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erichelgeson

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  1. Nice project and thank you for open sourcing it! Sign me up for a kit or board if you get em. Where are you sourcing the connector, crystal, and FPU? I've seen other posts where people try to buy FPU's for other machines and get fake ones or ones that are incompatible. I'll trade you one of my boards for one of yours - let me know
  2. Thanks @sutekh! Works great on my LCIII Benchmarking util is: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/scsi-director-pro-40 @SuperSVGA I stopped going down that route for those exact reasons. You can still get blue pills and I have been working on getting "fakes" working - when the time comes they are no longer available I think the effort to port to a new board is easier and cheaper than building it in. Kinda like the versatility!
  3. First batch is up for 68kmla'ers - after my "Friends and Family" round there's only a few left. Second batch should be ready next week I hope. https://gum.co/bluescsi-1b 5x$5 off with code 68kmla USA only shipping for now - discussing with someone who wants to build them in the EU, so stay tuned! If you don't want a kit or assembled but would like to chip in towards development you can do so here https://gum.co/EifeC Dev updates: Performance up to 1024kb/sec read now. Allow arbitrary names so you know whats on your images Allo
  4. Have not, just starting to read up on the Plus - thanks for the tip! FYI got a bit more performance out of it today - 1012kb/sec read, 900kb/sec write Migrated the project to PlatformIO - so can do live debugging very easily. Boards came in early today too! I dont have shipping supplies the page up to order, but will be up this weekend - 68kmla discount code and all.
  5. Had a few hours today to poke at the software side and made a 38% improvement in read performance and 27% improvement in write. Max Read: 990KB/sec Max Write: 813KB/sec Avg Seek: 1.01ms An SE goes from Happy Mac to desktop in 5 seconds flat It verified ExFat support works, but no reason to use it really unless you need drives over 4gb. Note I did not test formatting a 4gb drive. The Mac Plus as we know has a few oddities with the SCSI spec - I could not get it to boot off of it, but hope to figure it out. Listed as unsupported right no
  6. Glad you got it working @wymtb! I've ran into the same thing and added most of those things to the documentation on the wiki page https://github.com/erichelgeson/BlueSCSI/wiki If you have anything to add to it, please edit the wiki page! I actually tried to order a fake, but got a real one If someone would like to send me a CH32F103C* I could try to debug it. My kits/assembled ones will be pre-flashed so you wont have to worry about any of this.
  7. Quick update - 25 bluepills arrived and are genuine - so I do have a supplier now, though they're a bit more expensive then I'd like, but that seems to be with everything from China right now. I'll have 60 blanks and 30 bluepills ready to ship kits or fully assembled next week (fingers crossed) & already have 15 spoken for. I have a 3D holder designed too that should fits nicely into compact macs or an external case. We'll see how fast the supply goes and I'll guesstimate another run. Will update again once the boards arrive.
  8. Nice! With a BlueSCSI (arduiscsino) you could probably fit everything right on top (or maybe even on the same board, haha!). I'm interested in trying one out for my 512k.
  9. Well progress! I used CiderPress to make a new drive 1 kb smaller. Opened the image from apple-2.com, select all, copy, open the new drive I created and "special" pasted them in preserving prefix. After that I booted off the FloppyEMU again, opened Copy II - did a sector copy to the ProDOS partition on the Mac. Relabeled the drive to FE (to match the other image) - rebooted and walla - it works! @Realitystorm I did read through your guides and were helpful, but I was never able to create an exactly 32mb partition or have your images mount. As mentioned above any single
  10. Was able to play some Oregon Trail and Pac Mac with the wife last night so it was a good time, but still booting from the floppyemu. I did update to the latest image from apple-2.com - but I am unable to do a disk copy from within the apple ii as the sizes of the drives (floppyemu's and one on the mac) do mot match. When formatting ProDOS with Apple HD Setup Max(32Mb) is actually 1kb less than 32Mb! The size does not match and it fails to copy as it's not exactly the same. I did attempt to copy files again but still no boot. I'm not sure if there's an order or blessing
  11. Progress! - BMOW has a working po file on their site - so downloaded that and it booted right up! https://www.bigmessowires.com/2018/12/04/prodos-software-collection-for-floppy-emu/ edit: there's a more up to date image from the author here - will try it later http://www.apple-2.com/ I created an exactly 32mb drive on my RaSCSI - but OS7 doesnt seem to mount the drive if the only partition is a prodos partition (so couldnt set it in the iie card app) - so I created a 40mb file - formatted it exactly 32mb and the rest is a Mac partition. I copied over everything fr
  12. Getting further - got that image on the FloppyEMU in Smartport mode - shows it. But the IIe card starts - says: "Apple ProDos 8 v2.4.1" then "Previous Clock Installed". then "FBC4 - A=06 X=57 Y=00 P=71 S=F9" Not sure what it's trying to tell me. On the bright side FloppyEMU with regular disks seems to work fine.
  13. Interesting, I'll see if I can write that image to the prodos partition. Side note - the latest flopplyemu firmware has a new file called `emumode.txt` that if I understand it correctly can change modes on the fly without re-flashing - is that correct @bigmessowires
  14. It's mentioned in the manual https://apple2online.com/web_documents/apple_iie_card_owner__s_guide.pdf Just create a ProDOS formatted drive and it shows in the "SmartPort" section of the configuration screen. I have one setup but no idea how to use it
  15. I do have the software and can get into the card - all that works fine. The resolution oddly fixed itself after a reboot - not sure why it was cut off before. ADTPro seems nice but I'm having trouble getting any modern machine to actually use it - Sound wont work as the Input/Output doesnt seem to be passed into the iie card. I have both kingston usb->serial and usb->9pin - but they are not seen by my modern macs or windows machines. May have to buy a modern usb->9pin solution. I was able get MacADT to send the adt.dmp (version 1.3.3) to the apple i
  16. Hi all, I recently salvaged a IIe Card from a LC and have been trying to document and understand how to get software to it and manage/run programs. To be honest this is my first time using an Apple II since elementary school where all the commands were written on a chalkboard, so I'm a bit rusty. I have a bunch of random questions: The IIe card is in a Color Classic - but it seems the screen is cut off on the right. Is the resolution required for the card 640x480? I was able to take a `.po` file and write it to a 3.5" 800k disk (using the inter
  17. A few quick updates: I have the 1.0-b rev tested and is the final rev. I'm sourcing BluePills now from but everyone seems to be low on stock or jacking up shipping right now. Have a few on order but have had orders cancelled. Supply chain woe's. On the software side I've rebased the software component on ztto's which added support for different block sizes as well as updated to SdFat 2.x. I've also added a log file and debugging info in case of issues. I've added instructions and details to my Github repo wiki. I've sent a few boards and have had
  18. Hello all, I know almost all (read: none) of you have been wondering how you can run Mac OS 9 on your docker hosts. Maybe, like me, you keep hitting road blocks with netatalk2 and want to run your AFP File server on your modern server. Or your developing a new OS9 PPC game and want to add a build pipeline. Regardless the reason, now you can - thanks in most part to QEMU 5.2.0 release supporting PowerPC and OS9 https://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/Platforms/PowerPC. This is a simple Docker image to compile and run with a few ease of use options. Be
  19. I have a 7.1 install with System Enabler 065 v1.1 - but am not getting a "bong" or anything on the screen. What I've done so far. Cleaned and recapped the board. Made a battery pack out of 3 AAA batteries Soft power is working - I hear things spin up, but nothing on the screen. Reflowed caps just to be sure and tested continuity on the ones i could - fine. Rescrubbed the board. Checked voltage on the scsi port while the machine was "on" - a bit under but only by 0.25v - analog board caps are on their way but not sure if that would prevent a boot. Disco
  20. Palm Pilots do! Have one sitting behind me - https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/palm-desktop
  21. Phase 2 - Mystic time! I got a 575 motherboard on a trade recently so I've started prepping. My todos are: Recap the 575 board 3d Print & Paint bracket Recap Analog board 640x480 mod I've already started with the Recap and Brackets. Got the 3d model for the bracket from powercc (which I think came from the 3d print thread here) - ~7 hour print and looks good. Need to figure out some paint matching or maybe I'll just paint it apple rainbow colors: The motherboard was quite corroded, some of the caps came off just with
  22. There was a good video just posted with all the details too
  23. Thanks for this - being an amateur myself and learning I'm always happy to see people share work even if it's not perfect. Do you have a photo of it all assembled? I have 2 bad LC PSU's - I might give this a go.
  24. True, I only spent that money for that one pin, though have gotten a few other uses out of it since. Somehow missed the link in the text, thanks!
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