Inaugural Summer PowerPC Challenge! July 1-8, 2017

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  1. reukiodo macrumors member

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  2. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I encourage writing up experiences and such and sharing them on this thread or linking to an external site!
     
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    Nothing a PCMCIA card won't fix on the cheap, unless its a 12" PowerBook of course.
     
  4. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Plan to, as soon as I get my website up and running. :)
     
  5. Liggysmalls macrumors newbie

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    I will certainly do so as soon as it's online! Still a bit of a work in progress.
     
  6. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning to record some video of my experiences (with an old camcorder!) and edit it to upload to YouTube during the week. :)
     
  7. benbranca macrumors newbie

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    Sure, here's my blog I'll be updating it on. benbrancappc.blogspot.com
     
  8. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Hope to have my blog up and running soon. I'll link to it when it's ready. :)
     
  9. amagichnich macrumors regular

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    I'm officially stupid from now on :D I thought we're starting in June... therefore I put my Windows PC in the storage room and rearranged my desk to have only PPCs here. Just to realise that we're starting in July :oops:
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    Maybe I make a test run week now cause I'm too lazy to undo my hard work :D
     
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    And your post woke me up also , been ordering a charger hoping it arrives tomorrow for the first day of the Challenge and just now realised that it's in July :)
     
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    Glad to see the enthusiasm for the challenge! Really looking forward to it as well
     
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    Way ahead of you! I got started, Christmas 2001. :D
     
  13. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Challenge is year-round for me! :D @amagichnich if you're looking for a real challenge start it now and end when everyone else ends! :)
     
  14. amagichnich macrumors regular

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    I actually use PPCs for most of the time now. But I need one powerful machine for watching and editing fHD and 4K movies as well as running several virtual machines and for compiling. And I play that little online game that requires the newest flash version :D
     
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    Added ya to the first post :)
     
  17. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    So, what's the final decision on devices? Are we going with anything that's compatible with PowerPC, or just things from the PPC Era?
     
  18. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Here is what we have agreed on: [​IMG]

    This is the general consensus given to me by several users who criticized my original ruling.
     
  19. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Also, we have 30 officially signed up members!
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    And at least one amused watcher with popcorn seeing how the members will handle the things he's been dealing with since 2001. :D
     
  21. benbranca macrumors newbie

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    Oh, can I use an iPhone 3GS, or am I not allowed to? iPhone 3GS was around the time of the launch of Snow Leopard.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I would say yes. I used to have a 3GS and it synced with my PowerBook via iTunes.
     
  23. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    3GS is fine
     
  24. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    "Any device compatible with Leopard and below..."

    So basically all latest iOS-devices are back in game again, considering, that with certain iOS-Apps (like iFiles etc) it is possible to connect iOS with PPC via AFP for filesharing, screensharing, cloud-services, streaming music or even video located on the PCC through the iOS-device to any other AirPlay device.
     
  25. xdanieldzd macrumors newbie

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    Having already expressed interest back in April (and not having posted anything here since *cough*), I've made up my mind and am going to participate, most likely with my Power Mac G4 1.6 GHz and PB3400c/200. The former runs fine aside from its flaky USB 2.0 PCI card - on which only one port works reliably -, while the latter probably won't see much use, but has at least gotten a minor upgrade via a Cardbus USB card - on which also only one port appears to work, for whatever weird reason. I will have to use a modern Windows PC at work, running proprietary database software, but elsewhere it'll be all PowerPC.

    In addition, as more of a console gamer than a PC or Mac one, I'll also try to stick to PPC-based systems there, such as the GameCube/Wii or, while not as old, the PS3 (Cell is PPC-related, right?). Might be a good time to start another playthrough of Metroid Prime or Zelda: Wind Waker, I suppose!

    (Edit: posted from said G4, btw; only wish this site was a bit more responsive in its browsers...)
     
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