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Offline beller

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #60 on: September 20, 2009, 08:37:37 PM »
Looks like a nice system! Congrats!

You know, I never really thought about how much that PPC Mac looks like the Amiga 1000!

Bob
 

Offline Tension

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2009, 09:29:38 PM »
Quote from: tokyoracer;523487
Finally got picures of it!

The Monitor - http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss235/Solvalu/IMG_3109.jpg


Games lol. :)

Offline tokyoracer

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2009, 11:17:02 PM »
Quote from: Tension;523540
Games lol. :)

Year not great... Il keep an eye open for better ones. And get a CD drive at some point.

Anyone know a good forum for old Macs?
 

Offline Hell Labs

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2009, 04:53:23 PM »
Quote from: tokyoracer;523545
Year not great... Il keep an eye open for better ones. And get a CD drive at some point.

Anyone know a good forum for old Macs?

Some good sites:

http://www.macintoshgarden.org/ (lots of games, simpler than whdload could ever hope to be)
http://mac.org/ (old shareware and freeware)
http://main.system7today.com/ (a good site and forum for the older power macintosh)

There's more, but I can't remember right now. Have fun!
A1200 Computer Combat. OS3.0. No accelerator, no fastram, mouse soon. And ebaying it.
 

Offline salax54

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2009, 09:40:28 PM »
@tokyoracer:
Congrats on yer new Mac! :-) Stuffing it with stuff (!) depends on what you wanna do with it.. Nevertheless, since it's a pre-PCI model, there ain't much upgrades you can put in there. If you can't afford anything else, at least get the Sonnet G3 (around 45$ + s&h) This one most probably has the cpu onboard (as in soldered) which means that you don't get to remove the old one. If you go for the G3, you'll be running upto OS 9 decently. And since it doesn't appear to have a CD drive, you can use one of the external SCSI kind that some of us still use with the Amiga!
I myself have plenty of ol' Mac-power and can't complain. LC II, 7100,7300,8100,some G4's and a PPC mini
First thing you ought to do is replace the battery though, because although (old)Macs are considered reliable hardware, switching on-off like that all the time isn't a good treat. -I know it's your only option right now :-(
You can also check here for expansion advice http://www.kan.org/6100/ but don't count on numbers (prices) and availability, since that site is a bit old.
Another thing you might be interested in is a VGA to LD15 adapter that would let you hook it to a normal VGA monitor, in case ye ol' monitor is showing its years.
Personally i think that old Macs are not that bad, the only thing that keeps their price so low compared to our Amigas is the fact that Apple still lives, and Macs keep showing up all the time. If C= was still around spitting new models, our retro-rigs wouldn't cost an arm and a leg sometimes...
Have fun mate! :-)
 

Offline Hell Labs

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2009, 11:19:56 PM »
Very good idea about the G3 upgrade card. here are the links to it:

400Mhz
https://secure1.sonnettech.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_91&products_id=251&osCsid=9cf3a9fddde8fba4809de037adca9a3c

500Mhz
https://secure1.sonnettech.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_91&products_id=235&osCsid=9cf3a9fddde8fba4809de037adca9a3c

at $100 plus P&P for a g3 500 you really have to ask WTF amigakit are playing at. I mean really, 68030/40 and a molecule of ram for a hundred and sixty quid? bugger off. :furious:


Pimp My Macintosh:

http://www.kaleidoscope.net

This is a bit like MUI, I suppose. Themes the os.


My suggestion is to get the 500mhz card, as much ram as you can, a bigger HD, fill it full of mac garden games, install os 9.1, classilla and the last os 9 flash player, and enjoy a computer that can do absolutely everything a modern one can do.

Web Browsing, IRC, MSN messenger, PHOTOSHOP (!), YOUTUBE (Double !), emulation of the 16-bits and below... I'm never gonna sell my iMac 400. If it breaks i'll buy another, but the first one will be put on display for all to see.
A1200 Computer Combat. OS3.0. No accelerator, no fastram, mouse soon. And ebaying it.
 

Offline Tenacious

Re: My first Mac! (A classic).
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2009, 06:33:28 AM »
I think you got a good find.  I've always liked the "pizza box" Macs, have 3 LC IIs, a III, a 475, and a 603 (?, the last 2 have 68040s).  I didn't know there was PPC version.  

OS 7.5.5 is great for all I do and it's free.  OS 8 and 9 might tax your hardware.

Have you been to http://www.pure-mac.com?

I have wired-in 2 AAs to replace the system battery.  It's not pretty, but it works.