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Title: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Mon, 30 December 2019, 23:24:45
Just a place to bring glory (And lots of pics) to the oversized beasts from the 80's and 90's:

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I got my F122 from an ebay auction for around 200, it was in fantastic shape, and only had the most minor blemishes. It was largely cleaned up and restored, and all I had to do was buy an Orihalcon converter to get it up and running.

It's one of my two daily drivers now. :)
Title: Re: IBM Model F122 "Battleship" Club
Post by: Tactile on Tue, 31 December 2019, 11:23:17
I'll play...
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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Wed, 01 January 2020, 21:30:31
I re-tooled the thread while it's still early in it's life, I figure why not allow all battlecruisers and battleships, I can't imagine there's tons of us here.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: trojokid5 on Wed, 01 January 2020, 21:38:41
Whatís the bottom one called? The gray one


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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Wed, 01 January 2020, 21:55:32
Whatís the bottom one called? The gray one


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Mine or Tactile's?
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: trojokid5 on Wed, 01 January 2020, 23:04:05
Whatís the bottom one called? The gray one


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Mine or Tactile's?
Yours


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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Thu, 02 January 2020, 06:04:58
Yours


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That is a Unicomp M 122 with a few custom keys.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: trojokid5 on Thu, 02 January 2020, 12:33:00
Yours


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That is a Unicomp M 122 with a few custom keys.
Thanks


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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: MMKB on Thu, 02 January 2020, 12:48:35
 :thumb: I wonder when we can see custom keyboards with arrow cluster like this
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Thu, 02 January 2020, 19:57:33
:thumb: I wonder when we can see custom keyboards with arrow cluster like this

You know for as much as I love the "+ nav". Opinion online, with the exception of guys like me who like the older stuff, most people seem to really prefer the Inverted "T Nav".

I'm rather sad by that, as when I'm going through text, I think that the "+ Nav" is a lot more pleasant to work with.

I'd love to see more of this design with that nav, or a wave of overall larger keyboards. Mini is all the rage right now, perhaps the pendulum will swing otherwise in time.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Mon, 20 January 2020, 09:05:48
I'm rather sad by that, as when I'm going through text, I think that the "+ Nav" is a lot more pleasant to work with.

I partially agree. I use my battleship and battlecruiser plus-nav frequently with the centre key being mapped to enter to speed up menu navigation and executing my command line history. I do, however, find it uncomfortable for playing games (such as Undertale) that force you to use the arrow keys with no in-game remapping offered. I simply resolve this by having a T-nav on my M50 especially for this scenario, although a toggleable AHK script that temporarily Enter->Down would also work.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Mon, 20 January 2020, 16:45:52
...and finally, decent photos of my club members!
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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Sun, 26 January 2020, 15:01:38
I'm rather sad by that, as when I'm going through text, I think that the "+ Nav" is a lot more pleasant to work with.

I partially agree. I use my battleship and battlecruiser plus-nav frequently with the centre key being mapped to enter to speed up menu navigation and executing my command line history. I do, however, find it uncomfortable for playing games (such as Undertale) that force you to use the arrow keys with no in-game remapping offered. I simply resolve this by having a T-nav on my M50 especially for this scenario, although a toggleable AHK script that temporarily Enter->Down would also work.

That's an interesting idea, map Enter to the central button on the + nav. I've stuck with Unicomp's suggestion to keep home there, and I've gotten quite used to it, but I wouldn't say it's the most efficient. You make me wish to poke around with that more.

...and finally, decent photos of my club members!
(Attachment Link)
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Killer entries man. The battlefleet grows by the day.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 27 January 2020, 06:54:13
I'm rather sad by that, as when I'm going through text, I think that the "+ Nav" is a lot more pleasant to work with.

I partially agree. I use my battleship and battlecruiser plus-nav frequently with the centre key being mapped to enter to speed up menu navigation and executing my command line history. I do, however, find it uncomfortable for playing games (such as Undertale) that force you to use the arrow keys with no in-game remapping offered. I simply resolve this by having a T-nav on my M50 especially for this scenario, although a toggleable AHK script that temporarily Enter->Down would also work.

That's an interesting idea, map Enter to the central button on the + nav. I've stuck with Unicomp's suggestion to keep home there, and I've gotten quite used to it, but I wouldn't say it's the most efficient. You make me wish to poke around with that more.

I do a lot of Excel, so I decided to put Scroll Lock there. I realize it may not be a god fit for others (or pretty much anyone else), but as things go for me, it's perfect!

I'll be shooting a picture of my F122 to post here, but first I need to decide whether to keep its OG caps or put in the APL set.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: -Space-NATO- on Mon, 27 January 2020, 07:15:42
This is the trunk of my car right now!
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: yui on Mon, 27 January 2020, 07:31:08
This is the trunk of my car right now!
M or F? and if you have too many, i guess plenty of peoples (me included) would be plenty happy to help you get rid of the extras :)
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 27 January 2020, 07:53:09
This is the trunk of my car right now!

Please give that one a dignified death. It deserves so.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: -Space-NATO- on Mon, 27 January 2020, 08:49:36
This is the trunk of my car right now!
M or F? and if you have too many, i guess plenty of peoples (me included) would be plenty happy to help you get rid of the extras :)

All Ms! :blank:, I'll gladly help you with that, unfortunately i'm way south (globally speaking) so shipping to the US or EU would cost more than the keyboard itself :(

This is the trunk of my car right now!

Please give that one a dignified death. It deserves so.

I Will! Poor Lad.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Mon, 27 January 2020, 21:39:08
I do a lot of Excel, so I decided to put Scroll Lock there. I realize it may not be a god fit for others (or pretty much anyone else), but as things go for me, it's perfect!

I'll be shooting a picture of my F122 to post here, but first I need to decide whether to keep its OG caps or put in the APL set.

I can't hate anything about APL on keycaps especially on a 122, they just look so good, and the crypticness really adds to a keyboard.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Mon, 27 January 2020, 21:39:54
This is the trunk of my car right now!

I want to have that in the trunk of my car. Getting that many together here in the U.S. in this day and age would be a miracle.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:21:29
Me cleaning my M122 and getting an artsy pic:
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Full shot from before cleaning:
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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:22:44
I Will! Poor Lad.

If you don't mind me asking, where on earth did you get those? and in that condition?
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: fohat.digs on Thu, 26 March 2020, 17:21:08
here are a few
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Fri, 27 March 2020, 22:03:17
Are all of those Model F's?! Those look really good Fohat.

I dig the industrial colored one a ton, I could only wish in another timeline that they made official Model F122 industrial colored, I love that look so much.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: fohat.digs on Sat, 28 March 2020, 09:06:24
If you read my guide, you probably saw that I repaired a broken case (you may be able to see it at the front bottom left) with JB Weld (the best epoxy there is) which is dark gray.

After that, I just went ahead and camouflaged the whole thing with "Dupli-Color" Charcoal Gray, which is called "coating" rather than paint, but it went on and behaved like paint. It is a pure and fairly "cool" gray.

The actual IBM industrial color is a strange voodoo mix of warm gray, medium brown, olive green, and who knows what else to achieve a magnificent and utterly neutral non-color. To my eyes, Unicomp's version is slightly brighter and greener than the old IBM hue.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ErgoMacros on Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:45:25
OK, the Clueboard 2x1800 is for sale, TODAY ONLY!

https://clueboard.co/parts/clueboard-2x1800

Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Tue, 26 May 2020, 17:46:08
The third unit of my battlefleet detachment arrived - and it's an odd yellowed Type I M122...
Here's two photos of it (top) compared to my Type II (bottom):
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Edit: corrected word mistake
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:18:21
Oh hell yeah! Letís do this!

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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: yui on Wed, 27 May 2020, 08:44:47
looking sharp ddrfraser
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Thu, 28 May 2020, 08:27:55
A sign from the keeb gods

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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Thu, 28 May 2020, 19:58:15
Man, I have a bunch of M122s lying around I've never posted here. They're mostly NOS IBM UK models from 99, but I'll whip out a couple of older ones if anyone's interested.

There's honestly not a lot to say about them though is there?
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: Twsts on Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:45:27
(https://i.imgur.com/OA2Ckonr.jpg)

Sorry for posting nudes!
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: chyros on Fri, 29 May 2020, 04:17:34
Oh hell yeah! Letís do this!

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Oof, nice builds! Where'd you get the black caps? (and badge!)
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Fri, 29 May 2020, 08:29:33
Oh hell yeah! Letís do this!

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Oof, nice builds! Where'd you get the black caps? (and badge!)

Thanks! Unicomp made them for me 😁 I found a guy on eBay to make a sticker that looked like the black badge.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:32:54
Wait wait wait. I had assumed you ripped them off an M13. Unicomp made black, PRINTED, keys? How did you order them?
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:41:02
Wait wait wait. I had assumed you ripped them off an M13. Unicomp made black, PRINTED, keys? How did you order them?

I don't remember what option I selected to get it. I might have just emailed them with my request.

I sense they are about to get a lot of emails  :-X
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:16:03
I actually called them just now, and Troy on the phone has no idea how they got you that set of modifiers, as he thinks they don't exist and they haven't had a black right shift in years.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:55:00
I actually called them just now, and Troy on the phone has no idea how they got you that set of modifiers, as he thinks they don't exist and they haven't had a black right shift in years.

What?! Ha! Iíll have to dig through my emails.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Fri, 29 May 2020, 23:09:21
If you find out what you did and it works for me you get a commission.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Sat, 30 May 2020, 10:38:59
If you find out what you did and it works for me you get a commission.

Groovy

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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Sat, 30 May 2020, 15:03:11
Okay my order is in! Let's see if you get monies!
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Tue, 16 June 2020, 14:38:11

Oof, nice builds! Where'd you get the black caps? (and badge!)

Thanks! Unicomp made them for me.

Wait wait wait. I had assumed you ripped them off an M13. Unicomp made black, PRINTED, keys? How did you order them?

Quote
I don't remember what option I selected to get it. I might have just emailed them with my request.

ALL RIGHT BOYS. Chyros, ddrfraser1, check it out.

(https://i.imgur.com/dEkpjEW.jpg)

It worked. I just emailed them with my request. I can't even...WHAT

I also just found out they don't supply the spacebar so I actually had to Dolch it out.

(https://i.imgur.com/8I6bQbQ.jpg)

That's right, you CAN, hypothetically, get black printed keycaps from Unicomp. Hoooolyyy ****. Nobody edit the deskthority wiki until I buy a few more sets.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 16:52:18

Oof, nice builds! Where'd you get the black caps? (and badge!)

Thanks! Unicomp made them for me.

Wait wait wait. I had assumed you ripped them off an M13. Unicomp made black, PRINTED, keys? How did you order them?

Quote
I don't remember what option I selected to get it. I might have just emailed them with my request.

ALL RIGHT BOYS. Chyros, ddrfraser1, check it out.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/dEkpjEW.jpg)


It worked. I just emailed them with my request. I can't even...WHAT

I also just found out they don't supply the spacebar so I actually had to Dolch it out.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8I6bQbQ.jpg)


That's right, you CAN, hypothetically, get black printed keycaps from Unicomp. Hoooolyyy ****. Nobody edit the deskthority wiki until I buy a few more sets.

Awesome. Honestly, I didn't think it was a big deal when I ordered mine. I guess they're about to get inundated with orders. Looks good!

Wait, I got a spacebar from them. Look at my black and white one.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: funkmon on Tue, 16 June 2020, 17:16:30
Yeah you just have to order it separately I guess. Anyway, all right, how much do I owe you? Haha. PM me your paypal. This is going to open up a whole new world of ideas for me. I've now got a Black 122 on my Christmas list!
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 19:10:52
Yeah you just have to order it separately I guess. Anyway, all right, how much do I owe you? Haha. PM me your paypal. This is going to open up a whole new world of ideas for me. I've now got a Black 122 on my Christmas list!

Haha, I didn't think you were serious. Just give me a good deal if I ever buy a keyboard off you  ;D :thumb:
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Sat, 11 July 2020, 14:15:09
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
[attachimg=2]
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Fri, 17 July 2020, 10:29:25
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Jelly of your win key  :thumb:
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Mon, 20 July 2020, 08:49:59
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Jelly of your win key  :thumb:

80 cents of Unicomp! When ordering a printed single unit key, just type "Windows 95-style logo" or something.
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Tue, 04 August 2020, 12:18:58

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Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: depletedvespene on Tue, 04 August 2020, 16:10:32
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Ew, EW, and EW. Lemme show you what proper custom-made Gui keys look like:

[attachimg=1]

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
Post by: sharktastica on Tue, 04 August 2020, 16:27:24
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Ew, EW, and EW. Lemme show you what proper custom-made Gui keys look like:

(Attachment Link)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Ew? EW? I would come up with some sort of retort, but the Atari Jaguar's controller is a good enough joke. ;D Although admittedly, they look fabulous.