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Offline teroyk

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Tascam FW-series drivers
« on: August 05, 2017, 01:46:03 AM »
Here is the list for Tascam FW-series Mac OS 9 drivers:
FW-1884:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/229/fw1884_os9_1_2_0.hqx
FW-1804:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/309/fw1804_os9_1_4_0.hqx
FW-1082:
Oldest drivers ever released is for OSX 10.2  :(

But only problem is how to open those hqx with Mac, Stuffit says that it's not compressed or decoded.
I only way uncompress/undecode it with Unar of Debian Linux, but of course it lost resource forks. I tested even download it in old way with Netscape 4 and unstuff it with Stuffit Expander 5.5 and 7.0.
Who can open those hqx:s?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 06:21:49 AM by teroyk »
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 06:47:53 PM »
stuff should be able to do that. is your download bigger than 0 kilobytes? ;)
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 05:17:22 AM »
It's 1.2 MB.  If I look MD5 checksum of fw1884_os9_1_2_0.hqx on OS X it is 227afca63a8aed18bfcf64002085eb98. Four first letters are readable: ST65. Does that give any hint how to decode?
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 12:52:07 PM »
no idea. but try keka, then you know if it the files or your OSX what stinks. :)
"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?"
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 02:05:39 PM »
no idea. but try keka, then you know if it the files or your OSX what stinks. :)

Of course I tried with Mac OS 9 first. On OS X Keka decode it to zip file that uncompress to hqx and that decoded to zip. It was forever loop.
Program called The Unarchiver on OS X 10.6 can decode it and it seems that resource forks also decoded.
But I hope that somebody find solution with Mac OS 9 that another people that aren't as skill full can use Tascam also.
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 05:45:18 PM »
On OS X Keka decode it to zip file that uncompress to hqx and that decoded to zip

aha. then it is not a hqx file. :)
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 10:55:55 AM »
greetings fellow mac enthusiasts!

ive located a driver archive file for the tascam drivers
ive attached the file to this post

cheers!

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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 12:37:00 PM »
ive located a driver archive file for the tascam drivers
ive attached the file to this post

Thank you for that. Your package has installer. Drivers from Tascam web-site doesn't have, you have to install extensions right folders by your self.
Although Installer locating very long time (about 30 minutes) right folders with big hard drive. Anyway tested to work with FW-1884.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 12:56:43 PM by teroyk »
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Re: Tascam FW-series drivers
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2017, 11:57:42 PM »
Greetings TeroyK!

im glad to be of help! maybe the good folks in charge around here can put it someplace more visible. It's dissappointing how so many companies dont have the mindfulness to keep their support files accessible!

take care :)