TIVO – Perform Show Transfers to MacBook via Elgato Video Capture

July 7, 2017

I bought the Elgato Video capture package a few years ago to convert my home movie VHS tapes to digital. It worked great. But, today my Tivo Transfer App on my MacBook was having issues. It would only transfer 10% of each file. I had four files I tried. So, in searching the Internet I ran across a forum entry where they attached the Elgato to the composite output of the Tivo, just like a VCR or a video camera and captured the program file that way. It worked very nicely. It converts the file on the fly so you have a iPhone, iPad, ATV file without having to perform a separate conversion from Tivo format. [ These are not my screen captures. These are from the Internet. I forgot to take pictures along the way. Bad scientific methodology, I know.]   The Elgato and similar brands are readily available on the net.  One note: if it’s a 30 minute show it takes 30 minutes, unlike a file transfer in 5-10 minutes. But as I mentioned, it converts to compatible format on the fly. 






SoftDiskGS 64

May 6, 2017

I acquired some thirty plus original SoftDiskGS 3.5″ disks. On Disk 64 was this calendar template for AppleWorksGS. It worked nicely but took forever to load, even on my TransWarpGS. However, once loaded it would recalculate quickly for the month and year you enter. These are the two variable entries at the top of the page. Here are some pictures and printout from my LaserWriter II. It took 10-15 minutes to print one month.

I use the manilaGear.com IIGS VGA adapter on my Rom01 IIGS. 


IIGS Rom3 – Wheel of Fortune w DVI Adapter

February 13, 2017

The 1988 Wheel of Fortune. ProDOS 8 version running on my IIGS Rom3. It runs from a 3.5″ Disk.  This version makes use of the mouse for everything. Pretty nice version overall. The DVI Adapter is from Nishida Radio. 

https://www.facebook.com/nishidaradio

http://tulip-house.ddo.jp/digital/english.html

A different mono version.


IIGS to DVI Adapter

October 31, 2016

DVI adapter for Apple IIGS. 

I received the IIGS DVI adapter from Nishida Radio. I’ve installed it in my IIGS ROM 3. 

At first I booted from a 3.5″ drive. 

Then I connected my floppy EMU device to it. When the floppy EMU was connected to the SmartPort directly it booted to the hard drive image on the EMU. 

When I placed the floppy EMU behind either one or two of my daisy chained 3.5 Apple drives it would not boot from it.

However the floppy EMU and all the loaded hard drive images mount when I boot GS OS 601 from the first 3.5″ Apple Drive. 


PublishIt 4 on the Rom3 IIGS with DVI video adapter

October 20, 2016

You can compare to the previous post where I used the VGA video.

Preview mode

Preview mode


PublishIt v4 on IIGS ROM01 with VGA Adapter on TransWarpGS

October 18, 2016

I was copying a number of print shop images from various SoftDisks to a single floppy. I was able to get 105 images on a single DOS 3.3 floppy. I then decided to test importing them to a PublishIt 4 document. Below are a couple pictures. The second picture is the print preview mode. This was running on my IIGS which has the VGA adapter from ManilaGear.com. 

PublishIt 4 VGA adapter and Monitor

PublishIt4 Preview Mode

Packed with Print Shop Graphics



RamKeeper on IIGS Rom 3

October 14, 2016

I’ve been wanting to use my RamKeeper as a ROM Boot disk on the IIGS Rom 3 computer since I don’t have a spare SCSI drive or MicroDrive Turbo. This is the same IIGS with the new DVI adapter. 

I installed the Ramkeeper in the IIGS Rom 3 but the IIGS wouldn’t boot. I would get a RK 102 error which meant incompatible memory configuration. 

After many efforts with different memory configurations including with and without the SlotMover I checked the Internet. 

I found an old forum thread that talked about Rom 3 IIGS not working with earlier versions of the Ramkeeper. 

So, I installed the other Ramkeeper I had which had a rev 1.6 Rom chip. My other one was rev 1.3. The rev 1.6 version worked nicely. They only issue with this card was the wires connecting it to its transformer were loose so it would not keep configuration after I turned off the IIGS. 

So, I pulled the rev 1.6 chip from that one and installed it in the RamKeeper with the original ribbon cable to the transformer. It works nicely. 
I see the Ramkeeper with a 1.2 meg Rom Drive to hold GSOS and CDAs and NDAs. 

I also gave it a Meg of Ram Drive for loading programs or Mean18 golf courses. 

The latter do run much faster from the Ram Drive. 

I have the 1.25 meg of Ram on the IIGS motherboard and a 6 meg GS-Ram Plus.
After copying various NDAs and CDAs to the Rom GSOS I copied that set to a 3.5″ drive.

I labeled it LoadRom.
Now, the RamKeeper can only handle 4 disk drives in the chain including Rom and Ram drives.

So, I have the following:

Rom Drive

Ram Drive

3.5″ Drive

And the Floppy Emu with number of Hard Drive images reduced to one. 

I started with GSOS on the floppy emu.