Gruso said:DAMN YOU EBAY!
I have discovered a class of device that I previously knew nothing about. In the late 90s there were a number of inventory management type devices that were essentially 386/486 handhelds running Win95/98. They typically have greyscale 320x240 or 640x480 touchscreens, a range of connectivity including PCMCIA... I'm frothing at the mouth here.
Gruso said:I found even smaller things.
99MHz AMD 486, 240x320 4 level greyscale touchscreen, Windows 95
Intel 486DX2-50, 640x480 64 level greyscale touchscreen, Windows 98
Me too!Gruso said:I just picked up a Toshiba Libretto 50CT..
Did you pick up the only "buy it now" 50CT that was on ebay? It was a nice price. I'd been watching it for a while, and I went to buy it last night but it was gone. I was fuming. :lol: Thankfully it turned out not to be necessary.krosfyah said:Me too!Gruso said:I just picked up a Toshiba Libretto 50CT..
How do you like it so far?
I've been having a blast with all the great stuff from Abandonia on mine. The Soundblaster Pro compatibility was a nice little bonus I didn't know about when I got it. Running games in actual DOS is so much better than all that Dosbox nonsense. Although, I did have to refresh myself with config.sys/autoexect.bat and memory management to get that elusive 600Kb free!
Ha no, I actually managed to get it for about half that in an auction.Gruso said:Did you pick up the only "buy it now" 50CT that was on ebay? It was a nice price. I'd been watching it for a while, and I went to buy it last night but it was gone. I was fuming. :lol: Thankfully it turned out not to be necessary.
andwan0 said:I've been playing oldskool 1990 PC games on my PSP (via PSX ports or SCUMMVM or even Amiga ports). DOSBox and DOS emulation on PSP is way too slow. Even FreeDOS on bochs emulator is still slow (well it's not slow to run DOS and use DOS but it's slow to run the DOS games under DOSBox or FreeDOS on PSP).
So I was thinking... PSP is a 333MHz MIPS machine. Wouldn't it be cool if someone made a x86 portable device as small as PSP? Am not talking about laptops. If we took a x86 motherboard and shrunk it down to the size of a PSP... then using the Memory Pro Duo or MicroSD as the hard drive... and have USB or PS/2 ports for the mouse & keyboard... and the small LCD screen. then the power consumption would be similar to that of PSP... and can use a small 9V battery. Then can install/use MS-DOS natively and play all oldskool 1990 MS-DOS games like Alien Carnage, Duke Nukem series, and many more.
I read an article of some guy made a portable PS2 virtually similar size as the PSP. If he could do that then one could do a self project in making a x86 portable gaming device size of a PSP too.
Would this be feasible? Does anyone know about x86 motherboards, batteries, LCDs, storage (Memory Pro Duo / MicroSD), PS/2 or USB connections, etc)?
Gruso said::lol: In the meantime, we all bought Librettos.
Those compact flash adapters are a good idea, I should look into that. You can get them in FDD form too!
 oops, FDD adapters are not CF. Still cool though, check here: http://shop.ebay.com.au/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=FlashPath+
Holy shit, I scoured the earth for one of those! I even started a thread in Marketplace. I've had to resort to a serial to MIDI cable (in transit), I hope it does the job. If you ever find yourself not needing it, we should talk.dgame said:
cbox said:Kind of a shame the Libretto doesn't have a USB port or I might consider getting one. My Amity has a USB 1.0 port but it wouldn't work in Win95, I had to upgrade to Win98 to get it to work. Still have to usually install drivers for everything, but at least it works. The Win98 seriously put a crimp in the storage available on the 2.1 gig drive, and I need a BIOS update to get anything larger in there so I tend to run things off a USB hard drive.