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  1. Awesome thanks! I never saw this. I will have to check it out.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. 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.
  7. According to the Radius documentation none of the accelerators support system versions above 7.1. I note that you had problems with 7.0.1 however. Are you running Accelerator extension version 2.9? I uploaded it to the Garden recently. http://archive.retro.co.za/mirrors/68000/www.vintagemacworld.com/radius/plusacc.html
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    Here's the antique DB9 optical mouse I was referencing: https://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/mousesystems/aplus.shtml I have a goal of one day hacking an optical mechanism into a first-gen ADB wedge mouse and using it with my SE/30. It seems from Googling that others have done this in the past.
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    One could use BMOW’s Wombat adapter and plug an optical USB mouse into an ADB port, right? I have one but have yet to actually try this. Going much farther back, I remember an optical mouse that plugged into a 128k/512k/Plus DB-9 mouse port circa 1986. It was called the “A Plus Mouse” and required a special reflective pad with a printed grid on it.
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    3D Print Replica HD 20 SC Enclosure?

    Well ... The HD20 is actually deeper too, but only in the one area that sort of sticks out the back, on the right side where the fan is. It’s a correctly-sized Mac riser with a lump stuck to it, basically. (A 3D-printed replica HD20 case without the lump would be perfect for mounting a SCSI2SD inside!) The 20SC is just too deep all the way across. It always bothered me. I guess it would look fine sitting atop a Mac II box.
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    3D Print Replica HD 20 SC Enclosure?

    @PotatoFi looking great so far! FWIW I’ve always thought the fact that the 20SC is deeper than a classic Mac to be a bug, not a feature. I would be delighted with one that actually fits snugly, HD20-style!
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    Thanks @jimjimx that is awesomely helpful! I was looking for that exact part several months back and even posted as such to this forum, but didn’t have luck finding it. Now I can add this to my project list.
  13. @Mu0n what do StartTiming() and TimeCorrection() do? Do those somehow keep the CopyMask() calls in sync with vertical blanking interrupts or ... ?
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    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    I definitely had the original ChipWits running on a Mac 128k in 1984. I know that because the sales guy threw it in with the Macintosh! Maybe a later version needed a 512k?
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    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    Alice ... for sure Airborne! Mouse Stampede Lode Runner, I’m pretty sure ChipWits Most of the old Infocom games, which I’m partial to but aren’t exactly visually stunning There was a 1984-vintage version of Frogger for the Mac, also
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    Macintosh SE 800K transfers between PC

    @BL! while I haven’t tried this (hope to one day though, just for kicks), @Dog Cow‘s brilliant blog has a lot of detail on how to use a null modem to bootstrap a vintage Mac from nothing — except you will of course need a floppy disk with a terminal emulator on it to start out. I’m sure someone on these forums would be happy to help you out with such a thing. See for example (other entries have relevant info too): https://macgui.com/news/article.php?t=435
  17. Ahhh that makes sense. I forgot about CopyMask(). That makes it easier. Still this is clever. Very nice thanks!
  18. That’s nice! I did fades for games in the Mac II era by messing with the gamma table, didn’t require any fancy bitmap work. How did you do the fast dissolve with a bitmap?
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    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    @sixsevenco I’ll mess around with Star Wars this weekend and see if I can get a fix to the Garden.
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    I had a Mac II in 1987. Mine had the Apple (Standard) Keyboard M0116, but I believe that was an optional add-on. I don't think the Mac II came with a keyboard because for the first time one could choose between the Standard or Extended keyboard as options.
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    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    HyperCard is a great call. Will The Manhole run on a 512k? It’s a beautiful game.
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    Best games/apps to showcase B&W mac?

    I prefer Tetris Max (shareware) to the original Tetris. Nice Jesus Jones music in the early versions. (The author later replaced it with some generic tunes, copyright issue maybe?) Dark Castle is of course the all-time showpiece game. Crystal Quest will work nicely. And I’m partial to Glypha (though Glypha II is far better, but needs 640x480). Star Wars is a good call. I have a working copy on my SE/30 that I inherited from my own 1993-vintage Power Mac 8100 hard drive (the Power Mac motherboard died long ago, but the SCSI HD still works great...). At some point I’ll see if it differs somehow from the one on the Garden. @Mu0n wow, Archon. An all-time favorite. I haven’t been able to get it to run even on my Plus, though (which admittedly has 4MB of RAM and an 020). Does it maybe make fixed assumptions about the location of screenBits or something the needs a 128k/512k?
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    I think this thread just made me realize for the first time that the Apple Keyboard II (which I have) and IIgs keyboard (which I don’t) are not the same keyboard! It looks like the IIgs keyboard has an Esc key, and its Power key is a “key” as opposed to a clicky button. What are the substantive differences, is it that the IIgs keyboard has the orange ALPS switches and the Apple Keyboard II doesn’t? (I don’t think I’ve ever opened mine up actually...)
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    I have two Pluses, both are upgraded 512ks. I reflowed solder joints on both and also have a partially-burnt J1 connector, but otherwise they both work brilliantly. One weird exception I have posted about elsewhere - one of my Pluses always reboots instantly whenever a Made-in-Japan M0100 mouse is plugged into it (the Made-in-USA M0100 doesn’t do this ... I have several of both and it happens consistently with the Japanese mice only). Once the mouse is plugged in, it works completely fine after the auto-reboot. Thinking something in the mouse was causing a short I actually recapped the mouse just kind of for fun, but it made no difference. I have been wondering if an analog board recap might help with this, but as nothing else is even slightly amiss I haven’t bothered as yet.
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    Micron Xceed Color 30 fail

    My recently acquired Xceed Color 30 worked a few times ... then started failing intermittently (popping noise from the analog board, and bright scan lines on the screen with no video) before failing completely (same symptoms, 100% of the time). I noticed the IC at U1 gets extremely hot (painful to touch) quickly when powered up. I'm hoping that replacing it will solve my problem... two questions for people here smarter than me: 1. That IC is labeled "TIT131FS F74". I'm hoping it's one of these three flip flops. Is there a way to tell which one? Does it matter? TI SN74F74D = https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/?qs=AMJt07B76usCaqNdeb4hlg%3d%3d TI SN74F74DR = https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/?qs=sbcp%2f4gpy0%2bgzMKzFBFFrA%3d%3d TI SN74F74DRG4 = https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/?qs=mE33ZKBHyE7Fs3ZxegDeVA%3d%3d 2. Any thoughts on something else I might be missing? Is replacing this IC actually likely to help? Thanks for any help or ideas!
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