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#51 2015-05-03 22:56:08

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yep still very much usable... the Rage128 isnt so much slow, just that the Radeon is significantly faster. But yes the issue of compatibility is another thing again.  smile


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#52 2015-05-10 06:40:57

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Welp, I had a small success today in that I got one of my pair of CC's to power on. After giving the pins a clean up on the IIvx board got it booting again the other day, I decided to give the less pretty of the two CC's the same treatment with a brush and then got me some ignition again, albeit with no bong so I dare say this board does need some work. I beleive this CC already had a failed HDD years back so this flashing floppy type activity doesnt concern me overly much so.

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This makes me happy anyway. If you are wondering about the grubby mess, this machine belonged to my younger sister about 15 years ago until the HDD died about 5 years later. By young I mean, I was only 13 myself when she got this.

Now to give the board a clean up on the other one and see if I can get sucksqueezebangblow out of it. smile

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#53 2015-05-10 07:33:15

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Thats one dirty CC! Should come up nice with a bit of a spit and polish though. smile

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#54 2015-05-10 07:38:05

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Tonight is just getting better! big_smile

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Stiff brush across all the IC legs and CC #2 which I got from the original owner around 12 years ago now boots up again complete with a healthy chime. Definitely seems to have evidence of caps gone leakies in the past however so this one will be going at the very top of the recap pile with my SE/30 board.

It turns out I removed the HDD from the other one entirely hence the lack of activity, and this one spins up and then dies again which seems to be a common mode of failure for this era of Quantum drive. Unfortunately I havent any 7.x boot floppies at present (gotta make some new ones now the 9600 is on the web) but I am confident that it will boot up fine. smile

One thing I notice about this machine however is it has a shadow in the top left corner as though suffering magnetic interference, however there is no real source of the above present and the other CC set up in the same position does not do it.


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#55 2015-05-11 16:58:07

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

If it was an arcade monitor, I'd try degaussing, then adjustment of the color purity rings. Is that even a thing on those tiny trinitrons?


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#56 2015-05-11 18:30:22

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Welp, tonights efforts have paid dividends. This is how that filthy CC that yesterday looked like it was pulled from a sewer looks now...

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After jumping through hoops to get a CC-bootable system onto the 160Mb HDD that I removed from the SE (which I want to put a Miniscribe back into), due to a bodgy install floppy which I took to be a faulty FDD, I finally now have one of these little terrors up and running flawlessly and no longer looking as though it was pulled from a dumpster. I ended up putting the better board out of the other machine into this, whilst carrying over the VRAM upgrade SIMM from the old board, meaning 16-bit colour allll day! big_smile I also pulled a PDS ethernet card out of the cupboard and rehomed it inside the CC as well... So, there is one more Color Classic back up and functioning in the world again. smile

The other one would seem to have no functioning degauss circuit as it is devoid of the typical "thunk" sound of said feature when the hard power switch is turned on, which would explain the magnetised appearance. From memory, that machine has actually never done the normal degaussing sound when it was powered on, just a quiet squeak unlike all the other trinitron-equipped machines which have quite an audible thud sound as the tube degausses. In any case, that machine is full of dust (the FDD is caked with it), so I will give that a thorough cleanout before I even think about putting it together. As it stands I'm having a phenomenally difficult time removing the hard drive as every single pair of my longnose pliers has gone walkabouts. hmm This is actually the reason why I ended up just assembling the filthy one as the first runner of the two... I had already removed the hard drive years ago and I had that hard drive still sitting round sled and all, so I simply swapped the sled onto the good drive and slid it in smile

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#57 2015-05-11 18:43:33

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

If we lived closer I'd totally trade my Mac TV for it.

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#58 2015-05-11 18:55:10

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TheWhiteFalcon wrote:

If we lived closer I'd totally trade my Mac TV for it.

I'd give almost anything for a Mac TV... they were never sold here in Australia. sad Closest thing we had whilst being totally different (and admittedly pretty cool still and only available in Australia) was the 5500/250 DE, one of which I do own... But it just isnt the same. I have normal 575's and 520's and 580's coming out my ears, but the likelyhood of having a TV is unfortunately quite slim. sad

Legit.. I am that jelly of your TV, Falcon. lol


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#59 2015-05-12 00:18:00

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Very nice restoration work.

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#60 2015-05-12 03:52:39

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Cheers mate I'm glad my work is appreciated smile I love getting constructive feedback here... seems to be a little more forthcoming than on some other forums, and definitely helps encourage me to keep doing it, and likewise I hope others here find inspiration in the work and words of their peers as I do. smile

So I received an exciting package on my doorstep this morning from my recently found locallish Mac compadre, containing the OEM TwinTurbo graphics card for the 9600, a NuBus ethernet card to go into the IIvx, and a new copy of Tiger to replace my barely used retail copy that decided to stop working and inconveniently trash my formerly bootable 10.4 Install during an Archive/Install on the G4. Both cards are now installed in their respective machines now, however I have not set up or tested the IIvx yet but I expect it shall network just fine with the 9600 as a bridge machine at worst. As for the TT card, it was a pain to install due to being (I thought rather unnneccesarily given that the extended portion of the board is totally bare) a full-length card, however it works beatifully... In fact I am mindblown by the resolutions it is capable of displaying in decent color depth, and it isnt by any means slow to render for a nearly 20 year old graphics card.... and more to the point it does not have painful lines and artifacts through it like the rather ill Rage128 card did, so I can now comfortably use the 9600 as a vintage daily. smile

Now I guess if can get enthused I might set to work rebuilding from the carnage that the faulty Tiger disc created seeing as though I have a free day to burn and it is blowing a gale outdoors.


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#61 2015-05-12 04:27:08

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I was reading an old LEM article today, and someone mentioned their 9600 had a habit of murdering GPU's. Didn't give a lot of detail but I thought of your case.

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#62 2015-05-12 06:32:06

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Hmmmmm interesting.... I have heard of them slaughtering onboard SCSI controllers when using a certain Sonnet upgrade but the GPU one is new... that said it is quite possible, as my now derelict G5 dual-processor among other things had a tendency towards gobbling up RAM modules.

This card actually gave up the ghost just out of the blue when it was in my G3 B+W... one day it just got liney and artifacted and seemed to draw terribly slowly on the 9600 even by comparison to the stock TT which makes me think something has gone very wrong with it. That being said that is the first and thus far only time the G3 has chewed a graphics card on me. The Yikes ate an R7000 but that card had a LOT of heavy use.


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#63 2015-05-12 12:11:16

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

This lineup doesnt occur very often, for reasons that are apparent in the photo... All 3 G-machines together. smile

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Decided to fire up the rat-rod Yikesemite G3.5 this evening and as per normal, it was like trying to start my old Ford on a cold morning after sitting for a fortnight. This time round, it decided to do a strange triple-chime thing that sort of faded out with each successive chime. Kinda of a cool effect actually but highly abnormal... after a couple of stalled boots and various failures I got it booted normally with a few boots with the interrupt held in a couple of PMU resets and an OF NVRAM reset. I've come to expect thus kind of wierdness from the G3.5 over the years. lol

So yes, this one is running the Sonnet firmware patch and a stock 350MHz Yikes CPU.

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#64 2015-05-12 13:12:30

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Careful, I don't think your G5 likes being surrounded.

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#65 2015-05-13 14:28:06

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Schmoburger wrote:

Welp, tonights efforts have paid dividends.

Really nice job cleaning up that CC! I've never had the Color Classic on my hit list, but if I were to get one, I'd want it to say 'Colour Classic'... yeah I'd probably pay a bit more for that lux item!  tongue

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#66 2015-05-13 16:43:41

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

It was definitely an excercise in hard work getting that little thing looking schmick again... 15 year old graphite pencil, marker and liquid paper are a stubborn adversary, and the various nooks and crannies were caked in a combination of dust, dirt and mildue from years of sitting in the garage as well. The most painful part is, I have around 40 machines to individually clean up as I get to them. hmm

Anyway, I decided this afternoon on the back of some good advice to chuck the Sonnet G3/400 card into the 9600, which did liven it up a little. However it really came to life tonight after I added an extra 256Mb to the equation, bringing it up to a healthy 512Mb, and reconfigured it to enable interleaving. I reckon if I can get a nice fat graphics card functioning in this, it will become quite the vintage beast. big_smile That said, the TwinTurbo card actually renders fairly fast and has some insane resolutions considering it's age!

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#67 2015-05-14 15:25:19

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Dumpster? The poor thing looked as if it had fallen into the squish on the floor of young Batgirl's Cave! Very good show, Schmo. cool

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#68 2015-05-17 19:16:35

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Cheers fellas. smile I can't stand to see a filthy Mac... i even brushed down the entire front panel of the G5 earlier tonight as I could not unsee the dust in the perforations! lol

So, after sorting some other issues along the way, I am finally getting around to what was intended to be this evenings actual 9600 shenanigans...

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With a massive complement of RAM and the G3 CPU in place, what better time than now to install this beastly piece of hardware in the one remaining PCI slot. Oh how I love having 6 slots and a case as big as a house!


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#69 2015-05-18 20:00:39

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

This has been my project for this evening...

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After raiding my handy Apple Support dump for the Network Software Installer floppy image and making a hard copy, I finally got the CC talking to the 9600 over an Appletalk connection and Appleshare. Seeing as though I now have a working ethernet connection, I  installed MacTCP and set it up semi-functionally and have now downloaded MacWeb 1.0 and Mosaic 1.0.3 and spent some time trying to get them working in a sense... Admittedly there is very little they will actually display properly or even negotiate a connection with in 2015, however there are still probably the odd spattering of pages that are viewable at a stretch. smile Havent had any luck so far, but I beleive the issue lies in my TCP settings or possibly the connection between the CC and my router, as the CC does successfully ping both the G5 and the 9600, and also the router, however it does lose packets more than seems normal... at least one every batch of five. Especially when pinging the G5, where at least half fail to return.

Anyway, I shall continue to have a play as I want to experience Mosaic again after all these years, and I also want this silly little road apple to hit up the web! smile


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#70 2015-05-18 20:26:06

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

BAZINGA!!! WE HAS INTERNETS!!! big_smile

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Just had to tweak a few settings, then find some suitably anctient derelict url's from the early days of the graphical webspace... What could be more appropriate than the original Mosaic/Netscape start page? big_smile

I'm not gonna lie, this is one of the more exciting moments I've had pertaining to vintage Mac's. smile


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#71 2015-05-18 20:48:44

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Next, try posting to this site using it.  There's a thread where we tried to see what was the oldest/slowest Mac that could actually post to the site...  I tried my old IIci.  Worked fine, once javascript was turned off.

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#72 2015-05-18 21:26:48

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I tried to load TC on my 9600 in Classilla and it just bogs down like balls but JS may be involved in that happening too.

The issue I have is that whilst it  is kinda funky to be using Mosaic and MacWeb 1.0 in any case, it is more a necessity that I use these browsers as memory in the CC is so horribly limited. Mosaic 2.0 would not even run as there was not enough memory available lol. I'm not entirely certain Mosaic or MacWeb would be up to the task but I will certainly give it a go! It wont even load more than a few hundred k of the other forum.

I gotta say I am loving these old web pages I am digging up... takes me back to the days when the internet was fun and exciting still. smile

EDIT: No dice on loading TC... I didnt have high expectations tbh. It resolves a connection to the host but it appears not to be equipped to load the pages. Bugger.

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#73 2015-05-19 00:16:33

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

The problem with this layout and Classilla is that Classilla's layout engine, for some reason, goes into a continuous invalidate-and-repaint loop. I haven't figured that out yet. It appears correctly; it just gets glacial.

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#74 2015-05-19 01:18:52

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

This reminds me of a project I've had in the back of my mind for a long time.
At some point, I'd love to implement a transparent proxy mechanism for retrocomputing, where the old machines sit on a private network, with the gateway having an integrated DNS server and HTTP proxy, which would forward results from archive.org from within a certain date range.

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#75 2015-05-21 16:41:49

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

bbraun wrote:

This reminds me of a project I've had in the back of my mind for a long time.
At some point, I'd love to implement a transparent proxy mechanism for retrocomputing, where the old machines sit on a private network, with the gateway having an integrated DNS server and HTTP proxy, which would forward results from archive.org from within a certain date range.

That is a fantastic idea if it were able to somehow be implemented... Essentially you have the ability to browse a period-correct web-environment on vintage machines by way of some sneaky witchcraft if I am reading into this correctly? smile


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