[rescue] Perverse Question
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jun 7 19:17:23 CDT 2003
On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 08:15 PM, Michael Free wrote:
> Ahh, that's what 8 years of not needing information will do (file
> corruption in meatspace).
That sounds like a great song title!
> I wish I could remember if I shunted to ground or 12v or 5v or
> whatever I
> did on that XT.... I've got 2 more just like it that need mods :)
I believe the PG signal is active-high, but I'm not sure. It's been
> The story from back then goes like this... a friend of mine needed a
> PC and
> didn't have much money to do it with. So, I tookher XT, modded it with
> reset switch (since it was to get windows 3.1, and you *know* that
> locks up)
> and it got a 486sx25 motherboard (no drilling required, but needed
> to hold up part of the board) and I made some plates to hold together a
> 3.5/5.25" combo drive and a CD-ROM for one bay, and just drilled new
> for the second bay with got a 540 meg second hand hard drive.
Excellent kludge. :-)
> Heh, for the first few weeks she was even running the stock XT Hercules
> video card before I found her an old EGA Mono card that could use the
> green screen. The Hercules actually gave better resolution, but the
> just dealt better with the EGA, and I *think* it gave it 16 shades
> of true monochrome.
Herc was 720x348, EGA was 640x350. I remember when the first EGA
boards came out...Wow they were SO much better than CGA's big blotchy
oval pixels...640x200? What moron came up with THAT pixel aspect ratio?
> Heh, reminds me of the times when I got Win 3.1 running on a CGA
> over a composite monitor... and when I got the win98 machine in the
> lab at college routing .WAV output over the system speaker. Sounded
> like an
> AM radio but I had fun with it :)
Wow, I didn't know 3.1 even supported CGA. That must've been
*really* ugly. :)
Dave McGuire "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL for the occasion." -Doc Shipley
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