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Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:21 am
by Raion-Fox
PS3 Slim (not the corrugated one)

PS Vita fat and slim (HENKAKU mods will be going on them)

Gameboy player

Many PS3/vita games

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:55 pm
by itsvince725
Man, one of my dumbest decisions was letting my Vita update to 3.61. There is some hacking you can do to 3.61 but it's nowhere near as extensive or stable as HENKAKU is.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 pm
by ScutBoy
Latest purchase and assembly project. Next I need the "coming soon" PiDP-11 and I'll have a nice set!

https://www.altairduino.com/

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Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:41 am
by ajw99uk
ClassicHasClass wrote:Purchased for "come'n'get it" but ended up with a crapload of RISC OS stuff (a possibly working Iyonix PC and a RISC PC that needs a bit of TLC but should be bootable, plus tons of software)

Congrats, belatedly. Any pearls among the software? There's a RiscPC on the other desk here, plus an A5000, A540 and R140 under it (been playing with RISC iX). Giveme a shout if you hit any snags with yours.
Unless someone has already done it, cut the battery out of the RiscPC _now_ and clean the m/b with vinegar/distilled water; other TLC can then wait! You probably know this, but so many RiscPCs (and earlier Acorns with the same battery) have died from acid corrosion I'd rather labour the point! Worth visiting the forums at stardot.org.uk - some contributors are ex-Acorn with deep (if somewhat rusty) expertise, as well as a good bunch of enthusiastics restorers/modders. And comp.sys.acorn.hardware (plus a couple of other Usenet c.s.a groups) still pottering along.
commodorejohn wrote:Oh, nifty. Reminds me, I should really pull out my RPi and screw around with RISC OS some more.

Yeah, I should move my copy to microSD to run on the Pi2 - not that a 256MB Pi B cannot deal amply with RISC OS. I'm using RISC OS (and a bit of Linux) to introduce my daughter to the notion that "computer" <> "Windows" - been meaning to dig out some of the educational stuff that was current when RISC OS was mainstream in UK schools.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:50 am
by Shiunbird
I got 2 Xeon E3-1220l (v1) for my HP MicroServer Gen8s.
And after I saw the crap that the Gen10 is, ordered another Gen8 just in case.

Also got 8x 2TB WD Red drives and a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital for my IBM T221 thing. =)

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:51 am
by Shiunbird
ScutBoy wrote:Latest purchase and assembly project. Next I need the "coming soon" PiDP-11 and I'll have a nice set!


This is gorgeous!

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:18 am
by jirka
Second-hand Openmoko Freerunner phone. I had one in the past but I have converted it to the gta04 phone http://gta04.org (but this one is broken now).

So I got another one to have something to play with.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:19 am
by Dodoid
Wow, I've wanted a Freerunner for a long time now. That OsmocomBB compatible Calypso GSM chipset is the star of the show. Is there another one for sale anywhere? I actually don't think I ever set up an ebay watch for the search.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:51 am
by ClassicHasClass
ajw99uk wrote:Any pearls among the software? There's a RiscPC on the other desk here, plus an A5000, A540 and R140 under it (been playing with RISC iX). Giveme a shout if you hit any snags with yours.
Unless someone has already done it, cut the battery out of the RiscPC _now_ and clean the m/b with vinegar/distilled water; other TLC can then wait!


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).

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 am
by ajw99uk
ClassicHasClass wrote: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 culprit, I gather, particularly giving enough 'load' to get them going - from what I've read the network card can also be flaky but you'd expect something to light/spin up.
But if you have VirtualAcorn you can at least try the software under emulation, though stuff for the Iyonix may be happier with RPCemu with RISC OS 5 or a Pi.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:47 am
by jirka
Dodoid wrote: I actually don't think I ever set up an ebay watch for the search.


I have been searching of one for a few years. There were 2 Freerunners at the same time on the eBay. So I have got the cheaper one (about $40).

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:22 am
by theinonen
ajw99uk wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote: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 culprit, I gather, particularly giving enough 'load' to get them going - from what I've read the network card can also be flaky but you'd expect something to light/spin up.
But if you have VirtualAcorn you can at least try the software under emulation, though stuff for the Iyonix may be happier with RPCemu with RISC OS 5 or a Pi.


For me Iyonix is still the best RISC OS system I have because is more compatible with software than the Pandaboard, which is the another working system I have anymore. Mine works perfectly, even the onboard Ethernet but sometimes when turned on screen is full of garbage and need restart system for the proper picture. Also sometimes after turning power off from the PSU it refuses to start when pushing power switch too soon, but after waiting some minutes it will then start normally. Another thing I have noticed is that when using vga/hdmi converter and taking power from the USB port back of computer for converter, then need disconnect the cable and connect it only after system has started or it will give harddisk error at start.

Only real problems I have had for system not powering on have been after dismantling it and then putting it back together, but those have been fixed by taking everything apart again and then putting it back together. Sometimes it would power on straight away after trying expansion cards on different slots and magically after that would still keep working after putting those cards to original places. I have changed PSU to more silent and system is now very quiet as graphics card has been changed to passive cooled one also, but with original PSU and configuration it behaved just the same way. I guess it is just a temperamental little computer.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 am
by Raion-Fox
Bought another Vita fat because these systems are cheap and by the gods they are fun little systems to do mods to.

My 3 JDM dreamcasts are on the way. On the lookout for a PC-98 keyboard if anyone has one or anything like that.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:30 pm
by ClassicHasClass
Got one of the hard to find 1GHz G4 upgrades for the beige PCI Power Macs. Though the bus holds these systems back, the L3 cache doubles to 2MB, so that should help quite a bit.

My 7300 has the 800MHz/1MB version of this card and this ought to be a very welcome upgrade, since it is primarily a classic Mac OS gaming system.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 am
by ScutBoy
Couldn't help it - it was too clean and too cheap.

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