Links Pro for MacOS iBook and Mac OS 8 or 9 – Golf

September 1, 2018

I’ve been playing LinksPro on my Performa 6214CD Mac (OS 8.50 for some time. That version is from 3.5″ disks. I just recently loaded, via a CD version, LinksPro on to my Clamshell iBook (OS 9.2.2). It runs great.

Here are some pictures. Plus some peculiarities I’ve run into. Here’s link to all courses for Links Pro and LinksLS plus games themselves.

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/links-pro

Added these 5 courses no problem. Each has it’s own installer.

Recently acquired the Firestone course. It came on 3.5″ disks and the iBook would not recognize the 2nd 3.5 Disk. I tried 3 different usb 3.5 external drives. None worked. However, there was no issue installing on my Performa 6214CD Mac running MacOS 8.5.

So, what I did was copy the installed Firestone course file and the Firestone Links Extra file from the Performa to 1.44 HD 3.5 disks. Then I copied these to the respective folders on the iBook. BINGO! Firestone now runs on my iBook.

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New Battery for my Blue Clamshell iBook

August 21, 2018

Finally bought the replacement battery for my Blue iBook. I had one in my Tangerine iBook and it was doing well after a full year. (I use it very infrequently) The new battery is 5200 mAh versus the old 4400. When first charging, it took a good 15-20 minutes to get off 0%. But then it moved very nicely up to 100%. This iBook boots to either OS 10.3.9 or MacOS 9.2.2. Images for both are below..

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Following images are LinksPro Golf running macOS 9.2.2 on the same iBook.


Battle Chess by MacPlay on my IIsi, Performa 6214CD and Tangerine iBook.

March 24, 2018

I like it on my Apple II’s. So I grabbed a version for my Mac side. Running on my Mac IIsi with VGA to Samsung SyncMaster 710N. My IIsi has a Daystar 50 MHz upgrade in it and maxed out memory so it ran ok, even from a 300CD external drive. The iBook Ran nicely from the CD. It was the really smooth after I copied Battle Chess to the hard drive.

And, here is the Enhanced CD-Rom version running on my Performa 6214CD internal cd drive.

It ran horribly slow from the internal CD drive. 4 minutes plus from clicking on Battle Chess icon to pieces appeared. It also took nearly 20-30 seconds retrieving the battle moves when a piece was taken.


iBooks   Vintage Macintosh G3’s

April 11, 2017

Here is my iBook collection with various OS’s. Can be very handy for moving files between different vintages of Apple stuff. Plus, just playing games. They’re hard drives are “wonderfully” noisy. 

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Covers for USB drive