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It wasn’t typically in the application’s name, it was in the name of the folder containing the application, and used to mean “folder.” For example, the folder containing SurfWriter, its Apple Guide help file, its template files, and so on may have been named “SurfWriter ƒ” either by the developer or by a user. Often developers named the folder something ...


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There are several reasons for the low performance of virtual memory. The implementation had a significant effect. It keeps ALL of the contents of memory in the VM Storage file, plus however much extra you've set it to, so all memory writes are also to disk also, even if not all reads are. Source Program design also affected this. Many memory-hungry ...


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If you have a system running on your IIci you could presumably use that to format your drive, but I'm guessing that's not the case. To build a working image on the SD card, there are two things to get right: the partition map, and the HFS filesystem itself. The SCSI2SD wiki has a page detailing the steps; the short version is setup an old Mac system in an ...


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The HFS filesystem stores file metadata in a single large file called the "catalog file", with one record for each file or directory. Creation and modification times are stored as 32-bit unsigned integers representing a count of seconds since midnight, January 1, 1904. (Source: Inside Macintosh: Files)


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Click on the application icon, select "Get info" from the "File" menu, and adjust the memory allocation in the window that pops up.


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I would say poor performance was due to System 7's implementation, and the constraints needed to support existing applications/drivers/extensions. Looking through the documentation, it's not hard to see why performance could suffer. From Inside Macintosh: Memory: The Virtual Memory Manager takes special steps to avoid double page faults caused by user ...


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Classic MacOS uses : as a directory separator. / doesn't have a special meaning and is a legal filename character. Additionally, a leading : is a relative path, not an absolute path. MacOS Unix ----- ---- file.c file.c Volume: /Volume Volume:file.c /Volume/file.c :folder:file.c folder/file.c


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Usually when you see that message is because the metadata for the file isn't set correctly; this is typical if you're looking at MacOS Classic files that are not on a HFS filesystem. Brief Information on Classic MacOS Filesystems Unlike Windows or UNIX or most other operating systems that I've used over the years, MacOS tends to pack quite a bit of data ...


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Access to the memory is toggled between the CPU and the video controller every four CPU cycles (the length of a word access[2#p32]) during display of the frame buffer.[1§2] The processor is a Motorola 68000 @7.8836 MHz, meaning that this lock / unlock happens approximately every 0.5 microseconds. During blanking intervals, the CPU has exclusive access to the ...


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AH! I found out what it was. I'm stupid. Apparently, I'm supposed to remove the jumper for the 4 MB config. http://www.ccadams.org/se/ram.html I hope this question helps someone else out.


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Windows 95 and 98 require an x86-type CPU (and more generally, a PC, with BIOS, etc.), so they can't run on PowerPC G3-based computers without an emulation layer of some sort.


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The HFS Utilities package looks like it will let you format the disk from a Linux system; modern Windows may also be supported (it says "95/NT", which means you may run into permissions errors on Vista or newer). It appears to still work -- it'll format a disk image that the Linux HFS subsystem will recognize and mount. I haven't tested it on an actual ...


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If you are making a share on Windows 2000 Server, make sure you are install the Services for Macintosh component (it's not installed by default). Also you need to be running MacOS 8.5 or later to be able to access it. Old versions of MacOS didn't come with a terminal application built-in; I am not sure but I suspect this became a feature when the OS became ...


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Obviously the above links are long expired... The original links may have expired, but the Internet Archive made a copy of CWASTEEdit. The Internet Archive does not archive ftp sites, so the file must be found elsewhere. It seems that ftp://dev.apple.com/ has only disappeared relatively recently - many text files still refer to it. Many mirrors have been ...


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Back in the day, MacNosy was the go to disassembler tool to attack things like that. He also wrote a debugger. I can't speak to its status today. Apparently the web site still exists: https://www.jasik.com (We are talking 68K code, right?)


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Turns out the solution was to open ResEdit and lock the INIT resource within my compiled extension. Everything worked as expected after doing this.


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You should take a look at the Macintosh Programmer’s Workshop: it provides a C compiler (within a development environment) and a command-line window. I don’t know whether its terminal emulation is sufficient to run Vi though — a classic Mac developer wouldn’t have used Vi. Resources for developing in Classic Mac OS MPW? has more information about this, ...


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It seems to be "Dubbelmoral" (Swedish wikipedia).


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If you can get to a library or institution with JSTOR access, this link will take you to a story that probably will give you your answer. (I don't have such access myself.) The linked article is an overview of Mac music software circa 1985. It calls out MusicWorks, along with ConcertWare, MacMusic, MusPrint, Professional Composer, Song Painter, and Music ...


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Not dual-boot, but you could track down an old copy of Virtual PC for the Mac by Microsoft. VPC was an x86 emulator for the Mac OS X PowerPC line of computers and supported Windows 98 out of the box. I can't recall if it supported '95 as well since it has been several years since I've used it, but I know that it did work reasonably well with '98. Now as far ...


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Unfortunately, no, the Mac SE doesn't have a ROM disk. Is it a regular SE, an SE FDHD, or an SE Superdrive? If it is an FDHD or Superdrive, you could write a boot floppy using any USB floppy drive. If it's the original SE, you need an older Mac that can write 800k floppies.


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A great one was ConcertWare -- it included composition, playback, and even instrument creation by specifying waveform samples. (It still runs under Mini vMac.) According to the About box for Version 2.00 from 1985, the program was written by Chad Mitchell, Robert Gardner, and Boyd Edwards, and was published by Great Wave Software. Here's a typical ...


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Apple used Metrowerks CodeWarrior for a lot projects once the PowerPC came out, including later versions of the Finder and the early MacOS X versions of the Finder. As a result I don't think that the system requirements for MPW went up very much over time. The last version of MPW could run on MacOS 9 but I doubt that it required much more than a PowerPC Mac ...


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If you have local access to the computer where the password is set, it is a simple matter to reset the password. You don't need to know the current password in order to change it. Go to Apple menu → Control Panels. Then, open the "File Sharing" control panel: (Image taken from Maria Langer's Mac OS 9.1: Visual QuickStart Guide) As you can see in the ...


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I found everything I needed, but the hunting was tough. I've uploaded all of the dependancies as well as the documentation of what I've done so far here: http://andrew.colchagoff.com/netscape/


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These used to be available at ftp.download.info.apple.com but that site's been down for ages. Most (possibly all) of the files previously hosted there are available from archive.org either as a 7.4GB zip file or as individual files. You'll probably need to start with System 7.5.3 then update to 7.5.51. Note that these assume you already have System 7 on ...


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Quadra 700's had a ROM-version which was 32-bit-clean (not using one byte out of all 32-bit-addresses anymore to allow addressing of more than 16MB RAM). Therefore it is quite unlikely, that anyone succeeded in running any System 6.x on a Quadra 700 computer. At least this version of System 6 needs to bring its own 24-bit-memory manager in RAM with it. Just ...


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Well, it seems as if you have already researched everything there is to know. Installable systems: Originally the SE/30 was introduced with 6.0.3 Official support for the SE/30 goes until 7.5.5 Since 7.6(.1) it is still just a minor update. It can be easily installed. System 8.0/8.1 does work as well, by copying a few files from 7.5 (*1) The choice which ...


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The 400K/800K Macintosh floppy disks use a variable speed system, where different parts of the disk are written at different densities. They also use GCR instead of MFM. A standard USB external floppy for IBM-PC floppies can't read this. You'll either need a real Apple variable speed drive, or something like Kryoflux or a similar system. And reading the ...


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The Username is indeed "Network Manager", the password is "mail". Tried a few things and got it by chance.


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