powerpc

  1. J

    What is the best PPC Mac that matches these requirements?

    What is the best PowerPC Mac that: Is an all-in-one Supports 10.5 (I don't care about 9)
  2. alex_free

    I’ve Ported IOQuake3 To OpenBSD/macppc 6.7

    IOQuake3 is an open source Quake 3 engine for many platforms. It supports PPC/Intel Mac OS X, BSD, Linux, and many other platforms. For the *BSD’s, PowerPC was never supported. I’ve figured out how to get it to work however, and thanks to Macintosh Garden free hosting a compiled package and...
  3. Tymscar

    Resolved Cry for help. Powerbook G4 wont boot Tiger

    Just got this Powerbook G4 (A1138) and it came with 10.5 on it. The reason why I bought it was to experiment with Tiger as I never had the chance before and I wanted to use Classic mode on it as well! Now where the problems start: the dvd drive is completely broken. I watched a couple of videos...
  4. B

    Best Video Codec for a retired iBook G4?

    Hello community, what is the best video codec for an iBook G4? My little girl is about to use it to watch Peppa. ? The top priority is battery life (before file size and quality). I tried Xvid with VLC so far, works fine, but I'd be interested in more streamlined solutions if any. Any H.264...
  5. R

    Help removing optical drive from G4?

    I'm in the process of opening up a G4 for an SSD replacement. Never done this before. I started with the obvious iFixit article, and where it fell short, headed to Youtube. However, I seem to be stuck at the step where I need to remove the optical drive; I've opened the base and removed exactly...
  6. Appleuser201

    PowerUOC - TenFourFox Web Browser Project For The New Decade

    Who’s ready for a new refreshed browsing experience for ppc based macs? On an earlier thread, someone mentioned the name PowerFox would be a good iceweaselppc name replacement as Iceweasel was the Debian version of Firefox and is trademarked. That got me thinking about a new tenfourfox based...
  7. z970mp

    Minecraft 1.5.2 - The Definitive Edition

    To celebrate the 8th anniversary of Minecraft's official release, I have devised a superior version to our Apple Cider variant, found here. Like Apple Cider, this uses the same minimal launcher, albeit one that's been tweaked to take advantage of 1 GB of RAM instead of 512 MB, increasing...
  8. z970mp

    The OpenBSD Wiki

    OpenBSD is an alternative operating system to Linux and Mac OS X on the PowerPC platform. Save for Debian Sid, it is newer. It is by nature more secure due to its extremely extensive vetting and review of each line of code. It is inherently faster thanks to the lightweight kernel and lack of...
  9. z970mp

    PowerPC Wallpapers

    Here's a refreshing idea out of left field. Let's make or find custom wallpapers for our artful machines and pin them here under differing categories, so that they can be shared with everyone and the rest of the world. :) The base idea is that since most of these Macs had creative, sometimes...
  10. bobesch

    VirtualPC 7 fails in getting network access

    Today I had another try to get my VirtualPC7 and WinXP-Fundamental running properly, but still there's the problem to gain network access, since the "network switch" doesn't seem work (VPC7, PowerBookG4, Leopard). I'd like to use VPC7/WinXP with "Shrew Soft VPN Client" and "MS RDP-Client v.6" to...
  11. JoyBed

    How to install Java 6 and 7 on PPC OS X

    Some of you were asking me to tell how I got Java 1.6 and Java 1.7 to work on PowerPC OS X 10.5, but I would rather tell you how to easily get it on your own PPC Mac. Download the file I prepared: (http://www.mediafire.com/file/ybafhfbu4uihg5g/java_6_and_7.zip/file) 1. Download both the above...
  12. sayhellotomacintosh

    Dual boot iMac G3

    I have an iMac G3 (it’s the original Bondi Blue, confirmed with serial number) that is currently running Mac OS 9.0.4. It has a 4 GB hard drive. .25 GB (around 250 MB) is currently filled, leaving 3.75 GB free. I would like to partition the drive as to run Mac OS X 10.1 Puma on one partition...
  13. JeneaseP

    PowerPc G3 B&W Mac OS 10.4.11 ethernet bug

    Hello everybody, I am new to Macs all together (never touched one in my life), and am at the same time amazed and frustrated. I found a PowerMac G3 Blue and White laying in a dumpster and decided to take on the challenge. To my amusement it actually runs beautifully, and even got to play...
  14. ScreenSavers

    I finally got one...

    So, first of all, I've been wanting one of these for a few years, but never actually got one, and I've seen them become more collectable, so I figured I was done waiting... Secondly, I have an iMac G3, iMac G4, a bunch of Clamshell and Snow iBooks, a Titanium PowerBook G4, a bunch of Mac Mini...
  15. A

    New application for YouTube

    I like to watch and collect educational videos on YouTube. As we all know, doing this in browser is not a pleasant experience: it is slow, overloaded with ads and doesn't let download videos easily. After unlucky attempts to find a good application or some alternative way to consume YouTube...
  16. A

    Resolved iMac G4, 1.25 — Low performance

    Recently became an owner of iMac G4, 1.25 GHz (M6498). It has 2GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and is running fresh install of 10.5.8. Unfortunately overall performance is quite disappointing and is lower that I expected. Comparing to my PowerBook G4 12'' 1.5 GHz it's significantly slower. Benchmarks...
  17. z970mp

    The PowerPC Linux Wiki

    Mac OS X Tiger was released in 2005, its final security update being in 2009. Mac OS X Leopard was released in 2007, given its very last security update in 2011, and is the ultimate version of Mac OS X compatible with the PowerPC architecture, effectively marking the entire family EOL, even for...
  18. bobesch

    Odd and helpful gadgets for old Macs

    To start with: got a Bondi last month, that didn't work. Found this "Reset-button enhancement". (Removal unfortunately didn't resolve the problem ... - but it shows, Reseting a Bondi seemed to be an often used mission-critical procedure on os9 ) What are your favorite, helpful or curious...
  19. Appleuser201

    PowerPC Macs Interest Kids These Days?

    Came across this YouTube channel of a girl about 11 or 12 years old doing instructional videos on PowerMacs, TenFourFox. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC93dXCZEQSY0RDtTWAsEncw/ I guess everyone has their thing? Just want all of your opinions. Most of these machines are older than her!
  20. C

    eMac System Board Compatibility

    I did quite a bit of looking around and I didn't find anything because it just brings up endless unrelated stuff. But my question is can you put any eMac MB in any eMac? I have the 700mhz (CDR)version and I wouldn't mind upgrading it to 1.42ghz. I know I could probably just buy a 1.42 machine...