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by Jorpho
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Escape Velocity in OS 9.0.4
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Escape Velocity in OS 9.0.4

As Escape Velocity is a 68k game, it may be preferable to use Basilisk instead. I've got the first running, but each time I create a pilot, the pilot file is created, but as I play it's not updated, meaning I restart the game from scratch after a quit. How did you install the game? Did you copy the ...
by Jorpho
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Unarchiver and Mini vMac
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: Unarchiver and Mini vMac

I had hoped that with the sources of HFV Explorer becoming available, some sort of integration with The Unarchiver would be feasible, thus obliterating the need for Expander forever. Maybe some day. I also reckon something for mashing together all 14 parts of System 7.5.3 would be nice, but I guess ...
by Jorpho
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: An emulator focusing on accurate Mac emulation?
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: An emulator focusing on accurate Mac emulation?

I often used to say that the lack of a free open-source BIOS and viable alternative to MacOS held back development efforts – but these days it seems like that doesn't really matter anymore. There are already emulators for old PCs and NeXT that emphasis on accuracy. Are you thinking of Bochs? Because...
by Jorpho
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Help me choose the best emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Help me choose the best emulator

blarg wrote:All of his business records were created on his old mac using a program called Filemaker II.
It might be worth pointing out that Filemaker is enormously popular and it may be worth looking into whether versions that can run natively in Windows 10 can still open those business records.
by Jorpho
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Executor - How to install apps and games
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: Executor - How to install apps and games

Stuffit expander just opens and closes whenever I try to extract anything. What version of Stuffit Expander are you using? I seem to recall it was originally distributed with a version of Expander, but my mind is fuzzy on the subject. It might only work with 4.x, which of course would not be able t...
by Jorpho
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Can't replace "QuickTime," it's in use
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Can't replace "QuickTime," it's in use

You know you can play Marathon on any Windows PC using Aleph One, right? It should be much, much easier than emulation.
https://alephone.lhowon.org/

Anyway, if you hold down Shift while the emulated Macintosh boots up, it will boot with extensions off.
by Jorpho
Tue May 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Replacing the forum software?
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Replacing the forum software?

By all accounts phpBB is apparently riddled with security vulnerabilities. This might be the last phpBB board I visit semi-regularly.

Have there been any thoughts on switching to something else?
by Jorpho
Wed May 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Emulator Consultant needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: Emulator Consultant needed

As I mentioned in your other thread, I would advise you to further investigate hardware problems before tearing your hair out looking for a software problem. See for instance https://superuser.com/questions/682984/usb-to-serial-rs232-adapter-with-full-handshake-flowcontrol-support . See also https:/...
by Jorpho
Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: How to extract data from a physical Mac
Replies: 28
Views: 4010

Re: How to extract data from a physical Mac

craigers01 wrote:My windows host has an USB->RS232 cable attached.
I don't think I would trust one of those. You might be better off looking for some kind of PCI I/O card that works with your version of Windows, or possibly a PCMCIA serial card if you're using a laptop.
by Jorpho
Tue May 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Installing Classic Mac implementation of BBC BASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: Installing Classic Mac implementation of BBC BASIC

I have been able to unpack the archive on MacOS (with both unzip and with ditto). But the unpacked files don't look right; there is a "BBC BASIC" file but it is short - at 256 bytes, too short to be the interpreter. FYI: the 256-byte file is the "data fork" of the application. The "resource fork" i...
by Jorpho
Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Escape Velocity Override Remaster KickStarter
Replies: 21
Views: 3231

Re: Escape Velocity Override Remaster KickStarter

After all these years it's nice to finally see something happening with this game again. I might just chip in.
by Jorpho
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can you identify this game?
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Re: Can you identify this game?

You're not thinking of Taskmaker, are you? (Good ol' Taskmaker.)
by Jorpho
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Compiling Basilisk II on x86-64 with Fedora 31
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: Compiling Basilisk II on x86-64 with Fedora 31

"You lose". What a jolly little message.

I'm not sure what you've Googled, but https://github.com/cebix/macemu/issues/168 suggests you need to disable the JIT compiler on 64-bit machines.
by Jorpho
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Emulators that don't require a mass of
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Re: Emulators that don't require a mass of

(sheepshaver's guide makes frequent references to mac OS installation disks, but doesn't mention if we are talking the desired OS you want, or the one specified for your laptop if you're running OSX.) A large amount of prior knowledge or programs are also necessary, such as toast ($80) to make a .t...
by Jorpho
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: calculating problem with may 2019 BII
Replies: 25
Views: 6235

Re: calculating problem with may 2019 BII

I didn't know this was a thing. Would the SoftFPU extension be an option? (Googling around, I can't seem to find if it's available for download anywhere.)
by Jorpho
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Cannot install game: error opening QuickTime
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

Re: Cannot install game: error opening QuickTime

There never was a CD icon on my MacOS desktop when I double-clicked the game installer, so I am unsure how to get the CD icon to appear. I'm sure I'm making an inane mistake, but I've tried everything I can think of to adhere to your response and have reached a dead end. As has been stated: Just ke...
by Jorpho
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Game "Vikings" crashes SheepShaver on start
Replies: 9
Views: 2238

Re: Game "Vikings" crashes SheepShaver on start

OR, if I should try to get a bootable ISO of MacOS7... I'm not sure such a thing exists – or at least, not for Sheepshaver. I applaud your tenacity! May I suggest BoxedWine? http://www.boxedwine.org/ I have heard about Wine, not sure what's BoxedWine. Yes, that's why I provided the link. :???: As f...
by Jorpho
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Game "Vikings" crashes SheepShaver on start
Replies: 9
Views: 2238

Re: Game "Vikings" crashes SheepShaver on start

(The game is a bitch that uses 16bit installer and a quicktime. Running on Win10? Forget it. Emulated WinXP under VirtualBox? It starts, but doesn't show any videos and claims there is no CD in the drive. Emulating under Windows 98SE and 95 is extremely slow and the sound stutters a lot. I have tri...
by Jorpho
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepSaver very slow
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Re: SheepSaver very slow

Have you tried using Basilisk II instead? Hypercard ought to run fine under Mac OS 7.5.x or 8.1.

Alternatively, have you tried running Sheepshaver or Basilisk II on your Windows server?
by Jorpho
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ambrosia's website is gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Re: Ambrosia's website is gone?

Maelstrom is also open source. So is Aquaria, but that was never an Ambrosia exclusive so it hardly seems worth mentioning. (Same goes for the ports of Introversion's games.)
by Jorpho
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ambrosia's website is gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Ambrosia's website is gone?

Commentary on today's XKCD has led me to learn that, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia_Software , Ambrosia's website apparently vanished last month – though as some have noted, it ceased to be properly functional for the purposes of software registration some time ago. What could the fut...
by Jorpho
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver & Bad day on the Midway
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: SheepShaver & Bad day on the Midway

I would like to know if there is a known cause for this behaviour. Why don't the animations show when the game is started the first time and only after a restart of Sheepshaver the animations suddenly are there? Sheepshaver is an imperfect emulator no longer under active development and it is not a...
by Jorpho
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: DropStuff registration number
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: DropStuff registration number

Is this the problem you're describing in this old thread? https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9543&p=58346 Since the file sizes are identical, it seems to me that the resource fork information isn't being lost – aside from the Type/Creator data. If that's the case, then instead of usi...
by Jorpho
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: app can't run on pc
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

Re: app can't run on pc

starfiretbt wrote:I just tried to reinstall the version I had and that failed so what is the correct version?
Are you using 2.10.13 from https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/basilisk_ii_setup ?
by Jorpho
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Uncompressed Files?
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: Uncompressed Files?

what might other people be able to do with those files that we can't? Sounds like they're just unusable. If I follow this correctly, now that the files have been copied off the CD using a version of MacOS later than 8.0, they will work fine anywhere. And the CD will also work correctly as-is in Bas...