Show us your retro computers

Talk about non-Acorn classic computers/hardware/software here (including retro consoles)
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by trixster » Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 am

Compact, nice!
A3020 | A3000 | A420/1 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
Master Turbo + DC + BeebSID | Atom | A4000 060 | A3000 060 | A1200 060 | A500
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by YuT666 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:51 am

Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection and i hope it will arrive in the next week. It's the MZ-821 WITH a quick disk drive (the ordinary MZ-821 had a integrated tape drive and the MZ-831 had a printer included too). The drive is a 2.8" one ... i'm actually building a cable to play wav files for this computer. I love those not so common computers.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by Zarchos » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:22 pm

YuT666 wrote:Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection and i hope it will arrive in the next week. It's the MZ-821 WITH a quick disk drive (the ordinary MZ-821 had a integrated tape drive and the MZ-831 had a printer included too). The drive is a 2.8" one ... i'm actually building a cable to play wav files for this computer. I love those not so common computers.

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Very nice.
What about the software for it ?
Are they easy to get ?
Interested to buy one now I see one :o

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by YuT666 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:39 pm

This is the best (and maybe the only remaining) Sharp MZ page.

http://www.sharpmz.org/

There are still updates and this site is there since 1998.

Here are games for the MZ-700 series (originally, but they work with the MZ-800 computers as well - you have to choose the 700 mode to use them).

http://www.sharpmz.org/mz-700/dldgames.htm

And some for the MZ-800.

http://www.sharpmz.org/mz-800/dldgames.htm

There is no built in basic language (only a very simple boot-monitor). Basic and other languages are available on tape and some for disk too.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by Zarchos » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:28 pm

Great !
Thanks for the links.
Will use YT in my bed to see what all this is about.
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Post by 1024MAK » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:22 pm

For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk NOW!
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Post by Commie_User » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:05 pm

YuT666 wrote:Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection.
Looks just like a real computer, doesn't it. You could have seen it in the library or the bank.

How well did these pro-stylings boost any sales of computers back in the day?

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Post by SteveBagley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:42 pm

This report and pictures, written by one of our PhD students, about our display of old computers at our graduation yesterday might amuse people -- particular the bit about the Beeb releasing Magic Smoke in the middle!

http://aaronsplace.co.uk/blog/2017-07-1 ... -2017.html

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by dhg2 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Nice pictures, funny timing with the PSU capacitors. I was about to say 'hey, I recognise the guy from Computerphile in one of these pics' but then I realised it's actually you yourself who's posted the link, haha. Great videos by the way.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by trixster » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:06 pm

My Amiga 4000 has seen some significant upgrades:
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The SD card now runs from an Acard AEC-7720UW SCSI to ide bridge into a CyberSCSI module on the accelerator card.

Zorro III cards on the right, bottom to top - a Deneb USB2 and flash rom card, a 256MB ZorRam, a Prisma Megamix MP3/FLAC decoder
PCI on the left, bottom to top - a monitor switcher and Realtek NIC, a 3Dfx Voodoo 3 3000, a Sonnet Crescendo 7200 G3 400Mhz PowerPC card with 192MB ram, a Soundblaster 128 and Prisma breakout board.

This A4000 is now pretty much upgraded as far as it'll go without going further into uber rare and insanely lolprice territory. Whilst a Phase5 G-Rex PCI daughterboard and CyberstormPPC accelerator would be very nice we'd be getting into serious outlay for very diminished returns.

But if anyone has a Sonnet 7200 G3 500Mhz or a G4 then please let me know!
A3020 | A3000 | A420/1 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
Master Turbo + DC + BeebSID | Atom | A4000 060 | A3000 060 | A1200 060 | A500
Atari Falcon 060 | Saturn | PS1 | SNES | CPC6128 | C64 | 3DO | MD | Jaguar

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by kieranhj » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:40 pm

Finally got to set up my study after moving house in the summer. Some 8-but goodness here and all 6502-based of course!!
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Post by Commie_User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:01 am

For anyone looking, those Trinitrons are among the absolute best CRTs ever made - outside monitor territory and perhaps even including those (matching like-for-like).

Many earlier flatscreens, like my Daewoo DSL19M1WC, make a surprisingly crisp and clear picture from interlaced PAL sources. Though watching my quality VHS machines and old computers through equally excellent native screens always impresses me again. All is crisp and sharp and rich again.

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