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  1. I went to the Goodwill thrift shop in Columbus, NE when seeing a friend I made at Anime Nebraskon, and my wife and I found several things we wanted. I got several games including Oddworld (PS1 game), and several PC games, but I got a perfect in box (maybe installed once?) Diablo II BattleChest with LOD: Expansion pack and keys and strategy Guide. I also found a CD copy of Sim City 3000 for the Mac. I didn't know it was for Mac OS until I got it home and went to install it on Windows 98 SE. Is this rare? I looked on eBay and can't find a single copy of Sim City 3000 for Mac OS. I only foun
  2. Yup. it's fully terminated. The termination is built into the cable which is a 16-bit SCSI cable (68-pins). So that's not the issue. I looked up the drive and it does not specify SCSI-2 as a standard is supposed. It's either Ultra160 or Ultra320 and that's all that is listed. So it's most likely not going to work unless I get at least an Ultra160 card. It does work with an ultra320 card I have for a PC, and that's using the same cable with terminator. I will look later for the card. I am currently searching for a new job so I can get out of the hellish one I am in right now. I have
  3. So a bit of an update, and I will post pics tonight. I cannot get the 36GB 15k RPM HDD working because it is a fully 16-bit SCSI drive. Which means it will not down-convert to an 8- bit bus like the onboard SCSI bus is. The only work-around would be to get a SCSI card. With resources a bit cramped because I had to get a new job that paid less, it reduced my Mac Funds™ that I have to work with. I will at some point get a SCSI card but that is shelved for now. The system does Diablo II well, and Warcraft II very well. I still haven't had a lot of time to play much with the system
  4. Bit of some disappointing news. I got the CPU in but I had to go on an emergency trip for a family member that went into the hospital (they are ok now thankfully) but last night I put the system together. The results are as follows: The CPU they sent me was NOT 366Mhz, it was 266!! I have filed a complaint on ebay. The person listed it at 366Mhz and the CPU clearly shows it as 266Mhz. What's worse is that the CPU will not even overclock to 300Mhz. So I am stuck at 266Mhz. On top of that, I didn't realize when I bought it that the shipped was marked up (I was tired when I bought it) m
  5. So... All the parts finally arrived. I will try to get the computer assembled over the weekend or maybe even tonight and take pictures along the way. I found a friend willing to let me have his copy of Warcraft II to install. This is going to be a heck of a lot of fun. I can't wait to start some old-school gaming.
  6. So, the vintage bug has bit me once again, so I decided to do some old-skool mac gaming with Mac OS 9 as the host. The setup: PowerMac Beige G3 Rev.2 board with Revision C ROM. Desktop Form-factor 366Mhz G3 CPU with 512KB L2 Cache 3x 256MB Low-Density, Low-Profile RAM (768MB Total) Radeon 7000 32MB PCI video card with DDR RAM Whisper Personality card (no need for Video in/out) 10/100Mb PCI Ethernet card (D-Link 530TX+) 36GB 10k RPM SCSI Drive (80-pin SCA) on the 50-pin SCSI bus DVD/CD-RW Drive (Compatible with iTunes as well) 19" View Sonic 1440x900 LCD Monitor attached to
  7. Is that a tamagotchi? Wow, I haven't seen one of those since the early to mid 1990's I remember when furbies were new. Anyone heard about the furby convention which resulted in 5000+ fried furbies when they simultaneously fried their circuits due to a bug? I thought that was hilarious and couldn't stop laughing
  8. Totally loving it. I haven't had too much chance to play with it, you know with being social (now) and having a job. I am spending more time with my girlfriend than computers (beats computers) so it will get put through more paces when Anime Nebraskon comes up and I do a bunch of photography pictures. So it will help most during that time. Other than that, work has me busy for the other 10 hours of the day (1 hour commute both ways (30 minutes each) and the rest of the day, I just want to come home and relax with my girlfriend, so computers takes a back seat to all that. The keyboard
  9. Pics. sorry for the dark pictures, I didn't use a flash so it wouldn't reflect off the screen. I can get better later.
  10. Got my new laptop. Wow, it's extremely well built. The initial impression of just taking out of a refurb box made me have the impression that even second best is considered first place. I have never had a refurb product packed with such care and even packaging that made me think it was being opened for the first time. Of course, the product was immaculate. Almost as if it was new (then again, it could very well be brand new). The build quality is very well. Ditto on the keyboard (I hate sloppy keyboards, while I like the power of my Asus G74SX, the keyboard and trackpad sucks). Th
  11. And on top of that, It looks like I found myself a girlfriend
  12. The laptop will be coming on thursday through UPS. I have asked my dad to be at my mom's to sign for it since I will be at work probably when it comes. I have a date tonight with a really cute girl that I worked up my courage to ask out. I also have other things to do the next few days to keep me occupied till thursday comes. I will swing by either a local electronics place (more likely) or venture out to the Apple store (less likely) to get those adapters. Looking forward to the laptop. I hope with this laptop that I won't suffer like I did with my macbook from 2007 -> 2009 that prompte
  13. I only got a small amount of time to mess with the retina display, but was really impressed by the display quality. I am spoiled by having 1080 displays like the 17.3" LED 1920x1080 display on my Asus, so it's hard to go down to something like 1440x900 like normal on the 15" MacBook Pros. I also wanted the display as it will make working with photographs easier, especially when getting to higher resolution photos (my camera takes in the 3xxx*2xxx range easily) I will have to buy a thunderbolt FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet adapter. Not very happy that they ommited a basic ethernet adapter
  14. I dropped the money a few days ago on a Refurbished MacBook Pro with the following specs: 2.6Ghz Quad-Core Core i7 15" Retina-Class Display 16GB DDR3 RAM 512GB Solid-State drive The cost? $2,400 with tax (ouch!) but I have been looking at one of these for 6 months and wanted to make sure I had enough spare money after buying. I now have made significant advanced in my life recently. I move into my new (first time renter) 2-bedroom apartment in Omaha, NE which is now closer to work than where I used to live. I move in on the 25th of this month (October) and I have been working h
  15. On MS site you can get trial versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Google "Digital River Windows 7" and you will find the images. MS makes them available for trial ware with no keys. You can install Windows without a key for 30 days, and since it's a core2duo, it will run Windows 7 easily. Since you have no key, after 30 days it will make you activate. Until then you can use it like any normal windows install.
  16. Ah, ok didn't understand that right. Ok thanks! I will be sure to let you know when I get back home that all is well... Do you have the locations I am supposed to solder these at? is there like a guide i can follow?
  17. I need to install the CPU with the oscillator. It's not pre-installed. There's just a 68LC040 in it. but the sender also sent a full 040 for my to install (i need to solder in the oscillator, easy peasy for me though.
  18. So I got a Centris 610 motherboard coming in the mail with a full 040 and a spare oscillator (for the proper speed) and I was thinking instead of mounting in a Centris 610/Quadra 605 desktop unit, I would mount it in an old ATX tower and the magical use of a dremel and some sheet metal, I can make it fit in an ATX tower or whatnot. I thought about putting two hard drives, a Zip drive and a SCSI CD-ROM, then throwing it on Ethernet and make it into a small webserver. If it runs 8.1 I will have partitions higher than 2GB via HFS+ for the data drives. I would have to do HFS for the boot dr
  19. Is it really that hard to carry a brick with you? I mean, for the unique factor it might be nice, but I hardly say it's probably worth the small fortune it would've commanded in the day. The best thing about some external bricks is that they can have really long cords making an unbelievable stretch to a table in the middle of the room. If you don't want the stretch, just shore up the cables with something like one of those cable ties that are adjustable and reusable. I keep the long cable on my MacBook PSU because it stretches to wherever I need. Considering that not all tables are ne
  20. And the purpose of one of these to exist vs. a standard PSU is....?
  21. Dead G3, my other vintage Mac is an LC II, soon to be an LC III with a Mobo swap. Anyone have a Beige G3 Zif and heatsink w/ clip they want to trade and/or sell for? I have an ISA Video capture suite I just picked up. Need to test it when I get back from California in a week.
  22. You should correct that. Any system that uses a certain VOLTAGE will only take as much AMPS as it needs. Keep in mind AMPs x Voltage = Watts. if you have 10.8 Watts @ 7.2v you have 1.5Amps. Watts really should not be a measurement. You should should use Amps. A laptop is going to require a certain voltage (over voltaging will kill a system) however putting more amps (say 7.2v @ 3500ma) will not kill a system as long you use the proper voltage (7.2 with 7.2 systems, 9 with 9, 12 with 12, etc..) A system will only draw as much current (amps) as it requires. A power supply uses amps as
  23. I did a cotton q-tip with alcohol. The laser is clean, I think the laser strength is off though. either that it failed. The disc does not spin as at. It injects the cartridge, then it ejects it after like 3 seconds. I might be able to take the top off and insert without a disc and see if the laser comes on. If it doesn't (which at those times the laser was visible to the naked eye) I could tell if the laser works or not. I think it might be out of focus. I had an issue with a CD-RW drive that I tweaked a button that tuned the laser (either strength or adjusted the focus) and it worked. I h
  24. Sorry for the late reply. I tried to solder the HDD and it didn't go for power. I am guessing either caps or bad solder points on the LC II board for the HDD. If I press on the cable to the HDD for power, the drive will spin up or down. It's possibly a loose joint somewhere, and I will take a crack at a later time to the molex adapter on the LC II logic board. Right now it's shelved as I have to work on a project for another friend of mine that the HDD logic board went belly up (in smoke as well) to recover the data. I got a replacement board on ebay, but it seems that the previous one s
  25. Well, I ran into a snag. First, I did get a SCSI dvd-ROM drive mounted with CD Sunrise. It didn't like my CD of the software for the installs. The second thing is that the AppleCD SC does not recognize discs. I cleaned the laser with alcohol and a q-tip. no change. I also used a pressed CD. It just spits discs back out. Third, the LC II internal HDD keeps spinning down which when I press on certain areas for the power cable for the HDD, the HDD will spin up or spin down. I suspect a cold solder joint. So I am probably going to bust out my iron and redo the solder connections on the logic
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