Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Compudyne Update!

It has happened.

Thanks to one of my good friends, I now know all of the software that originally came with my Compudyne 575HD, as well as its original specifications. I would love to share them with you guys, so here we go!

* MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 (eventually came with a free Windows 95 upgrade; we purchased ours before 95 was released)
* SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM Edition (although the disc and documentation labeled it as just SimCity)
* ClarisWorks
* Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (although my dad claims it was actually Encarta)
* SuperVoice
* Battle Chess
* Alone in the Dark
* Descent
* SpinWizard

Original specs:
* 75 MHz Pentium processor (still has it)
* 16 MB RAM (since upgraded to 40 MB)
* 1 MB Cirrus Logic 5434 (still has it)
* AcerMagic S20 16-bit sound card with Acer amplified stereo speakers (sadly, we no longer have the speakers, but the sound card is still the original)
* 850 MB IDE hard drive (since upgraded to a 2 GB one)
* Quad-speed CD-ROM drive (still has it)
* 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy drive (probably still the original one, but does that really matter? They're all generic anyway)
* Compudyne-branded 15" SVGA color monitor with a native 800x600 resolution (died early on in its life)
* 14.4 fax/modem (still has it)
* Compudyne PS/2-compatible keyboard (long gone)
* Compudyne PS/2-compatible mouse (long gone)

All this was taken from an ad for CompuTech, which was an international computer store chain spun off from CompUSA. Imagine that, a Compudyne that was sold outside of the United States!

I'll try to get the pieces back, but I'm almost positive I never will...


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