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by CharlesS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: 23-08-2019 New Qemu for OSX with sound support available
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

Re: 23-08-2019 New Qemu for OSX with sound support available

Hey, this is working great! Kudos.

BTW, for anyone else struggling to get the sound support to work properly, I've discovered the trick; you have to turn Virtual Memory on in the Memory control panel. With VM turned off, Screamer doesn't seem to work, but if it's on, it works great.
by CharlesS
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Work in progress by David Ludwig: BasiliskII port to SDL2
Replies: 49
Views: 26341

Re: Work in progress by David Ludwig: BasiliskII port to SDL

I've seen a number of similar reports to that -- I wonder if BII doesn't like APFS or is taking some sort of shortcut that APFS doesn't understand? I don't think it's APFS, since it was working with me with APFS earlier. It started crashing at about the time I installed the 10.13.3 update, although...
by CharlesS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Work in progress by David Ludwig: BasiliskII port to SDL2
Replies: 49
Views: 26341

Re: Work in progress by David Ludwig: BasiliskII port to SDL

I am finding that since the macOS 10.13.3 update, if the "Unix" shared folder is enabled, Basilisk II crashes during boot. If I turn that feature off, everything works. So perhaps you should try disabling the shared folder and see if that solves your issue.
by CharlesS
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Is there really that much software for PPC Mac OS X that won't run just fine in Snow Leopard in VMWare, though?
by CharlesS
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

For those OSX users celebrating Christmas, Mark Cave-Ayland has left something extra to put under your tree: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=8848&p=52104#p52104 This is an experimental build enabling the screamer sound device on top of the latest qemu source, which I combined...
by CharlesS
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Virus in System 6 Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 4813

Re: Virus in System 6 Hell

The thing that impresses me is that it can apparently scan into the resource fork, something that's relatively obscure, platform-specific, and already obsoleted at the time Avast! was ported to the Mac.
by CharlesS
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Virus in System 6 Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 4813

Re: Virus in System 6 Hell

With all that said, it's pretty impressive that Avast is able to detect such ancient things as resource-fork Mac viruses from the 80s.
by CharlesS
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

I have been doing a lot of thinking in terms of what programming language to use and was wondering what version of the Mac OS the Mac users here use. This information would help me to know what should be the minimal system requirements to my front-end application. Since I asked the question I will ...
by CharlesS
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

9.2.2 and 10.x are both higher than 8.5 :P
by CharlesS
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?
Replies: 34
Views: 13384

Re: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?

I don't think there's much danger of Apple switching architectures any time soon, since ARM can't match Intel's performance at the moment, and in order to pull off the transition in the way Apple's done it in the past, ARM would have to greatly exceed Intel's performance in order to run any kind of ...
by CharlesS
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?
Replies: 34
Views: 13384

Re: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?

CodeWeavers makes a lot of money on CrossOver, which is based on WINE. So just based on that, I can't imagine a plan to make WINE 64-bit-compatible isn't already in place.
by CharlesS
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?
Replies: 34
Views: 13384

Re: Effect of phasing-out 32-bit apps?

I still haven't been able to get the High Sierra beta to actually boot on my machine (the dev build seems to be interacting badly with my MBP's boot firmware when on an APFS volume), but resource forks and whatnot seemed to work fine when I tested them on Sierra's unstable APFS support, FWIW. The la...
by CharlesS
Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

How does your existing solution do it? Just curious.

(BTW: There really is/was an app called Color MacCheese. It was Delta Tao's first product: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/color-maccheese )
by CharlesS
Wed May 24, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

So I can see the way this simplifies printing to host via SheepShaver; is there some way we can use AppleScript in the guest on qemu to do something similar? Or do we have to do some workaround like send it via FTP to the host and have a folder action script on the host that prints and deletes it? ...
by CharlesS
Wed May 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

To use the built-in networking to connect straight from OS 9 to the printer, you'd need an OS 9-compatible printer driver, which unless the printer is very old is unlikely to exist these days. What I do know is that the LaserWriter 8 driver is very flexible. Back when Classic was still a thing, I ha...
by CharlesS
Fri May 19, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

That SheepShaver is a mess is not caused by it being a dedicated emulator. One could also make MESS a mess and it still would work and one could also make SheepShaver a best practice programming example. Connecting bad coding style and dedicated emulators is illegitimate. I guess the main thing I w...
by CharlesS
Thu May 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

SheepShaver and Basilisk were worked on for many, many years longer than QEMU's Mac guest has been, and it's not as if it suddenly became less accurate when work stopped on it. Part of why the work did stop, in addition, was because SheepShaver was/is a maintainability nightmare. QEMU has very quick...
by CharlesS
Tue May 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

If QEMU uses SoftFloat then there is a good chance to be able to implement the missing things. The only problem will be that SoftFloat is also used to emulate other platforms which is likely to cause conflicts when one changes SoftFloat's behavior to be PPC specific. That is the cause why a dedicat...
by CharlesS
Thu May 04, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Indeed: SheepShaver is the experimental track-only emulator, where qemu is more like a tank: slow, but it can go pretty much everywhere. Neither are quite ready for a regular commute. Actually, SheepShaver is more like a skateboard with a rocket from the ACME corporation strapped to it. If it works...
by CharlesS
Mon May 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Good work, Qemu's PPC emulation is about 1/2 to 1/3 of SS on my system and Altivec is about 1/10 of SS, and SS is nowhere near the performance of Apple's Rosetta. Sheepshaver sound like the superior technology. I think it has a two stage translation system: PPC -> x86. QEMU has a three stage system...
by CharlesS
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Whatever happened to vMac (not Mini)?
Replies: 11
Views: 7112

Re: Whatever happened to vMac (not Mini)?

Mini vMac eclipsed vMac in emulation quality a long time ago. As I remember it, vMac didn't even have sound (whereas Mini vMac goes far enough as to have complete emulation of the original Mac's square wave generator).
by CharlesS
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823334

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Do you have a link to that SDL Windows version? We've got you covered ;-) http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9028 Please remember to set program compatibility to windows 7. Best, Cat_7 So, I’ve tried SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac & now Qemu (on Windows). The game always fre...
by CharlesS
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10458

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

So, I tracked down the bug that was causing System 7 not to boot. The code for the Zilog SCC driver contained what appeared to be a typo; a simple fix to that, and 7.5.3 Rev. 2 boots again. I've submitted a patch to the development team; hopefully it will be incorporated in the next release. As a si...
by CharlesS
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10458

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

So, I decided to compile a bunch of the different MAME releases in between 0.159 and 0.178 to see which particular version introduced the regression that's been preventing 7.5.3 from booting. From my testing, it appears to be 0.175; 0.174 and before boot 7.5.3 without issue, whereas 0.175 and later ...
by CharlesS
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10458

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

Hmm... so I set up Charles' 0.158 mess64, and it boots all my images just fine. Unfortunately, I have no mouse support with my trackpad in full screen. I haven't run 0.158 since I switched to a laptop for all my emulation; looks like there may be some issues. Works in windowed mode though, so I've ...