PC Compatibility Software 1.6.4

This article provides general information on PC Compatibility Software 1.6.4.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
PC Compatibility Software version 1.6.4 is available for download from Apple Software Update sites as of November 14, 1997.

PC Compatibility Software version 1.6.4 requires that you have system software version 7.5.3 or later and Open Transport 1.1.1 or later.

This software is the latest general release for PC Compatibility and DOS Compatibility Cards, except for the Quadra 610, which requires PC Setup 1.0.2. For complete information, please see the PC Compatibility Read Me document.

The software consists of two Disk Copy NDIF (New Disk Image Format) compressed images, which requires Disk Copy 6.1 or later to use. Download this software to your hard drive and then double-click it to use it. Disk Copy is available in the Utilities folder.

Disk Copy 6.1 (or later) or Disk Image Mounter 2.1 (or later) from Apple are the recommended applications to access all disk images released by Apple and are the only supported applications to access NDIF disk images.

This article can help you locate the software update mentioned here:


Important Information for Users of the PC Compatibility Card

This document provides late-breaking information that could not be included in the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual.


Be sure to read the first section, "Before You Install," before you install the Compatibility Card software. You can read the rest of this document later.

Contents

  • Before You Install
  • PC System
  • Macintosh System
  • Third-Party Applications
  • Printing
  • Video
  • Networking
  • Sound


Before You Install
  • System Software
    The PC Compatibility Card software requires that you have system software version 7.5.3 or later installed on your computer. If you are currently using System 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, or 7.5.3 update 2.0, you should install System 7.5.3.
    For PC Compatibility Card users, System 7.5.3 is on the PC Compatibility Card Mac OS Software CD. To install the update, follow the instructions in the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual.
  • Open Transport
    The PC Compatibility Card Software requires that you have Open Transport 1.1.1 or later.
    For PC Compatibility Card users, Open Transport 1.1.1 is on the PC Compatibility Card Mac OS Software CD. To install the update, follow the instructions in the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual.
    Open Transport 1.1.1 is also available from the Apple Web site at http://www.apple.com.
  • Drive Containers
    When creating a drive container, do not use FAT32 format. If FAT32 format is used, you will not be able to mount the container on the Macintosh desktop.
  • Upgrading
    If you are upgrading from an older PC Compatibility Card, do not use the Internal PC audio/video (GIMO) socket. Follow the installation instructions in the manual that came with your card.
    If you are upgrading from an older PC Compatibility Card, use the CD/Audio cable that came with your new card and set aside the older cables. Follow the installation instructions described in the manual that came with your card.
    If you are upgrading from an older PC Compatibility Card and you want to use a pre-existing drive container, you should create a new drive container, install Windows 95, and then copy your files and applications. Follow these steps:
      1. Assign your old drive container to drive D.
      2. Create a new drive container and assign it to drive C.
      3. Install the PC system software.
      4. Copy the necessary applications and files.

PC System
  • Installing Windows 95
    When doing a Windows 95 clean install, be sure to check the "Detect sound card" checkbox to ensure that the proper Creative Labs Sound Blaster drivers are loaded.
  • Ejecting Floppy Disks and CD-ROMs
    To eject a floppy disk in the PC environment, press Command-E.
    To eject a CD-ROM in the PC environment, press Command-Y.
Macintosh System
  • Switching Drive Containers
    When switching drive containers in the PC Setup control panel, be sure to close the control panel before booting the PC.
  • Starting Up the PC and Macintosh Environments
    The Energy dialog box may appear each time you start your Macintosh; you can turn off this message at startup by opening and closing the Energy Saver control panel.
  • Auto-Start PC
    Do not rebuild the desktop if the "Auto-Start PC" option is selected in the PC Setup control panel.
  • Switch at Startup
    If Switch at Startup is selected in the PC Setup control panel make sure the "Warn me if my computer was not shut down properly" option is not selected in the General Controls control panel and the Energy Saver control panel is set never to go into energy saving mode.
  • Shared Folders
    Shared folders between the Mac and PC environment should only be used to transfer files. Do not open files or applications from a shared folder.

Third-Party Applications
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh
    If Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM) is installed and you mount a drive container, your screen will appear to freeze while SAM scans the container for viruses. The drive container will mount once the scan is complete. SAM will not detect any PC viruses.
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95
    Before you change the number of display colors in the Display Settings control panel, turn off Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect by double-clicking its icon in the Task bar and clicking Disable in the dialog box that appears.
    Formatting disks or creating a Rescue disk may not work properly if Norton AntiVirus is installed. If you encounter a problem, do the following:
      1. Double-click the "Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect" icon in the Task bar.
      2. Click Options, and then click Advanced.
      3. Change the "Low-level format of hard disk" option to "Allow," and then click OK.
  • QuickTime for Windows
    When playing QuickTime movies in the PC environment, you may notice synchronization problems between the audio and video.
  • SoftWindows
    Do not run SoftWindows while using the PC Compatibility Card.
  • Other Programs
    For best performance, use only the memory management programs that are included with DOS or Windows. Do not use third-party memory management programs.
    Programs that attempt to directly control the floppy controller (such as a backup program) will not work properly with the PC Compatibility Card.
    Any program that sends data to the parallel port during setup or initialization may cause a blank page to print on your printer.

Printing

  • LaserWriter Select 300 and Personal LaserWriter 300 Printers
    The LaserWriter Select 300 and Personal LaserWriter 300 printers are not fully supported. Files printed in the PC environment may not print properly on these printer models.
  • LaserWriter 310 PostScript Incompatibility
    The LaserWriter Select 310 and Personal LaserWriter 310 with PostScript upgrades are not fully supported with Desktop Printing 2.x or later and the PC Printing Software v1.5 and later. If you are using the LaserWriter Select 310 or Personal LaserWriter 310 with a PostScript upgrade, you need to remove Desktop Printing 2.0 from the System Folder. Follow these steps:
        1. Open the System Folder.
        2. Open the Extensions folder
        3. Remove the following files:
        • Desktop Printer Extension
        • Desktop PrintMonitor
        • Desktop Printer Spooler
        4. Close the Extensions folder.
        5. Open the Control Strip Modules folder.
        6. Remove Printer Selector.
        7. Restart the Macintosh.

Video

For best results, use Apple multiple scan monitors with the PC Compatibility Card.

  • Video Drivers
    After the Windows 95 installation process make sure to install the video drivers from the PC Compatibility Card PC Utilities CD. Follow the instructions in the instructions in the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual.
    After installing video software for Windows 3.1 you will need to install Video for Windows if you get the following error message; "Cannot load the Universal Draw Handler driver. The driver file may be missing. Try installing the driver again or contact your system administrator." This message appears when you try to open the Drivers control panel in Windows 3.1 or select the Universal Draw Handler driver in the Drivers control panel in Windows 3.1. To install video for Windows follow these steps:
        1. If necessary, switch to the PC environment.

        2. If necessary, exit Windows 3.1 into DOS.

        3. Insert the PC Compatibility Card - PC Utilities CD into the CD-ROM Drive

        4. Type the following:
        E: <return>
        CD \\VIDEO\\VFW <return>
        SETUP <return>

  • Video Driver Switching in Windows 95
    Some 16-color 640 x 480 modes use the Windows 95 video drivers instead of the ATI video drivers. The ATI options will not appear in the control panel when the Windows 95 video drivers are being used. To make the ATI options available, change the color depth to a higher value, such as 256 colors.
  • Monitor Adapters
    When the PC Compatibility Card does not sense the monitor because of an incorrect monitor adapter setting, it will automatically assume that the monitor is a 14" RGB monitor and restrict the resolution to 640 x 480. Make sure that the monitor adapter correctly represents the attached monitor.
  • AppleVision 1705 Display
    Windows 95 will attempt to automatically recognize DDC monitors. The AppleVision 1705, while DDC capable, will not appear as a DDC display to the PC Compatibility Card when using the standard Macintosh display cable shipped with the 1705. You will need to select the 1705 display manually in the Windows 95 Display Properties Control Panel. Refer to your PC Compatibility Card user manual for information on selecting a display in Windows 95.
  • Macintosh 21" Color Display
    If you are using the Macintosh 21" Color Display with Windows 95, do not select a 24-bit driver in the Display control panel, even though it is an available selection. Select an 8 or 16-bit driver instead. Choosing a 24-bit driver may cause the PC environment to boot improperly.
  • Screen Display
    When used with some monitors, a particular monitor resolution (such as 640x480) may cause the display to show a smaller viewable area surrounded by a black border. To correct the problem, try selecting a different monitor resolution.
    If your PC Compatibility Card has 1 MB of video memory installed, then the only refresh rates available at 1280 x 1024 resolution are interlaced display modes. However, Apple multiple scan monitors and many third-party monitors do not support interlaced display modes. To display 1280x1024 resolution, you may have to upgrade the video memory on the 12" card to 2 MB, which supports higher refresh rates. Note: Every PCI PC Compatibility Card shipped from Apple Computer Inc.(except for the 166MHz Pentium), including the 166PR Cyrix, shipped with 1MB of Video DRAM on board.
  • Fixed Frequency Monitors
    Playing a Video for Windows (.AVI) file in full-screen mode may not work properly on a fixed frequency monitor. A multisynchronous or multiple scan monitor will work properly. Refer to the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual for information about supported monitors and video modes.
    Fixed frequency monitors do not support video "Mode X" (320 x 240 resolution), which is primarily used by game programs.
  • Playing Video Files
    When playing real-time based video files or games in the PC environment, you may notice synchronization problems between the audio and video.
  • Changing monitors
    Be sure to shut down both the Macintosh and PC environment when replacing or changing monitors. Note: "restarting" is not sufficient, both environments must be completely powered down and then powered back up.

Modems
  • GeoPort
    The GeoPort modem is not recommended for use with the PC Compatibility Card.

Networking

To avoid PC network problems make sure to defragment your PC hard drive periodically.

  • ODI and NDIS
    The MACODI.COM and MACNDIS.DOS drivers found on the PC Compatibility Card-PC Software floppy disk are also contained on the PC Compatibility Card-PC Utilities CD in the \\Apple directory.
    ODI and NDIS 2.0 network drivers are provided with your PC Compatibility Card software. If you need additional network software (such as LSL.COM 2.11) contact your network software provider.
    If you are experiencing network problems using ODI and NDIS, make the following changes to your CONFIG.SYS file:
  • Windows For Workgroups
    If you are using NDIS change the stack size to 64,256
    If you are using ODI change the stack size to 64,128
  • Windows 95
    If you are using NDIS change the stack size to 64,256
    If you are using ODI add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:
    Stacks=9,256
  • Token Ring
    Token Ring is not supported by the PC Compatibility Card.
  • SETNET
    After making any changes to the Windows 95 Network control panel, ALWAYS run SETNET. For more information, see the user's manual that came with your card.

Sound

  • Sound Drivers
    After the Windows 95 installation process make sure to install the Sound Blaster drivers from the PC Compatibility Card PC Utilities CD. Follow the instructions in the instructions in the PC Compatibility Card User's Manual.
  • Sound Blaster Driver
    If you hear fragmented sound after installing Windows 95, you may need change the settings of your Creative Labs Sound Driver. Follow these steps:
        1. In Windows 95 click Start, choose Settings, and then choose Control Panels.
        2. Double click the System Control Panel.
        3. Select the Device Manager Tab.
        4. Double click the current Creative Labs Sound Blaster Driver from the "Sound, video, and game controllers heading".
        5. Select the Resource Tab.
        6. Make sure that the "Use automatic setting" box is unchecked.
        7. Select "Basic Configuration 0000" from the "Setting based on" popup menu.
        8. Click OK to close the open control panels.
        9. Restart Windows 95.

Keyboard / Mouse
  • Keyboards
    When in the PC environment, command-mouse click will generate a PC right mouse button click.
Published Date: Feb 18, 2012