Found 7 article entries from category: Classic Mac OS

Connecting Two Macs With a Serial Connection

  Connecting Two Macs With a Serial Connection   Contents Introduction Pros Cons Procedure Requirements Setting Up The Connection Setting Up File Sharing Seeing The Other Mac Troubleshooting What Next? Disclaimer     Introduction One of the best things about Macs is that they all come with built in networking capabilities. This can take the form of...

HFS max partition sizes

In 1985, only a year after the first Macintosh came out, HFS (later referred to as "Mac OS Standard") was introduced and replaced MFS.  HFS required Macintosh System Software 2.1 and was welcome to support the HD20, Apple's first 20 megabytes hard drive that had just came out for the Mac 512K.  Can you imagine storing 50 floppy disks (400KB each back then) into a single device? Back in the day, this was huge! Now, we...

How to mount a disk image under Mac OS 7, 8 or 9

One of the problems retro Mac enthousiasts face nowadays is figuring out how to mount old/random disk images in order to access the game or app in it. First of all, you have to know that there were at least a dozen disk image formats back then (altough only a handful of them were widely used) and fortunately for you, there is a very nice disk image mounting tool for classic Mac called Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility that mounts just about all of them...

I downloaded something that contains .bin/.cue files, how do I mount this under Mac OS 9?

Okay, first off, there aren't a ton of .bin/.cue files, but there are some and when you'll face them, you most likely won't understand how to deal with them because it's an awkward format.  Also, you have to understand that .bin/.cue files MUST work in pairs so whenever you see them, always keep them together in the same folder and do not rename them.  The .cue file is a cue sheet that explains to the disk image...

Modify Apple's CD/DVD drivers to mount third party drives.

This article was hosted on the excellent ResExcellence site. The text below is a verbatim copy of the same hosted on the wayback machine. https://web.archive.org/web/20040404121044/http://www.resexcellence.com/hack_html_99/12-21-98.shtml Several readers emailed to point out an excellenct article in c't Magazine [http://www.heise.de/ct/english/98/26/188/] that showed how to use ResEdit on Apple CD/DVD drivers to make them...

Modify Apple's DVD Player to run with Macsbug

This article originally appeared on resexcellence.com Modify Apple's DVD Player to run with Macsbug After touting the advantages of Macsbug, it appears that Apple's DVD Player 2.0 won't launch if the debugger is installed. This simple modification to the player application allows the two to exist harmoniously. We will use ResEdit to modify the data fork of the application, so you will need to download and...

You'd like to change the Apple menu logo in the top/left corner of Mac OS 9?

So, you'd like to customize your Mac OS 7, 8 or 9 desktop by changing the Apple logo in the top/left corner? You know, you can customize way more than just this using one of the thousands of pre-made Kaleidoscope Schemes (look inside kaleidoscope_schemes.zip).  And of course, if you're a programmer, you could use ResEdit and fiddle with hex code and try to replace your System file's icon resource, but oh man, that's a risky...



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