Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:47:22


Despite switching to DOSBox and VMware's Fusion with WinXP to handle my
classic *** needs, there are still a bunch of classic MacOS games I'm
desperate to run on my Intel Mac.

I've tried and failed to get Ballisk and SheepShaver running. Mini vMac
runs but has a *** , *** habbit of corrupting disk images opened in
both it and OSX.

*sigh*

Has anyone had any sucess? Why is classic Mac emulation so way behind
other emulation efforts? With Amiga emulation running it's surprising
classic Mac emulation is so far behind :-(

TIA,
Jamie Kahn Genet
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by Bo Lindber » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:12:47

In article <1ir0ubk.1do5ism18148vsN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


Opened by both _at the same time_? That spells "inevitable corruption".


/Bo Lindbergh

 
 
 

Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by Jolly Roge » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:23:52

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SheepShaver runs okay here on my Mac Pro. How did it fail for you?


Probably because not many people care, unfortunately!

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Post by ZnU » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:24:22

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It's probably so far behind because it wasn't that necessary until the
Intel switch. OS 9 in Classic still ran a lot of old Mac games even on
the last PPC systems Apple ever made.

The requirement for emulators to use old Mac ROMs introduces tricky
legal issues as well. While these same issues exist in theory for other
old platforms, they tend not to exist in practice because when compared
with Apple, the companies with rights to the intellectual property
involved with other vintage computers are rather more... dead.

(Hmm, your post caused me to go take a look at some of this stuff. I
find it rather amusing that I can download System 7 -- the system that
came on my first Mac, a Quadra 660AV -- in about five seconds. Wonder if
I'll be able to download Leopard in five seconds in another 15 years.
That would require consumer Internet speeds to be about 1000x faster.
And would require rather faster local storage as well, obviously.)

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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 18:05:14


No, course not.
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 18:05:16


SS and Basilisk crashed at various resolutions and upon running most old
games I wished to run, e.g MOO2 which I have now bought for the PC and
run in DOSBox. But I wish I could still run Mac only games like
Ambrosia's Harry the Handsome Executive.

May I ask how you got SS to run well? What ROM/MacOS version? What
software do you commonly run?


I suppose :-(
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by Tom Stille » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 21:01:48

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Try < http://www.yqcomputer.com/ %201.1.zip>. It's an implementation
that supports shared folders between OS 9 and Mac OS.

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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by Jolly Roge » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 23:53:48

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Ok so SheepShaver did run. You just couldn't get specific games working
in it. There's a big difference between the two!


I just set it up with 1024x768 running a ROM from my PowerMac G3 and Mac
OS 9.01. I have to admit I haven't tried running any games in it.


This one:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;


To be honest, nothing anymore. I still have it installed, but haven't
booted it up in months. But I did use it to run Adobe FrameMaker for
hours on end. It did crash occasionally, but I was able to get work
done, which is the main thing.

I think you're probably going to have more problems with games than you
would with other types of applications, because game developers
routinely cut corners in classic Mac OS to get better performance or do
things in ways Apple's APIs don't support directly.

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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:36:03


I'll give it a go, thanks.
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:36:05


Booting sucessfully is one thing. Running an app without crashing is
another.


Yeah, sadly that's when it all fell apart for me.


Cheers JR, I'll give them a go! :-)


I guess. Well, I'll give your ROMs a go and hope they work out better
for me.

Cheers,
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Sat, 20 Dec 2008 19:59:41


Nope, it's broken - I get < http://www.yqcomputer.com/
image=picture94tm3.png> no matter how many times I run Disk Utility on
the image. DU finds no errors BTW. I'm surprised this was never tested
before release.
 
 
 

Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by M-M » Sun, 21 Dec 2008 03:53:14

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Yes, I have Sheepshaver running fine. It runs Pro Pinball better than
Classic- no hiccups at all.

It boots OS9 quickly and connects to my OSX folders.

Only thing my laptop fan runs constantly so I fear it may be heating up
the processor too much.

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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Sun, 21 Dec 2008 07:05:51


Huh - it couldn't run Ambrosia's Harry the Handsome Executive without
major stuttering on my 2.8GHz Intel 24" iMac. How are you getting such
good performance? As for classic - it was much better than SS - of
course that was on PPC Macs.
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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by M-M » Sun, 21 Dec 2008 13:38:03

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In the SS GUI, go to the "Graphics/Sound" tab and change the refresh
rate to 60 Hz.

I'll bet that fixes it.


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Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

Post by jamiek » Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:24:51


Afraid not. It still stutters badly and can't even play Harry's music
smoothly which I guess shouldn't surprise me given SS uses 20% of my CPU
just doping nothing. If that's what it takes to run the clock in System
7.5's menubar I don't think games are realistic for me :-( What machine
are you running SS on?
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