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travistouchdown

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About travistouchdown

  • Birthday 10/24/1983

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    Burlington, Vermont
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    My family, business, vintage video games and computers, reading, boating, motoring, wintersports, golf, fine dining, philosophy, hiking/camping.

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  1. travistouchdown

    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    Right? Was thinking that myself....Dimensia...not a good look lol
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    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    Brother!! Haha--I have Hackers on LD for the very same reason! And Big Lebowski
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    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    I have two VCR's hooked up in my house and pick up NOS tapes all the time, or ones in good shape. They still look okay on smaller screen, and some movies never made it to DVD or just seem a good fit for analog. Craigslist is a good place to find VCR's for reasonable prices in one owner condition. I also have two laserdisc players and a stack of those. Glad to see i'm not the only one who appreciates this stuff
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    Nabbed a 6500/300 with a few differences

    I agree but how would a prototype wind up in the UK? Were they doing R&D over there? Nice find!
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    Please do! And thanks.
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    btober's conquests

    Wow; nice haul! very clean case on that 9500 also. Pics of the ibook?
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    Found the original processor online as well: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Power-Macintosh-8600-9600-300MHz-PowerPC-604e-630-2631-Processor-CPU-Card/133294832633 Pretty tempted to grab it just for posterity's sake.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    So John is hooking me up with a Mic and a Yamaha SCSI CD-R drive to replace my current. Spent some time yesterday cleaning 20 years worth of dust out of the case...you wouldn't have believed the amount of dust in this thing. SICK levels of grime...haha. Tested the AV ports and played some N64...as cool as the full screen looks the frame rate suffers. Optimally played in 640 x 480 with a "normal" size screen window. Also ordered two 128mb Ram DIMMS from operator headgap. Not going to bother putting a full gig in since i've noticed in 9.1 even with several apps loaded i'm never really exceeding 256mb use. Other than that have been loading this thing up with games and programs from the macintosh garden and have been having a blast with it! Played some Worms yesterday, and cleared a new Sim City 2000 map Have been messing around in Appleworks as well with some writing.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    Great; thanks John, i'll take it. Wonder if i should bother to run another SCSI cable from the motherboard (believe there is a second SCSI port), or just unplug my non CD-R drive and use that one since it will be my primary drive anyway.
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    Found my old Mac in my parents' storage!

    Awesome find! I have spent some time in my parents basement looking for my Performa 450, but no luck! My mother has no recollection what she did with it sadly. Amazing how old macs just work most of the time, and at decent speeds too. Most PC's are good and dead after 10 years.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    I'm looking to replace the dead IDE CD-R drive in this unit; can anyone help me find something suitable off the bay? Maybe even a IDE DVD-R/-RW drive? Thanks for your input. For example; any reason this one wouldn't work: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DVD-R-RW-CD-R-RW-Drive-ND-3520A-IDE/184097303318?hash=item2add0deb16:g:pjMAAOSwlyBeAmUT
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    PowerBook 520c Score!

    Nice score, have wanted one of these ever since i saw the 540c used by Dade Murphy in Hackers
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    My little mic does not work apparently. Tried all the input settings under Sounds and attempted to record and nothing. Interesting. @LaPorta I'll take you up on that if you have an extra Plaintalk mic. To be clear there is only a single 3.5mm mic input in the back of my machine.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    You have an extra 3 directional PlainTalk Mic? I think that is period correct for this machine. I'll test my 68k model tonight and get back to you asap. Not a bad idea! Would be a long 3.5mm extension cord, but 2000w 7.1CH surround sound might be fun for doom haha. I do have kids and my 5 year old loves playing on my old Apple's/Macs (kids games/programs of course.) I just like the look of the beige speakers i guess, they sound okay but you are right speaker technology has come a looooooong way. Yessir, was at UVM from 05-09 after four years in the Army. Thanks and yes, pretty slim pickings up here, was very happy to find it as well at that price and with the upgrades. I'm going to plug in an Atari Jaguar soon and play some video games. Is there any way to full screen that input window on Apple Video or do i just have to change the resolution to like 640 x 480 to get it as big as possible?
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    Thanks all! Was wondering about the microphone myself....I know it's a gen older, but it uses the 3.5mm input jack on the back so i would think it works barring a software incompatibility? Anyone have an idea of a good basic program to test the mic? Thanks.
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