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    My 68k Horde

    PM'd about the MacClip Jr.
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    Flashing a PC Voodoo4/5 to Mac( Development )

    Yep, that was the first thing I attempted to do with my PC Voodoo5 card many moons ago. The Control Panel wouldn't even recognize the card. Maybe it's the PCI Vendor & Device ID spoofing. I can try that. I also tried using the text-based Mac flashing tool (that I can't find right off hand right...
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    Flashing a PC Voodoo4/5 to Mac( Development )

    FWIW, I've attempted to use that Mac Flasher Voodoo4 tool in the past with a properly extracted Mac Voodoo5 ROM and it didn't work. Wouldn't even flash.
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    Flashing a PC Voodoo4/5 to Mac( Development )

    I'll be catching up and trying all of this today. 🙂
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Then you'll love this spicy fella. The self-immolating power of the Interware Booster MP 400 !!! Having run this thing briefly in my PowerTower Pro to verify its operation I'm pretty sure that the imagery on the box is to metaphorically capture both the feeling of power in wielding dual 200 MHz...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    And about that SE/30 24-bit PDS graphics card, here's the Interware VDR-2A. It'll do 24-bit at 640x480, and it's really fun to setup a small color display next to an SE/30 for games and playing with some era appropriate low-end desktop publishing. Driving 24-bit color with the stock CPU...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    I have one SE/30 that I actually use and one spare that I'll probably sell after I get it recapped. I also have too many possible ways to give them Ethernet network connectivity. I really should relieve myself of most of these at some point. Like an Asante MacCon+ SE 30/Et... ...and an...
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    Radius Rocket Daughterboards

    I'm only guessing that these little add-on boards are 040 PDS cards, FWIW. For all I know those custom Radius ICs could be providing some kind of bespoke I/O subsystem.
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Yeah! I have the IR printer for it too and all the original manuals and advanced programming manual. When I was a teenager I had the 48G (still have it and it also still works), but I always lusted after the 48GX. When the pandemic started and I decided that I was going to start my vintage...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Hmmm... well my DSP upgrade is still brand new sealed. If it's not going to work, then I may elect to leave it that way. 🤔
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Huh. Interesting. I had a Thunder IV GX in an overclocked and L2 cache upgraded 6100/60 way back in the day. It think I got it for a couple hundred $$$ back then after everyone had moved on to PCI, but before I was able to buy my first PowerComputing PCI-based clone. I ended up selling it after...
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    Radius Rocket Daughterboards

    Are you talking about additional ways to enhance the Rocket or something else? The Rockets all have 128k of L2 cache for their onboard CPU... I think?
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Is that a thing? I didn't realize that. I haven't tried yet, but I am currently expecting my SuperMac Thunder/24 + DSP to work properly in my 8100/100 despite it being a PowerPC machine. I suppose I shall find out if that's true or not relatively soon.
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Taking a little break from graphics & PCI stuff to enjoy some choice 90's era beats, or at least the tools used to produce them... a Digidesign Audiomedia II w/ Sound Designer II. This guy usually lives in my 8100/100. Thanks to some help from @cheesestraws it's going to get some company...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Speaking of making a "sleeper" workstation, here's the Radius ThunderColor 30/1600 (w/ 4x DSP board). Including the original box and all the goodies. I also have a working 30/1152 version of this card, but without the box, etc. At some point I should probably trade or sell the 30/1152. I...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Yep, that one is mine. I vaguely recalled that you could use multiple cards back when they were originally released. Mostly what I remember though was running "Gerbils" in software rendering mode back in the day and thinking how amazing it must have been to have silky smooth "hi-res" Gerbils...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Also in the vein of the earliest 3D accelerators available for the Macintosh... the Apple QuickDraw 3D Accelerator Card. Here's an excellent thread from a few years back on VOGONS that dug up a lot of excellent details and did some fairly detailed testing and comparisons...
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    Formac ProQuadra 50 MHz 68040 Upgrade?

    I really thought I'd seen 'em all at this point. Your description makes sense. So the Quadra 900 here would normally be running its bus and CPU at 25 MHz, and this thing clock doubles the bus and runs the CPU at 50 MHz. Makes sense. It's like a 68040 DX2 ;) Kind of neat that you can defeat the...
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    Nathan_A's Vintage Computing Curios

    Behold! The Radius Thunder 3D. A hopeful entry into the PCI 3D workstation market. I've wanted one of these things for about 25 years, and I finally got one. It has a 3Dlabs GLINT 500TX and GLINT Delta chipset on it. The only rarer bird of this ilk that I can think of is the Newer Technology...
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    Formac ProQuadra 50 MHz 68040 Upgrade?

    What sorcery is this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/373428484553 ? I grabbed the photos for posterity.
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