Just Updated 10/20/2000
Update on QT issues with Sonnet L2 G3: In my past just Update I posted some info found on MacfixIt's web site from a user who was told by Sonnet to downgrade from OS 8.6 to 8.5.1 to fix QT issues with their G3 upgrade. Ken just sent the opposite info? He states Sonnet told him that OS 8.0/8.1 had issues with their G3's and to upgrade to OS 8.5. At least they agree OS 8.5.x is good! I don't know if Sonnet is just making excuses or that both people are correct and only OS 8.5.x is recommend for QT compatibility? Very strange. Thanks Ken.
Update on L2 G3's and ATI cards: Well, just as I post info on removing the ATI Extension to solve audio issues with L2 G3 cards, Accelerate Your Mac does to. Maybe this means it really does fix problems with the ATI card?
Avid user needs help: Dave would like to know if there are any Avid users out there with older versions of Avid still? He needs version 1.0 to help trouble shoot some issues he has. If you have it, please email him. Thanks.
iMovie 1.0.2 not available anymore?: Looks like Apple removed the free download of iMovie 1.0.2 from their servers since they started selling version 2.0. None of my links work and doing a search on Apples web site results in nothing :( If anyone has a secret link to a download of it, please let me know .
iMovie may not ever work properly on the 6400?: Here is a letter from Vick who received an email reply to a question he asked Orange Micro on using their firewire card in a PowerBase 180 (which is like a 6400/180). It doesn't sound promising for out Macs :(
TAM HD size limits revisited: Harry read my last post where I had a warning I found on another site about not using large partitions on a TAM system. The person reported that the computer may not even recognize the drive? Harry had no problem with an 18G HD on his TAM. So maybe that other info is false? Thanks Harry.
Another Mac help forum: Jennie sent me a link for their new Mac Tech help forums. They are offering free Mac support for anyone that leaves a question on their site. Isn't the Mac community great :) I saw that they may also include PC and Linux support. Kind of a one stop tech shop! Thanks Jennie.
By the way, I would like to thank everyone that has participated on my 6400 Forums. It really has taken off quickly! Special thanks to Tiong who seems to have answered just about everyone question :)
A real Subwoofer knob fix: I had posted one or two fixes for broken subwoofer knobs recently but they where really just hacks to make it work. Charlie just sent me some info on how to replace the actual knob by getting a replacement board that the knob is a part of. Thanks Charlie
Getting faster HD throughput with FWB drivers: A reader sent me some info on his 6400 regarding HD speed. He installed a new HD and found that the access wasn't as fast as he expected. He later switched from Apples driver to FWB and now his HD gets much better results.
Thanks for the info. My Maxtor HD with Apples drivers got around 7MBps second writes so I never even questioned Apple drivers. It was twice as fast as the stock IDE drive and I was happy with that. I don't know why his new drive showed such low performance with Apple drivers? I stayed with Apples drivers back when I did the report because everytime Apple updated their OS they changed their drivers which broke third party drivers. But at this time FWB 4.0 is compatible with OS 9 and since Apple probably won't be making any more radicle changes to the OS since OSX is on its way that its safe to say that FWB won't have to update their drivers for classic OS compatibility anymore.
4 IDE drives in a 6400!: This time a 6400 owner took his Mac too far! Rodney was able to install 4 more IDE drives by removing the internal subwoofer speaker box and connecting them with Sonnets Tempo IDE PCI card. When will this madness end :) Thanks for the info Rodney. I asked him for pictures or instructions on how to do this so all of you can to.
I should have picture by next update. Also he noted to be careful of the IDE cable placement as they are long and can get in the way of the power supplies fan. This is not a good thing! Also he noted using iMovie but not exporting over firewire but rather through the Sony DVMC-DA2 unit. I don't know how this attaches to the 6400 but he does not seem to be getting the errors reported by firewire card users? I'll ask for more info on this as well.
Voodoo5 drivers updated with better V3 support: I found this on Accelerate Your Macs web site. 3dfx has updated their V5 drivers to 1.1.0a and they do give better support for the V3. The V3 in my B&W G3 no longer crashes with the V5 drivers and GoMac installed. Great!
Here is a direct download link for those of you that don't have a previous version of the V5 drivers. The normal way to upgrade is through the new V5 control panel. Remember that you will need the V3 beta12 drivers to first flash the V3 ROM to run on a Mac before the V5 drivers will work.
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CD containing the 6400 Zone plus past history for sale 9/3/1999
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a CD with my entire up-to-date site as well as my 6400 Take Apart manual plus many of the past Just Updates included? I think this would be a great idea for anyone who hasn't been able to keep up or never saw my site until recently. Also for those of you with Sherlock the CD is even better cause you can tell Sherlock to index the CD and then you can do a search on any topic and if I ever talked about it, you'll find it! I have info as far back as mid 1997. I'm asking $15 which includes shipping for US residents (not sure what the price for international shipments would be yet?) and I will even include a few surprises! To make this offer even juicier I can add some download that you've been trying to get but just couldn't for some reason. Lets put my cable modem to work :)
amazon.com, books and more 7/2/98
I found a great way to earn some money while getting great deals to you on Macintosh books and software plus they have all kinds of other books, music, and more. Please click on the amazon.com link on the top of this page whenever you feel like purchasing something to help sponsor this site. If you're unsure of what you want and wish to get a list of Mac related items, just type Macintosh in the search field on their home page and you will be presented with many choices to select.
Link to my site that gets rid of AOL's ads! 9/16/98
Jeff did some digging in to the new code that displays the frames on my site with AOL ads and found a link that can be used which will not show those annoying ads. Here is the address. http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/TMK12v/home.html
Thanks Jeff, for sending this info. PS don't let AOL find out :)
Here's an even better link http://members.aol.com/zone6400 I like this one better :)
The 6400 Zone is created to help you gain access to useful software updates and great shareware programs that add functionality to your system. It is also a one stop road map to other informative sites for answering your questions. Most of the info here is geared towards the 6400, but it is useful for all PCI Performa models and even the 6500 and all-in-one Macs based on the same. It's even useful to other MAC systems. I will be referring to my 6400/200 clocked to 220Mhz as just 6400/220, OK.
I will keep it updated as often as I can but I don't have much free time to work on it, so I suggest you check back at least once a week. That should be sufficient. If you don't see something you would like to see here or have your own software / web site that would benefit the MAC community, please write to me at TMK12v@aol.com and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/180 OS 9.0.4, Performa 6400/220 OS 9.0.4, B&W G3/350 OS 9.0.4, PowerBook G3/233 OS 9.0.4 and OSX beta, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.0.4, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. All of the software updates posted here are currently running on one or the other with minimal problems. If I do encounter a problem, I will post it for all to read and respond to. If you are having any problems and would like help just email me and if I can answer it I will, or I will post it here for others to read and respond to.
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