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purakee

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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #180 on: July 22, 2017, 06:21:47 AM »

Turns out my theory is wrong, the iBook G4 halts at open transport and bombs again. The same with extensions off.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #181 on: July 22, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »

Just as an FYI (for those new to unsupported notebooks), the "Gold Standard" is missing from Mactron's spreadsheet...
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17" (Al) Specs
Identifiers: 17-Inch - M8793LL/A - PowerBook5,1 - A1013


This unit is still available on ebay very inexpensively and has very compatible Mac OS 9 hardware... I will add more testing details when I get the time.

If you already own an iBook, please press on :)

I just included this info. if a user was thinking of getting a great Mac OS 9 notebook
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2018, 06:55:01 PM »

the Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17" works fully?
Thats awesome. I've been wanting a 17" powerbook but been holding off because none would run OS9 and I already have 17" macbook pros to run OSX. What installer would I use? (I'm assuming it uses a custom one?)
its the only model that will run OS9? Not the likes of the newer 1.5 or 1.67 models?

Edit - Sorry about going off topic here, the prospect of OS9 on a 17" powermac is exciting to me. I just don't know how to remove my post now that its been maid.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #183 on: January 09, 2018, 05:43:23 AM »

Thanks. It's a really useful and great amount of info. I have created an excel file for my self, to easy sorting this data. I have attached it, in case someone needs it in this way.

thanks for this great reference; and for including the xls file.. very handy indeed
you made this with microsoft office for mac os 9?

*ahhh* i just love the way that text looks on mac os 9
i remember back in the early 2000s a great deal of effort was put forth by
designers to get this great crisp text to look properly inside flash player
and alot of the websites back then were designed with the same look + feel of the text

i used to use fontographer back then to design my own typefaces...
i was a typeface addict, back in 1997 time period, i spent many nights downloading
fonts from hotline servers

i should try to dig up my old backup cds + find an os9 copy of macromedia fontographer
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #184 on: January 09, 2018, 06:33:31 AM »

the Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17" works fully?
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Edit - Sorry about going off topic here, the prospect of OS9 on a 17" powermac is exciting to me. I just don't know how to remove my post now that its been maid.
sorry to disappoint you (I have the 15", 1ghz)... it does indeed boot into OS9 and is usable, but seriously crippled. No graphic acceleration, the left side ports are dead, no Airport, Ethernet looses autoconfig (needs manual/fixed setting of your LAN port), USB on the right side is 1.1 and very slow, FW may or may not work (depends on previous setup or stuff connected during boot)
It's no comparison to the machine's performance in OSX 10.4 classic mode. /ot
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #185 on: April 02, 2018, 02:44:00 PM »

I am sorry, I did not get any message and of course have been offline because I am trying to restrict my Net usage.

When  was in the MBU, I was not a programmer--I was a learning specialist (or trainer if you will ) in the technical support division. The limits of what we did "officially" would be to remove the product entirely.

So I have no real knowledge to be able to contribute. I should have made that more clear, and I apologize.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #186 on: September 15, 2018, 10:22:19 AM »

Greetings, friends. Is anyone still interested in this project? Has anything come about as a result of these efforts? I myself am not experienced with advanced coding; however, i'm certainly willing to dedicate my time to test on my machines and providing user feedback. i'm trying to improve my skills so that i can write new programs and improve upon existing ones to keep OS9 alive doing more and more.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2018, 03:33:06 PM »

You bet. We have all sorts of cool stuff. I built ROMs that can boot the Mac mini and (slightly) raise the RAM ceiling, with more to come.

github.com/elliotnunn/cdg5
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #188 on: July 08, 2019, 08:53:52 AM »

Hi guys.

How it the project going?  Is there anything I can try to run yet that is all in one package?
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #189 on: January 07, 2024, 11:49:19 AM »

any progress on this?

i was just thikning the other day - what about taking whats already out there and pushing out QoL improvements as a small update package instead of a full refresh out of the gate.   there are multi processor extensions for macos9 already from daystar for example - tweaking those to support 2 instead of 4 of the newer QS board, or newer radeon/geforce cards have backwards compatibility for opengl and translation layers of their previous generations. rather than pushing for the new rendering tech - how about rewriting for the new cards to function just with the older instruction sets - leverage the clocks/package sizes/vram flat out and forget (for now) the newer features?

just a thought
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #190 on: January 07, 2024, 01:50:29 PM »

That sounds like an OS 9.2.3

That actually sounds like a reasonable idea, but without all of the hardware available in one place (like an Apple dev lab) to ensure compatibility across everything, I wonder if it's not opening a new can of worms. Of course, then there could be OS 9.2.3.1, 2, 3………

I think a really productive thing to do would be to gather up in one place all of the various OF hacks, ROM changes etc. that have been developed just to get OS9 running on the unsupporteds. The fact that we have some members who are qualified to do that (Sadly, I'm NOT one of those  :P ) is amazing enough. If we have one or more of those with enough time on their hands to actually accomplish it, that would be even more so. 
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #191 on: January 08, 2024, 09:34:16 AM »

Yes, one milestone of this site was to resurrect the Apple (Apple Software Restore) found here:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1822.0.html

So, any member that want to batch together a bunch of fixes for a specific machine or create a new "9.2.3" version, I will post post the ASR image in the downloads.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #192 on: January 09, 2024, 04:33:36 AM »

the opposite procedure seems more safe and convienient for most people: you install the full OS for your fw-800, tibook 1.3 or macmini, and then you simply add your third party system extensions, hardwaredrivers, and (unless you want to take the chance and clean it out) merge the preferences folders.

the all-in-one idea to upgrade "older" existing system folders is still not wrong, and i must say i am also looking forward to that netboot project.
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Re: Any one want to help build a community made OS 9.3?
« Reply #193 on: April 10, 2024, 06:43:31 PM »

Hey folks, whatever happened to this project? Has it made any progress? Would / could modernized internet connectivity be considered for such a project?
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