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by peter_j
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Using a Classic ROM
Replies: 14
Views: 3947

Re: Using a Classic ROM

Would Mini vMac then not be a better choice?
by peter_j
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Running Game in SheepShaver "Failed to startup -1856"
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: Running Game in SheepShaver "Failed to startup -1856"

Did you unstuff the .sit file on an emulated hard drive? Not directly on a host drive. You need to do that.

Seems to run fine on my setup - 1GB RAM, ROM 1995 PM7200,7500,8500,9500 [7.5.2 SE701-9.1 512-1.5GB].rom:

Image
by peter_j
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Using a Classic ROM
Replies: 14
Views: 3947

Re: Using a Classic ROM

The ( much appreciated ) setup guide here:
https://emaculation.com/doku.php/basilisk_ii_setup
advises
"ROMs from Quadra and Performa machines work best"

A trip to the Internet Archive might help:

https://archive.org/details/mac_rom_arc ... _8-19-2011
by peter_j
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Run game in Mac OS9 with Sheepshaver
Replies: 5
Views: 2243

Re: Run game in Mac OS9 with Sheepshaver

I tried it. I got the same error ( Win10 SheepShaver_06-05-2013 ) under 9.04. It does run under 8.5.

If you didn't, you need to unstuff the .sit file on a hard disk image within the emulator - that might fix your icons up. As emendelson has said.
by peter_j
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver for Windows
Replies: 256
Views: 836427

Re: SheepShaver for Windows

How much memory have you allocated to the virtual machine? Possibly too much, and the addressing is getting confused.
by peter_j
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: ROM Checksum Identification Tool?
Replies: 11
Views: 5154

Re: ROM Checksum Identification Tool?

I also did this one a couple of years ago:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8987
by peter_j
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Proposition: GUI for QEMU
Replies: 13
Views: 6174

Re: Proposition: GUI for QEMU

And yes, I'm talking about an easy app which lets novice users to run configure QEMU with visual elements, rather than writing a config file manually I hope you can come up with such an app. QEMU is quite complex to get running - versions, a bit of a moving target, difficult parameters. "Easy" will...
by peter_j
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Qemu package and guide for Windows available
Replies: 255
Views: 169822

Re: Qemu package and guide for Windows available

Thanks, yes. I have various of those, but I can't get OS 9 to install with them, while your wip builds work on Win-64-bit machine.

Once again, thanks for the responses - the "support" here is most generous and kind.
by peter_j
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Qemu package and guide for Windows available
Replies: 255
Views: 169822

Re: Qemu package and guide for Windows available

OK thanks. I think I have understood. I was trying to run on a Win7-32-bit machine at work.
by peter_j
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Qemu package and guide for Windows available
Replies: 255
Views: 169822

Re: Qemu package and guide for Windows available

that-ben wrote: My config is: FX-8350 8 cores 4ghz, 32GB of RAM, Windows 7 64-bits, running qemu-system-ppc-wip.exe (the 32-bits version it seems?)
Excuse the ignorance, but where can I get that one? I only seem to have a 64-bit version.
by peter_j
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Qemu package and guide for Windows available
Replies: 255
Views: 169822

Re: Qemu package and guide for Windows available

EDIT. Sorry! I see you got it running. I just tried setting up another 9.22, and it worked this time without an install error. Last one I tried had a problem reading Big System Morsels but pressing "Start" a second time went through. The virtual drive I used had been pre-partitioned under Jaguar wit...
by peter_j
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Some Qemu NOOB questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Re: Some Qemu NOOB questions

sidoh wrote: Actually, this can be fixed when QEMU starts. Just use the key combo Ctrl-Alt-U to set the resolution to the correct size. If it still seems blurry, press Ctrl-Alt-U and everything will be fine.
Pretty marvellous! That helps a lot. Thank you. :smile:
by peter_j
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Some Qemu NOOB questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Re: Some Qemu NOOB questions

Thank you for the detailed info. Pondering... :wink:
by peter_j
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Some Qemu NOOB questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Some Qemu NOOB questions

I have been battling to find answers on the net here. Windows user. 1. I see from the Mac batch commands some have posted that the disk image names can be quoted like -drive file="somefile". On Windows Qemu does not seem to like this. Is there a way? 2. Some of the wip binaries and/or bios files aut...
by peter_j
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823193

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

I got it installed! :D It looks like the option to have a date command in the emu.command file is: -rtc base=2000-09-13 This would pass the date of September 13th, 2000 (the day the Public Beta was released). To start at a specific point in time, provide date in the format "2006-06-17T16:01:21" or ...
by peter_j
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823193

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

Got 9.22 up, and booting. Had to try the install twice - first time it had an error installing/reading Big System Morsels so I tried again and it worked. I am just installing the basic system - no "optional extras" in the installer. Clearly there is still something flaky in the i/o. Batch: qemu-syst...
by peter_j
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saturday: First Ever (Maybe) Internet MazeWars+ Tournament!
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: Saturday: First Ever (Maybe) Internet MazeWars+ Tourname

I forgot to mention: you might want to contact archive.org about mirroring your system there. This is right up their alley, and they have LoC protection :) If you do, Jason Scott is a good person to contact. jason at textfiles dot com. He is sometimes a bit slow to reply but he is "the curator of t...
by peter_j
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2056
Views: 823193

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

pjc1990 wrote:
Ok tried to replicate the error again to explain.

Much the same here.
by peter_j
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Running Basilisk II on Linux without Xorg
Replies: 23
Views: 18734

Re: Running Basilisk II on Linux without Xorg

Is there any reason you do not add it on the screen line, as it used to be and as still works on some older Win compiles IIRC, like:

screen win/1024/768/8
by peter_j
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BII support like in SheepShaver for self-contained bundles?
Replies: 14
Views: 9800

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

Got it!! :smile: Finally, after many searches, it all becomes simple. You can substitute another folder for your HOME folder in the shell script, and Basilisk puts the xpram in the new folder. Like so: HOME="/Users/peter/test/" More testing to be done, but if this is correct it solves a whole bunch ...
by peter_j
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: BII support like in SheepShaver for self-contained bundles?
Replies: 14
Views: 9800

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

Yes -- it's a quick hack. However, it's also a bit more subtle than that -- the xpram gets written back after the BII process is spun up, not after it quits. I'm still battling with this, probably because of pure ignorance on the Unix side. Please excuse the long full paths. Shell script named MacO...
by peter_j
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Sheepshaver game performance running slow without internet?
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

Re: Sheepshaver game performance running slow without intern

As an aside, what does "extfs shared" do - I thought extfs required a path? SheepShaver uses relative paths for files and folders inside the folder where the application itself resides. So extfs shared will use a folder "shared" there as shared folder, mounted as a volume "Unix" in MacOS. That make...
by peter_j
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Sheepshaver game performance running slow without internet?
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

Re: Sheepshaver game performance running slow without intern

Blundering in the dark here.

Why not try:
delete the "ether" line entirely
set ignoreillegal to true
set idlewait to false

( As an aside, what does "extfs shared" do - I thought extfs required a path? )
by peter_j
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Floppies in .bin format?
Replies: 13
Views: 6710

Re: Floppies in .bin format?

Here is a quick-and-dirty to extract the data fork out of a MacBin file on a Windows PC. That is precisely what unar is supposed to do. Variety is the spice of life, they say. My one has a gui and works via drag&drop. It is a variant of one I originally wrote in VB6 in 2000. Use it, don't use it: u...
by peter_j
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Floppies in .bin format?
Replies: 13
Views: 6710

Re: Floppies in .bin format?

Here is a quick-and-dirty to extract the data fork out of a MacBin file on a Windows PC. It does not restore the original dates as I can't find info of the date format used as yet. Please let me know of any problem. http://www.retroprograms.com/temp/DeMacBin2016.zip Usual dire warnings apply about n...