I played with the Rocket in the IIsi some more after work and booted it again just now. Good news and Meh news to report.
There are still a couple of gotchas that may need a workaround, the worst of which is the grayed out "Take Over Screen
" command in the menus. That's a PITA that'll have to be addressed, but I found a reference to fixing that in the manual. One good thing is that the blueprint for the SuperIIsi™
calls for breaking its PDS out the bottom of the MoBo to make use of the other two interrupts/PseudoSlot_IDs. The Radius_Color_Pivot_II/IIsi supports Mac 16" and Portrait resolutions so that'd almost fix the screen issue acceptably. Running the Rocket at 640x480 within the larger window would be OK. It doesn't work so well set at 640x480 at 13"/14" RGB's matching res. but even just 12" RGB within the 640x480 Desktop still matches the SE/30 pixel for pixel . . .
. . . with the GS/Color Ace of Trump up its sleeve.
Getting the Asante NIC to run alongside/on top of Classic networking in the RocketWare install will be a challenge, we'll see!
Be that as it may, the installation seems to be
stable, which is pretty good on a machine that is supposed to be incompatible with the Rocket in any way shape or form.
Gotta try installing 7.1 and RocketWare on another HDD. Since RocketShare 1.0 doesn't appear to know it's not supposed to be compatible with the IIsi, maybe the first rev. of RocketWare won't know it shouldn't work with a Mac that was released after it was either.
Anyone got a suggestion for a benchmarking app I can run to test this monstrosity against someone's tricked out SE/30?