Raspberry Pi of Death Blog
By N. Leveck
On upcoming retrocomputing projects
Entered on Alphasmart Dana
I have a few projects perculating at the moment. I have the following on order: a Fujitsu Lifebook P1120, a battery for it, a power brick for it, an OEM copy of Windows ME for it (I want USB flash drive capability, but Win9x… so that leaves WinME as the choice), a dual CF to IDE adaptor for it, a USB DVD drive, also a power brick for my Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 – this laptop is keeping Windows XP. I have been retro gaming on the OmniBook 800ct and loving it. Games so far acquired:
- Wolfenstein 3D (shareware)
- Spear of Destiny (shareware)
- Ultimate Doom 95 (full, on CD)
- Microsoft Space Simulator (full on floppy)
- Elder Scrolls Arena (full)
- Commander Keen 1 (shareware)
- Commander Keen 7 (shareware)
I found a copy of Redneck Rampage online and was pretty stoked as I owned the CD when it came out. Unfortunately this copy was wrapped in an installer that does not run on Windows 98se (it is a damn DOS game, for Pete’s sake!). I will keep looking for original install media for this game. I would also like to locate Shadow Warrior, Hexen, and Heretic (have not looked for them yet, but they were ones I enjoyed as a much younger man).
I also finally recieved the AA batt caddy for the battery retrofit of my Apply Newton eMate 300. I just need to pick up some NiMH AA batteries to stick in it and then wire it up in place of the extent battery pack. While I am doing this, I’ll also disassemble the unit and inspect the hinges to see if I need to install washers.
So much to do!---