I need help with my Mac

(Added on 2018-05-25 16:56:31)

We've all run into some trouble with our vintage Macs, emulators or Mac software. Sometimes, it just doesn't work and you need help. Everyone has been there. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance on where to find help and how to approach appraoch online users through the built-in chat as a potential support candidate. The Macintosh Repository is a non-profit site, devoted to storing digital artifacts...

How to work with segmented files

(Added on 2018-05-24 19:53:16)

Back in 1996, Stuffit introduced DropSegment which worked much like DropStuff (compression aoo) and StuffIt Expander (decompression app). Dropping a StuffIt archive (a single file compressed as .sit file) on DropSegment enabled the user to make a multi-segment, self-joining, self-extracting archive, which was useful for copying huge archives to floppy disks. Segmenting files has not gone away despite increases to storage,...

How to convert .MDS/.MFS disc archives on MacOSto ISO

(Added on 2018-04-20 18:08:25)

On MacOS 10.7 and above please refer to this crystal ideal blog entry. In case the aformentioed blog post goes missing please continue reading. Propietary disc image formats like MDF (Alcohol 100%) or even NRG (Nero image) can prove difficult to work with on Mac as these formats are proprietary to the aformentioned Windows apps. With the free AnyToISO Converter app, the task of converting .MDF/.MDS becomes a lot...

Preferred Formats for Software Uploads

(Added on 2018-04-11 04:20:59)

Preparing files or discs are critical to the success of the Macintosh Repository's archive. This article, although not exhaustive, should provide members with the knowledge necessary to gain an understading of the terminology, a brief background and some basic steps to prepare loose files and physical discs readiness for upload.   There are 3 file formats that are highly encouraged and strongly recommended. These...

Modify Apple's DVD Player to run with Macsbug

(Added on 2018-02-11 06:17:42)

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...

ResEdit Precautions

(Added on 2018-02-11 06:00:59)

Originally posted on resexcellence.com. The original article can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/19990220021352/http://www.resexcellence.com:80/resedit.shtml     ResEdit Precautions Always work on a copy If you do nothing else, at least do this. Working on a copy ensures that no matter how bad you screw up, you have something to fall back on. Of course if you are hacking software you can reinstall it if...

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

(Added on 2018-02-11 04:25:49)

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 that showed how to use ResEdit on Apple CD/DVD drivers to make them recognize any CD ROM drives - not just...

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