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  1. Sorry to necropost. Was there ever a utility to prevent System 7 from automatically rebuilding the desktop every time you switch to it from System 6? I seem to recall hearing about this but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.
  2. As you all know, 4MB is a lot of RAM and most computers will never need more than that. Of course, this vast amount of RAM adds 30 seconds onto the boot time of my Plus. Can this be disabled through software or using the interrupt switch, or is it hardcoded into ROM? My guess is the latter. Also, my plus seems to have issues with retaining the proper time. It saves other PRAM settings so I don't know where the issue might be. I'll turn it off and turn it back on a while later and the clock might be a few hours or days behind where it should be. I really ought to take more exact measurements of exactly how much it diverges based on how long it's turned off. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I hope it's not indicative of a larger issue with the motherboard or a sign of a component in the process of failing or something else horrible.
  3. werdna

    Browsy - A browser for System 6

    ...this thing has been around since 2014? Geez. I spent a lot of time earlier this year getting back into the hobby and I feel like I googled system 6 browser a million times and searched for information wherever I could but couldn't seem to find anything other then MacWWW. And now all of a sudden I notice that thread about Browser6 (which it seems never got developed very far and god knows if there's a copy publicly available ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) and I'm hearing about Browsy. I'm not very religious, but it's like there's a magic man in the sky that said "ok, it's time to let werdna know about all the system 6 browsers now." I've been thinking about writing apps for compact macs sooner or later; Retro68 might be very useful.
  4. werdna

    Macintosh Plus Internal SCSI MOD

    I'm a bit confused as to how this installs; I'm worried I don't have the soldering skills to put it in. I suppose that red wire supplies just enough power for the SCSI2SD to function, so I'll at least have to solder that to the board. Aside from that, does this just clip on to the SCSI chip, or is there more going on here? Forgive my ignorance. And does this always prevent the external connector from working? I assume then that the issue of the cable needing to leave the case only applies to if you want to connect an external drive; since the connector won't actually work, it needs to be convenient to slip the cable out of the case. Otherwise, the cable just folds inwards to where the SCSI2SD is placed. I don't care about connecting external SCSI drives so it's not an issue for me regardless.
  5. werdna

    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)_/¯
  6. werdna

    Unable to access the Wiki

    Both are still down. I had to visit the internet archive just to read the forum rules.
  7. 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...
  8. werdna

    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.
  9. 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)_/¯
  10. 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?
  11. werdna

    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.
  12. werdna

    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...
  13. werdna

    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
  14. werdna

    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.