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Wish I were... V2.0 - Author: Martin Blitz

The "Wish I were..." control panel provides a method for a system to identify its hardware as another hardware type, via the Gestalt "mach" selector.

The reason for creating this control panel was to assist individuals who install clock chippers, especially to Power Macs.  Some applications (for example MachTen) use the response from the Gestalt "mach" selector to determine a Macintosh's hardware type, and thus perform run-time configuration.  Clock chipped machines may respond with a value that does not correspond to an existing machine (for example, a clock chipped PowerMac 6100 response as a 6100/80), and some applications may be confused.
This utility can be used to force Gestalt to respond with an acceptable value, and thus the application will function correctly.


Drop the "Wish I Were..." control panel and " Wish I were..." extension into the System Folder, open the control panel, select the machine you want to be, and restart.

Terms and conditions:

This control panel is FreeWare.  It may be freely distributed (with this README file),
except as stated below.  It would be nice to know the extent to which this control
panel propagates, so I would appreciate EMAIL or a postcard, a free vacation, a car, etc.
It's not required, but it would be nice.
o  This control panel cannot be charged for or redistributed as part of a commercial
  product without permission from the author.

o  It may be included in Shareware/Freeware collections, and distributed as such.
  I would appreciate copy of such distributions, such as CDROMs.

Author's address:


Snail Mail:

Martin Blitz
37 Calumet Ave.
Worcester, MA   01606

Revision history:

V1.0, 27-Feb-1995, Martin Blitz
-  Original release
V1.1, 9-Mar-1995, Martin Blitz
-  Fixed a typo which prevented proper initialization.
V2.0, 14-Jan-1996, Martin Blitz
-  Changed name from "Who am I?" to "Wish I were..."
-  Split from one control panel to a seperate control panel and extension
-  Store gestalt information in preference file