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Storage Technologies / Re: SCSI Quick Mount?
« Last post by Syntho on April 24, 2019, 05:26:50 AM »
Now I'm wondering why this feature wasn't built into the OS. Is there some sort of danger or reliability issue when mounting a SCSI drive after the fact?
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Video Capturing & Editing Software / Re: Screen Recordings.
« Last post by Astroman on April 24, 2019, 03:58:40 AM »
... For sure, more modern cheap solutions in HD can make ones live more easy, but I don't like the ongoing "is not possible" myths. ;)
It's not about any 'impossible myth' but simply about the technical conditions of the process.
The term 'in OS9 natively' implies 'from the original hardware, right out of the box' and that is NOT possible with a decent screen resolution to show up some DAW work.
(btw I couldn't even add another PCI card because not free slot left)
Those cards were ultra expensive back then and no go for bargain because (practically) no one deals with analog video anymore.

A presentation video should be a smooth experience for the viewer.
I once fiddled around on a Win XP box without success (3Ghz Dualcore and much faster Ram).
The simple solution was in fact a remote desktop session session captured by standard Quicktime on a MacMini (2.5 Ghz Dualcore) and both the convenience of operating the XP application and the crisp result were superior than anything I tried in Windoze.

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MacNosy has a weird interface, but it works for 68K and PPC code resources. It can't see PPC code in a data fork. (Copy the data fork into a resource.) If you want to do better than MacNosy then you have much work.
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I tried Kingston A400 , Patriot Burst and GoodRam cx400.
All of these SSD's were around 120GB.
I had no problem with format it on MDD when i attached it to the Pata->Sata , and my flashed Digitus PCI/Sata on OSX Tiger
https://www.digitus.info/de/produkte/computer-zubehoer-und-komponenten/computer-zubehoer/io-karten/ds-33101-1/?PL=pl

OS9 started from  SSD  without any issue.

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Video Capturing & Editing Software / Re: Screen Recordings.
« Last post by IIO on April 24, 2019, 01:33:32 AM »
Anyone care to elaborate on HOW this was done?

he is using a second computer with a PCI card for recording video, something in that area.
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Video Capturing & Editing Software / Re: Screen Recordings.
« Last post by IIO on April 24, 2019, 01:30:55 AM »
Thats no true. There is some software for natively screenrecording out there. For sure not for HDvideos

with tools like the one from ambrosia, screenrecorder or max/jitter, you are limited to someting around 300*500 pixels at 12 fps on a QS2002 - or a b it more on a MDD.

not really sufficient to make a tutorial video.

hardware solutions under USD 100 are usually limited to HD/2k, so you have to change resolution if yours is bigger, but they work great otherwise.

nanopicos idea to use VNC isnt bad either, it should free the host from more than 50% of the CPU load compared to local recording. but i have yet to try it (using "OS9VNC", the one with the deamon/extension)
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I have the same problem on start-up:Lots of lines "USB Setup Error: 5c000000 80000" alternating every other line with "USB Setup Error: 5c000000 80001". Then at the end "1 1 2 failed to respond." Then comes the Welcome to Open Firmware message.

I'm using a PowerMac G4 with Mirrored-Drive Doors, order #M9145LL/A, model #M8570, model ID PowerMac3,6.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this, or get more diagnostics from the computer?

Thanks.

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I would like to disassemble and decompile this PPC exec. What can you suggest me?

There are a few options, but none of them are all that good.
  • If you can, try using MacNosy. It apparently is great, though I have never used it. I tried to, failed, and gave up a while ago.
  • Macintosh Programmer's Workshop has a DumpPEF command. It breaks the PEF into sections, annotates non-code, and even does some disassembly for you. Unfortunately, it doesn't note the destinations of branches or jumps.
  • PEF Explorer is a clever small application. You drop a file on it, and it lets you visually examine the various parts of the PEFs inside. It actually finds function names and correctly identifies calls to imported data, but is still pretty bad.
  • MacsBug (Apple's debugger) is pretty good at debugging running applications. It is okay at disassembling PEFs, but only looks at ones which are loaded into memory. It works best when you already understand the program you are looking at.
  • Not that long ago I tried Ghidra in response to the post by franklin_m above. It has a bunch of cool features, but doesn't understand Mac-specific stuff.
  • I have my own very unfinished program to do this, which I haven't worked on in a while. It was an attempt to turn PEFs into buildable program listings. It's nowhere near done, but you can try it if you want to. https://github.com/DBJ314/dePEF-and-disasm

That's all the options I can think of. My tests were a while ago, so I don't know where to find most of this stuff.
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Video Capturing & Editing Software / Re: Screen Recordings.
« Last post by Protools5LEGuy on April 23, 2019, 04:33:42 PM »
If you wish to learn also Protools, check http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3219.0.html

These tutorials were made using only 1 computer (a G4 450 I guess), but with a 640x480 or 800x600 resolution IIRC. And they only work with old Quicktime I am afraid


I am sure a the combination G4 VNC server running protools + anyother computer with Vnc Viewer + a screen capture + audio recording software works if running over Gigabit Ethernet if you are on a cheap. And I mean using more that 800x600.
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