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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2020, 08:39:36 AM »
ordered an ADC to VGA adapter so that i can connect 3 monitors without the need of a third graphics card.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2020, 10:09:29 AM »
Added another MDD to my 'machine room' rack... taking the opportunity to re-route some of the spaghetti mess into a more organized mess! Everything going into my patchbays to ensure that NOTHING works properly now!! ;D

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2020, 01:46:02 PM »
More testing and debugging, made Disk Copy image back ups of over 100 floppies ... probably still have another 100 still to go at least.

Still left to do: install one of the two 40 x 40 x 10 ball-bearing fans into the ADS Firewire drive case so that thing will stop incessantly whining at me. Also try to remember what the second fan I ordered was for.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2020, 01:12:44 PM »
Necro posting...

Installed OS9 on the 1.42 mac mini and finished the first level of Tomb Raider 1. Also have Flashback ready to install and run. Will check out ArchiCAD 5 and 6 on the weekend.

Went to bed and browsed eBay for QS and MDD machines....I want one! 

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2020, 02:55:00 PM »
this week i sorted a few files.

in numbers:

data compressed and decompressed: about 15 TB
data tranferred in LAN: about 10 TB
antivirus scanned under windows: about 8 TB
data moved: 6.1 TB
data deleted from trashes: about 8 TB
files renamed: more than 18,000
BD-RE DL burnt: 22

took almost 7 days.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2020, 03:21:11 PM »
Still left to do: install one of the two 40 x 40 x 10 ball-bearing fans into the ADS Firewire drive case so that thing will stop incessantly whining at me.

which one did you choose? that is also on my to do list. for all enclosures and desktop macs.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2020, 06:35:13 AM »
Planning on updating my website today (I use my iBook and Dreamweaver to work on my site) :)
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
I use the free Wi-Fi in the city center. Then I copy from Android 9 to Windows 10. Then I copy to Windows XP. Then I convert to something that can be used on OS 9. Then I archive everything on OS 9. Then I have to read everything and make a list of what I want to copy next and one of these days I go the other way round.

I don't use one computer for everything. I use my computers in chain in 2 directions. Step up or downgrade.

My Windows 10 notebook is now fully installed with new drivers. I have to convert MHTML to HTML or PDF. I have to convert PDFs to version 1.4.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2020, 11:42:59 PM »
Opened up my iBook G3 to replace the thermal pads on the CPU and GPU with thermal paste. Now it won't shut (highspots under the trackpad on both sides) and the display backlight doesn't come on. Augggggggggggggggggggh.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2020, 09:09:19 AM »
Replaced the PSU in my MDD. The original AcBel one died with lots of smoke and sparking sounds. Luckily I had a Samsung replacement ready. Maybe it's me but I think the dreaded psu fans in the Samsung PSU is less noisy than the AcBel ones. May be wishful thinking though.
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2020, 04:59:26 AM »
Started working on some new software yesterday. Will continue today. Mac OS Classic forever! :)
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2020, 06:20:37 AM »
Go Knez Go!!!!!! ;D

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2020, 01:05:29 PM »
I installed a gl.inet Microrouter N300 so I can connect my G4 9.2.2 to Wi-Fi on a secure WPA2 connection instead of WEP. There are no Ethernet connections near my G4. I had to minimally configure the gl.inet on my modern Mac but when the router reboots the Wi-Fi autoconnects. No need to manage the connection. Configure the SSID and password that's it.

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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2021, 04:04:52 PM »
I use my mac mini running Classic most days to process art for use in a graphical chat community. (I seriously need something to run MacOS 9 natively lol preferably a laptop since I have way too many computers/monitors in my workspace)

I use Graphic Converter v6.5.2 to convert the bmp files the artists create to pict files to bring into Macromedia Director 4.04 to create the file that I then run through a proprietary program we have to convert the director file to a file I can upload to the database for use in the ‘game’ (members do play games there, but it’s also a chat community)
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Re: What did you do with your PowerPC Mac today?
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2021, 07:07:44 AM »
Processing some movies for cornica.org, meanwhile listening to web radio via SoundJam and occasionally chatting with my facebook friends via the IRC2Facebook bridge. Who says you can't get things done with "old Macs / OSes"? It's all a matter of knowing how and some flexibility :)

Granted, this is one of the moments I'd love to have true multi-tasking for faster app switching but then I look at the downsides of it ... nah, I live happier this way.
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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.

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