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Retrospects - Looking Back in Time / Re: New/old audio PC - Which OS?
« Last post by smilesdavis on August 15, 2022, 11:26:06 PM »
win 3.1 on a certified machine
win 95 on a certified machine
;)

you can always upgrade mmx233 from there
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Retrospects - Looking Back in Time / Re: New/old audio PC - Which OS?
« Last post by foksadure on August 15, 2022, 08:28:02 AM »
Ours were 8303 Thinkcentre M42 (i845G chipset) that were certified for a bunch of Operating Systems (much like the Thinkpad R42 laptops):
https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=872/ENUSAG02-0406&infotype=AN&subtype=CA&appname=skmwww

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SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

Operating System Software:  NetVista M42 systems are tested for
compatibility with the following operating systems.

           Windows XP Professional
           Windows XP Home Edition
           Windows 2000
           Windows NT 4.0
           Windows 98 Second Edition
           OS/2 Warp 4.0 and higher (select models)

The drivers section at IBM/Lenovo support website was an inextricable mess with unfriendly filenames, but you could try with drivers for these M42, depending on the PCI device ID.
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so basically PC parallel port dongles are HASP
Mac U.R.Disks are PACE

the cracker needs physical access to the pace floppies because the read errors are intentional

can we collect all cubase mac and pro tools mac and digidesign and digidesign development partner auth u.r. floppy images read with greazeweasle here in a single tjread once and for all so potential hackers can take a stab at them?

i will provide quite a few this week but it would be cool if someone with better timeline and pace auth floppy overview do an outline for us to fill
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Cubase (1990s) / Re: Steinberg Cubase 2.8 (1996) the last "midi-only" version of cubase
« Last post by G40 on August 14, 2022, 02:46:39 PM »
PC
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is 3 xt shared? for mac?
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Retrospects - Looking Back in Time / Re: New/old audio PC - Which OS?
« Last post by G40 on August 14, 2022, 12:03:24 PM »
Actually this one (it's a thinkcenter E50 8772 - 78G) was a pig to install 98 on - would only boot into safe mode until I followed advice here https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=41065 - specifically "Disable all 32-bit protected-mode disk drivers".

I then managed to find the correct IDE driver and it now seems to be working OK, although there are a bunch of unknown devices in Device Manager. I didn't manage to find a full set of drivers for the machine anywhere, for any OS.

(edit: I take it back, XP drivers but not windows 98, are available here: https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html)

Only irritation it that although it now has USB disk support (I installed nusb36.exe) external drives oddly show up twice, with two drive letters assigned.

Oh, and sometimes it seems to momentarily hang before disk operations. Still, generally speaking it's a speedy and practical machine.
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Retrospects - Looking Back in Time / Re: New/old audio PC - Which OS?
« Last post by foksadure on August 13, 2022, 03:47:37 PM »
Nice setup!  :D

Those early 2K's IBM Thinksomething were overengineered, built like tanks and a pleasure to maintain.
I should have saved one from work when I had a chance, since they had 98 and XP drivers.
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Retrospects - Looking Back in Time / Re: New/old audio PC - Which OS?
« Last post by G40 on August 13, 2022, 03:21:42 PM »
Well the P4/98 machine is cruising nicely running an ancient version of Cubase. I'll have a go at an XP machine some other time... :)
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Cubase (1990s) / Re: Steinberg Cubase 2.8 (1996) the last "midi-only" version of cubase
« Last post by G40 on August 13, 2022, 02:47:44 PM »
Has anyone got a manual for this (or a similar version)?

Sure, there was plenty back then:
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=568.0

If you mean pdf, you can extrapolate from the VST 3.x or 5.x versions, which are about the same than Cubase 3.05 MIDI wise (except for tight timing) and use the same *.ALL/*.ARR fileformat:

ftp://ftp.steinberg.de/Archives/Cubase_VST
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,632.0.html

Videos (just skip the audio related ones):

https://www.youtube.com/c/GetVSTwise/videos

Thank you. I've actually been using Cubase Audio XT 3.05 more recently... it's got a few extra features e.g. the Studio module and an arpeggiator which are quite useful. I haven't used the hard disk recording functionality other than a quick test to see if it works. FWIW I've found the timing to be good.
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This is a Sailor Guy Animation Gianluca did way back then...Converted from ancient MOV codec...


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