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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2021, 07:11:19 PM »
For my G4 Power Mac QuickSilver.

3 120GB SSDs, 2 internal attached to the ATA/66 bus until I find a better solution that doesnt cost 1 million dollars, and a FireWire 120GB drive.

Picked up a 36GB Ultra 160 SCSI drive and APD-29160 controller for under 100 bucks. Its a spinner and not solid state but I want to see if a 64bit PCI card that was considered high end for this machine makes an appreciable difference in operation.

Installed 10.5.4 to see if Live 8 would run on this machine. Which it does, but will either need to go to 10.4.11 or find an older version that better ultilizes resources.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2021, 04:52:28 PM »
been messing about on my g4 mini,
so I installed Cubase Audio XT 3.0.
the crack worked and it ran fine.
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installed a Edirol fa-101 soundcard,
installed cubase 4,software crashes
on loading screen
when run after install!.

Try cubase 5 vst,
install works fine,crash after
install,gonna keep trying:-)
got a Midex8 to install tomorrow when
I get time..........

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2021, 10:31:10 AM »
I renumbered OSM maps in several passes using little memory. It worked even with 15 MB.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2021, 06:07:32 PM »
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Try cubase 5 vst,
install works fine,crash after
install,gonna keep trying:-)
got a Midex8 to install tomorrow when
I get time..........

It's crashing because of the stock "ASIO" driver!!!, you must move it from the ASIO folder and copy only the ASIO file for the Interface you are using,
the "Built-in" sound has many issues as explained including crashing any app using an AISO drive that is trying to access it

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Well the Instant DAW would require too many CDs; the way I installed it on the Mini (assumes you have 2 macs) was...
1) Boot the Mini in target mode
2) Connect to a working OS 9 unit that has:
     a) instant DAW files already downloaded on it
     b) The famous Ross mini CD image mounted on desktop
3) Run instant DAW and pick the mini's hard drive (connected via "target mode" as an external HD) as the destination drive
4) remove the newly created "multi-processing folder" under the extensions on the mini
5) copy from the Ross image to the mini hd:
     a) the ROM file
     b) any ATI extensions (delete the current ATI extensions on the mini)

Now you can boot to mini, but remove the ASIO drivers (BEFORE you attempt to launch Cubase) on the mini under the Cubase/ASIO and install firewire ASIO or USB ASIO for a working interface under OS 9, the stock system sound ASIO drivers will lock up Cubase and they are unusable

Lastly, if you just have the mini only: (no other OS 9 unit)
1) make 2 partitions
2) Install ROSS CD on Partition 2
3) Boot to partition 2 and follow the instructions above to create the instant DAW on the first partition

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2021, 02:07:48 AM »
cheers die hard:-)

yeah i copied the asio driver for my fa-101 into the asio folder,
but i have to admit i didnt get much time to trouble shoot it.
I will have a look later if i can get to the studio,i might have left
the old asio driver in place too that could definitely be the cause
,thank you so much for your help!.

I find it a challenge to get these old machines running,
OMS is something I am not too familiar with also,its good to learn
more about how the old system works:-)

I remember that people thought I was nuts running snow leopard
on my macs most of the time in the past when much newer Os's were out,now im going even
more back in time,lol!.
 
one of my friends was using a classic with his emu emulator II,
now that old mac was a really interesting machine.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2021, 03:12:06 AM by damo-blak »

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2021, 11:59:21 AM »
OMS setup is mostly automatic but still hard to grasp what happens and why.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
I got rid of some files from the Asio Directory,
it worked no more crashing,thanks for that die hard:)

got cubase 4 and 5 working now,
just a few problems with my roland soundcard driver to iron out now!

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2021, 10:54:49 AM »
Excellent :)

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2021, 11:41:49 AM »
I'm using it right now to use OS9L. I'm using Safari (since this laptop has Cheetah), so it was either this or an acmlmboard forum. Can't really do a whole lot with 10.3.9, and I've been trying to install 9.2 for the last few days, and if I get there I'll install Tiger and switch between the two whenever I need to. 9 is still my favorite, it's just that Classilla doesn't really like many websites anymore and a few games were 10 only (SimCity 4 comes to mind). My unique circumstances mean that for modern day tasks, this laptop is my best option. Otherwise, I could always use the Pentium II with 96 megabytes of RAM sitting to its immediate left. I like that computer, but its CD drive doesn't work and it doesn't have any USB drivers for me to get stuff on it, so I have no way to put stuff on it besides piping things over through floppies, which I at least do have a box of.
Might try out the new version of Haiku for fun later on down the line. I have it installed on an old Dell Inspiron that's sitting in a self-storage right now, but that install is beta 2 and I've been itching to try B3 out.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #84 on: September 09, 2021, 07:04:15 AM »
gotta rebuild a bunch of old audio plug-ins and one of my VST hosts to make the code more efficient and more compatible with future... pardon: current systems.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #85 on: September 09, 2021, 09:57:08 AM »
Iím writing a program that deletes attributes from HTML files. You make a settings file like this:
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #86 on: September 09, 2021, 05:22:52 PM »
Finally finished this minimal techno remix of a friend's track that I've been poring over for the past few days. Turned out very nice. Currently moving it over to my (modern) MacBook for mastering.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2021, 11:28:50 PM »
My PowerPC Macs are my main computers, so any computing tasks I do, I do through either them or my cheap, terrible cell phone, but the phone is only on YouTube and router duty because the web on phones sucks. I'm writing this post right now on my iBook G3 booted into 9.2.2, honestly astounded by the fact it reports another 39 minutes of battery life left, about an hour overall. I should get an SSD in it sometime to try to get that number even higher before I get around to repacking the battery, which I want to get done at some point, this laptop is probably my favorite laptop I've ever used. Though, I am considering eventually coming into a posession of a 14" G4 1.42 and using that for OS X, leaving this one for OS 9... I'll have to see if I can get one under $60.
The iMac is currently being used to draw graphics and access more strenuous, JS-heavy websites that even 10.4Fx couldn't handle. Stuff like Google web-apps and all that, but I feel like something is wrong with it because A. it's strangely sluggish compared to even Tiger on my other machines that are generally considered not super amazing Tiger computers (or YouTube videos of iMac G5s running Linux) even on lightweight WMs like IceWM, and B. it has a strange RAM reading of 1870 MB... which I can't really seem to make with any combination of common RAM sizes.
On the PMG4 front, a couple days ago, I got a GeForce4 MX 440 that was pulled from probably a QS, that said it was a working unit, and technically it booted when I threw it in my G4 with higher refresh rates and resolutions (sure, the MX 440 isn't a great card, but it's better than the Rage 128 with a whole 8 MB VRAM that probably is broken because I can't find reference online to anyone else that has an 8 MB Rage 128 card) but Quake III wouldn't run and trying to install the Nvidia drivers in OS 9 makes it freeze during boot. Also, blue and yellow lines show up all over the screen. So I wouldn't exactly call it "working", the most benefit of the doubt I can give it is that it got bumped in the mail. $15 I suppose could have been far worse, but it'd have been nice to receive a card I can install and forget.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2021, 11:32:36 AM »
I wrote a C++ program which searches multiple strings and replaces them in one pass. I had already such a program, but this one is better and comes in 4 versions (case (in)sensitive, diacritics (in)sensitive). Itís faster and it calculates how much memory it needs instead of asking an upper limit.

I finished the conversion of all my HTML pages to C macros, and thatís almost 1600 pages. Much could be done by one of my programs, but it required many manual corrections.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2021, 02:28:30 AM »
I figured out how Finder stores the window view settings.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2021, 06:51:48 AM »
I made a few memes with Photoshop.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2021, 07:54:51 AM »
Nice OS923!

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2021, 07:59:05 AM »
Tracked some acoustic GEEEtar... adding a vocal later today. My daughter wanted me to record a version of the Leonard Cohen tune  'Halelujah' for a Christmas gift. ;D

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2022, 02:04:59 PM »
I finally cracked how to boot between OS9.2.2, OSX Panther and OSX Tiger on my G3 B&W.

- Using a preconfigured SSD supplied by FdB all the way from the USA - which originally would not boot back into OS9.
Solution after much head-cudgelling was to replace the System Folder with a new one

Today's head-cudgelling -

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,6225.0.html



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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2022, 05:16:57 PM »

This image will only look weird to some of you. Also, the 640x480 windowboxing is anmoying, but it's just a driver thing. Now this iBook is triple-booting 9.2.2, Jaguar, and Tiger, but it still needs drivers and to go through the first boot setup.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #95 on: March 10, 2022, 03:43:01 AM »
Having realised that I was unhappy with having both Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.4.11 on one HD (as a result of a complicated reinstall a while back), I took the plunge and erased the HD, partitioned it and reinstalled Mac OS 9.2.2 (UK edition) and Mac OS X 10.2.8, to see the difference between that and 10.4.11, which worked quite well, but was a tad slow really. I have found a DVD/CD drive for my Pismo that actually reads CD's, so after years of having only DVD's to use as install disks, I was able to install 10.2 from my own previous disks and back-ups from way back when. It's nice (though only as a change, briefly from OS 9), though the Mail app is not able to connect at this point (which may make me go up to 10.3 or back to 10.4, as I do like to use email on my vintage Pismo and only with a dual boot, OS X machine do I find that possible to connect to my Mac dot com mail).
Having done all that, I then turned to writing a short history of Romani and Traveller people in Wales for a cultural heritage project I'm working on with the Welsh government, all in Office 2001. Not bad for a twenty-two year-old laptop!

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #96 on: March 10, 2022, 10:58:38 AM »
I got an aversion to REALbasic and I removed everything that reminds me of it after I saw that a simple TCP connection was crawling at 200 K/s.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2022, 11:46:13 AM »
Got my Sawtooth booting again (seems some RAM had gone back), put in an RME HDSP card and a Powercore. Not really sure how I feel about the Powercore. It's not that the effects sound bad, they're just not very versatile or creative.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #98 on: March 11, 2022, 02:57:47 PM »
Not really sure how I feel about the Powercore. It's not that the effects sound bad, they're just not very versatile or creative.

Yes, no real VIs and the Powercore 01 is not very inspiring...
However, the Powercore has one of the best compressors in the OS9 (24/7 C), awesome reverbs, and modulation; all of which, use up almost none of the Mac's CPU

And of course, the Master X3, if your lucky enough under Mac OS 9, is hands down, the best mastering MutiBand Compressor

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1146.0.html

More stuff on Master X3:

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2191.0.html

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #99 on: March 11, 2022, 03:54:37 PM »
its purpose is to do the bread and butter stuff there, with the result that you have your native CPU cycles free for the creative things.

also, it is basically the only proper traditional GEQ plug-in available for OS9.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2022, 08:24:12 AM »
Coding and listening to some web radio on my MDD while I'm writing this. It's a good old OS 9 sunday in Sweden ;)

 


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