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Can someone point me to resources to reverse engineer ancient Mac software?

I have an ancient program called "Digital Radar" (surveillance software) by Connectix. Connectix developed the original little ball webcam, and was later bought by Logitech. I've tried all of their ...
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Is MacOS 1.0 Free?

Since MacOS 1.0 is extremely old, has Apple made it free to download? If so, is there a link to download it from? I am just curious to try and run it in an hardware emulator and get a feel for the ...
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Git vs rsync when resource fork must be preserved

I have some ancient files that I need to share between Macs. There are over 100,000 of them. I need to keep the directory containing these files in sync. I thought Git would be a good solution, and it ...
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Looking for old C compiler

Back in 1987 or 1988 we had a Mac network at college, these would have been either Mac Classic or Mac Plus machines. We used a C compiler on them - what C compilers were around at the time?
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System 7: How to unlock screensaver?

I own a vintage "LC II" (a.k.a. "Macintosh Performa 400") with System 7.x installed years ago. Unfortunately I'm not able to log in anymore, because after the initial boot the screensaver fires up and ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS 9 on a VM?

Recently I got hold of a Mac OS 9.2.1 retail CD and would like to test drive it in a VM. Is that possible?
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Writing code on System 6?

I have a Macintosh SE FD HD running Apple System 6. Is there a Terminal application? What programming language(s) can I run on System 6?
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Floppy disk became unreadable after initializing it in an old Mac

I'm trying to pass some files from a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard to an old LC 630 with an HD floppy drive and a CD optical reader. As Snow Leopard cannot burn a CD with the HFS (Mac OS Standard) ...
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Does the Macintosh classic have the signatures of the original Mac team?

I am huge fan of Apple, and I just bid on one a 1990-era Macintosh Classic. The bid is going higher, but I only want it if the computer has the signatures of the original Mac team. It's before I was ...
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Control System 4 with just a keyboard?

Is there a reference of keyboard shortcuts for System 4, so I can use a Macintosh SE with a keyboard and no mouse? I found a Macintosh SE and a keyboard on the street several years ago. It didn't ...
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Running old games without CD

I want to run Diablo (Windows/Mac game) on OS 9 but without using the CD. After installation, the user is required to insert the disc for the game to start. Making a .dmg image didn't work (as ...
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How to un-hide a file that has been hidden on Mac OS 8?

I have a copy of an old folder holding a file that has been hidden on Mac OS 8 or 9 (using resedit, if my memory isn't failing). Is there an easy way to un-hide it in OS X?
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Where can I find software for the Mac Classic?

I just found a really great application: Mini vMac, a Mac Classic emulator (simple and one that actually works). Is there a place where I can find some actual software that was meant for the original ...
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What's the most recent version of OS X I can run on a 1999 iBook and where can I buy it?

I've got a 1999 Blueberry clamshell iBook an I want to get it up and running agin. I'm wondering if I can get Mac OS 9 or OS X on it and more importantly where I could buy the software.
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How do I burn a bootable CD from a .toast file?

I bought a used G3 couple of days ago and I want to reinstall Mac OS 9. I got the OS in .toast format. Any knows how I make that into bootable CD? Just burning with Disk Utility didn't work, although ...
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Is it possible to virtualize PowerPC… FOR a PowerPC? (absolutely not Intel-related)

As my question states, Is it possible to virtualize PowerPC... FOR a PowerPC? Consider that you're using Linux for PPC. You want to run apps written specifically for Mac OS 7.x through 9.2.2, all ...
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How can I install Debian on a PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 9.2?

Today I started installing Debian Linux on an old Macintosh PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 9.2. After a long time of backing up old documents I erased the whole disk. At the end I just want Debian ...
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What is the most powerful Mac capable of running Mac OS 9?

I know that there was a period of time after Mac OS X came out that new Macs still shipped with Mac OS 9 for a number of reasons (OS X was buggy, better compatibility with Classic apps, etc). This is ...
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Writing MacPaint files?

What current Mac utility or paint program (something that will run directly on Snow Leopard or Lion, not requiring an emulator), if any, can write valid MacPaint files (readable by MacPaint 1.x on a ...
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What was Mac OS 9 built on? [closed]

I am interested in old school technology. The Mac OS X is based on UNIX. I am interested in the old school OS, Mac OS 9, what is this based on? Can it run the UNIX application? What is the file system ...
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Can I safely delete the Classic System folder when running Lion?

I still have a folder called "System Folder" that belongs to the Classic environment. It takes up almost 400MB on my disk. Since I'm running Lion, can I safely delete the entire folder?
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Yellow mexican singer in system 7 / mac os 8?

What was that extension in System 7 and Mac OS 8 which put a little yellow smiley thing of a mexican singing out of tune on your screen?
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How can I edit the original Myst app so that it no longer requires the CD to play?

I just discovered SheepShaver and I'm mindblowingly excited! I got all my old Mac games out of storage and began to install all of them. A trick that I learned awhile ago for making playing games on ...