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Interware device software

JT737

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@Alex- Thanks, that was the driver!  It is indeed nice to have the ability to use this card to it's fullest potential.  Here  are a few s hots of it running at 1024x768:

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JT737

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@alex- I also have an Interware 68030 50Mhz booster.  While it seems to work ok without a driver, I looks like there is a driver for it in the .zip file.  I saw a few files with promising drivers, inluding a file named Boosterv1.2.3, last for numbers of the folder are 4155. 

I clicked on the Discord link, unfortunately it told me that I had an invalid invite.  Maybe because i waited to long to click on the link!  Although in my defense, I had a hard time trying to get onto the board over the past few days- was it down for maintenance?

 

Alex

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I added BOOSTERv1.2.3.sit file to the google drive share. Use the same google drive link and you will find the file isolated outside the .zip file.

 

JT737

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@Alex- I downloaded the driver and tried it; unfortunately it didn't work, it appears that somehow the file got (or just was) corrupted.  I know that the big .zip contained a few other version of the driver, including Boosterv1.2.0. in the folder ending in 3647.    Thanks!

 

Alex

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Hello JT737

If the file is corrupt I am afraid I won't be able to fix it. The files I offered came from a scrape of the waybackmachine so everything that could have ever been captured by the Internet Archive via the waybackmachine came down by my script but this doesn't mean that someone else might not have it or that the file or even more files were captured by the waybackmachine via a different site that they could have captured. I wouldn't know which site in the past might have carried this file. So if interfere was ever purchased by another company and they hosted the software you seek under a different domain name (another site) it might be there to capture via the said script. I documented the script on nichrome.us if you are interested.

So it may still be out there, uncorrupted via the following possibilities.

-Someone has the software but has not imaged it and put it on the internet for wide consumption

-A different site such as iijnet.or.jp might have had it (but I provided a zip of this site for you in google drive) or even some other site beyond

Do you have any information that can lead me into potentially check another site on the waybackmachine?

Try this link http://mirror.macintosharchive.org/max1zzz.co.uk/+Mac OS Classic/Drivers/Peripheral Support Drivers/BOOSTERv1.2.2.bin

—Alex

 

JT737

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Hi Alex,

    That one works! Although it is for a G3 booster and not the 68030 50Mhz Interware booster that I have.  So, I guess it is true that my accelerator card doesn't really need a driver, and possibly never had one, but I don't know.  Judging by the results I got testing it with speedometer 3.23 and going on the fact that it doesn't have any cache memory, I think that it is performing as fast and as well as it can, especially when compared to a card like the Diimo 030 50Mhz.

Thanks for all of your help!  The big one for me was the Grand Vimage driver for my 24-16 card.  In the next day or so I plan on uploading it to the Macintosh Repository, as I am sure that I am not the only person that was/is looking for a copy of it!

-Jeff

 
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