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In Topic: Help bringing my 1040STf back to life

Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:54 AM

Odd the whole bank has gone, is it the same with the new gubbins you added removed? Perhaps try checking the seating of the MMU chip while you are at it. Have you checked the value/ amount with any other programs? A ram tester might be an idea.

 

Regarding the ROMs I'm no expert but I believe you can use the 32 pin ROMs, but need to use some additional wires to bridge some pins on the chip itself. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable on the subject can point you in the right direction. In the mean time 1.02 can be patched to perform on par with 1.04 fairly easily (Fatspeed or Bigdos and Pinhead 2.1 add most of the missing functionality, Selectric will sort out the file selector).


In Topic: I've just got a Specter GCR :)

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:38 PM

You got the link to the websites who write the OS disks?

 

These people do it apparently, I've never used them so can't comment on the service

 

https://rescuemyclassicmac.com/


In Topic: I've just got a Specter GCR :)

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 PM

I've seen the disk images you are talking abut but I'm sure what app to use. I'll check out the websites as a last resource. Thanks.

 

It's been a while but I think the Mac can handle them natively with a program called 'disk copy' (depending on the image)


In Topic: How to alphabetize ACC in menu and image editing SW recommendation?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:18 AM

Hhhm if Dirsort is not directly effecting the order of the menu, then it is probably not relating to the actual loading order from disk but something else GEM is doing. If that is the case then I think you might have to grin and bear it. What order are they loading in? Perhaps it relates to the length of the file/ program name..


In Topic: I've just got a Specter GCR :)

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:11 AM

This is the hard part, getting System 6 on the ST in the first place. I had to use an old mac to make the disks (one which was still new enough to get on the net or had a way like a CD drive to interface with a newer model that could, but old enough to have a compatible disk drive. The cheapest old macs for this are the early power pc ones prior to the original iMac. The iMac is the cut off point really, as at that point apple killed the floppy drive and like with the ST the USB replacements can't write the disks do to the non standard format. You really want to use a hard disk if you want to do anything productive, the Mac is really unpleasant to use with just floppies, it really is - copy small part of file - ask for system disk - insert original disk - insert system disk and so on... :) I think you should be able to get the disk images on Winworld (ironically)

 

So if you can't find a old mac then I seem to recall there were a few websites who would offer to write some disks for you (I would do it myself if you were on my side of the pond).