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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Mu0n

    Proper Mac Plus ROM split HI/LO

    @dochilli here are the files. I named them "allegedlyLO" and "allegedlyHI" allegedlyHI.BIN allegedlyLO.BIN
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. Very cool although I'm not enough of an internet connectivity buff to try it out with all the requirements you listed.
  9. Man, do share that story (in another thread?)
  10. 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.
  11. Wow, that simple? I forgot it was possible. Maybe I knew then forget years later.
  12. 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.
  13. Goal: replace a Mac Plus' faulty ROM chips Secondary goal: be able to EEPROM burn new ones for various compact macs as they fail in the long run I've purchased some W27C512 EEPROM chips (still inbound), thinking it'd be easy to use and kinda compatible with many things. i've also bought and received a cheap ($20 ish) USB EEPROM programmer, the SP200S-2019 (it can be marked as SP200SE when you find it online but I guess I got shipped a recent revision). It normally has a Windows driver and a software called Willar programmer (wlp2000pro) but that thing has atrocious documentation and stopped being updated in 2009. Still, it supports hundreds or chips, just nothing that ressembles 24 pins 128kb and up that I need for Mac Plus ROMs (or other compacts). Most guides online tell you how to make your own EEPROMs with an arduino unit but I just don't have the time and energy to dive into yet another uncertain project. I'd just like a beaten-path solution with a low cost (I don't want to get those big universal $200 units)
  14. Mu0n

    Best joystick for Mac Plus?

    Potential solution, get a MouseStick II that has an ADB connector, and attempt to use it with an ADB - Serial 9PIN adapter that plugs into the mouse port? And use the joystick mouse microcontroller base where the joystick emulates mouse function anyway?
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    Best joystick for Mac Plus?

    This listing *MIGHT* have just the joystick itself for that Gravis MouseStick, no microcontroller part. I have no idea if the Kraft one would plug and work into a Mac Plus. This ebay seller doesn't ship to Canada though....arranging something with an american as a passthrough shipper...hmm.... https://www.ebay.com/itm/123775683912?ViewItem=&item=123775683912
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