My CC project

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Well, its been a long long long time coming, but I finally have it, my CC project is nearing completion.
I started out with a standard CC
I got a 575 mb and did the high-res mod
I finally got my hands on a 1.2gb HD and last night I did the HD swap and initialized the HD and then made the 10mb ProDos Partition.
I then did a performa Restore from the performa 500 series restore CD I got my grubby little hands on.
20 minutes after I took the machine apart, I was running OS 7.5 on a fresh 1.2gb 33mhz 32mb ram CC.
I then installed the apple//e card, hooked up the 5.25" floppy, installed the apple//e software and I was playing Wings of Fury once more!
Tonight I have some old software to install and then I need to learn how to navigate around in Apple//e world so I can run software off the 10mb HD and can detach the 5.25" floppy drive so I can once again store the old floppies in safe storage.

I have to say, this CC runs much snappier than I ever expected it to. Honestly, I think it could be a viable machine to use if it could access the internet all the time. Alas it cant, as the apple//e card uses the same slot as the NIC would.

regardless, I doubt running the web at 640x480 would be any fun anyhow, and the bottleneck of the 33mhz might make surfing frustrating too.

I have a few things left to do on this project, including making the back pannel cover fit nicely again. what its future brings, i just dont know, but i have enjoyed this project more than i thought I would.

One thing that would be awsome to do is to have video in including coax so I could hook up the Atari 2600 up to it, that would be a blast, holy grail would be to have all three, NIC, video in, and the Apple//e card all installed, oh and still being in OS 7.5 so the apple//e card will work

Kevin

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Congratulations!

As you've found, the 575 logic board is pretty snappy - faster than the earliest PPC Macs.

Stuart

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I have pics of the completed
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I just found a NIC for the CC

I just found a NIC for the CC!!! I had it all along!
I also have a cd with Netscape 2.0 on it....now i have a new thing to test out....getting this CC on line and downloading stuff to it! sweet. but alas I will have to remove the Apple//e card to do so, but thats ok i guess, I can alwasy just slide the MB out and put the Apple//e card back in.

Kevin

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iCab?

Glad to hear of the progress; you may find iCab compatible with more sites than Netscrape 2. ISTR that alternatively you can use later versions of Netscape.

Stuart

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hi-res

I'd love to hack my CC to hi-res. *sigh* I'm envious. 512x384 seems sooo constraining.

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for ethernet, you could just

for ethernet, you could just use a scsi adapter

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What's stopping you?

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Scared of botching the solder

Scared of botching the soldering and thus wrecking my only analog board.

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Isn't it possible to do the m

Isn't it possible to do the mod on the wiring harness instead?

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Re: Isn't it possible to do the m

DrBunsen wrote:

Isn't it possible to do the mod on the wiring harness instead?

This is the process I followed.

http://www.vermontel.net/~kevin_ondre/mac%20files/Mystic_CC_videomod.doc

its located on my pittiful web list
http://www.vermontel.net/~kevin_ondre/mac%20files/
That was actually pretty easy to do.

I can imagine that this isnt the fourm for this, but I do want to mention that the whole package is up for sale.
Pics are here:
http://www.vermontel.net/~kevin_ondre/auctions/Mystic%20Color%20Classic/Mystic%20Color%20Classic.html

Kevin