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    At the moment, collecting old Mac software, taking apart my Macs, putting them together again and trying to run them at their optimum configuration.
    As well as that, playing Armor Alley, Civ I, Marathon and Deus Ex.

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  1. ArmorAlley

    Booksale Oddity: M0191 Laserwriter Plus Kit

    I have fond memories making copies of whatever font I could find the Font/DA Mover. Not everyone knew what Type 1 fonts were or that they could be loaded into the laser-printer. You need to find an original Laserwriter for this and RFB!
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    Coolest thing I've found this year

    Those Intellimice are my favourite mice. I bought an old one not too long ago on eBay.
  3. Hopefully the boards haven't been destroyed in a fire or so. In my experience, people don't mind waiting, as long as they have an idea how long they have to wait for. It's basic expectation management. If he is flooded with boards and is unable to fix them for whatever reason, then he must inform all concerned about this. Behaving in an anti-social way is unprofessional and he is running a business. Now, I, too, have had many good experiences with him but this was several years' ago. He responded punctually then and the boards he sent me back were fixed/re-capped. I do wish him the best and hope that he will respond to all soon.
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    PDS Card Database?

    If one doesn't exist, we can essentially make one by asking everybody here to submit the PDS cards that they have along with their drivers. A PDS card without drivers is not very helpful.
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    Apple IIc label

    I was big into type in the mid-1990s. I amassed a large hoard, printed out whatever samples I could, read books of kerning and leading. Congrats on the Adobe Font Folio. I llusted after that for a long while.
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    Beige G3 Strange Issues

    It sounds very unlike Apple to allow one just put in a generic ATX PSU and let it work. I wouldn't be surprised at all if a slight modification would need to be made. My guess is that you've blown some little component (like a capacitor) on the motherboard, although I am, by no means, a technical person. A good high resolution picture of the motherboard would allow those who can see these things to confirm or deny my guess.
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    Hp laserjet 2100tn via ethernet

    There is also a driver here [1] but i suspect it's the one you already have. There should be a HP Laserjet 2100 driver present in the Chooser and you should choose that rather than the LaserWriter 8 driver. [1] https://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-laserjet-2100-printer-series/25469/model/14918
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    Hp laserjet 2100tn via ethernet

    There is another JetDirect (610?) which has a serial port on it and which supports AppleTalk. this might help. As far as I know, the generic laser printer driver is from Adobe and the laser printer must support PostScript. Can it be that your printer only supports PCL?
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    Quadra 950 - Power Tower

    What's the screen-draw performance like on a 1600x1200 monitor? I tried it on my IIfx with a Thunder/24 and it was *slow*. A PM 8100/110 does have a faster NuBus bus and a faster processor though.
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    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    At least until the B&W G3, I was under the impression that Apple regarded SCSI for serious use and IDE for consumer/education use (that is, not serious...). IDE was cheaper and inferior to SCSI. Now whether this was a deliberate policy or down to incompetence/poor planning/lack of resources, I don't know. The mid-1990s was not a happy time for Apple employees.
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    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    If it has been successfully flashed for the Mac, then yes, it should be a great card for the G3 Beige MT.
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    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Bear in mind that the ATi Radeon 9200 came out in 2002 and, requires, if I am not mistaken, Mac OS 9.2.2 to be made full use of. The Beige G3 is from 1998. It has a G3 300MHz processor and a 66MHz bus. If you play games from 2002 on this machine, even with an ATi Radeon 9200, they may run slowly. If you play games from 1998 (or before) with a 9200, they will run smoothly and quickly in Mac OS 9.2.2 (and maybe lower versions of the system software). If you are going to stick to games around, say, 1999 and before, a 16Mb or 32MB card like the ATi Radeon 7000, Voodoo 2 or Voodoo 3, ATi Rage and whatever nVidia had around that time will all do you very well.
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