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Silverlining Pro

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

Version 6.1

From the manual:

"Silverlining Pro is an application which provides essential Macintosh drive management functions in a convenient control panel. Use Silverlining Pro to test, format and partition drives, mount, unmount and password protect volumes, and manage removable media. It can also be used to create high performance RAID volumes."

• SCSI Manager 4.3, USB 1.1
• SCSI, USB, & IDE/ATAPI drives
• removable drives including Magneto Optical, Jaz, Zip and more

Note: Only LaCie USB Storage products are supported."

Architecture: 68k PPC

"Compatible with all Macintosh models, except Mac Plus"

Requires Mac OS 7.5.3 or later.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2012, June 28 - 6:56pm

Thanks for this one MCP! I have been using a Lite version a lot in the past and Pro seems to offer some improvements.
Works like a charm with my PPC7100. A "must have" for anybody still tinkering with old Mac´s media. Offers 45 custom icons for disks and the ability to choose sector size for initializing disks.

The ControlPanel changes to the System´s language after restart, it seems.
For me the app is working with all kind of devices, no limitation to LaCie branded ones.
A utility for testing drives is included as well as a disk cataloging software.

As you may have noticed, the third picture shows the app running with BasiliskII.
I would not dare stating Silverlining being compatible with BII, but if you have a Windows host with working SCSI HBA, installed winaspi.dll and assigned the drive in the BII Build142 SCSI pane, it should work.

For those keeping a WIN98 System or lower: Silverlining does also work with the FusionPC emulator, capable of emulating MacII and others in a DOS environment.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, September 4 - 3:07pm

I know there are later versions of this software, but I don't know if their compatibility stretches backwards as far as this version.

Anyone interested enough to try installing this software, please be kind enough to upload a screenshot; thank you.