Why Open Firmware is the best ever

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleAce, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    Did a search, I don't think this has been posted here before.

    Have a look at what I stumbled upon the other day
    http://members.aol.com/plforth/ofpong/

    Pong for your mac that is run under Open Firmware. Just download ofpong.txt and "boot" it from Open Firmware. Has to be just about the coolest thing ever, and definitely shows why OF is superior to the PC BIOS in every way :D
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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  3. AppleAce thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have tried it, it's great. It's awesome that if you have a new world OF mac laying around you can play pong on it straight from open firmware even if you can't do anything else useful on it at all.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Now that is just plain cool. I knew that Open Firmware was capable of running programs written in the Forth programming language, but I had no idea it could do that.
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Seems cool. So all I have to do is put it in my Macintosh HD?
     
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  8. Jedda macrumors regular

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    Awesome.

    I love these little easter-eggs.

    They give me a kick.
     
  9. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Now that is an awesome little tidbit there. However, I would rather not have to reboot everytime I want to play pong... :rolleyes:
     

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