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  1. I found a combo that worked. It involved: -digging up some old 2006 dvd backups of retromac68k -testing out System 4.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.5 and 5.5 from there -Booting with 5.5. in the external drive, swapping furiously between that and Archon (my internal disk drive on my SE is shot and can damage disks now - I have to service it) -All the sounds weren't present but it was still playable and I could mess with the joystick settings in the Finder. Turns out having System 4.2 is not sufficient, you gotta have the right Finder version in order to use that control panel device. I got it right with that backup of 5.5.
  2. I acquired an EEPROM burner and have lots of chips to spare. They also have a higher capacity than is needed for the HI and LO Mac Plus ROMs. Is there a known homebrew ROM content files out there on the net that add functionality for the Mac Plus (say, a tiny boot disk, or something pre-loaded in memory that could somehow survive the boot sequence of an arbitrary System boot?)
  3. I want to use my Gravis MouseStick drivers on a SE to play Archon. Archon: according to Mac Garden, it's stable under System 1.0 to 4.2. My tests are not extensive here, but under 6.0.8 on my SE, you can have no sound effects to not having clicking funtionality (though the mouse cursor moves) MouseStick, hardware: requires an ADB port so the Mac SE is absolutely the barest minimal mac on which to do this (allows deep dips into the earlier System versions). Even without the drivers, the joystick acts as a mouse, but under "self-centering" settings, which isn't ideal for some games (including Archon) MouseStick, drivers: the documentation says you need at least Sysyem 6.0.4 (which I haven't tried) to System 6.0.8 (which I've tried but it makes Archon glitchy) and System 7.0+ (fuggedaboutit for Archon). You can set a non-default configuration for the joystick as the OS loads, but you need the cdev present in the System folder for it to work. My question : are cdevs only working with 6.0.4 and up only? Or could you use them with like 6.0 or 5.0? There might be an out-of-spec combo out there which lets me use all these 3 things together.
  4. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    Also, according to this : pin 5 is the one at -12 V (one space to the right of the 5V according to your picture) http://myoldmac.net/FAQ/MacintoshPlus-Pinouts.php
  5. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    Yeah, I did check them at the start of the summer when I used to only get a straight sad mac, and they were normal then. I checked them again and I'm getting 11.97V and 5.06V at the very start. The boot sequence was much shorter this time.
  6. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    I *have* recapped the analog board in June. The pattern + long delay appeared after the logical board recap which I did after.
  7. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    Welp, I couldn't wait so I tried swapping them. First 15 seconds: garbled stripes pattern (I'm getting this with my less fussy Mac Plus as well post-recap job. I'm not sure what causes this in either machine) Then a Beep and grayscale screen for another 15 seconds (this is an improvement! When I started this summer, the bad ROM chips this Mac had gave me a sad mac) Then the insert disc icon! It boots archon! I made my 2 year old daughter listen to the wicked intro tune. WOO, finally a win after so many dead-ends on several projects this summer!
  8. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    @dochilli here are the files. I named them "allegedlyLO" and "allegedlyHI" allegedlyHI.BIN allegedlyLO.BIN
  9. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    Thanks! I just used the software's way of doing things (and I can see how people's expectation of where the HI and LO are different), but I'll do that when I get back home.
  10. Trying to get back my 2nd Mac Plus up and running again, I've received an EEPROM programmer and I'm prepping some Winbound W27C512 ICs. Have I done the split right? Every other byte are split like so: LO: HI:
  11. Very cool although I'm not enough of an internet connectivity buff to try it out with all the requirements you listed.
  12. Man, do share that story (in another thread?)
  13. I wasn't sure whether to create this thread here or in the compact mac section. While perusing an old favorite youtube channel of mine (https://www.youtube.com/killgruz), I saw some new videos in 2019 where he mentions he's developping a new black and white game for Mac Plus - this is EXTREMELY my schtick. I've already attempted to contact him. Here's the video where he shows a working preview (I've already put the correct timestamp on the URL) : Here's a few screencaps of his game: His plans include possibly selling it as a packaged game (kind of like what the 8-bit guy did last year with Planet X3) - that's massively cool. I'm not working for him, I'm just trying to spread awareness to this project and it inspires me to double down on mine.
  14. Wow, that simple? I forgot it was possible. Maybe I knew then forget years later.
  15. Do you mean to mimick this behavior: Mac is turned on and shows the insert disk icon. You insert a disk with your program Instead of booting to the Finder, it opens your custom app immediately Kind of like how many games behaved back in 1984-1987 - bootable and automatic. They often didn't carry a full fledged Finder version and rather relied on mini-Finder or multifinder to save space.
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