TiBook Promotional Desktops?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by megasad, Apr 10, 2013.

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    In trying to install iTunes 9.2.1 on my iBook G3 (so that I can use Apple's Remote app to control the music when it's plugged into my stereo), I have acquired a PowerBook G4 of the same vintage for only 30€ :D

    (Back in September 2001, when I bought my first Mac, £1,300 was all my life savings, so though I wanted the 400 MHz PowerBook G4, I couldn't even consider its £1,900 price, got the iBook instead. So it's very exciting to have this machine now, nearly 12 years later!)

    Anyway, to make it even more nostalgic, I was wondering if anyone knows where to find the desktop images that Apple used in its promotional material for the PowerBook G4 at the time?

    Specifically I'd like the two that are attached.

    But also in general, does anyone know of a website/torrent that collects such desktop images? Apple have used some really nice ones over the years that aren't included with Mac OS X.
     

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    Intell

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    iTunes 9.2.1 requires a G4. iTunes 9.1 will work on a G3 as long as it is manually installed and you are running Tiger.
     
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    Yep, but 9.2.1 is required for Apple's Remote app. Various threads I read said that 9.2.1 would run on a G3, you just had to install it using a G4. So I booted from my iBook's SSD on the PowerBook using FireWire target disk mode and it installed just fine but then it still won't work. But now I reckon I'll use the PowerBook G4 as the music machine, it's screen is even bigger!

    Thanks for the effort, I should have mentioned I'd tried both of those myself and found similar such tiny results. 1152x768 is what I'm after!

    Do you think this question would get more responses in a different part of the forum?
     
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    Intell

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    No thread on MacRumors suggests 9.2.1 works on a G3, only 9.1. Apple's Remote app works with iTunes 8.2.1 and newer.
     
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    Lil Chillbil

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    Simple Solution, open up the image in photoshop and make it a bigger size and save it as png
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    That is a solution that has the same outcome as the "Stretch" setting when setting the desktop background: a blurry picture.
     
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    Intell

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    Tile it. Pretend it's Windows 98 and that's fancy.
     
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    Here's the last thread I read on the matter, it's about 9.2 but I hoped it would work with 9.2.1 too:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=934300

    But 8.2.1 works with the Remote app for real? I'd not actually tried it because this support article says 9.2.1 is required:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1947

    I'll try it tomorrow!

    Yep, I try only to downscale images, only upscale with pixel art using nearest neighbour at 2x, 3x, 4x etc.

    But for fun, attached is the first one upscaled.

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    I'm not going to use that :)
     

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    :D

    That's how we did, back in the day!
     

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    mddguy

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    Is this okay?

    Is this okay? :)

    The image kinda has some noise, but I kinda like that :p
     

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    It's perfect, thank you so much!

    Did you have the original image? Or where did you find it? And do you know where a much larger version of the other image is?

    [​IMG]
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Methinks that it is the same image, just manipulated.
     
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    Ah, you mean the one from my first post rather than stiligFox's response?

    If it's been cropped out of the TiBook's screen, upscaled by 6.38x, and then extra detail created, I am very impressed.

    And if it really is "just" the original image, I'm okay with that too :)
     
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    mddguy

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    Its a much lower resolution (than the other), but it looks quite nice on my 13" MacBook Pro. :)
     

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    Thank you for this too, you do good work :)
     
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    Goftrey

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    Huge thanks to mddguy. Rocking both backgrounds on the MacBook setup.

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