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..

Showing remaining time.

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


Apple TV Silver 1st Gen with Firecore’s Kodi Media Center Software

July 21, 2018

Update: July 22, 2018

Here’s the Kodi Media Center wiki on how to control the AppleTV v1 with Apple Remotes.

https://kodi.wiki/view/Apple_remote

I kept forgetting how to bring up the DVR type control Playback menu. It’s hold down the play/pause button until menu pops up.

I made a PDF of it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6lnrb1a20awqk1r/Apple%20remote%20-%20Official%20Kodi%20Wiki.pdf?dl=0

With the cost of flash drives decreasing I now have a SanDisk 256 GB USB connected. Holds plenty of videos.

Original Post: December 31, 2016

I’ve been looking at my old Apple TV Silver 1st gen sitting in the media center cabinet doing nothing for a few years now. So, I decided to check the Firecore site which developers the enhanced install XBMC software that replaces the default Apple software with much greater flexibility and ¬†feature sets.

Firecore had a new version called Kodi…based the Kodi OS, I guess.

Anyway, I installed it and it works pretty nicely. Below is some of the particulars of the install effort.

https://firecore.com/atvflash-kodi

http://www.appletvhacks.net/2016/02/18/run-kodi-15-2-on-apple-tv-1st-gen-with-the-new-update-of-atv-flash/

https://kodi.tv/

December 31st 2016
New Kodi version for ATV Silver purchased, downloaded to MacBook Pro, opened and installed in applications folder on Dec 22nd.

Runs but could not identify USB flash drives from Kingston or PNY. Fairly large drives of 16GB and 32GB.

Today I found an old Verbatim flash drive of 4 GB. Installer found it immediately and install to my ATV went well.

I connected to my network where I had a 64GB flash drive plugged into my router.

Through adding devices menu I was able to find the drive and play files.

However, with the movies I wasn’t getting any sound…..I had to switch sound type to HDMI as that’s the cable I connected to the TV. Then the sound OK. It defaults to something I couldn’t understand. I assume it’s component type audio.

I connected various flash drives with videos to the back of the ATV and they appeared by name on the screen and I was able to play videos without issue.

UPDATE: pictures now working. I don’t know what happened. I flipped through the settings for pictures and I must have touched the right thing. My big problem now is PICTURES. It will NOT display any type of picture…Any0ne have any thoughts???


IIGS Emulator Sweet16 – on MacBooks iMacs etc.

July 14, 2018

I’ve been using Sweet16 on both G4 iMac and intel IMac and MacBook for a few years now. Terrific for handling numerous hard drive images, as well as 3.5 and 5.25 images. The hard drive images courtesy of Alex Lee’s IIGS site:

http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/

Above: when you drag an drop the hard drive images to the Sweet16 icon in the system tray they appear as 3.5″ disks. If you perform a restart they switch to hard drive icons.

Below: AppleWorks 3.5 disk loaded.

Sweet16 Starter Kit

Download:  Sweet16 Starter Kit 5.3Mb (Updated 30.5.18)

A bootable .2Mg disk image for Sweet16, which includes System 6.0.1, and Marinetti pre-installed. A PDF instruction file is included. This disk image takes all the pain out of getting Sweet16 up and running. Requires an installed version of Sweet16.

http://speccie.uk/software/sweet16-starter-kit/

http://www.sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/

User Guide

http://www.sheppyware.net/downloads/downloads-mac/files/Sweet16%20User%20Guide.pdf


Virtual ][ – Multiple Sessions – Other Info

July 11, 2018

Here is an example of my MacBook running four Virtual II sessions. All these are saved configurations as you can see in the upper left corner of the screen. So convenient for comparing versions of software, and being able to close out and start up right where you left off.Here’s a snapshot of the benefits (features) of the evaluation, partial and full licenses. Picture direct from Virtual ][ site Help Page.

http://www.virtualii.com/VirtualIIHelp/virtual_II_help.html

Here’s a link to a pdf I made. Very nice doc to have.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhpd05av5gvegex/Virtual%C2%A0%5D%5B%20Help%201.pdf?dl=0


CPM WordStar in Apple IIe – Formatting

June 1, 2018

Here’s another entry as I play with WordStar. I’m setting margins, bold, underline, etc and spacing. You can read my notes in the PDF printout below done via Virtual II. It’s funny as character formatting control commands show on the page but margin and justification do not. Probably cause they’re self evident. Although this is done in Virtual II, it played as nice on my real IIe and DuoDisk.

I never could get the characters per inch (CPI) work.

The control-O gets you the format screen.


Case for WiModem232/OLED Arrived

April 30, 2018

This corei64 folk produce custom 3D printed items, many of them are cases for small cards like the WiModem(s). Below is the link and some pictures of mine.

http://corei64.com/store/products.php?122

https://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=WiModem232OLED

Here is the case and little Allen wrench you use to open and put back together the case.

Here is the case in action. I put a piece of paper over the light to reduce the glow for the picture. YELLOW light ready; GREEN light connected.