Wacom Tablets and OS X?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Healthy Stealthy ;, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. I have a Wacon Tablet that is around six years old. Will the older os
    9 versions of the Wacom tablets work on the new OS X Macs? Or should
    I buy a new one?
    Healthy Stealthy ;, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. Mine works with Panther. If I remember correctly, I had to download and
    install a new driver.
    Jeff 'The Wizard of Draws' Bucchino

    "Cartoons with a Touch of Magic"
    Wizard of Draws, Jan 12, 2004
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  3. Healthy Stealthy ;

    Jack B Guest

    I use an old Intuos on a G4 tower, 10.2.8; and an old Graphire on a G4
    PowerBook. They work just as well under OS X, Classic, and booted into
    Jack B, Jan 12, 2004
  4. Healthy Stealthy ;

    Tom Nelson Guest

    The very old tablets with ADB connections will NOT work. But any USB
    Wacom will work fine. You'll need an OS X driver o'course.
    Tom Nelson, Jan 12, 2004
  5. Healthy Stealthy ;

    Steve Moody Guest

    Six years old? If it is ADB or serial, you might be out of luck.
    The serial and ADB tablets will not work on a modern Mac even if you
    use a USB to serial/ADB adapter.

    Some G3 and G4 Macs can be upgraded by adding a serial port. The "G
    port", it is called. Darn if I can remember the name of the company
    that makes it. I had put one in my B&W G3 some time before I sold it.
    Never got around to installed OS X drivers for the port since I no
    longer had a use for it after moving to a cable modem.

    Another serial option is the Stealth Port, which you can get at
    geethree.com. <http://GeeThree.com/stealth/stealth.html>

    These products for adding a serial port to a Mac take the place of
    the interanl modem, which traditionally, is a serial device. If you
    have a mirror drive G4, looking at the modem in the System Profiler
    will show you that the modem is a USB modem - interanl USB, that is, so
    a serial port added to take it's place will be a USB to serial adapter,
    and the Wacom tablet will not work.

    If you have a G3 (biege or B&W), it might work with an ADB tablet,
    since those have ADB ports.
    Steve Moody, Jan 13, 2004
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