First time poster, recent lurker due to a new project underway. The hack on the Quest Studios site was a simple one that affected users going to the main site, not the forum, through Google. I have one for sale on EBay complete with processing unit and interface – even has boxes and manuals http: Later, Roland would put most of the electronics originally found in the breakout box onto the interface card itself, thus reducing the size of the breakout box. I wouldn’t pay any more than that. Here is a document from Roland that helps to guide you along the process of setting the proper hardware settings for your MPU card Keep in mind that this will only need to be done if you are using a real MPU card running on a real machine actually running DOS.
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For this setup, the following “interface kits” were made:.
The card could be broken of course. Reasonable Roland MPU price? The Roland supplied Windows drivers give the MPU additional capabilities that are not possible with only the basic serial communications that DOS mode automatically supports. This page was last orland on 29 Octoberat EXE at boot time. I have the true IBM VGA 8-bit card, and while it is also extremely rare its not especially impressive in what it can do. There is no material that mpu-410 knowingly illegal here.
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Products released in this manner:. I have owned one of every major iteration of the 3dfx Voodoo cards except the Voodoo 2 and I had one of those back in the ,pu-401. Here is a document from Roland that helps to guide you along the process of setting orland proper hardware settings for your MPU card Keep in mind that this will only need to be done if you are using a real MPU card running on a real machine actually running DOS. I have an Atari that works, but I have no software for it. I also have had lots of PC compatible cards and components.
Still later, Roland would get rid of the breakout box completely and put all connectors on the back of the interface card itself. Jazz Chorus Micro Cube. This allowed the new pseudo-hardware products to be ,pu-401 at a ro,and of the price of the real thing, but at the downside of having to load a software “driver” in order for the device to function at all and that your CPU will be doing work that it was not having to do in the past.
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Can you please scan the schematic? You can find the schematic for the interface card here: So somebody selling locally should pretty much never expect to get the eBay selling price.
The schematic is here: The hack on the Quest Studios site was a simple one that affected users going to the main site, not the forum, through Google. But he hasn’t quoted me a price, but instead wants me to make an offer, and then he’ll decide he says. Newer Post Older Post Home. Views Read Edit View history.
This page deals with the Roland MPU and it’s compatible cards. This disclaimer mpu-41 brought to you thanks to the BSA. I don’t want to low-ball too eoland, and at the same time I wouldn’t want to over-bid, in case there’s a chance of getting it cheaper. This is where stuff like “WinModems” and “FakeRAID” cards came into play and in general, these types of devices are less desirable than an real hardware based card.
If he is not giving you a price he wants.
I have one for sale on EBay complete with processing unit and interface – rolaand has boxes and manuals http: From what the OP said was the response was, it sounds like the “seller” is either a jerk who wants a large sum or is a jerk that is just screwing with people that they know are looking for that gear.
I managed to nab one recently and bought a replacement interface card. I’m thinking that may mean version. I’ve opened it to see what the ROM is labeled, and it has a single “7” highlighted. I wouldn’t pay any more than that.
The MPU is a very different beast.