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  1. This is a good point; there *were* lots of "2.5D" games that used the FPU. Also, yeah, if you're doing a lot of PostScript, then various DTP apps will do it much faster with the FPU! Good catch!
  2. You will see two differences: Software that requires a FPU will be able to run, when it could not run before. Software that falls back to FPU emulation will run much faster in its FPU-bound code. Note that there is not very much software that fits into either category. Certain Photoshop filters are the most common examples. So, you won't notice any difference in day-to-day usage.
  3. I don't believe anyone has tried it; in principle, it could work. The biggest issue you will encounter is physical space; the IIsi NuBus adapter fits in a IIsi. The difficulties you will have will be similar to the ones I had installing a IIsi Daystar adapter into the SE/30: http://www.fenestrated.net/~macman/random/se30_turbo040/ There may be other compatibility issues. If you're doing this, you will probably want one of the 50MHz 68030 upgrades that goes in the CPU socket. It would be silly to hot-rod the disk I/O in a 16MHz SE/30.
  4. There are PDS Ethernet cards for the Mac SE, though of course they'll be getting harder to find as time goes by. That feature where ebay emails you might be useful. There were also SCSI Ethernet adapters where were compatible with the Mac SE. Good luck!
  5. Dana, I adore your loving photography of these old Macs. Grats on getting 'er out of the closet and running! What do you reckon is the cause of the flickering green channel? My Mystic's red channel does that sometimes. A quick lookover of the analogue board revealed nothing, so I'm afraid the electron gun is just getting lazy. I'd love to hear a more-hopeful theory!
  6. I highly recommend going at least to 40MHz bus. It really does help. If you're doing a lot of work, you might lower the multiplier on the 601 so you can go to 45, 50, keep pushing and see how far it'll go without the CPU clock being the limit.
  7. Better... it was a 50MHz 68040 SE/30. 50MHz was only stable long enough to get the screencap, but 48 ran like a top for years and years.
  8. I really enjoyed my Turbo040 clock chipped @48MHz. http://www.fenestrated.net/~macman/Turbo040/
  9. You guys are an inspiration! Now i'll have to go take a closer look at my board with gangster pinstripes.
  10. From the appearance, I would guess that the VRAM ICs were damaged by the capacitor goo leakage. I've got a board in this condition, but only on half the screen. The VRAMs are UC6 and UC7 on the SE/30 board. They are hard to find replacements for, but they do come up from time-to-time.
  11. Strata VideoShop is a good choice. It was commercial software, released as freeware by the vendor. It has most of the editing capabilities of something like Premiere. Supposedly FusionRecorder can capture better framerates than any other software on the AV Quadras by not using a QuickTime VDIG. I guess it talks to the hardware directly...? I always used VideoShop and got results as good as expected. The comment about not capturing much video on a 660AV is about how the AV Macs lack hardware video compression. So, that means you have to capture at low frame sizes, low frame rates, or bo
  12. That's awesome that it runs, but I'm still unsure how you exchange data with the rest of the world. Does the floppy-sharing still work? Do you need the Rocket SCSI-II card and a SyQuest drive?
  13. I assume you get no networking on the Rocket with this setup (i.e. the AppleTalk-over-NuBus hack stops working in post-7.1). So, how do you load software into the Rocket? How do you get data back out of the Rocket?
  14. ... why not try it with a Duo 2300 and RocketShare? Seems much more likely to work than a 68030 Duo with RocketWare. ...a 2300 in a DuoDock+ with a Rocket and a DOS card would be pretty spiffy. PowerPC, 68k, and x86 all represented.
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