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by Floopy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any game developers in here?
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Any game developers in here?

I stick to hardware developing, because I like when things move or interact.
by Floopy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: Hello?

A little bit late, but thanks.
by Floopy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

Well the iMac G3 is only worth fixing if you seriously plan to use it. It isn't, only nostalgia was calling me to see if I could get it working. It was given too me. You can Buy an Apple II on ebay - but collectors prices are nuts these days - especially considering that these are not really "rare"...
by Floopy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

Yea.... When I first turned it on, some of the files would appear then disappear. Sadly the CD-ROM drive is dying and 96% of disc won't read and I don't see the point in paying 30$ for a new CD drive. I do like the look of the Clamshells, but they are horribly slow and expensive. Honestly the Apple ...
by Floopy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

They're very loud too. I know it's not too old but my Imac G3 makes a tantrum of clicking and hissing when it powers up. I feel like the disc is going to spin its self too pieces. I opened a 3 platter drive once and powered it up for fun I thought it was going to fragment itself into little pieces :P
by Floopy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

Kyodai wrote:you can use literally ANY IDE drive
You do have a point seeing how old IDE drives for some reason are extremely expensive. Despite being 30+ years old :!:
by Floopy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

True, my only question is: when are you going to ever use a 16GB CF card inside a DOS machine. To me it feels a bit like overkill ;)
by Floopy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

I don't have any spare parts, I started working with these machines because I found some that where about to be thrown away. Where I live, I rarely find anything older than 1998, but someday if I find some I will definitely try it out. What's so wrong with using and ISA slot? Aren't they their to be...
by Floopy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

Here is another that I go back up and running last year.
Tandy 1400 running on two 720KB floppy drives. I've managed to run windows 1.01, it took me a while to figure out how to run it on one diskette. The mouse even works with it too!
by Floopy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Computers
Topic: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Your favorite vintage non-palmtop computer?

I think the XTIDE requires you to have a bios that supports the HDD you are using, but I may be wrong. The machine I had, had large issues detecting any HDD that was not supported by the 1-46 formats. It took me along time to figure out that the issue was the BIOS and the HDD controller itself. I up...