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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    No dice on finding the card. It must have went with the 8600 when it was disposed of.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    I might have an original 300Mhz card kicking around here somewhere...... I'd have to look.
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    Apple IIc Original Disks

    Should be the following: -Apple II System Utilities -Apple Presents the Apple IIc: An Interactive Owner's Guide I have the original disks somewhere, so I can eventually double check that. More complete list here: https://generalphiles.com/files/Apple/Apple II/Apple II Manuals/Apple IIc Welcome - Graphic Packing List.pdf Thats what the original 1984 bundle came with. Later shipments likely differed.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    BRI ISDN is pretty much dead in the US. Verizon killed it off in 2013 and most other RBOCs make it impossible to order and expensive if you manage to provision a line. 20 years ago a family member had a ISDN line as they worked from home...... the office paid for it. It was treated as a tariff voice service with expensive voice service rates to go with it. You were charged message units....double if you did bonded B-channel data, un-metered service was and still is expensive. Plus you had to pay for a dialup ISP on top of that, which also usually charged more for ISDN access. The voice end was pretty boring as most people just used the POTS jacks on the ISDN terminals. I don't think I've ever since a real ISDN handset. If you have an old PBX with PRI (aka T1) trunk interfaces, you can buy a PCI/PCIe PRI card on ebay and setup an Asterisk box with VoIP trunks to play with it. BRI PCI cards exist, but they only support EuroISDN standards since it was more popular there.
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    Laserwriter / Laserwriter Plus refurbishment

    The LaserWriter and its original LaserJet cousin were both Canon CX engine printers. I had an original LaserJet for a short period of time. It was heavy and dimmed lights and pretty useless due to the limited RAM. Finding parts is going to be difficult as everything was EOLed a long time ago and these printers weren't nearly as common as the Canon SX based LaserWriter/LaserJet II.
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    Ethernet in DOS Compatible Macintosh

    You need to disable TCP/IP on the Macintosh side. There is an ODI driver (don't recall if there was NDIS or packet driver support) for Ethernet that came with the DOS Card software that sets up the link.
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    Developing a portable user-land AppleTalk stack

    FWIW, GSport already does what you want to do with Mini vMac. There is code to inject AppleTalk packets from the virtual SSC onto the pcap interface to allow the emulated Apple IIgs to use AppleTalk like its connected via the onboard printer port. https://github.com/david-schmidt/gsport/tree/master/src/atbridge https://github.com/david-schmidt/gsport/blob/master/src/scc_llap.c The code was written by Peter Neubauer and works great.
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    Regressing to an earlier OS?

    I see mention of IIcis being used. Its likely the software is 68k and can run on many more stable and mature Macintosh emulators.
  9. The AppleDesign keyboards work fine. As mentioned earlier, the Apple Adjustable Keyboard is the troublesome one of the bunch.
  10. The ROM 01 doesn't support the Apple Adjustable Keyboard due to ADB protocol changes, which the ROM 3 supports with newer hardware. Everything else has been tested to work. If using a IIgs keyboard on a newer Mac, just note that it doesn't support soft power-on using the reset button.
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    DIP switch settings for Mac to VGA adapter

    You need an adapter that supports "multi mode", aka multisync mode. This will tell the computer to enable a list of resolutions in the Monitors control panel. OS8 should support 1280x1024 in theory, but unless its a later PowerMac, it might not have enough VRAM to actually support resolutions that high. I know my beige Powermac G3 had no problem doing it.
  12. Those Adtron SCSI-to-CF adapters used an AMD Am186 combined with an off the shelf NCR SCSI chip, some RAM, and a ROM. Basically a x86 PC with SCSI acting as a bridge for the IDE device. It was common to do that before FPGAs became cheap/fast enough to do the job.
  13. It was convenient during the time it was released. I used them quite a bit back in the day. Your choices at the time were: -Serial port connection to the camera. It usually involved a garbage piece of software to transfer the pictures and where did I put that silly cable again? -An expensive card reader connected to a SCSI port or parallel port. Most people didn't have SCSI and parallel port drivers were always wonky. -A fake floppy that you slipped the memory card into and popped into your computer. It usually just worked and you dragged and dropped your images. It would be a few years until USB card readers and cameras that supported USB mass storage would show up (my camera from 2001 was one of the first to have direct connect USB mass storage support).
  14. The Vibra 16 should have OPL3 FM sound onboard. DOS software should detect it at 388h (standard Adlib hardware port for OPL2/3).
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Shiva and Cayman later created incompatible standards to tunnel Appletalk over TCP/IP (think VPN for AppleTalk networks). The latest revision of the FastPath software supports the unified TunnelTalk standard intended to interoperate tunnels between FastPath and GatorBoxes, but I don't think Cayman ever got around to implementing it.
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    Potential: Promise Ultra 133 to Sonnet Tempo

    If you don't mind sacrificing a Promise card and can get a dump of the Sonnet Mac ROM, you can try cross-flashing it with the PC tool.
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    Potential: Promise Ultra 133 to Sonnet Tempo

    The Mac versions usually have a larger EEPROM on them to hold the OpenFirmware ROM, otherwise the rest of the hardware is the same. You can actually pop the Sonnet card into a PC and the Windows driver will recognize the card as a Promise Ultra 133 and use it. You just can't boot off of it or use it in DOS due to not having a PC ROM on it.
  18. The reason newer ATX power supplies have less capacity on the 5V line is that CPU power has long since moved to using voltage regulation from a 12V source. Back in the 68k days, CPUs were still being run directly off the 5V rail.
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    FUN CHALLENGE: 2006 iMac in 2019

    Thats...... kinda sad. I still have a Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop that gets used still with a similar CPU. I joked that it wasn't much slower than some new laptops..... turns out I was somewhat right!
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    Connecting Apple IIgs to PowerBook 1400c

    If the IIgs is running GS/OS, you can setup an AppleTalk network between the two with just a serial cable. Otherwise you need terminal software to communicate between the two.
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    RAM required for DOS card

    It should take the same RAM as the 6100 does. Any 72-pin FPM 70ns SIMM should work. 16MB modules definitely work, don't know if 32 or 64MB modules will.
  22. The ImageWriter LQ emulation in GSport is completely modular. All you'd have to do is write a port monitoring deamon for Linux and pipe the emulator's output to CUPS and run it on something like a RPi.
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    Modern printer on old Mac?

    As long as the HP JetDirect server in the printer supports AppleTalk, you can print from ancient Macs and Apple IIgs machines using the LaserWriter driver.
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    Modern printer on old Mac?

    Modern inkjets will not support Postscript or PCL at all. The only way around it is using something like a RPi or VM running netatalk + CUPS/Ghostscript to "create" a Postscript printer queue on the network that classic Macs can see. The printer server will convert the Postscript to whatever the printer wants. The Mac itself would need to have Ethernet or a Localtalk bridge.
  25. A few notes. There is no guarantee that the serial port emulation from the DOS card to Mac side will work at all, there may be timing issues with MIDI devices. SoftMPU only works with non-protected mode games since it uses the 486's MMU to port trap writes to an emulated MPU-401 and redirect them. Anything protected mode needs modification directly (very few games can be configured to use a MIDI device on a serial COM port).
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