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Hello I own Powerbook G3 Pismo and I've big problems with Mac OS 9 intallation directly on firewire or restoring 9.0.4 with I own on firewire drive. I've tried restore 9.0.4 retail versions 9.1 and 9.2.1 and all of them have strange problems with booting, hanging or system errors. Mac OS X runs fine without any problems versions 10.0-10.4. I'm thinking maybe I make something wrong  ??? but I don't know what. I don't have internal hard drive in Pismo because of broken ribbon hard drive flex cable. Please help :)
Mactech nicely remember older C programming document for Mac OS 9 and OSX PPC:
MACINTOSH C CARBON: A Hobbyist's Guide To Programming the Mac OS in C
but it is missing pictures, so here is complete(?) online version:
there was also at ftp pdf version and demostration programs at:
That server sometimes answer to ping, but I didn't get connected, has anybody those files from ftp?
Plugins (VST,TDM,RTAS,MAS) / Re: SSL free plugs
« Last post by erickorbly on June 16, 2019, 03:51:10 AM »
I have ssl xism
Want some feedback.

I have an iMac G4 USB 2.0 1GHz 15 inch system.

Using this install media:,2143.0.html

Mac OS 9 installs just fine. However, sometimes I get stuck at 256 colors and I can't figure out why. I've managed to revert it back to "Millions of colors" only to get stuck with 256 again at the moment.

256 might be acceptable for the games I want to play but Marathon seems to want to run with bizzaro colors when like that and not run at all at millions of colors -- this is something else I don't understand.

The only real wrinkle here is that I'm using an IDE to SD card adapter instead of a hard disk with an SD extension cable to make this externally accessable. I then have a 128gb sd card for OS X and a 64gb SD card for OS 9.

Could booting to OS X be causing me to trip something to disable the graphics driver? If so how can I work around this (preferably permanently)?

Really appreciate any insight and I'm so glad there is a community that still runs OS 9, it's such a cool OS.
I needed help. Mine is a 9.2 2 and install was from the 9.2.2 universal cd. If I remember, it was a drag and drop. Can I be able to reset my password? I have tinkered with the multi-user preference and shutdown, now unfortunately, I am locked by a password which I can't recall making.

I will appreciate any help which will come my way.
General Hardware Discussions / Re: Got a Quicksilver 933!
« Last post by Philgood on June 15, 2019, 05:30:52 AM »
Nothing beats an G3 iMac in Noise levels  -afro-

I just rebuilt my old 400Mhz DV model from 1999.
I changed a big Cap, Resistor for the Flyback transformer and
the flyback itself and replaced the dead mecanical hard drive for a CF card.
General Hardware Discussions / Re: Got a Quicksilver 933!
« Last post by macStuff on June 15, 2019, 04:39:52 AM »
congrats i got the same quicksilver;
i never had any problem with the fans in the 933; the 933 is one of the best models to get if you want quiet no-fuss powermac g4
i got a griffin gport in mine aswell as a 64bit ATA133 controller.
General Hardware Discussions / Re: Got a Quicksilver 933!
« Last post by kharm on June 15, 2019, 02:05:42 AM »
Current state of affairs on my QS. (Thanks FdB for a very helpful PM BTW)

I have:
- cleaned all fans including PSU fan (Case fan and PSU very dusty - CPU not so bad)
- disconnected DVD drive
- disconnected 2nd HDD

I'm still not happy with the noise level.

I realised I could position the machine behind a wall (glad the Apple Studio Display has a decent length cable!) and this does help when sitting at my studio desk but in the areas of my room more exposed to the machine it's still pretty noisy (eg. where the piano is which I like to mic up from time to time!).

I think I'll try a new case fan and hopefully that will get me over the line. Otherwise I will sell the QS and go back to my Indigo iMac.

I'm looking at this one:

Noctua NF-A12x25-ULN 120mm 3 Pin 1200RPM Fan (

Any thoughts?
what im doing here is adding the content that was removed by apple themselves from previous versions of the same page
the links below ive just added from 2005 and ive linked them all to the existing downloads under the mirror content
wooo hooo! :) if anyone has any ADC content from 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001,
id like to get all the development SDK's at least posted from 8.6 thru to 10.4.8 is my main focus;
unfortunately that stuff is the hardest to find on google now; (for instance i cant find any of those kernel debug kits much easier to find leopard/snow leopard stuff
but im sure that stuff will begin to dry up + dissappear aswell now or at least slowly be unintentionally (or intentionally) obfuscated

as it is now there is only one or two downloads of stuff below snow leopard on the developer downloads (
i wish i had archived things in the past! need a real time machine :D

nice collection!

i will be getting alot of them soon from a friend; just got to wait till he can upload them;
hopefully he will getting alot of them to KNEZ to make available
(If knez is available.. lol)

I understand the ADC cds used to rotate between 4 different formats::
-System Software edition
-Reference library edition
-Mac OS SDK Edition
-Tool Chest Edition

updating the "collective collection" each time with new versions
so really if u divide the twelve months of the year by 4; thats 3 different sets of cds per year
depending on what your looking for; you need to go after the right "edition"

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