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    Grafx2 for PPC Macs

    Hello again everyone, Well here I am again with another awesome program for our PPC Macs to draw your attention to. This time it's the PPC version of Grafx2, the 256 color "Amiga Deluxe Paint" inspired free 256 color painting program. I've made a page for the last PPC version of the program...
  2. mortlocli

    The 10 Best PowerPC Linux Distros - 2023

    Just came across this article, that was updated 23 Oct 2023: Glad to see MintPPC listed there.
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    Can't install panther (10.3) on a qemu ppc machine

    Whenever I reach the volume selection screen it tells me "you cannot install Mac OS X on this volume, your computer cannot boot from this volume" (paraphrased), tried everything in disk utility and used different virtual disks and still face the same issue.
  4. Ryan Bremer

    iTunes 10.6.3 will never die!

    iTunes 10.6.3 still works great as of now. iTunes Store works Previews of music videos work iTunes Radio works You can browse podcasts You can also browse movies Same with apps iTunes U works too :) Buying movies/songs on iTunes doesn't work however, it says that you need to upgrade your...
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    iBook g4 boot keys not working

    As the title suggests the boot keys on my iBook g4 (open firmware, boot picker, etc) don't work. When I hold a key during boot it just ignores it and boots normally. All don't work except single user mode. Please help!
  6. Haemoglobin

    Designing a website on a PPC?

    So this isn't exactly a PPC exclusive question, but the software I'm thinking of using "Dreamweaver" is. Atm I'm paying Wix £60+ a year to host my website, mainly for the privilege of using their easy to navigate drag and drop GUI interface. The last time I actually designed a website was in...
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    Early intel/PPC gaming videos

    I've started making short youtube videos showing both Windows, Mac and emulated games running on my mid 2009 macbook geforce 9400m. I'll show my g4 powerbook running some rarer titles also. I'm actually surprised at how the little 9400m goes. Its definitely a dramatic jump over the previous...
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    iMac G4 17 Inch LCD Panel Compatibility

    Just wanted to post this in the unlikely event someone else was trying to replace the panel in their 17'' iMac G4. I have the 1.25 GHz model, and the display had dimmed due to the backlight aging. The stock panel in my iMac was a LM171W02-A4M1. I found a seller that had new in box panels for...
  9. PowerPC Punk


    Unimportant, but Fanx, to all those PPC Punk Nerds out there. Yours sincerely, PowerPC Punk
  10. PowerPCFan

    What is YOUR favorite PowerPC application?

    Post the name (and download link if possible) of your favorite PowerPC app (even games work). If you have any questions reply to this message so I can separate questions from the other chitchat about apps.
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    Resolved IMac G3 MacOS X 10.3 installation problem:(

    Hi. I have a Imac G3, i dont know detailed specs for it but its a slot loading one. Currently MacOS 9.2.2 So, i want to install MacOS 10.3 to it, i burned the iso to a flash drive and connected it to G3. But when i open installation app then click restart its gives this error: "Startup...
  12. PowerPCFan

    AWESOME PowerPC trick, thought I might share

    Hi! I have a PowerBook G4 with Audacity 2 (I think) and it has the Digital Audio In port. Really, its pretty simple, but all you have to do is grab a mobile devoce, laptop, compiter, Nintendo, Xbox, anything with YouTube and a headphone jack. Open a good song in YouTube on that device. Then...
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    Sorbet Tiger for G3 Macs?

    Y'all have heard of Sorbet Leopard for PPC Macs right? But Leopard only runs on G4 and G5. not G3. So i was wondering. Could the developer of Sorbet Leopard make a version of Sorbet for G3 Macs with the same patches for the G3? Call it Sorbet G3/Tiger
  14. reddrag0n

    "Messages" and ppc architecture

    I'm wondering if there is a protocol that allows the "Messages" app (or it's backbone structure) to be allowed to be run on ichat? Just like the old imessage was able to run on ichat when 10.8 came out. I would like to have my powerbook do more other than run itunes in the background or to...
  15. alex_free

    So I Bought An Intel Mac…

    In February of 2020, in the before times, I was going to buy an early Intel Mac after trying and failing to watch YouTube acceptability on my Mac mini G4. Then I discovered TenFiveTube. Later, I discovered PPCMC 6 Final, last updated on January 18th of 2020 and something changed when I saw...
  16. 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...
  17. alex_free

    SM64GSW v1.4 now available for PPC Mac OS 8-9, Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.6.8, & More

    I wrote this program last year in C89/Ansi C. It allows you to write GameShark codes directly into a given Super Mario 64 ROM file. Useful for emulators like sixtyforce (mac os 8-9 version, running great on the Mac mini G4 - ) which do not have the...
  18. alex_free

    GTA III Whitescreen Crash FIX

    I was trying to play this port since the second it came out. I got the now infamous "whitescreen then crash" error. By digging deeper, running the executable in Terminal, I got an idea of what is wrong. There is...
  19. 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...
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    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...