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G3 Throttle Woes

Hey all,

I just recently downloaded and installed G3 Throttle for my eMac running OS 9.2 natively. I have registered the program with a working user name and password, and I moved the file into the control strip folder.

After restarting, I went to use the program a few times on the control strip but it does not give me a selectable option to slow down the CPU. I can select and deselect the last two options but the cycles section is set to 0 and all the cycles options are greyed out.

I am not in front of the computer right now but I remember the selectable options had something to do with powering down while on battery mode or some such thing. I have played with the two options and no luck.

I want to use this program to make games like HAVOC and Super Wing Commander run at the proper speeds but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get this program working. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

I3loodTeeth

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Hey guys,

I would still appreciate any advice on how to install and use G3 throttle properly, It still isn't working properly and I have no other resources on the net that I can find to troubleshoot my problem. Does G3 throttle only work on laptops? Do I have to trick the program into thinking that my computer is running on a battery? Any help is greatly appreciated as I would rather not decompile the program and spend hours hunting down the game limiters and target machine then mess with code.

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Hey guys,

I'm still trying for a response on this. I've actually clocked HAVOC while in super stupid fast gameplay mode but I'd still like to be able to play it at normal speeds. Again anybody who has any insight on how to get this working on a machine that isn't a laptop, please let me know.

I3loodTeeth

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Hey i'm having the same problem - and no, it has nothing to do with laptops as i'm running 9.2.2 on a ibook g3 dual usb. Tried the two options but the cycle speeds are still greyed out. Perhaps it's an incompatible version? I used to have it installed on a 233 imac with os8.6 and it worked just fine.

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For those who can't get G3Throttle to work, here are some more cpu slowdown options:

SpeedChopper 1.0: this is probably the best option, though this dates back to 1990, it reportedly still works fine under 9.2 on a G4. You can get it here, http://vintageware.orconhosting.net.nz/warcraft2/index.html

MacSnail 1.0: http://www.mac.org/system/macsnail

Sludge 1.0: the readme states it is for 68020 and 68030 cpus so it is doubtful if it will work on newer macs. Get it here: http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/system.extensions/cdev/sludge1.0.sit.hqx

Molasses 1.1: a very old desk accessory. http://cd.textfiles.com/carousel/MACTOSH/DA/MOLASSES.SIT

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Found a couple more cpu slowdown utilities:

Slo-Mo: http://rjcooper.com/slo-mo/index.html

BackToThePlusDA 1.01 (an old Japanese utility, the docs are in Japanese but the interface seems to be English): http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/mac/util/se034455.html

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Thanks for hunting down all those tidbits ccmac!
Is anybody aware which of those will run in emulation?

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Found another Japanese slowdown utility named appropriately enough, SlowDown:

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA008636/software_archive/SlowDown.sit.hqx