New (July 15, 2012) SheepShaver MacOSX build for testing
In the past months improvements were made by several contributors. Here is the current result in a new build for testing. To make sure that SheepShaver will continue to work on future OSX versions, efforts are gradually moving towards improvements in 64-bit on Intel.
This build should work on any MacOSX version on PPC or Intel, from 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). It has not yet been extensively tested on all possible configurations. Observations are welcome.
This build now carries a 2.4 version number.Download: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepsha ... 5_test.zipSome of the improvements since the 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.
- Accidental mounting of disk images at the same time in SheepShaver and OSX is prevented.
- Copy and paste text both ways between guest MacOS and host OSX is now also possible in 64-bit mode. More: In 64-bit mode you can copy and paste formatted text both ways. This is tested with SimpleText and Tex-Edit Plus in MacOS and with TextEdit in OSX. It may work with more applications.Some of the improvements since the July 1, 2012 test build:
- Copy and paste images is now possible in 64-bit mode between guest MacOS and host OSX both ways.Some remaining issues:
- On Intel: Disturbing partial color shifts after clicking anywhere in SheepShaver window after the window has been minimized or hidden and brought back in view. (The discoloration can be solved by changing and changing back the color depth in Monitors control panel or from the color depth control strip tile.)
- Only when running SheepShaver in full-screen mode in 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard: Serious cursor problems that necessitate a force-quit of SheepShaver.Note:
Because of the issue with full-screen mode in 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard, this version is still set to run by default in 32-bit mode. To profit from the improvements in 64-bit mode it needs to be set to run in 64-bit mode (uncheck "Open in 32-bit mode" in Finder Get Info panel).