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by theinonen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 7689

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

You can look at building up a gaming rig in the same way as someone building up as street rod or a chopper motor cycle, it makes absolutely no sense, but it's fun. :D I find putting PC-systems together quite boring these days as there is not much of choice for the parts anymore. Everything is more ...
by theinonen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?

For me the system has to have enough features to make it worth playing with and enough limitations to make it interesting to use. I am just old enough to have experienced 8-bit home computers and young enough to appreciate what we have now, but somehow I am not getting that excited about modern comp...
by theinonen
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?
Replies: 108
Views: 3432

Re: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?

Carrara 8.5 is not bad for the price as it does lots of things, but the user interface is not so great. I have it installed but must admit have never really used it. Every time I have tried, the dark and confusing interface starts to annoy me and will load Realsoft 3D instead. Much better in every w...
by theinonen
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SGI Irix for CGI ? Summary ! and conclusions?
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: SGI Irix for CGI ? Summary ! and conclusions?

If you are just starting with 3D graphics, then any hardware and software will get you started. I would not limit myself just for the SGI hardware/software as software also has evolved a lot and many things are much easier today than they used to be. Personally I would start with some stand alone mo...
by theinonen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?

no, because SI 3D was used from 1989 to 2009, XSI has been in the market for years, companies do not even care about it, games, movies, series, whatever, this software is still used in Japan and other teams. Amazing things were done before by skilled people but they also had to work around the limi...
by theinonen
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?

It would not make much sense as oldschool SGI systems are now mostly hobby computers and pouring money to emulation just to run old software is not the best business plan. Company should look and invest into future and not the past. Also hardware/software have all evolved and today everything can be...
by theinonen
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

I got carried away and bought some more ZX Spectrum stuff. ZX Evolution rev. C was feeling lonely, so now it has couple friends to keep it company. Pentagon 2.666le board and ZX Evolution rev. B are my newest toys. SpeccyStuff.jpg Pentagon 2.666le inside tower case and ZX Evolution rev. C on top of ...
by theinonen
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

The prior owner did indeed remove the batteries before storage. I haven't gone through all the software but there is quite a lot of it, including a copy of Virtual Acorn. Unfortunately neither system is booting right now (the PSU in the Iyonix seems okay, but nothing starts up). PSUs often a culpri...
by theinonen
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2874

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Comparison is fair. Whole point is that current Mac Pro is limited system without much upgrade potential. There would be very little point to use use similar configuration and same software for both systems as the test results would then be identical. If you put exactly the same components on differ...
by theinonen
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2874

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

In my opinion current Apple computer products are not interesting at all, as those are just standard PC-systems and there is nothing that warrants buying those instead of any other PC. If I wanted a computer with standard parts picked straight from the store self, I could build it myself and have it...
by theinonen
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

More stuff for my Speccy collection, ZX Evolution board build into case with couple soundcards and ZXM-Phoenix board.
by theinonen
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

My previous 3 cars were Peugeot and there never was any problems with rust on any of them, and my current car is tiny Citroen Saxo also practically no rust for a older car like that. I bought the Citroen while ago to serve as a cheap transport to workplace as I have daily 1 hour drive to work and an...
by theinonen
Wed May 03, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

This one: msx.jpg Philips NMS 8250 modded to MSX2+ and second drive added. (Switch on the back to select msx2 or msx2+ mode.) This was unused close to 10 years in the closet and the old battery was not keeping time anymore, so I decided to remove it to be on safe side. battery.jpg Did not actually l...
by theinonen
Wed May 03, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1008
Views: 38926

Re: your latest purchase

Scart to HDMI converter.

After that thing arrives, the good old msx2+ will come out from the closet and will again get some use it deserves.
by theinonen
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 7689

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Text can be written in any text editor, but for formatting the document and applying styles I would always use actual word processing or DTP application. Generally is better to use software designed for normal people and forget everything else, as life is too short for masochist editors needing 11 f...

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