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Expert Astronomer

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Expert_Astronomer.img_.sit (674.53 KB)
MD5: 658c9dbf4c5536c15e54ac03c649dd47
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: Mini vMac II

Expert Astronomer

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Architecture: 68k

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 30 - 12:26am

@fillbus: Thanks for the re-upload. It looks good now.

I have it running on the '020 Mini vMac II (256 colours) and it runs well on that. Cheers.

fillbus's picture
by fillbus - 2020, August 29 - 9:26am

Have a try now. Should be emulator compatible too

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 28 - 2:37am

just the MacII and 6100 consume an entire dining table...

Ah, modern life. Yes, that's one of the impediments of those two Mac's form factors. You do need the space to house them. Wink

fillbus's picture
by fillbus - 2020, August 28 - 2:02am

I have both the AppleTalk kit and also the RJ-11 PhoneNet transceivers sufficient in number to setup my dream "classic Mac lab" - although I don't have the physical space to layout all this equipment, just the MacII and 6100 consume an entire dining table...

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 27 - 11:32pm

You have the AAUI Transceiver for the 6100? Great if you do. That would help immensely with file transfers.
I think maybe Dave could be used here, too.

How about the Mac II ? Any ethernet there? It would be via a Nubus card I guess. If you don't have this, you can use a null modem cable to connect to the 6100 and effect file transfers that way. Or (even better) PhoneNet transceivers. The null modem and PhoneNet route is slow, but maybe easier than having to hook up the 40MB HD to the 6100, once set up.

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by fillbus - 2020, August 27 - 8:58am

Thanks! Wasn't sure what software to use re networking

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 27 - 8:29am

@fillbus: Are you not able to do the necessary archiving on the 6100? - OS 9 usually installs StuffIt Expander & DropStuff during it's system install.

Are you able to network the 6100? e.g.; via the 6100 or DOS card over the AUUI-15 ethernet port to your Windows PC?

Your Windows PC has a floppy drive? Set up HFVExplorer and (or better) Basilisk II build 142 on your PC. Both of these can format HFS floppy disks and read/write to 1.44MB Mac formatted floppy media.

The reason for setting up Basilisk II build 142 on Windows here, is so you would be able manipulate Macintosh files directly on your PC, including running classic Mac file splitters, enabling you to get much larger files over to (and from) the 6100, etc. - note: the newer JIT builds of Basilisk II cannot access Mac 1.44MB floppies, it's a build 142 only, magical feat.

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by fillbus - 2020, August 27 - 6:20am

yeah it's pretty special Smile The MacII runs 7.5.3. Unfortunately its twin disk drives both need repair (rusted up).

I have a variety of oldies but my best by far is the PM6100/66 with DOS card. I have an external HD box which I put the MACII HDD into and which I then can connect to the 6100 (internal SCSI runs OS9) so I can use the 6100's fdds to exchange 1.44MB disks with Windows. Of course, don't know how to get around files bigger than the 1.43MB size if you have any workarounds...

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 27 - 3:51am

Hi fillbus. Heck, a working Mac II. Congratulations. Such a rare machine to own.

I have some questions. Is this your only Mac with a working floppy disk drive? How do you normally transfer files to/from the Mac II? What Mac OS version is it running ?

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by fillbus - 2020, August 27 - 1:38am

Thanks for the expert advice MikeTomTom... I will reattempt with compression (option C). Reason why I skipped it in the first place was that I struggled to transfer req. Dropstuff/Deluxe software via floppy disk/s to my vintage hardware (MacII with Apple Quantum40 HD-still working well, for now...)... any suggestions?

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 27 - 12:16am

What format are these images in? I can't mount them in Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap, WinImage...

These images are unusable. They have been uploaded incorrectly and will need replacing.

I don't know what method fillbus used to create these .img files, tho' I am assuming that he used Disk Copy 6 here. As using Disk Copy's default Preferences setting of "Read-Only Compressed", is the most common mistake made when creating disk images for uploading to the internet as raw disk images.

a) "Read-Only Compressed" formatted Disk Copy image files cannot be used in a raw state and uploaded to the web. They contain Classic Mac "Resource Fork" data that is lost in the upload and this renders the images unusable at the receiving end.

b) If using Disk Copy 6x when creating image files to upload in a raw state, setting Disk Copy's Preferences to "Read-Only" or "Read/Write", tho' not desirable, can be usable at the receiving end with a little work. But not the default setting of "Read-Only Compressed" with Disk Copy 6x.

c) Such classic image files really should be made safe for uploading, using StuffIt DropStuff or Deluxe to compress the images first and then uploaded as a StuffIt ".sit" archive.

@filbus: If you didn't use Disk Copy to create these images, I do apologize. But whatever method you used to create them they are seemingly unusable as is and will need re-doing in some form and re-uploading. The safest option is "c".

sutekh's picture
by sutekh - 2020, August 26 - 7:59am

What format are these images in? I can't mount them in Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap, WinImage. Looks like a cool app. Would love to check it out!

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by fillbus - 2020, August 13 - 9:25am

The 1st DL ('Main') is the main program and a number of supporting files (i.e. planet data) whilst the 2nd DL ('Prefs') is the app's Preference file.