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68000-mac-faq-2002-12 ===================== This file describes what works on 68000 macs like Plus, SE, Portable, Classic and PowerBook 100. The file is formatted as setext so you may use Easy View to browse it. <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/text/easy-view-261.hqx> The version numbers and directories in the URLs may have changed so look around. Use a local info-mac mirror, if possible: <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/help/mirror-list.txt> <ftp://mirrors.aol.com//pub/info-mac/help/mirror-list.txt> The latest version of this file is available at: <http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/68000.txt> Check also mac-internet-faq at: <http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/mac-internet-faq.txt> Matti Haveri <mattiDOThaveriATsjokiDOTutaeiroskaaDOTfi> remove ei roskaa <http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/> 68000 compatible software ------------------------- Some apps and extensions that still work on 68000 macs. In parentheses notes and RAM requirements. (Compatibility tested mainly on 4MB PB100 or Plus; System 7.0.1*). Note that also newer versions _might_ work. System 7.0.1* leaves 3238K free memory on a 4MB PB100 (Extensions off, 32K Disk Cache); additional MacTCP 2.0.6 and MacPPP 2.0.1 leave 3122K free memory; System 7.5.5 leaves 2917K free memory (Extensions off, 32K Disk Cache). Acrobat Reader 1.0 (*.pdf viewer) Anarchie 1.6.0 (ftp-client; newer versions don't work) AOL 2.7 AppDisk 1.7.3 (RAM-disk) ApplWindows 2.0.2 (hierarchical application-menu) AppSizer 2.21 (modifies app's memory size upon launch; v2.3 crashes) AutoDoubler 1.0 Basic Black 1.4.1 (minimal screensaver) BBEdit 4.0.4 (a great text editor) BBEdit Lite 4 BeHierarchic 1.0.5 (hierarchical apple-menu) Black Night 1.0.5 (terminal emulator) Canvas 3.5 Carpetbag 1.3 (keeps fonts, sounds and FKeys outside System file or folder) CDIconKiller 1.4.1 (suppresses custom icons on CDs and speeds up Finder) ChunkJoiner 2.1.2 (concatenates files) ClarisDraw 1.0v3 ClarisWorks 3.0 CommentKeeper 1.0 (preserves Get Info-comments beyond desktop rebuild) Compact Pro 1.50 (*.cpt and *.hqx coder, can also split big files) Cricket Draw 1.1 Cricket Graph 1.3.1 Cricket Paint 1.0 DA Piggyback 1.5 (converts DAs into apps) DeltaGraph 1.5 Desktop Mgr 2.0.1 (no desktop rebuilds when switching System 6<->7) DeskWriter 3.1 (printer driver) Disinfectant 3.7.1 (obsolete anti-virus utility) Disk Charmer 3.0.8 (formats floppies in background etc) Disk Copy 4.2 (handles *.image files) Disk Copy 6.2 (handles *.image files; supports also NDIF format) DropStuff w/EE 4.0 (a must-have addition to StuffIt Expander) Dynodex 3.5 Easy View 2.62 (setext- and digest-browser) Emailer 1.0 (email-client) EndNote Plus 2.0 (bibliography manager) Eudora Light 1.3.1 (email-client for System 6) Eudora Light 1.5.5 (email-client) Eudora Light 3.1.3 (email-client; more features but slower than v1.5.5) Excalibur 2.3.1 (LaTeX, plain text and clipboard spelling checker) Excel 4.0 (RAM 2048) Extensions Manager 2.0 FaxSTF 2.6.1 (fax-utility) FCRppp 1.6 (commercial PPP client) Fetch 3.0.3 (ftp-client) File Buddy 3.4.8 (handles file-types etc) FileMaker Pro 3 FirstClass Client 3.1 Flash-It 3.0.2 (screen captures) Folder Icon Cleaner 2.0.2 (deletes custom folder icons) Forward Delete 1.1.4 FreeHand 3.1 FullWrite 2.0.6 GIFConverter 2.3.7 (opens GIFs, JPGs, TIFs, PICs; RAM 1500) GIFwatcher DA 2.2.0 (opens GIFs) GnuChessMac 4.0 (chess game) GrafEq 2.04a (graphing program, v1.15 is less resource-demanding) HyperCard 2.1 IC Type 1.1 (changes type/creator based on Internet Config's mappings) ICTypeChanger 1.3.4 (changes type/creator based on IC's mappings) Illustrator 1.9.5 Internet Config 2.0 (shares internet configs for many apps) InterSLIP 1.0.1 (SLIP client) Ircle 1.5.6 (irc-client) JPEG Convert 1.0 (converts GIF, PNM, RLE, TARGA <-> JPG) Kermit 0.99(188) (terminal emulator) MacDraw II 1.1v2 MacGzip 1.1.3 (*.gz coder) MacinTalk 1.31 (this is obsolete from 4/89; v2 also works) MacinTalk 2 (from the PlainTalk/Text-to-Speech 1.4.1 package) MacKnowledge (BBS; RAM 1060) MacLink Plus 7.5 MacLynx 2.7.1b1 (text-only www-client) MacMinix 22.214.171.124 (UNIX-like system that runs as an app under MacOS) MacPaint 2.0 MacPPP 2.0.1 (PPP client) MacPPP 2.0.1cm4 (MacPPP 2.0.1 with enhancements like background dialing) MacPPP 2.1.2SD (MacPPP 2.0.1 with some enhancements) MacsBug 6.5.3 (debugger) MacSLIP 3.0.3 (PPP and SLIP client) MacSOUP 2.4 (off-line news-client; RAM 2500) MacTCP 2.0.6 MacTCP Watcher 1.1.2 (ping crashes v2.0) MacWeb 1.00A3.2 (www-client; v1.1.1 E crashes when saving prefs) MacWeb 2.0 (more features than in v1.00A3.2 but also slower and buggier) MacWrite II 1.1v1 MacWrite Pro 1.0v4 MacWWW 1.03 (Samba; crash-prone www-client) MailConverter 2.2.4 (converts mail-like text files) MaxFax 3.3.2 MenuChoice 2.0 (hierarchical apple-menu) MIDex 1.2.2 (BBEdit extension; converts charsets like mac <-> ISO 8859-1) MiniSubstitute 1.7.1 (Finder replacement on System 7 emergency diskettes) MountImage 1.2b2 (mounts and creates .image files on System 6) Natural Order 1.1 (extension; sorts numbers in list views correctly) NCSA Mosaic 1.0.3 (www-client) NCSA Telnet 2.7b4 (telnet-client; you may also try v2.6 for System 6) Network Time 2.0.1 (timeserver client) NewsWatcher 2.2.2 (news-client; v2.0d13m01 for System 6) Nisus Compact 3.474c (free word processor) Norton Utilities 3.2 PageMaker 4.0 Persuasion 2.0 Photoshop 1.0 (RAM 2048) PowerPoint 2.01 PPP Floater 1.2 (shows connect time and provides a disconnect button) Prince of Persia 1.0 (a game) Printer Defaults 1.4.3 (stores custom printer driver defaults) Public Folder 1.01 (allows also System 6 macs to be file-servers) Quark Xpress 3.32 (min RAM 2000, runs on as low as 900) RAM Charger 3.0.1 (apps run in less memory than they normally demand) RamDisk+ 2.21 (application version of RAM disk) RamDisk+ 3.21 (control panel version of RAM disk, also for System 7) ResEdit 2.1.3 (resource editor) SCSIProbe 4.3 (later versions require SCSI Manager 4.3) ShrinkWrap 2.1 (handles *.image files; doesn't create them on a Plus) Sound Mover 1.9 (plays various sound files including .*wav) StatView SE+Graphics 1.03 StatWorks 1.1 StickyClick 1.2 (sticky mousedown � la Windows) Strip fat 1.0a1 (unfattens apps) StuffIt Deluxe 4.0 StuffIt Expander 4.0.1 (a must-have decoder; v4.5 & 5.1.2 crash) StuffIt Lite 3.6 (crashes occasionally) StyleWriter II 1.2 (faster driver for SW I and maybe also for SW 1500) SuperClock 4.0.4 (menubar clock) SuperPaint 3.0 System 7.5.5 System Picker 1.1a3 (switches active Systems on one disk) Tex-Edit Plus 2.1 (text editor) TextToMac 1.32 (converts end-of-line of text between mac, DOS and unix) Thread Manager 2.0.1 Timbuktu Pro 1.0.3 (remote control via screen sharing) TrueType 1.0 (TrueType INIT for Systems 6.0.5-6.0.8) TTConverter 1.3 (converts TrueType fonts mac <-> win) UULite 2.0 UR (uucoder) uuUndo 1.0b5 (uudecoder) Valuefax 2.0.9 Virex 5.0b (obsolete virus utility; v5.9.x requires 68020) Vremya 1.6.5 (timeserver client) WindowShade 1.2 (collapses windows � la System 8 and later) Word 5.1a (RAM 2048) WriteNow 4 Xlator 1.1 (converts eols and charsets of text) YA-Base64 1.2.0 (base64 decoder; v1.2.9 crashes) YA-NewsWatcher 2.0.3b0 (news-client; v2.3.4 crashes) ZipIt 1.3.8 (*.zip coder; handles also segmented zip-files) Zippy-Type 1.1 (freeware typing tutor; runs on System 7.1 or newer) ZTerm 1.0.1 (terminal emulator) System software --------------- Q: Given enough memory, what is the best System for 68000 macs? A: It really depends on what software you want to run and with what System it is compatible. System 7.x needs at least (2.5-)4MB RAM. System 7.1 may be the stablest 7.x. There is some stuff that needs 7.5, but little of it runs on a 68000 anyway. Of course, 7.1 is not available for free like 7.0*, 7.0.1*, 7.5.3rev2 and 7.5.5 (which is the last System that runs on 68000 macs). System 7.5.5 takes a little more memory (2917K vs 3238K free RAM on a 4MB PB100, Extensions off, 32K Disk Cache) and somewhat more HD space than 7.0.1*. Of Systems 7.0* vs 7.0.1*, it may be easiest to use 7.0.1* with HD floppy drives and 7.0* with DD floppy drives (although you can always custom install from HD floppies on another mac with HD floppy drive). The biggest gain in 7.0.1* was updated math routines, but this speed gain was not available to the 68000 anyway. Still, 7.0.1 uses slightly less memory. Both systems *need* "Tune Up 1.1.1" installed - this is important both for better memory use and not loosing files! You can confirm that the Tune-Up is installed by selecting About this Macintosh from the Apple menu - the bullet (* or more properly �) after System version means that the Tune-Up is active. When it comes to speed, 6.x is always a lot faster than 7.x but then again, most newer software need 7.x. System 6.0.5 is the first to support MacTCP 2.0.6, MacPPP 2.0.1 and TrueType 1.0. Many prefer 6.0.5, but 6.0.7 or 6.0.8 can run a few more things (Text to Speech, Sound Manger, AOL 2.7, some games and control panels, for example). System 6.0.7 may be the stablest 6.x and it uses System 6 printing software. Actually, if you install the Style Writer (you can use a SW I or SW II with System 6) you get updated to System 7 printing software anyway. System 6.0.8 is otherwise identical to 6.0.7 but it comes with System 7 printing software which saves time loading drivers back and forth if you are sharing a laser printer on a network of both System 6 and 7 macs. If you use a laser printer on a System 6-only network (or a single mac) then it is faster to use System 6 printing software that comes with 6.0.7 and earlier. System 6.0.8L is a special version for Classic, Classic II, PowerBook 100, LC and LC II (although also 6.0.5 seems to work on a PowerBook 100). * The last freely distributed System 7.5.3rev2 (this file includes System 7.5 Update 2.0 and System 7.5.3 Revision 2) and the updater to System 7.5.5. System 7.5.3rev2 is available as 19 parts of self-mounting Disk Copy images. Download all 19 parts to your hard drive and then double-click on the first part to mount the compressed disk image on your desktop (this takes a while on a 68000 mac!). Note that System 7.5.3 installer's self-mounting disk images require System 7.0.1 or later. If you are using a version of Mac OS prior to this, you can download System 7.0.1's Disk Tools floppy or System 7.5 Network Access floppy disk and boot your Macintosh from them to use this software (if your mac boots from 7.0.1 or 7.5). <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/ System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/System_7.5.5_Update/> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/ Network_Access_Disk_7.5.sea.bin> Q: How to make a System 7.5 emergency boot floppy? A: Substitute the Finder in "Network Access" disk with MiniSubstitute's Finder (68K version). Now there is also room for a harddrive formatter like Apple HD SC Setup 7.3.5 and Disk First Aid 7.2.2 (launch them via File/Open...). To make a System 7.5 anti-virus boot floppy, delete everything except System and MiniSubstitute's Finder to make room for Disinfectant 3.7.1 (Disinfectant 3.7.1 is obsolete, but nevertheless the last anti-virus utility for 68000 macs). <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_Copy/ Disk_Copy_4.2.sea.bin> <http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Network/7162/ others.html#minisubstitute> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/ Apple_HD_SC_Setup_7.3.5.sea.bin> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_First_Aid/ Disk_First_Aid_7.2.2.sea.bin> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/vir/disinfectant-371.hqx> * System 7.0* (DD floppies) and 7.0.1*; remember to also get the 7.0.x tune-up because it prevents data corruption! (Note that although the DD floppy version's "Install 1" floppy boots with 7.0, the "Disk Tools" floppy boots with 6.0.7). <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.0.x/> It is possible to squeeze System 7.0 on a 800K floppy if nonessential resources are deleted: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/bootdisks.html> * Systems 6.0.3-6.0.8: <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x/> TrueType INIT and TT-compatible Font/DA Mover for Systems 6.0.5-6.0.8 (6.0.5 is enough although 6.0.7 is the first officially supported System). Note that if the fonts or DAs are "naked", i.e. outside their suitcases Font/DA Mover sees them if Option is pressed while Open... is clicked. <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x/ TrueType/TrueType_1.0.sea.bin> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x/ TrueType/Font_DA_Mover_4.1.sea.bin> System 6.0.8L is a special version for Classic, Classic II, PowerBook 100, LC and LC II. Note that after you have created floppies from these disk images with Disk Copy 6.x, you have to delete "6.0.8L " from both floppies' names in order to get the Installer script to recognize them. <http://www.bford.demon.co.uk/mac/> <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Balcony/4978/mac.html> * Systems 0.1-5.1: <http://www.mackido.com/History/EarlyMacOS.html> * Systems 1-7: <ftp://ftp.fh-konstanz.de//pub/rz/os/mac/_System-Software/> * List of MacOS download sites: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/syslist.html> * 68k mac System matrix: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/matrix.txt> * 68k mac System memory requirements: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/systab.txt> * System files are often stored as *.image files which can be opened and transferred to floppies with Disk Copy 4.2 or v6.x or ShrinkWrap: <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_Copy/ Disk_Copy_4.2.sea.bin> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_Copy/ Disk_Copy_6.3.3.smi.bin> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/disk/shrink-wrap-21.hqx> * If you don't yet have a bootable mac disk but instead have a working (!) PC, you can make a bootable System 7.5 or 6.0.8 mac 1.4MB floppy on a PC: Decode and expand Network Access Disk 7.5 or System 6.0.8 image with Aladdin Expander-win and write it to a HD floppy using WinImage - this disk boots a SuperDrive-equipped mac if it supports System 7.5 or 6.0.8. (WinImage doesn't seem to support self mounting image files (.smi), only "plain" Disk Copy 4.2 format images so this trick doesn't work with all System files on the net). <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/ Network_Access_Disk_7.5.sea.bin> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x/ SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk1of2.sea.bin> <http://www.aladdinsys.com/> <http://www.winimage.com/> * Q: How to upgrade from System 6 to System 7 if I don't _already_ have System 7.0.1* boot disks? A: You can download System 7.0*, 7.0.1* and 7.5.5 from Apple. However, Apple sites now store these as .smi images that can't be opened in System 6 (or 7.0)! It was not a smart move from Apple to transfer these System 7.0.* images from System 6-compatible Disk Copy 4.2 format to .smi which requires System 7.0.1... But wait, there is a solution: 1. If possible, use another mac running System 7.0.1 and up to decode .smi images to System 6-compatible Disk Copy 4.2 format (and write the disk images back to floppies). If using a lone System 6 mac: 2. Download System 7.0* or 7.0.1* from other sites that have them in Disk Copy 4.2 format. List of MacOS download sites: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/syslist.html> <http://www.graphixmad.plus.com/mac_troubleshooter/downloads.html> List of boot disk download sites: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/bootdisks.html> <http://www.graphixmad.plus.com/mac_troubleshooter/downloads.html> 3. Get System 7.0.1 squeezed on 800K floppy and decode System 7.0 or 7.0.1 .smi files running it (big finder version for the Plus and the SE, the mini-finder versions can't mount disk images): <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/bootdisks.html> * If you want to have multiple System Folders on one disk, use System Picker to select the "blessed" System which boots the mac. Note that if you boot into System 7 after using previous Systems, the Desktop file is always rebuilt unless "Desktop Mgr" is installed in pre-7 Systems (Desktop Mgr was part of AppleShare 2.0.1 and Oscar). <ftp://ftp.apple.com//devworld/Utilities/System_Picker_1.1a3.sit.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/comm/oscar.sit> * Be aware that if you put an unlocked System 6.x disk (the same apparently applies to pre-6 Systems also) to a mac running System 8.x, this "unblesses" the System 6.x disk making it unbootable. You can rebless it by booting to System 6.x or 7.x and opening & closing the unblessed System Folder - the blessed System Folder should now have the System icon on it. ...so have at least two _locked_ bootable System disks or .image files in a safe place! * Q: How to add keyboard layouts? A: Info-mac has some localized keyboard layouts. With System 6, open the System file and the KCHR resource within it with ResEdit. Open the keyboard layout you want to add and the KCHR resource within it as another window. Copy and paste the KCHR layout to the System file's KCHR resource list and save changes. Select the layout from the Keyboard Control Panel. With System 7 and up you can just drag 'n drop the layout on top of the System Folder. <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/cfg/keyboards.hqx> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple.Support.Area/Apple.Software.Updates/US/ Macintosh/Utilities/ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.hqx> * Note that the Plus and some older SE's don't have a SuperDrive (i.e. 1.44MB HD floppy drive) so you can only use 800K DD floppies on them (you can't use PC-formatted floppies with these old macs). Tip 1: ShrinkWrap and Disk Copy 6.x allow you to mount .image files as virtual disks on your desktop; this enables macs without SuperDrives to access virtual HD floppies and install software from them (you can transfer the disk image to the mac via network, compressed and split on multiple DD floppies etc). If you have PC Exchange installed, you can also mount PC-formatted images this way! Tip 2: You can make a boot-up floppy including AppleShare and connect to AppleTalk network; this allows CD-ROMless macs to install system software from another mac's CD-ROM drive etc. <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/ English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_Copy/ Disk_Copy_6.3.3.smi.bin> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/disk/shrink-wrap-21.hqx> If you are using System 6 you can mount and create disk images with Steve Christensen's MountImage 1.2b2. Unfortunately, MountImage has a serious bug that can cause data corruption if the original image file is split into more than three fragments when stored on disk. In this case, MountImage can lose track of some data fragments, blindly reading and writing to blocks that may not belong to the image file, which can overwrite and damage other files on your drive. Use of MountImage is _highly_ discouraged, even by Steve. So with System 7.0.1 and up use Disk Copy 6.x or ShrinkWrap. <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/diskutil/mountimage12b2.cpt> <http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbart=00922> ...QueComp (tel: 612-623-0903) should have out-of-business Applied Engineering AEHD+ Drives for $99 (you may find one cheaper from flea markets or user groups). Resurrect your old Plus or SE that does not have a SuperDrive without having to replace the board in the computer (impossible on the Plus; expensive on the SE). AE made three external floppy disk drives for Macintosh and Apple II computers: 1. AEHD+ Drive - SuperDrive Compatibility for the Mac Plus, SE and II. 2. AEHD 3.5" Drive - 1.44MB Drive for SuperDrive Equipped Macs. 3. AE 3.5" 800K Drive - 800K Drive for Macintosh and Apple II Computers. The AE HD+ can read/write/format 1.4MB floppies on 800K floppy based compact Macs. The Mac II requires an optional (not included) AE floppy interface to use the AE HD+, since the Mac II case does not have a built-in external floppy connector. A major drawback is that the AE HD+ cannot be the startup disk drive; not as a 1.4MB floppy and not even as a 800K floppy. The other drawback is that you've got to have the AEHD+ extension (takes 32K on disk) to use the drive even as a 800K floppy drive (i.e. you must startup off another drive that contains the AEHD+ extension). AEHD+ extension is compatible at least with System 6.0.7 and 7.5.5. There also used to be Drive 2.4 from Kennect Technology that plugged into the floppy port of a MacPlus and allowed it to use 1.4MB disks. It could also format them to a proprietary 2.4MB size. <http://quecomp.com/misc.htm> <http://www.worldlink.com.au/webs/appleserv/apple.II.html> AE homepage <mailto:[email protected]> AE email Q: How can I get System from HD floppies to a DD-only mac like the Plus? A1: Attach the Plus' external hard drive to another mac which has a HD floppy drive. Boot the other mac - the external HD should appear on the desktop. Do a _custom_ install of the desired System from the HD floppies (i.e. install it for the Plus) on the external HD. Reattach the external HD onto your Plus. (Shutdown the macs when connecting the SCSI-cables). A2: Transfer the HD disk images to the Plus' harddisk via network, compressed and split on multiple DD floppies etc. Boot with a System 6 or 7 floppy (see above for a source for System 7.0.1 squeezed on a 800K floppy). Mount the HD System disk images with Mount Image 1.2b2 (System 6) or Shrink Wrap (System 7) and install the System from them. Q: How can I download files via a PC to a Plus or an older SE which don't have a SuperDrive? A1: The easiest solution is to download via a PC, put the files on a PC-formatted floppy, copy the files to a newer Mac's hard disk and then to a DD floppy that the Plus/SE can read. Get also StuffIt Expander 4.0.1 as you need it to decode the files (don't decode them on a PC!). It is best to use DD floppies on the Plus because HD floppies re-formatted as DD are not reliable. (If you put a DD formatted HD floppy in a SuperDrive you must cover the second hole to fool the SuperDrive into recognizing it as DD, otherwise it will assume it is an unformatted HD floppy). A2: Use an Iomega Zip drive or other removable media. A3: If the Plus/SE is connected to the net it is also possible to email the files as attachments or transfer them via ftp, zmodem etc. A4: Get a Mac to PC null-modem cable, connect the serial ports and transfer files using terminal programs. It is also possible to directly connect two modems (thus bypassing the telephone company). About MacPlus harddrives: * MacPlus does not supply internal termination, so the SCSI chain (even one external HD) has to be terminated at beginning and end; i.e. MacPlus-terminator-HD-terminator. * For best performance reformat the drive to 1:3 interleave if you mainly use it on a Plus. * Note that some SCSI drivers like APS Power Tools 2.8.2 (formerly "Alliance Power Tools") don't always work on a Plus: As shipped, the SCSI Manager 4.3 compliant driver will not permit the drive to be booted on a Plus because the driver is too large to load into the Plus's memory (causing a freeze early in the startup process). APT 2.8.2 automatically senses the environment in which it is running. If it finds that it is running on a Mac Plus, it will install version 5.3 of the NS-SCSI driver, which is fully compatible with the Mac Plus and other Mac models; version 5.3, however, does NOT support SCSI Manager 4.3. If APT 2.8.2 finds itself running on a Macintosh other than the Plus, it will assume that the SCSI Manager 4.3 compliant driver is to be installed on the target drive. APT 2.8.2 can also "retrograde" your hard drive by installing the APT driver version 5.3 and reconfiguring the driver partition, all without reformatting the drive. * If you use a Zip drive as a boot drive on a Plus you will need v4.2 Zip drivers. Make sure that other Zip drives don't update the drivers automatically. <http://surf.to/macdrivers/> * Apple's HD utility needs a hack to recognize non-Apple labeled harddrives (use this at your own risk): <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/disk/apple-hd-sc-setup-735-patch.hqx> * List of harddrive formatter sites: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/hd.html> Old mac drivers: <http://surf.to/macdrivers/> Q: How to zap PRAM? A1: On System 6: Hold down Option-Command-Shift and select Control Panels from the Apple menu. On System 7 and better: Boot with Option-Command-P-R-keys pressed down until the mac beeps two times. A2: If you are running a Mac Plus, 512KE, 512 or original 128, the only way of erasing the PRAM is to remove the battery that maintains said data. The battery is found behind a relatively easy to open door on the back of the machine. You have to keep the battery removed for about an hour to guarantee the PRAM contents are lost, because a capacitor on the logic board which actually maintains power to the PRAM of these early machines takes at least a little while to drain free of charge. Tips using AppleTalk between macs: * AppleTalk is built-in so you may not need to buy anything to get things running via LocalTalk. Install System 7.0* or better from the installer disks making sure you also check the FileSharing option. Then you can mount shared volumes and folders between macs connected via a LocalTalk cable or a cheaper and better Farallon PhoneNet cable. Also a simple ImageWriter cable does just fine although you can connect only two macs using it. (EtherTalk is just a driver which allows AppleTalk protocol to be transported by Ethernet). * Macs using System 6 can access shared items on newer Systems but if you want to make them file-servers you have to buy AppleShare server software. * Public Folder 1.01 allows also System 6 macs to be one-way file-servers: <ftp://ftp.claris.com//pub/USA-Macintosh/x.Shareware-Freeware/ PublicFolder1.01.bin> minimum requirements for the net -------------------------------- MacPlus, (2.5-)4MB RAM, 20MB harddisk, (2400-)14400 modem, System 7.0* and MacTCP 2.0.6 are the practical minimum requirements for PPP connections. Only MacPPP 2.0.1, v2.0.1cm4, v2.1.1SD and v2.1.2SD, MacSLIP 3.0.3, InterSLIP 1.0.1 and FCRppp 1.6 currently work on 68000 macs. You need MacTCP for TCP-connections like direct ethernet or PPP- and SLIP-connection via modem. MacTCP is included in System 7.5 and above. Apple dealers sell MacTCP but also "The Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh" (Adam Engst, Hayden Books) book includes it, among other utilities. When installing MacTCP, turn AppleTalk ON (Leaving it OFF seems to provoke a crash when saving MacTCP prefs for the first time. With some Systems you may have to reboot to make AppleTalk active) - to save memory, AppleTalk can be turned OFF after the settings are stored. <http://www.mcp.com/hayden/iskm/mac.html> MacTCP can also be found on the net: MacTCP 2.0.4: <http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/pub/internet/mac/MacTCP/MacTCP.hqx> MacTCP 2.0.6 and some developer stuff: <ftp://ftp.apple.com//devworld/Development_Kits/MacTCP.sit.hqx> MacTCP 2.0.x to 2.0.6 updaters: <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple.Support.Area/Apple.Software.Updates/US/ Macintosh/Networking-Communications/Other_N-C/MacTCP_2.0.6_Update.sea.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/conn/mactcp-206-updt.hqx> MacPPP 2.0.1, v2.0.1cm4, v2.1.1SD and v2.1.2SD: <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/conn/ppp/mac-ppp-201.hqx> <ftp://ftp.unipg.it//pub/mac/tcpip/mac-ppp-201cm4.hqx> <ftp://ftp.sunet.se//pub/mac/mirror-umich/util/comm/macppp2.11sd.sit.hqx> <ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi//mac/internet/serial/macppp212sd.sit> MacPPP 2.1.2SD is recommended as a first choice for System 7.x 68000 macs. MacPPP 2.0.1cm4, v2.1.1SD and v2.1.2SD are enhanced versions of MacPPP 2.0.1; v2.0.1cm4 enables background dialing, for instance - MacPPP 2.1.2SD has enhancements like: fixes problem with Config PPP not being able to access it's prefs file if the Finder closed the control panel on a low memory error, terminal window is larger and scrolling of text off the top is a little cleaner, shows the 115K and 230K rates in the Port Speed popup (and has 4800 as a slowest port speed vs 1200 on v2.0.1). (Note that MacPPP 2.0.1 variations fail to redraw the PPP "up" symbols on screen (after the 1st connection; no reboot between connections) unless you cover and uncover them with other windows). If the "Open" button is grayed out in MacPPP make sure that PPP is selected in MacTCP. Note that there is a memory related bug in MacPPP 2.0.1: If applications have used all available memory, Config PPP is forced to close with an error message like: "The control panel "Config PPP" cannot be used now, because not enough memory is available." It is not possible to reopen the control panel because there is a message: "Config PPP Error! Opening Preferences". This prevents one from properly closing the internet connection. Commercial MacSLIP supports SLIP and PPP (requires at least System 6.0.7): <http://www.zilker.net/~hydepark/> InterSLIP 1.0.1: <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/conn/ inter-slip-installer-101.hqx> LinkUPPP! (formerly FCRppp) supports PPP and SLIP. Commercial FCRppp 1.6 should work on 68000 macs (v1.1r1 doesn't work on a PB100): <http://www.fcr.com/LinkUPPP/LinkUPPP.html> <ftp://ftp.fcr.com//fcr/LinkUPPP/LinkUPPP_Demo_1.1r1.hqx> Q: Do all modems work with 68000 macs? A: For external (>9600) modems you need a mac hardware handshake cable. It connects the DB25 connector on the modem to the mac's 8 pin modem port connector. Some modems like Global Village Bronze get their power through the ADB port which the Plus, 128K, 512K and 512Ke lack. There are some modems that require a power pin, not available on a Plus. There are also some limitations such as the the Plus not having incoming flow control. This limits the speed you can set the serial port before you have a lot of overruns. Some included software may also not work on 68000 macs eventhough the modem may otherwise be OK. > Mike Friese: I have successfully interfaced a Global Village Teleport Bronze II modem to a Mac Plus. I made a special keyboard cable that tapped the +5 volt power from the Plus keyboard cable to a ADB connector (sold as a S-video connector at Radio Shack.) -Remove the keyboard cable from the Plus. -Looking from the cord end of one of these connectors you will see the four wires, yellow, green, red, black. Here's how the connector looks when viewed from the cord end (use non-proportional font): ___ | | ____| |____ | | | Yl Gn Rd Bk | | | |_____________| -Cut the outer insulating jacket about one inch from one of the two connectors. -Cut insulation from the yellow and black wires. Solder a two foot long red wire to the keyboard cable's yellow wire. Solder a two foot long black wire to the keyboard cable's black wire. -Get a female mini-din (S-video) connector. Viewing from the solder end, you'll notice the pins arranged in a trapezoid pattern. o o o o (solder end view) -Solder the red wire to the upper left pin. Solder the black wire to the upper right pin r b o o (solder end view) -Insulate all your splices. -Plug the keyboard cable in with the splices closest to the Mac Plus system unit. -Plug the Bronze II into the modem port and the other modem cable into the s-video cable. You now have a snazzy-looking 2400 baud modem attached to your Plus. But wait. There's more! -The fax software bundled with the Performa will work with the Plus, but the hot ticket is to use the fax software bundled with the Teleport Platinum. This software is slick as can be. < Q: What port speed should I be using with a modem? A: Try first 19200 and increase it gradually; do some downloads with Fetch to test the speed you're getting (with compressable .txt and uncompressable .sit files) and check MacPPP's Stats window for the amount of CRC errors and Hdw overruns after the connection. 8MHz 68000 macs (Plus, SE, Classic) should handle 28800bps - there's some packet loss but it's more than made up for by the extra speed compared to 19200 (note that some modems don't support 28800 port speed). 16MHz macs (Portable, PB 100) should be fine at 38400-57600 although Global Village recommends 19200 for the PB100 & PowerPort/Gold 14400 modem. Turning AppleTalk on/off shouldn't be a big issue unless you're using your modem and moving a lot of data at the same time via FileSharing. Q: How can I connect slotless macs like the Plus to direct ethernet? A: Farallon, Dayna and Asant� have ethernet adapters which connect to the mac's SCSI port (Farallon EtherMac MicroSCSI, Dayna DaynaPORT Pocket SCSI/Link & DaynaPORT SCSI/Link and Asant� Micro EN/SC & Desktop EN/SC). Note that some of these SCSI ethernet adapters may not work because unlike other macs the Plus doesn't supply current to the SCSI port. Note also that SCSI ethernet adapters are quite expensive and slow. An alternative to SCSI ethernet adapters is Farallon EtherMac adapter which connects via LocalTalk port with speeds 5x over the standard 230.4Kbps LocalTalk rate. Although EtherMac draws power from the ADB port, there is a power adapter for non-ADB computers like the Plus. Another option is to connect to ethernet via LocalTalk with a software (Apple LocalTalk Bridge and Farallon PowerPath & LocalPath) or hardware bridge (Farallon, Dayna and Asant�). <http://www.farallon.com/> <http://www.dayna.com/> <http://www.asante.com/> <http://www.sonicsystems.com/> <http://www.apple.com/> On 68000 macs telnet-, ftp-, mail-, news- and tcp-apps like NCSA Telnet, Fetch, Anarchie 1.6.0, Eudora, NewsWatcher and MacTCP Watcher 1.1.2 work fine. Eudora Light 3.1 has many additional features like filters and it also no longer splits large messages; it is somewhat slower than v1.5.5. With MacPlus you can't use control-keys in NCSA Telnet (in ZTerm you can use option or command instead of control). MacSOUP 2.4 is an off-line newsreader that runs on a 4MB mac with System 7.0.1* but it really needs at least a 8MB mac to be usable. Q: I'm using NewsWatcher but now The Full Group List of my ISP doesn't fit into NewsWatcher's memory anymore. A: Check <http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/mac-internet-faq.txt> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/ncsa-telnet-27b4.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/fetch-301.hqx> <ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi//mac/internet/ftp/anarchie-160.sit> <ftp://ftp.qualcomm.com//eudora/eudoralight/mac/english/3.1/ eudoralight31.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/mail/edr/ eudora-light-155.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/newswatcher-216.hqx> <ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi//mac/internet/others/mactcp-watcher-112.sit> On 68000 macs NCSA Mosaic 1.0.3, MacWeb 1.00A3.2, v2.0, MacLynx and MacWWW 1.03 (Samba) work. MacWeb 1.00A3.2 works better than v1.1.1 E which crashes when saving prefs. MacWeb 2.0 has more features and understands more HTML tags than v1.00A3.2 but it is also slower and buggier. NCSA Mosaic 1.0.3 can display in-line GIFs but with MacWeb you must use an external helper (click and hold on an image icon, choose "Retrieve to Disk" from the pop-up menu and view with GIFConverter or GIFwatcher DA). ...note that often GIFConverter, when trying to open JPEGs with "millions" of colors, gives an "out of memory" error on low-memory machines. A workround is to use JPEG Convert 1.0 to turn the JPEG into a GIF. GIFs are limited to 256 colours and need less memory to display. You can turn DAs like GIFwatcher DA into an app with DA Piggyback; this enables drag 'n drop and automatic launching when used as a (MacWeb 2.0) helper on System 7. Note that you can't change GIFwatcher's default settings (including the window size) once the DA has been converted into an app - you have to set it up the way you want first, then run it through DA PiggyBack. With RAM Charger it is possible to squeeze _both_ MacWeb 1.00A3.2 and GIFConverter to run simultaneously on a 4MB mac. Q: How do I cancel an action in MacWeb 1.00A3.2? A: Type command-period (many other programs use this as a standard, too). If the default screen in MacLynx is too big it is possible to open lynx.cfg file by a text editor and set the lines on a screen from the default 35 to 24, for example (edit the line: TERM_LINES:35 to: TERM_LINES:24). The home page (or sometimes called the menu page) from Internet Config can be invoked with the 'm' key. The homepage can be set by editing the line: STARTFILE:file://localhost/~/index.html; change it to any valid URL. There are many more options in lynx.cfg file. <ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu//Mac/Mosaic/NCSAMosaic103.hqx> <ftp://ftp.pacifier.com/pub/mac/tcpip/macweb-10a32-fat.hqx> ResEdit instructions for proxy support in MacWeb 1.00A3.2: <http://www.cs.utas.edu.au/Documentation/Mac/MacWeb1.00A3.2Proxy.html> <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple.Support.Area/Apple.Software.Updates/US/ Macintosh/Utilities/ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.hqx> * Setting proxy: 1. Using ResEdit, open MacWeb 1.00A3.2. 2. Open 'STR#' "Proxy Info" ID=803. 3. For each protocol having proxy support, create a string of the form <<protcol>;<url>>. For example: "http;http://proxy.utas.edu.au:8080/" and "ftp;http://proxy.utas.edu.au:8080/". * Setting no proxy: 1. Using ResEdit, open MacWeb 1.00A3.2. 2. Open 'STR#' "NoProxy Info" ID=804. 3. Create a string for each server for which proxy support is not wanted. "*" may be used as a wildcard for every server in a domain. For example: "www.ford.com" and "*.cs.utas.edu.au". <http://www.rtis.com/nat/user/toolbox/oldmacs/MacWeb2.sit.hqx> <http://www.lirmm.fr/~gutkneco/maclynx/> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/web/mac-www-103.hqx> <ftp://ftp.kamit.com//gifconverter/gifconverter-237.hqx> <http://info.london.on.ca/Services/PDA/Software/mac/Graphics/ GIFwatcher220.sit> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/gst/grf/jpeg-convert-10.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/cfg/da-piggyback-12.hqx> <ftp://ftp.pgh.net/pub/jumpdev/Old/RAMCharger301Demo.hqx> <ftp://ftp.pgh.net/pub/jumpdev/Old/RAMChargerReference.sit.hqx> List of small www-browser download sites: <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/browsers.html> With only 1MB RAM, floppy drive(s) and System 6 you can connect via a terminal emulator like ZTerm and use unix apps like pine, tin, ftp, ncftp, sz, rz, and lynx for mail, news, file transfer and www. With ZTerm you can use option or command instead of control when using MacPlus. To save disk space on those 800K floppies install the minimum System 6.0.x that ZTerm requires. You can trash all files except System and Finder, delete unnecessary fonts and DAs from the System file with Font/DA Mover and delete PPC code from ZTerm with Strip Fat to save even more disk space. <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/term/zterm-10b3.hqx> If you want to use System 6 and connect via PPP, following software versions work even with 1MB RAM: System 6.0.5-6.0.8 (MacPPP 2.0.1 insists that System Folder's name must be "System Folder" so if you are using a localized System change the folder's name accordingly), MacTCP 2.0.6, MacPPP 2.0.1 (later versions like v2.1.2SD crash), NCSA Telnet 2.6 or v2.7b4, Fetch 3.0.3, Eudora 1.3.1 (install also Map control panel from the System disks and set your time zone), NewsWatcher 2.0d13m01, Internews 1.1, MacWWW 1.03 (Samba), MacTCP Watcher 1.1.2 (older versions of these apps may use less memory). MacWWW 1.03 (Samba) works on 68000 macs (at least on System 6.0.5 - it crashes on System 7.0.1*). It opens fine, loads the startup page fine (doesn't know how to read files from disk, text-only, no ISO 8859-1 translation, opens a new window for each link). Do not close any windows as this crashes the mac; also quitting MacWWW seems to cause a crash. To save space on a floppy-only system, install a minimum System for your mac and delete all System Folder items except System, Finder, PPP, ConfigPPP, MacTCP, PPP Preferences, MacTCP DNR and MacTCP Prep; delete also unnecessary fonts and DAs from the System file with Font/DA Mover (keep Control Panel DA, though) - this leaves 322K of free space on a DD floppy with System 6.0.5 US (MacPlus minimum install). Unfatten also "fat" tcp-apps. Turn RAM Cache off to leave maximum amount of RAM to the apps. <ftp://ftp.apple.com//Apple.Support.Area/Apple.Software.Updates/US/ Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_6.0.x/> <ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi//mac/internet/telnet/ncsatelnet-26te.sit> <ftp://ftp.qualcomm.com//eudora/eudoralight/mac/english/1.3system6/ eudora131.hqx> <ftp://ftp.brown.edu/pub/mac/NewsWatcher/NewsWatcher_2.0d13m01.sea.hqx> <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/comm/inet/web/mac-www-103.hqx> misc info --------- * Use Command-X-O to boot the Classic from its ROM. * If you need to save disk space unfatten "fat" apps with Strip Fat, for example: <ftp://ftp.funet.fi//pub/mac/info-mac/cfg/strip-fat.hqx> * RAM Charger <http://www.syncronys.com/> works also on 68000 macs on System 7. It makes apps run in less memory than they normally demand, only giving them more if they need it. Highly recommended! There is a one-week fully functional demo at: <ftp://ftp.pgh.net/pub/jumpdev/Old/RAMCharger301Demo.hqx> <ftp://ftp.pgh.net/pub/jumpdev/Old/RAMChargerReference.sit.hqx> * Nisus Compact 3.474c word processor is available for free download. Also Nisus Writer 4.1.6 is freely downloadable: on a 4MB PB100 running 7.0.1* it can be launched OK (it takes all 3000K free memory) but it seems to repeatedly crash when switching to Finder or if documents are opened, so it doesn't really seem too compatible with this configuration although it has a good reputation on newer macs. So use Nisus Compact 3.474c which runs OK on 68000 macs. <http://www.nisus.com/> * If you wish to try FullWrite 2.0.6 word processor before you buy it, send e-mail to <[email protected]> and they will send you a temporary serial number. You can also download FullWrite Demo: <ftp://ftp.akimbo.com/globetrotter/fullwrite_demo_install.bin> <http://www.akimbo.com/fullwrite/etc/frames.html> * Old versions of MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw, MacTerminal etc are available from the The Mac 512 User Group after registration: <http://www.athenet.net/~gyounk/> * 68000-compatible Acrobat Reader 1.0 for .pdf files: <http://www.ou.nl/open/psl/pb100/#resources> * Remote control program Timbuktu Pro 1.0.3 works on 68000 macs and it seems to also work on newer macs such as PowerMacintosh 8600/200 with System 8.1. Although the performance is acceptable even via the slow LocalTalk cabling (AppleTalk), it is advisable to set a newer mac's monitor to display the minimum amount shades of gray and turn off any desktop pictures to speed things up. It is rather awesome to run PPC applications via a 68000 mac although the 1 bit screen doesn't dither color/grayscale images very well. There was/is a 1 week trial version. Notice that you must do a Custom Install with System 8.1 because Easy Install mode doesn't work. Later versions like 2.0.5 don't work on 68000 macs. * To invoke ImageWriter II's bi-directional printing in the "Faster" print mode hold the Option-Shift-Caps Lock keys while hitting the "OK" button in the Print dialog. This bi-directional printing, which does cause some loss in print quality, will remain in effect until the printer is reset, or you hold down the Command key while hitting the "OK" button for the next printing task. * Q: How to open compact macs like the Plus? A: (If you don't know what you're doing, don't do this!) The usual mail-order companies may still have "Mac Cracker" kits, eventhough they don't put them in the catalogue anymore. It's a very long 3/16" allen (hex) wrench, otherwise known as a Torx T-15. Lay the mac down on its "face", with the screen on a soft pad or pillow. After removing ALL the (5) TORX screws, take off the plastic reset switch (if you have one) from the left-hand side and work your fingers into the crack in the case, all the way around, at least twice. Then try lifting the case up and giving it a gentle shake. The case should slide off and the mac will drop into the pillow. If not, go around the case again with your fingers and try again. You need strong fingernails and lots of patience. Do NOT use a screwdriver - you'll scar the case. If a Mac hasn't been opened before, it could be pretty tight. Chuck's Tools online have long T-15 Torx drivers specifically for Classic Macs: <http://www.chuckstools.com/screwdrivers.htm> <http://www.chuckstools.com/images/torx15.jpg> Or do it yourself: <http://www.srv.net/~ashcraft/4sale/tips/torx15.html> * Q: When was my serial# "xx631xx" MacPlus made? A: The important digits to figure out are the 3rd, 4th and 5th. The 3rd digit is the last digit of the year (will be 5 through 9 or 0), in this case 6 is for 1986. The 4th and 5th are the week of the year (will be 01 through 52), in this case the 31st week of the year. So yours was made the first week of July, 1986. * Other 68000-oriented sites: <http://www.jagshouse.com/> good info and software <http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/> Gamba's site <http://www.edprint.demon.co.uk/se/index.html> Mac SE <http://www.ou.nl/open/psl/pb100/> PowerBook 100 faq <http://www.mac512.com/> old Systems and apps <ftp://ftp.crihan.fr/pub/mactools/old/> Mac 512 UG, old Systems and apps <http://www.xs4all.nl/~rdingema/html/system6.html> System 6 info <http://lowendmac.com/lists/system6.html> System 6 mailing list <http://macplus.mia.net/> MacPlus <http://macplus.mia.net/installram.html> How to add 4MB of RAM to a Plus <http://www.uwm.edu/~thig/plus.html> MacAntiques <http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/7275/home.html> Classic MUG <http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/oldmac.html> B&W mac shareware for kids <http://www.pixi.com/~schizo/help.html> old games <http://lowendmac.com/compact/macquarium.shtml> Macquarium and: <http://www.members.home.com/jlower/family/slyvester/catbox/xtbox.html> :) To subscribe to Classic Macs mailing list, email to <[email protected]>, in the message body write "subscribe classics". To unsubscribe, email to <[email protected]>, in the message body write "unsubscribe classics", if this fails because you are not writing from the subscribed address you may instead write in the body of the message "unsubscribe classics [email protected]". If you need help, send your problem to <[email protected]>. Post your messages to <[email protected]>. The Classic Macs Archives are found at: <http://www.zws.com/classicmacs/>. * Following people have provided valuable tips and info for my mac pages: Christopher Adams (MacWeb and its external viewers) August Calhoun (additions to 68000 compatibility list) John Delacour (Eudora POP spool trick) Mike Friese (modems for 68000 macs) Paul "neon" Gooch (best System for 68000 macs) Craig Laferriere (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Matti Lipponen (additions to 68000 compatibility list, NewsWatcher trick) Bob Nestor (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Fabrizio Oddone (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Andreas Prilop (Eudora Tables) Shaun Redmond (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Amitai Schlair (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Judy Trummer (additions to 68000 compatibility list) Knut Vik�r (MIME and transliteration) Rick Zaccone (additions to 68000 compatibility list) ...and many more... -end-