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  1. Does the IWII have the LocalTalk option card installed?
  2. I've always used CopyII+ for formatting drives, but mine are all IDE, so I'm not sure if you need to do anything special for SCSI. Once you've got it formatted just copy over PRODOS and BASIC.SYSTEM and you're good to go. Bear in mind that the Apple II scans the slots from highest to lowest at startup, so if you want it to automatically boot from the HDD you'll need to put it in slot 7.
  3. I'm floored... that's amazing in so many ways...
  4. Looks like I'll be out this time as well, too much going on... as for 300 Baud, it will be out "sometime" after xmas. If anyone wants to guest-host the WW, send me a PM.
  5. I have 2xAA's in my IIgs, I just bought a battery holder from Radio Shack... The clock's drifted by a few minutes in the last five years (presumably due to the voltage being a tad low), but aside from that it works fine.
  6. The Apple version does show the full screen, but it is quite squashed.
  7. This is a free society and therefore I respect your inalienable right to be wrong...
  8. But then you lose the majestic "crouching sphinx" esthetics of the 575!
  9. 580 case plastics are crap and the 575 already has a trinitron (I think)... I win
  10. It's worth noting that not all 575s have CD-ROM drives... but aside from that, I personally think finding a way to install 7.5.3 from floppies should be mandatory for all new recruits – it builds character Do either of them have ethernet? If not, I'd make that priority number one... it will make your life a lot easier and the NICs for those are (generally) cheap and plentiful. The 575 is a better machine than the 580... I have a couple that still get used daily. If you feel like throwing a few bucks at it, you can get a quick and easy performance boost with a 32MB RAM module and a 7200R
  11. It's one of those things that's too uncommon to have a predictable market value... I've seen them go for upwards of $600. If it's the Apple branded one it's got more value to a collector, but I believe the equally rare third-party ones are supposed to be better. Hopefully the seller doesn't really know what he's got and you can swing a good deal...
  12. 192 MB should be plenty unless you're planning to do A/V or graphics.
  13. I think a lot of Passport software used dastardly copy protection... I tried to crack - er liberate - a few but had no luck. Don't think I have TurboTrax hidden anywhere though
  14. That's a significant score... nice!
  15. That's typical behaviour when the PRAM battery's dead.
  16. My 400Mhz graphite came with the kiddie keyboard and puck mouse... which were eventually replaced. It's still a good little machine and I'd say $25 is well worth it. Runs Tiger just fine, too.
  17. After careful deliberation and having allowed several days for cajoling and bribery, I've arbitrarily picked the winners' names out of a hat... winners will receive a splendid commemorative RetroChallenge T-shirt and an equally splendid RC mouse pad – though what any true retrocomputist would need a mousepad for, I have no idea. Anyway, without further ado, the winners (in no particular order): BEST PROGRAMMING ENTRY Urbancamo's Lunar Lander. BEST HARDWARE HACK Brouhaha's Cosmac Elf FPGA Clone. BEST LITERARY EFFORT Conceited Jerk's blogtastic rambling
  18. I have no idea why you're getting that, it's working as expected from here... Anyway, I've changed the link on the RC page just to be safe.
  19. That's right, geeks... everyone's favourite open-ended, semi-competitive retrocomputing free-for-all is just around the corner. Do you have what it takes to go head-to-head with the hardest-core RetroGeeks in the whole wide world? Me neither, but I do have a bit of time to kill in July... Those with internet access can learn more about RetroChallenge 2010 at http://www.retrochallenge.org --- RetroChallenge is sponsored in part by: 300 Baud Magazine http://www.300baudmagazine.com The 68K Macintosh Liberation Army http://www.68kmla.net RetroNET http://www.retro-net.or
  20. I have a couple of strategies that seem to work: 1) Set your goals so low that success is guaranteed. 2) Set your goals so high that success is impossible and then adjust your definition of success to include whatever small steps you did accomplish.
  21. Now you're reviewing your own publication... have you no shame?
  22. It's okay... that's the Apple II equivalent of killing a bear with a jack-knife – you'll be able to impress the heck out of people with that story for years to come
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