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  1. 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?
  2. Cannot fint my fav one, here is a random one. I leave google translate to you
  3. @Nerdulater I meant living in Australia. You know, southern hemisphere, upside down, I considered it a commom meme template
  4. Hi, how does it feel to walk upside down all the time?
  5. 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
  6. I do not understand, please express more verbose what is OnePiece UP?
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. Hi, I added AstroSkippers guide to 1st post, If there's anything worth mentioning there, please inform me
  10. bump! for a reason, as, for my surprise, Unicomp employee answered me: Not what I'm looking for, though...
  11. Some retro crap: https://shiru8bit.bandcamp.com/album/system-beeps Give it a try on different PCs
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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"
  15. Dunno how old is this one. Found on the internet:
  16. Not really what I needed, but at least I have a hook point to look further. tahnks!
  17. 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?
  18. 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!
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. having those names as keywords let me to some free alternatives. I'll geek around, check them out and let you know.
  22. hi, just of today I expanded my reliable dual Full HD LCD setup with Sync Master 755DF CRT. How cool is that? Trouble is, Windows 7 cannot have separate DPI for each screen, which leaves me with 1024x768 resolution, else the scale... does not stack up. Is there any external software or hack to enable this feature on Windows 7? setting 1600x1024 would let me align screens much better.
  23. NOT technically a blue screen and sorry for image quality, but combination of billboard refresh rate, little time while on red light and calculator-style phone, but I hope you enjoy this teamviewer window... Zielonka near Warsaw.
  24. Sticking to Password and security topic - back when I finished university and went to my first full-time job, in an outsourcing company doing stinky stuff for the very big IT company we love to hate here for dropping support for older applications, messy documentation, dying domains etc... with a lot of other newcommers like me... needless to say, the sense of humour in the office was between high-school hoolies and conscript barracks, so we were so below the floor we could scare people knocking at it from below. And rotation was so high, that having a year-long experience in this company was considered long experience. But that's the reality of neo-colonial slave meant to make money for his overseas masters. Anyway, you get that the atmosphere was highly 'professional'. But, still, the thing we were working on was highly confidential - which makes me laugh right now, but back then, we could not bring mobile phones to the room, the windows were without knobs, so we could not throw out a device with unpublished code and transfer it via the window, and all of that in the office with full access to unrestricted internet, unblocked USB ports and so on. The internet was THAT secure, we were being trafficked via clients proxy and going via his AD domain, so our IT supervisors could not even track us, as we were seen in reports as only going through client domain, so when the request came to reduce usage of Facebook and Youtube in local network, we were secure. Did I say every newcommer had admin rights from the start (remember, mainly people with zero-to-none professional experience XD), because we had to run 60-lines-long Powershell script and signing it or walking any other way around was too much for our supervisors XD Then, as said, we had domains in client account.... ehem... and some further repositories and systems were locked with extra smartcard verification, so at peak point we had 80 people on project with only three people having access to crucial tracker due to authorization bug, who could not upgrade their PCs as any change would have broke it. Did i mention, that Smartcard were flying from client's HQ, so when we finally received them... they were malfunctional and we had to wait one month more. With all this security, we had a problem on a client's side-project, that, surprisingly, required to take as much people as possible for a weekend overtime job, mainly because our main progress-tracker was an excel file overloaded with VBA macros, which was located on a shared drive with +-5 second ping and took 5 minutes to save. If you still didn't grasp what the company I was working for, a hint - major competitor in cloud applications and office suites, both now and then. And, a surprise, around 90% of people hired, or rather, caught for this side-project either had no account in clients Account Directory or were waiting for having access granted, but oops, client's office is closed during weekend. And we ended up with our team lead posting his login and password on whiteboard. And y'all had it right, I had the moral high ground, having proper, accessfull AD account from the start and sharing it with noone at all.

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