"I tested a Zip Plus drive on our StarMax without difficulties. So there is no inherent incompatibility between StarMax systems and the Zip Plus drive. The Zip Plus drive does have automatic termination. With your system perhaps it is not providing sufficient termination. To … Read more
The solution?: Take off the two plastic bevels that cover the access to the Zip drive (not an easy task according to … Read more
a. Bad Mojo fix Matt Drance was having problems with the game Bad Mojo. He discovered that there is a "fix" for it, available online.
b. Quake problem Brett Dikeman claims that Quake (the demo or the full version) installs a bunch of "Sprocket" files that can wreck havoc with your Mac. They caused a 6500 to crash on startup and avariety of other problems with other games on an 8500. He also found that Quake installed … Read more
[Adobe's PS Printer drivers are very similar to Apple's LaserWriter drivers. However, Apple's drivers occasionally have bugs that are not found in the Adobe drivers. This … Read more
Epson AppleTalk performance Tom Cody found that the performance of his Epson 800 printer slowed dramatically when he shifted from a serial connection to an AppleTalk one. Epson told him this was "expected": "The built-in serial interface has a maximum throughput of 1.8 mbps where the LocalTalk board has 230 kbps and the Ethernet board has 1.3 mbps.&… Read more
PowerLogix today released G3 Cache Utility v. 1.0. This software is used to configure the backside cache on the Power Mac G3 and PowerBook G3. Previously, beta version 0.9 was announced.
ClockSync II 1.1.2 is out. It fixes some bugs.
Bad News: On the other hand, MacWEEK reports that: "Apple said its sales slump will continue into next year: 'Net sales will be below the level of the prior year's comparable periods through at least the second fiscal quarter of 1998, if not longer.' That period ends in March. Apple attributed the decline to 'continued customer … Read more
Answer: "You will receive this message if you selected Minimum Configuration while performing a Custom Install of MacInTax Deluxe. The solution is to do an Easy Install. If you don't have the room to do an Easy Install, you can run MacInTax directly from the CD. But, as Dave Reiser points out, this prevents you from using an updates that might be released.