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  1. 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.

  2. On 1/15/2020 at 11:09 AM, Cory5412 said:

    It is, and to be honest, this is unrelated, but I'm thinking of asking my telco to give it to me, for hilarity reasons. I've got a small PBX I can pipe a BRI or a PRI into and get some neat calling functionality with.


    Anyway, the trouble would be, ISDN might not be something the telco has a lot of capacity for, might require line conditioning (though probably not more than DSL), 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.






    The code was written by Peter Neubauer and works great.

  5. 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.

  6. On 10/7/2019 at 4:06 PM, waynestewart said:

    I had a Sony one. As Cory5412 said you needed an App to read it. It wasn't overly fast. It was less trouble to use a reader or connect the camera to the computer.

    I'd bought it with the hope that I could access it like a regular but larger floppy. No such luck

    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).

  7. 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.

  8. On 8/13/2019 at 7:52 PM, bhtooefr said:

    Your reference machine has identical CPU performance to a brand new laptop. (I took the liberty of using a Mac Mini for this, because nobody bothered benchmarking a Late 2006 iMac with that CPU.)


    Not exactly an exciting challenge.

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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).