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  1. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    So it took me a while to locate a copy of 6.0.8L. I can't believe how fast it is! My first Mac was a Classic II, and I've never used anything prior to System 7. There are a few things I don't understand: I have an orangepi running netatalk and acting as a file and print server. My orangepi is not showing up in the chooser in 6.0.8L. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what... I'm assuming that System 6 has networking, right? The default install did not include AppleShare. I copied over AppleShare and AppleShare Prep from the install floppy. I don't know what app to use to mount disk images. Everything I've tried seems to require System 7 or greater. I didn't mean to, but I'm happy I might have sparked interest in showcasing the compact macs. One game I forgot to mention was Kung-Fu Chivalry. If you haven't tried it, it's worth a look. I think it's impressive. (and hard) Lastly, I still wish I could get Star Wars working. Like I said before the file at the garden (1989 version) appears to be corrupt. I can't get the images to do anything.
  2. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    LaPorta, Crutch, and MuOn, Thanks! I've already downloaded a few. I'll also get System 6.08 running on a partition.
  3. sixsevenco

    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    Thanks. The garden one is a .zip file, and I can't get a usable file from it.
  4. I'm looking for suggestions on what games and apps best showcase a B&W compact mac. (This request is a bit different than subjective, personal preference.) I have a Classic II. Here's what I have so far: OS: System 7.0.1 (I like the bells and whistles with the newer versions, but I keep coming back to this for the speed.) Games: Spectre 1.0 Tetris Prince of Persia Glider 4.06 Shanghai 2.0 Lode Runner Apps: Word 5.1a (the best word processing app ever!) Excel 4.0 After Dark 2.0 (I need my flying toasters) I really want to get Star Wars running, but the file on the 'garden' appears to be corrupt. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
  5. sixsevenco

    Apple Joystick Potentiometers

    Thanks, I'll give this a shot. There was a dead bug inside the body of the joystick, so maybe there is something inside the potentiometer itself.
  6. sixsevenco

    Apple Joystick Potentiometers

    Thanks for this, but I prefer the original apple joystick for more authentic game play. Maybe I should just look into replacing the entire thing.
  7. The potentiometers on my apple branded joystick (Apple Joystick IIe and IIc) are not producing the correct values. This makes gameplay impossible for some games; others that have built-in calibration work fine. I've tried spraying them with some DeoxIT Fader F5, with minimal improvement. Is there a way to repair the potentiometers? Or can someone help me source a suitable replacement in the US? I've checked digikey and mouser, and I can't seem to find a suitable match... Any help is greatly appreciated!
  8. sixsevenco

    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Ants, thanks for sharing this. I think this is super cool. Please keep us the loop on your progress.
  9. sixsevenco

    Extracting SIT files on Macintosh Classic

    Ahh. Good old sneaker-net. Transfeing by floppy works but you will be really limited due to disk size limitations and the slowness of floppies. You might want to consider using that modem port to make the process faster and easier. There is a pinned post titled "The Definitive Guide to Connecting your SE/30." Read through this to see what speaks to you. I've played with a direct serial connection, ppp, and MacIPgw. For now, I don't remember that file transfer tool you're using. Instead, you could use HFSExplorer to read Mac formatted disks on your PC. This might fix the problems your having with stuffit expander. http://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/
  10. Gorgonops, This is good stuff. I can confirm that I can now print using the default Laserwriter 8 driver included with System 7.5.3. I've found out that lpr isn't included with the standard 'cups' package. I tried installing the package 'lpr', but it didn't work for me. I found it was better to install the 'cups-bsd' package which includes lpr. This is what finally worked. You are also correct that you should make sure you can print via lpr before doing any appletalk configuration. Also, in my searching, I stumbled across this gem of a conversation you had previously. I seriously laughed out loud at this. This was hilarious. Funny stuff! Incorporating printing universally may be a challenge because everyone will have a different printer. I'm too much of a linux noob to begin how know how to tackle this. That being said, I was able to install my specific networked HP printer using the 'hp-setup -i' command. As stated above, I made sure I could print via lpr before configuring appletalk for printing. I used the following guide to configure appletalk. I can now print from my from my Classic II using the Laserwriter 8 print driver included with the default install with System 7.5.3.
  11. I was able to get Samba working on the VM! (3.0 minimal) It's SOOO much nicer to download files on the host machine and copy them directly to the AppleShare folder on the VM. I've also done a bit of searching on printing. It looks like Netatalk supports Appletalk printing and can even work with printers set up via CUPS. Not sure if this is on your radar, but it could be great addition. I may play with it a bit and see if I can get it to work. I can ping my network printer from the VM, so that's a good start. Even if I can get the printer setup on the VM via Netatalk/AppleTalk, I'm not sure what printer driver to use on my Classic II. Any thoughts? This may be useful: https://www.tldp.org/LDP/lame/LAME/linux-admin-made-easy/netatalk-file-and-print.html
  12. Awesome! I'm looking forward to the next version. If you're looking for ideas, I've got another for you too. Would it be possible to implement a network printer server? YEARS ago (15-20) I vaguely remember using an NT 4.0 workstation as a print server for my PowerMac 7500. Good times!!!
  13. mactjaap, I've been playing with the VM using VirtualBox. My host machine is an old Windows 7 laptop. I would like to be able to use the modern browser on my host PC to download stuff for my Mac. I think this means that I need to have some form of a shared folder between my W7 Host and the Ubuntu guest. I'm a moderate noob when it comes to anything linux. Would the best approach be to create a samba share in linux and map that as a network drive on my host PC? Or is there another way? Any guidance you can provide is greatly appreciated!
  14. Hi mactjaap! I loaded your solution on a VM on an old laptop, and it worked great. Because of this, I wanted to move to a more dedicated solution, and I ordered an OrangePi from AliExpress. The United States Post Office ended up not being able to deliver my order for some reason, and it was returned to the seller in china. It was a big hassle. I am very appreciative and thankful for your work on this. I imagine that you've created this because you're a fellow enthusiast. I also imagine that you have competing interests, like work, family, etc... With humility and respect, I am wondering if there is there any chance you could also support the more standard Raspberry Pi? I think pretty much everyone in the world can get these easily, without the hassle of ordering directly from China. Thanks for your consideration and for your great work!
  15. sixsevenco

    Disk Images

    Have you looked into ADT Pro? http://adtpro.com/