So I talked about donating some hardware to Matt But I need a little assistance

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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3.1 ROMs will help.
clok1966 wrote:

MAN, 2 WEEKS....I just moved and all the old stuff i still had went by by.. I had a box of cables, mice (my first optical, with its mirror like mousepad, etc.. had one box of c-64 and vic parts and one of Amiga.. I threw out a 2000 and 3000 (neither worked, but where bout 75% complete)... it was almost all hardware.. I know there where a couple PSU ... but cant remember if they where Amiga or C64 or vic.. guess it matters none now..

so you think the 3.1 roms are the best? I was leaving the amiga about the time AGA was hitting.. we still stuck with 1.3(i hada duel booting machine but when i quit 1.3 was most compatible, not the case anymore?

3.1 allows me to install a specific OS set up for him that will have the ability with some minor improvements (one of the new ACA 020 accelerators with 8 MB of RAM or a RAM card) to run any game using a program preinstalled called WHDLoad, With this program he can install pretty much any game to the hard drive and utilize it from there. Check it out when you have some time www.WHDLoad.de as this program is excellent. So yes, 3.1 ROMs in this case are really useful. Too bad to hear about the A3000, I'm still looking for case parts to complete mine which is in pieces, but functioning.

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it lives!
Matt Barton wrote:

WOW!!!
To this day I have dreams about that room. Apparently, they got the machines with some kind of grant or some such, and weren't legally able to sell them for cash. So they're probably all just sitting in a warehouse or storage facility to this day.

We have an issue with this as a large company. WE PAY $40 a machine (item, pc $40=Monitor CRT or LCD $40 to) to despose of them, if we sell them, we have to do a bunch of crap for taxes (as they where depretation items) so unless we can get about $200 each (we have to asset track, wipe HD's, and restore them to orginal status) then it really gets complicated.. you cant just give them (or sell them ) to just anybody.. sombody will cry favortisim.. so you have a online drawing, so you spend time making sure the LEGAL team agree's.. you send out a note saying anybody who wants to buy a Laptop for $200 + 20 shipping put your name in (we had 60 laptops, and 400+ people wanting them).. Since then we gave the last (better) batch away since we just wiped um and did no other work ( 800+ wanted those, free and $20 shipping). We are currently doing LCD's.. we have 90 of um ( first office redo).. last i heard it was at 300+ who wanted.... The worst part is we cycle 300 laptops a year (1200 total).. not mention desktops (we do 4 year cycles on everything.. 3 years under warrenty +1 year without).. so every year this is going on in some form.

its just alot of time and effort on PC's.. clean um up, make sure they work. The real problem is shipping.. costs to much to ship and package all that stuff.. boxes and packing peanuts add up quick.. Of course the C-64's had no HD's so thats a HUGE plus.. and it was a differnt time then.. but as a school I bet every dollar was tracked. so unless they showed that they where junked they where still on the books somplace as a asset.

Matt Barton
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WOW!!! Man, Nathaniel, you're

WOW!!!

Man, Nathaniel, you're beyond awesome!

It's funny the problem with the power supply for the C-64. I have a fun story for that. Back in 1992 or so, I was at McNeese State U for a summer program. I brought my C-64, but, you guessed it, forgot to bring the video cable for it. It was too far away for my family to bring it, so I was screwed. I just so happened to mention it to the computer lab guy, and he's like--"Oh, really? Come with me." He took me to this huge room with about 100 old C-64s, just sitting there collecting dust. He found the cable, gave it to me, and said, "Okay, but don't tell anybody about this." Whoops!

To this day I have dreams about that room. Apparently, they got the machines with some kind of grant or some such, and weren't legally able to sell them for cash. So they're probably all just sitting in a warehouse or storage facility to this day.

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clok1966
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c-64 power supply unit (

c-64 power supply unit ( breadbin?) is this just a standard one? as in standard c-64 powersupply? if so count me in on that. just let me know, I will get one, shipped to you or him?

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MAN, 2 WEEKS....I just moved

MAN, 2 WEEKS....I just moved and all the old stuff i still had went by by.. I had a box of cables, mice (my first optical, with its mirror like mousepad, etc.. had one box of c-64 and vic parts and one of Amiga.. I threw out a 2000 and 3000 (neither worked, but where bout 75% complete)... it was almost all hardware.. I know there where a couple PSU ... but cant remember if they where Amiga or C64 or vic.. guess it matters none now..

so you think the 3.1 roms are the best? I was leaving the amiga about the time AGA was hitting.. we still stuck with 1.3(i hada duel booting machine but when i quit 1.3 was most compatible, not the case anymore?

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