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Macintosh on Pippin, a.k.a. "Tuscon"(sic), is a demo CD-ROM that has been "Pippinized" to allow a consumer Pippin console to boot into Mac OS 7.5.2.[1]

Features[]

After starting to boot with a Pippin platform logo, a custom Mac startupscreen is displayed with images from remote western locations such as Dodge City, Kansas and Gallup Municipal Airport, New Mexico.[2] The CD-ROM then boots into the Finder, demonstrating that the developer had access to authentication tools to "Pippinize" the disc.[1] The startup volume is named "Pippin Netscape" and contains various Macintosh applications that can be launched, if enough memory is available.[2]

Source[]

Files found on the CD-ROM, such as preferences, "Apple R&P Lib Reseller 1.0 DDB/DDF" and "BDE Self Running D5 16bit" indicate that this may have been an internal disc from a developer for Apple Computer or Bandai Digital Entertainment.[3] Other disc contents indicate that it may have been authored by Tony Diaz of Alltech Electronics, but it is undetermined how it had leaked out.[4] Diaz responded to outside inquiries with a cryptic image of Pippin developer and demo discs in front of a photo-retouched "Tuscon" road sign in Arizona.[5]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 jae #HyperCardZine by @jkap, Twitter. 2018-02-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Macintosh on Pippin AKA Tuscon by jkap, YouTube. 2018-02-21.
  3. Exploring the Pippin ROM(s) by Keith Kaisershot, Blitter.net. 2018-06-07.
  4. So, to recap: … I posit that @y816 authored "Macintosh on Pippin." by Keith Kaisershot, Twitter. 2021-01-04.
  5. I’m just going to leave this here... by Tony Diaz, Twitter. 2021-01-21.

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