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  1. I guess one could test that by observing if there is HD access after the chime. I’m guessing not, though.
  2. Crutch

    Micron Xceed w/ Grayscale Adapter Questions

    The card is plug & play. I run mine with (i.e., plugged into the top of) my 50Mhz Diimo SE/30 accelerator and it works great, and fits (but my Diimo is the SE/30 PDS kind with passthru that doesn’t need a TwinSpark ... it does not work with the TwinSpark + 040 as omidimo noted). @EvilCapitalist your response just popped up ... I don’t think that driver is actually necessary. Just pull up the Monitors control panel, it should let you set to 256 grays.
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    asm blocks in THINK C

    Hmm. That sounds to me like it should work, too! Alas I have yet to ever try mini-vMac.
  4. That sounds really impressive. On the equal temperament point, are you thinking Studio Session originally used some sort of just temperament that depended on the key signature? I would have definitely assumed it did not do that, and simply used a single set of frequencies for each note (equal temperament).
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    asm blocks in THINK C

    The THINK C 4.0 manual is here and has a similar chapter: https://archive.org/stream/THINKCUsersManual1989/THINK C User's Manual 1989_djvu.txt The one I have in PDF form is version 5.0 (1991) and I can’t find it online anywhere. If anyone can suggest a good place to upload it I would gladly do so. @pcamen ?
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    asm blocks in THINK C

    Do you have a copy of the THINK C user manual? (The original white one with a red stripe, not the later Symantec C++ yellow manual.) There is a (brief but useful) section on p. 251 called “Using the Inline Assembler” that explains some of the vagaries of inline asm blocks. I found the PDF online somewhere but can’t find the link immediately (I just have it saved in iBooks) - happy to shoot you the PDF if you want, PM me your email. 68KMDS doesn’t support HFS as I recall, so unless you’re running from 2 floppies as designed (or maybe copy all the files to the root directory of your HD? haven’t tried that), it will not be able to find your includes.
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    I wasn’t remotely suggesting otherwise. I’m very happy to have the parts on order.
  8. Great collection @Mu0n. I also really liked Scott Knaster’s books, “How to Write Macintosh Software” and “Macintosh Programming Secrets”, which as I recall dived into some trips and tricks with MacsBug and various things generally only otherwise covered in the Technical Notes.
  9. The standard intro to Toolbox programming in the System 6 era was the Macintosh C Programming Primer by Dave Mark and Cartwright Reed, ca. 1992. You will also want a copy of Inside Macintosh: I-III handy. I have yet to try Retro68, personally, but am still quite happy playing around with Think C++ on my accelerated SE/30.
  10. Awesome thanks! I never saw this. I will have to check it out.
  11. Ah, I'm here in Illinois and so is the seller, so I saw it quoted at $100 total which felt about right. Hope you find a nice one.
  12. As I'm sure you know the AppleColor 13" Hi-Resolution display would be the correct historical match, issued with the Mac II and still current with the Iici (Apple later issued a smaller 12" version to go with the LC). Like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-AppleColor-High-Resolution-RGB-Monitor-M1297-Apple-Macintosh-1991-/223476608692?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0
  13. Late reply but I'm kind of bummed I missed this. Had a Iici back in the day so here are a few more from memory. The IIci is great! A real powerhouse for its era, nice form factor but expandable, soft power unlike some of its contemporary brethren, and absolutely flies if you stick an 040 in it. Maelstrom Glider Glypha II Diamonds Solarian II by Ben Haller (nice guy, game me some coding advice on a Usenet group once) SimCity (color) SimEarth Arkanoid -- a pretty good direct copy of the arcade game Tetris Max -- I always recommend this one; it's a pretty, no-frills Tetris with particularly nice music (which you can swap out with music of your choice) BeamWars @tokyoracer you stumped me on the "color version" of Dark Castle you mentioned for the Iici ... when did such a thing come out? Only color version I ever played was one for modern Macs (which is great, by the way).
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    512K Disappointment

    @superjer2000 I just noticed this 2MB MacSnap board on eBay for what seems a reasonable price — including the 512KE logic board it’s attached to. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254263385588
  15. I would suggest boot from 6.0.8, insert a 7.0.1 system disk, copy the Radius accelerator 2.9 extension onto that disk, then restart and try booting from that floppy and see if it works. Not quite the same setup, but I have a Radius Accelerator 16 for my Mac Plus with the latest version of the ROMs for the Plus (which is 3.0) and it boots/runs fine into System 7.0.1 on a SCSI2SD with Radius Accelerator extension 2.9.
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