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Audio in Windows 98SE on Parallels 13

When I first researched when why audio didn’t work in Windows 98 back when Parallels 11 was released, there seemingly wasn’t an answer. Going deep into some retro-computing forums, I found an answer that worked in Parallels 12 last year. I’m happy to report my solution for audio continues to work in Parallels 13. Installing Audio Drivers for Windows 98SE in Parallels 13 NB: Confirmed Only for Windows 98SE, Not Windows 98 or 95 Reference Rob’s Parallels 3. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Aug 25, 2017, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Booting a PowerBook 1400 from Compact Flash

The PowerBook 1400 is the last PowerBook to have a real keyboard and is wellknown for having one of — if not the best — keyboards Apple ever put into a notebook. Several years ago, I bought a PowerBook 1400c off eBay as my grandmother’s first computer. She used it lightly for a few years to surf the Internet on dial-up AOL, but since 2003 or so, the PowerBook has been sitting in a box unused. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Jun 9, 2017, Words: ~600, Reading Time: 3 min

Linux Fileshare for Classic Macintoshes

A while back I got the idea in my head that I needed a fileshare for my classic Macintoshes. The move to HTTPS in recent years has left ancient browsers out in the cold for hitting classic software repositories like Macintosh Garden which meant I needed to either suffer the pain of heavy browsing in Classilla on my iMac G4 or download files on a modern machine that the Macs could get access to. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Mar 24, 2017, Words: ~1000, Reading Time: 5 min

Web Proxy for Retro Computing

The move to TLS-secured websites is great for privacy and a good step forward for the Internet. That being said, as someone who collects and uses retro computing technology, this poses a problem; TLS-secured website will not work in older browsers. Further, heavy use of Javascript, larger image sizes, etc. make loading even none TLS-secured websites problematic. —When you’ve got megahertz and megabytes to work with rather than giga or tera, large payloads take forever! Read more...

Posted: Mon, Sep 5, 2016, Words: ~400, Reading Time: 2 min

Audio in Windows 98SE on Parallels 12

— An updated post for for Parallels 13 & 14 can be found here. — When I was in middle school there were four games that consumed the vast majority of my time: Simcity 2000, The Sims, Sim Theme Park, and Spiderman Cartoon Maker. I loved these games and would play them with my brothers nearly every day. Adulthood means limited free time and, in my experience, a desire to in some way escape back to childhood via nostalgia. Read more...

Posted: Tue, Aug 30, 2016, Words: ~600, Reading Time: 3 min