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  1. Mk.558

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    Oxyd is good, really helps to have an optical mouse though Bolo is good, but works better in color Airborne! is neat but only runs under pre-System 7 Armor Alley works well too
  2. The easiest route to take depends how many machines you have. If it's only one, the Farallon Etherwave Mac/PB adapter, as long as you're not using it with OpenTransport systems, is a decent choice. It can route TCP traffic over the serial port. (EDIT: if you have a NuBus or PDS upgrade slot option, use one of those.) If it's more than one, honestly the easiest choice is a Farallon iPrint LT AFP bridge and use IPNetRouter on a bridge Mac to forward TCP traffic. Details on each is on the Guide. Gatorboxes and FastPaths are fine, but eh.
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    SE/30 RP12 replacement part, bourns filter

    Digikey has them in stock. https://www.digikey.com/short/ppd2mf I could assume that if you measure 50 ohms across then you should be okay -- the original may not meet that exact spec because of resistance tolerances. 10% tolerance is a lot for a resistor, however.
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    SE/30 CMD-CTRL-POWER Reset

    I'm curious if that Power button key thing can be used to perform reset and interrupt functions in substitution of the hardware reset and interrupt buttons? Those plastic hardware reset switch thingys are not that common, but also delicate.
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    The Definitive Guide to Connecting your SE/30

    Fancy. Glad you got it worked out. Edit: The Guide does not cover SAMBA because that's not really a Mac specific protocol that can be worked about with the older machines we're focused on, so I can't include it in the Guide. I like how you got it working though, op success!
  6. Greetings. I remembered today that I cooked up this image a LONG time ago, thought I posted it here, but my history doesn't show me posting it. I'll upload it here as an attachment.
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    The Definitive Guide to Connecting your SE/30

    Hey guys, I'm looking at making another pass through the Guide to update broken links, make minor tweaks (I saw the note about Lubuntu there @Von and will update it as so to reference it) and so forth. Please reply here with any suggestions you may have or findings about the Guide which may be in error or need to be reworded.
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    Struggling with an Asant├ęTalk box

    I have heard about people having issues with their Asante AFP bridges. One feature I like about the Farallon iPrint LT is that it has PhoneNET right on the unit. This makes wiring up other computers to share the bridge effortless. Of course if you use AppleTalk connectors then you'll have to use something else. In their "AppleTalk and OS X" pdf, I am compelled to disagree with their statement that "OS/10.x and OS/9.2.x do not support AFP (Apple File Protocol) over AppleTalk. OS/10.x and OS/9.2.x use instead AFS (Apple File Services)." I have had System 3.3/Finder 5.4 connect up to Jaguar. Furthermore, as the AppleShare Client 3.7 Manual specifies, you can force a connection over AppleTalk versus AppleTalk over TCP (the default in 3.7 and above) by holding down the Option/alt key when double-clicking a server. Also I've never heard "OS/10" and "OS/9.2" used before. *insert sarcastic remark about OS/2* EDIT: Forgot to add, the A2SERVER project leaders found out that the famarilar AFP bridges do vary in their internal operation slightly, and this was one of the things they had to account for. As for my iPrint LT, I've never had a single problem with it. If you have only one computer, it could be worth hunting down the fickle-tempered Farallon EtherWave Mac/PB -- unless you have a PPC machine or something with I/O Serial (IIfx, Q900, Q950) or GeoPorts, in which case you should look elsewhere.
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    Image Gallery: Radius Rocket

    That's the proper way to do it. 040 top to bottom. How does that Turbo 040 compare to the Rocket in RW mode? Elfen tells me that you don't get 040 boost until it's loaded the INIT, which makes sense. It's just that to me, the Rocket loads the system right from the top down in 040 mode, so it's more "pure 040".
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    Solar Powered Mac/PC Laptop?

    You mean a eMate? On topic, you'll want a solar panel that can provide twice the total wattage that the computer will ever need. This ensures ample power to charge the battery and run the computer at the same time, whilst still having enough for non-ideal circumstances, such as: - Winter time - Low sun angle - Cloudy days - Non-optimal angle relative to sun or strong light source - Dirt on the panel - The fact that you'll have to have a plastic cover over the panel because glass won't work very well, despite its much better light transmission capabilities - The panel's decay over time (solar panels are typically rated to supply a certain power wattage, but after a certain time, they drop to about 80% of their original output, and that's about the time the warranty runs out) - Stickers that uninformed users will put on the panel ... and so on. Ideally you'd use 3rd (4th in design phase yet?) generation panels but those are costly. Most solar panels of the monocrystaline form have an efficiency range of about 12-15% at best. Polycrystaline panels are cheaper but are not as efficient and take up more space. It's certainly doable. We've been making ultra-low power gadgets and other stuff like that for 30 years now. (Not I, just the industry at large.)
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    Image Gallery: Radius Rocket

    Let's start right off. The Rocket is already installed, software already good to go. Off to the races first with System 6. Let's hope the images don't go down because I won't have backup copies. Radius Rocket under System 6 with RocketWare control panel. Showing Rocket information. It's actually a Rocket 33. All that QuickCAD and Radius MATH comes default. The RadiusWare control panel is usually intended for Radius display cards and monitors. Here, there's another view that shows Rocket cache settings. Let's move on to System 7.1 with RocketWare 1.5. Everything relevant is here. RocketWare cannot run while RocketShare is active. Both are installed at the moment, although as you see in the upper right corner, RocketWare is active. The main RocketWare control panel, with Rocket info window open. No idea what happens when you have more than one Rocket. Turning off the Startup Screen makes the 2nd reboot happen quicker. (In System 6, it takes about 25 seconds to boot from power-on to desktop. System 7 is slightly slower.) About... dialog. Cool icon. Help window. (It's just a PICT image. You can see it in ResEdit.) QuickColor and QuickCAD control panels. QuickColor is for enabling the hardware video acceleration feature of the Rocket, among other hardware video accelerators -- a Radius display card must be installed. QuickCAD is for certain CAD programs which have specific math instructions that the Rocket can handle quicker than stock systems. As you see, the Rocket disables virtual memory. It also makes Disk Copy think there is no floppy drive installed. Let's move on to RocketShare. Mission Control program, Edit menu. Showing main window and Cache Settings. Preferences. Rockets menu. Disks menu. Because of space reasons I had to delete the default Rocket Disk that you can install along with the Installer. It's about 6.5MB and includes a bootable startup folder. I needed the space at the time for other matters, so let's create a new one now. Afterwards, it gets mounted to the desktop, where you can copy things to it like any normal volume. When you're done, you just unmount it, drag the disk to the Rocket, along with any other devices like the FDD, CD drive, another SCSI volume, etc to the Rocket. It's time for liftoff. Press Launch to start the Rocket. I just love that "Launch Now!" text -- has a hint of enthusiasm to it. It plays the same "whoosh" sound that RocketWare plays when it switches over to the Rocket. Active and ready for duty. Rocket info. Has to be restarted between changes. The little Rocket menu has shortcuts. Mainly for when you let it take control of the entire display. I had determined to figure out some way of getting it online inside the Rocket. Previously I have been told it is quite difficult. Mainly, because of the way the Rocket works, it can make a large number of NICs worthless. Enter the Cayman Systems GatorBox. Add MacTCP 2.1 and ... what compatibility problem? CheckNET showing all the units involved. iglooLF4 is my iMac G4 using 9.2.2. What happens when things go wrong? Well, conveniently enough, my DSP card ate the dust, and I was using composite SIMMs. Last one is a no-no. With RocketWare. Shows this dialog after all the INITs and CDEVs are loaded. RocketShare. The crashed and broken rocket made me chuckle the first time I saw it. Impressions? Well, under System 6, it's awesome. Bullet-train feel. You know you're cooking with gas. System 7 is a little slower. Part of it is that System 7, with its many improvements, is still slower than System 6. I think you'll be more likely to convince yourself there *is* an improvement in System 7 with just day-to-day casual stuff because of the Placebo Effect. Does it make a difference? Yeah, probably 10-20%. The Rocket is more or less aimed for people who used their machines for work. The best example I can think of is when you'd have a SCSI image scanner attached, with an external HDD off the same SCSI bus running off a SCSI-2 Rocket daughtercard. Add 32MiB of RAM, and you can offload all that dirty CPU intensive work to the Rocket using RocketShare. I was using the IIci's vampire video. You won't want to do that. The lag you get in RocketShare is annoying. The manual says 4MiB of RAM is the minimum the motherboard needs, which is true. In fact all you will be able to do is launch RocketShare and not much else. The IIci had 8MiB on board, as you saw, which is not enough, really. Upgrade it? That's a dicey proposition because this machine has those dreadful plastic SIMM clips. (That bean counter...) One clip is already broken off...probably best left alone. I'm really happy that I got to play with one of these babies. They're not without their downsides (sound won't work inside RocketShare, networking via Ethernet is painful, ...) but I can finally tick this box off my list of Things To Play With. Also -- Achievement: Run System 6 on a 68040 processor. Still, I did get networking going inside RocketShare, as you see. I don't think anything else will work, except IPNetRouter. As for networking via Ethernet and AFP, the Rocket under System 6 posted the fastest ever old Mac bitrate: That's hard to beat. Perhaps if you had a vaunted Daystar Turbo 040 at 40MHz...that'd be something to look at. Have a great day!
  12. No. 512K, 512Ke, Plus, and SE. SE FDHD (1.44MB drive upgrade) I'm not sure about. There was discussion about a strange INIT for the SE/30, but nobody has it anywhere. The Mac II is still up on the air: I seem to recall something about the HD20 with the Mac II. You'd probably need some kind of NuBUS card because the Mac II doesn't have a floppy drive port, or hack some kind of weird thing which hooks into one of the floppy connectors on the motherboard. IFAIK the Classic II was the last one to have a port on the back for an external FDD. Even if you could plug it in, the ROMs won't have support for the HD20 in the first place.
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    How compress file from modern Mac into Compact Mac?

    Just be careful, the Netatalk ./configure string is not correct there. You can't use --enable-zeroconf until Netatalk 2.2, and you don't need --enable-ddp until Netatalk 2.2 which disabled DDP by default. Unless, of course, you are using Netatalk 2.2a1 through 2.2.5. (I had problems with Zeroconf. Don't use it unless you can figure out what's going on wrong with it.) For Netatalk 2.1.6, use this: ./configure --enable-debian --sysconfdir=/etc --with-uams-path=/usr/lib/netatalk --with-ssl-dir=/usr/lib/ If you want to use CUPS for print jobs (I don't mention anything about printing, as I don't even have a printer and there's so many of them that it's not worth it for me) or Apple IIGS netbooting, then you can add the --enable-a2boot and/or --enable-cups flags. Version 3.2 update, which might come out in about two months, will be substantially better. More content, too. ,
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    How compress file from modern Mac into Compact Mac?

    Seems a little tedious. There is a speed control in Mini vMac? Control + S, then A. All out. Also Basilisk II should have a UNIX Root volume on a Mac, on a PC there is a directory browser with C, D, E et cetera drives. Netatalk: In my signature.
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    How compress file from modern Mac into Compact Mac?

    I am a big fan of CompactPro. Lightweight, runs under System 4.1 or greater (requires a 512Ke or above), has a built-in BinHex encoder/decoder, and just...works. Use Mini vMac or another emulator like Basilisk II to take the files, compress them, encode them via BinHex if you're using FTP, and push them over the wires. Not all Disk Copy 6.1.2+ images are compressed. Some are, and only DC 6.1.2+ can open them. You need a 68020 or higher to convert or create a Read-Only Compressed disk images. Make coffee in the meantime -- I tried converted a DC 6.3.3 Read/Write image to Read-Only Compressed and it took about seven minutes.
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