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WTM = wafer thin mint...if anything else is added, it may explode. OK, I had this setup running several years back but never documented it...so here it is: In this configuration I get 1024 x 768 at 256 colors. If I change to the Apple 13" monitor colors increase to "Millions" but resolution drops to 640 x 480. I prefer the former. Above is System 7.1 and it runs fine on 7.0.1. 7.5.5 shown below: Chooser is showing my 3 networked Lubuntu servers, one of which is a VMware Fusion VM running on the MacBook Pro I am authoring this post on. The Copy is one of these screen captures. Here is how this all made it inside the case. This is just before the lid goes on: Under the floppy sits the Asante daughter card with its rainbow ribbon. The ethernet cable was poached from one of those retractable travel units as it is thin and pliable: The 180 MB Adtron SSD sits in the stock drive tray and has its own LED that I zip tied just under the IIsi LED so both can be seen when there is activity. To have a working fan, I purchased a dead IIsi fan enclosure and made some mods: Modded fan is on the left where I added a thinner fan that has the standard 3 wires, one is a rheostat for fan speed (white wire) which is not presently used but may be in the future. Below is shows the fan grill snipped out. This is where the rear-facing edge of the Daystar SE/30 adapter pokes through and rests. Final assembly had me removing a bit more of the already-cut inner ring so that the area from about 8 to 9 o'clock are gone. Now the fun part... Above is the bottom of the video card with all the goods attached. To make this work I had to lose the video card's video capture daughter card. This freed up its PDS pass-through and gave me an opening to slide the ethernet cable through. In the PDS are first the Asante card with its math chip removed...same for the riser card which also had a math chip. To get things to fit, the Asante has a 90 degree PDS inserted and then 2 straight PDS inserted. Not shown is a rubber stick-on rubber bumper thing on the back side of the 2 straight PDS pieces. This allows the 040 to rest on when it is in position. Also not shown as the zip ties in the 2 corners of the Asante PDS where the 90 degree PDS is inserted. These ties fight gravity pulling the works out of the Asante. Next is the Daystar SE/30 adapter for Cache/030/040. I went with this card as it was unused, smaller than the IIsi adapter with pass through and that adapter would have the 040 doing a 270 degree backflip vs the 180 backflip with the SE/30 adapter. Here is the top of the 040... It gets 2 90 degree PDS units so it can attach to the SE/30 adapter... I have had this together for about 36 hours and all seems stable. The only crash I had was when I was trying to decompress a new word processor and I don't think that was related to the configuration. To do list: 1. I'd like to add a rheostat to the fan as it runs at 100 percent and I think it could be dialed down some 2. I need to get the motherboard recapped...It has never been and its chime is starting to fade
I had a bit of an impulse buy today. It's been a very, very, very long time since I bought anything 68k Mac related. Browsing eBay I ran into a fairly cheap SuperMac VideoSpigot for $17 with shipping included. I have two different SuperMac Nubus video cards so I thought this would pair well with either of them. The price was certainly right! Old video capture stuff has always interested me even if I don't have any practical use for it. It's just cool. Lately to escape the troubles and trials of life I have been working on my old computers, selling what I do not need and keeping what matters to me. I stuck with x86 PC's initially as it was just easier to move files between my modern Win7/Win10 machines and the old stuff. Networking between Win95 or WinNT4 to Win10 is still doable with minimal hacks on the Win10 end. Now that most of my old PC's are fully restored I am moving on to making sure my core Mac collection is completely operational. One of the tasks on my plate will be to establish a functional bridge machine between the 68k/PPC Mac world and the modern internet. The card hasn't come in yet but I will do a detailed review and write up of it in this thread once it does. Hopefully the board is in good working order.