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Scott Baret

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  1. Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    I know there's a list in one of the books I have. It's likely either Mac Secrets or Upgrading and Repairing Macs. I'll have to look. However, I do know some of this from personal experience, as I just booted a Classic II last year from a CD and know it works on all the LCs.
  2. Browsy - A browser for System 6

    This is awesome! Now I have to put that Ethernet card in my SE to try it out!
  3. Bridge Mac

    I'd pick a beige G3, any configuration, in this case. They can even get online in a pinch with OS 9 and Classilla.
  4. Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    Yes! The ones that CAN'T boot from a CD are the Plus, SE, Classic, SE/30, II, IIx, IIcx, and I'm pretty sure the Portable and PowerBook 100. I know the LC can, as can most anything made after it.
  5. Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    That is true. However, the amount of extras that come on that CD are worth it. Did you know it contained disk images for every System 6 version from 6.0.2 through 6.0.7 with the exception of 6.0.6? The only B&W compact that can boot from CD-ROM is the Classic II/Performa 200.
  6. Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    There are a few.... -BMUG shareware CDs are a good starting point. -System 7.0 and HyperCard 2.0 shipped on a CD-ROM at one point, as did 7.5. -Kaboom sound software had a CD-ROM version, including a good basic sound editor that does work on the SE. -Cosmic Osmo runs from a CD on an SE! (In fact, there's an SE hidden in the game). Of course, you can also play music CDs with it, although you'll need external speakers or headphones.
  7. StyleWriter I Problem

    Update to the StyleWriter problem. It seems there may be something stuck in the printer itself. When I press "power", it sounds like there is a motor trying to work, but nothing is moving. I acquired another StyleWriter I and noticed the large gray gear near the cartridge assembly turns freely on that one (which works normally). My printer seems to be stuck. How can I free the gears here? Nothing turns.
  8. StyleWriter I Problem

    I hadn't thought of the power adapter. I do have an adapter with multiple voltages and plugs I could try if need be, plus I have a second StyleWriter adapter sitting around. (Of course, there's also the logic board).
  9. StyleWriter I Problem

    I've owned this StyleWriter I since 1992 and haven't really turned it on since 2002. I tried to use it the other day and it turned on, but there were some issues: 1. The printer emits a high pitched whine and the carriage doesn't move. 2. The error and power lights start to flash. I'm using the correct, original power adapter. Any idea on what's wrong/what could be done/what may need replaced or donated from another StyleWriter? I'm more than happy to purchase a junky looking spare to use as a donor here!
  10. Duo 270c Broken Trackpad Button

    I'll work on getting one...have to dig it back out now!
  11. IIgs Keyboard

    This likely explains why I have a Classic from a school that came with a IIGS keyboard. (Of course, it could be someone just swapped the keyboards of the Classic and a IIGS since this school had a bunch of IIGSs and only one Classic, which was from a grant program). Anyhow, I'm bumping this thread to ask if anyone knows the material the keys are made of on these keyboards and why the spacebars are the only keys that yellow. I'm cleaning one of these as I type this and am curious.
  12. Apple Lisa OS and application source code

    It was MacPaint's source code that was made free a few years ago.
  13. CPU Upgrade / Overclocking Centris 650

    Interesting...I have never heard that suggestion before. Reading into your logic, would that mean "all in one" "extended"?
  14. The resolution of the Apple II screen is 560 x 384 when in Apple II mode. Getting around the 560 part was tough, but the 512 doesn't work too badly there. Remember, the II's resolution is actually half of that natively (280 x 192). This is where the 384 part comes in. By doubling the Apple II's native resolution, a better fit was established. Only the horizontal has to adjust slightly, and if you've used the IIe card before, you know this happens when you see the pseudo-multisync moment come up while launching the IIe Startup program. The 512 part was arguably kept for better compatibility. However, the compacts have a 512 x 342 resolution. This is why when we run, say, Shufflepuck, on an LC with that monitor, there are some slight gaps at the top and bottom of the playing screen. Keep in mind the Color Classic uses the same resolution and was the last computer really marketed with the Apple II card. (The 500s were more sold on their multimedia capabilities, even though they can drive an Apple II card and adapt surprisingly well to it; the HiRes monitors do the same). The compatibility was documented in an old magazine when the LC and its monitor launched. I believe it was MacWorld, but I'm not 100% certain. I do remember reading it there first though, since they, too, were initially puzzled over the obscure resolution. The educational software compatibility is a pure conjecture on my part, but it seems to be an obvious feature with keeping the 512. It's easy for a frustrated elementary student to not know what to do after clicking in a Finder window under MultiFinder or System 7. At Ease hadn't been written yet and System 7 was on the horizon, so this seems to be as much a child-proofing device as anything else. Apple did, of course, market the LC extensively to schools (and for good reason, think about the massive libraries of Apple II software they had, back when MECC and other companies were pushing into schools). This happens to be the reason I'm always chasing after these monitors when someone has one for sale. I run System 6 on the Macs as an added precaution, but there are still kids who, for example, play Trash Zapper in New Math Blaster Plus and wind up on a desktop area when trying to play it on a larger monitor. It may not switch programs, but the wrong click will frustrate the students to no extent. They also provide a guaranteed 256 colors on ANY LC since no VRAM upgrade is necessary (and have a nice picture; I will always argue that these monitors were more pleasant to the eye than the HiRes 13" or the Color Plus).
  15. There were two other constraints here: 1. The amount of VRAM installed in these machines was usually 256K, upgradable to 512K. 2. The LC monitor was designed with its resolution to be better compatible with the IIe Card and, to some extent, educational software (so it would run in full screen mode if it were designed for compact Mac screens).
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