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SE30 cd 68mb Diimo 50 Radius color Full recap Complete almost..

tact

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Whats bolo? lol id try it does it work well on dialup hahaha

Just worried about getting my files off this hard drive before it might die forever, or hope its repairable possibly just sticking. scsi2sd should be here in a day or so

I did get the Radius Pivot Nubus card with a v2.6 rom chip on it finally fix my original se30 card, however i am tempted to use the iisi card and stack another pds card in there if I can but I like things to be legit lol I don't like hacking things up.

 

tact

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Anyone know how to get this scsi2sd thing to work? the thing should come with instructions lol not much setup instructions out there.

I downloaded the utlity updated the firmware and set 1 scsi device tried different addresses but my macintosh and HD Setup Does not find any scsi device attached to a scsi port.

Any tips would be helpful =)

 

tact

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Thank you chu-oh I totally forgot about that stuff >< I remember even this 2g drive I had a hard time getting it recognized and initialized I had to find just the right hd setup tool.

I'll mess with it more and keep updating =)

Also got the updated v2.6 rom chip for the radius card and updated my se/30 card from 1.0 =)

However I might do what others did and use the iisi card if i ever get an asante ethernet in there as well !

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tact

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YAY! I got the scsi2sd working! And got all 4  2gb drives working! I got my files from the hard drive with no problem ! I'm still hoping it was just a loose power connector to the hard drive from heat etc when it starts loading it would kinda "restart". Luckily I had a 2 scsi cable around so I could hook up the both the hard drive and the scsi2sd gets power right from the scsi termination power and didnt need a power plug Very cool! And the external cd drive all at the same time.

Anyone know if its possible to Backup the SD Card image or the files from the sd card on a modern computer if there's a tool for that? or perhaps can plug the sd card right into a modern mac will recognize the drives partitions? I'm pretty sure windows wouldn't lol

Gah Initializing these drives took ForEveR!

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68krazy

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If you put the SD card in a modern Mac, it can read the files on it no problem.  Can't write to it though.

If anybody knows of a program to make an actual image of SCSI2SD SD cards, I have actually been curious about that lately myself!

 

chu-oh

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With osx you can do a DD command to clone drives with terminal, super simple:

dd if=/dev/rdiskx of=disk.img bs=512

dev/rdisx is your sd card - run diskutil list to find what its path is. 

 
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tact

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Cool Thanks Glad I kept my old imacg3 I'll try backup on there someday when I have room for another mac XD.

For now a lot of sites won't let me access downloads directly from the macintosh and instead of downloading on pc and writing to discs to transfer files etc..

I finally managed to setup a working FTP Folder on my current windows10 pc that can be accessed from my good ol macintosh to transfer files directly. It still takes a long time because I'm not on ethernet I am using a dialup modem on the macintosh and the "dreampi" dialup adapter to my lan/internet. goes like 1.3K/s lol takes like 10 minutes for a couple megs hahah

 

olePigeon

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Bolo is a networked tank game.  Up to 16 players.  It works fine over dialup.  The problem is that the game's network performance is only as good as the slowest connection. :)

Works on System 6 or newer.  B&W or color.

 

tact

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I tried Vette its interesting like the first 3d game ever lol but its so hard to play and i cant even figure out where to go XD  I couldn't imagine it multiplayer is it over IP ? I thought just local link.

Lets try this Bolo game too someday it looks funny.

Right now I'm just trying to fix quicktime with the musical instruments and movie player lol somewhere along the line of installing and updating things quicktime I think 2.5 was installed and messed up my old stuff, I don't think the musical instruments extension will run its not compatible with 2.5 I think it only works up to QT2.1. Then my "movie player" is gone and apparently doesn't come with newer versions of qt? It always worked before but now its all screwy and games like Marathon require musical instruments extension to play music in game, But then I thought I put qt2.1 and got musical instruments working but then Marathon was freezing when I started a game. I'll figure it out! ><

Good news though I tried my Reset button the other day and it seems to work fine now. what a mystery that was, the button itself always functioned fine, but the computer wouldn't actually reboot. it would just shut off the screen and come back up frozen.

 

JDW

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It's been about 1 year since the last post was made to this thread, but I came across it today while pondering a recap of my own DiiMO 50MHz accelerator card.  From what I understand those 5 silver electrolytic capacitors on the chip side of the board are 22uF 6.3V.  Mouser has drop-in replacements for about $0.5 each in 5pc quantities (Panasonic EEE-FP0J220AR).  They are rated at 2000h at 105°C and have a rather low 0.85-ohm ESR.  I thought about tantalum (to avoid future leakage issues), but they are expensive and could go up in flames if you don't voltage spec them at 10V or 16V.  That's why I pondering 10V 22uF Niobium Oxide replacements now.  Mouser has them for $0.75 each in 5pc quantities.  They won't burn, have only a 20% voltage derating (versus 50% for tantalum), and a low (but not too low) ESR of 700m-ohms.  The only potential caveat is the small 1210 (3528) package size, which is a mere 3.5mm long.  I've not yet removed a stock cap to see how close the pads are, but if they are close enough for a 3.5mm body then these Niobium caps may be the perfect replacement solution.

By the way, tact, I see you recapped your analog board too.  The film cap you are using for C15 fits quite nicely.  What part number did you use?  I am considering recapping my own analog boards using the 25.3mm long (Panasonic ECW-FD2W395J) but it looks to be a tight fit.

 

Von

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...Also got the updated v2.6 rom chip for the radius card and updated my se/30 card from 1.0 =)

However I might do what others did and use the iisi card if i ever get an asante ethernet in there as well !

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@tact where did you get ROM chip for your Radius card?  I need one for my NuBus Radius PrecisionColor 8-Xj discussed here.

THs

 

JDW

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Von, I actually have one of those cards.  Never used it.  It has only 8 sockets for the RAM and they all are empty.

I will check my ROM version tomorrow and post what it is, but what is the latest version?

 

Von

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@JDW this is the ROM on my NuBus Radius PrecisionColor 8-Xj:

I started with the Radius card with no software installed.  I noticed a Jumper JP1 see at the lower right of the chip with the sticker on it:

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It is hard see in this photo but it has 3 pins. In each NuBus slot I tried the card with the jumper in each position (leftmost pins, rightmost pins, and off). In all 9 cases Slot Info was not able to see the Radius card.
It lists v1.5 however there are later versions.

Are you saying you have this NuBus card that has had its RAM removed?

 

superjer2000

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By the way, tact, I see you recapped your analog board too.  The film cap you are using for C15 fits quite nicely.  What part number did you use?  I am considering recapping my own analog boards using the 25.3mm long (Panasonic ECW-FD2W395J) but it looks to be a tight fit.
That's the part I've used on my SE30 recaps and it fits fine (it looks just like the pictures in this thread). I used some heat shrink tubing on one of the legs that has to fold back under to get both legs in the holes. 

 

Paralel

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