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New YouTube Video Announcements for DOS Palmtop's (e.g. HP 95LX, 100LX and 200LX)

C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-01-04 10:00 AM
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This thread is for posting links to video's published online relating to DOS Palmtops (not Windows CE, Windows or Symbian videos).

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  • The topic of a posted video must directly relate to a DOS Palmtop device such as the HP 95LX / 100LX / 200LX / 700LX or 1000CX
  • Do write a little bit about the video explaining what you have been up to. Please do not just post a YouTube URL and run
  • Please do not post more than one video per-week from your channel
  • Please use the embed code below to link to YouTube videos instead of just dropping the URL in your post
  • Feel free to write a little bit about yourself and your channel in your first post - and do link to your YouTube channel home page too


You can use the forum short-code [ video=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5SCE3a8WR0] to embed a YouTube video on the forum (no space after the opening [).

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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-04 10:21 PM
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Hi everyone,

As some of you know, I run a dedicated YouTube channel called "HP Palmtop Tube" which focusses on the HP 100LX and 200LX DOS Palmtops.

My latest video is the 2nd part of my 2 part "Connecting SCSI-2 devices to an HP200LX DOS Palmtop"

In this video I extend my SCSI bus connected to my HP 200LX Palmtop with additional SCSI devices such as a CD-ROM, Flatbed Scanner and 2 additional 2GB Hard Drives,
and run some benchmarks to test the IO speed of these devices:

Here's a link to the video:



Since this is the 2nd part, I would highly recommend watching the 1st part before the 2nd part,
as it provides an introduction to SCSI, and the initial setup of the bus with fewer peripheral devices.

Here's a link to the first video:



I hope you like the videos, they are very educational, and include a technical introduction to SCSI for people who never used SCSI during it's heydays.
If you like the video, please leave a like and a comment, consider subscribing to my channel,
and you can ask me any technical questions, and I'll be happy to answer them.

Thanks for your time!,
Terrence
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 12:56 AM
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Great videos and content, Terrence.

Brings back memories of using SCSI devices with my old Macs.

Thanks for sharing.

Mark
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 9:26 PM
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Here's another video I'd like to add to this thread,
even though it's already a few weeks old, nonetheless I've had much views and positive comments/feedback on it,

It's the "Running Minix, a UNIX-like OS on the HP 200LX Palmtop" video:

Running Minix on the HP 200LX, a UNIX-like OS. Part 1 of 2



As you can see this is part 1 of a multi-part series of videos,
I'll be releasing part 2 when it's ready in a few days or weeks,
I've run into some problems (limited memory), so I have to spend quite a bit of time
optimizing everything and trying to shave off kilobytes left and right to try and fit
all the required processes in memory...
I'm also getting a kernel panic/crash whenever I try to open a TCP connection once PPP or SLIP is running,
although ICMP and UDP connections work.
There doesn't seem to be a solution to this, so I might have to switch to Minix 2.0.3 or 2.0.4,
but, those will be generic distributions without the required patches for it to work on a HP 200LX,
(the patches aren't around, so i'll have to reverse engineer them from the source code of the HP 200LX patched kernel source),
so I'll have to go through both kernel sources (the 200lx patched 2.0.2 and the generic 2.0.4),
and make the same changes made in the 2.0.2 to the 2.0.4, in order for it to run on the HP 200LX...
So, I'm treading in untouched waters here and I can't guarantee it's all going to work out in the end,
so it might take a while for me to make part 2.

I've even thought about forking the Minix 2.0.4 with HP 200LX patches and many changes to make it more HP200LX friendly,
and starting a new project from it, open-source off course. What should I call it ? Terix ? or eLiX or any ideas ?

On the other hand, I've many other ideas stewing, including raytracing on the 200LX (full global illumination, unbiased path tracing),
which I'm also making a video for at the moment...
Since this used to be my job (3d graphics software development), I wrote the Raytracer C code I'm using a few years ago,
as a small C, easy to port tiny Raytracer for testing/benchmarking use...

I expect that one to be ready when the image is actually raytraced completely, which is going to take
another 2 weeks or so (it's been rendering for about a month now LOL )

Cheers,
Radiance

PS: I'll post some more links to other videos already on my channel that are worth looking at here next...

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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 9:32 PM
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Hi again,

Here's another popular video, a "Palmtop Fitness" review,
as a part of my "Will it Play?" game reviews on HP DOS Palmtops.

Will it Play? Eye of the Beholder I on the HP 200LX



This is a review of the popular early 90's "Dungeon Master" like title,
but it's a TSR licensed, official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game.

Cheers,
Radiance

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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 9:35 PM
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Hi again,

Here's another popular video on my channel, a "Palmtop Fitness" review,
as a part of my "Will it Play?" game reviews on HP DOS Palmtops.

Will it Play? SimCity on the HP 200LX



This is a review of the popular early late 80's DOS version of SimCity by Maxis.
I'm sure everyone reading this post will know about good ol' SimCity,
a few addictive game that runs flawlessly on the HP 200LX

Cheers,
Radiance

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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 9:54 PM
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Here's another pair of videos,

These are quite simple/short technical instructional videos,
but could come in handy for those who don't know how to open their palmtop or connect a mouse to it:

How to open your HP 100/200LX for repairs and upgrades



How to connect a serial or PS/2 mouse to your HP 100/200LX



Hope this can be of help to someone,
Cheers,
Radiance

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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 9:58 PM
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Hi Terrence,

I've watched and enjoyed most of your videos the past few weeks...keep up the great work.

Regarding connecting the mouse, why did you use the Serdaco board instead of a simple adapter? Was not clear to me.

Thanks,

Mark
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 10:04 PM
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You need an active adapter from PS/2 to serial as PS/2 mice aren't just serial mice with a different connector,
but they use a completely different protocol. As explained in the video, the Serdaco adapter has a microcontroller on it that translates PS/2 protocol to RS232 Microsoft Mouse protocol...

There were some mice back in the days when PS/2 was new that came with a simple passive adapter, but these were special mice that supported both protocols and would switch to serial mode when the passive PS/2 to serial adapter was used. But, this does'nt work on %95 of PS/2 mouse out there, especially modern PS/2 mice produced after serial mouse were phased out completely... So, you need the serdaco active adapter with a modern PS/2 mouse...

Cheers,
Radiance

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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2022-01-05 10:26 PM
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Thanks for the helpful explanation.

Understand situation now.

Best,

Mark
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Thanks for all the 200lx content.
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-01-20 9:40 PM
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Hi all,

I just released another video on my "HP Palmtube Channel" on YouTube:
Will It Play ? Budokan with S2P (MT32) on the HP 200LX Palmtop



It uses the Serdaco S2P to emulate an MT-32 MIDI module and has great music

Cheers,
Radiance
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-02-09 9:13 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm back from my 10 day holiday driving around the whole of New Zealand, visiting places and friends on the North and South Islands of the Country
I had a lot of fun, and now that I'm back, I started rolling out videos again.

I decided to do another quick game review of "Prehistorik", patched to use the parallel port S2P sound card, which is a GM compatible MIDI synthesizer card,
with a patch that makes it emulate an MT-32, since the game supports MT-32 music.

Here's the video:



I'll be working for the next few days on my next BIG video, which will be an extensive, technical video about my website hosted on a 200LX Palmtop
Keep an eye out for it as it will be very interesting

Cheers,
Radiance
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-02-10 4:54 PM
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I hope you had a nice holiday, sounds great! You should do a 200LX on the road series

Looking and sounding good though, as ever
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-02-10 9:07 PM
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Thanks

In a few days i'll be releasing my big webserver on the 200LX video hosting my new channel's website video,
I'm sure that video will turn some heads

Cheers,
Terrence

PS: Too late for the 200LX on the road video, maybe next year
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