Need 8 Bit VGA for PC XT 5160

Julian Wolfe fireflyst at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 31 20:57:16 CDT 2006


*snip*
> Some 8-bit MBs had stuff that would get in the way of doing 
> this,  though.

Literally too, not just figuratively  Usually in the form of a chip :(

This sounds a lot like what I did with my 5155, except that I didn't go so
far as VGA.
It has:
1.44MB floppy drive
AST RAMpage/2 card with 2MB RAM
ATI EGA Wonder hooked to internal display - this is the only card that will
work with the internal 5155 display.  One hell of a tough thing to track
down.
Seagate ST02 connected to 9GB Seagate SCSI hard disk
AdLib Music Synthesizer card

On top of all this I've managed to make it look fairly stock and found a
proper drive mounting kit for it to make a 3.5" hard disk drive work in a
5.25" bay with the black bezel.  The 3.5" floppy drive was a lot easier.

I spent a LOT of time working on this box, so I'm really proud of it.  I did
the 256K to 640K mod, swapped in a V20 chip too.

Of course, I made the mistake of bringing it to VCFMW and putting it next to
a PDP11, so it got largely ignored.

Oh well :p





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