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  1. I appreciate that it's called 'tokamac' and one of the chips (programmable logic presumably) is called 'torus'
  2. Yup, they're very good value. Whether they are 'forensic quality' as it were for grabbing insanely rare stuff, I have no opinion or experience, but since nobody else had suggested anything I thought I'd throw in my tiny little opinion for what little it is worth
  3. FWIW with ROM readers, I haven't blown anything up with my TL866 II, and I've heard the genuine ones at least have a reasonable reputation. There are obviously far better ones you can get, but at least for my uses I haven't been able to justify the cost, and this one seems pretty good value.
  4. There was an 040 PDS SCSI card? Well now I know what upgrade I want for Christmas 30 years ago
  5. Holy crap you've got the PAL equations in there? Do you have similar for the SCSI card?!
  6. Yup, and you may be right, but AAUI as an interface, and all the AAUI 10BT transceivers I've seen are so far post-standardisation that to still break would be pretty reprehensible. I've never had personally an AAUI dongle that wouldn't, but you're right that it is possible. It would have been bad hardware at the time, though, if it did.
  7. People do things as they have energy, time and health. My own participation in this has been strongly limited by all three, as has others'. I'm not entirely sure that complaining about the speed with which other people are doing things is particularly helpful or encouraging to people who might be thinking of trying something out. Personally, if I wanted to commit to doing something fast with a given result, I'd go to work.
  8. Autonegotiation should work fine with anything Centris-aged; that's mostly a problem with older cards. I've never had problems with any of my Quadras. I have heard of AAUI adapters going bad, so it isn't impossible. Silly question: have you tried swapping the cable?
  9. Grab yourself a copy of the PC Exchange control panel. From 7.5+ this was bundled with the OS, but it came along after 7.1 as a separate product. That will make standard PC floppies mount on the desktop like Mac ones. As far as I know 5.2 / 5.5 are basically the same hardware. It makes no odds at all whether it's internal or external as far as speed goes. A good option here is to use the Basilisk II emulator hooked up to the SD card as its hard disc. It will let you copy files straight off your "modern" FS, including metadata, and also
  10. You need to turn on 32-bit addressing in the Memory control panel to use all the memory. The System using ludicrous amounts of RAM is the computer's way of signalling that it can see all the extra RAM but it can't use it all in 24-bit addressing mode.
  11. An awful lot of LocalTalk is actually done in hardware, although admittedly that shouldn't change the speed of things like actually getting data from the SCC buffers into main memory. But I'm not totally sure how much of the scaffolding to make LocalTalk work is immediately applicable here. I'd be curious what transfer rates people get over ARA?
  12. Yeah, I suggested patching DrawMenuBar because that seemed to be the lowest-faff way of doing it and doesn't require coordinating the activity of multiple code resources. I mean, if you're going to have a driver you may as well go the whole hog and have a CDEV for it to show the counts etc
  13. Just want to note how much I'm enjoying textual recreations of startup bongs here
  14. addendum: you could special case both patches per CurApName to make it only activate when your art program is the foremost application
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