Mac Classic

New Hardware For Macintosh Computers

New Hardware For Macintosh Computers

03 November 2022

A list of newly built hardware and perhiperals for Macintosh computers

Mac OS 8/9 Compatible Graphics Cards

Mac OS 8/9 Compatible Graphics Cards

14 August 2022

A mostly complete list of graphics cards that are fully supported under classic Mac OS

File Synchronization and Backups

File Synchronization and Backups

06 August 2022

Finding the best tool to manage backups and file synchornization across devices

Power Mac G4 won't boot

Power Mac G4 won't boot

04 July 2022

Revival of a CPU that appeared to be completely dead!

iMac G3 Cooling Modifications

iMac G3 Cooling Modifications

18 June 2022

The iMac G3 is prone to overheating issues over time. See how I installed several fans to help keep everything cool and to increase airflow within the case.

Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility

Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility

03 June 2022

The Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility allows you to save and mount disc images easily within Mac OS. Virtual CD can also fool software such as games into thinking that a physical CD has been inserted.

Customizing Mac OS

Customizing Mac OS

30 October 2021

A comprehensive guide on the different ways you can customize Mac OS and enhance your system.

Mac OS 9 Web Browsers

Mac OS 9 Web Browsers

19 October 2021

There's a lot of choices when it comes to picking an Internet browser for your Mac. Find out the most usable browsers for optimal web browsing.

How to make a Sherlock plugin

How to make a Sherlock plugin

19 July 2021

Learn how to create a Sherlock plugin so you can search website content from the Sherlock application.

Sherlock Revival!

Sherlock Revival!

19 July 2021

Patched versions of Sherlock have been released to enable web searching again. These patches bypass some Apple checks that lead to frequent error messages, and fixed the auto-update function for plugins in Sherlock 2.

File Storage, Transfers and Backups on Mac OS 9 and earlier

File Storage, Transfers and Backups on Mac OS 9 and earlier

13 June 2021

Transferring files between Mac OS X/Windows and Mac OS 9 (or earlier) can be difficult if your computer doesn't have USB ports. Using a NAS Drive can be an excellent solution for file transfers between new and old machines.

Mac OS  ROM Debugger (MicroBug)

Mac OS ROM Debugger (MicroBug)

27 May 2021

The ROM Debugger interface can be incredibly troublesome if you unintentionally activate it don't know how to close it.

Mac OS 8.5 freezes when sleeping

01 March 2021

If you've installed an SSD and are running Mac OS 8.5, you may encounter sleep issues. Find out how to fix this.

Mac OS X PPC Fan Control

Mac OS X PPC Fan Control

18 January 2021

Fan control utilities and tips for managing overheating computers.

Resetting a bricked Power Mac/PowerBook that won't boot

Resetting a bricked Power Mac/PowerBook that won't boot

01 December 2020

If you've made a mistake and things haven't gone right you can restore Open Firmware to its default/factory settings.

SwitchRes

SwitchRes

31 July 2020

SwitchRes is an excellent tool for saving desktop arrangements and selecting/setting screen resolution preferences. It is a must have tool if you're using a modern monitor.

Setting up modern email for early Mac OS 8.0 - 9.2.2

Setting up modern email for early Mac OS 8.0 - 9.2.2

26 June 2020

All email clients for early Mac OS systems are now out of date and mostly incapable of connecting to modern email accounts. This guide shows you how to connect a modern email account to Outlook Express.

Open Firmware Scripts

Open Firmware Scripts

02 May 2020

Writing Open Firmware scripts is a useful way to simplify modifications and provide an easier way to invoke complex instructions.

Storing Vintage Computers

Storing Vintage Computers

16 April 2020

Tips for storing vintage computers for short/long term periods and avoiding damage.

Disabling CPU cores on a Multiprocessor System

Disabling CPU cores on a Multiprocessor System

28 January 2020

Disabling CPU cores with Open Firmware for testing purposes.

Controling the PowerBook G3 (Pismo) Fan

Controling the PowerBook G3 (Pismo) Fan

17 January 2020

Control the cooling fan on the PowerBook Pismo G4 with Open Firmware.

Downgrading a PowerMac G4 MDD Firmware

Downgrading a PowerMac G4 MDD Firmware

17 January 2020

Downgrade the firmware for the Power Mac G4 to enable Mac OS 9 selection on the multi-boot screen/startup options.

Open Firmware Basics and Commands

Open Firmware Basics and Commands

16 January 2020

References for Open Firmware commands and other general resources.

Mac OS 9 on Unsupported Systems

Mac OS 9 on Unsupported Systems

16 January 2020

Install Mac OS 9 on newer computers that weren't designed to support it.

No Internet/Ethernet connection

No Internet/Ethernet connection

12 January 2020

Modern network devices and modems can cause connection issues for early Mac OS systems. See how to set up a static IP address to avoid these issues.

Controlling System Fans with Open Firmware

Controlling System Fans with Open Firmware

12 January 2020

Early Mac OS systems can cause overheating issues on unsupported machines due to incorrect thermal management profiles. You can control the fans and keep your machine cool with Open Firmware to adjust the thermal management properties.

HTTPS and why it's a problem for early Mac OS

HTTPS and why it's a problem for early Mac OS

19 May 2019

Early Mac OS systems don't support encrypted connections over HTTPS. Here are some workarounds for browsing the internet that may help and tips for improving browsing performance.