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  1. MicroMac Technology 632-10008 MultiSpeed Accelerator

    Micromac's website still has an order form... with a submit button... and the site is up and running...... are they still in business? I'd expect them not to be since, according to the page, it hasn't been updated in twenty years... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  2. Unable to access the Wiki

    Both are still down. I had to visit the internet archive just to read the forum rules.
  3. Oh... I'll have to check that one out too. Yes, I'm aware. IIRC you are emulating the ROM in later versions, or something along those lines. And it is definitely faster that way. I had assumed that might have been one of the reasons MacWorks wasn't working but I'm not the developer so I really don't know...
  4. Lisa 2/10 Error code 82 :(

    Oh no, that's just for my emu... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So at least I have this now; I've been busy lately so I haven't had time to try this out yet with the Lisa. I can't really hear anything except the fan; or at least if the drive is making unusual noises they aren't any louder than the fan.
  5. It would be nice if this spurs some further development and enthusiasm for Lisa emulation. LisaEm could really use a nice UI update, as well as working MacWorks emulation. (Not that the LOS source code will help with those issues in particular) Maybe someone will go ahead and fork LisaEm into... Mini LisaEm... or something... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  6. I happen to have in my possession a Lisa 2/10. In the past, it has booted successfully to LOS. I booted it up recently, after having not booted it in a while... now it gives me error code 82. After doing some digging, the best I could find for this is that error code 82 means "Drive won't answer" (from the Sun Remarketing Apple Lisa/Macintosh XL Do-it-Yourself Guide). So, the widget drive isn't working. Not that this is necessarily relevant, but this Lisa is also missing it's 400K drive and its keyboard. In any case, I'm not really sure how to proceed. Does anyone know how I might resolve this issue? Is there some way to repair the drive?
  7. Macintosh Plus Internal SCSI MOD

    How's this project going? I really, really want to buy one of those kits if you plan to make them.
  8. Got a Mac +

    <3 There are StartupScreen files that replace "Welcome to Macintosh" that can be saved using Super Paint 2.0 (among others, but this has worked better so far). To my knowledge this is functionality Apple put into the system themselves. In any case, there's a nice extension called backdrop that works in OS 6 which picks a random SS file in a folder called "screens" in the system folder and sets it as wallpaper. It comes with a DA that lets you change it. To actually get the files on there, I resize an image to 512x342 and drag or paste it into Hyperdither; then I have to import them into System 7 on mini vmac and use a program called graphic converter to get them into pict format, so I can actually open them in super paint. Files having sperate resource forks on the classic Mac OS has not made my life any easier...
  9. Got a Mac +

    No, just a StartupScreen file on 6.0.8! And I used ResEdit to make some icon changes in the finder to those beautiful rounded folders from pre-system 1 disks. EDIT: Also, if anyone finds or has the Lisa system font for use on system 6, let me know
  10. Got a Mac +

    Hello 68kMLA! It's my first post here; I've been a long time Mac lover since I was a kid; I've had old Macs come and go, at one point I had a whole collection. I ended up loosing a bunch of them in an unfortunate moving mixup - it's a long story, but hey, I'm reviving my hobby with an fresh new Mac Plus off of ebay. Ok, not really new... you know what I mean. It's probably not the cheapest or most resourceful way of going about the whole process, and not quite in the spirit of liberating some older mac in horrible condition, but it's better than nothing. I don't plan on going crazy and getting a million old Macs again, but I certainly want to have fun with this one... my new rule is, I'm not buying anything I don't have room for on my desk. I also got a floppy emu, and I'm using it as a HDD now. It would be nice if I could daisy chain it with the internal floppy drive, which apparently may be possible (?) (there was that one post on BMOW) but I'm too busy to figure it out right now. Instead, I got a old floppy case to put it in. I also went crazy getting a nice System 6 disk image ready; I made a bunch of wallpapers using hyperdither, and spent hours going through my old disk image and software archives, as well as software-downloading spree looking for ints and extensions to customize System 6 like I've never done before. I'm pretty happy with how that turned out, and it was a pleasure to be able to just take the disk image I set up in Mini vMac and immediately use it on the Plus! All I need now is to get it to network somehow, even if it's just as a terminal to my MacBook or something. I happen to already have an Asante-talk ethernet adapter lying around; I plan to figure out exactly how to set that all up in the coming weeks. This seems like a fairly active place and probably a good place to start getting a bit more involved in the vintage mac community.