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Belkin USB Serial Adapter

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BelkinUSBSerialInstaller.sit (160.12 KB)
MD5: 2db164e19a1320eff963a852a9cf0e41
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Belkinr_Printer_Patcher.sit (14.34 KB)
MD5: 1239704a5c91494e125402471e733f5f
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Belkin® Printer Patcher was a utility released by Belkin and developed by e-TEK Labs, Inc. which was designed to adapt drivers for serial-connection Belkin printers to full USB compatibility. I was released after the original iMac G3 reached the market and was designed to aid users in the transition to USB peripherals.

Opening the app presents a "Patch" menubar item with the options to patch the HP Series 600, HP Series 800, or Apple StyleWriter 4000 printer drivers, or to select a separate printer driver to patch.

Hope this is helpful to anyone with a period-appropriate printer still lying around who wants to use it with their classic Macs.

DL #1: The installer file from the CD.
DL #2: The utility itself, contained in a Stuffit file (I uploaded this first, but thought it would be better to include the installer itself too).

Architecture: PPC