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  1. can Apple IIGS play classic Apple II games?

    Try playing it with an accelerator. Gotta have some sharp reflexes for that!
  2. Apple IIgs monitor cable

    Macintosh ones work fine. The only difference is the stock Apple IIgs one has missing pins on the DB-15 for the unused connections.
  3. Finding software for this will be next to impossible. Kingston (the memory company) bought out AOX in the early 90s and, aside from a select few of their newer Microchannel accelerator cards, never offered software from the old AOX on their site.
  4. Self-Contained POTS System?

    They made dummy adapters that allow two modems to communicate with each other. Basically it generates the correct line voltage and dummy ringback tones to fool a modem into thinking its a real line. What you really want is an old PBX system that supports direct connection of analog phones. Something like the AT&T (later Avaya) PARTNER system works for this and generates dial tones and supports direct dialing between extensions.
  5. No need for dramatic caps lock. Finding a SCSI CD drive is thankfully still relatively easy. NEC Multispin drives have dedicated Mac drivers and my Plextor drives seemed to work fine with the "universal" Apple CD extensions and CD Sunrise.
  6. That ancient Pioneer likely doesn't support reading CDs at all. They were expensive and exotic DVD authoring recorders when new, support for CDs wasn't a priority and the early DVD only read/write laser pickups were pretty bulky. "Combo" drives that could also read and write CDs came later in DVD-R's life.
  7. ADB Wedge Mouse Variants

    The A9M0331 attached to my Apple IIgs I have here is marked Made in Taiwan with a black mouse ball. If this mouse is original to the system, it would have shipped in 1988. The part number is logical when you consider the IIgs keyboard is A9M0330. Generally Apple prefixed "universal" products that worked with both Apple II and Macs with A9 P/Ns. It should also be noted these early mice only have part numbers on them, no "Apple Desktop Bus Mouse" text on them. This person doesn't even have the A9M0331 documented: http://www.g-news.ch/articles/mice.html
  8. Apple IIe card

    The FloppyEmu should work with the IIe card's DB-19 disk port in both 5.25" mode and Smartport mass storage mode. For 3.5" images, There are tools for more modern macs that can convert the DSK and 2MG formats to Disk Copy 4.2. Getting 5.25" images to disk is tricky though, it might actually be easier to run ADTPro on the IIe card and have a modern machine hooked up via serial to transfer the images to actual disks. http://adtpro.com/lc.html
  9. Zany Golf requires 512k on the IIgs. On a ROM 01 it just needs a card with 256k. ROM 3 needs no card.
  10. GS RAM Plus software

    What version GAL is installed? They are on the upper right part of the board. I think only the "A" GALs were incompatible with ROM 3s. Edit: GSPLD1A is for ROM 01 only, GSPLD1B is for ROM 3 only. GSPLD2A doesn't get changed. If you have a card with GSPLD1A installed in a ROM 3, you will have memory mapping issues.
  11. GS RAM Plus software

    The original software consisted of a disk called AW Expander. It should be online somewhere. Includes a patch utility to use extra RAM in old versions of AppleWorks and a very basic RAM tester. Give this one a shot: http://mmt.gwlink.net/ Note that without a GAL chip replaced, the card will only work properly in a ROM 01 machine.
  12. I never realized the PAS-16 Mac had the Yamaha OPL3 on it. Did any software actually take advantage of it? Did MediaVision even bother to write a driver for it to make it appear as a General MIDI device to DAW software?
  13. Trash, Apple wired the IIgs audio output to mono even though the Ensoniq 5503DOC (the chip that triggered the Apple Records lawsuit) could do multi-channel sound. Thankfully an expansion connector was placed on the board and 3rd party sound cards added stereo and audio input (the DOC could do mono audio sampling, some sound cards had their own stereo digitizer). The SoundBlaster Pro's stereo output is technically a 44.1khz mono stream that goes thru a filter to alternate samples between the left and right channels.
  14. Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCards... HO!

    The Spigot Pro AV box has some tricky wording on it. It can only preview video at 640x480. It can't capture that high, but they omitted how high it can go and just claims "up to 30fps" capture. Outside of the very specialized Avid systems with SCSI RAID drives and hardware codecs, no one was really doing NLE on 68k Mac hardware.
  15. PCI is generally limited to 4 slots. There was some load limit imposed by Intel, but I don't have a spec or source handy indicating why (plenty of USENet arguments though). In theory, Apple could have shipped early PCI PowerMacs with 4 slots, but they didn't. The 6 slot machines used a PCI-to-PCI bridge.
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