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by Jorpho
Fri Jun 30, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Getting HyperCard installed in vMac using OS 7.5.3
Replies: 13
Views: 14499

Re: Getting HyperCard installed in vMac using OS 7.5.3

How unfortunate that this sort of thing is still causing problems after all this time. The Hypercard 2.4.1 installer is a 45 meg file, and for some reason, when you try expanding it with Stuffit Expander, you get a .img that looks "torn in half", that no image mounting tool will touch (wro...
by Jorpho
Mon Mar 20, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: New FREE FirstClass server for classic Macs
Replies: 7
Views: 2839

Re: New FREE FirstClass server for classic Macs

MarisaG wrote: Mon Mar 06, 2023 6:15 am Now 9,457 files and over 60 members! We are getting over 100 downloads every hour!
Say, any sign of that Game Boy emulator someone was looking for a while back?
viewtopic.php?p=71965
by Jorpho
Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Pip Pin emulation ?!
Replies: 15
Views: 6731

Re: Pip Pin emulation ?!

Sebiohazard wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:47 pmI am trying to emulate the Apple Pip Pin...
If you are having difficulty searching for information, please be aware that the word is Pippin, not "Pip Pin". (It's a variety of apple, you see.)
by Jorpho
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: What games are people playing on SS in 2021?
Replies: 9
Views: 5291

Re: What games are people playing on SS in 2021?

Here are the SS games I play the most (I play some others in BII), most played first: Indeed, isn't it much better to run most of those games in BII, if not natively? Pegasus Prime used to be an excellent use for Sheepshaver, but now that it's playable in ScummVM, that's no longer a requirement. I ...
by Jorpho
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: How to handle old ".rsrc" files
Replies: 8
Views: 5765

Re: How to handle old ".rsrc" files

If Executor and HFV Explorer aren't options, then there is a utility included with netatalk that can be used to convert AppleDouble back to MacBinary, previously discussed in https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=53615 . MacBinary files can then be safely decoded in System 7.5 with Stuffit E...
by Jorpho
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Macintosh game search ?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Re: Macintosh game search ?!

The Manhole and System's Twilight are likely candidates.
by Jorpho
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: How to handle old ".rsrc" files
Replies: 8
Views: 5765

Re: How to handle old ".rsrc" files

Well, if they're AppleDouble, then if I'm not mistaken, HFVExplorer would require "SaintEdit 1.1.rsrc" to be renamed to "%SaintEdit 1.1", and would also expect a second zero-byte file named "SaintEdit 1.1" to represent the data fork. (A zero-byte file can easily be crea...
by Jorpho
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: How to handle old ".rsrc" files
Replies: 8
Views: 5765

Re: How to handle old ".rsrc" files

That's called "Apple Double" format, and is used, among other places, by SheepShaver and Basilisk II on Windows in the shared folders. Don't Sheepshaver and Basilisk use folders named ".finf" and ".rsrc" for storing resource fork data? I've never been entirely clear on...
by Jorpho
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Error of type -39 occurred
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Error of type -39 occurred

perk8j wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:10 pmThen I unpacked TRLE_full_mac.sit and dragged onto the OS9 desktop whilst holding option.
Can you be more precise about what you did here? Did you use Stuffit Expander inside of Sheepshaver?
by Jorpho
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Statesman article on Cap'n Magneto
Replies: 1
Views: 5410

Statesman article on Cap'n Magneto

It occurred to me that this was a good place to post this. https://www.statesman.com/in-depth/news/2021/05/13/al-evans-capn-magneto-videogame-creator-persevered-after-injury/7185492002/ Cap'n Magneto is one of the more enduring games for the old B&W Macs. Apparently there was a color version rel...
by Jorpho
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Game Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Game Recommendations Needed!

Wouldn't you expect lists of recommendations to already exist? https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8803 https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5351 (I was just thinking of Asterax the other day – or rather of how I had completely forgotten what it was called. Again.)...
by Jorpho
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Any interest in preserving ancient Mac floppy readers?
Replies: 5
Views: 8180

Re: Any interest in preserving ancient Mac floppy readers?

In the interests of completion, I thought I might mention MacOpener here, which I stumbled upon the other day despite never having encountered it previously. It seems it went through quite a few iterations.
https://socket3.wordpress.com/2019/09/0 ... pener-2-0/
by Jorpho
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Escape Velocity in OS 9.0.4
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

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: 2517

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: 6
Views: 4362

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: 28
Views: 8496

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: 1585

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: 2436

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: 2579

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: 2663

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: 8200

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: 3990

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. T...
by Jorpho
Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Escape Velocity Override Remaster KickStarter
Replies: 21
Views: 8503

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: 4133

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: 2825

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.