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#176 2016-03-03 06:17:12

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

The original System 1 machines used custom Rockwell 4-bit 11660 procs. Six of them.

I think System 80s used 6502.


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#177 2016-05-04 15:40:06

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I picked a free dual 1.42 GHz FW800 PM with all original parts. Decent shape. Runs well.

My buddy also landed this on me. A brand new Apple II mouse, never used. Packing is still sealed. It even has the original sales receipt dated March 22, 1984. $175 for a mouse, lol.


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#178 2016-05-04 16:14:16

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Nice mouse!  $175 does seem a little steep for those mice, considering they're just two rotary encoders and a switch.

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#179 2016-05-04 16:33:02

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

dat rubber ball doe


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#180 2016-05-04 18:23:48

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Is that an interface box as well?

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#181 2016-05-04 21:57:16

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Didn't they also come with a controller card that needed to be installed?

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#182 2016-05-05 01:28:01

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

No controller card on the packing list. The metal wrapped up in plastic on the left is a box to house the DB9


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#183 2016-05-06 07:40:22

Cosmo
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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Nice find Dylan. The mouse interface card was indeed seperate product.  I don't think i've never seen the box for it however?

I have the same mouse product, it wasn't sealed but complete otherwise.

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#184 2016-05-06 10:49:49

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I'm guessing the metal box for the DB-9 would be used on the ][ and ][ Plus.  That said, I don't really see much of a reason to use a mouse on a ][ or ][ Plus.  After all, they aren't MouseText capable.  On my //e, I just use a beige M0100 that I bought at RE-PC out of their serial mice bin.

-J


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#185 2016-05-24 07:03:17

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Tangent

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#186 2016-05-24 13:28:50

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

joust and baby pac man that awesome.  Baby pac man was sweet, 2 in one pinbal and arcade.

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#187 2016-05-24 14:20:19

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Replacing the CRT's with LCD's?

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#188 2016-05-24 14:28:30

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I am guessing he is not.  He likes to keep all things original.

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#189 2016-05-24 18:16:24

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Out of curiosity, where do you find such things?  Do you have to make trips up to Portland to find them?  I've occasionally looked around for giggles to see what's available and it's pretty rare to find anything within about 2hrs of here, and when it is, it's usually something pretty uninteresting to me.  But I do see stuff pop up in Portland and Seattle areas somewhat regularly.  Just curious if there's some secret local source or if you do a fair bit of travel for them.

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#190 2016-05-24 18:23:50

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Well I search Portland and Seattle craigslist, but McD always finds the stuff before I do.  He found the Black Tiger arcade for me on it last year.  I got it but he found it and I check a lot.  It was in Olympia(that particular one).

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#191 2016-05-24 20:18:45

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

macdrone wrote:

I am guessing he is not.  He likes to keep all things original.


Burnin can make that a hard thing. I've seen Centipede with an LCD and it looked nice.

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#192 2016-05-24 21:26:38

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

It does, but the look and feel are way different.

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#193 2016-05-25 05:45:30

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TheWhiteFalcon wrote:

Replacing the CRT's with LCD's?

A-hahaha. Fuck no. LCDs are no "upgrade". They look like ass. All of the graphics are made to be blurred by electron guns lighting up phosphors. These are old, slow 15KHz, RGB, CGA-res monitors. You can find burn-free, compatible tubes in old TVs for free. Swap the tube into your monitor chassis and you're gold.

I find machines by scanning craigslist, running with other local collectors and continuing to network. It's like Macs - how many have you found on craigslist vs how many have you found from another member or a friend-of-a-friend? These two were bought from an arcade owner I've struck up a rapport with over the last few years.


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#194 2016-05-25 06:07:11

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Some other of my machines if anyone's interested (can't find a pic of Simpson's Bowling):

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(Tetris is on the other side side of the red tent)

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And the mini-cabinet we scratch built for the kiddo's room:
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It runs a $50 60-in-1 "Arcade Classics" board. It's for the kids and a scratch build so it's the only way I can justify using one of those boards (they picked the Lego theme). Runs all real arcade kit with coin acceptors, 13" Electrohome G07 CRT, Wico 8-way leaf switch stick, leaf buttons, etc.


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#195 2016-05-25 06:21:34

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I hate you (jealousy) and love you all at the same time.  I would never leave the house if I had all those haha.

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#196 2016-05-25 07:25:19

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

mcdermd wrote:

A-hahaha. Fuck no. LCDs are no "upgrade". They look like ass. All of the graphics are made to be blurred by electron guns lighting up phosphors. These are old, slow 15KHz, RGB, CGA-res monitors. You can find burn-free, compatible tubes in old TVs for free. Swap the tube into your monitor chassis and you're gold.

Good on you. LCDs on vintage gaming consoles or computers remind me of modern stereos in classic cars. You have the classic interior, classic dashboard, then the new head unit that stands out like a sore thumb. Likewise, on my classic Macs I have all my vintage peripherals, and then I have the LCDs that are great and don't take up much space, but that older software, and especially games just don't look right on.

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#197 2016-05-25 07:35:22

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

macdrone wrote:

I hate you (jealousy) and love you all at the same time.  I would never leave the house if I had all those haha.

Come to my house, then. I'll be building a dedicated room for them in the fall so hopefully they'll all be in one place soon.


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#198 2016-05-25 14:28:03

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Ya I would never leave haha. 

If you see a Star trek strategic simulator pop up let me know.  Of course price is always a concern.  If I ever got a sit down version I would cry.

my wife wants centipede lol i just scrolled back through.

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#199 2016-05-25 14:36:36

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I think your game room is the size of my house. :-)

I wonder if some kind of digital processing could adequately mimic the phosphor blurring effect using a higher-res LCD. Eventually it may be very difficult to find CRTs.

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#200 2016-05-25 14:44:22

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

cosidering they have lasted 30 years now and were made for decades after, there is a good amount of CRT's to be found yet.

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