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    At the moment, collecting old Mac software, taking apart my Macs, putting them together again and trying to run them at their optimum configuration.
    As well as that, playing Armor Alley, Civ I, Marathon and Deus Ex.

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  1. On a note of viruses, keep an eye out for an extension named 666. This is SevenDust and can be a nuisance to remove. It is too new for Disinfectant, if I remember correctly. One disadvantage of the SCSI2SD is the absence of the noises the MiniScribe makes. Normally I don't like hearing mechanical hard drives but the mini-scribe is rather unique. That being said, SCSI2SDs are quiet, fast and don't generate much heat inside your cramped compact mac case.
  2. Look up 'Bolle' and 'SE/30'. He is our god at the moment.
  3. I sometimes have the problem with my mouse cable. It stays in a static position and then my mouse doesn't move as I want it to. I have to jiggle the cable to get it back working. I suspect that something is wrong with the cable but I am not sure. I would be very surprised if the RAM was the problem. What might be a problem is a small capacitor (or somesuch) on the motherboard but I reckon your ADB ports wouldn't work at all. There is a little app called 'ADB Reset' that might help. Some thoughts: Does your mouse-ball/mouse need cleaning or a better surface to gain trac
  4. My first concern about your pedestal was what will happen to your mac if you trip and fall against it. It is nice though.
  5. Mac OS 8.1 runs well on my IIfx. I have 32MB at the moment although I have RAM from hyperneogeo that has to be put in. It's very useful when you want to access HFS+ volumes. I have uploaded a stuffed ISO of Mac OS 8.1 for the IIfx to the Mac Garden: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-81-a-mac-iifx-or-maybe-just-a-68030
  6. You two need to get MacEffects & DanaMania into a (virtual) room together and start talking business.
  7. Where is OA? CK is Cork in Ireland, F is the old Fremont plant in California. There are more codes here: https://beetstech.com/blog/decode-meaning-behind-apple-serial-number Although normally these are found on serial numbers, not model numbers. Perhaps OA just means Apple II disk drive.
  8. You have some of the best NuBus graphics card ever made. They went for between $1000 and $2000 when NuBus Macs were the dominant beasts. If I remember correctly, they have 3MB VRAM and differ only from the Thunder/1360 and Thunder/1600 in the amount of RAM present and the chippery that accelerates Photoshop usage. They support 24-bit colour well up to 1178x870 and at lower colour depths up to 1600x1200. I got one for my IIfx to play Civilization at 1600x1200 but my poor IIfx wasn't up to the task. Refreshes took a minute or so.
  9. Personally, I don't like the colour scheme of the graphite G4s but they are excellent Macs. The '93-'95 macs weren't bad: the pizza-box form factor was great; the Q800 form factor is a pain to us now; the Q900 form factor was very impressive at the time; the all-in-ones were also looked great but performance-wise they often weren't great. I found the desktops that followed (until the G3 B&W) very uninspiring. They make, however, excellent bridge-macs.
  10. Me too. The subwoofer really improves Civ. II. It is a great System 7.5 - 8.1 machine.
  11. I echo those sentiments. An 040 PDS LVD SCSI card would be sooo nice to have. If someone would stick in Firewire as well, that would be even better...
  12. Would it only work with 40MHz 68040s or can the bus-speed be set by the PDS slot? Are there so many free 40MHz 68040s in the wild to make this a viable project?
  13. I'd say a lot higher. 512K VRAM SIMMS have become rare of late and in demand.
  14. It used to be that Quadra 950s were almost more for what else came with them, the cards, the RAM & VRAM and the gigabyte drive. I wonder now if we (the collecting/hoarding community) are the primary holder of VRAM.
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