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If you enjoy platform, side-scroller-type games,... 802 Views / 7 Replies  
If you enjoy platform, side-scroller-type games, as I do, here are some of the best on the SNES platform (that I have tried, anyway):

Super Mario World
Yoshi's Island
Super Mario All-Stars...
Posted by g4-guy, on Dec 17, 2003 at 09:57 PM, in Gaming
I like Larabie Fonts... 672 Views / 2 Replies  
I like Larabie Fonts (http://www.larabiefonts.com/). Many of their fonts are in Mac TrueType format, but that's not an issue for OS X users because OS X can handle Windows fonts. They even have an...
Posted by g4-guy, on Dec 15, 2003 at 09:47 PM, in Applications
Jazz Jackrabbit 2? 469 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello,

Does anybody have any idea where I could get Jazz Jackrabbit 2 for Mac? I have the OS X Demo installed on my computer, but I cannot find the full version anywhere. My understanding is that...
Posted by g4-guy, on Dec 15, 2003 at 09:26 PM, in Gaming
MYOB Auto Launch Word Processor? 294 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello,

A customer of ours is using MYOB AccountEdge 2 and would like to be able to write letters associated with their client list in MS Word or MacWrite Pro. I read about a piece of software...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jul 15, 2002 at 01:04 PM, in Applications
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 576 Views / 19 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Paul Huang:...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jul 15, 2002 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MP3 Help 332 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello,

I would like to have a program that will play random MP3's from a playlist for about an hour, and then quit. I suspect AppleScript might help. Any ideas?
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 2, 2001 at 12:30 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hotmail stinks, I would recommend using something... 406 Views / 4 Replies  
Hotmail stinks, I would recommend using something else, like Mac.com, Yahoo, or Mailandnews.com. Hotmail can only be accessed from mail software written by Microsoft, such as OE or Entourage.

For...
Posted by g4-guy, on May 21, 2001 at 10:50 AM, in Mac OS X
To move the control strip, hold down the option... 481 Views / 2 Replies  
To move the control strip, hold down the option key and drag the tab on the end of the strip.

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Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on May 21, 2001 at 10:33 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello everyone, Thanks for your help! After... 411 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello everyone,

Thanks for your help! After looking at this page (http://www.apple.com/imovie/whatsnew.html) (compares iMovie 1 with iMovie 2), I decided that iMovie probably does everything I...
Posted by g4-guy, on Mar 6, 2001 at 10:57 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Middle-of-the-road video software? 411 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

I'm looking for some good, middle-of-the-road video editing software.

I can't afford Premiere, but I'm afraid iMovie can't do everything I need. Any ideas?

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Posted by g4-guy, on Mar 4, 2001 at 08:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hello, Thanks for your quick response! ... 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

Thanks for your quick response!

The network server thingy is set to only connect when I tell it too, since I have a dialup connection.

Unfortunately, I don't look at the clock often...
Posted by g4-guy, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Strange clock behavior 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello everyone,

I am experiencing a strange clock problem on my Sawtooth G4 with 128MB RAM, 10GB HD, and Mac OS 9.1. I experienced the same problem under 9.0.4. Occasionally, when I am using the...
Posted by g4-guy, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
OK, here's what I did. Downloaded the... 442 Views / 9 Replies  
OK, here's what I did.


Downloaded the update files to my PC at work using our ISDN line.
Copied the files to my Zip disk.
Took the disk home.
Shoved in in my G4.
Copied the update to my...
Posted by g4-guy, on Feb 21, 2001 at 01:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hey, I'm going to go against the sentiment... 435 Views / 17 Replies  
Hey,

I'm going to go against the sentiment in this thread and tell you to try 9.1, as long as you have a way to go back to 9.0.4. You never know what 9.1 might fix. I know I had a long-standing...
Posted by g4-guy, on Feb 19, 2001 at 12:57 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello, I sent Pacific Tech an e-mail and the... 443 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello,

I sent Pacific Tech an e-mail and the answer is no. Classic environment only.

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Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Feb 9, 2001 at 02:41 PM, in Applications
Hmmmm... Looks like you gotta either love it... 556 Views / 32 Replies  
Hmmmm...

Looks like you gotta either love it or hate it. I guess I would be in the "love it" crowd. I've never used any other MP3 player, though (only QT Player) so I guess I don't know. I think...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jan 11, 2001 at 12:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello, IE 5 does have this feature, but,... 361 Views / 7 Replies  
Hello,

IE 5 does have this feature, but, your browser cache must be large enough. For a large file like Driver, I would clear the cache, then up it to maybe 30MB, then start the download. That...
Posted by g4-guy, on Dec 13, 2000 at 11:08 AM, in Applications
Hello, Maybe they're not ready yet? ... 279 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello,

Maybe they're not ready yet?

What I gather is that it is taking them awhile to write those drivers. Also, I have heard speculation that Apple may use the SB Live! card instead of the...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 14, 2000 at 12:33 PM, in Applications
I use IE 5. It seems a lot better than Netscape,... 605 Views / 52 Replies  
I use IE 5. It seems a lot better than Netscape, but maybe not quite as stable. I have to keep my copy of Netscape up-to-date because I need to test web pages in it, but for my own browsing, it's IE...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 14, 2000 at 12:29 PM, in Applications
Hello everyone, Ok, I have this figured out.... 410 Views / 24 Replies  
Hello everyone,

Ok, I have this figured out. Go to MegaHaus (http://www.megahaus.com) and order a FireWire 5.25" drive case (USB if price is more important than performance). That case, however,...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 10, 2000 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey everyone, Thank you very much! You've... 313 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey everyone,

Thank you very much! You've got me goin' now!

I thought of another one: Aspyr. They don't actually write the games, but I believe that publish a number of popular Mac titles. I...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 10, 2000 at 11:10 AM, in Gaming
Hello everyone, How could I forget Pangea... 313 Views / 12 Replies  
Hello everyone,

How could I forget Pangea and Ambrosia? They ROCK!!!

Just wait until I get a copy of RealBasic and some good plug-ins (have you seen Essence Software (http://www.essencesw.com)?...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 9, 2000 at 12:13 AM, in Gaming
Is Mac-only worth it? 313 Views / 12 Replies  
Hello everyone,

I am interested in knowing if you think one could make a decent amount off of Mac-only games. It seems like such a hassle to write for both platforms... i'd like to just forget...
Posted by g4-guy, on Nov 8, 2000 at 02:33 PM, in Gaming
Thanks again, Paul. I have tried the drive... 357 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks again, Paul.

I have tried the drive directly into both USB Port #1 and #2. Any other ideas?

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 31, 2000 at 10:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks, Paul. If you didn't notice, my list... 357 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks, Paul.

If you didn't notice, my list contained the fact that I disabled all but the absolute neccesary extensions. Isn't that the same thing?

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 27, 2000 at 01:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB Floppy Drive Woes -- HELP! 357 Views / 5 Replies  
Hello all,

I purchased my G4 (sawtooth model) along with a VST USB Floppy Drive back in June. Recently, I have been experiencing problems with the floppy drive. The disk won't mount on the desktop...
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 26, 2000 at 11:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello, Wow! What can I say? You've already... 606 Views / 27 Replies  
Hello,

Wow! What can I say? You've already said it all; I guess I'll just have to second it. This place would be horrible without you moderators!

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 26, 2000 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Greetings all, On my Sawtooth G4, it will... 623 Views / 11 Replies  
Greetings all,

On my Sawtooth G4, it will cut the power if you hold down the power button (on the front of the case) for 5 seconds or so. My guess is that it should work on your DP G4 as well.
...
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 17, 2000 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hello, I have a G4 without a SCSI card. The... 496 Views / 13 Replies  
Hello,
I have a G4 without a SCSI card. The energy saver control panel will not go into deep sleep automatically. Instead, get Sleeper from Saint Clair Software. (http://www.stclairsw.com) It will...
Posted by g4-guy, on Oct 1, 2000 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hello, Just thought I'd add my opinion. SCSI... 480 Views / 5 Replies  
Hello,

Just thought I'd add my opinion. SCSI drives are not more reliable than ATA drives. I'd say at least 75% of the problems I had with my PowerMac 6100 were SCSI related. When I bought my G4,...
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 20, 2000 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Replacing 5300 HD 300 Views / 5 Replies  
Hello,

Could someone tell me how to replace the hard drive on a PowerBook 5300? I bought a 750MB HD on eBay to replace the 500MB drive that it already has. Keeping the old drive is not an option,...
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 15, 2000 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks much. I bought a used 750MB HD (w/ 15 day... 320 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks much. I bought a used 750MB HD (w/ 15 day guarantee) on eBay for $10.

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 10, 2000 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
5300 HD Woes 320 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

I have a 5300 I use to take notes, do school work, etc. It is acting up. Occasionally, when it tries to power up the HD, it makes a "scratching noise" repeatedly. After a few times it is back...
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 7, 2000 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
800K USB Drive 311 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi Everyone,

I have a G4 (Sawtooth). Does anyone know of a USB floppy drive that can read 800K disks? I have a ton of old software on 800K disks; I was just wondering if there was a way to read...
Posted by g4-guy, on Sep 6, 2000 at 11:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try FreeWWWeb (http://www.freewwweb.com). They... 365 Views / 4 Replies  
Try FreeWWWeb (http://www.freewwweb.com). They are a free ISP that DOES NOT require special software. I have no experience with them, so don't ask me what they're like.

Regards,
g4-guy

[This...
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 28, 2000 at 11:52 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Auction it off on eBay (http://www.ebay.com) or... 382 Views / 4 Replies  
Auction it off on eBay (http://www.ebay.com) or Yahoo Auctions (http://auctions.yahoo.com/). Set a reserve, and you'll sell that Mac for a reasonable price to someone who wants it.

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 27, 2000 at 10:25 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
My Sawtooth G4 has a Samsung SyncMaster 750S 17"... 488 Views / 7 Replies  
My Sawtooth G4 has a Samsung SyncMaster 750S 17" monitor. It seems to be a very high quality monitor (although beige), and it was only $200 from Egghead.com (http://www.egghead.com). As for...
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 25, 2000 at 12:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
A good site to go for stuff like this is Apple... 365 Views / 2 Replies  
A good site to go for stuff like this is Apple History (http://www.apple-history.com/).

Regards,
g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 24, 2000 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry about your dilemma, I'm not much on a lot... 488 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry about your dilemma, I'm not much on a lot of hardware stuff. Just thought I'd add that my G4 Sawtooth (450) came with the SR-8585. Needless to say, it works "right out of the box", so to speak....
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 24, 2000 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have found an excellent free spell checker. It... 340 Views / 2 Replies  
I have found an excellent free spell checker. It is SpellTools from Newer Technologies (http://www.newertech.com). It is very nice, as it used to be commercial software, but now it is free because...
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 22, 2000 at 11:01 PM, in Applications
I have Civ II Gold for Mac on my G4. It's pretty... 621 Views / 3 Replies  
I have Civ II Gold for Mac on my G4. It's pretty fun, but it requires quite a bit of patience. Also, the BG music doesn't work under MacOS 9. In the Gold edition, lots of scenarios are included, like...
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 21, 2000 at 09:38 PM, in Gaming
Better shut down/startup scheduler? 328 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello MacNN Readers,

I'm looking for a program that allows you to schedule automatic startup and shutdown. Yes, I know Energy Saver does this, but it doesn't work very well. It should preferrably...
Posted by g4-guy, on Aug 17, 2000 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
I use Hotline for my network. I have a Power Mac... 457 Views / 1 Replies  
I use Hotline for my network. I have a Power Mac G4, a Power Mac 6100 (Hotline not installed there now), and a Win 98 Compaq. It's great on my G4 and my Compaq.

Regards,

g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Jul 28, 2000 at 09:02 PM, in Applications
Hello all, I did a little research on iSKY... 810 Views / 27 Replies  
Hello all,

I did a little research on iSKY (http://www.isky.net/), already mentioned by sandalwood. Here is a direct quote from their FAQ:
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Will iSKY support all platforms i.e. Macintosh,...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jul 24, 2000 at 11:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
You could always put it in an external case, but... 410 Views / 24 Replies  
You could always put it in an external case, but I really don't know any more.

Regards,

g4-guy
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 24, 2000 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try Conflict Catcher from Casady Green... 367 Views / 2 Replies  
Try Conflict Catcher from Casady Green (http://www.casadyg.com). Its job is to find extension conflicts. It's also a great replacement for Extensions Manager. The demo would hopefully be enough to...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 23, 2000 at 09:45 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Try eBay (http://www.ebay.com/). I've been very... 454 Views / 7 Replies  
Try eBay (http://www.ebay.com/). I've been very successful finding lots of computer equipment, including Mac, there.
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 20, 2000 at 11:34 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It actually sounds quite hopeful that the Hughes... 810 Views / 27 Replies  
It actually sounds quite hopeful that the Hughes access (actually from Gilat (http://www.gilat2home.com)) will be Mac compatible, as there is a "hack" ...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 20, 2000 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think MacDoogie is right. My G4 is (and was)... 484 Views / 6 Replies  
I think MacDoogie is right. My G4 is (and was) plugged into a Interex SurgeSlayer 8-port surge protector, and it did not seem to do anything during the short 3-second brownout. Like I said, none of...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 14, 2000 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Folks, I have a Fuji Zip disk that I have... 1,889 Views / 51 Replies  
Hi Folks,

I have a Fuji Zip disk that I have been using for a while and the disk life as well as the format life still appear to be 100%. I just bought a pack of Iomega brand Zips, but I haven't...
Posted by g4-guy, on Jun 14, 2000 at 11:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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