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Old 26 July 2015, 20:30   #1
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060 4000D and 486 Project with some pr0ntastic photos now its completed :D

I have been putting this together over the last few months so thought I would share some pr0n pics now its finally complete and not raining so I can get a few daylight pics.... I'm really chuffed with the machine now its done

So for the base unit I spent a good four months or so hunting for an absolutely mint boxed machine and finally found this one, it was a long old drive to pick it up but worth it, still sealed with all the spares still in their little bags (yes, even the keyboard locking keys!) and the battery was still installed but miraculously intact with no leaks and running perfectly.

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First job was motherboard recap and sourcing a new case front as it had gone beyond yellow... to that sort of dark baby poo yellow that even Retrobrite can not save. Thankful a fellow Amibayer Voyagaer1971 in Australia sorted me out with a much less yellowed version which has retrobrited perfect white after a single 60 minute treatment :-)

I have a Commodore 2386SX bridgeboard in an A3000 so fancied something different in this one. Fellow Amibayer and all round splendid chap BlindGerman hooked me up with a very nice Golden Gate 486SLC and compatible VGA card. It was a pain in the back box to get working but after two days of trial and error and a 4 hour Skype chat with a friend in Denmark we tracked it down to a dodgy 32mb SIMM on the Cybervision that it didnt like and all has been good since swapping it, as you can see below!

I also wanted to put a very original looking machine together so for authenticities sake drove to Coventry to pick up a beautiful Commodore 1942 multi-sync monitor. I will run it daily with a 17" Sony Trinitron but keep the 1942 hooked up to RGB out should I feel the need for some classic OCS/ECS stuff that the Indivison cant quite scroll smoothly.

The finished machine

weba4k4

So the spec is:
  • Cyberstorm Mk1 060 @57mhz = 128MB RAM
  • Cybervision 64/3D 4MB
  • Indivision AGA 4000D CDMKII
  • Vortex Golden Gate 486 SLC with 16MB, 256MB Disk On Module and Co Processor
  • 1MB VGA Card
  • Tandem IDE Controller
  • 2 x 16GB PFS Compact Flash Drives (One to the Tandem, one to the internal IDE)
  • Silent fan in the PSU
  • Gotek Floppy USB drive
  • New HD Floppy from Amikit
  • External GVP G-Lock

Well, enough waffle.... on with the pr0n

weba4k1

weba4k3

weba4k2

First up, install the Indivision and Tandem

P7262347

Then the Cybervision 64/3D

P7262360

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Old 26 July 2015, 20:30   #2
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VGA card

P7262365

Then the very lovely Vortex Golden Gate 486SLC

P7262371

256DOM hooked up to the Golden Gates IDE interface with MS Dos 6.2 installed (thank you BG!)

P7262374

Cyberstorm Mk1 060 @57mhz + 128MB

P7262357

Its a bit cramped but everything fits

P7262376

Just need to sort a propper plate for the VGA exiting the expansion slot

P7262379

Running on the Cybervision

P7262383

And finally after days of trial and error.... the Bridgboard is up and running and we have some hardcore tentacle action!

P7242200

P7262393

She now has pride of place lol

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All thats left to do now is squeeze a Soundblaster in there so Im probably going to have to pull the Tandem and the second CF card and configure the CD and a Hard Disk with a spare IDEfix97 card I have knocking about to make room for it.
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Old 26 July 2015, 21:53   #3
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Lovely setup, and lovely computer room!
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Old 26 July 2015, 23:35   #4
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I do sometimes wonder if you have a secret time machine stashed away somewhere

BTW, Windows 2000 has been successfully installed on some old 486 systems in the past...?
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Old 27 July 2015, 08:36   #5
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Thanks chaps :-)

Paul... I have a friend with the same card who seems to thing Windows NT mat well run on it so going to see if I can track a copy of that down
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Old 27 July 2015, 12:46   #6
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Very nice! Looks almost identical to mine I'd love to get a 486 card too, ScummVM runs most of the LucasArts games pretty well but I'd love to be able to play other DOS games on my A4000.
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Old 27 July 2015, 18:19   #7
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That is one beautiful computer. Congrats.
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Old 27 July 2015, 19:32   #8
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Nsfw !!!! Nsfw !!!!
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Old 27 July 2015, 19:34   #9
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That's some nice retro computer hardware pr0n right there....
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Old 27 July 2015, 23:52   #10
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Very nice! Looks almost identical to mine I'd love to get a 486 card too, ScummVM runs most of the LucasArts games pretty well but I'd love to be able to play other DOS games on my A4000.
Thanks mate... Ive never dabbled with SummVM on the Amiga so will give it a go :-)

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Old 28 July 2015, 01:09   #11
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I'm so jealous, always wanted an A4000 setup! You might get an unwanted visitor early tomorrow morning
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Old 28 July 2015, 01:39   #12
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Old 28 July 2015, 10:15   #13
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Brilliant! A fantastic project.... But I think you need to 'promote' your CBM PET to the desk and not leave it on the floor!!
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Ive never dabbled with SummVM on the Amiga so will give it a go :-)
It runs most games pretty smoothly if you have an 040, but even with an 060 the sound is pretty bad. There is a new update with midi support, but I can't get it to work.
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I'm so jealous, always wanted an A4000 setup! You might get an unwanted visitor early tomorrow morning
Haha, your welcome round any time Crispin.... so long as you sign the form for a voluntary cavity search before leaving

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Brilliant! A fantastic project.... But I think you need to 'promote' your CBM PET to the desk and not leave it on the floor!!
Its a throwback from my childhood... mum always said not to let pets on the furniture

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Haha, your welcome round any time Crispin.... so long as you sign the form for a voluntary cavity search before leaving
I might just take you up on that offer purely for the cavity search
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BTW, Windows 2000 has been successfully installed on some old 486 systems in the past...?
LOL, no way, even Win 95 struggles really badly on a 486...
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Old 31 July 2015, 22:51   #18
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That is one nice looking A4000! I really need to retrobright mine.

> Silent fan in the PSU
Me too, best thing I ever did. My A4000 is much quieter than my PC.

> Tandem IDE Controller
I have one. It's pretty crappy. Back in the day I was running Linux and tried to write a driver. No interrupts, polling only. Ugh!
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Well, just in case anyone stumbles across this thread and finds themselves ripping their hair out trying to get the Golden Gate to run in an A3000 my own little mystery is solved. I checked on BBOAH and it stated it need Buster 7 or newer so I upgraded the 6 in mine to a 7 as I had one laying around. Made no difference, still froze :-(

I gave up when I got it running great in the 4000 but its been niggling me ever since so I managed to get my hands on a Buster 11 (Thanks Sveta!) just to see if it made any difference and... it did Works perfectly now. So, despite what BBOAH says, 7 is no good, needs to be newer, 11 works perfectly :-)

Its back in the 4000 now I've put my mind at rest lol.

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Very nice system.
Just curious, but is the CPU on the bridgeboard socketed?
A pentium overdrive would be a nice little upgrade if it is.

Win9x should run fine without it, but it might help with Win2k.
Personally I'd go for 9x plus KernelEx (adds some w2k/xp compatibility to 9x), but to each their own.
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