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  1. I've had several PhoneNet adapters in my collection for many years but never used them since my SE/30 has an Ethernet card. But today I was thinking about multiplayer games like MazeWars which might be fun for myself and my two kids. I have a Mac 512k (64k ROMs) and a PhoneNet adapter for it (including terminating resistor), and I also have two Farallon PhoneNet adapters with round connectors for use with more modern Compact Macs like the SE/30 shown here: I am running System 6.0.8 and System 7.1 and 7.5.5 on my two SE/30's, and I have pre-System6 operating systems on floppies for my Mac512 (again, which has the original 64k ROMs, not the newer 128k ROMs of the Mac 512kE or Plus). Since I've never used PhoneNet before, I have the following questions: 1. Can one even play games like MazeWars across different Macs and operating systems? (A Mac 512k is quite different from an SE/30 in terms of floppy disk drive capacity, ROM, RAM and OS compatibility.) 2. What specific software must I have installed on System 6.0.8, System 7.1 and pre-System6 Macs? And, is there a minimum System version for this to work? (Is use of a 400k boot floppy out of the question?) 3. Can I use regular telephone wire? (The kind of wire you'd use to connect a wired phone to a wall socket?) 4. Say I have my Mac512 and both SE/30's all connected via the PhoneNet adapters, and say I have all the required software installed. Now let's say I sit down at the Mac512. I assume I will see both SE/30's in the Chooser? And do I select both SE/30's in the Chooser to start networking with them? 5. Will this LocalTalk setup work with pretty much any multi-player networked Mac game? Thanks. P.S. Yes, I am aware of the Definitive Guide to Networking, but it doesn't answer my questions specifically. Indeed, answers to my questions above may become the new definitive guide since they don't seem to be answered briefly and specifically elsewhere.
  2. Hello, I recently added a Centris 650 to my collection and am having a bit of a conundrum regarding 32-bit addressing. I removed the PRAM battery the first day I got it. It wasn't leaking, but I didn't want to take any chances. Unfortunately, 32-bit addressing must be a PRAM setting because when booting up from a cold boot under 7.5.3 or 7.5.5 24-bit addressing is on instead. I tried using a control panel named PRAM Auto-restore, but it didn't help much. It made it so that the 32-bit addressing switch was turned on, but I still had to restart the computer in order for 32-bit addressing to actually work. I tried upgrading to 7.6.1, which turns 32-bit addressing on by default, but when I do that the Mac restarts itself during startup. What happens is: chime -> happy Mac -> black screen -> chime again -> happy mac again -> boot proceeds as normal. This also happens under 8.0 and 8.1. I should note that I formatted the drive, a 500 MB Quantum, using the patched version of 7.5.3's disk tools. The 8.1 installer reports my drive as a non-apple drive and refuses to update the disk drivers. 8.1 will still install though. HD SC setup on the 7.6 and 8.0 boot disks can't see the drive at all. What I am asking is this: 1) Is there any way under 7.5.3 or 7.5.5 to make it so that 32-bit addressing is turned on by default without having to restart? 2) If I must upgrade to 7.6.1 or above, is there any way to fix the issue of 7.6.1 and above restarting during the startup process or is that normal for those OSes? Is there a third-party tool I can use to update the hard disk drivers if necessary? Thanks in advance
  3. SE30_Neal

    Network pass through

    Hi guys. I’ve been having problems trying to get my home network working in my new hobby room, i was trying ring main extenders but I believe my new built property has a split ring main so it hasn’t worked. Anyway why i look at a more robust work around I wonder if i could use my Mac mini on WiFi as an internet pass through, is this possible to get my se/30 PowerPc and g3 imac through a switch into the mac mini?
  4. I'm sure this topic has been asked many times, but I want to know everyone's latest thoughts on the matter. System 7.1 seems to be slightly more lightweight than 7.5, but is it really a significant difference? I realize that almost all of the functionality in 7.5 can be added to 7.1.1 by copying the control panels over (PC Exchange especially comes to mind). I plan on using system picker to pick between 6.0.8, some version of 7 (7.1.1 or 7.5.5) and 8.1. Would love to hear your thoughts, thanks!
  5. Hello all, I acquired a recapped SE/30 about a year ago. All was well until early this year when the notorious Quantum hard disk failed. The machine shipped with System 6.0.8 and before this failure I had already purchased a USB floppy drive and floppies to create install disks (using a TiBook with Tiger so I can format and write images / files with Mac OS Standard formatting). I successfully upgraded to System 7.0.1; shortly after this, the drive failed. Once this happened, I bought a RaizinMonster (CF to SCSI adapter) from artmix and a 4 GB SanDisk Extreme CF card. My dilemma is that the SE/30 will not recognize the CF card (using a boot disk and a patched copy of HD SC Setup 7.3.5). I downloaded Lido 7 onto the TiBook but the application is too large to fit onto my System 7 boot disk. Is it possible to create a barebones boot disk that has room for Lido? Also, what is the reason why HD SC Setup won't recognize the RaizinMonster/CF card as a SCSI device (I removed all the jumper pegs for ID=0 and Termination=ON for internal use)? Is an AztecMonster instead the way to go / is there any preliminary formatting I have to run the CF card through in order to use with Apple's utility? A lot of questions I know, but I miss using this machine. I even found an ImageWriter II to use with it for old-school word processing. Any help with this is much appreciated.
  6. I acquired an LC III without a hard drive a couple of months ago and have gone through the laborious process of finding a working compatible hard disk drive. I started with an 80 MB Quantum ProDrive ELS 50-pin SCSI drive which worked the first day, but then failed on all subsequent boot attempts. I then ordered a 1GB drive but was accidentally shipped a 68-pin SCSI drive from HP instead. Even after trying a 50 to 68 pin adapter and a patched version of Apple HD SC Setup 7.3.2 (from the System 7.5 Disk Tools floppy), the machine never did recognize the drive as being attached to the SCSI port. Today I got back from a computer recycling place and tried out three 50-pin SCSI drives that I was able to get there on the cheap. The first was a 160 MB Apple brand drive, which seemed to be recognized fine but reported "Unable to write to the disk" when trying to initialize/test the drive. The second was an 80 MB IBM drive, which I've heard have a reputation for reliability, but that was not recognized at all by the disk setup program despite the patching or the fact that the drive is Apple-approved to begin with. Finally I was able to get a 40 MB Conner drive initialized and have put a provisional System folder on it (pretty much just what was on the Disk Tools floppy) so that I can verify it still boots over the coming days and doesn't seize up like the Quantum ProDrive did. My question is, is there anything I can do to troubleshoot the remaining drives to see if they can be salvaged for use by the LC III? All of these drives are for internal use only, and so I have no way of leveraging the working drive to get, e.g., different drive formatting programs onto the machine to test them (unless there's a cable/adapter that would allow this via the serial port or something). Could there be an issue with the machine itself in failing to recognize the IBM or HP drives? Otherwise, if all else fails and I just settle for the working 40 MB drive, are there recommendations for what version of classic Mac OS to install given the disk space constraint? My original idea was to put System 7.5.3 on there, but that would take up all of the drive space even with a minimal install.
  7. bman12three4

    Reformating a SCSI Drive

    Hi, I have a classic two which has to support for hd20 emulation. It has a hard drive in it, which spins up and makes noises, but it does not mount when I boot up the mac. Is there something I can do to reformat the hard drive so that I can put System 7 on it?