Re: Nikon D1X Macintosh Software Nightmare
I have rarely gotten any Nikon digital camera software to work reliably on any Mac.... G3's with PCI FireWire card, G3 PowerBook with Firewire PCMCIA card, G4 with native Firewire Card, even after disabling the infamous Quicktime DVD extension. System 8.6, 9.0, 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.2.....
In fact, installing Nikon software is generally an invitation to a System Disaster. Make a back-up of your system folder before polluting the original with the Nikon stuff -- you can always make the "old"system the active one, instead of weeding out all the Nikon extensions .... after you discover that they mess up your whole system. Don't worry... you'll find out!
Incidentally, the "late August version" of Capture, which just arrived (and which is just as unstable as all Nikon Mac digital camera softare), contained a notice that there was *still* a Mac bug. There was a postcard that you had to fill out and mail back to get the fix "when it is ready."
It's maddening enough that the software we waitied so long for still has an acknowledged bug. But it's even more maddening that we will not get the fix automatically, but have to send off a #$@! postcard listing the product serial number, etc.
I have simply thrown in the towel on all Nikon Mac software (except their scanner stuff, which appears reasonably stable). I'll wait for MacBibble to come out with its "tethered" vesion for the D1.