Anyone using their old Mac?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Aug 1 14:34:01 2002

--- Gavin <> wrote:
> Projects I have done are:
> 1. Connected the Apple II to the BBC Micro using the games socket on the
> Apple and transfered data successfully. (hard)

Did you write a bit-banger serial port for the Apple? That's what a
buddy of mine did, c. 1984, when we needed to move some data between
the Apple and a C-64 (the C-64 _has_ a TTL bit-banger serial port, out
of the box). We moved individual sectors of Infocom's Sorcerer on
top of a backup copy of Enchanter because I had Enchanter for the C-64
and not Sorcerer. Once we worked out the sector skew for the game
engine, it worked fine.

> Projects I have not been able to do.
> 1. Connect any Macintosh running System 6 to the internet

ISTR doing that with MacTCP 1.x (an addon install, not included
in System 6) and a SCSI<->Ethernet box. I'm fairly certain that
the ethernet box came with System 6 drivers, but if someone here
knows that it flat-out can't be done, then I'm probably mistaken.
I have never tried it with dial-up, if that's what you mean.


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