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  1. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    It has a 68k chip on board, which sits right above the one on the motherboard. Not sure if it *is* the one from the motherboard resocketed or not.
  2. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Fair point Trag - I don't think I've seen any contemporaneous information to that effect, but everything I read online indicates that it does. It would make sense to let people use more SIMMs, but I wonder if a Mac Plus can actually address more than four? Mine seemed not to work with six 256k SIMMs installed, but perhaps that's a symptom of something related to the "256k only" jumper on a Mac Plus logic board. I'm pretty happy with my SCSI-clad and 4meg-stuffed Mac 512 though, RAM disk or no.
  3. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Got the MacRescue working — six 1 meg SIMMs, recognised as as four megs. I was hoping that I could get the RAM disk working, but Connectix Compact Virtual which was reported on vcfed.org to be the right software is actually a virtual memory utility, not a RAM disk one. Bummer. It would be really good if we could get the proper driver for this, or at least find out its name. Also managed to zap myself while reassembling the 512. Always fun, not. *All three jumpers set to "on", by the way .
  4. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Had another look at MacRescue tonight. Seems all the SIMMs are 256k, so six on a fully-populated board - 1.5megs. Add in the 512k on the motherboard and that brings us to two megs. Interestingly the weird black black screens are the same as those shown on an AppleTalk.com.au thread which was answered with this: In short, I’m buggered if I know what the dip switches are doing. Will find some 1meg simms tomorrow and see how I go.
  5. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Following through on my threat to break out my MacRescue boarded 512. As advertised, it boots and sees 2 megs of RAM. Opened up the case to find a fully-populated MacRescue board, with the three jumpers set 101. Logic/guesswork dictates that each of these would be for a bank of RAM. All three populated = all three should be on. Turned the middle one on, rebooted, found this: The question mark floppy was the same, and it didn't ever complete a boot. Tried all the jumper combinations using this safety-first setup which I must never show my mother or girlfriend: 000: sees 1 meg ram 001: weird black screen, won't complete boot, audible electric noise from within 512. 010: weird black screen, FloppyEmu reboots constantly, audible electric noise from within 512. 011: weird black screen, won't complete boot, audible electric noise from within 512. 100: sees 1 meg ram 101: sees 2 megs ram 110: weird black screen, won't complete boot, audible electric noise from within 512. 111: weird black screen, won't complete boot, audible electric noise from within 512. No matter what, with the middle jumper on it won't boot, so my working hypothesis was that the middle bank of RAM was borked. But then 001 doesn't work either. Maybe the third bank is RAM disk only, the second bank is borked, and the weird black screen is some ghost of the built-in 512k of RAM? Does anyone have a fully-populated one of these that'll boot? I know the extra two megs can be used for a RAM disk given software, but will it boot without some sort of driver?
  6. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Have decided to pare my collection down a bit - focus it more. This means essentially machines that run system 6 - I just don’t get the same nostalgic feeling for the later machines. A few exceptions - the LC500 series because I had a 520 in high school, my grandfather’s old iMac G3, the iMac G4 because it’s rad and I got two broken ones practically for free. First on the the chopping block is the pinup girl of the SpindlerPlastik era, the Twentieth Century Macintosh. It’s an interesting machine, but I just haaaaaate it. The crappy design, the leather, the self-indulgent nature of the thing. I know it was Jonny Ive’s first machine, but watch the TAM video and consider how much Ive’s aesthetic has moved on (for the better IMHO). I like his new stuff better than his old stuff. Delighted, however, to find that it still works, albeit after re-seating the RAM SIMM. Will clean it up and advertise properly here then on eBay, but if anyone in a Australia or thereabouts is interested in a working TAM (after that excellent sales spiel) drop me a line. Main unit seems to be in fairly impeccable condition possibly excluding what might be a loose eject button, and there are a couple of minor scratches on the Subwoofer.
  7. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Also — Stuffit 1.5.1 runs perfectly in Classic on a G4. That's some robustly written software. Raymond Lau is a goddamned hero.
  8. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Unboxed a NOS Word 3.02 — posted to ’Garden and ’Repository (pending Mac Plus .sitting).
  9. elbaroni

    How about this: old hard drive sounds emulator?

    One thing that should be doable is get one of those utilities that made a puking noise when a disk was ejected (MacPuke? Probably.) and replace the sound resource with the sound of a floppy ejecting.
  10. elbaroni

    How about this: old hard drive sounds emulator?

    Same applies to floppy noises, of course. I'd love it if my FloppyEmu made the floppy noises (including the buzz buzz buzz griiiiiiiind noise of a disk error when something goes wrong). Would the LED light on a SCSI2SD work, or is that just a power indicator? (I've never hooked a light up to one of mine.)
  11. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Ah, I stand corrected. Although given this one was “for MAC” I think not downloading it was probably the right move.
  12. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Oh, and yes: my "Mac Plus" is a hacked up 512 with a Plus logic board in it. I liked the aesthetic of the originals, but the convenience of SCSI, and I was a barbarian. I now have a 512 with a MacRescue board in it with SCSI, which I might just set up. Anyone got the RAM disk driver for the MacRescue? That'd be an awesome get. Also, anyone got Thunderware version 5? I can only find 4 on the web, and a document in my ThunderScan box talks about the sweet new features of version 5...
  13. elbaroni

    Baroni’s Collection

    Having a crack at my ThunderScan tonight. I've learned a few things: 1. The Thunderscan doesn't know about the Network control panel — it thinks AppleTalk activated = Printer port busy, even though I've got SCSI ethernet on my Plus. 2. The internet is a cesspool of malware posing as scanner drivers. Pretty sure the Thunderscan software doesn't end in ".exe". 3. Apparently "thunderwear" is a thing: concealed carry underpants for the true handgun enthusiast. Always wants to feel close to his piece, I guess. Results pretty good, if you ignore where the metal bits of the Imagewriter I have rusted onto the test image. But honestly, it's amazing: this stuff is 35 years old, has been sitting in a series of garages, and works perfectly as soon as I turn it on. Don't built ’em like that any more. Next step is to clear enough room on the desk and see if it can scan something A3 from the wide-carriage Imagewriter 15.
  14. elbaroni

    Radius TPD/SE up and running . . . on an LCD no less!

    At the risk of flogging a dead horse, does anyone know if the card listed Here is one of the pivot ones that’ll also run a Mac Portrait Display? I can’t find that model number in the radius archives.
  15. Do the refresh rates of your FPD and card match? Seems there were 64, 68, and 75 kHz versions. The card for the 75 apparently drives a Macintosh portrait Display too, if that archive can be believed.
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