- May 7, 2007
Oh dang, I don't know how I missed this post until now.snip
That's pretty cool that those cases got funded, and I know a few people who will be interested in them in the future - quite nice to finally get a replacement for aging plastic on the originals.
That's too bad about the memory being so far gone, though I've had other systems in the past that would pass the POST memory tests and yet would later lockup due to the bad memory IC(s).
How frustrating, but at least for a system of that age, the 9600 will still be quite capable with 128MB, though it would be nice to get 256MB+ on it, so I hear you on that.
Does it just take standard 168-pin SDR SDRAM PC66/PC100?
Been a while since I last looked at one of those.
Nice work on getting the G3 cache enabled with write-back - I didn't even know you could do that on those, how exciting!
Hopefully that Amiga 2000 will start working for you soon, it really was quite the find.
I miss systems that could run Mac OS 9.2.2 - those were the days.
Even my Quadra 950 only goes up to Mac OS 8.1, and it originally started with System 7.
Eh, I'm not sure a SSD would help the iBook G4 too much since the main limitation/bottleneck, even with a far newer HDD or SSD, is definitely the CPU.
But, if you are [H]ard like I know you are, you will do it!
16-bit color, wow, that really takes me back, and I remember having to run games in that instead or 24-bit or 32-bit color due to the performance penalties of them at the time.
Crazy to think how trivial that is these days with modern equipment.
I also didn't know about the RAVE! API, I will have to look into that one, thanks for mentioning it.
Nah, if I were in your shoes, I would get it working on the MDD with OS 9.2.2, even if the fps aren't at 60 or above - sometimes the original experience is the best, even if it isn't the best looking.
Thanks for the updates, I look forward to hearing more on your progress, and if you have a chance, please share some pics or videos of your setups, I would really like to see them!