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    GOTEK Floppy Emulators in Classic Macs?

    I kinda wish they would just integrate the display mod, the speaker mod, and the encoder mod into a new model and sell it complete. But for $30, one can hardly argue with the results.
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    GOTEK Floppy Emulators in Classic Macs?

    Bummer. I kinda expected that was the case, but since I saw some comments on them in my searches, I was a little hopeful. That's OK. It'll be a useful tool in my retro-computing toolbox, just not for my Mac SE.
  3. I did some searching, but didn't get much finding... So does anyone have experience with the GOTEK Floppy Emulators and the spiffy FlashFloppy firmware for them? GOTEK: GOTEK Floppy Emulator @ Amazon Firmware: FlashFloppy Wiki I just purchased one (not delivered yet), but I'm interested to see if I can use it with my Mac SE FDHD. My search results included some comments about the GOTEK, but I couldn't tell if they were talking about Mac use or some other retro-computer. So, if you know anything about using one with a Mac, I'd be interested to hear about it. Thanks, Tom
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    8 Pin MiniDIN to USB?

    Thanks Fizzbinn! Well, that's unfortunate for me. I don't think OSX 10.2 won't run on an Intel-based Mac Mini.
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    8 Pin MiniDIN to USB?

    So what is the latest version of OSX that supports AFP over AppleTalk?
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    8 Pin MiniDIN to USB?

    That should be the retro-computing mantra! The cable is cheap, so 'll give it a shot. If it doesn't work, I won't sweat it. It would be nice to have a way to grab files from the Mac Mini to the Mac SE electronically. But sneaker-net works too. Jeremy: thanks for the tips on AppleTalk/LocalTalk compatibility. I thought 10.5 was "the" good version to have, but it looks like I'll pick up a 10.4 disk on ebay for better compatibility.
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    8 Pin MiniDIN to USB?

    Yeah, I kinda figured AppleTalk would be a no-go. Oh well. I'll try it out, just for giggles. Maybe I can use it as some sort of serial connection. I just bought a Mac mini with OSX 10.5 on it just as a transitional device - a device that can read/write HFS and also get on a modern network and the Internet easily. After looking at all the complicated and not-so-great and expensive solutions for networking a classic Mac, seemed like $50 for an old mac mini with the right OS version would be well worth it. I can sneaker-net it from the mini to the classic on an SD card. What's funny is that the mac mini cost half what the SCSI2SD device did! LOL
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    8 Pin MiniDIN to USB?

    I was digging around on the Internet and found these relatively inexpensive USB to 8 pin MiniDIN cables... like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Letotech-chipset-Serial-Adapter-FT-817/dp/B07HSQ1L9V And I thought to myself: I wonder if I can do AppleTalk or LocalTalk over one of those cables from a classic Mac to a modern PC or a more modern Mac that doesn't have an 8 pin port on it? I looked up drivers for the one linked, and they have Windows and OSX drivers for it: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm Does anyone have any experience with this?
  9. I just tried out two of your MACE executables for Windows. Both had a very high pitch whine over my speakers while playing, and a very loud pop when I ended the games. (Missile and Gunshy). I realize tracking down issues like this can be difficult. Perhaps you'd consider a key command to mute the sound? That would give a temporary fix. As for games I'd like to see, a few of my favorites from my early college days working in the campus Mac lab: PT 109 (https://macintoshgarden.org/games/pt-109) Nettrek (https://macintoshgarden.org/games/nettrek there's a couple versions, I'd go for the early B&W one) Dark Castle (https://macintoshgarden.org/games/dark-castle) Shadowgate (https://macintoshgarden.org/games/shadowgate) Thanks!
  10. Jeff, if you're still around, I just wanted to say thanks! I'm definitely going to give this a go.
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    Mount SCSI2SD card in Windows

    I realize this is a VERY old thread, but I just wanted to thank you for pointing out CiderPress. That program has saved my sanity!
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