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Everything posted by Mcinwwl

  1. just ho i wanna see fast food in my land ^^
  2. Hi, for reasons I prefer not to disclose, yesterday I found myself looking for a way to obtain sets of emoticons for old forums, bulletin boards and messaging software. to my greatest astonishment, I hadn't have find anyone hosting a general collection of such in an organized manner. All I have found was a metric crapton of highly positioned, useless websites, small emoticons packs and shady software. As if internet have forgotten glorious pre-emoji standard emoticons. What's harder, i cannot really say what I'm looking for, like some smileys I've seen on some obscure BB before update years ago or on some defunct website. For some I tried to lurk the websites that are still online, but the smiley sets I remember are long gone :/ What I DO remember are: - old pixelated-style smiley changing into red vampire with devil-ish look - set of emoticons that is probably from Skype 7. rest is mystery. what I "probably" look for are emoticons from phpbb2, phpbb3, phpbb by przemo, mybb, simple machines forum, php fusion, AOL, MSN messenger... in general, things from 2005-2010 era. Anyone knows where to find 'em, except from scrapping them one by one hoping it's it?
  3. Talented coder with a very bad temper - imagine, what the guy could have been able to achieve if he did change his behaviour.
  4. Ok, I made it to work the way I intended in this single game by disabling the newer CD-rom, running the game when it was disabled and then re-enabling it back, and thus this way my audio goes from CD-ROM to audio card "the old way". Thus, the problem remains, as I'd need to get this done for every game OR disable 2nd drive permaeantly. I dug a bit more and found out that windows enumerated LG HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B as CD-ROM 0 and LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B as CD-ROM 1, and I assume this might be the case. Is there any way to switch the assignment given by windows PNP?
  5. Cannot fint my fav one, here is a random one. I leave google translate to you
  6. @Nerdulater I meant living in Australia. You know, southern hemisphere, upside down, I considered it a commom meme template
  7. Hi, how does it feel to walk upside down all the time?
  8. So, I doped my good old 2001 machine with audio card based on YMF724F Yamaha chip, consisting hi-fi 1999 quality, sound blaster support, proprietary midi standard extensions and a set of MIDI samples, buff n fluff etc. As, said, it's no-logo, so chipset on board is Yamaha, but I failed to find exact exact pinouts, and the number of on-board jumpers and internal ports is different. This is important, as I intended to use old-school analogue cd audio input from cd palyer to the Yamaha. but, I cannot find exact pinout, and I'm troubled how exactly to connect it. Here's exact cabling and pins I can use. Please mind that none of them is explicitly marked as CD_IN, so if producer intended them for other uses, I cannot tell. What I did is that I put the "grey" connector into the "black" slot, as both seem to have both gnd inside, worst I can do is to invert channels, or, in case of different prpose of the connector,send some useless signal. That's what internet sources suggested as the best, as the extra port is "redundant" due to dual standard by both cd drive and audio cards manufacturers. But in case there is some hidden knowledge, to connect it the very exact way in order to short circuit some jumpers or so, I'd be pleased to know. Still, despite my attempts, CD audio in quake II was not present. So i went for system settings, which is, our favourite windows XP 32bit home ed. As suggested in guides, I disabled digital CD audio - no bonus. But then I reminded, taht I aleready had problems with dual cd drive in my PC... I have LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B with CD audio support LG HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B with no audio support. And it looks like Quake decided to prioritize the latter, as putting CD into this drive and enabling digital audio, actually, worked. Geez, QII without soundtrack feels half-baked at best... Still, the question is, what can I do to make Quake, or, best, all programs, prioritize one drive over another? software, reg trick? I need to get it into full retro glory
  9. I do not understand, please express more verbose what is OnePiece UP?
  10. Hi, As you know, I'm restoring my @2001, Athlon 4 SSE PC and I had to reinstall windows XP. And I started with updating it and succeed with EVERY update except this one, I managed to update certs and register my XP online. When I try to install, installer creates 10001 empty folders in C:\ drive - yes, exactly 10001, every time - then I receive message "Installer cannot create folder" and it terminates, clearing up every empty folder prior to shutting down process. What's worth mentioning, folders have random names, starting from 00-something-something and ending with FF-something-something. Ah, and no entry in windows log regarding this one. I tried every trick described on the forum, with extracting files from within, /wuforce and all. No reaction. also, no information on the forum that it will not install without SSE2. Same error was mentioned by two netizens in this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/windowsxp/comments/lhtoxa/guide_how_to_fully_update_windows_xp_with_windows/ Any ideas what might it be? PS I did not try installing any proxy yet, as this is always mentioned as prequisite anyway...
  11. A way of updating XP past M$ revoking old encryption on Windows Update that I stumbled upon on reddit link: Alternative to what our members are attempting in here: Did anyone test it? Machine I'm restoring right now does not have SSE2, so I'm afraid I cannot give it a try. Also, does it stack up well with POSReady updates?
  12. Hi, I added AstroSkippers guide to 1st post, If there's anything worth mentioning there, please inform me
  13. bump! for a reason, as, for my surprise, Unicomp employee answered me: Not what I'm looking for, though...
  14. Some retro crap: https://shiru8bit.bandcamp.com/album/system-beeps Give it a try on different PCs
  15. As cool lists as they are, they are fairly incomplete, but the hint that many G80 variants support NKRO, while others do not, is important. Model F AT is no go due to kay layout and high price for a remastered model. cmon, over 300 bucks? I sent requests to Unicomp and cherry to check out if they do know what their keyboards actually can do also, some other cool data source I found: https://telcontar.net/KBK/ https://deskthority.net/wiki/Main_Page https://www.devever.net/~hl/usbnkro
  16. So, I'm reviving my oldie 2001 PC. It works, but usb keyboard do not give it a justice. And thus I decided to buy PS/2 cream keyboard. And, as I usually played with cheapest keyboards with 2 KRO (meaning that with specific key binding combinations , diagonal movement and one action button were enough to lock the keyboard and produce PS Speaker "beep") I know what are the disadvantages of such setup and I simply decided to get something better this time. Unfortunately, finding info on which keyboard offers which KRO is near impossible, as producers did not provide this info with mild exception of modern gaming keyboards which are out of scope. The scraps of information I managed to find suggest to look for the following, but each comes with its own shortcomings... - Fujitsu keyboards from 90s - can't find exact model to look for, many were japanese only with strange layouts, and, uh, vertical enter. - Siemens keyboards - found only slight mention, can't find used or new on auction, needles to say, I don't know which model. - Cherry G80 or G83 - closest match so far, however, can't find info on KRO on these ones. and they're mechanical, and as I've used membranes for my whole life, I'm not really sure if I'd like it. - IBM Model M or Unicomp model M, which has a awesome reputation and is available new and shiny, but, uh, the price, and again, no real way to check if I like buckle-spring feel without paying a priori. - Zalman zm-k600s also looks promising, but lack of retro-look is a blocker here If anyone have any recommendations, suggestions, or maybe even ol' trusty typer hidden in the drawer, it'll be much appreciated
  17. I'd say My Famicom was newer disassembled and cleared, but after someone pushes me back with his oldie spectrum, Probably some dude is about to say "Mainfraime i made my bachelors on was never cleaned"
  18. Dunno how old is this one. Found on the internet:
  19. Not really what I needed, but at least I have a hook point to look further. tahnks!
  20. Whatever works - so each of the lists you provided are useful in its own way PS @dencorso or any other mod on the board - can we pin it to 1st post?
  21. Do we have a list of SSE2-only XP updates? or does this comment solve it all? I Ran XP updates bundles on my 2001 machine with Athnlon 4, non SSE2 and I think I might have broken the system this way, as some features work... and others do not. Worry not, a true man does backup befoer performing dangerous operations!
  22. Hey folks, I've been out of discussion recently, but I'm back and I've updated myself with recent news in this topic. I have two questions where the answer is most likely "no", but why shouldn't I ask to make sure? 1. Has anyone laid his hands on post-POSREady out-of-support XP updates? 2. Is there any reliable and working way to connect winXP to windows update again?
  23. Ok thanks, still, there might be some interesting festures in these software pieces. To folluw up, I realized there is something off with my CRT... as If I needed to accomodate my eyes differently each time I switch monitors... it is clear type, which ... eh... clearly does not stack up well with CRT. I guess it's impossible to turn it off just for one screen is me asking too much? Oh and I wonder if there's any software to help me calibrate monitor. I thought about some PC or smartphone app where I post the pictore of monitor as a reference, and try to match the others... I do not look for professional-grade color representation, since my preference to tune down brightness makes it impossible, I aim to make them look close to each other.
  24. having those names as keywords let me to some free alternatives. I'll geek around, check them out and let you know.

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