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  1. Heh, thanks! I didn't get any vintage computer bits for my birthday, but I did set up my chocolate fountain and ice cream machine for the kids at the family reunion. Just seeing them being happy and hyped up on a choco-sugar rush completed a good birthday wish. (Although I did pick up some zip disks at a yard sale the next day.)
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    Happy Birthday! Hope you had some nice vintage computer gear for your birthday!
  3. Yep, thats Jim Perry. This game is a little different. Since this version of Card Sharks aired in the 70's, computers weren't around back then. Computers did come out during the 80's version of the show. The makers of this game decided to mix it up by putting in Jim Perry as the host and the rest of the set as it was in the 80's. My profile picture is Jim's "confused" look. It won't show up when its sped up on newer computers, but on older ones, you see everything. The picture is a little blurry, I'll try to find a better one.
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    I must ask, is your profile picture from the DOS game Card Sharks? I found that game on the hard drive of my recently acquired Epson XT clone.
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I taught myself pretty much everything I know about computers. That's led me to be 1-800-FREE-PC-HELP-24/7 to everyone I run into that has computer problems.
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Vintage technology, storm watching, mowing grass, and vintage radios.
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Searching and searching for a Packard Bell "Corner" Computer and an IBM PS/2 Model 95.


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The 5170 works!

by DOS lives on!! on June 10th, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Finally got this heck of a computer working right.

The Intel Aboveboard came in last week. I put it in the AT, thinking it was going to be a pretty straightforward setup. But of course it didn't turn out to be that way. Setting up the board (software based) was the hardest part. I thought that the starting address was going to be 1024 and the ending was 2048, since it was going to provide 1mb of extended memory. But I had forgotten to add the existing 640KB to that, so now the starting

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5170 is almost working.

by DOS lives on!! on May 22nd, 2012 at 08:49 AM
The first pallet of computer stuff is unloaded at E-Waste from a moving truck, and to my suprise, there's a box labeled "AT" on it. So I wondered, "Could there really be a 5170 in there?" I pulled the box off the pallet (And of course it was at the bottom) and opened it. Sure enough, there was a AT in that box. Man was I excited to finally get one.
Once I got home, I hooked it up, hoped for the best, and flipped the switch. Nothing appears on the screen. My first thoughts

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