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52 What third party devices are compatible with MachTen?




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This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca jjulca@tenon.com with numerous contributions by others.

52 What third party devices are compatible with MachTen?

Because MachTen sits on top of MacOS and makes use of the MacOS device
drivers, all third-party devices, in general, will work with MachTen.
Ocassionally there are exceptions. For example, tape device drivers are
generally bundled with the application and are not part of MacOS. Thus, tape
required special attention on Tenon 's part. MachTen supports 4mm DAT tape
drives and 8mm Exabyte tape drives. Tape support is not yet part of the
standard product and must be requested from Tenon Technical support.

F2. Can I use third party accelerators with MachTen?

CPU accelerators tend to make use of Apple's memory management hardware.
Therefore, in general, you can usually use accelerator boards as long as you
are not using MachTen VM. DayStar boards are generally not compatible with
MachTen.

F3. Can I use PowerPC upgrade cards with MachTen?

Power MachTen (Tenon's PPC native implementation of MachTen) runs with all
PowerPC upgrade cards.

F4. What CD-ROM drives and formats are compatible with MachTen?

MachTen uses either Mac HFS or Foreign File Access for non-HFS formats, such
as ISO 9660 and RockRidge, so MachTen can read any CD-ROM that the MacOS can
read.

 

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