Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 19:37 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos The MorphOS team seems to be on a roll. Recently, they added support for the PowerPC G4 Mac mini models from Apple, meaning it suddenly became a lot easier to get your hands on a computer capable of running MorphOS. As expected, the team has now announced that a release with PowerMac G4 support is coming as well.
Thread beginning with comment 397256
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: ATI video cards
by -ujb- on Tue 1st Dec 2009 08:04 UTC in reply to "ATI video cards"
-ujb-
Member since:
2005-10-21

First of all, I do not own a Mac.
If I would get a Mac, I would look
for a PPC mac anyways. Just a question.
If there would be an Nvidia card in it,
can I replace it with a normal ATI
card, or do I need a special Mac
version?

It has to be a Mac gfx card, due to Firmware used in that maschines. Pegasos and Efika can use "normal" gfx cards.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: ATI video cards
by Andre on Tue 1st Dec 2009 08:25 in reply to "RE: ATI video cards"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

It has to be a Mac gfx card, due to Firmware used in that maschines. Pegasos and Efika can use "normal" gfx cards.

Thanks for the answer. I thought so, but I wasn't sure.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Solow on Tue 1st Dec 2009 14:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Solow Member since:
2006-05-28

There are firmware updates available on the net which allow you to flash PC graphics cards for use in various PPC Macs. Use a PC to do the flashing and transfer to the PPC Mac.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Android Fan on Tue 1st Dec 2009 17:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Android Fan Member since:
2005-08-20

Pegasos and Efika can use several normal graphics cards, yes, but not nVidia cards.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: ATI video cards
by Cytor on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 12:13 in reply to "RE: ATI video cards"
Cytor Member since:
2005-07-08

Isn't it possible to flash the video ROM of a standard PC-card with the ROM of a Mac-card? I believe it's possible for todays EFI-based Macs, but I'm not so sure for the old PPC OpenFirmware ones.

Just asking out of interest, I'm interested in buying an old PowerMac for this, too ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Solow on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 14:55 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Solow Member since:
2006-05-28

Yes it is. Take a look at themacaddress.com for a wiki with lots of cards you can do this to.

Reply Parent Score: 1