)

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2009, 10:36:50 PM »
I can bring (subject to day pass from my wife :-\)
Atari 1200XL+SIO2PC and maybe an sdrive if it arrives in time and a multijoy 16 (16 player games on the 8bit Atari  8))
Sears Heavy sixer
Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer
Sears Video Arcade II (Atari 2800 lookey likey)
Atari 7800 with Cuttle cart 2 (play all the recent homebrew releases)
Atari Touch Me hand held
Open Pandora hand held (yeah right!)

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2009, 10:39:20 PM »
LOL! Open Pandora hand held - any news on the release date yet?

I think i need to sit down now and see who is bringing what otherwise we will run out of tables and room! ;)

You do have some nice stuff though!

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2009, 10:45:35 PM »
LOL! Open Pandora hand held - any news on the release date yet?

I think i need to sit down now and see who is bringing what otherwise we will run out of tables and room! ;)

You do have some nice stuff though!

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2009, 10:17:27 PM »
Hi Andy

Ive got a projector and screen available if needed at your event.
Have you got any tables left for me to bring anything :-)
I Could bring my Wii or PS3 but not my atari 400/800 im sure you've had enough have of them. lol

Ive collected all 20 tokens from the Sun so wheres me free RCM ticket.

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2009, 10:25:05 PM »
Mike,
I will send you a PM to let you know about the projector and screen - thanks for that!
The idea for RCM is to get all things retro, so I'm not sure about the Wii or the PS3 at the moment (although we did have a Xbox360 last time!!).
and finally . . . nice try with the tokens but you need at least 80 tokens (lol!).

Speak soon matey!

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2009, 10:11:37 AM »
@ AndyT: Which version of Doom do I need to install (Doom, Doom II, Final Doom)

I have both. Also have the IPX boot disk made. Is your card NE2000 compatable? Should be able to share the driver disk then. Also, are we going BNC or Cat5? I have both switches and plenty of coax and terminators here.

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2009, 12:47:47 PM »
@ AndyT: Which version of Doom do I need to install (Doom, Doom II, Final Doom)

I have both. Also have the IPX boot disk made. Is your card NE2000 compatable? Should be able to share the driver disk then. Also, are we going BNC or Cat5? I have both switches and plenty of coax and terminators here.


Lost me at the IPX bit  ::)

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2009, 05:55:36 PM »
IPX is a network protocol like TCP/IP. IPX was very common on older Novell Netware networks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPX

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2009, 09:42:21 PM »
@ AndyT: Which version of Doom do I need to install (Doom, Doom II, Final Doom)

I have both. Also have the IPX boot disk made. Is your card NE2000 compatable? Should be able to share the driver disk then. Also, are we going BNC or Cat5? I have both switches and plenty of coax and terminators here.

Hi, my card is NE2000 compatible.
The only problem is, the floppy drive controller is buggered :( so can only boot from hard drive.

CAT5 would be best, but I'll also bring a serial null-modem cable, just in case the network doesn't work.

Saying that, I have another 486 I can use, I could just put the NE2000 card in that instead.
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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2009, 01:56:30 PM »
Right, I dug my old machines out over the weekend.
I got Doom, Doom II, Heretic and Wolfenstein 3D installed on the hard drives of the working ones!

1. My older 486 works fine, but only has 8MB RAM and the floppy drive refuses to work .... replacing the floppy drive didn't work either so suspect internal floppy drive controller failure .... the CD-ROM, Network card, Sound card and Hard Drive all work as expected.

2. My much better 486 (quite highly specced for a 486 as well) seems to be buggered. I cannot get the BIOS to remember it's settings. There's no signs of a BIOS/CMOS battery either (so suspect it's a capacitor on board???) - when I set up the HD in the BIOS and reboot, it refuses to boot it (even though it's got the settings !?!) so I suspect it's heading for the skip

3. I stumbled across an old Pentium 2 .... when I powered it up, it just had MS-DOS on it, and nothing else, so I set this up (much in the same manner as my old 486) with network (MS Network Client for DOS), Doom I & II, Hetetic and Wolfenstein 3D etc. Unfortunately I can't get the sound card to work in DOS, but it's no great loss.

So, it looks like all is prepped for some DOOM deathmatches :)

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2009, 08:51:43 PM »
I'll see your 486, and raise you a GenuineIntel P166 with 48Mb of RAM, MSDOS 6.2, network card, mandatory copy of doom, IPX stack and a spare copy of Windows NT 4 on standby...

I believe that counts me in for deathmatch DOOM :)

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Re: Machines for May 31st Gaming Event . . .
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2009, 04:14:18 PM »
I'll see your 486, and raise you a GenuineIntel P166 with 48Mb of RAM, MSDOS 6.2, network card, mandatory copy of doom, IPX stack and a spare copy of Windows NT 4 on standby...

I believe that counts me in for deathmatch DOOM :)

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Well, I'll raise you even more than that ..... I've got a Intel PII (@ 350MHz) with 128MB RAM, multi-booting MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 3.11, Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51 (lol, you don't see NT 3.51 about much these days :P ) .... got the 3COM 3C905B card working in DOS with IPX and TCP/IP.
Also, I've got my MS-DOS 6.22 set up as a multi-config, so I'll be willing to show anybody who's interested, how to do that.

It'll be cool to get some multi-player DOOM going on ..... iirc, it's 4 players per game ..... can someone confirm this!?!
Anyway, I look forward to seeing your old P166 Richard :) It'll be better than my old 486DX lol :D

Anyway, the games I've installed on both the 486 and the PII are: DOOM, DOOM II, Heretic, Wolfenstein 3D, Lotus, Zool, Worms and Super Street Fighter II.
(it's just a damn shame I can't get that sound card to work in DOS on the PII)

I plan on bringing the both 486 and the PII (I did have another 486 lined up, but it's knackered) as well as my Amiga 3000.