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    In System 7, what decides which icon bundle is used?

    I think that would be possible with careful study of the Desktop Manager chapter in Inside Macintosh Volume VI! It‘s likely a pretty rare problem though. Most users probably didn’t have bundle conflicts or, if they did, didn’t care much which icon got displayed.
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    In System 7, what decides which icon bundle is used?

    Yeah, you have a bundle conflict somewhere, meaning you have two applications with the same creator code with different icons (presumably one is the newer version with the icon you don’t like) so the Finder is picking one randomly and using it for both instances. As you surmise, one fix is to...
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    System memory use between 24-bit and 32-bit addressing

    Yeah Force32 is really nice, thanks again @cheesestraws !
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    System memory use between 24-bit and 32-bit addressing

    You probably have 24MB of RAM installed right? (Edit - I just noticed you said that! Yeah makes sense) With 24 bit addressing you can only use 8MB of RAM. The About screen is just conveying this to you by showing the System eating up all the rest.
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    StuffIt 5.5 doesn't always extract .sit files fully

    Agreed! Compact Pro self extracting archives are the best way to compress vintage Mac files if you can spare a few K for the extraction code overhead.
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    StuffIt 5.5 doesn't always extract .sit files fully

    StuffIt Expander can expand .cpt files too. We are stuck with the multitudes of StuffIt files all over the Garden and elsewhere …. But there is no reason to ever, ever make any more of them!
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    StuffIt 5.5 doesn't always extract .sit files fully

    Sorry no substantive help here but clearly it’s time to repeat my periodic anti-StuffIt rant I have been repeating since about 1992: StuffIt 1.5.1 was a great tool. Basically every version after that is horrible bloatware that turned into an explosion of sometimes-randomly-incompatible...
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    Succes: ATX PSU in Mac IIsi

    I hadn’t noticed that but now I can’t unsee it!
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    What is this in my 128k?

    If the disk is auto ejecting OP will most definitely be seeing an Xed out disk icon.
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    Are there any SCSI2SD v5 available anywhere?

    Sorry I guess shapeways doesn’t allow me to share a model like that. PM me your email and I can send you the model you can 3D print yourself on shapeways for about $25
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    Are there any SCSI2SD v5 available anywhere?

    I got one of these a few years back. Works great. https://www.shapeways.com/model/upload-and-buy/8142633
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    What is this in my 128k?

    You definitely have the original 64K ROMs. You can tell because the RAM size in “About the Finder” doesn’t have a dot after it. That Mac won’t read 800k disks.
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    MacMemory MaxSave

    I didn’t know about the Excalibur, cool. There was a small closet industry of these things for a brief time circa 1986 when RAM became slightly cheaper and hard disks weren’t yet ubiquitous. Two similar products were the MacVenture QuickDrive and Western Automation Dasch. I have yet to see any...
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    MacMemory MaxSave

    I think the question about EPROMs etc. was asked because of this claim on the back: “If you crash it isn’t fatal. Recover your RAM disk intact by pushing the reset button.” But I agree with Bolle. My reading (and based on the look of the thing) is that it is just saying that if you don’t...
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    New preview of Classic 68k Mac utility - standalone HTTP file downloader

    This is super cool. What if one maintained a page of links somewhere with a known URL, such that a user could, with a click, instantly populate a list of downloads and links in the app, which would grow over time and always be up to date? Then with one more click you could download a good...
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