Jump to content

Apache Thunder

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Apache Thunder

  1. Ok it seems I can't edit that post anymore so will post it this way instead. Finally got around to finishing the video encode: https://youtu.be/fAvMYlIGhIo It is indeed a SuperMac VideoSpigot NTSC/PAL Composite Video Capture card. It can record audio but only via system's default input device. (Microphone only audio input on this LCIII) The framerate is pretty decent. Surprising how well it works on a machine this old. I checked and only a NuBus version of this card is up on eBay right now so this thing is super rare.
  2. Yeah looks like it's indeed a VideoSpigot. I have to juggle around a couple Zip drives to get this software on this machine since the floppy drive is dead and I'm currently too lazy to pull part the SE to use it's drive. So I'll just do the Zip disk juggle around method. So I will soon be able to test this card.
  3. Yeah this card is non existent on eBay. Seen a few NuBus Spectrums for well over $80+. No idea what a card like this is worth but feels like it was worth more then the entire machine. I finally found a program that was meant to be used with this card. "ScreenPlay" which I believe was used to capture screens (and video?) from the input card. If that app works then I'll know for sure it's a SuperMac VideoSpigot.
  4. Yeah if it was a video output card it would have some kind of RGB type output like the same port on the machine or VGA or something. So been leaning towards either dedicated composit output or input card. But sounding more like an input card. SuperMac also made an output card. They called it Spectrum and the info on it seems to suggest it has the same video port on it as on the main LC III's monitor jack so probably not what this one is.
  5. I have recently acquired a Macintosh LC III off eBay. Got it for around $85 shipped which compared to the other listings I've seen, that seems like a decent price. Got just the unit, no monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Already have a keyboard/mouse I can use with the machine. This LC III came with a hard-drive. An IBM branded 120MB drive. This machine was packed well and survived shipping. Upon testing, I found it to be fully functional with the hard-drive still working. LCs like this one tend to have audio issues from leaking caps but mine seems to not have developed that proble
  6. There's two adjusters for screen brightness most compacts. (except the Classic line of Compacts where they no longer sport the front brightness knob). The external one you can interact with and one on the analog board that you have to take the back cover off to reach. If you set it too high the scanlines become visible. Even a healthy system would do this and it's a general habit of all CRTs if you adjust brightness too high. Most newer CRTs don't let you set brightness high enough for scanlines to appear. But the older ones like the compact macs can if you adjust the internal brightness
  7. I suppose if you have the means you can try and add a sync processor and PLL. But would the motherboard even know how to change resolutions for the internal monitor? Was the internal monitor on the 5xx series all-in-ones multisync capable? If so, I would guess the mystic upgrade would at least know what to do. By the way I'm curious as to how the motherboard knows the internal monitor can do 640x480 now. Does it read voltage values from the analog board or something to determine what resolution to run at? lol parden my ignorance with the monitor tech used in these old compacts.
  8. I'm pretty sure the internal display was not multi-synce capable much like some of the older Mac displays at the time. The modifications made would make it run at 640x480x60hz and only that. You'd have to physically modify it again to go back.
  9. I could be wrong, But I don't recall System 6 supporting custom folder/file/drive icons.
  10. Seems the original poster didn't link his attachment correctly. Here's a working thumbnail link to his full image for those needing a closer look: I found that removing "sml_" from the file name of the jpg linked to in the first post, you can view the full sized image. (I'm guessing the "sml_" is the naming convention that this forum uses for auto generated thumbnails on image attachments) It's not using the expand in the same window/tab feature that this forum has since this is just standard IMG BBCode. It will be up for the original poster to fix it in his original post.
  11. I hear calendars become re-usable every 28 years or so. You could just set the year back 28 years once you hit the limit and the day/month will still be valid. EDIT: Took a look at my PC's calender and that appears to hold true. I looked at November 1992, and the 29th still fell on a Sunday with the same amount of days in the month.
  12. Looks like the adapter you have doesn't have active termination. Even if you get the right drive it might still not work. Not sure how the newer 80pin drives handle termination. I'd imagine you may run into issues with that if your adapter doesn't do that for you.
  13. The bridge wire looks messy, but I believe it's really the only way you can fix broken traces. That's how it's done now a days. As long as it's soldered correctly, there is little risk of it causing problems provided you aren't running the machine with the motherboard exposed to the outside world all the time.
  14. What interface is your Etherport using? An internal PDS slot based Ethernet card will probably give you the best possible speeds on that machine.
  15. Yep. Classic II was the only compact that had a microphone jack.(unless you count the Color Classic as a compact too, then I guess those had microphone jacks too. ) WIshed the SE/30 would have had one. But nope, the crippled Classic II had got it instead.
  16. The SE had QuickDraw. What it lacked was Color QuickDraw which is something the SE/30 and Classic II had. The older machines lacked that. Hence why Quicktime and some games won't run on an Classic, SE or older machine. Which is too bad. Kinda hoped Wolfenstien 3D would run on my SE, but looks like an SE/30 is the minimum requirement for that game. Some of the more graphical oriented browsers (ones that could display image content and whatnot) certainly would have needed Color QuickDraw (there's also 32-bit Color QuickDraw. Not sure if the SE/30 has this or not?). Hence options are quite l
  17. Nice! One of those things that run Windows CE. Interesting. About the only thing I've ever interacted with that had Windows CE was those inventory scanner things they had me use back when I used to work at Wal-Mart.
  18. lol Well that too could cause the issue. Did you see if the screen jitters still occur? If not I guess it was the Power Supply that was acting up then.
  19. Oh cool. I overlooked that. I will try that now.
  20. There's a non PowerPC version of 7.1.2? I had initially thought it was PowerPC only. But there's a version that came out for the Quadra 630 appearently. Will it run on an SE and where would I find it?
  21. Ahh I see. I could have sworn I tried using a cable between two macs. Maybe I used the wrong ports (that and/or didn't know how to setup the software at the time)... It's been well over a decade though, so no surprise my memory was faulty on that.
  22. The powersupply swap could have accelerated it's demise. The old power supply might have had sagging voltage levels and once replaced and voltages brought back to spec, dying caps probably roasted at a much faster rate. Hard to tell since you didn't have that SE for very long. It could have just been a coincidence who knows. But truth be told, psu swap or not, sounds like your Mac would have died like this either way. Yeah recapping it "should" fix it. If not, then solder reflow might also be needed. I've heard that could also be an issue. But I've heard not as big an issue for the SE as
  23. Classic II will run 7.5 just fine. Hell even the old SE and Plus will run it if you have them upgraded to 4mb of ram. But truth be told, the Classic II is a bastardised low budget model version of the SE/30 with hardware limitations that compromise it's speed. If you want a better 7.5/7.6 experience, you'll need an SE/30. Otherwise, a Classic II probably runs best with 7.1.1 or lower.
  24. Something in the analog board died. I doubt it was the powersupply since nothing changed when you replaced it. Probably needs to be recapped. I notice that once in a long while my SE will do that jittery screen thing. Usually only for a few seconds. Sometimes it would happen when I insert a floppy. But I've only seen it do it a few times. I've heard this means the analog board needs new caps. Mine probably will be fine for awhile as it rarely shows screen jitters. But it is showing it's age (as there is screen burn in enough that I can see a faint shadow of the menu bar. It's not bad enough to
  25. I believe you need a LocalTalk adapter. I don't know much about this as I never really tried. I recall way back 10+ years ago actually trying just a serial cable between two Macintoshes. It didn't work. So yeah pretty sure it's not as simple as connecting them directly via a serial cable. Some kind of hub/adapter is needed. Here's a page on lowendmac that explains how it works: http://lowendmac.com/2014/appletalk-localtalk-and-phonenet/
  • Create New...