Appletalk for SheepShaver/BasiliskII for Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-bit)

NOTE: We discourage using the method described below and use of the driver mentioned on modern Windows systems.
The driver is not maintained and not signed. This guide is only still here for reference.
Please consult our current guide here: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sheepshaver_setup

This guide uses these network settings in the Windows host (the settings have to be adjusted for your situation):

Subnet mask:

Preliminary advice: Start with a clean installation of Mac 9.0.4 in SheepShaver for Windows.

A word of caution: SheepShaver’s networking is a bit unstable, especially when starting up and there is network traffic on your local area connection. It can occur you need to start SheepShaver several times with this configuration to get to the desktop. You can try to unplug your network cable just before starting SheepShaver and re-plug it just after it starts showing the boot progress bar.

Installing the Basilisk II Ethernet Driver in Windows

Open the Local Area Connection Properties page.

Click the button “Install.”

Select “Protocol” and click the button “Add.”

Click “Have disk” (don’t be fooled by the screen shot, it reflects my situation in which the protocol had already been installed before ;-) ).

Click the button “Browse.”

Navigate to where your SheepShaver install is located, open the Ethernet Drivers folder, open the Win2K folder and select the B2win2k.inf file:

Click the button “Open.”

The result is shown below:

Click the button “OK.”

The protocol driver name is shown:

Click the button “OK”.

The Local Area Connection properties page reflects the newly installed protocol:

Now RESTART Windows!

Back in windows, start the SheepShaverGUI and set it to use the Local Area Connection in which you installed the Basilisk II Ethernet driver:

Click the button “Start”

Settings in Mac OS

By default, Mac OS activates Appletalk over Ethernet. Go to Control Panels/Appletalk to check the setting:

Close the panel when the setting is OK, otherwise select Ethernet at “Connect via” and close the panel. Save the changes when asked to do so.

Mac OS also sets the TCP/IP settings to automatically get an IP address through DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). As we don’t want this, we have to adjust the TCP/IP settings:

Open the TCP/IP Control Panel :

-Choose Connect via to be “Ethernet” -Set Configure to be “Manually”

Using your own network numbering scheme, you:

-Enter a free IP-Address in the normal address range of your network.
-Set the “Subnet mask” as shown.
-Set the “Router address” to the router address your host computer uses.
-Set the “Name server addr” to the name server(s) your host computer uses

Close the panel and save changes when asked to do so.


In the Mac OS Chooser:

You can now connect to other machines talking Appletalk on your network. In the example above you see my Powermac 4400 showing up as file server when AppleShare is selected. You also see my networked printer showing up under the Laserwriter 8 driver.

appletalk_for_sheepshaver_windows.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/26 08:22