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by Calymbus
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Sorry; I should have made it clear that I never needed Cubase to actually send or receive MIDI. I just needed access to the data, which is to say, I needed the app to run without crashing! Cubase didn't just give an error message, as you'd expect, to say it couldn't find a MIDI interface; it went al...
by Calymbus
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Just freeware — nothing that requires any drivers or extensions. But this conversation is starting to get me thinking that… just MAYBE… I could get Cubase working without crashing… At this point, anyone with any sense would say: "Just let it go! You've lived without it for twenty years!" :...
by Calymbus
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

It sounds most unlike me NOT to follow a guide, but perhaps I thought that since SheepShaver booted & everything worked, job done. But you're right: there's no System Folder in MacOS9HD. Well, this is a pickle. My original intention in getting SheepShaver running was to run Cubase, since I ran a...
by Calymbus
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

In order: • OS9 — Mac OS Standard — 119.9Mb — Available 8.4Mb — Used 111.4Mb, 627 items • MacOS9HD — Mac OS Extended — 1.95Gb — Available 1.79Gb — Used 161Mb, 1705 items • Unix — Unix Directory Tree — Capacity 1023.9Mb — Available 1023.9Mb — Used zero bytes, 2 items OS9 has a System Folder: 108.9Mb ...
by Calymbus
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

I updated SheepShaver a few days ago, as you noted. Today I downloaded the New World ROM from Redundant Robot, & to all intents & purposes the replacement download is identical to the previous — but I figured "better safe than sorry". If the problem was due to the old version becom...
by Calymbus
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

As I don't know what a "sheepvm virtual machine" is, I presume I'm using the basic setup! But your other questions are particularly appropriate, because last night (after thirteen launch crashes — twenty-six dialogue boxes!) at the end of the session, instead of selecting "Shut Down&q...
by Calymbus
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Thank you! Yes, it's a retina screen. But (unless I've missed some crucial info) that IS the build I'm using; I updated it when that one was recommended earlier in the thread. The behaviour post-update is only slightly different to before; that was when the window magnification suddenly became an is...
by Calymbus
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

After a few more days of testing, I found that "Close windows when quitting an app" didn't make any difference (except to the Finder, which has now closed all my carefully-curated windows!). So I'm switching that off again, from today… The current situation is that Sheepshaver is going thr...
by Calymbus
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Interesting suggestion! Thanks again. I won't try it, though, until SheepShaver next displays 'crash on launch' behaviour (which most likely will be tonight). I'm just trying to think which apps I run which prefer to have windows re-opened on launch; the only one I can think of at the moment is BBEd...
by Calymbus
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Sorry; I was paraphrasing for humorous effect — a strategy always fraught with peril. The actual dialogue reads: "The last time you opened SheepShaver, it unexpectedly quit while reopening windows. Do you want to try to reopen its windows again?" However, last night SheepShaver launched wi...
by Calymbus
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

My iMac monitor is set (as is default): 27-inch (5120 x 2880) SheepShaver window size is set to 1024x768 So magnification rate x2 should not be a problem! It looks more like magnification x5, which would be 5120x3840, except that then the window would be WIDER than my monitor, & it's considerabl...
by Calymbus
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

I would have posted a crash report as promised, but weirdly for the first time in months SheepShaver launched first time. But before launching it asked me this question: "The last time you opened SheepShaver, it unexpectedly quit while reopening windows. Do you want to try to reopen its windows...
by Calymbus
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

I'll copy a new crash dump tonight, when the stars are in alignment. But no — nothing has been installed recently, nothing has changed, & the only software I run is Apple Mail, Safari, BBEdit & Notes. Occasionally I run Photoshop, Photos or Coda, but not every day, so they can't account for ...
by Calymbus
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

…Also I just downloaded the 2.5.2021 version (which should be safe for Sierra, if I've understood correctly), but… same problem.
by Calymbus
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

As a matter of course (although not this last time, obviously, since I was testing the suggested prefs edit) I always restart my Mac before launching SheepShaver. So nothing else is running, & I have plenty of memory — & if there's a reason why SheepShaver should run in Virtual Memory, your ...
by Calymbus
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

…No; same thing. Here's the latest crash report: Process: SheepShaver [8784] Path: /Downloads ƒ/*/SheepShaver.app/Contents/MacOS/SheepShaver Identifier: SheepShaver Version: 2.5 (2.5.2019.05.04) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ??? [1] Responsible: SheepShaver [8784] User ID: 501 Date/Time...
by Calymbus
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Re: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Thanks! It usually crashes before the window becomes visible, but quite often you see the window briefly before crashing. Very occasionally it launches to a black screen — but this is seldom. More usually you just get to see the standard grey screen with a Mac icon — but so briefly that I could hard...
by Calymbus
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes
Replies: 34
Views: 571

Opens fine, but only after dozens of launch crashes

Back in January, I had a problem whereby SheepShaver wouldn't launch at all. This problem seemed to randomly fix itself, & with your help I improved my settings, etc. But now (for the last month or so) I find that although SheepShaver will always launch EVENTUALLY, first it repeatedly crashes on...
by Calymbus
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch

Wow — that is really helpful!
I've implemented your suggestions, & they do make a difference. Thanks!
(Obviously I wouldn't have been able to remember what it turns out I never knew!)
by Calymbus
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch

Yes — although with this new version, the text is a bit blurry (anti-aliasing, no doubt) & the cursor is jerky. I'm sure that should be easy enough to sort out, if I can remember how!
by Calymbus
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch

I thought I'd posted this last night, but since it's not here I must have pressed 'Preview' instead of 'Submit'… or something. Apologies for that. PREVIOUSLY: Wait… update. I decided to give it one last go just before shutting down for the night, & got the standard system message that it couldn'...
by Calymbus
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch

Thanks! Here goes: disk OS9.img disk New.dsk cdrom /dev/disk5 extfs /Downloads ƒ/Emulation/Classic/SheepShaver_UB_20120715/Shared screen win/1024/768 windowmodes 0 screenmodes 0 seriala /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem serialb /dev/null rom Mac OS ROM bootdrive 0 bootdriver 0 ramsize 536870912 frameskip 0 gf...
by Calymbus
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 370

SheepShaver Mystery Crash on Launch

I have been using SheepShaver every day for years, but on 29th January 2021 without warning it suddenly stopped launching. Naturally, I've looked for what's changed, but have drawn a blank. I'm running macOS Sierra 10.12.6, & I don't allow system updates (apart from manually, of course). My vers...