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  1. I didn't even know that the Macintosh II line came with Four-voice wavetable synthesis. I don't recall any games or software actually utilizing it. Or maybe they did, but I never realized? Seems to me like software just used digitized sound and not the synth chip.
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    Finally found that numeric trackball for 128k/plus

    I think whoever got it for $1 was just really lucky. I wouldn't worry about having overpaid. If you're happy with it, it's worth it.
  3. BMOW actually used it when he was experimenting with ROM hacking, generating simple startup tones. Edit: Oh, now I know where it's used! Sad Mac chimes. But that's the only thing I can think of.
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    Quicksilver zip-drives

    My dad goes to Geneva a LOT for his IEEE meetings. It's expansive as f**k. Except the cheeses. He buys a bunch of cheese at the duty free store since he's technically an ambassador for the U.S. while he's there on IEEE businesses. Swiss chavroux is the nectar of the gods!
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    Daniël's Conquests

    I've noticed that several threads are losing their pictures. Something's definitely odd going on.
  6. After missing out on an auction a couple years ago, another one of these puppies showed up, so I snagged it. Paid more than I wanted to, but given how long it took for this new one to show up, I couldn't pass it up. Now I'm ready to make some software disks! Man, I can't wait to try it out. It's gonna be so much fun. I'm gonna make a video of it in action. There aren't any on YouTube. You can load up to 15 floppy disks into the hopper, then just go to town. It automatically loads and unloads the floppies. It's so freaking cool. (Not my picture, but a picture of the exact same device.)
  7. @pcamen I'll send you a copy when I get it. It may just be bundled with FastBack, which was their backup software. But it may be something else. I guess I'll find out.
  8. According to eBay, should be here sometime next week. @pcamen We might want to compare our software disks incase one of us has a newer version of the software than the other.
  9. @joshc Yeah. I paid about $100 for it + shipping. Like I said, I paid more than I wanted to, but the last time I saw one of these on eBay was a couple years ago. They don't come up very often. Knowing my luck, someone will find a 20 of them in a box in some warehouse and offload them for $20 a piece. :P Seller got back to me. They said as they were packing it up for shipping they noticed it does indeed have a power adapter. So good to know.
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    AppleTalk net cable

    You can only designate a single port for AppleTalk be it the printer, modem, or (if you have an ethernet card) ethernet. I don't know if there's some sort of server software that lets you use multiple ports. The PhoneNet allows for much greater distances. But if you just have 2 computer next to each other and don't plan on connecting them to an AppleTalk network, then there's no point. Just stick with the serial cable.
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    AppleTalk net cable

    @sfiera Your instinct is correct: you need a crossover "printer" (null modem?) cable for connecting 2 computers directly to each other for a two-computer AppleTalk network. Although the best solution is to get a PhoneNet adapter and just use regular phone cabling. This old thread covers it pretty well.
  12. So it IS motorized and has a power adapter. The seller said it didn't need one, and I asked specifically if it was for 120v or 240v. I hope it has the adapter.
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    System 7 & Philips Hue Lightbulbs

    That is freaking sweet!
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    System 7 & Philips Hue Lightbulbs

    Has anyone tried controlling a Philips Hue from a vintage Mac? Just curious.
  15. @Trash80toHP_Mini That's exactly what I thought, too. Or back in the day at MacWorld or Comdex where someone somewhere went to the Dev Party next door, got all the free copies of software, then everyone went back to the hotel rooms to get copies. Hotel room looked like a sweatshop for a few hours as everyone traded software and serial numbers. Those were the days.
  16. @JDW I don't remember hearing in your video, but does your Mouser Cap Kit now include a lower tolerance capacitor for that one cap?
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlashPath Huh. I never new these existed. They're common enough, too. $20 shipped or less for a brand new one. Anyone try one out?
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    System 7 & Philips Hue Lightbulbs

    @aladds Ooo, thanks. I'm gonna archive that software. Edit: Hehe. You've lead me down a rabbit hole using Archive.org to download and archive all the 3rd party & shareware modules released for AfterDark.
  19. @pcamen It should, it's new.
  20. @MOS8_030 Pffft. Who needs the CD version of System 7.5.3? Speaking of which ... wow, I'm keen on trying that. One-touch System 7 install.
  21. @Trash80toHP_Mini That's the idea. I have an idea floating in my head, I'll see how it pans out. I have a large box of floppy disk labels, some floppies, and single-floppy cases. I'm thinking about putting together some nice sets of system floppy disks. Since Apple has them out for free, I'll just charge for the materials and time + shipping (assuming anyone is interested.) If not, I just have a really fun gizmo to play around with.
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    System Saver And Hard Drive Enclosure

    @MacintoshMan1999 I found this: https://archive.org/details/mac_The_Macintosh_Bible_What_Do_I_Do_Now_Book_1994/page/n137
  23. I've run into apps and games that reference specific tracks on a floppy. They stop working if you copy them off a 5.25" to something else. I was thinking it might be copy protection, but it doesn't stop you from copying it to another 5.25" disk. So who knows.
  24. You can use a Unidisk 5.25" drive on an Apple IIgs without any extra hardware. You can daisychain either your 3.5" or the 5.25" drive off the other. The original Disk ][ drive will also work, but it'll require the Disk ][ drive card to connect the ribbon cable.
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    Macintosh 512K and cables

    It would be best practice to recap it, especially the analog board.