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  1. kreats

    Most expensive Nubus card these days?

    Maybe there's even a legitimate use for it - some legacy code written for it that works nowhere else perhaps? It's probably the memory expansion that makes it valuable. Hoarding is rarely a productive activity.
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    Let us mourn the loss of an original 128k

    Any mod that can be completely reversed is ok by me (I'm eventually going to replace that q950 fan). The only problem is that it's very hard to remember how everything was in the first place (esp. in compact macs)! Guys, don't mess with your 128Ks if it's stock.. you can always pick up another compact mac for cheap to play with if that's what you really want to do. There's not much difference across the compact mac range in terms of hardware anyway.
  3. I dunno about IDE, as there are a few existing solutions that are fine: 1) SCSI-IDE converter 2) Ultra Wide drive with a UW nubus card 3) Ultra Wide drive with a 65-50 pin converter and if you wanted CF you could stick a CF-IDE converter on the SCSI-IDE converter.
  4. I don't understand the obsession people have with the coldfire.. it's just incompatible enough to screw everything up and offers little to no benefits as nobody will develop for it. trag - I know you've done a few nice projects, but an accelerator is a big job. Maybe start with something simpler.. like a nubus USB board perhaps? A flash SIMM board that could hold all 3 iifx/iisi/se30 roms would be welcome development too.
  5. The 060 is really quite expensive these days with all the amiga and atari people fighting for them - especially the good revision. It's almost impossible to get them affordably. Maybe a g3 or g4 card would be better - especially if you could use it just as a co-processor for executing PPC apps (while not giving up the 040 as the main processor)?
  6. kreats

    Radius Rockets

    using a rocket in a ppc is perhaps the only useful application of a rocket - there are better accelerators than these for almost every 68k mac. I doubt anyone's making renderfarms using quadras these days, even for giggles.
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    MacPicasso 340 NUBUS Card - Mac 68k Drivers

    I did some testing the other day with a macpicasso 340 and the onboard q950 video smoked it in benchmarks. Unless you want photoshop acceleration or driver features I don't think there's much point. btw trag - got your benchmarks still handy (or have an appropriate wayback machine link?). The nubus video roundup on lowendmac is quite antiquated.
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    MacPicasso 340 NUBUS Card - Mac 68k Drivers

    Most of the nice features of the card only work in PPC mode unfortunately.
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    Isn't this a pretty machine?

    I'd hope it was a junker before he started.. otherwise it is a perfect example why you shouldn't "mod" macs. I doubt any even half serious collector / mac user would want to touch something like that. Besides - you're basically destroying history when you do so. I'm sure people "pimp" model T fords too.
  10. I've had a similar problem.. but the lc550 requires a 33MHz 68882, which is less common.
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    A Daystar card in a Centris 660 av

    I think the image 040 had similar functionality to the photoshop board expansion of the thunder IV.. not sure about compatibility or what software took advantage of it. Indeed.. I'm not sure how it works with (or against) the thunder IV board or what operating systems it was compatible with. Oh and yes, I'm interested too should you wish to sell.
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    Booting problem

    I'm having a bit of trouble with a lc550 board I've put into a colour classic. The problem is that I always get the error that I have not shut down my computer correctly - this also seems to trigger some sort of disk check that makes it take ages to mount the partitions I have (so turning off the warning isn't a solution). I've tried deleting the finder and general controls prefs and the battery is new and working fine otherwise (and I've tested it with a multimeter). I get the feeling this is a software problem.. but I'm at a loss to what it exactly is. Any thoughts?
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    HA! Finally mine!

    What I was alluding to was this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Micron-Xceed-grayscale-setup-for-Mac-Macintosh-SE-30_W0QQitemZ270140526757QQihZ017QQcategoryZ51046QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem So I guess you bought this then? http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Macintosh-SE-30-w-50MHz-Daystar-Micron-Xceed_W0QQitemZ140130895484QQihZ004QQcategoryZ4604QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem You seem to be quite the ebay entrepreneur - hope you leave some for the rest of us.
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    HA! Finally mine!

    The early optical mice had really dodgy tracking.. hence the special reflective pad. One of these would probably do the job better: http://www.geethree.com/p_ADB.html but wouldn't look as swish of course. Interesting ebayer name...
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    What will this fit?

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~jgarbacz/512k.html that answers the mac's a million part.
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    Somebody has to buy this NOW

    http://www.toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=krubitz&sourceid=Mozilla-search&Dirn=Receivedby&Many=ON The response "didn't have time" to put in a fedex claim worries me. I probably wouldn't bid unless I could pick it up. Also he's a "computer engineer" and an electrical engineer it seems.. smelly.
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    Somebody has to buy this NOW

    "If anything they will really boost the sale price." Asking for pics to boost the sale price? That's a complete bastard reason to do this. You just can't let anyone else get a bargain can you???