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by sentient06
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI
Replies: 40
Views: 13008

Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

I found an app 'HFSUtilsGUI' on my Mac that I forgot about and that works fine in Catalina for creating HFS (and HFS+) disk images. After a search in the forum I found where it was presented here by our member sentient06 https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8337&p=51502&hilit=hfsut...
by sentient06
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Emulating Mac OS with bespoke components
Replies: 1
Views: 2106

Emulating Mac OS with bespoke components

Hello, I was just wondering... Recently I came across this Mac OS 9 Lives community and I noticed there is an ongoing effort to modify Mac OS 9 by patching new world roms and even some attempts to reverse engineer Mac OS. Take this github user, for example, this is one of his many repositories on th...
by sentient06
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Proposition: GUI for QEMU
Replies: 13
Views: 6144

Re: Proposition: GUI for QEMU

I suggest considering React Native. It compiles using components native to the OS. You could easily manipulate which controls to be visible and which data they should keep by using something like a JSON file. The end result will be a native OSX application. I reckon Windows and Linux can be used as ...
by sentient06
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Interesting idea for a Virtual Machine....
Replies: 3
Views: 3033

Re: Interesting idea for a Virtual Machine....

I remember creating a similar topic here before, but focusing on that brazilian macintosh clone that had an "alternative" rom. They pretty much made the same trick Compaq (was it Compaq?) played on IBM many years ago to make PC clones. Some 4 years ago I got curious about that and chased one of the ...
by sentient06
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

For several reasons, some do not want to upgrade beyond Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or beyond OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), though. That's quite correct. Snow Leopard has Rosetta. Good stuff. It runs some old, good software that otherwise never made into Lion. Recently I've been using an application ...
by sentient06
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: OS X/macOS - detect when SheepShaver shows "?" icon?
Replies: 16
Views: 5593

Re: OS X/macOS - detect when SheepShaver shows "?" icon?

Medusa can kill SS. It doesn't detect it, of course. It is open-source, so feel free to fork it.
by sentient06
Fri May 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BitTorrent client for Mac OS 9
Replies: 1
Views: 2736

Re: BitTorrent client for Mac OS 9

This is great!
by sentient06
Fri May 26, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Warcraft III on SheepShaver running OS 9.0.4
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Warcraft III on SheepShaver running OS 9.0.4

Warcraft 3 runs fine on Snow Leopard. I have two old macs running it, it's beautiful. =D
by sentient06
Wed May 03, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

CharlesS wrote: Well, that depends on your definition of "superior." SheepShaver has more bugs than a summer's day in Minnesota, and is more crash-prone than a Formula One racer on meth. But it is fast.

I for one am content to have a slower emulator, if it is reliable.
Great metaphors/puns! :mrgreen:
by sentient06
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

Good news!Mac OS ROM can be edited in ResEdit!No checksum errors!I changed its "vers" resource to 9.0 and it still works!Though with 9.0 version in System file my 9.0 installation doesn't boot.Had to change it back to 9.0.4. Now I have a plan to convert yet unistallable OSX distros to resd-write im...
by sentient06
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33031

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Gentlemen, I'm resurrecting this topic for a while because I have an almost-stable version ready to go. It is slightly easier to use, there were four releases with bug fixes and some polishing and I think I have something to show now. Some requests were implemented, some were delayed, some new stuff...
by sentient06
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BII support like in SheepShaver for self-contained bundles?
Replies: 14
Views: 9781

Re: BII support like in SheepShaver for self-contained bundl

adespoton, suppose I have several virtual machines in either self-contained wrappers or different config files. Is there a reason why I'd like to keep the xpram file? I want to know if your interest is simply to keep these xpram files separate for each bundle so you don't have to manually remove it ...
by sentient06
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Any interest in preserving ancient Mac floppy readers?
Replies: 1
Views: 2912

Re: Any interest in preserving ancient Mac floppy readers?

Well, there are still some applications out there today for reading mac discs, they are just as expensive as before. I reckon you are talking about HFS readers for PCs, correct? I think some of the current software can do that too even though HFS is disappearing. I don't think that's a case of lack ...
by sentient06
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ArsTechnica article about Mac OS 9 (by Richard Moss)
Replies: 1
Views: 2824

Re: ArsTechnica article about Mac OS 9 (by Richard Moss)

Wow this is cool.. I didn't know about this effort to boot OS 9 in newer Power Macs. I hope they succeed, and it would be awesome to try and emulate these altered versions of OS 9.
by sentient06
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Whatever happened to vMac (not Mini)?
Replies: 11
Views: 7091

Re: Whatever happened to vMac (not Mini)?

Does vMac work in DOSBox implementation of DOS? I know Fusion works, never tried vMac. =D
by sentient06
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Let's document Sheepshaver's code
Replies: 8
Views: 5402

Re: Let's document Sheepshaver's code

Hello, allow me to add a shy contribution. I like the way Basilisk II was documented. The document can be found here: http://basilisk.cebix.net/TECH Since SheepShaver and Basilisk II share some components, I'd suggest we shamelessly copy the structure of it and adapt it to fit SheepShaver's descript...
by sentient06
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

Ultimately, I believe QEMU is a better path of progression, for it is closer to emulating actual Apple PowerPC hardware VS SheepShaver. I do believe though that many people don't understand what the current primary objective of the QEMU project is, an enterprise-grade hypervisor. So we ultimately a...
by sentient06
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

Yeah, I considered making a whole topic on the Sheepshaver forum dedicated to dissecting its source code. However, considering how much time it takes and there doesn't seem to be a lot of popularity for it, I was hesitant. There are some notes scattered around, but I'm sure that's not the whole thi...
by sentient06
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Mini vMac Updates: September 18
Replies: 8
Views: 6407

Re: Mini vMac Updates: September 18

adespoton wrote: Possibly someone will update qemu-system-68k to actually load and run virtual 68k hardware, but the investigations done to this point indicate that the qemu structure makes it non-trivial to implement the classic 68k hardware architecture.
Is that because of the Old World ROMs?
by sentient06
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Mini vMac Updates: September 18
Replies: 8
Views: 6407

Re: Mini vMac Updates: September 18

I noticed Emaculation is slightly outdated concerning Mini vMac:

http://emaculation.com/doku.php/mini_vmac

v3.4 is not alpha anymore. v3.5 is the alpha at this point, according to the website:

http://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/alpha.html
by sentient06
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

The funny thing is that QEMU (which managed to develop this crap in less than a year) is more stable than a 9 year old emu (SheepShaver) Well, if you consider SS has not been developed for some 8 years, that statement is a little bit unfair. Also, one could argue SS is older than that. I guess SS w...
by sentient06
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

UbuntuXP wrote:I've tried the Intel version of Rhapsody DR2 in QEMU, and even though it can detect both the hd and cdrom, it can't boot from the cdrom, resulting in a kernel panic.
Oh well, I suppose that's a different beast anyway.
by sentient06
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

mega.co.nz provides 50G for free...I've downloaded from there several times.And I've backuped some of my iso images there. That's really nice, I'm looking into it. I'd like to add a question to the file exchange discussion: Does anyone maintain a collection of original install media (or images) of ...
by sentient06
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

How long does it take your image to boot to login screen? As installation cd images don't boot far,won't you upload your image file to try it with different qemu/openbios versions? It would be sweet to have some sort of files repository to exchange these types of things.. I wonder if there is a fre...
by sentient06
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 819415

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

(Quick out of subject observation... page 50! Is this a record?)