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by Justin
Tue May 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: New MacOSX/OSX/macOS build for testing
Replies: 30
Views: 14647

Re: New MacOSX/OSX/macOS build for testing

I meant running something like this(I haven't tried it yet, but the basic elements are there): set get_device to "diskutil list | awk '/^\// { device=$1 } $1 == "0:" && $2 == "CD_partition_scheme" { print device }" set device to do shell script get_device set folder_name to (choose folder with promp...
by Justin
Mon May 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Port instructions from PearPC
Replies: 0
Views: 5761

Port instructions from PearPC

I'm trying to port instructions & functionality from PearPC to SheepShaver, as well as applying several patches. Anyone who wants to help, it's at https://github.com/JustinCB/macemu on github.
by Justin
Mon May 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: New MacOSX/OSX/macOS build for testing
Replies: 30
Views: 14647

Re: New MacOSX/OSX/macOS build for testing

Maybe an applescript/automator utility that makes a disk image would do(of course pre-el capitan versions of OS X can use disk utility, but more recent versions need to use hdiutil or diskutil from the terminal[it's been a while since I've done that]). It could create ISO's for future use.
by Justin
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Other SheepShaver configurations
Topic: Does any generic PowerPC emulator tester exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: Does any generic PowerPC emulator tester exist?

The dolphin tests look promising, and I know about the sheepshaver regression test. The sheepshaver test is tangled up with cruft like everything else relating to sheepshaver, though. I think the dolphin tests would be easier to use(relatively). I think just using a PowerPC compiler that compiles OS...
by Justin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Other SheepShaver configurations
Topic: Does any generic PowerPC emulator tester exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Does any generic PowerPC emulator tester exist?

I'm trying to test a fork of SheepShaver with the old CPU core, & am having trouble getting the tests to work because they're written for the QEMU core. Does anyone know of a more universal tester for a PowerPC emulator? For anyone who wants for to see it, the source of my fork is at https://github....
by Justin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

I haven't done much on it. I am really trying to get other people who want to work on it, but I haven't gotten much interest. I also have tried to start off a pearpc based user mode emulator(the thread I started is at http://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9207 ). It would be possible to ...
by Justin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: PearPC
Topic: "reboot"/rewrite from scratch of softpear
Replies: 0
Views: 3908

"reboot"/rewrite from scratch of softpear

I have begun writing something like softpear with the pearpc code, but it isn't very far along, and won't get very far without other people working on it. It is available at https://github.com/JustinCB/pearpc-based_powerpc_emulator for anybody who wants to look at the code. post here, email me at Ju...
by Justin
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

It looks like it hasn't been maintained for at least 8 years and was removed from the code base 4 years ago. I think modernizing can be done, but it would have to start with version QEMU 0.90 or 1.0 because that looks like the last time darwin usermode was enabled. I forked a QEMU 0.90 repository in...
by Justin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

There are BSD usermode QEMU, but they are just x86 and SPARC. I think that at some point there was either a Darwin usermode QEMU, or an offshoot of QEMU that had a Darwin usermode. I don't know what happened to it, though.
by Justin
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

Is there a special target for usermode emulation on OS X or some extra patches you need to install? It says you can have usermode emulation on linux or BSD, but it doesn't say anything about OS X. I know code for it exists, but I don't know how to enable it. I'm just trying to build the existing cod...
by Justin
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why are all these bots doing browsing the forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 3373

Why are all these bots doing browsing the forum?

What are Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], and Yahoo [Bot] doing browsing the forum?
by Justin
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

http://softpear.sourceforge.net/ Maybe this project can help. But it seems that this project is no longer under development. And has more bugs than I can handle right now, but it is the kind of thing I was talking about. Something more like this then, which means not having to bother with the OS an...
by Justin
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

I have to admit that my focus is more on preserving old operating system environments than in making old software run natively on new OSes, but there are definitely some titles out there that could benefit from this. ...And if completed, the only thing left to do that can make a huge amount of soft...
by Justin
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

Ahh... but userland qemu is only like the WINE core; it doesn't know about APIs, so you need to install all the support libraries as well. The wine core takes windows format executables and creates host OS formatted executables. The APIs that are not part of the host OS are then added with the full...
by Justin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

adespoton wrote:Right now we're still working on improving the virtual machine builds.
I think that user-mode emulation is more promising that virtual machine as far as "double click to run" app bundles are(like winebottler packages windows .exe files into mac .app bundles).
by Justin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

Aren't application bundles somewhat(or mostly) version-agnostic. Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6 can run on OS X 10.2-OS X 10.11(the only errors are that you need a legacy JRE, and that's about as much of a problem as X11). Well-written apps usually don't stop working after an update, since apple's backw...
by Justin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Re: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

Cat_7 wrote:You mean compiling qemu for ppc on ppc OSX?
That's not what I meant at all. I meant the processor-only emulation(running powerpc apps on intel or vice versa, like rosetta).
by Justin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?
Replies: 25
Views: 11063

Possible QEMU user mode for running PowerPC apps on OSX?

I heard that QEMU has some support for user-mode emulation on OS X. I also heard that it is very buggy. Has anyone tried to use it? Is there any place to download betas? Are there any apps that work?
by Justin
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: My OS History Project...
Replies: 22
Views: 14712

Re: My OS History Project...

Mini vMac also supports 128k through Mac II systems (see the variations page), and does a better job these days than BII for Mac II emulation. BII is still the only game in town for Quadra emulation, and provides Ethernet support that Mini vMac lacks. The main iffy support on qemu appears to be in ...
by Justin
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: My OS History Project...
Replies: 22
Views: 14712

Re: My OS History Project...

The reason that I'm using PCE is that it supports the Macintosh classic on down to the 128k Macintosh. Mini vMac might have better emulation of later systems, but once you get to 7.x, it's better to use Basilisk II. QEMU support is still iffy, but it's better than PearPC for 10.0 and 10.5 PowerPC. I...
by Justin
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: My OS History Project...
Replies: 22
Views: 14712

Re: My OS History Project...

For 10.0 and 10.5, you need to be folllowing the huge qemu thread on here... it now supports Mac OS 9.0.4 through Mac OS X 10.5.8 -- WITH networking via sungem that doesn't require the realtek drivers to be installed. The 2.8wip install from mid-August in the Qemu thread works, but can have some in...
by Justin
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: My OS History Project...
Replies: 22
Views: 14712

Re: My OS History Project...

What emulator did you use for os x 10.0? I can't seem to find one that works(I used 10.2 in pearpc to install it, though). What emulator did you use for os x 10.5 powerpc? I have done almost that with windows(up to XP) and mac ( up to 10.4[with an issue with 10.0]).