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Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software
#309187 - 05/23/13 07:37 AM


Hi Guys.

I am looking for all kinds of information / software / hardware on the Virtuality VR systems.
I currently own two SU2000 units (one DUO, one SOLO) and an SU3000 unit.

I recently purchased a box of various replacement parts and software.
Also I documented some stuff I figured out over here.

Currently I'm trying to clarify a few things.



Questions


  1. Pac Man VR
    It seems there are at least two different versions of the game in existance.
    I got one labeled "pre release" which won't start on the SU3000 claiming it can't find the video subsystem.
    The same "pre release" version starts fine on the SU2000 units, however all I see on screen is garbage (unsupported video mode?!)
    So there seems to be a different version for the SU3000. (various sources claim so)



  2. SU2000E
    Various config tools and documents seem to talk about SU2000, SU2000E and SU3000 systems.
    As far as I can tell, the original SU2000 unit was 486 based, using one or two (SOLO/DUO) PIX1000/VID1000 (ISA) and FORMAT-C boards.
    Some units have been upgraded with Pentium based PCs.

    The SU2000E seems to use one PIX2000 (PCI) and one MMC board.
    This setup is usually refered as "Total Recoil"-System

    The SU3000 seems to use two PIX2000 (PCI) boards and one MMC board.
    This setup is usually refered as "SU3000" or "Zero Hour"-System.




  3. Back-Compatiblity
    The guy I bought my SU3000 unit from says he could play the SU2000 games on it.
    I honestly can't see how to configure the system to be backward compatible.
    The HDD in the SU3000 at least contained a copy of Pac Man VR, which doesn't start "out of the box".

    There are also various batch files to switch between the Space Joystick 2000, the Arcade Rifle, and the Winchester Recoil Gun.




  4. System Software
    All units I own have DOS 6.22 and a various tools (ETS, SP and others). Are there actually Setup Discs/CDs for those units?






Wanted


  1. Tech Docs
    I'm searching for all kinds of user manuals and technical documents.
    I currently got the SU2000 user guide and the SU2000 technical manual.
    I suspect these also exist for 1000CS/SU, 1000SD, SD2000 and SU3000 units.



  2. Software
    While this one may cause problems with copyright, I still ask for any kind of software for those units.

    I currently got:
    - Boxing (CD)
    - Buggy Ball (CD)
    - Dactyl Nightmare SP (CD)
    - Dactyl Nightmare 2: Race for the eggs. (RIP)
    - Ghost Train (CD)
    - Missile Command VR (CD)
    - Pac Man VR "pre release" (CD) (seems to be SU2000 version)
    - Shoot for Loot (RIP)
    - Total Recoil (CD)
    - X-treme Strike (CD)
    - Zero Hour (CD) (SU2000E version)
    - Zone Hunter (CD)

    I am missing:
    - Dactyl Nightmare 2: Race for the eggs. (CD)
    - Pac Man VR (SU2000E / SU3000 version - it one exists)
    - Shoot for Loot (CD)
    - Sphere (CD)
    - Zero Hour (CD) (SU3000 version - if one exists)
    - The whole 1000 series software (Amiga 3000 based)


  3. Hardware
    This one may be the worst point of all .)

    I am searching for all kind of Virtuality related hardware.



    • So far I got
      [list]
    • FORMAT_C
      01x Rev C
      11x Rev D



    • MMC
      01x Rev ?



    • Polhemus InsideTrak
      04x Rev A4
      05x Rev B
      01x Rev B.4 (wtf... forum text filter?!)



    • PIX1000
      09x 40MHz OSC
      01x 50MHz OSC



    • PIX2000
      01x Rev ?



    • VID1000
      01x "Prototype" - loads of hand wired connections
      01x "Production"



    • SU2000 Pod
      01x Master Pod (FORMAT_D, Distribution Box for Slave Unit)



    • SU2000E/SU3000 Pod
      01x Pod (MMD)



    • Video Buffer Board
      01x Rev ?

    • Network cards supported by NET library
      01x Compex ReadyLink 16EV
      02x SMC UltraChip based 8216





  4. Searching for

    • PIX2000 boards
      at least one



    • SU2000 Pods
      01x Master Pod
      02x Slave Pod



    • MICNET Operator Control Box
      at least one







I do all that stuff even without a Joystick
Soft-15kHz, cabMAME, For Amusement Only e.V.



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: SailorSat]
#309188 - 05/23/13 08:48 AM


http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7873&p=391127

Talk to this guy, as I recall he was an expert:
http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...amp;sb=5&o=

- Stiletto



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: Stiletto]
#309191 - 05/23/13 09:22 AM


> http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7873&p=391127
>
> Talk to this guy, as I recall he was an expert:
> http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...amp;sb=5&o=
>
> - Stiletto

Hehe, bought everything form fronzel a while ago.
But I'll give it a try



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: SailorSat]
#309522 - 05/29/13 03:51 PM


With that Oculous Rift coming out VR emulation would be pretty neat



http://www.youtube.com/retrorepair



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: SailorSat]
#312298 - 08/01/13 12:22 PM


I worked extensively with these machines back in the day. There is also an "RPG" Dungeon explorer game that used the Keys (sorta like a USB token)



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: SailorSat]
#318440 - 12/09/13 08:21 PM


I operated and repaired the CS and SD 1000 units. It's been around 20 years since, so I barely remember a thing except repairing one of the video boards.

For Upright, I had Dactyl Nightmare, Legend Quest and Grid Runner.
For Cockpit, I had Exorex, Battlesphere and VTOL

Do you have the music tracks? I have a copy of all the SD1000 songs. Still looking for Daniel Bury's "snakedance" from Dactyl Nightmare, however. I can hear it in my head very clearly.



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Re: Virtuality VR Systems - collecting info and software new [Re: yaggy]
#365166 - 04/12/17 10:19 PM


http://www.arianchen.de/su2000/files/dactloop.wav

only this short loop but i love it


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