Cheap S24 (TCX) boards for SS5 on eBay - get 24-bit color!

Started by crimsonRE, March 28, 2006, 05:36:40 AM

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crimsonRE

Hi folks,

There is a 'Buy It Now' on eBay for S24 boards for the SPARCstation 5. There are 6 still available - for $3.59 each! So if you are thinking of EVER getting NextStep running on a SPARCstation 5, get one of these - it's the only way to have 24-bit color (think NeXTDimension) on an SS5. And NS 3.3 runs quite nicely on a 110MHz SS5...

The link is
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5839010814&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

Cheers,
crimsonRE

iDork

Thanks for the link, crimsonRE.
I bought one yesterday.
The total (for my shipping address, without insurance or delivery conformation) was $8.62 USD.
The guy selling the cards says he has about 20 of these. Since he's shipping them in their original boxes, the shipping cost is actualy $1 less than stated on the page. He also says he won't raise the original price ($3.59) in future auctions.
NS TurboColor,  SparcStation 5, Ultra 10, Octane SSI, HP 9000 C110, AlphaStation 200, Apple IIgs|IIe|IIc, Amiga 500+|600|1200, Commodore 64|128

urbanape


iDork

I received my card today.
Here's a screenshot of my desktop.
NS TurboColor,  SparcStation 5, Ultra 10, Octane SSI, HP 9000 C110, AlphaStation 200, Apple IIgs|IIe|IIc, Amiga 500+|600|1200, Commodore 64|128

crimsonRE

Quote from: "urbanape"Would these work in an SS20?

Sorry, the S24  (TCX) works only in the SS5, designed for the AFX graphics bus that exists only in the SS5 (& SS4, but its version of the TCX, called FSV, is built into the motherboard).

You'll have to use either one of the LEGO SBus boards, or find the CG14 VSIMM framebuffer for use with the SX graphics built into the SS20 (& SS10SX).

Cheers,
crimsonRE