Rosemary Software Archive

This is an archive of stuff pulled from before it went down. Currently it's (almost) exactly as it existed on kelp, no better, no worse. An invaluable resource for new DataRover owners.

This page is provided to support Magic Cap 3.1 users. Here you can find games, hardware drivers for PC cards, and other maybe interesting stuff.

All packages available here are MIPs, US, Release, built 98.09.09. on Irix from controlled sources (unless otherwise noted). That means they run on the DataRover. These are made available as a courtesy, so use at your own risk.

Game Packages

Kind of interesting, and fun too!

Connectivity Packages

Options for wireline and wireless communications.

The Dvorak Keyboard

For those who recognize that 'this is the way we've always done it' isn't always good enough. Get it here risk free!

Web Browser

Yes, the very package you are probably using this moment, plus the newest version which supportsd JavaScript.

Internet Relay Chat

For those of you who must have it, please use this version and none other. Built 98.05.13.


Stuff to do stuff.

  • MC 1.x data translator for bringing your namecards etc., forward to MC 3.1.

    The translation package is NOT supported. It is provided here, on request, by and for the few, the brave, the initiated who know enough to back up BEFORE they use something like this.

    At this time we make no representation about how well or what data types it will translate. But if you use it we would be interested to hear of how it did and did not work and for you, so we can make it work better.

    To use the translator package, insert a MC 1.x PC card with data on it, AFTER this package is installed.

PC Connectivity

Windows PC connectivity application (requires special cable).

ROM Image

These are ROM images which can be downloaded to a flash ROM DataRover 840. You will need the Software Developer's Kit and a special serial cable to download them.

ROM Flasher Card Image

This image, when put on a 8MB linear flash card (not ATA) will re-flash a DataRover 840 that has flash ROM (sometimes called "840F"). You must use a tool like Memory Card Explorer to load this image on your card, then refer to this article for how to use it.

Recent entries in
Magic Cap:
Motorola Envoy (May 23)
DataRover 840F ROM Flashing Card (Apr 04)


When I was Beta Testing the 840, I received a new firmware build in the mail on an 8 meg Flash Rom card, with instructions on how to load it, which I accomplished successfully. (I sent it back, as instructed.) How were these cards prepared? Could someone with a PC and a card slot make one up and reflash the 840 through it's PC Card slot as we did in Beta?

The cards had a small header on them which gave the boot monitor enough info to start a firmware flash. It would be possible to make another one with a little bit of help from the source code. I need to unpack my SGI box to dig that up.

I also know who has those cards, but so far I've been unsuccessful at convincing him to mail them to me.

UPDATE: see here:

This is a great resource. I've had a MagicLink PIC-1000 for a long time, and recently got a DataRover. Not as much style as the PIC-1000, but a lot better to use. I downloaded and installed the web browser and wavelan driver packages, but I can't figure out how set-up internet access via LAN as opposed to Dial-up. Is it possible to browse the internet using a NIC or wavelan card? Thanks again, this site is the one really great magiccap resource anywhere


You'll want to go to the Internet Center in Downtown, select your ISP, and add data links (or whatever they're called, 3rd tab) for your WaveLAN or Ethernet card. These are associated with locations which you can configure in the phone (5th tab). For the complete scoop, check out the user's guide here:

And the mailing list is also a great resource:

Best regards,


is there a chance to get the CujoTerm package? I have'nt found it anywhere and I need a simple Terminal application on my DataRover.

Thank you very much in advance,


I know that I talked to you eons ago, Josh, but I have a new question and I am wondering if you know of any place or anyone who might have a copy of the macintosh magic link software. I am trying to get files transferred from a Sony ML 2000 to a duo 270 running OS 7.6.1. It's all old outdated tech, but I love the virtual keyboard on the 2000.

I found some files for MC which have the file name of .cap. If I can find a datarover will they work?
I have looked for a version which would work on windows with not a trace. Out of curiosity did it work on me or 98?


Stupid question. Just got the datarover and transferred the files after various efforts. I've got the keyboard file in the storeroom but how do I get it to work? If anyone has managed to get the various stamps translated to 3.1 using the translator program I would appreciate if they could point somewhere I could download them.


Hi. The Rosemary links all appear broken. Any chance they'll work again? Thanks!

This DataRover 840 would be great for use on Ham Radio PSK31 mode. Has anyone tried to do that with it yet? Basicaly puts sound in and out of the sound port and prints the ascii character onto the screen. It would be excellent for use in a portable ham station. Any ideas how to do that?

Hm, my device says it's using OS 3.1.2k. Is that newer than the 3.1.2j you have here? Or does this imply I have a non-flash unit or something?

Where can I source the MagicBus interface cable for the Datarover840?

Anyone have a pin out for the AC power cord?
I bought a 840 today and want to get AC for it and see if the thing works.
Anyone send me a photo of the male plug of the AC wart, or know its polarity ( center +, outside of plug - ? )
Thank you.

Anyone have a pin out for the AC power cord?
I bought a 840 today and want to get AC for it and see if the thing works.
Anyone send me a photo of the male plug of the AC wart, or know its polarity ( center +, outside of plug - ? )
Thank you.

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