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Offline sharktastica

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 16:27:24 »
Updated photos of my beauties, including the Type I with the NOS case.
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Ew, EW, and EW. Lemme show you what proper custom-made Gui keys look like:

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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.

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 12:22:15 »
Took some more up-to-date photos:
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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 16:42:51 »
Affirmative Computer Products 5250 emulator Unicomp PC-122. Note that this is an in-progress restoration. The original case was severely worn and keycaps were yellowed (as they were from their problematic period). I've fitted a new case (as pictured), but I'm temporarily using 3270 PC-style keycaps until I buy a proper 5250 set for it.

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Offline sharktastica

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 18:33:15 »
Came in yesterday, I got the fifth and final piece for my major 122-key Model M variants puzzle!

A PC-compatible battlecruiser; IBM PS/2 Host Connected Keyboard (P/N 1397003) from 1997 made by IBM UK. It was originally German QWERTZ, but I swapped the alphanumeric and left function-key bank keycaps to something (almost) UK English and to suit my planned layout for this. However, I kept many of the German keys as a key to its origin and to keep as many as the lovely light-blue sub legends as possible!

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Offline funkmon

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 14:49:12 »
It's one I've always wanted in my collection; btw qwertz is the best layout.

Offline hvontres

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:25:45 »
It's one I've always wanted in my collection; btw qwertz is the best layout.

Except the the fact that \ is an alt-gr key.... I don't miss that from my old computer (ps/s model 30 clone from about 1987). Sure was fun letting other people borrow it in college though :)
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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 21:00:40 »
The fleet grows

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 16:11:34 »
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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 22:13:06 »
Which one is your favorite?

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 25 August 2021, 14:30:40 »
Which one is your favorite?

That's like choosing a favourite child. I'll break it down as such:
  • Type I (top-left): most well built and heavy
  • Type II (t-r): most sentimental since it was my first Model M
  • Type III (m-l): best sounding
  • Type IV (m-r): coolest looking, no need for active conversion since PS/2 and have a PS/2 port on my PC
  • Affirmative Type IV (b): blends in the most with the rest of my setup, no need for active conversion

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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
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Re: IBM 122 "Battlefleet" Club: For Battleships and Battlecruisers:
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 23:28:14 »