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by gryphel
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Help Compiling on Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 3927

Re: Help Compiling on Ubuntu

4. wait for the file to be generated 5. shutdown minivmac. 6. open a terminal, cd to the same folder, and type make After step 4, expand the contents of the ".tgz" archive generated. In step 6, cd to this new folder before typing make. (Sorry, The Build documentation isn't clear enough fo...
by gryphel
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Printing from Mini vMac
Replies: 26
Views: 18569

So far, I've managed to create a PostScript file "test.ps" and exported it to Mac OS X, but when I open this file, it says: "%%[Warning: PostScirpt error. No PDF file produced. ] %%". I remember seeing occasional problems with printing to a Postscript file in System 6.0.8. I thi...
by gryphel
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

I would, however, suggest that if the name change does go through, to maybe put the original name in brackets or something. A transition period is a good idea. Joshua Juran also suggested something of the sort, in private email. I'm thinking that that the first step could be to rename the Mini vMac...
by gryphel
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

fanman93 wrote:I'm usually against change, but I think changing the name might be a good idea.
That makes 3 to 1 or so in favor. Not that I'm really trying to hold a vote.
by gryphel
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

That's true, but on Intel-style CPUs without the virtualization extensions even VMWare ends up just doing binary translation, and at that point it's tough to make any distinction. (Admittedly it's mostly 1:1 translation so you don't need a fancy optimizer on the back end). I had thought that most o...
by gryphel
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

Virtualization solutions like VMWare and VirtualBox ultimately *are* emulators, they just cheat on the CPU emulation in various ways. Yes, the CPU is the difference between virtualization and emulation as the terms are now commonly used, as I understand it. In virtualization, software for the most ...
by gryphel
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

Besides, I don't think many new users even know about vMac anymore, and the connection can only die over time. A google search for "vMac" gives the original vMac as the first result. Mini vMac is the third result. It's even worse for some other search engines. "vMac" has many ot...
by gryphel
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: vMac.ROM not fond with Suse Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 9017

Re: Thanks

Am I right, there is no "open image" menue and no sound support with your X-windows versions? Menu bars are also not part of the X API. There is a beginning of a gtk port for Mini vMac, which has menu bars, but missing much else, and is not worth using yet. The default compile for Linux d...
by gryphel
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not actually too concerned about finding the best possible name. I'm just considering moving away from a name with problems to one that hopefully has less problems. It would be so much less work to use the Gryphel name and icon that I'd be inclined to use them if there a...
by gryphel
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: vMac.ROM not fond with Suse Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 9017

Re: vMac.ROM not fond with Suse Linux

I have been using MiniVMac on Windows and MacOS Classic platforms and would like to use it on Suse Linux11.0 too. My problem is, that MiniVMac don't seem to find its vMac.ROM file although it resides in the same directory. In Linux and other X based versions, Mini vMac looks for vMac.ROM in the cur...
by gryphel
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Name change?
Replies: 19
Views: 11579

Name change?

I've been contemplating renaming the Mini vMac emulator, so I thought I'd check if anyone has any opinions about it. Some reasons for change are: * People have difficulty with the capitalization of Mini vMac. * The term "vMac" and the icon seem a bit questionable in terms of trademarks. Th...
by gryphel
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: New Mini vMac Alpha: September 12, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4846

I could understand why the new timing will affect the speed, however how about converting the 68000 assembly core into Microsoft MASM style for using that in Microsoft compilers? Another detail I didn't mention in release news is that the version for PowerPC Mac OS 9 and earlier works again, becaus...
by gryphel
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: New Mini vMac Alpha: September 12, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4846

The II/IIx boot slower than older builds Yes, I expect it would be somewhat slower than before. Some increases in accuracy affect the C version of the CPU emulation more than than the assembly language versions. Now that there is assembly language for both PowerPC and Intel, the C version is evolvi...
by gryphel
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: A Description of the Mac emulation in MESS
Replies: 37
Views: 41058

Re: A Description of the Mac emulation in MESS

I thought I'd try to clarify how Mini vMac operates, if anyone is interested. Essentially vMac emulates a 68k CPU, a hunk of RAM, and just enough hardware stubs to trick the ROM into booting. I believe that is more a reasonable description of how Basilisk II operates. No other hardware is emulated, ...
by gryphel
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Mini vMac Snapshot: August 4, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 8542

Most of us do not need a faster 68000 Mini vMac, we need a more complete Mini vMac II! Mini vMac is open source, so feel free to work on what interests you. I have attempted other models for getting development done, but they just don't seem viable. Anyway, if anyone implements improvements in the ...
by gryphel
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: bootable hard disk image
Replies: 8
Views: 7443

As far as partition tables, wouldn't the disk image that I use in minivmac have a partition table in it? No. Mini vMac disk images are more like giant floppies in that respect. They have the same format as one partition of a hard drive and not an entire hard drive. (Actually many formats, such as M...
by gryphel
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: bootable hard disk image
Replies: 8
Views: 7443

I know that copying a correctly sized image to a floppy drive this way will work. I'm not so familiar with doing this on hard drives. I think it would work to copy an image to one of the partitions of the hard drive, not the entire hard drive. (Depending on operating system, perhaps something like &...
by gryphel
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Wizardry 1 - any workarounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 10108

Re: Wizardry 1 - any workarounds?

Hi, I'm catching up on mail after a trip. (I'm posting this same reply on both discussions on E-maculation and 68kmla.) I believe that "Dog Cow" is generally correct, though this may or may not apply specifically to Wizardry. Mini vMac does not emulate the disk hardware at low level, and s...
by gryphel
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Sys. enlaber for IIX :?
Replies: 2
Views: 3781

Re: Sys. enlaber for IIX :?

mac128k wrote:How to download a system enlaber for MAc IIx (mini vMac) :(
Information from Apple indicates a Macintosh IIx does not need an enabler:

System 7.1 through Mac OS 7.6: Compatibility With Macintosh Computers

and

Macintosh IIx: Technical Specifications.
by gryphel
Mon May 17, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: GrayBox
Replies: 13
Views: 12773

Silent Flamer wrote:What do you mean 'sosumi' is the ROM file!? Sosumi is a sound file for the Macintosh! Are you sure that freaking thing is the ROM!?
Yes. "MacDraw.app/Contents/Resources/Sosumi" is version 3 of the Macintosh Plus ROM.
by gryphel
Tue May 11, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: GrayBox
Replies: 13
Views: 12773

Apparently Graybox has very little to do with Mini vMac, despite what the site suggests. It only uses a small bit of Mini vMac code. The site just says that it "uses Mini vMac's M68K emulator", which is exactly what it does. (The emulation of the 68000 processor, which is a fairly small p...
by gryphel
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Errors compiling GTK version of Mini vMac in Ubuntu
Replies: 4
Views: 5300

What are the names of those packages, so I can install them? I just checked in Ubuntu 9.10, where the required package is "libgtk2.0-dev". (By the way, I got error 404 trying to download the package, until I updated everything with the Update Manager.) Know that the gtk version is just an...
by gryphel
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Build Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

Re: Build Issues

when it comes to building in xCode (v3.2) it does not want to compile I think you need to use the '-ev' option of the build system ( http://minivmac.sourceforge.net/doc/options.html#option_ev ). The build system for Mini vMac 3.1.3 defaults to generating a project for Xcode 2.4.1, but it can genera...
by gryphel
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Mini vMac Updates: January 28
Replies: 7
Views: 8720

macgeek41796 wrote:Now all we need is PMMU emulation. Then A/UX might work!
Supporting A/UX is not one of my goals for Mini vMac. But I wouldn't reject patches if anyone else wants to work on making A/UX work.
by gryphel
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Issues with Mini vMac in Ubuntu
Replies: 12
Views: 10122

Ubuntu is up to date on my desktop, but not my laptop. ... Hope this helps! Thanks for the further information. That is pretty weird. As I said, I'm no Linux expert. Perhaps it could be a driver issue, since Fusion and VirtualBox would both provide their own video drivers. Or perhaps there is some ...