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by madcrow
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: System 6 in Technicolour: The Fast Track to Colour System 6
Replies: 7
Views: 7750

Re: System 6 in Technicolour: The Fast Track to Colour Syste

Now that Mac II support is in the "stable" branch and seems to be working well, I wonder why a "normal" build of Mac II MiniVmac hasn't been posted yet. When looking at the list of rescent custom build requests, the VAST majority seem to have been for relatively vanilla Mac II bu...
by madcrow
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Graphic Errors
Replies: 7
Views: 6708

I'd noticed that myself on Linux. I suspect that Wolf3D bangs on the hardware at a lower level than BII emulates in order to get extra performance. If you have a fast-ish machine, you might try the IIcx driver in MESS, which should emulate the video at a lower level than BII and should handle things...
by madcrow
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Stuffit files in Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 13129

Pardon me for the bump, but I think folks are missing a rather obvious solution: Using Windows Stuffit in WINE works great.
by madcrow
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BasiliskII for Linux
Replies: 67
Views: 134226

Good news, folks. It turns out that BII isn't broken on Fedora 14, just my testing methodology. It turns out that BII will just silently crash of no disk images are attached. As soon as I even attached a blank image, it worked!
by madcrow
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: WinUAE Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 7951

Does the Amiga Mac emulation software work reliably in it? If so, I don't see why that would be any less OK than the tutorial about using Fusion in DOSbox.
by madcrow
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Dream: New Version of Basilisk II for Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 8818

As long as we're dreaming, here's the feature that I'd like: a secret button that causes a brand new Quadra 840AV to arrive in the mail for free ;)
by madcrow
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Things that Don't Work Right on SheepShaver
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

Just an update. On the same configuration as above, PageMaker 7 caused SheepShaver to crash and burn.
by madcrow
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Things that Don't Work Right on SheepShaver
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

Well, here's four programs that DO work using a New World ROM on OS 9 using the latest Windows build from the stickied topic: - WordPerfect 3.5e - PageMaker 6.5 - PDFWriter 3.0 (an official Adobe PDF print driver) - Suitcase 3.0 I'm still looking for some non-working stuff to report, though I'm not ...
by madcrow
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Things that Don't Work Right on SheepShaver
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

Thanks for the link. The list is certainly useful, if a little un-updated.
by madcrow
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Things that Don't Work Right on SheepShaver
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

Things that Don't Work Right on SheepShaver

I'm working on getting a SheepShaver install set up and before I go too far I want to know if there's any programs and games that just plain don't work (aside from obvious things like 3D games and the like) Ideally, I'd like to get a setup going so that I can do some typesetting work done using my c...
by madcrow
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Best OS for Mini vMac
Replies: 11
Views: 8999

If you're using Mini vMac, System 6 is great for running all sorts of apps, but you need system 7 sometimes to get them to run. That being the case, you could do this: make a System 6.0.8 install and a System 7.x (7.1.x is usually more than enough, though you may want to go to 7.5.5 for best compat...
by madcrow
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Best OS for Mini vMac
Replies: 11
Views: 8999

I see your point about VM, madcrow. Actually, I am using SheepShaver with my Atom netbook and a Mandriva host system these days for simple gaming. The performance is not too bad with 7.6 really. I did benchmarks some time ago, clockwise has hosted them somewhere in the forum, if you should be inter...
by madcrow
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BasiliskII for Linux
Replies: 67
Views: 134226

I'm trying to do a 32-bit build for my old laptop running Fedora 14. Sadly, it seems that while the build appears to go well, things crash with an invalid pointer error as soon as I attempt to start emulation after finishing in the config screen. Did you have JIT enabled? Every time I have successf...
by madcrow
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Best OS for Mini vMac
Replies: 11
Views: 8999

I like 6 best, but for my very old games, I am using System3 or 4 occasionally. Mostly I have MiniVMac running in SheepShaver on my Mandriva host, because I found it the easiest way to copy files all over my computer. A shame you could not make BII run with your laptop. Did you check for other host...
by madcrow
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Best OS for Mini vMac
Replies: 11
Views: 8999

Best OS for Mini vMac

Since BII doesn't seem to like my laptop, I've decided to use Mini vMac so that I can at least have a little bit of classic Mac on the go. This brings up a big question, though: which version of System/Mac OS should I use? System 6.0.8 probably makes the best use of the limited 4 megs of virtual RAM...
by madcrow
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BasiliskII for Linux
Replies: 67
Views: 134226

Hi, Did you not have an error during the configure phase saying that a program that needed to establish whether low memory could be mapped was stopped by selinux? I had that, and added a rule to selinux (which was suggested in the notification I got) to allow the program to work. After that, I conf...
by madcrow
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BasiliskII for Linux
Replies: 67
Views: 134226

I'm trying to do a 32-bit build for my old laptop running Fedora 14. Sadly, it seems that while the build appears to go well, things crash with an invalid pointer error as soon as I attempt to start emulation after finishing in the config screen.
by madcrow
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: 8.6 versus 9.0.4: which works better in Sheepshaver?
Replies: 2
Views: 2727

8.6 versus 9.0.4: which works better in Sheepshaver?

The topic kind of sums up my question pretty well. I want to know what people's experiences are regarding 8.6 and 9.0.4 and what people seem to feel works best on their Sheepshaver installs?
by madcrow
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Basilisk for Linux - static version
Replies: 2
Views: 3277

This is actually a pretty easy problem to solve: if you compile things yourself, you never have to woory about having a different version of the libraries than the compiler has ;)
by madcrow
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Basilisk for Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 8553

Just one more hint for anyone who's interested: the Linux package "hfsutils" contains some useful command line tools for moving files to and from Mac-format disks (and disk images) and there's also a Tk-based GUI that uses "hfsutils" called "xhfs", if you want to move s...
by madcrow
Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: I've built Mini vMac using Visual C++ 1.1 (1993) !
Replies: 9
Views: 7175

Actually, given that Windows 95 is seen by the compiler as being Windows 3.1+Win32s, the finished bianry probably WOULD work on a copy of Windows 3.1 so long as the Win32s libraries were installed.
by madcrow
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Where is the last working Linux Sheepshaver source code kept
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

Where is the last working Linux Sheepshaver source code kept

After running into a few things that need a PowerPC to run, I decided I'd take the plunge into the world of Sheepshaver. Sadly, it seems like the code found in the CVS repo on Cebix no longer builds at all (All kinds of weird issues with missing bits and pieces in the build system including autoconf...
by madcrow
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Aqua scheme for Kaleidoscope
Replies: 13
Views: 15993

That's some cool stuff... Still, does anybody know if Kaleidoscope can cause any real compatability problems in System 7.5.3? I'd like to know before I go and try it.
by madcrow
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Basilisk II Unix source code doesn't get along with GCC 4.4!
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Thanks a lot. That did the trick nicely. I've now got B2 up and running in Linux and I couldn't be happier. If anyone has CVS commit access, maybe this should be pushed upstream so that other people don't have this problem!
by madcrow
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Basilisk II Unix source code doesn't get along with GCC 4.4!
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Basilisk II Unix source code doesn't get along with GCC 4.4!

After getting fed up with a bunch of performance issues with the Windows build of BII, I decided to go ahead and build a version of the code under Linux, hwich is my "main" system for non-entertainment purposes anyway. Sadly, with both the 2006 1.0-pre5 code and a CVS dump made from Cebix ...