Here are some tips for all Bernie lovers:
1. If you have a slow Mac - before you consider going to Mono sound,
etc, that is suggested by the Bernie developer, try these:
- get the free LibMoto from Motorola, this speeds up Bernie a lot.
- get SpeedDoubler II - I don't know why, but recent installation
of SpeedDoubler II now makes my Bernie run faster.
2. Feel the real GS in your Mac:
- try full screen PowerMode if you have not try so. It works very
3. Make GS part of your Mac:
- don't start up Bernie, and don't change the startup folder just
to switch disks. Instead, create your disk images on your desktop,
and give them the harddisk/floppy icon. Double click them to
- example: I have 2 harddisk images - GS/OS and ProDOS all on my
desktop, just below the Mac OS harddisk icon. Now to everybody
using your Mac, you have 3 harddisk (icons), each running separate
OS! When you double click on the harddisk, either Mac OS (nothing
happened), GS/OS or ProDOS takes over. Way cool. This might be
how Rhapsody user uses the BlueBox to run native software...
Suggestion to Bernie developer:
1. Automatic setting:
- Have different file types for standard IIGS disk (including
harddisk) image, IIGS demo disk (like FTA demo) image and
Apple II disk (.dsk) image. When double click on the disk
image, the correct setting will be used. (Instead of default
setting, it will be better if user can configure the setting
for each disk image type).
2. Better full screen experience:
- when turning off Bernie from PowerMode - quit and go straight
to Mac OS, without showing user the IIGS-in-a-window mode. This
will definitely makes the Bernie looks more like a buildin mode
to run GS software, instead of an application.
- ability to speed up the fading screen from Mac to PowerMode.
It is too slow on my machine. I would like to double click
GS/OS harddisk image, and System 6 starts up asap!
3. Better sound:
- sound volume problem...
- some tone out of tune...
1. Where can I find GS disk images on the net? I am looking for
2. When will next version of Bernie be release?
Lim Thye Chean
iMedia (S) Pte Ltd