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  1. My brother used to play Escape Velocity from Ambrosia Software on my parents’ IIsi. As I recall it ran pretty well. It has sequels too. Should run even better on IIci.
  2. That was my thought. Don’t bother matching filament color. Just print, sand, spray texture and then spray paint the correct color.
  3. So I just saw this thread... I bought an SE last year. It came with 2 floppy drives (1 1.4M drive, 1 800K drive), The 800K drive was toast. It's upper head and ribbon cable were torn off the support arm and I have no clue if it can be fixed. The SE has the 800K roms so the 1.4M drive was just a 800K drive. There was also a hard disk rigged to the top of the floppy drive cage. Well I was wanting the 1.4M drive to work, so I ordered an SE FDHD logic board and an upper drive sled w/ activity LED. The 1.4M drive went to the bottom floppy cage and the HD was mounted in it's sled. The on
  4. So I recently got a Performa 636CD and put in a farallon 10baseT comm slot card in. When I tried to connect it to my 2011 MacBook Pro, it didn't work until I went into the advanced settings for Ethernet in the Network System Preferences and manually set the speed to 10baseT half-duplex. The 636 Ethernet was too old to autonegotiate the speed with the newer Mac. On the other hand, hooking the old Mac onto my network with a switch works fine, but, for you, it will depend on the feature set of your work's network setup as to whether it will connect correctly or not. As to the software, some
  5. Your question made me curious so I fired up Mini vMac. I have a bunch of disk images with many system versions from early to late. System Software 2.0 (System Version 4.0, Finder 5.4) introduced the separate "Restart" and "Shutdown" menu items in the "Special" menu. Choosing "Shutdown" on Macs without soft-power (Mac Plus, SE, Classic, etc.) displays the black screen with "It is now safe..." dialog. Starting in System Software 2.0 the "Restart" button is on the left. The "Restart" button remained on the left through the System Software 5 family (System Software 5 series came right after 2
  6. Let me also add that I agree with Trash80toHP_Mini. The comm slot can only take a modem or network card as far as I can tell. The pds slot can take lots of cards, graphics, apple ii card (not with a comm slot card installed, apparently), accelerators, etc. (I wish my 636 could take a IIe card, sigh...)
  7. I bought a Comm Slot 1 farallon card off eBay a couple months back after getting a Performa 636CD. The seller has 2 more: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151635295689?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The trick to finding it was searching for the part number. I found the software for it on the internet archive page for the ok'd farallon website. Let me know if you need it and I can send you a download link.
  8. You are going to have to verify the part numbers on the ROMs and floppy controller chip (IWM - Integrated Woz Machine for 800 KB drives, SWIM - Super Woz Integrated Machine for 1.44 MB drives). See the details at the excellent Mac SE Support Pages: http://www.ccadams.org/se/super.html From what I can see the first two you linked are 800 K roms/iwm. The 3rd has the 1.44 MB ROMs/SWIM. Again, verify the pics on the board yourself before you buy. I just saw at least one board on eBay being sold as a FDHD board that has the 800k ROM part numbers in the photo... Hope this helps!
  9. Not to derail the thread but the way I remember it was this... because of the way CRTs work (scanning each line left to right, top to bottom) a refresh rate of 60 Hz, which is not necessarily terrible for smoothness, the subtle changes in brightness from the electron beam caused a not too noticeable flicker leading to eye strain and headaches etc. Lower the refresh rate and it becomes more noticable. Higher refresh rates are less noticeable. The problem usually comes (in my experience) from working on a 60 Hz refresh CRT for long periods of time because most offices were lit by inexpensive
  10. My family had one of those optical mice for our Mac Plus when I was a kid.
  11. What version of StuffIt are you using? If you are using 1.5 that may be the problem. I believe that the format of the stuffit files changed as they added features. If a file was compressed with the new reformat, it may not open with such an old version. Try stuff it expander version 4.0.2. I believe it's the latest version which will run on a Mac SE. It requires system 6.0.5 or later. If you install DropStuff with Expander Enhancer 4 as well, you should be able to unzip .zip files. Good luck!
  12. OK, so update! We opened the SE, reseated cables attached to the logic board and made sure the ram was fully seated and it booted right up. Huzzah!
  13. I recently acquired a used Macintosh SE, 4MB RAM, 2x 800k drives + 160MB IBM SCSI Drive (internal and Apple Labeled IIRC). It came with some nice extras but the floppy drives weren't working properly. Wife and I disassembled the SE, discovered we actually had a 1.4 MB floppy drive (just needed cleaning & lube) and an 800k floppy drive with one of the heads ripped off. The hard disk was just mounted by one screw and the two floppy drives were both in a bottom-style cage (1 of which was mangled.) Well I wanted it fixed up, so we removed the bad floppy, lubed the other, replaced the l
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