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BeOS PowerPC Software and GoBe Productive

lolo799

Well-known member
For studioBuilder, I uploaded only the contents of the disc, it has an hfs track, weirdly enough...
There's a "large" archive for PPC, a small one for Intel and a zipped directory of media samples.
Added some screenshots too on the archive page.
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You're welcome!
A dual 604e 9600, nice!
 

Phipli

Well-known member
A dual 604e 9600, nice!
It's my BeOS machine since it seems to be the best possible use of the second processor :) I upgraded it to an 8MB ixMicro TwinTurbo the other week so that I can do millions of colours at the native resolution of my LCD.

For studioBuilder, I uploaded only the contents of the disc, it has an hfs track, weirdly enough...
There's a "large" archive for PPC, a small one for Intel and a zipped directory of media samples.
Added some screenshots too on the archive page.
This looks interesting, I'll investigate tomorrow :) I grabbed the archive of uploaded files so I could work out what was there. Was it a three track disk? Or two?
 

lolo799

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Only a single hfs track, unusual for BeOS software.

You can run apps in direct fullscreen mode with that ixMicro card I think, like Doom for example.
Not the case with a Mach64, from the quick tests I did some time ago.
 

Phipli

Well-known member
Only a single hfs track, unusual for BeOS software.

You can run apps in direct fullscreen mode with that ixMicro card I think, like Doom for example.
Not the case with a Mach64, from the quick tests I did some time ago.
I had exceptional graphics card luck when I went looking a while back...

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I also have the 12" ixMicro and the other supported Matrox card. I basically have every supported card!
 

Phipli

Well-known member
For studioBuilder, I uploaded only the contents of the disc, it has an hfs track, weirdly enough...
There's a "large" archive for PPC, a small one for Intel and a zipped directory of media samples.
Added some screenshots too on the archive page.
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You're welcome!
A dual 604e 9600, nice!

Can I be really cheeky, could you make a bin cue, or iso image (if it is a single track), of the original media. I've spent the last hour trying to make a compatible CD from the files you shared, but if I make a DOS compatible CD it truncates file names, and if I make a Linux / Windows CD BeOS shows the partition as empty. I've even done 3 custom setups with various extensions for ISO/juliet/rock ridge included and each of them just show as no files in BeOS... I even tried making a hfs iso image on a mac, but some of the file names are incompatible or something and it threw an error when trying to copy the files over.

I'd really rather make a mountable disk than move the compressed files over.

It really is worth making a perfect image of any CD because it just means someone can just slap it onto a disk with confidence, from any operating system.
 

atax1a

Member
we've got another copy of Gobe Productive and also Corum III, which is a JRPG. If our Gobe is a different version than 2.01 we'll dump it, and also dump Corum III :)
 

lolo799

Well-known member
It really is worth making a perfect image of any CD because it just means someone can just slap it onto a disk with confidence, from any operating system.
Sure, I can make an .iso later.
You could transfer the files via ftp to BeOS in the meantime, it usually works!

we've got another copy of Gobe Productive and also Corum III, which is a JRPG. If our Gobe is a different version than 2.01 we'll dump it, and also dump Corum III :)
Corum III is x86 and PPC compatible, I always forget, contrary to other official retail games for BeOS like Civ CTP and Hopkins FBI.
 

Phipli

Well-known member
You could transfer the files via ftp to BeOS in the meantime, it usually works!
My retro corner isn't networked usually sadly. I usually just write a CD if I want to keep the software anyway, and use my external CD Drive that supports CDRWs if I'm experimenting getting something working like a custom bootable disk.

Sure, I can make an .iso later.
That would be great thanks!

I even tried moving the files onto my mac partition (Mac OS could read the CD), but BeOS crashes when I mount a mac HFS partition for some reason.
 

Phipli

Well-known member
we've got another copy of Gobe Productive and also Corum III, which is a JRPG. If our Gobe is a different version than 2.01 we'll dump it, and also dump Corum III :)
Feels like tomorrow we'll have quadrupled the amount of software available for PPC BeOS. There isn't much out there.
 

Phipli

Well-known member
we've got another copy of Gobe Productive and also Corum III, which is a JRPG. If our Gobe is a different version than 2.01 we'll dump it, and also dump Corum III :)
If you don't have a standard method of making bin / cue images, ImgBurn for Windows does it fairly easily.

 

atax1a

Member
ah, no, we're very normal and ended up compiling cdrdao and using that to produce bin/cues for our Gobe 2.0 disc (it does not say 2.0.1 on it, just 2.0) and both discs of Corum III. :)

The second disc of Corum III is all audio.

We'll upload them all to archive.org later tonight.
 

Phipli

Well-known member
I'm just copying the various images over to Macintosh Garden (I mean come on, it is software that runs on a Mac... it sort of fits!) to make sure there is redundancy online, just in case the book publishers win and take down archive.org. Hope nobody minds.
 
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