powerpc

  1. InAWhiteRoom

    Podcasts on PowerPC

    Hi all, I’m trying to find a way to listen to podcasts on either a G4 iMac or PowerBook, both running leopard. It’s looking like iTunes 10.6.3 won’t allow podcast downloads, though. Are there any alternative, lightweight programmes that I could try instead? Or, does anyone know of a workaround...
  2. ddybing

    iMac G3 Rev D issues

    Hi! I recently bought a Rev D (333Mhz) that has had its CPU swapped for a 266Mhz, most likely from a Rev C, although it could also be a PowerBook. The backstory is a bit uncertain. Anyhow, I am experiencing a few issues with it. It runs great, hard drive is in good shape, image is clear. The...
  3. B S Magnet

    Resolved Darwin10/Snow Leopard on PowerPC (ppc7450/G4) — how to get irssi working… via ports, from source, or mix of both [solved]

    For a lot of us, many POSIX-related utilities, tools, and libraries are handled routinely by Macports, so I haven’t seen this kind of question come up on the PPC forum. This question involves building from source code without using a ports handler like macports or homebrew. How come? Because...
  4. alex_free

    Weird YouTube Changes, State of Age-Gated Videos, And PPCMC7 Becoming The Only YouTube Live Stream Method On PowerPC Macs?

    PPCMC 7 is now 1.5 years old, and has seen 25 updates since version 7.0. Recently it has come to my attention that something weird is going on with using VLC and QuickTime to watch YouTube livestreams. Apparently Google changed something, I think it’s to do with the codec/format somehow...
  5. B S Magnet

    A pre-Quantum, Mozilla “orphaned” add-ons thread: for finding obscure add-ons/plug-ins

    I’m motivated to post a new thread here as a kind of bulletin board, to help each other find obscure add-ons for Mozilla-based browsers which preceded the Quantum era of Firefox (i.e., pre-Firefox 57). Such browsers might include InterwebPPC, Interweb, IceWeasel-PPC, TenFourFox, SpiderWeb...
  6. Rikintosh

    PowerPC G3 Daughter board Problems

    I have some G3 Lombard Powerbooks, and some of them have a problem with the daughter board, I'm sure it's this board, because I removed the same board from another drive to put in the faulty drive, and it worked perfectly. But I don't want to have to throw away these defective daughter boards...
  7. alex_free

    6-16-2021 - The Latest IOQuake3 Had Been Ported To Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x PowerPC

    IOQuake 3 is an open source Quake III game engine. Awhile ago, I ported the latest version to OpenBSD and got it added to the official OpenBSD ports tree. Now with the power of Panther SDL2 I have restored Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4.x compatibility to the latest version of IOQuake3. Previously, Mac OS...
  8. rasvoja

    Video playback on iMac G5

    Hi, I have iMac G5 (single core G5 2Ghz, 1GB and standard SATA drive). I am very pleased how iWorks 09, Office 2008 and mp3 playback works, I am amazed with TenFourFox but I have a bit of trouble with video playback. I dont know are my expectations too high for single core G5 but 720 HD video...
  9. B S Magnet

     The PowerPC SuperWikiPost: a PPC WikiPost finding aid

     The PowerPC SuperWikiPost a PPC WikiPost finding aid First assembled: April 2021 Latest update: 11 August 2021 PURPOSE Over the years, many WikiPosts have aggregated an incredible brain trust of MacRumors PowerPC Macs forum members who have shared everything they know for keeping...
  10. J

    9650 Workgroup server wG4/800 upgrade hanging....not freezing

    Hello, With the help of good folks like LightBulbFun & Dearthnvader, I've installed OS 10.4.11 and was working on 10.5.8 when all this crap started happening. So along with the G4 card, I have 446MB Ram (more on this in a bit) and 4 HDs...2 running 8.6, one running 9.2.2 and one that has 9.1 and...
  11. alex_free

    SM64EX Leopard Compiler Is An Easy To Use GUI That Builds The SM64EX Port On PowerPC Leopard

    http://macintoshgarden.org/games/super-mario-64-ex-leopard-compiler https://alex-free.github.io/sm64exlc/ https://github.com/alex-free/sm64ex-leopard-compiler SM64EX is a native Super Mario 64 port derived from the decompilation of Super Mario 64. SM64EXLC is an easy to use, point and click...
  12. liquidplace

    iMac PowerPC G4 (Lamp) > Constant beep during boot

    Hello dear community, I registered myself in the forum today and hope for concentrated "expertise"! ;-) and maybe your help with a little problem. A work colleague gave me a beautiful 20 "iMac PowerPC G4 / 1.25GHz / 80GB hard drive (Hitachi) / 1GB RAM (2x512GB DDR SDRAM) / 2004 / Mac OS 10.5.8...
  13. R

    Resolved Can Mail still be set up on a PPC?

    I was trying to set up a secondary PPC-only e-mail address for Mail (to not give away my main one and to not flood the old Mac with reams of mail), but I can't seem to get the servers to work because I don't understand the settings; I've tried to follow some instructions I found but when they...
  14. pipetogrep

    My buddy and I made a podcast episode about PowerPC history and Macs

    Hi all, Shameless plug: My buddy @Melchieor and I have a podcast called Forkbomb where we talk about (usually) retro tech related stuff. We just finished an episode about PowerPC processors and Macs. I figured I'd share. I hope y'all enjoy it and thanks for listening...
  15. AphoticD

    PowerPC Mac Firmware / Boot ROM Updates

    An old version of Mactracker once had links within the app to the latest Apple Boot ROM / Firmware Update, if it was available. This information is no longer listed and I can't seem to find a comprehensive table of all the old updates. To assist anyone looking for these updates, I propose we...
  16. pipetogrep

    Script: Using youtube-dl and ffmpeg remotely and playing the video locally

    Hi all, tl;dr Get it here. https://github.com/llamallama/ibookg4linux/blob/main/bin/gimmevideo. Run this on Linux with xclip installed and set the GIMME_VIDEO_HOST environment variable to the location of your remote SSH server. I wrote a script that does the work of downloading videos from...
  17. alex_free

    2-19-2021 - SM64GSW Writes GameShark Codes To A USA SM64 ROM On Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.6.8, Finally Can Use SM64 Cheat Codes In SixtyForce...

    Official Web Page | GitHub SuperMario64GameSharkWriter is an open source 3-BSD licensed command line program written in C that writes GameShark/Xploder64 codes into a Super Mario 64 USA ROM (must be .z64/big endian format), and modifies the CRC check if neccesary (making this an alternative to...
  18. M

    How can I upgrade my powermac g5???

    I had recently gotten an old PowerMac g5 from a local school of mine and loved it as I used to have one when they first came out. It needed a hard drive and a good cleaning, so I installed a 500GB Samsung 850 Evo I had laying around, and got a 10.4 tiger disk from an old local mac store and...
  19. pipetogrep

    This is how I audio chat with Bonjour on OS X Tiger over the Internet

    Hi all, A buddy of mine and I wanted an easy way to IM, audio, and possibly video chat on our PPC Macs. After looking around for existing programs that still worked we settled on the idea of using Bonjour with iChat since it's built in and requires no setup. The problem is we live on opposite...
  20. G

    iMac G3 Review in 2020/2021 "Guide"

    I am honestly shocked. I keep reading forums and articles that say the G3 is significantly worse than other PowerPC's and underpowered for even basic tasks these days (internet in particular). I just want to put something out there that's fully up to date and says otherwise. My machine has a 400...