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Convert Mac OS 9 font suitcase to OS X

I've got an old Mac font suitcase (OS 9) containing fonts I'd like to use on my OS X (10.7) Mac. I'm not sure what format they're in but copying the file over to my new Mac results in a 0-byte file. I think I have to convert them to TTF on my OS 9 iMac, but not sure what to do it with. Any suggestions? Free would be great, since I don't plan on doing this again, but cheap would be okay.
posted by tommasz on Nov 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find the big(program) one that got away.

Help me find this obscure software from the dawn of Mac OS X. It was a desktop fishy that let people take screenshots of your desktop remotely. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Apr 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Reformatted OS 9 iBook Won't Boot

After reformatting an OS 9 ibook, it won't boot (I get flashing question mark). Yes, I chose "install OS 9 drivers" when reformatting! And I need to fix this in an hour.... [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Packet sniffer for Mac OS 9

I'm looking for a network packet sniffer that will run on Mac OS 9. Does such a thing exist? Thanks!
posted by event on May 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help me run OS 9 on my desktop

I'm feeling nostalgic after having gotten this to work, and I was wondering if it's possible to make the OS 9 "Classic Environment" run in a separate window within OSX. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on May 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Cheap (and out-of-) date HTML editor?

HTML editor for Mac OS 9 (not Classic): [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Nov 13, 2006 - 10 answers

More stone knives, more bear skins...

What is the best browser to use to access Gmail from a Mac running OS 9? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Oct 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Incompatibility issues, me and my printer

I bought a used printer. The software is for OS 9 and I've got OS X and it won't let me install. Searching the HP website hasn't really helped me. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Oct 12, 2006 - 9 answers

In with the old

How can I convert Mac OS9 sound files to mp3 etc? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Factory-themed OS 9 game?

Back in my OS 9 days, I played a game in which you controlled a factory. Raw materials would come out of a pipe somewhere, and you had to control the conveyor belts, chutes, and other machines in the factory to make a certain quota of items by the end of the day. Incorrectly made items, of course, were deducted from your score. Can anyone else remember this game, and (even better) tell me where to find it?
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 25, 2006 - 8 answers

A way to make OS X like OS 9?

Is there a way to make the entirety of the graphical interface of OS X not only look but behave (as much as reasonably possible) like OS 9? (Again: I am not solely interested in the appearance of the window max/min/close widgets.)
posted by Mr. Six on Jun 18, 2006 - 10 answers

B&W G3 OS9 as television server

I’ve got a B&W G3 running OS9 (actually, mostly gathering dust) - can I slap a big hard drive in it and use it to feed downloaded television to my TV? [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Nov 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Stone knives and bear skins, I tell ya..

Anyone ever use QuicKeys for OS9? I am trying to figure out if there is a good way to fake it into using variables, possibly via AppleScript. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Nov 14, 2005 - 0 answers

DVD-RAM OSX problem

I can't access photos that are on a 5.2Gb DVD-RAM disc. I had burned them on using OS9 (I believe) and am now using OSX 10.4. I am using a G4 (AGP graphics) and it just doesn't recognize the disc. It does however recognize a 2.6 single-sided disc. Any help?
posted by cjb10350 on Oct 2, 2005 - 5 answers

Installing OS9

Installing OS9 "Classic" in the OSX environment. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Sep 27, 2005 - 8 answers

Where to find legitimate MacOS 9.x licenses for sale

Who sells legitimate, licensed copies of MacOS 9.x anymore? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 16, 2005 - 12 answers

When will Apple stop supporting OS9?

As a longtime Mac user, I still depend on several OS9 applications for my work. I've heard, though, that Apple's new Macs will stop supporting OS9, which is bad news for me. My goal is to buy the last PowerBook that rolls off the assembly line that still supports OS9 - this way, my OS9-friendly Mac will last as long as possible. My question: can anyone tell me when Apple is making the changeover to OS9-less Macs?
posted by mark7570 on Sep 15, 2005 - 22 answers

Connecting Tiger to 0S 9.2 via firewire?

Is there a way to connect an iMac running Tiger with a G4 running OS 9.2 via firewire so I can transfer files from my old system to the new one? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Aug 10, 2005 - 10 answers

We're a Gah-rahge Band...

Can I run OS X and GarageBand on an old (ca. 2000) Mac cube? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jul 26, 2005 - 10 answers

Know of a cheap USB Wifi dongle for Mac OS 9?

I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jul 15, 2005 - 8 answers

Is there any way I can get a Vivicam-30 to load on to Mas OS 9 or X machines?

Is there any way I can get a Vivicam-30 to load on to Mas OS 9 or X machines? Read the history of my attempts to do so over here. Ta very much!
posted by Wolof on Jan 12, 2005 - 3 answers

importing email to OSX

MailFilter: I've got a stack of old email stuff that dates back from when I used Outlook in OS9. I want to import it into an OS X mail client. Everything I've tried so far isn't working. [+] [more inside]
posted by Len on Dec 8, 2004 - 5 answers

Can you suggest a decent, cheap external firewire or USB CDRW that works with OS9?

My mother has an older iMac running on OS9. I'd like to upgrade her to a new one but can't afford it right now. I need to buy an external firewire or USB CDRW that will work with OS9 so she can easily back up her digital photography; can anyone suggest something decent and cheap?
posted by luriete on Dec 1, 2004 - 8 answers

Gmail in Mozilla on OS9.2 is starting to freeze up on me.

DoNotMockMeGMailViaMozillaViaOS9.2MacQuestion: It's started freezing up on me, Is there any hope, other than getting a G5 IMac?
posted by ParisParamus on Nov 18, 2004 - 13 answers

Help, there's no more room on my Notebook!

iMac notebook + OS9 + OSX = no hard drive space. Even more helpful, installing/reinstalling anything doesn't seem to work. iMore inside... [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 8, 2004 - 4 answers

Importing CSV viles into OSX

I have several hundred contacts with all sorts of information in my old OS9 outlook, which I must keep using for awhile due to our antiquated network. However, I was able to export my contacts as a "csv" file which seems to be some sort of excel spreadsheet. How do I import it into my OSX address book?
posted by luriete on Oct 14, 2004 - 7 answers

Can I automate the creation of PDFs from a large number of Word documents?

Acrobat Filter. In Mac OS 9.2, I regularly create a large number of PDFs from Word files using Distiller 5.0. The problem is, I do this for 30 large files every 10 days, and must manually first create .ps files, and then distill them. The process takes more than 1 hour, during which I must open Each Word file to .ps "print" it. Short of buying a new copy of Acrobat for $300 and/or an OS X computer, is there any way to automate this process?
posted by ParisParamus on Sep 17, 2004 - 14 answers

IE5 -> Panther

So. I've finally upgraded from OS9x, and I'm now using Panther... but I have no idea how to migrate my IE5 bookmarks, my Eudora e-mail and contact stuff, or my Palm contacts, calendar, memos, and the like. I know items like this have been asked, but I've not had any luck with Google.
posted by silusGROK on Aug 31, 2004 - 7 answers

Can an old Mac actually ignore network security?

MacCruftFilter: a guy i know told me yesterday that he discovered he had the ability to wander around the network using an old macintosh SE (linked through a newer one, as it's too old to connect directly). the funny thing was that in browsing appletalk he realized he could look at and open files - not just specifically shared files, but any files - on any networked mac on campus (he didn't say if he meant OS X too, or only OS 9 or older). he figures the new macs don't recognize the old one as even existing, and the old one is too old to recognize the security setup on the new ones - so they ignore each other and he's free to open someone else's files. he didn't try creating or deleting anything, though. so here's the question: can any mac people tell me if is he right about why this works, and, if not, is this just a fluke? am i potentially opening a can of mac-security worms by even asking this?
posted by caution live frogs on Aug 5, 2004 - 10 answers

OS9 Arrows

Dumb little OS 9 question. I had to do a system reinstall, and ever since, the OS has decided to inform me when I'm clicking or holding the mouse button via a small down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen. I don't want this. It annoys me. How do I turn it off?
posted by hijinx on Jun 17, 2004 - 4 answers

Camera for Mom

I'm helping my mother buy a digital camera for her extended trip to Thailand and have exhausted dpreview.com and the various other review sites. I need real-people recommendations: she wants something with decent resolution (at least 3 mp; I hope for 4 or better); under $300 hopefully; decent battery life (we tried a Nikon Coolpix but the batteries didn't last long enough - the Canon Powershot s50 batteries lasted for 200 shots and lots of flash, but the camera is just out of her price range); compact flash, since I have a number of cards for her, and ease of use. And it has to work with an older iMac with os9. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on May 11, 2004 - 7 answers

Workaround for .htc for Macs

I'm in a bit of a pickle - the developers of a website I work on have used HTML Components (.htc) to drive the dynamic portion of the site. User testing revealed that it's working on Windows with IE 5.5 and above, but it's not working on any of the Macs we're used, which are running OS 9 and OS X, and have IE 5, Netscape and Safari browsers.

Short of re-coding the entire user interface, does anyone know of a workaround for our friends on Macs?
posted by pjhagop on May 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Deleting a Swatch

Adobe 1.5.2 (Mac OS 9x). Deleting a swatch... I have an RGB document with a single full-color image and two spots (Blue and Black). I'm converting the document to CMYK for print: I've swapped out the RGB JPG for a CMYK TIF, the Black swatch is fine, and now I want to delete the Blue (RGB) swatch and do a global replace for the Blue (CMYK). But InDesign isn't allowing me to delete it, nor to modify.

Suggestions? Adobe doesn't support 1.5.2 any longer, and their online help has been purged of relevant documents.
posted by silusGROK on Apr 30, 2004 - 4 answers

Does anybody know of a decent browser for Mac OS 9?

Does anybody know of a decent browser for Mac OS 9? I'm stuck on it at work, using an unofficial hack of Mozilla 1.3.1, and I'm getting left behind. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Apr 28, 2004 - 6 answers

Is there anything equivalent to Print2Pict for OS X?

I've got a Mac with OS X 10.2.8 that used to run OS 9. I have this one job I do for a friend that required me to use Print2Pict with this one app in order to generate a PICT file that I could then cut pieces out of. Just this week, the app (Finale Notepad) was updated to run on OS X. I still need the ability to generate an editable PICT file, but Print2Pict is not available. Is there anything equivalent to Print2Pict for OS X?
posted by tommasz on Apr 27, 2004 - 10 answers

Does Adobe Acrobat 5 work with Mac OS 9.x? If so, where can I buy it?

I need a version of Adobe Acrobat to encode pdf files that will work on Mac OS 9.x. From what I've googled so far, that seems to be Adobe Acrobat 5, but when I go to the websites listed, I can't seem to find tech specs/product reviews that confirm that it actually works in Mac OS 9.x machines. Does anyone have any familiarity with this product and can you confirm that it does actually work in Mac OS 9.x systems? Even better, do you have a source from which I can buy a new, full edition? Price is not necessarily an object....
posted by Lynsey on Feb 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Any suggestions for good "serial terminal" programs for OS X 10.3?

I finally picked up a USB-to-serial adapter for my Mac so that I can use the machine as a serial console on my various SPARC boxes and Cisco equipment. After installing the latest drivers (the IOGear stuff is actually made by ATEN), I've now got a /dev/tty.usbserial0 device. Using ZTerm, I can talk to my Cisco router, but ZTerm smells/looks very badly like a ported MacOS 9 product. I can't get Taylor UUCP to compile under Panther (10.3) correctly in order to have tip or cu, like I use on my Sun boxes.

Any suggestions for good "serial terminal" programs for OS X 10.3? I've already checked VersionTracker, Google, and all the regular suspect places.
posted by mrbill on Jan 26, 2004 - 2 answers

Streaming Music without iTunes

I have an Imac 233 G3 with 96MB of RAM, using OS 9.2.1.

This is a continuation from an older post, but new questions:
Itunes wont install with OS 9, but I cant upgrade to OSX.
I need a way to stream music from a PC *without* itunes.

I appreciate anyones advice. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Jan 8, 2004 - 13 answers

iPod on OS9 questions

Ipod Q2: Ipod and OS9? One of my closest friends got a 10gig newest gen Ipod, but doesn't use/have OSX...any way to use it? the icon shows up on the desktop but Itunes doesn't recognize it...it came with only X software, and downloading older Ipod software for OS9 didn't work (neither Restore or Update worked). How to stop it from being a stylish paperweight?
posted by amberglow on Dec 30, 2003 - 16 answers

Reinstalling OS9 safely on a Powerbook?

About a month ago I installed Panther on my Powerbook. I did a clean install, so Classic (OS 9) was wiped from the machine. When I went to reinstall it, from the OS9 book disc, I was warned that it would also be doing a clean install, which made me nervous. So, how do I reinstall OS 9 onto my Powerbook without effecting everything that's on there right now?
posted by capndesign on Dec 15, 2003 - 2 answers

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