Currently recommended SheepShaver build for Mac OS X:15 July 2012 build
For PPC and Intel Mac, OSX 10.4 (Tiger) through OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
(After six years now finally with a new 2.4 version number.)
(The SheepShaver application in the download is identical to the earlier presented July 15, 2012 test build
.)Download: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepsha ... 120715.zipInstallation and setup
If you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application.
If you set up SheepShaver for the first time, you will also need a compatible ROM file and a retail MacOS install CD (or a install CD disk image).
For other than US English keyboard layouts the included keycodes file is needed.
A first install on Intel machines will run in 32-bit mode by default. In Snow Leopard on 64-bit capable machines and in Lion and later, it can be set to run in 64-bit mode by unchecking "Open in 32-bit mode" in Finder Get Info panel.
The included SheepShaver Scripts can be used to delete the prefs and nvram files to be able to start a new setup from scratch.Setup manual
See the setup manual for more information: http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/she ... os_x_setupSelf contained SheepShaver virtual machines
This build supports self contained SheepShaver virtual machine bundles with extension .sheepvm. The manual does not yet contain information about how to setup and use the virtual machines. You can read about the virtual machines and about the development of the related SheepShaverLauncher in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=5754SheepShaverPrefs
When you cannot access SheepShaver preferences (when running SheepShaver in full-screen mode or if SheepShaver crashes before you can access the built-in preferences editor), you can use this stand-alone preferences editor: http://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver/ ... rPrefs.zipImprovements since February 11, 2012 build
- Gamma fix that allows running Ferazel's Wand and some other games.
- When SheepShaver is not using CD-ROMs (CD-ROM driver disabled in preferences), SheepShaver will no longer prevent ejecting CD-ROMs in the OSX host.
- More reliable mounting and unmounting CD-ROMs while SheepShaver is running. (Not in Mountain Lion, see known issue below.)
- Accidental mounting of disk images at the same time in SheepShaver and OSX is prevented.
- Copy and paste formatted text both ways between guest MacOS and host OSX in 64-bit mode. (Tested with SimpleText and Tex-Edit Plus in MacOS and with TextEdit in OSX. It may work with more applications.)
- Copy and paste images now also in 64-bit mode, both ways between guest MacOS and host OSX.Known issues
- On PPC machines:
Like previous builds, very CPU hungry.
Do not set refresh rate in SheepShaver preferences higher than 30Hz.
Is reported to be unstable on some PPC configurations. The older 25 October 2009 build is generally more stable on PPC:http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepsha ... 091025.zip
(On PPC that build will present at launch an “unexpectedly quit” message that can simply be dismissed and ignored.)
- On Intel machines:
After minimizing or hiding the SheepShaver window and again bringing it back in view, colors in the window will not be displayed correctly. It can be resolved by forcing the emulator to redraw its screen by changing (and changing back) the color depth setting in Monitors control panel or from the color depth control strip tile.
If you find this issue very disturbing, you can use the older 25 October 2009 build:http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepsha ... 091025.zip
- In full-screen mode in 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard:
Serious cursor problems with clicking in the menu bar in full-screen mode.
Use SheepShaver in 32-bit mode if you want to use it full-screen.
- Mountain Lion:
Mountain Lion prevents mounting of physical CD-ROMs in SheepShaver. CD disk image still work fine, though. See 'Known Issues' setup manual for more information and workaround.