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Just Updated 4/7/2002
Tango Firmware Patch v1.2: Sonnet released the Tango 1.1 firmware patch and then a few days later released this 1.2 version. Below is what is updated. Please email me if this patch fixes any audio issues you have. Thanks.
OrangeLink FireWire/USB2 card not immune to audio issues with a G3 card installed: Kev wrote back to let me know his Sonnet G3 showed up and he then got audio stuttering like everybody else. Sigh! Thanks for the info Kev.
I have received word from other people with similar setups that say other audio apps like SoundJam do not have the stuttering issues. Of course this will not fix audio in games or QT but it will fix your MP3 playing.
Premier info from Sanh: Sanh sent me some info on using Adobe Premier. His experience on using Premier is from the PC version but he thought that some of his experience would help us out. Thanks Sanh. Click here to read his info.
Latest software version for the iPod and iTunes refuse to work on OS's older then 9.2!: I found this on MacFixIt. If anyone has updated to the latest version of iTunes or the iPod firmware and it does work, please email me the info. Thanks.
Update on Newer's L2 G3 and OS 9.2 compatibility: Well no on told me that they have Newer's G3 running with OS 9.2 but many people wrote to say that it works great with OS 9.1. Only one person said it would not work with OS 9.0.4 or 9.1. So the question still stands. Does Newer's L2 G3 work with OS 9.2.x? If you have this setup, please email me the info. Thanks.
QT 5 has significant issues with MIDI playback: I found this info on the MacInTouch web site.
External Video out cable for 5400/5500 owners: I was searching www.sunrem.com the other day and came across something that may interest 5400/5500 owners. I found a video out cable that allows you to use an external monitor. I am not sure where it attaches but I think it is to the little slot just behind the PRAM battery on the mother board? Below are links to the cable and the plug/shield needed to hold the port on the back of the case.
The cable is listed in stock but the plug it on back order. I bet it will work without the plug. You just might have to be creative on installing it :) I assume it will just allow video mirroring. It may also work with the 6400/6500? If anyone tries this, please email me how it goes. Thanks.
S-Video/Composite out card for 5400 through 6500 Macs: Alec sent me some info on obtaining the s-video out card for our Macs. Thanks Alec.
Later he sent me info from the place in Europe where he found them. Thanks.
Here are the sunrem links for the same parts. They are on back order here at the moment.
This should use the same slot that the above external video out card uses. So you can't have both installed at the same time. If anyone tries these. Please email me your info. Thanks
RedLightRunner: This web site sells authentic Apple apparel that may be hard if not impossible to find anywhere else. Go have fun :) I liked the Apple Lionel "O" scale train cars!
Yellow Dog Linux, Voodoo3, and Vimage G3 all in a 6360: Scott wrote that he has a 6360 with a Vimage G3 upgrade and he just added a Voodoo3 card and decided to try Yellow Dog Linux on it! He says all is well with this setup. Thanks for the info Scott. In the past, I was not able to run the Voodoo3 with my Vimage G3 upgrade but I had left in an ATI RageII card which may have affected the Voodoo3 somehow.
Later he sent more info.
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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 $10 US which includes shipping, 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 :) I will accept personal checks but I won't mail out the CD till it clears.
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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 every 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 email@example.com and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/Vimage G3/320 OS 9.1, Beige G3/266 OS 9.0.4 with ASIP 6.3.2, B&W G3/350 OS 9.2.2 / OSX 10.1.3, iBook Dual USB OS 9.2.2 / OSX 10.1.3, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.1, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. If I encounter any problems, I will post them for all to read and respond to. Likewise, 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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