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Dragon32

Postby acsi on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:20 pm

Well I've decided to let this one go. Even though Fahrfall almost has me addicted.

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Re: Dragon32

Postby tezza on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Nice! Good luck with the auction!
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Re: Dragon32

Postby acsi on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:40 pm

It could just be the monitor and it is using the AV. Tried the RF and can tune but only just see a picture.

The C16 I have listed also gives a similar output on this monitor. Ill try with another one and let you know.

Alright have swapped the monitors and get a much better result. Interestingly the effects they use to get the extra colours in Fahrfall look heaps better as well.

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Re: Dragon32

Postby YetiSeti on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Certainly tempted and a Dragon is on my want list. It's more the overseas thing that makes me think whether it is worth trying to keep the collection as NZ as possible. If I buy this, I might as well buy all of Palace-watsis-face's collection as well. Hmm, I am in CHCH next weekend ...
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Re: Dragon32

Postby acsi on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Well the Dragon is off to Motat apparently. Will see if I can get some more info.
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Re: Dragon32

Postby tezza on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Really? It would be interesting to know more.
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Re: Dragon32

Postby acsi on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:56 pm

Paul from Greenchilli is going to send through some photos of the setup once its in place.

Apparently they are setting up a classroom for visiting school groups to experience how computers were. Should be a good use for the old Dragon.

Once I get the photos ill put them up here.
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Re: Dragon32

Postby acsi on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:24 pm

Darn it. The Dragon didn't survive the trip :cry:

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Oh well at least if I have to get it back and presuming I can get it going again I will be able to play more Fahrfall :D
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Re: Dragon32

Postby tezza on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:47 pm

Bugger. Yes, these old computers can be touchy.

One of my System 80s "occasionally" will give a garbage screen for no known reason. Switching it off and on again usually clears it, but sometimes I need to do that several times. Then it will go for hours and hours with no problem at all. Then once in a blue moon throws its toys out of the cot.

Being so intermittent, Who knows what's wrong. Perhaps a bit of oxide in a socket somewhere. Perhaps a cap on the edge of it's tolerance level. Luckily 99.9% of the time it's fine. It's not the kind of fault you want appearing during disk writing operations though :)
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Re: Dragon32

Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:02 pm

On the bright side, it has displayed a pretty picture. Best of luck, hopefully just something loose.
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Re: Dragon32

Postby xjas on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:05 pm

Looks like it's playing a solid game of Skrillex Quest to me! :mrgreen:
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Re: Dragon32

Postby acsi on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 pm

Well tomorrow the Ill send off a Vic20 to replace the faulty Dragon. We agreed on a swap and it'll give them a home computer of the same era but probably more common place in NZ.

I've included a handful of cartridges and tapes to show the kids how things used to be.

Hopefully the Dragon will be back by the middle of next week and I can try and find out whats gone wrong.
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