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MacBook 2007

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I just got a MacBook 2007 off eBay for a very good price. It will be my main now for it is better than my toshiba.

Specs:

'macbook 4,1'
Intel Core 2 Duo (not Core Duo) at 2.4ghz

2gb ddr2 667mhz ram (upgrading to 4gb)

160gb hard drive

iSight camera built in

13.3" display at 1280x800

GMA x3100 144mb (i think) graphics chipset

MagSafe charging

Included in the box:

listed as 60 watt charger (but i got an 85 watt one!!)

MacBook early 2008 (turns out to be late '07 but no difference. I like the older ones)

working battery (unsure if it is original or replaced but it looks to be original. It holds a good 4 hour charge)

Mac OS X 10.6.8 was installed but due to age I can not get the free upgrade to 10.10 (or 10.11). I will probably just go look for 10.7.4 online because it was originally a free upgrade for 10.6.8 users. This thing runs great and aside from a small hairline crack near the keyboard and on the front of the palmrest (very common) it looks like new and runs like ne…

Minetest PowerPC release test

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I have successfully compiled and tested minetest for powerpc in a previous post but with messed up graphics. I have come to conclude that it is in fact the open GL problem. This build (and any others) require open GL 1.2+. If anyone can find a way to get open GL on an iBook G3 with mac 10.4.11 please let me know. For now, open GL 1.3 is installed on the iBook G4 with 10.5.8 and runs minetest flawlessly!










Builds Directory: Google Drive

Thanks to: Minetest Devs (for making an awesome game), Tobi (for making the XCode project), Me (for changing the XCode project to work with powerpc 10.4<)

Tutorial still soon to come.

iBook G4 and G3 side by side comparison

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iBook G4 (2004):

CPU: 1.2 GHZ PowerPC G4

GPU: 32 MB

OS: Mac os x 10.5.8 with latest updates

Battery condition: Working ~2-3 hours

Battery: ORIGINAL

RAM: 1256 MB (1.2 GB)

iBook G3 (2001):

CPU: 500 MHZ PowerPC G3

GPU: 8 MB

OS: Mac os x 10.4.11 with latest updates

Battery condition: Working ~4-5 hours

Battery: 3rd party from Amazon

RAM: 192 MB

Unboxing the iBook G4


















Word about the seller

This was an exceptional seller in my opinion. He shipped fast and it arrived 4 days earlier than it said it would. Definitely would purchase from him again.

iBook Updates

Well after a while of thinking and searching, I have finally purchased the newer generation iBook G4 from eBay. This was a hard find for the specs. Here is what I know about it from the description compared to my G3

iBook G4 (unknown year/month yet)

Model No.A1054

CPU: PowerPC G4 1.2 Ghz

RAM: DDR 1256 MB (1.256 GB)

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 32 MB

Size: 12.1" (I still don’t really like the 14" one)

OS: Unknown at the moment (has to be 10.4.11 or higher with office '08)

It says it includes MS Office '08 which is a nice add-on (LibreOffice to the rescue...)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iBook-G4-12-1-1-2-GHz-RAM512MB-Model-No-A1054-/171914823461?hash=item2806ec0725&autorefresh=true

iBook G3 (sad to say, I found out its an October 2001 not May)

Model No. M6497

CPU: PowerPC G3 500 Mhz

RAM: DDR 192 MB (0.192 GB)

GPU: ATI Rage mobility 128 (pro?) 8MB

Size: 12.1"

OS: 10.4.11

Arriving within the week or so. I’m excited to be experimenting with this new laptop!

Another update, …

Quake III Third

My third Quake III arena map built with help from NHDinosaur and HaloDudeTen. Screenshots soon to come. Proper credit must be given to use in a server or video.

Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B95GYaXO_KM3flJ4anNJSjVuUzQ2dHY0OXhTWU5WSURXSTZ4aFBxblJneVUyOEExc0N3Z0k&authuser=0

Minecraft - Porcfest Map 1.8

Changelog:

1: Bumped minimum required version to 1.8

2: Finished some cosmetic things.

3: Made a spawn point for players

Read Me:

General rules for this map still apply. Read them at

http://techedison.blogspot.com/pfmap/

Map Download:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B95GYaXO_KM3V2JfV195ZzFLcE0&authuser=0

PorcFest Minecraft Map for MC 1.7.5+

This is the map I have been waiting to release for 2 years!! PorcFest/Rodger's Campground in MINECRAFT. This is a 2 year project that I started not long after getting back from PorcFest X (10). It is not very accurate but I like it. You can actually get the feel that you are walking around the campground. Currently there are lots of unfinished things but I just couldn’t wait to release it any longer. Here is the todo list:

1: Fix the rotation of the cabins. They are facing the wrong way

2. Add trees. Lots of trees.

3. Update the recourcepack to 1.8

4. Possibly add highlighted campsites in Agora Vally. That will include things like food trucks and others.

I will have all screenshots in a folder given the fact that there is 75 of them. I will also include all the backups I made for those who want to see the progress.

This map will have updates available and the downloads at it's page: http://techedison.blogspot.com/pfmap/

Enjoy!

Minecraft: Quake III Second Edition

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Hello, I have completely remade my original Quake 3 arena map!!! Enjoy the comeback of this great minigame now actually playable!!!






















Download it now!! : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B95GYaXO_KM3fm5TckJKcTFpb1NkX1FDN0l4SG5qaGR1ZXJCNXp2TklRQVB0bEtkQ2hOQW8&authuser=0 

Update.... #JustChecked... I never posted the first one (facepalms)