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Wiki/Pages article ideas

sfiera

Well-known member
Article idea: dip-switch settings for VGA adapters:



Beyond the simple tables of “dip switch settings XYZ correspond to WxH” I wish I had some understanding of what particular dip-switches actually mean, in terms of tying together sense pins and sync pulses.

 

pb3623

Well-known member
How about 

  • ROM-inator ROM images for writing to SIMMs with various configurations and sizes (e.g., w/ Turbo 040 driver, w/ RAM check disabled, ROM disk, regular vs. MEGA SIMM)
  • STL files for 3D-printed case/chassis parts, bezels, etc. (i.e., true parts and not a Mac Plus Apple Watch holder) 

I've seen both of these topics scattered across posts and it might be a good thing to have them all on the same page - it would probably encourage others to contribute.

 

LaPorta

Well-known member
I agree. If we all make a central repository for these, we could go and access, say, 3D printed SCSI2SD brackets and such easily.

 

Crutch

Well-known member
Yes! And any PCB designs folks have put together, like this cool Mac Plus internal scsi mod. 




 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
Zip drive information in general. Probably structured in a couple ways:

  • General overview of what removable storage technologies existed, properties of the different ones.
  • Reference pages for each media with how-to/guides/recommendations and additional details
  • a page detailing why Zip drives are the way they are
  • any repair findings or troubleshooting suggestions we fine
 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
lol, whoops. Most of my posts here that don't make sense are based on the way the old software built links internally.

Anyway, two new guide ideas:
  • What discs to I use for this machine? (esp w/re newer machines)
    • based on discussion about the emac'03 9.2.2 CD vs. others, in theory using a retail 9.2.1 disc then doing the 9.2.2 patch separately may be better than using the emac cd or a "universal" CD)
    • desired: part numbers and reasoning behind each machine (e.g. QS'02 ethernet PHY driver updates)
    • potential research: when does the emac cd work and not work, and why
  • How to image media
    • using imgburn or a similar ISO tool on a windows system to image CDs
    • DC 4.2 vs. 6
    • doing conversions on things already imaged
    • not using tools that weren't public
    • virtual cd imager/mounter may be a resolution for ISOs on system 7 machines
 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
(I am aware the wiki is unavailble right now and need to coordinate with wthww on what it'll take to put it and the snitz archive back up)

I've just pulled most or all of the stickies out of most of the subforums, some of them were very numerous.

Most of these would make great wiki articles. Another potential idea if anyone's interested is to make a [forum name] resource hub page for each subforum in the wiki, which could start with these links as we transcribe important information to the wiki itself.

Compact Mac

Mac II, Quadra & Centris


68k LC & Performa

68k PowerBook


NuBus PowerMac, LC & Performa
(none)

PCI PowerMac & Performa
(none)

G3+ Desktops

PPC Laptops
(none)

APple 1/2/3/Lisa
(none)

Newton
(none)


Software Subforum:


UNIX

Hacks & Dev
(none)


Peripherals
https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/video-adapter-docs-scan-dump.24012/
https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/volume-size-limits-under-hfs-and-hfs.3872/
 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
I unstuck these threads from the Hacks & Dev subforum:




I do not know why I did not see them the other day when I made my run through.
 

Torbar

Well-known member
When the Wiki is back, maybe a section for 3d printed objects would be helpful? At least with list of objects and then links to the posts in this topic?
 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
Machine-specific content/thread hubs, ideally for possible future conversion of relevant content to the wiki itself for safer keeping:

e.g.
 

Scott Squires

Well-known member
These are ideas for things to be written on the wiki. The wiki isn't back up yet, but I believe it's a goal to get it running "soon."
 

bakkus

Member
Something I'd like to see is a list of possible combinations of cases and motherboards.
As in: Got a spare LC/Performa 630 cabinet? Chuck a 6300 motherboard in there.
7200 case takes a 7300 mobo, but you'll need to swap the PSU - etc, etc.
 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
Sorry for the confusion.

Scott Squires is exactly correct -- this is a wish-list or to-do list. If anyone sees something they'd like to write, please feel free to let me know and/or get started and then send it to me. I can do editing and adapt things to wiki format.

I've got a few of my own drafts and ideas on a personal site, in theory people could get accounts there but it's on a different wiki tool and I don't know if it's worth going to that trouble because in theory the wiki is going to be back very soon.



another for the list if it's not yet: Modern mac networking & file transfer (dunno how much of this is covered in the se30 networking guide and how much involvement the original author therein wants)

 

k24a1

Well-known member
There should be a page about info with old AIO macs, like the infamous 5200... and maybe also a guide for upgrading and maintaining it? I already know you apparently need to replace the fan in them, and you also need to add a 3.3v regulator somewhere on the PSU so you can use the board from a 6400/6500...
 
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