SoundFlower PowerPC

SoundFlower allows applications to pass audio to other application.

* SoundFlower – 1.4.3 (Free) – PowerPC Friendly Leopard / Tiger.  Download Here

Soundflower is a OS X system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications.  It is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio.

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Yahoo! Messenger for PowerPC

Communication is how the internet became so cool.  I still remember using ICQ back in the days for hours and it was texting only.

* Yahoo! Messenger 3.0.2 (Free) Download Here Allows you to see when your friends get online. You can chat, send files and also have webcam support. PowerPC Friendly 10.4.+ (Tiger) or later

* Yahoo! Messenger also available for Classic Mac OS 8.1 – 9.2.2.

Top 3 Browsers + PowerPC

Firefox PowerPC 6 is a web browser optimized for PowerPC Macs, has been created from Firefox 5 official sources

The project is aimed to port Firefox 5 to glorious Power Macintosh machines.

Firefox PowerPC 6 has been customized and compiled on a G4 PowerBook with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8.

* Firefox PowerPC 6.0.2 – Leopard 10.5.+ PowerPC – http://www.xabaras.it/firefox-powerpc/

Sharing here what we do have available because someone might think is very interesting, but I still recommend TenFourFox, SeaMonkey and Leopard WebKit.

* TenFourFox – http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

* SeaMonkey 2.25 – http://sourceforge.net/projects/seamonkey-for-ppc/

* Leopard Webkit – https://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/

GiftedMotion PowerPC (GIFS)

Are you into creating Gifs?

* GiftedMotion 1.23 – Free – http://www.onyxbits.de/giftedmotion

Features:

  • Platform independent, runs on every OS.
  • Multi language support
  • GPL software, no licensing costs.
  • KISS approach. No steep learning curve.
  • No installation required. Just put the jar file on your Desktop (or any place else) and start it. GiftedMotion will not bury itself into your operation system. Since GiftedMotion is small in size, you can even bookmark this page and come back and start it from here, whenever needed.
  • Supports the following input formats: PNG, JPG / JPEG, BMP and GIF.
  • Easy to adjust position of images within frames and size of the resulting image.
  • Preview function.
  • Able to edit existing images

Simple MP3 Players

I have been looking for an application like this one that I’m about to share for a long time now.  It’s very straight forward so do not expect anything other than its ability to play music.  In this instance, the one benefit is that it plays music with style.

* Retro Player 1.7 –  (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.3 or later.  It’s a simple music player that looks like a retro LP player, complete with on/off button and speed adjustor(33/45).  You also can “fast forward” into a specific part of the album by moving the arm and placing at your desired location.  You can also choose the amount of record noise you want to hear, and the program will insert the “snaps and pops” that you’d expect from an LP.

I have my conventional Vinyl Player and I’m always on the look out for adding classic Vinyls to my collection… but this app is awesome.  I’m always playing random MP3s with it.  The only thing I wish there was a way to open more than a just a single album. http://www.studio-kura.com/  Download here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16405/retroplayer

Talking about Players, it’s your lucky day… I have one more.

* Cabrio 1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 8.1 or later.  Yes you guys read that right Mac OS 8.1!?  This is a simple and cool MP3 player that is always good to have to play something that is not in your iTunes or library files. http://cabrio-os.en.softonic.com/mac

 

Q (KJU) – Qemu – CPU Emulator for Mac

Q (KJU) / Qemu:

I get quite a few e-mails asking about an emulator that will work on PowerPC.  This is something that I didn’t have to use so far but I did receive quite a few referrals from readers recommending an application called Q (KJU).

Run: Windows/Linux/Etc.

* Q (KJU) (Free) Emulator that is PowerPC friendly – http://www.kju-app.org

I found this link very helpful with step by step in how to instal it: http://maemovmware.garage.maemo.org/2nd_edition/installation_qemu.html#Installing_QEMU_on_Mac

Download: http://wiki.qemu.org/Download

Tooble Dowload Youtube Videos

Summer time is a very difficult time to blog for the MacPowerPC team because of our day jobs.  It’s our busiest time of year and admittedly it’s difficult to find the time to release quality posts.  I wanted to let everyone know that even during our hiatus, we have still been searching and saving material for later updates, on a regular basis.  Now that fall is settling in, we have time to get back on track for our weekly updates…and have we got a LOT to catch up on!

* Tooble 2.8 – (Free) – PowerPC Tiger/Leopard.  It’s an easy way to quickly download videos from YouTube, convert them and import to iTunes to watch on your iPod or AppleTV.

I’m sorry guys for the misunderstanding, the right version that is compatible with PowerPC is Tooble 2.7.9.  Download here: http://cl.ly/RSL2

I would like to thank you to Bjornels for sharing the link with us.  The version that he found also works on PowerPC – http://tooble.en.softonic.com/mac

 

Islands Mini-Golf

Islands Mini-Golf Add-On 1 (Free) PowerPC 10.1 or later.

Web – http://www.danlabgames.com/index.php?rub=add-on1

Seeing as how we can do everything else…why not play a bit of Golf from the comfort of your PowerPC and enjoy few hours without having to worry about waking up early for work tomorrow! This is an expansion pack that adds a new Egyptian theme with 18 new holes to your Islands Mini-Golf.  The full version of this game can be download here: Island Mini Golf.  If you guys are wondering the game is totally Free – (Of Course! We from Mac PowerPC don’t have the luxury to spend money!!).  Enjoy your hole in one with Islands Mini-Golf!

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IceClean PowerPC

I follow a very nice Facebook Page called: Mac OS X Tiger PPC and they post useful material that I felt obliged to share with you here.

They basically show that we have printer drivers installed that we don’t use, which can be found in Hard Drive/Library/Printers.  Carefully remove the folders for printers that you don’t use and you will likely save over 1GB of hard drive space!

A second tip to maximize your system is an application called IceClean, which is a powerful system maintenance and optimization tool using UNIX built-in System.

* IceClean 3.4.8 – PowerPC friendly – 10.4 (Tiger) / 10.5 (Leopard) – Powerful and simple – http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html

AvidemuX – Movie Editor (Free)

I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications.  Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer.  Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!

A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies.  Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic!  In my travels, I’ve  come across a great program called Avidemux.

* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later.  It’s free open source and multi-platform software.  The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.

Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.5.3/

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VLC a PowerPC Friend

In a past post I listed VLC with a bunch of other audio players but I mentioned that it was a great movie player as well.  At that time I was using VLC as a good resource for my music media.  Recently I noticed that it got an update and this post here is to make sure that you will update this very PowerPC friendly application.  Can you believe that they’re still looking out for us after all these years?  This is Awesome so let’s show some PowerPC love to VLC when you play your music or videos.

VLC 2.0.8 (Free) – PowerPC 10.5 – http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

Source FairerPlatform – http://fairerplatform.com/2013/06/vlc-for-mac-2-0-7-audio-codec-fixes-powerpc-love-more/

Back with Frets on Fire

Let’s get back on track, now MacPowerPC is running an application test on an iBook G4 (1.07GHz + 1.25GB Ram) and that my dear readers is quite good!  I will still be looking for something more power like PowerMac G5 (dual) with 4GB Ram but this is a search for the future, and all the document processing we are doing on a PowerBook G3 (Pismo – 400MHz + 320MB Ram) Running 10.3.9.  We decide to share the work because some applications ask to save your work for you, but sometimes others just restart automatically and if you are typing the material you lose it.  Anyways…

We all know about Guitar Hero, so I would like to share an incredibly funny game that runs on our favorite processor.

* Frets On Fire – 1.3.110 (Free) – PowerPC 10.4 or later.  It’s really fun to play this cross platform game.  It’s like playing Guitar Hero on your PowerPC.  Don’t waste your time, download now and start having fun! – http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/

Image / Photo Editing PowerPC

In my opinion, its the most classic of the classics and it’s probably the most famous Image / Photo Editing application for Mac platform.  This application is supposed to come installed in every single Mac computer (in my opinion) but for some reason Apple didn’t think to add this application to their platform.  Microsoft is still delivering windows with Paint and most people need something that is a very friendly interface, easy to use and capable of atleast basic image / photo editing…and this is what GIMP is all about.

GIMP 2.8.4 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 / Leopard 10.5.7+.  (They provide support for those Intel felines as well. http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html

I also wanted to make mention of a few other applications, including:

Seashore 0.5.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 or later.  Also a great option of open source for Image editors. – http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html

iPaint 1.9 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5 – Based on famous Paintbrush – http://ipaint.sourceforge.net/

Paintbrush 2.1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Talking about classics, this is a simple paint program similar to Microsoft Paint and MacPaint. – http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/

Vanilla 3.0 1 .0 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Simple drawing application inspired by Paintbrush. – http://sourceforge.net/projects/vanilladraw/

Acorn 1.5.4 (Demo) PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4 / Leopard 10.5. – Bitmap Image Editor. http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/

FMenu Facebook Notification on PowerPC

This is very interesting tool to make your PowerPC a little more active for Social Media.

FMenu works together with Growl, pushing notifications on Facebook events, messages, pokes, wall posts, photo comments, etc straight from your menu bar.

FMenu 3.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.5/10.4 (Leopard / Tiger) – https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23967/fmenu