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##### Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! / Re: Temporarily disabling devices from the device tree in Open Firmware
« Last post by Daniel on June 18, 2019, 07:34:32 PM »
I suppose I could load it from a file or use telnet.

For some reason I never bother to do it
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##### Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! / Re: Temporarily disabling devices from the device tree in Open Firmware
« Last post by macStuff on June 18, 2019, 07:08:05 PM »
daniel;
is there some type of OF emulation that you could run in a virtualized space to be able to cut + paste such stuff?
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##### Mac CPU Upgrades / Re: PowerMac G4 (AGP)
« Last post by MrPuffin on June 18, 2019, 06:01:23 PM »
ive always wanted to upgrade it; but im not going to go spend 200-300 bucks buying a jacked up price cpu upgrade by price gaugers on ebay to do it. i know from experience how buggy + how much of a nightmare some cpu upgrades can be.

This is My exact feelings for mine. wasnt sure if there were cheaper alternatives to upgrade my good old Mac. but sometimes i take on challenges just for the experience of doing it.
in this case i will probably pass

would be nice to know its the same mac i had as a kid with More upgrades but i guess for things that need more power.
albeit no OS 9 i have my 15" PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz with 2GB or my iBook G3 w/32mb video @ 800Mhz with OS9 /10.4.11

looked in my area for some older G4 Towers seems there are a few spread out but they vary from $50 for models i dont want all the way up to$250 for people seeing theirs as treasure
but there is a mini G4 for \$50 just unsure of specs or even  if it has power cord
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##### Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! / Re: Temporarily disabling devices from the device tree in Open Firmware
« Last post by Daniel on June 18, 2019, 12:49:10 PM »
My work on the sil3124 project has forced me to figure out how to do this.

If you want to load fcode that does anything actually interesting, the device node has to have an open instance as you do it. Normally this would be handled by the system when it loads fcode from roms, but doing it from the user interface takes deep magic.

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load hd:,\path\to\filedev /your-device: open true ; : close ; : init load-base 1 byte-load ;" /your-device" select-dev init0 to my-self
Here is the exact incantation that I have to type every single time I want to test the fcode I am writing:
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load hd:14,\sil3124.fcodedevalias s71 /pci@f2000000/pci1095,7124devalias s31 /pci@f2000000/SIL3124dev s71: open true ; : close ; : init load-base 1 byte-load ;" s71" select-devinit0 to my-self" s31" open-dev constant s31-ihdir s31/sil3124,port0/disk:,\
And then when the test invevitably fails, then I have to manually read and write chip registers to figure out where the show-stopping bug is this time. Low-level development is completely insane.
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##### General Hardware Discussions / Re: Knowing which MDD Macs to avoid
« Last post by Protools5LEGuy on June 18, 2019, 07:29:07 AM »
Coward

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##### System Utilities & File Management / Apple File Security Document?
« Last post by macStuff on June 18, 2019, 04:47:27 AM »
Type = "enc2"; Creator = "crp2"

" In List view, each file was described as an "Apple File Security Document".
Double-clicking gave me the opportunity to enter the password and decrypt.
One can re-encrypt in OS9 through the ctrl-click menu."

anyoen know what these creator/type codes match up with?

references:
https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_to_open_and_migrate_your_old_stuffit_archives

https://kb.iu.edu/d/aiqv
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Introduced in Mac OS 9, Apple File Security is a utility for encrypting files so that they cannot be opened without entering a password. It initially used 56-bit key encryption, but to improve security, Apple upgraded it in OS 9.1 to use a 128-bit key instead. To use it, follow these steps:

In the Finder, highlight the file you would like to encrypt by clicking it once.
From the File menu, choose Encrypt. Apple File Security will prompt you to enter a password and confirmation. By default, the file's password will be added to any Mac OS Keychain, unless you clear the Add to Keychain checkbox.
Note: If you add a file's password to the Keychain, you only have to remember the Keychain's password in order to access the file. On the other hand, you will need to remember every password not added to the Keychain. In this case, you should be careful to remember passwords assigned to individual files.

The following items can't be encrypted:

Folders
Disks
Volumes
Items in the System Folder
Items that are open or locked
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##### Application Development & Programming in the Classic Mac OS / KDK's
« Last post by macStuff on June 18, 2019, 04:12:26 AM »
im trying to compile these for the support of the PPC platform;
these files are no longer available through Apple;
does anyone have?

Kernel Debug Kit 10.5.8 build 9L30 (DMG) (PPC)

Kernel Debug Kit 10.4.11 (PowerPC) build 8S165 (DMG)

i've found the one for 10.3.9 at least

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##### General Hardware Discussions / Re: Knowing which MDD Macs to avoid
« Last post by macStuff on June 18, 2019, 04:08:51 AM »
i dont have a DA. tell the guy asking the question, Bsharvy! not me!
im not doing any cpu mods.
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##### General Hardware Discussions / Re: Knowing which MDD Macs to avoid
« Last post by Protools5LEGuy on June 17, 2019, 01:41:08 PM »
Chris,  all D. A.  can use the QS CPU daughter board if you make the 4th leg mod.
That mod is just give +12 volts to that 4th leg.
I have a DA originally 466 MHz and upgraded it with QS'02 GHz dual daughter board.
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##### General Hardware Discussions / Re: Knowing which MDD Macs to avoid
« Last post by macStuff on June 17, 2019, 09:37:16 AM »
bsharvy: its not an actual quicksilver; its a "digital audio" g4,
i personally would grab it if you need a g4; its got alot in common with the real quicksilver units;
and i think u could order a 933mhz quicksilver cpu and swap it in; am i right guys?
are the digital audios compatible with the quicksilver cpus? they haev the same 133mhz FSB/Mem speed i think

ive never had a digital audio g4 ive always wanted one, but i have a sawtooth + quicksilver + mdd already;
dont need anymore G4s lol but if i had the chance to score one i probably would grab it

Mactron; i already knew your opinion would be that   i stated my opinion; my opinion is different from yours.
thank god we live in a world where everyone is not the same.
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