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  1. Ethernet for the Apple II! more pix: about: http://www.bytecellar.com/archives/000145.php blakespot
  2. I spent $400 on a NIB Amiga 2000 back in 2000. It was lovely to open it. http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/amiga2000 blakespot
  3. I would probably just keep it in box for a while and sit there with a nice Shiraz and just gaze at the collection of boxes a few times before opening. blakespot
  4. About 5-6 years back I remember seeing a NeXT Cube that was New-In-Box on eBay. It went for $10,000 or so. Indeed it's quite hard to find a excellent condition cube as it seems if you look at it some of the paint flakes off. blakespot
  5. Wow. New-In-Box Apple //c sells for $2,553 on eBay Ran across this auction last night and threw up a blog post about it. How I would love to experience the opening of that virginal unit, here 24 years later. Mmmmm. blakespot
  6. link: http://a2gameserver.berlios.de/ blakespot
  7. I'm having daily fun with my Apple II (an Apple //c, actually) by using it as a serial text-terminal tied to my Mac. (Gave the same a go with an eMate 300, actually - but sticking w/ the //c for day-to-day.) Good stuff. As for game recs, my favorite Apple II game is probably Conan: Hall of Volta, but some other goodies are: - Rescue Raiders - Choplifter - Star Blazer - King's Quest Have fun! blakespot
  8. My IIgs is actually a ROM 3 motherboard inside a pristine Woz case. Best of both worlds, as I see it. blakespot
  9. Photos of my IIgs setup for those interested: http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/apple_IIgs/ It's a great machine. blakespot
  10. I have seen several early Macs (128, 512, Plus) that have had their monitors replaced with the green-phosphor unit from the Apple Monitor //c. It's an interesting thing to behold, but it would seem a little tedious to gaze into that much lit green for long. Does anyone know who makes that tube? Here's a few pics of such a unit. blakespot
  11. Just a comment - the IIgs' 65C816 is an 8/16-bit processor while the MC68000 in the original Mac is a 16/32-bit processor. Internal ops on both chips are twice the width of the data bus on which the processor sat. The Mac became a true 32-bit machine with the introduction of the MC68020-based Macintosh II and the Amiga found this glory with the advent of the Amiga 3000. (Though the Amiga 2500 had a 68020 acclerator card, it still had to interact to a large degree with the 16-bit motherboard...) Wait...why did I start talking about the Amiga. Weird... Anyway, 32-bit version of the I
  12. I don't know about that. The Commodore Amiga had a damn good sound processor. The Amiga was capable of 4 hardware voices with 8-bit wavetable playback using it's dedicated Paula chip. (The Amiga, depending on configuration, has up to 2MB of "CHIP RAM" which is memory shared between video and audio systems (aside from main memory, or "FAST RAM")). This was easily the best sound in a commercial computer up to that point. The IIgs has a superior sound chip, the Ensoniq DOC which is also used in the Mirage synthesizer, capable of, in the most common configuration, playing 15 comparable c
  13. What does that image have to do with a System Saver? blakespot
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