Author Topic: Sonnet Crescendo software for OS 9 and earlier  (Read 818 times)

Offline MacOS Plus

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Sonnet Crescendo software for OS 9 and earlier
« on: October 23, 2016, 09:23:21 PM »
  I have a number of different kinds of Sonnet CPU upgrades running happily in various systems.  Content that they were working, I never really looked into whether or not I had the latest available version(s) of the Crescendo installer for OS 9 and earlier, nor the OS 9 versions of the various firmware updaters and NVRAM patchers.  At some point much of this dropped off the Sonnet website leaving OS X-only stuff.

Here's a quick summary of what I own:

- Nubus G3 (Several versions from 225 through 500MHz)
- Nubus G4 360MHz
- L2 G3 (240MHz I think, currently reporting such in a Performa 6360)
- ZIF G4 1GHz (One good, one possibly dead)
- MDX G4 Dual 1.8GHz

  I got thinking about this because I need to get the ZIF G4 working in a B&W on OS 9, but this machine had only ever had OS X installed.  The system crapped out when the first ZIF G4 apparently died, at which point I reverted to a standard CPU for a while.  The OS X installation has since gotten damaged beyond repair, and I don't have any intention of re-installing OS X on it because it was painfully slow compared to some other machines I've acquired since then.

  Please post download links if possible, thanks.

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Re: Sonnet Crescendo software for OS 9 and earlier
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 10:28:58 AM »
I have some stuff. I'm not certain this is what you need, but here's the installers for 2.3.1, 2.3.1b, 3.1, and something I have called "Driver 2.3.1" - it might be identical to the software installer.

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Re: Sonnet Crescendo software for OS 9 and earlier
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 02:14:06 PM »
it makes me cringe to see mac users posting ZIP files :o theres been a few threads on these basic mac topics,
theres no need to place a .sit file inside a .zip file!!
.sit is already a binary format and is safe enough. it doesnt need to be further encapsulated

i personally prefer to use .img files encoded to macbinary .bin format heres a thread written explaining how to do that from any intel based mac for the purpose of uploading files that are eventualy destined for a mac os 9 machine:

creating img.bin file from OSX for transferring over the net to mac os 9,2472.msg14126.html#msg14126

a note on expanding:,3173.msg20344.html#msg20344

id love to try a ZIF 1Ghz G4 in my B+W G3 but its so tempermental
i probably would want to track down a yikes machine........ (which ive been meaning to do anyway as the yikes is compatible with some cards that dont work in the G4 AGP versions)