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.
- 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)
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.
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.
- 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?
- 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.
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)
This one may be the worst point of all .)
I am searching for all kind of Virtuality related hardware.
So far I got
01x Rev C
11x Rev D
01x Rev ?
- Polhemus InsideTrak
04x Rev A4
05x Rev B
01x Rev B.4 (wtf... forum text filter?!)
09x 40MHz OSC
01x 50MHz OSC
01x Rev ?
01x "Prototype" - loads of hand wired connections
- 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
- 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
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