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Hi,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dave and I have been a Mac user since my 1986 Mac Plus. Sometimes wish I still had it. I have a mirror door G4 (along with a few Mac books) that I will add an OS 9 partition so I can use some of my older software (mostly games). It has been a while since I have worked with the system tools so I will likely need help.

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Hello everybody.

Time to introduce myself. My name is Roman, 39 Year young and from Germany.

I stumbled over this forum on a search for a quiet G4 Quicksilver, as I'm just installing one for some Audio digitalizing. Have a lot of old radioplay's from my childhood that I planned to digitalize. Also have some other G3's, G4's, G5'S, Intel and older Apple Computers, oldest one is a Apple ][c and an Europlus.

I studied IT in the Netherlands and started using Macs in the early 2000's. Just to achieve the largest possible variety of knowledge about hard and software. And I'm a collector of old computers from the early times till the mid 90's.

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #452 on: June 07, 2017, 11:11:30 AM »
Hello good people, and greetings from Finland. I found my way to this forum after picking up a Power Mac G4 Sawtooth in bad shape at a thrift store - my first PPC Mac ever. I've kinda taken a habit of "rescuing" old and semi-old computers, game consoles, Hi-Fi etc. at thrift stores, yard sales and whatnot and trying my best to restore them to working original state. These colourful-plastic-clad Macs were always something that I was really curious about as a kid, but never even had a chance to actually try them. Guess this hobby is a way to somehow relive those times and finally get the feeling of fulfillment, and hopefully managing to preserve some of these pieces of computer culture. Anyway I'm a complete newbie when it comes to these real Macs (non-x86) and real Mac OS (non-Unix) environments, and that's also what intrigues me... it feels like I'm learning about computers again! And it seems I'm not alone, judging by the existence of this website and forum ;^) But yeah that's why I'm here - finally getting to know (and/or troubleshoot!) this machine after all these years. :-)
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« Reply #453 on: June 08, 2017, 05:39:20 AM »
Hi all.
I'm a Japanese OS9 user.

I have been using MacOS since about 1998.First I had black Performa 5420 for create music.
Soon later I had get Opcode Vision 3.5,AKAI S1100 and Roland VS-880.Just 1st "Bondi blue" iMac had selling around then.
At that time Speaking of a Computer, have a CUI on DOS. I only known about it. So I was fascinated by GUI on Mac completely.
A few years later, bought G4(AGP)machine for Photoshop and Illustrator.
After many years,had took interest in MS Windows Machines.

A few years ago,got DA and MDD Machine.Because I felt sad that was sell too cheap.DA and MDD active even now as for the create music.
When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.Then feel very nostalgic like Came back to the hometown.
Anyway,I think that Classic Mac had many Innovative softwares.It's useful a lot for me even now.

I'm glad to see still be presence Classic MacOS9 users around the world.
I'm grateful this site.I want to contribute something If I can.
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PowerMac G4 AGP 400MHz (OS9)

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PowerMac 8500/120MHz (past)
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« Reply #454 on: June 08, 2017, 10:42:15 AM »
Welcome Hiro.

I remember mentioning Japanese sites in this forum having supposedly valuable information but we were lacking a good translator. Maybe someone can help finding the threads and you could help with it translating them.
Or you could help with contacting Japanese developers who maybe will be willing to make available some great software for our vintage Macs.

Good to see you here around.

Also I welcome all the others New members who came around recently.
It's great to see that community rising.
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« Reply #455 on: June 08, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »

When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.
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« Reply #456 on: June 08, 2017, 01:19:52 PM »
:)
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #457 on: July 01, 2017, 12:58:26 PM »
Hi, I'm Chris. My first Mac was an LC III. Actually that was my first 'proper' computer, I had an Amiga 600 before that. Mostly PC based just now due to work and computers being so linked. I've got two or three old Macs back in my parents loft that I need to dig out and dust off.

I also love messing with old synths and samplers (Emu Emax and ESI 2000).

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« Reply #458 on: July 01, 2017, 10:44:05 PM »
I've got two or three old Macs back in my parents loft that I need to dig out and dust off.


Start digging and dusting!!  ;D

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« Reply #459 on: July 03, 2017, 10:21:34 PM »
Hey all, my name's Isaac. I started using a Mac as my primary computer in 2007 after originally being introduced to them when I was in elementary school in the mid '90s. Once I was firmly intrenched in OS X, I found a Power Mac G4 Sawtooth on the local classified ads and started tinkering with OS 9 and earlier versions of OS X. After working at an Apple Authorized Reseller for a few years and now supporting Macs in a media production environment, I'm finally getting back to OS 9. I have a dual 800 MHz Mirror Drive Door G4 and a 700 MHz graphite iMac G3 now, and I'm finding I actually really like OS 9. Looking forward to learning more about what these great machines can do!

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« Reply #460 on: July 08, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »
Hello all, my name's Enrique and i'm from Spain.


My first Mac was a then-powerful Intel iMac bought at home. I wanted a laptop before college so I bought a Titanium PowerBook at eBay, and that was my first contact with Mac OS 9. Now I got a Sawtooth PowerMac G4 at a second hand items shop. I'm using it side-by-side with my 2013 MacBook Air. I learned FreeHand when I was younger so a PowerPC Macintosh or Snow Leopard is a must, and none of them are options in my Air.

I'm trying to get everything I need for OS 9 for that PowerMac, meanwhile I have to stick with Tiger...  :-\

I'll try to contribute some spanish OS 9/X software I have lying around.


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« Reply #461 on: July 17, 2017, 11:02:04 AM »
Hello!  :)

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« Reply #462 on: July 17, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »
Welcome!
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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« Reply #463 on: July 17, 2017, 04:56:12 PM »
Hi All,

I'm new to the forum but I've been a long time Mac user since the early 90's, starting with a very second hand Macintosh II, followed by a performa 630, Bondi Blue iMac, white iBook G3, eMac, and then taking the leap to Intel with a couple of MacBook's Pro. Driven by pangs of mainly nostalgia and gear lust I recently found and have been restoring a G4 Cube (returning it to OS 9) with the aim of, well, I dunno really:) Initially I was planning on using it for writing and some light gaming, now digital music beckons and who knows what else. I guess I'm here to ask stupid questions and find out what other projects people have for their machines.

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« Reply #464 on: July 23, 2017, 08:50:35 AM »
You actually approved me with this username?

Can I change it to an actual one?

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« Reply #465 on: July 23, 2017, 09:03:19 AM »
You actually approved me with this username?

Can I change it to an actual one?


well with or without titties welcome :D


check your profile to change things around


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« Reply #466 on: July 23, 2017, 11:29:35 AM »
watch out guys, diehard applies user avatar imgaes to users based on their names.
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #467 on: July 26, 2017, 07:43:13 PM »
I was able to apply a more suitable name :P

The profile image is my old dog "Spunky", he passed away, but he was a good little dog.

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« Reply #468 on: July 26, 2017, 08:11:42 PM »
Well Mike, regardless of your particular physical attributes (and or the lack thereof), specific ones. Welcome. And, aren't you glad that DieHard didn't apply a certain type of avi for you? (See mine for reference.)

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« Reply #469 on: July 26, 2017, 11:16:15 PM »
Well Mike, regardless of your particular physical attributes (and or the lack thereof), specific ones. Welcome. And, aren't you glad that DieHard didn't apply a certain type of avi for you? (See mine for reference.)

Welcome!

Honestly, the original name I put, well, it's the sort of name I put when the site says, "you must register".

Then it said that the admin has to approve the registration and I thought it would be denied for sure.

So I was intrigued that the admin accepted the registration!

I see all the related avatars - I wonder what might have been if I had not changed the name  -afro-

If anyone can help me with this I would be eternally grateful: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3922.0.html

We have a deadline coming up, we are exhibiting 6 eMacs at a convention on Saturday, the eMacs need to run Duke Nukem 3D and Quake III Tournament, and I want them booting OS 9 because the old MacPlay Duke is much better than the OS X stuff.... We got the eMacs to boot OS 9 but Radeon is completely screwed! Anyone with tips please post in the thread!

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« Reply #470 on: August 07, 2017, 11:01:14 AM »
greetings fellow mac enthusiasts!

thanks for approving my membership,
i have a collection of vintage macs that i still use for creative purposes,
its amazing the potential that these old machines still possess!
its great to have a community like this for supporting the old machines
now that apple does not!

thanks for having me

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« Reply #471 on: August 11, 2017, 07:29:01 AM »
Great to have you on board here macStuff  :)

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« Reply #472 on: August 14, 2017, 05:19:32 PM »
Hello, I've been lurking here for a couple of years and recently had the fortune of a producer friend from Colorado donate me a G3 B&W 400.  If you can imagine, he actually toted it on a plane ride to New York where we were meeting for vacation.  (!)

1992 began with first Atari 1040STE with Cubase and a Midiman device.  After a few years I spent more time with 24 track reels of tape than MIDI so I lost the setup in moves.  By 1998 I convinced artists we could record in my living room to this new VST thing.  ;) 

19 years, and about 500 upgrades later I'm back sequencing on Studio Vision for the first time and wondering why I waited?  I have a Pro Tools Mix system coming in the mail, the kind of system I dreamed of in 1998 and bashed anybody for spending $20,000 on!  :-[


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« Reply #473 on: August 18, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am Steve from the Netherlands. I recently picked up an old G4 to house my old Creamware DSP cards.
I am trying to turn my G4 into a synthesizer. I had DP G4 a long time ago and I honestly forget how good OS 9 works.
Anyway I'm glad to see that there's a place (online) where OS 9 is alive and well.

-S

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« Reply #474 on: August 30, 2017, 05:36:16 PM »
hey everyone!

excited to be able to peruse the forums in full glory now! my name's andrew - hello from philadelphia! i've got a number of PPC macs kicking around and like some other users on this board, i'm a fan of "rescuing" old macs and am currently working on the restoration of a 1.25 ghz powermac g4 i was lucky enough to score for a song on my local craigslist. looking forward to sharing my projects as time goes on!

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- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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« Reply #476 on: September 02, 2017, 04:07:16 PM »
What's good! Thanks for approving my registration.

I decided to finally join after knowing of this site for awhile. A friend of mine has a PowerMac G3 on OS 9, who used this forum at one point. I recently found an iMac G3/600 at a Goodwill up in ATX and wanted to get OS 9 restored since some of the control panels e.g. multiple users and appearance are acting up. The last owner wiped this iMac with a install disk from this site but I guess they didn't check everything through. No big deal though as I like messing with this kind of stuff.

I'm not sure what I want to do with this iMac but I'm glad I found it. I'm into vintage computers in general, so I've been wanting to start a collection for awhile. My household was never an Apple one; I was raised on Windows 9x and still use Windows to this day, but a lot of the elementary and middle schools I went to used these Macs and I always enjoyed using them.

(oops I left this tab open for like an hour and forgot to actually post)
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« Reply #477 on: October 11, 2017, 02:48:57 PM »
Hello Guys & Girls,

I have just bought my first mac computer after years of only using PC. The reason is that it came with a Howtek D4500 drum scanner where the Aurora software and dongle only work on OS9.The machine is a Powermac G4 with code M8493 if that means anything.
I bought a Radeon 9000 pro off ebay for 20 so I could run my 27" DVI-D monitor as the original card only had VGA and some weird Apple output. I was worried that I would need to find a driver for the card but it worked without a problem.
There does seem to be bits missing from the operating system as there is no internet browser and Finder and Help don't seem to work and I keep getting "Alias missing" prompts.
I did download iCab on my PC and load it on the G4 via USB but it seems pretty primitive and keeps getting error messages. Once I had iCab on the G4 I tried to 'upgrade' to Cassilla but kept getting error messages in iCab so gave up.
I suppose the only thing I really need from the Mac is to set up a file exchange system so I can move the Tiff files onto my Windows 10 machine but I might just have a play with other stuff if you can all persuade me :-)

...Sweep

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« Reply #478 on: October 11, 2017, 04:10:07 PM »
Welcome to the other side Sweep!

Don't know where you got your OS9 but it may be missing some bits.
You can download Classilla to a thumb as you did iCab and get it on the machine. BUT
First thing is to verify the OS9 install - if it's questionable in origin, grab a known good install from our files here and start over.
The best way to do that is to grab the iso and burn it to a disc on your other machine (assuming you have a working CD or DVD drive in the Mac)
The Finder IS working  or else you wouldn't even get what you're getting. Help require files and an extension properly placed in the System - that's why I suggest you re-install an OS9 from here. That should cure all of that stuff AND prevent further hassles with the Aurora install.

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« Reply #479 on: October 11, 2017, 05:00:02 PM »
Welcome to the other side Sweep!

Don't know where you got your OS9 but it may be missing some bits.
You can download Classilla to a thumb as you did iCab and get it on the machine. BUT
First thing is to verify the OS9 install - if it's questionable in origin, grab a known good install from our files here and start over.
The best way to do that is to grab the iso and burn it to a disc on your other machine (assuming you have a working CD or DVD drive in the Mac)
The Finder IS working  or else you wouldn't even get what you're getting. Help require files and an extension properly placed in the System - that's why I suggest you re-install an OS9 from here. That should cure all of that stuff AND prevent further hassles with the Aurora install.


DONT DO THAT UNTIL YOU MADE A BACKUP!!!


i assume you dont have any of the drivers that came with the machine. If so you render that setup unusable.
Extensions and so on will be lost and we may not have a way to help you with that. Backup the drive and keep it
Safe before you start fresh. Afterwards you could try to use the 9.2 update and see if that fixes your issues instead of
wiping the drive right away.

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« Reply #480 on: October 11, 2017, 09:49:20 PM »
i assume you dont have any of the drivers that came with the machine.
You're also assuming he has no common sense about backups after years of suffering with PC's

But yeah Sweep, if you have only the Aurora software that came already on the machine, don't forget you'll need to preserve it before doing ANYTHING else.
Hopefully you got the software and or installer and a scanner manual along with the dongle.

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« Reply #481 on: October 12, 2017, 12:02:56 PM »
Hi Gary & DA,

Don't worry about reminding me to back things up as sometimes the most obvious things are the ones that we forget to do.
Fortunately the scanner driver and the Aurora software are freely downloadable from the manufacturer's site. These files have extensions .hqx if that seems right?
I suppose my first question should be ...should I post my question here in the introductions sections or start a new thread elsewhere?
My second question, wherever I post it, will be how do I identify and make a back-up of Aurora, the scanner driver, and whatever part of OS9 is on my machine? :-)

...Sweep

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« Reply #482 on: October 13, 2017, 01:47:31 AM »
Greetings, I just resurrected a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet of mine after a hard disk failure and, having lost my original Mac OS CDs, I just was able to get things back to work better than ever thanks to Mac OS 9 Lives' latest universal Mac OS 9.2.2 install CD.

Following its readme's suggestion, I registered and dropped by to say hello. :)

Brief history about myself: Having been born surrounded by Macs thanks to my family, I never understood the world being surrounded by "PCs" for their relative incompetence in regards to UX, overall lack of performance, stability & consistency, but of course, as I grew up, I learnt of the obvious price factor... And many other factors that lead people to all sorts of paths in regards to computing.

I am completely agnostic towards all forms of hardware and software, in the sense that I work with whatever I have to to accomplish any given task, but when given an equally-sound choice, I tend to favor libre software and hardware (at least to a certain degree), and PowerPC Mac hardware & software. Particularly... you guessed it: Mac OS 9.2.2.

My wet-dream is to have a fully-upgraded & maxed-out Quad Core G5. (I know, they can't boot OS 9, at least not without yet-to-be-seen hacking, but ya know). I also greatly consider getting 2 specific G4 models to have the best OS9 experience possible.

Random trivia: My speech voice used for Mac OS 9 is configured, before reading out warnings, to say "Holy fucking shit!". So even when I encounter an error... I'm pleased. Haha.

Nice to be with you all! Mac OS 9 Lives!

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« Reply #483 on: October 13, 2017, 06:54:55 AM »

My speech voice used for Mac OS 9 is configured, before reading out warnings, to say "Holy fucking shit!". So even when I encounter an error... I'm pleased. Haha.


LOVE this!! ;D

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« Reply #484 on: November 08, 2017, 12:01:59 PM »
Hi. I am Flemming from Denmark

I've been using macs since the Mac Mini in about 2009, but have been fascinated by them for much longer. Grew up on Commodore computers though...
My way into os9 goes through an AKAI S3000XL sampler i acquired at some point. That made me interested in the MESA software for editing the sampler, so I started looking for a mac with scsi. Initially I wanted to run System 7, but then i found this forum.
I also like to use Rebirth, Sounddiver and some of the NI instruments.

I have already gotten lots of help on setting up the Radeon card :-)
Thanks for that!

At the moment this is my system:

Power Macintosh 7600
MacOS 9.1
Radeon 7000
Steinberg ST24/96
Acard IDE thingy
Emagic amt8
Cinema Display

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« Reply #485 on: November 13, 2017, 08:57:58 PM »
A few years ago,got DA and MDD Machine.Because I felt sad that was sell too cheap.DA and MDD active even now as for the create music.
When I am using MacOS9,have a peaceful mind.Then feel very nostalgic like Came back to the hometown.
Anyway,I think that Classic Mac had many Innovative softwares.It's useful a lot for me even now.

thanks for sharing Hiro ;D

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« Reply #486 on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:25 PM »
Yes, what happened with Hiro? One opening post and then pffft, gone. And after leaving the following gem: When I am using MacOS9, have a peaceful mind.
How much nearer perfection can one get in summation? Come back Hiro!
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« Reply #487 on: November 16, 2017, 01:24:32 PM »
Hello!

A good friend of mine sent me here after I posted a picture of my old G3 Beige Mac Desktop Rollerball Mouse.

The only computers I have ever personally bought were Macs.

I currently support a small office of about 40 Mac users after leaving a corporation that had a couple thousand PC users and about 50 MAC users.

I love everything about the Mac and it's workflow and ecology. I am upgrading to an iPhoneX to study that experience and workflow along side my two workstations. I use an iMac in the office and a Mini at home. I was using a MacBook Pro but I gave that up to an associate.

My goal for 2018 is to get all my old Mac's up and running for my own personal Mac Museum. And each machine will be capable of running some form of MAME Emulation.

I try to keep good notes on my personal development blog and I will be hitting up the knowledgeable in this community for much needed information. I will see what I can find and maybe contribute where I can.

HELLO!!!
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