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  1. I was wondering if anyone has any of the Sierra Macintosh Games in their collection that our newer releases than those found online. When I reconstructed the timeline for releases I found announcements of patch disks (see figure 10 on http://www.savagetaylor.com/2019/12/15/68k-macintosh-and-sierra-agi-games/) which appear to be newer versions than anything I've found online. Did any of you play these games and get the patch disks? I've also tracked down some of Sierra's Macintosh developers through linkedIn hoping one of them might have pulled an Al Lowe and kept some of their old work, no luck so far
  2. Realitystorm

    Mighty Jabba's Conquests

    I think you're referring to your PowerBook 165c? If so my OS 7.5.0 disk image should work. Disk image: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2017/12/28/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-floppy-drive/ Systems and supported OS versions http://www.savagetaylor.com/2015/11/17/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-selecting-your-system-software/
  3. I may have found a solution to the issue with the 16 color versions of Sierra AGI games. In one of the sierra newsletters they mention an incompatibility between the AGI games and the 32 bit version of quickdraw vs the 24 bit version. https://archive.org/details/Sierra_News_Magazine_The_Volume_3_Number_2_Summer_1990_1990_Sierra_On-Line_US/page/n27 What I need to determine is if there is a way to downgrade my LC 475 to use the 24 bit quickdraw instead of the 32bit.... I've already tried booting my system in 24bit mode to see if that fixed the issue... it did not :-(. What I'm researching now is if quickdraw 32bit is or is not built in to the LC's rom.
  4. Adventure Game Interpreter, it was created to simplify coding their typical style of adventure games, and make them more "portable" between platforms. Unfortunately the support for Macintosh seems to have quite a few issues.
  5. So I've put together a blog entry on AGI games from Sierra for the Macintosh. Thanks to the work of others, I was able to use scans of Sierra's newsletters, and scans of MacWorld to piece together a timeline of releases and versions. Turns out that for a brief period in addition to the typical quest games, Donald Duck's Playground was available on the Macintosh.... I've never seen it. http://www.savagetaylor.com/2019/12/15/68k-macintosh-and-sierra-agi-games/ As I have time I plan to go through the AGI games using mini vMac's Macintosh II emulator to get what versions I have (since many crash on load on my LC 475). If anyone wants to help, please use the comment section on the entry to provide the game version + interpreter versions for any copies you have that aren't already listed. Steve.
  6. So you think it may be a problem with the CC after all? With everything you've tried I'm not sure what else it could be at this point.
  7. You really have tried everything. This is a shot in the dark, but I noticed under your SCSI2SD settings that you'd updated the vender and product id, perhaps there are hard coded sizing values for that drive in Lido that is causing the error, try updating your SCSI2SD back to the default vendor setting of: codesrc and product ID of SCSI2SD.... or any other junk values that don't represent a real drive. As you've read with Lido and the patched Apple app you don't need to spoof an approved make and model.
  8. Realitystorm

    Mac 68k MT-32 emulation piping through MUNT

    Got it working. The problem was I copied the Apple Midi Driver and Midi Manager in to the Extensions folder (following the instructions). On a whim I decided to move them to the parent OS folder.... and suddenly everything works. I now have the full Roland MT-32 experience for my sierra games on my LC. Total cost: MACMAN $20 + shipping off eBay and Roland cables, black Friday sale $30.
  9. A couple more questions: What are you booting with now? A floppy disk? I also have floppy disk images on my site you can try http://www.savagetaylor.com/2017/12/28/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-floppy-drive/ I'm assuming that after using my drive image as device 0, your CC didn't boot? I'm assuming that you don't have another mac to test with? Have you tried providing power to the SCSI2SD using the USB connection instead of the CC's power connector? Is it possible that a capacitor has gone on your CC? My CC is currently shelved because I started having capacitor issues and haven't had a chance to get it re-capped. It would be good to confirm that they problem isn't with your CC itself. You said you started this because your hard drive died, perhaps something else on the CC board failed at the same time.
  10. Can yo provide a bit more detail? Did you use DD or BalenaEtcher to write one of my images to your card? Did you update your SCSI2SD settings to match those I describe in my entry? Have you done a full format of your card (not a quick format) to see if there were any issues with the card itself?
  11. I've started experimenting with using MUNT to receive MIDI via USB from my LC 475 and I have some early success, but running in to a couple of road blocks now. I've been able to: Connect a MacMan to my LC 475's modem port (recommended as the default if you can't choose) Connect the MacMan to my PC using Roland's UM-ONE mk2 adapter Tell MUNT to listen to the UM-ONE. Installed Open Music System 2.3.8 on my LC under OS 7.5.5 Installed Arnold's Midi Player Disabled Apple Talk Play a midi file on my LC and hear it through MUNT on my PC.... so I know the hardware works. What's not working are games, specifically Sierra, they either say they can't find the Midi device, or crash on load when configured to use midi. I'm wondering if they are hard coded to look for Apple's Midi Manager? But I cannot get Apple's Midi Manager to see MUNT's emulated Roland MT-32. I'm wondering if I need one of Apple's Midi Interfaces to get Apple Midi Manager to work properly, but I thought others were using MacMan interfaces? Can someone with a real MT-32 tell me what they had to do to get their's working? I think @Dimitris1980, that you've had some success? My plan is to add to my blog once/if I get this working, it would be a much cheaper option that a real MT-32 if you have a modern laptop you can connect to.
  12. Hi Shymon184, have you seen my setup instructions for SCSI2SD? http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ I also use windows as my primary system.
  13. Realitystorm

    SCSI2SD instalation on SE easy-peasy...almost

    If you haven't played with a SCSI2SD before, you might find my blog entry helpful: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ Others have had odd results with their SCSI2SD and their SE, most seem to fix the issue with a firmware update and/or providing power to the SCSI2SD using it's USB connector. I also always do a full format of my SD cards before using them to ensure there are no issues with the actual card.
  14. Could something like this be used as a starting point? https://www.amazon.ca/COMeap-Adapter-Braided-Sleeved-Servers/dp/B06WV9Z9QT/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=24+Pin+to+10+Pin+ATX&qid=1574346237&s=electronics&sr=1-3 From what I can see the plug shapes seem right, it would be interesting if the wiring matches too.
  15. Realitystorm

    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    Looks like there are a combination of things going on. For working with my Mac Plus I used the DB25 adaptor: https://store.inertialcomputing.com/product-p/idc50f-db25f.htm and provided power via the USB connection. I assume that's not an option for you to test with? It would be good to rule out an issue with Quantum drive case. I wondering with this setup you'd need a terminator on the back, or the reverse, the case auto terminates and that's the problem. For writing the files, I've never used BalenaEtcher, so I'd have to test with my images. I use DD as described on my site: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/05/28/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-creating-your-own-boot-able-disk-image/ see section 6 on the page. It explains on that page that my images are bit / bit copies of the entire "drive" including the boot and partition tables, so when they are written to the beginning of the SD card they replace any formatting on that card.... if you did it right the card should look "unformatted" to your Windows/Linux/Mac OS after the image has been written to it. For editing my 6.0.8 image, I use basilisk with my 7.5.5 image as the primary drive and my 6.0.8 as my secondary. I do this because as you've likely read basilisk can't boot 6.0.8. http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/19/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-basilisk-ii/ see section 5 on the page. For your tests, you can try following the instructions for DD and try again, but I think there is a good chance the issue is you old case / termination issue. The DB25 adapter + usb power would be a good way to find out.
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