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  1. MacDoctorFL

    Apple IIe Woes

    So Christmas is coming and I wanted to take a crack again at a few games like MS FilghtSim 1.0, Drol, DigDug to name a few. My AppleIIe had a 4mhz Transwarp card that wouldn't cut FlightSim. A whopping one frame a second while sitting on the runway. This just wont do. So I ordered a FastChip. Awesome card easy to setup. Love the variable speed control. First game to try LodeRunner. It loaded up but when I tried to play things went south. I went back to configure FastChip and wasn't able to access the setup routine. After many attempts I pulled all cards and powered up to the ] Prompt. Tapped letter q and got qv as output. See picture below. Suspecting a keyboard or bad encoder chip I borrowed a keyboard assembly from a spare unit hiding in the closet. Same thing, same output. So its a logicboard problem. Noting years of dust I scrubbed the board with denatured alchohol, q-tips, and a couple of discolorations with a q-tip dipped in windex. Pulled and reseated all chips. Powered it up and... Same thing still getting 2 for 1 on keyboard output. See picture below: starting with 1h, 2f, 3g... Any ideas what happened? Unit boots, loads floppy but keyboard not so much now. By no means do I blame FastChip for this problem, or even think its related to this weirdness. I checked voltages from PSU +5 = 5.1v +12v = +11.8v -5v=-4.0 -12v = -10.5v . I don't think the negative voltages could be causing issue but throwing it in for review.
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    Apple IIe Woes

    New Encoder Fixed it.
  3. MacDoctorFL

    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    Yep thats how I have the screen shot. I'm not a HEX or whatever this is friendly, so I'm not sure about Identifying the ROM version. Any help?? Thanks in advance. http://mcosre.sourceforge.net/docs/rom_v.html
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    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

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    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    I'm in same boat. I've read this thread and reformatted with Lido, still not able to boot on the plus. . I can see and transfer back and forth. Even loaded Sys 7.1 on to it from a PM8500. Im Stuck. Should I seek out a newer set of Plus roms? Iquired via interrupt switch for rom version. an ideas.
  6. According to a NETbsd website https://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-7.0.2/mac68k/INSTALL.html the FEAST chip is used in Asante fast 10/100 cards. Could those drivers work??
  7. I don't know if it will help. Maybe find a driver based on which DECchip your bluestreak uses. .Em DECchip 21041 -- This is the second chip in the Tulip family, dubbed .Dq Tulip Plus . It supports 10Mb/s speeds over a built-in serial interface. The serial interface has support for 10BASE-T, 10BASE5 AUI, and 10BASE2 BNC media. The serial interface also includes support for IEEE 802.3u NWay over the 10BASE-T interface, for negotiation of duplex mode with the link partner. .Pp Boards that include this chip include the DEC DE-450 and some SMC boards. .It .Em DECchip 21140 and 21140A -- This is the third chip in the Tulip family, dubbed .Dq FasterNet . It supports 10Mb/s speeds with a built-in 10BASE-T encoder/decoder, and 100Mb/s speeds with a built-in 100BASE PCS function. Support for 100BASE-TX and 100BASE-T4 is provided by a built-in scrambler. Support for 100BASE-FX is possible with an appropriate PMD connected to the 100BASE PCS. The 21140 and 21140A also support 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s speeds over an MII interface connected to one or more PHYs. .Pp The 21140 and 21140A include a general purpose I/O facility, which may be used to toggle relays on the board. This facility is often used to reset individual board modules (e.g. the MII bus), select the output path of the chip (e.g. connect the UTP port on the board to the PHY, built-in 10BASE-T ENDEC, or built-in 100BASE-T PMD), or detect link status (by reading an output pin on the 100BASE-T magnetics). .Pp The 21140 and 21140A use a standardized data structure located in the SROM to describe how the chip should be programmed for various media settings, including the internal chip pathway, and GPIO settings. If the SROM data is not in the standardized format, the device driver must know specific programming information for that particular board. .Pp Boards that include the 21140 and 21140A include the DEC EB140, DE-500XA, DE-500AA, Asante EtherFast, DaynaPORT BlueStreak, Cogent EM100TX, EM110TX, EM440T4 multi-port, Kingston KNE100TX, older versions of the NetGear FA-310TX, SMC 9332, SMC 9334, ZNYX ZX34x multi-port, and Adaptec ANA-6944A/TX multi-port. Here is link where I clipped this from: http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/share/man/man4/tlp.4
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    Classic doesn't reach the flashing "?" point of boot

    Did you wash the mobo? Just asking.
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    Apple IIe Woes

    I've narrowed it down to possible keyboard decoder. Ordered one in with any luck will have it fixed in 10 days.
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    Does anyone have Codewarrior 2 Pro?

    Found it at macintosh repository. https://www.macintoshrepository.org/11915-codewarrior-pro-2
  11. Would it be possible to make a PDS slot card to hold a R-Pi or other SBC to act as an ethernet adaptor and video out. Power requirements would be low. Just a thought. Any takers? This is my first post. Hello World! and fellow 68k-ers.
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    SE/30 Combined Ethernet/Video PDS card

    Thanks Guys! A lot to consider. I'm not a programmer or an engineer. Just thought with all the effort in figuring out the Protocache1 thread that a combined device based on a super cheap SBC (either R-pi, FPGA, or x86) could be affordable. Even was thinking if a modified VNC client or USB to video via serial port could support 640x480 8-bit color. If I'm remembering the serial port can run at 115k baud. Should be fast enough?? Ive seen a couple video on the fly type devices on hack a day. https://hackaday.io/project/21097-arduino-video-display-shield or https://hackaday.com/2011/10/06/a-masochistic-video-card/#more-57802 https://hackaday.com/2015/09/01/arduino-video-over-2-wires-for-under-50-mesa-video/ Via VNC http://https://hackaday.com/2015/11/27/streaming-video-on-an-apple-iic/#more-179461 FPGA (may not apply but offer a direction) https://hackaday.com/2015/09/09/video-fpga-with-no-external-ad/#more-168923 The best for last: https://hackaday.com/2015/07/09/viewing-a-macintosh-ses-video-on-a-modern-computer/ Could some kind of extension be made to lie to the Mac SE/30 that a video card is attached. To send out put to a second computer i.e. SBC/FPGA.