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TabletMagic is an open source driver that allows Mac OS X to communicate with older model Wacom tablets with a serial interface and TabletPC digitizers.

Supported tablets include the UD, UD-II, ArtPad, and ArtPad-II (ArtZ-II) models. This is an ongoing open source project to bring full support for all serial Wacoms. See the accompanying documentation in the download for details. Source Code is available.
What's New
Version 2.0b20:
  • Fixed an issue with double-click mapping
  • Signed the preference pane and helper binaries
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Mac0852 reviewed on 11 Dec 2006
Version 2.07b works superbly on my Intel macpro with my old UD 12 tablet and keyspan USB to serial adapter, I even wrote this review using Inkwell! The software still lacks some features ofered by the Wacom softwarer and required a little adjustment of the settings beffore I was happy, but this is still beta software and as such works extremely well. Aftcr upgrading I had a problem with the deamon hanging but restarting appears to have fixed this. Considering Wacom's lack of support for non USB tablets, this is a godsend.
[Version 2.0b7]


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sindbad the seafarer reviewed on 17 May 2006
the TM 2.x series is a great step ahead !

again i'm very grateful for all the efforts the developer has been and will be (see todo list) putting into this ongoing project.
it's a very good result we are presented with in vs. 2.ob1, for the lazy ones it even suffices to accept the automatic tablet detection setting !

thousand thanks to Scott Lahteine !
[Version 2.0b1]


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sindbad the seafarer commented on 09 Apr 2006
big praise to the developer, Scott Lahteine !!!

this latest intermediate release 1.0b8 (as i understand it) brings tablet control back to Tiger (10.4.6).
just open and quit the application, no settings, the daemon gets triggered and the tablet is accessible even on both of my monitors.
Scott, thanks a lot(t) ;-)
[Version 1.0b8]


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Zhmmmy reviewed on 28 Mar 2005
I look forward to the full development of TabletMagic. The program seems to me to be about 60% complete.

At least it is able to see my Wacom UD1212R and I was actually able to move the cursor around, albeit very unpredictably. However, I was not able to utilize it as an actual tool.

I was going to sell my tablet on eBay, but now I think I will wait awhile longer to see if more progress is made. I hope the author is not on an extended vacation because I really miss using the Wacom.

The panel where you set your tablet and monitor sizes does not work properly. There is no way to set the pressure, speed or resolution for the stylus, even though there are panels for such things.

I would be happy to pay a shareware price for this software if it worked properly. I wish Apple would get their heads out of their "dark place" and help people develop programs that benefit their customers.

Zhmmy
[Version 1.0b7]

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Anonymous commented on 31 Mar 2005
Just about at the point where buying a new tablet is the decision to make. Last piece needed to complete OS X upgrade.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jan 2005
I'll hold off selling my old Artpad II on eBay if it looks like there will be support for the tablet and my iMate USB-ADB adapter in OS 10.3 with this software.

So, another request for ADB/iMate support real soon, please!!
[Version 1.0b7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
Looks very nice, but please please please implement ADB support!
/me gets on his knees and begs for ADB support

Please?
[Version 1.0b7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Oct 2004
So near, it seems tom make it work in OS X 10.3.5...

Have a Intious A3 tablet. GD-1212-R.

Experiences with TabletMagic 1.0b7.:

1. Contact with the tablet: identifies "GD-1212-R00 Version 1.2-7".

Don't know how to setup the parameters???...

"WACOM IV" seems to give pressure data.
"WACOM II-S" seems to give correct feedback on the event.

All speeds seems to work.

But, the Daemon seems to crasch/not launch when I quit TabletMagic.
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have Mac OS X 10.3.5. all patches.
In companion with a Keyspan USA-28X.

(The same hardware works perfectly in OS9.2.2 with the latest Wacom drivers.)

Any hints?
What to expect with this tablet model (GD)?
[Version 1.0b7]

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karmenrose replied on 05 Nov 2004
Hi, are you suggesting you have it working well on OS 10 (Mac?) or it works somewhat? I haven't downloaded it yet as I hesitate to put it on my new G5 if it's buggy.
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TAPH2O replied on 17 Nov 2011
I also Have a gd1212r but can't get it to work, Tablet is recognized but no functions in the setup and the testing portion doesn't work. Nor does the pen
IMac 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Dou
10.6.8
gd 1212 R00 V1.2(INTOUS)
Keyspan USA-28XB Ver@.6
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Oct 2004
oh lord please by god add support for the intuous gd series!
[Version 1.0b7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2004
If you can produce an ADB support for ArtZ II tablet on Mac OS 10.3 or above w/ the iMate... You'd be a GOD!

My tablet that was one year old when Wacom Fultered on us all, has been in storage for 4 years now. Would love to use it again someday.

Thank you.
[Version 1.0b6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Aug 2004
this looks great. are they continuing to work on ADB? any time guesstimate?

PLEASE PLEASE
[Version 1.0b6]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Aug 2004
it never occurred to you to contact the only reliable source of such info, the developer?

slurslee@users.sourceforge.net
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ltn had trouble on 13 Nov 2008
doesnt work with ctf-420? or m i doing it wrong? It doesnt detect a tablet!!
[Version 2.0b15]



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[Version 2.0b20]


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TabletMagic is an open source driver that allows Mac OS X to communicate with older model Wacom tablets with a serial interface and TabletPC digitizers.

Supported tablets include the UD, UD-II, ArtPad, and ArtPad-II (ArtZ-II) models. This is an ongoing open source project to bring full support for all serial Wacoms. See the accompanying documentation in the download for details. Source Code is available.


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