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#151 2015-06-09 10:22:47

MinerAl
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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Mac minis make great MAME brains. smile

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#152 2015-06-09 18:22:19

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

intel mac minis?

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#153 2015-06-09 19:28:40

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I use a raspberry pi in mine.  It works ok for games up through the early/mid 90s, and then it starts to stutter.  The nice thing about the rpi is I'm using actual arcade controls, which are just switches, and connected to the GPIO pins on the rpi.  I'm probably going to upgrade to an rpi2 soon and see if that helps, although to really take advantage of the newer games, I'll need more buttons.

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#154 2015-06-09 20:23:53

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

macdrone wrote:

intel mac minis?

The G4 can run older versions just fine. One of these days(tm) I'm going to transplant a later MAME core into the old MacMAME shell, which was awesome and cool and rockin'.


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#155 2015-06-09 21:39:25

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

MAME has it's place but that place is not in a classic arcade cabinet.


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#156 2015-08-29 01:46:11

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I finally snagged some Apple gear for the first time in a long time. Grabbed a Apple Hi Res Display and an open boxed iSight for $5.50. W007!


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#157 2015-08-29 01:57:57

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Nice!  Any idea what you'll do with the iSight?  I had mine setup for a while with SecuritySpy (which is actually pretty cool stuff on its own).  Then I started using it to do some stop motion videos with the kiddo using Smoovie.  But it has sat unused most of its life.  As a side note, I got mine when they gave them out to WWDC attendees after they came out.  2002 maybe?  smile

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#158 2015-08-29 17:10:48

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I love the FW iSight, not least of which BECAUSE IT HAS A PHYSICAL PRIVACY IRIS.


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#159 2015-09-24 19:55:57

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I got a dual 1.42 GHz PowerMac G4 from a friend for free! 1 GB RAM, R9k and no HDD but it works.


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#160 2015-09-24 20:01:09

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Nice. That's the fastest MDD right?

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#161 2015-09-24 20:14:30

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

The one and only OS X only model, right?


Flap Different.

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#162 2015-09-24 20:57:51

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

All of the FW800 models were OS X only so yeah, dual 1.42 was one of the three original OS X only PowerMacs.


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#163 2015-09-24 21:07:56

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

man, those are sweet. I had one for a while in mint condition, had to sell when I lost my job 5 years ago. Kept the Sawtooth and it just doesn't compare, lol.

Now you just gotta get some silenx fans and an SSD wink


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#164 2015-09-25 02:50:02

cc333
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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I have the Dual 1.25 GHz model, and it's okay, but I'd definitely be happier if it were just a little bit faster, especially since I'm using it as my primary desktop machine (I'm not even considering unpacking the Mac Pro until we get at least ten inches of rain here!)

c


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Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#165 2015-09-25 15:49:58

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

I have a 1.8GHz 7447A in my dual 1.25 MDD. smile


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#166 2015-09-25 16:16:00

cc333
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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

How did you manage that?!

c


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Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#167 2015-09-25 21:10:36

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool


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#168 2015-09-26 17:24:15

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Exactly. The main drawback is being a 744x it has no L3 cache, so on some tasks it's not appreciably faster (but it's never slower).

Classilla builds, which admittedly are rather diskbound, perform about the same. But Classilla itself flies and Virtual PC runs like a bat out of hell.


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#169 2015-10-09 05:09:45

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

An odd duck I don't have made it's way to me as a hand-me-down - LC 475. A few have been through my hands over the years but for some reason never stayed. Now if I happen across a Q605, the LC pizza stack should be complete.


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#170 2016-02-15 02:36:43

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Seems like it's been about forever since I found any notable Mac stuff. Found this today for $3 at the St Vincent DePaul thrift. It came with the box and is even the DB-9 version for 512k/Plus.


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#171 2016-02-16 14:08:01

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Sweet, looks almost too pretty to use. Has it been?

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#172 2016-03-02 03:14:12

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

This is finished! My first pin - Gottlieb's "Dragon" from 1978. One of their first solid state machines (they were late to the solid state tech party). Lots of electronic board work, tons of cleaning, polishing, refinishing:

Before:

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Now:

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#173 2016-03-02 06:14:40

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Sexy!

And the girl is hot, too!


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#174 2016-03-02 12:40:33

Cosmo
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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

That flipper is just stunning work! Looks like new.

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#175 2016-03-03 01:46:48

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

ISTR that most SS Gottliebs are 6502-based?

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