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  2. jessenator

    cheesestraws' conquests (cheesequests?)

    I think I used a Kaleidoscope theme like that on my Quadra!
  3. jessenator

    Non parity modules on SE/30

    IMO 16 MB is bare minimum for a useable experience in 7.5.x in general. I have 32 for my SE/30, but I'm still running 7.1 Pro at the moment. I might try a newer version when I get my PowerCache installed, but I may just live without it. Out of curiosity, why do you want to run 7.5.x?
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  5. cheesestraws

    cheesestraws' conquests (cheesequests?)

    I have a real fondness for bad ideas executed well. This is certainly an ├Žsthetic. It kind of reminds me of the slightly odd "everything is marbled" RISC OS UI from the 90s, but presumably is earlier.
  6. pcamen

    SCSI2SD Issues

    I DID have things terminated correctly. One was on the internal SCSI cable and had termination on and the other was through a SCSI cable attached to the external port, also with termination enabled. But in this configuration I had issues. With a power source applied to the external one they would not work reliably and one of the SCSI utilities complained that there was a termination issue. Take the power off the external one and the problem goes away.
  7. Cory5412

    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    That would be a great addition to the wiki. (unrelatedly: I have the test wiki files, I just need to get them on a more reliable server and configure email so people can sign up for accounts.) EDIT (adding) Missed this. Yeah, that could be interesting. To be honest, the CF AztecMonster and PowerMonster ended their life, by memory, at more than what a SCSI2SD v6 costs, and while they are technically more performant, it's not, if I remember correctly, by all that much. We've got a couple different people in the community who are proficient with Japanese, but I think there's a reason Artmix has discontinued all their CF products and replaced them with SCSI2SD clones. The thing to remember about this particular performance band is that at the upper and of it you have Macs that are (I know i've said this like 7 times) better served by PCI SATA cards, which were manufactured in fairly plentiful bulk, and that can in some cases benefit from going faster. PCI IDE cards also exist, but it would be my fourth choice for a machine from that era, after SATA, upgraded USCSI disk, and SCSI2SD. Then IDE card, then stock disk. (Except stock disk ends up being first choice and in most of my Macs I use them until they kick it.) At the low end, the SCSI2SD v5 both works well and is performant enough for the needs of 68k Macs, so really you're talking about power user '040s and PowerPCs where the v6 or other faster/bigger options are relevant. The CF PowerMonster ended its run at $109, which isn't that much more expensive than the SCSI2SD v6, but there's no gaurantee it would start at that same price if Artmix were to start building it again. If you want to coordinate asking someone to do this, the things I'd consider doing are either setting up a group buy, asking to license or have the design so you can have them built (or so we can have @inertialcomputing build them) or asking what it would cost to buy a large amount of them up front to resell. (Or: what it would cost for them to make a certain number to sell to us directly, but honestly it might be easier to just broker a single bulk order and then resell, and that would be less risk to them as a manufacturer.)
  8. Cory5412

    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    Just to be clear here, that is already the case on PCI PowerMacs, and as has been noted, is also already the case on IDE-having Macs. There's no good reason not to put a SATA card in a PTP unless you already have a UWSCSI card in there for some non-storage task and want to use it for both. SCSI to SATA would be a huge benefit though, in the range of '040 desktops and 601/NuBus PowerPC desktops, which can't run a SIL3112 but can in theory address up to 2TB volumes and use HFS+ for data partitions. The other thing here is it's tough to say whether a new, hobbyist-led/designed SATA/SCSI converter would result in "nonsense" or not. At the very least, it seems like there's a handful of use cases that need to be considered. (50/68/SCA, and 2.5-inch.) Does the PTP have a second SCSI bus in it? If so, you might try putting the SCSI2SD on that bus instead, just to see if that'll help things along. The v6 is a more difficult beast to tame than the v5 family. Last year, a friend and I were doing some benchmarks, me on an 8600 after he helped me update the firmware, and then he got better results himself after updating the firmware. I think I need to pull out the 8600 because now I'm wondering about whether anything can be done about some of the software stability issues the scsi2sd can bring about with faster Macs. In reality though, your PTP and my 8600 would benefit from SATA card installations. (I have a couple on hand at the moment, destined for vtools, I might pop one in for a bit just for fun.) I happen to be using the v6 because I had one laying around and wanted to test it, but it's far from the best possible choice for that group of machines. I'll probably move it to a NuBus machine like my 6100 or Power120, where SATA doesn't exist as an option unless I splash a few hundo down on an existing acard scsi/sata adapter. The CF adapters are good. I need to go look again, the SD adapter was a SCSI2SD 4 or 5 clone last time I looked, if they've got something different then that's worth looking at. The CF adapters were faster than the SCSI2SD, but you pay dearly for the speed and operational simplicity. The SCSI2SD is arguably one of the more successful mac-led vintage hardware projects and that you can buy the v5.1 for $60 a pop is really impressive for this kind of thing. The other thing here is that looking at Artmix's site right now, it appears they've shifted gears entirely into manufacturing SCSI2SD clones under different names, I don't see any CF hardware on their site. If that's the direction even artmix has gone, then I think the issue here is documentation and troubleshooting and not with the scsi2sd itself, given that this vendor is using it to replace their own previous higher performance product.
  9. toples50

    Non parity modules on SE/30

    Worth updating the ram to 32mb or 16mb? I want to use Mac OS 7.5
  10. Bolle

    Non parity modules on SE/30

    The IIci and IIfx were supposed to have BTO options to support parity. Not sure if it ever made it to actually be an option but there are open spots for a parity generator on both the IIci and IIfx logicboards. I have yet to see a logicboard where those spots are filled though.
  11. jessenator

    cheesestraws' conquests (cheesequests?)

    That is wonderfully awful and yet so charming. 'Grats on scoring a mostly working Lisa 2!
  12. jessenator

    Non parity modules on SE/30

    As far as I'm aware, all 68k macs ignore parity, so you should be good to add it in. Simply follow the general bank install guidelines for the SE/30, and it should work just fine. edit: of course, this is the official Apple guide, so you can use I think up to 16MB modules for 128 max RAM w/ a new ROM or MODE32.
  13. KnobsNSwitches

    KnobsNSwitches Conquests

    I really like SoundJam. It has Shuffle By Album, even so long ago, it still baffles me why Apple never had built in on iOS.
  14. MOS8_030

    KnobsNSwitches Conquests

    I still have my copy of SoundJam I bought. I have never forgiven Apple for buying it...
  15. dochilli

    Rom Question

    If you know someone who has an EPROM-programmer you can burn a copy of the ROM into two 27C512 EPROMs or pin compatible EEPROMs. ROMS are here: https://www.nightfallcrew.com/25/04/2014/macintosh-plus-sad-face-repair/
  16. dochilli

    SCSI2SD Issues

    Did you ever read the setting from the SCSI2SD? If they where saved right, then you should see the settings as you set it. Perhaps the saving of the settings did not work.
  17. bibilit

    KnobsNSwitches Conquests

    Nice, itunes is an evolution of SoundJam anyway, should have a copy of it in my Powerbook 1400 IIRC.
  18. cheesestraws

    cheesestraws' conquests (cheesequests?)

    I have acquired a Lisa 2/10 (working except for the widget and the keyboards need refoaming) that someone has, rather unaccountably, marbled. It doesn't show up well in photos, but in person it's very striking and is actually extremely well done. Bits of it have been worn off, it looks like it's been used a lot since it was done up: the paint has mostly worn off the mouse, for example. I am told this was done for some kind of (allegedly) Apple publicity event, where they had two of them done up, one in marble and one in woodgrain effect. The whereabouts of the woodgrain one is unknown, apparently...
  19. Hi all, anyone up for selling their Sonnet Presto Plus card? I have a Apple IIe card for the Mac that I don't need. So I'd be happy to swap + pay difference. Please PM! Thanks CK
  20. Thanks! That's interesting. Makes sense. Do other compilers have similar ways of doing this, and is this way of doing it present also in modern systems? Just curios Do you think you will find a moment to explain how to build the popup menu directly and how to fix the code in the example? I'm thankful for any input.
  21. Hi all, Currently bringing a tired Classic II with an ill HDD back to life. The drive now spins / seeks (after some TLC), is recognised as a SCSI device (#0) but cannot read / recover any data off of it (via Disk Tools or Norton Disk Doctor); don't know whether it is corrupted or has been wiped in the past. I'm planning to re-format the drive but am interested to see if anything can be pulled back at all - can anyone recommend tooling beyond Disk Tools / Norton Disk Doctor ??? The attached image shows what NDD thinks of it! Cheers in advance!
  22. toples50

    Non parity modules on SE/30

    I want to upgrade my SE/30 to 32MB of ram.I have found 8 modules 4MB 30 pin ram but are all non parity.Will they work or not?
  23. LaPorta

    SCSI2SD Issues

    I know such things sound absurd, but have you tried something ridiculous, like attaching it to the external SCSI port while running off the internal drive? Making it something other than ID 0? I know none of these suggestions make logical sense, but sometimes I've had to do ridiculous crap (attach multiple drives, supplying power via USB or molex, etc). just to get the damn thing working before I place it inside on it's own. Don't ask me, it must be gremlins. When intuitive solutions don't work, I try crazy things. I also have had success formatting/partitioning the SD card up front with OS X 10.4, for example, and leaving the tail end of the SD card as "free space", then setting the total number of GB on the SCSI2SD config drive size as larger than the real partitions, leading it into the free space (so I don't accidentally tell it to end in the middle of a partition). Sorry if any of this sounds nuts; I've just had prior success.
  24. maceffects

    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    I think ArtMix is hard to communicate with given the language barrier. Otherwise, I'd ask him to run some more batches since they've been gone for years. @Cory5412 I think you are right that if someone did have the skills to make a SCSI to SATA they could do quite well. And you are right I think the biggest issue is lack of documentation and helpful articles. For something like this a video may even be helpful. I'd love to see @JDW to a video on the subject. But you know what I've been thinking about lately is that we should have a projects page on 68kmla that summarizes project details and current status. I'm always discovering old projects by accident but the details are often burried in dozens of pages. I really think something like that would be not only helpful but help showcase the voluminous projects that were created here at 68kmla. This post was not meant to bash the SCSI2SD which is a fine device for those it servers. My frustration simply spilled over into an otherwise useful tech development thread.
  25. CC_333

    Regressing to an earlier OS?

    It could be some kind of new feature in OS 9 conflicting with the software, because at it's core, 9 isn't really that different from 8.6; it's primarily some extensions, control panels and system additions that differ (things such as multiple users and Classic support). Removing and disabling these extras might help? Like, maybe try dropping the Mac OS ROM, System, Finder and "System Resources" files from an OS 9 install onto an 8.6 install, leaving everything else as is, and see what happens (probably a fantastic mess, but it might work?). c
  26. waynestewart

    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    as well as SCSI2SD there's artmixs SCSI-CF and SCSI-SD adapters. I've never had an issue with them.
  27. macfan2350

    Rom Question

    Thank you so much for the very insightful reply. You explained things great and I learned a lot from it. I will get to ordering the rom chips and report back if I have any issues. Thanks again!
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