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Topic: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
creepingnet

Replies: 5
Views: 8460

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:23 pm   Subject: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
I've been doing a lot of research on old laptops lately, mostly the NEC Versa which I"m starting to collect.

I don't know for sure but the NEC Ultralite Versa series (PC-4xx) was offering Mono ...
Topic: long long time
creepingnet

Replies: 5
Views: 8654

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:36 am   Subject: long long time
I too drop on my every once in awhile and post a little. Posted this from my old 486 that I still have in WFWG 3.11 no less.
Topic: do you buy things from companies with poor support?
creepingnet

Replies: 4
Views: 7803

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:05 am   Subject: do you buy things from companies with poor support?
Support (ie. calling India) for me is a non-issue. I am my own product support as I am multi-talented when it comes to electronics, mechanics, and musical things. I also prepare the first day I have ...
Topic: IBM 5161 Expansion unit Upgrade Options
creepingnet

Replies: 2
Views: 8923

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:54 am   Subject: IBM 5161 Expansion unit Upgrade Options
Network Adapter, if you are going vintage an IBM Token Ring would be vintage correct, if you are wanting something modern-day functional, then I'd get one of the old 3COM EtherLink, intel EtherExpress ...
Topic: Posting with Lynx
creepingnet

Replies: 5
Views: 11384

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:15 pm   Subject: Posting with Lynx
I started using Arachne on the 286 mostly as a means to see if an 80286 could actually do it. The impressive part is I actually have Arachne running at what seems like 800X600 @16-bit color on that o ...
Topic: Posting with Lynx
creepingnet

Replies: 5
Views: 11384

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:21 pm   Subject: Posting with Lynx
This site is actually my testbed for my vintage machines when they go online, if they can access this, then it's a pretty darned good browser for what I use it for.

My GEM 286 can get on this site ...
Topic: WANTED: 486 System Board
creepingnet

Replies: 6
Views: 9393

PostForum: Buy - Sell - Trade   Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:40 pm   Subject: WANTED: 486 System Board
Hey creepingnet,

Are you still looking? I've still got that 486-PIO2 board if you're interested. (No problem if you aren't, please let me know.)

Actualy no, I picked one up off of VCF, an FIC ...
Topic: WANTED: 486 System Board
creepingnet

Replies: 6
Views: 9393

PostForum: Buy - Sell - Trade   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:29 am   Subject: WANTED: 486 System Board
Presently seeking a 486 system board with the following specs.....

- Socket 3 with support for a DX4 Processor
- 4X 72 pin SIMM slots
- VLB or PCI Bus
- L2 Cache or Provisions for

I am lookin ...
Topic: Best Soundblaster 16/32 model
creepingnet

Replies: 28
Views: 35591

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:36 pm   Subject: Best Soundblaster 16/32 model
packard bells had modem/soundcard ones, another PB odity, i got one, never tried it tho, its got an aztech chipset

Some older high end Packard Bells (The Legend 843+ is one of them) used REVEAL Sou ...
Topic: Best Soundblaster 16/32 model
creepingnet

Replies: 28
Views: 35591

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:11 pm   Subject: Best Soundblaster 16/32 model
packard bells had modem/soundcard ones, another PB odity, i got one, never tried it tho, its got an aztech chipset

Some older high end Packard Bells (The Legend 843+ is one of them) used REVEAL Sou ...
Topic: HDTV Rant...
creepingnet

Replies: 10
Views: 10016

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:05 pm   Subject: HDTV Rant...
The only thing I've notice since the switch, being as I don't give 2 craps about TV anymore and only use mine as a monitor for old computers and video games, is that now my Atari 2600 RF switch picks ...
Topic: Arachne Browswer on 8088/86
creepingnet

Replies: 6
Views: 6115

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:06 am   Subject: Arachne Browswer on 8088/86
Do you use EMS memory on your 286? It is said EMS makes Arachne run much faster.

Yep, I try to make as good a use of the hardware availible as possible. At 8MB it's really tolerable for most basic ...
Topic: Arachne Browswer on 8088/86
creepingnet

Replies: 6
Views: 6115

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:30 am   Subject: Arachne Browswer on 8088/86
I never even got Arachne to work on my 8086/8088 based machines. On my 80286, it tends to be slow to render, however, it's amazingly capable of rendering things like full-on frames (and mind you, thi ...
Topic: Newest version of Windows for a 486?
creepingnet

Replies: 43
Views: 27270

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:31 pm   Subject: Newest version of Windows for a 486?
I've gone as high as Windows 2000 pro on 486 hardware, my favs though are still DOS 6.22/WFWG 3.11 and Windows 98 Second Edition though, those two seem to be the most stable and easily handled.
Topic: ibm ps2 model 30
creepingnet

Replies: 2
Views: 3402

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:26 pm   Subject: ibm ps2 model 30
It's MCGA, I never had a problem on my more modern VGA monitors, but you need one of the older VGA monitors with a few pins missing from the cable. MCGA is a precursor to VGA, it has the VGA 320X200 ...
 

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