Show us your retro computers

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:35 pm

I've recently added an Acorn Atom to my lineup. It's currently away for repairs and upgrades but the prognosis is good!

It'll have a RAM/ROM board, an AtoMMC and a Colour Card. It will connect through the gbs8200 like the A3000, Master and Beeb.

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A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby YuT666 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:06 pm

Bought a Tatung Einstein TC-01 in a beautiful condition and added this one to my collection. It will be the last one i'll buy ... maybe ...

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby martinw » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:14 pm

I've had a bit of a reorganisation ...

4K monitor now on my main work/play PC 8)

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Running out of space now so going to concentrate on adding to my FPGA machine now =D>

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https://youtu.be/l8wH23kyMkc

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Very nice indeed!
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby martinw » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:43 pm

trixster wrote:Very nice indeed!


Cheers :D

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby SteveBagley » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:32 pm

I think most of mine can be spotted in the background of this video about the Sun3/160 I'm trying to revive :-)

https://youtu.be/x23NUPWtDFY

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Elminster » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:49 am

SteveBagley wrote:I think most of mine can be spotted in the background of this video about the Sun3/160 I'm trying to revive :-)



I am a bit more modern. I have a nice Sparc T5220, runs at a pleasing 70 decibels. The memory in it was put in the wrong banks so only 16 of 32 threads are detectable in O/S. need to move them or get more memory. On todo list.

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby BigEd » Fri May 05, 2017 6:36 am

SteveBagley wrote:I think most of mine can be spotted in the background of this video about the Sun3/160 I'm trying to revive :-)

https://youtu.be/x23NUPWtDFY

Steve

I'm seeing a Master, an Atari ST, an early Archimedes, a Mac Classic, what could be an IBM PC. Oh, and I see an Apple II as well!
But under the desk, what do we see? Is that silver thing a TRS-80?? Is that a Beeb, or a second processor? There's a SparcStation of some kind...
And what's that with a 3.5 inch drive built in? Is that an A5000?

On the bookshelves, I think I see your "Structured Computer Organisation" by Tanenbaum and your well-used set of Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming"...
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby jonb » Fri May 05, 2017 7:24 am

@YuT66: The T09 looks very sweet indeed.

I see you have opted to have all the machines themselves on display on shelves. Where / how do you keep all the accessories, cables, power supplies (etc) for each of them? I did something similar, and used stacking plastic boxes for all the additional parts, labelled with the machine name. This worked for me, right until I ran out of space. :roll:

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby SteveBagley » Fri May 05, 2017 9:48 am

BigEd wrote:I'm seeing a Master, an Atari ST,


It's an Atari Falcon next to the Master, and a MegaSTE by the window.

an early Archimedes, a Mac Classic, what could be an IBM PC. Oh, and I see an Apple II as well!


Yep, an A310 (upgraded to ARM3/4MB), a Mac Plus, an IBM XT. You missed the Atom sitting on top of the Apple 2 :)

But under the desk, what do we see? Is that silver thing a TRS-80?? Is that a Beeb, or a second processor? There's a SparcStation of some kind...
And what's that with a 3.5 inch drive built in? Is that an A5000?


I suspect the silver thing under the BBC B+ is a cheap Maplin tool box :) Next to the A5000 is a Commodore 1702. There's a few other machines dotted about as well (Amiga 1000, RiscPC, several other Atari ST variants but no Sparcstation unfortunately).

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby BigEd » Fri May 05, 2017 9:56 am

Excellent! I thought I saw something like a pizza box with a Sun logo - perhaps it really was a pizza box!

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby YuT666 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:15 am

jonb wrote:@YuT66: The T09 looks very sweet indeed.

I see you have opted to have all the machines themselves on display on shelves. Where / how do you keep all the accessories, cables, power supplies (etc) for each of them? I did something similar, and used stacking plastic boxes for all the additional parts, labelled with the machine name. This worked for me, right until I ran out of space. :roll:


Well, i stored these things in an extra cabinet ... a bit unorganised so far, but it is getting better and better.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Fri May 05, 2017 11:08 am

@SteveBagley MegaSTE, cool! And a Falcon as well, very nice :)
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Commie_User » Fri May 05, 2017 11:56 am

I love it when you get old computers doing stuff, authentic stuff. Especially stuff unique to its format or task set.

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby jonb » Fri May 05, 2017 7:08 pm

trixster wrote:@SteveBagley MegaSTE, cool! And a Falcon as well, very nice :)


And the best thing is, the university lets Steve keep all that retro goodness in his office. Not fair! All I get is a PC. I work on a bank :(

Hey nice shirt Steve.. I think.. :wink:

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 05, 2017 8:18 pm

I've just had one of those old thoughts about something I saw on ebay years ago, and can't remember what it is. Does anybody know? I'm sure it was an ex-mod 80s army laptop open clamshell which looked like a rugged z88, but had a funny name, and was all solid state with a text monochrome display. Any ideas?

I wish I had bought it now!

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby BigEd » Fri May 05, 2017 8:28 pm

Was it an LX1? Or a Husky of some sort?

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 05, 2017 8:42 pm

You legend! It was a Husky! I can sleep now :D Are they any good?

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby BigEd » Fri May 05, 2017 8:51 pm

> are they any good
Sorry, I don't know - I've seen one, but never had a go.

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby CMcDougall » Fri May 05, 2017 9:03 pm

my non Acorn 'junk' :
my first games console, Adnam Grandstand 6000 colour, 5Dec 1978 £24
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^still works, but now not in colour :cry:
my 2nd console, Sony Playstation1
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^works a little, if I ever get a 100% working laser for it! :x
my 3rd console, Sega Mega Drive 16bit:
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^works after cleaning the contacts for the carts :D
my 4th console, a PS2, only for GT4 / GTA 8)

and, saved from a loft before skipped, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum +128k 'toastrack'
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^did work for a while, changed original membrane full of hairline cracks, sorted =P~

also Nintendo DSlite, Wii, 3DS, same games, just money for old rope [-X
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Top work on the toast rack! The Megadrive was a great machine too!

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Commie_User » Thu May 11, 2017 12:18 am

My Atari 1040ST is finally on its throne and ready for music.

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I made a little video: https://vimeo.com/216931344

It ain't not bad!

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Thu May 11, 2017 1:40 pm

Two new additions, an A420/1 and a Roland MT-32:

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A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Commie_User » Sat May 13, 2017 9:54 pm

Could we hear something?

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Sat May 13, 2017 10:18 pm

I can make a quick vid of monkey island 1 and monkey 2 on my Amiga tomorrow evening. ScummVM runs the DOS floppy versions of the game perfectly and they sound amazing with the MT-32. I don't have a way to connect it to any of the Arcs at the moment. I can also film the Falcon version of BadMood (Doom) if you like, that's got great midi music.
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Sun May 14, 2017 5:40 pm

Here's Monkey 1 and 2 intros played with the MT-32. Sorry it's a poor iphone microphone picking up the audio, but hopefully you get the idea of hpw much nicer it sounds compared to the original DOS or the Amiga Paula audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODRpw9YGPoM&t=7s
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby martinw » Sat May 27, 2017 8:54 am

I have so much retro gaming potential on one desk now :)

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It's so cool, I also have a BBC Micro with the MMB games on it and an Archimedes running on the MIST too.

I am now only limited to a certain extent by the number of SD cards I own, back to EBay to buy some more 8)

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Sat May 27, 2017 7:49 pm

Is that a minimig mist Aga?!
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
A4000/040 060 | Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby martinw » Sun May 28, 2017 11:07 am

It certainly seems to run the core, but does other cores too.

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Although I think I need to buy a Kickstart ROM if I wanted to progress further.

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby richmond62 » Sun May 28, 2017 8:21 pm

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