Title: DC and BDC on Powerbook 100?
Description: Will it work?
Nacnud - March 19, 2008 01:41 AM (GMT)
I hope so :)
But appreciate any comments before I dig it out of retirement.
(I think I might prefer this to my emulated DC/BDC)
Jon God - March 19, 2008 03:04 AM (GMT)
Nacnud - March 19, 2008 06:03 AM (GMT)
640x400 b/w screen.
Can run OS 6.08L to 7.5
Stuff from wikipedia:
The PowerBook 100 was a portable Apple computer. It was first released in 1991. It was perhaps the oddest PowerBook, being primarily based on Apple's previous 'laptop', the Macintosh Portable.It...used an almost identical version of the Portable's MC68000 CPU. It ran at the same speed as Portable.
Processor: Motorola 68HC000, running at 16 MHz
RAM: 2 MB onboard, can be expanded to 8 MB
ROM: 256 KB
Hard disk: 20-40 MB
Floppy disk: optional external drive
Systems supported: System 6.0.8L-System 7.5.5
ADB: Yes (1 port)
Serial: Yes (1 port)
Modem: optional (used for this model's expansion port)
Screen: passive matrix
ps. "Mobile PC magazine has named Apple's PowerBook 100 the #1 gadget of all time, and the original 5 gigabyte iPod the #12 gadget. In an article titled "The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time," Mobile PC looked at mobile devices that definitively changed our lives. Entries include everything from the Rubik's Cube, the Honer Harmonica, Mattel Football II, and the telephone. Apple products were listed four times. Citing the 1991 original PowerBook 100's size, ergonomics, and design, Mobile PC said the rest of the industry "aped Apple," and that the PowerBook 100 "turned notebook computers into mainstream products and ushered in the era of mobile computing that we're still living in today." :)
Richard - March 19, 2008 09:01 AM (GMT)
with a suitably old system, yes it does - I've done.
Well, I can't remember whether it was a 100, or maybe whatever the model after was...
However, be warned that the screen is so poor (smudging and bleary) that Duncan leaves huge trails behind him. It was almost impossible to play as a result - even on the Duo 230 it was pretty bad.
Nacnud - March 20, 2008 05:28 AM (GMT)
Hmmm... I don't remember that happening with games I played on the PB100. Was the Duo 230 greyscale?
La Porta - March 20, 2008 06:20 AM (GMT)
It also depends on screen resolution, etc. BDC won;t work on my Mac Portable, it shows up all garbled because of the non-standard resolution. It also depends on what kind of screen it is. If the 100 has passive matrix...yeah, it's gonna leave crap all over like Richard said. If it is Active...you stand a fair chance.
Richard - March 20, 2008 11:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Nacnud @ Mar 20 2008, 05:28 AM)|
| Hmmm... I don't remember that happening with games I played on the PB100. Was the Duo 230 greyscale? |
DC only ran in b&w, not greyscale. You had to switch to that. Duo 230 was also passive matrix. Active matrix didn't come in for quite a while later... And even the early versions of that were pretty shoddy compared to today's LCDrefresh rates.
La Porta - March 20, 2008 02:05 PM (GMT)
You are right. I was thinking of the Duo 2300 I had, which was PowerPC and much later.