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by CharlesS
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10975

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

I decided to see if that was the issue, so I reverted that particular change by making this tweak to src/mame/drivers/mac.cpp, lines 2373-2380: ROM_START( maciici ) ROM_REGION32_BE(0x80000, "bootrom", 0) // ROM_LOAD32_BYTE( "341-0736.um12", 0x000000, 0x020000, CRC(7a1906e6) SHA1(...
by CharlesS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10975

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

Well that's weird, since while I did get your hang during startup with the current 0.178, my 0.159 build boots and runs 7.5.3 Rev. 2 beautifully. Over here, anyway.

Do you get the hang with the binary I posted?
by CharlesS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10975

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

So, I decided to modernize my MESS build from the old build that I've had sitting on my hard drive, just to make sure no new issues have cropped up in the meantime which might account for the trouble that adespoton was having. Interestingly enough, it seems that MESS no longer exists as a separate e...
by CharlesS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 10975

Re: Modern MESS/MAME/UME with Mac

Also, even though they're all listed as working, I have yet to get any of them to boot anything above 6.0.8; 7.0 and higher hang shortly into the welcome screen boot process, even with extensions disabled. And the speed seems a bit slow, even though the debug reports Average speed: 99.75% when I te...
by CharlesS
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)
Replies: 12
Views: 8194

Re: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)

Been ages since I tried this, but I remember PoP1 working fine in Basilisk/SheepShaver. It's only PoP2 that misbehaves (and oddly enough, its demo version runs fine).
by CharlesS
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)
Replies: 12
Views: 8194

Re: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)

Still gives the unimplemented trap with 3.5 alpha, over here.
by CharlesS
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)
Replies: 12
Views: 8194

Re: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)

Sorry for the delay in getting back to this topic. I tried using mess with ~/mess/roms that contains maciici.zip. And in maciici.zip I use 368cadfe.rom, because my "$ mess maciici -lr" told me it required that ROM. Newer mess versions may require a maciici.zip with 341-0735.um11, 341-0736....
by CharlesS
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865328

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

adespoton wrote:For the person commenting on wanting to save/restore state of Crystal Quest in Mini vMac, you can do it via OS 9 in qemu.
I was kidding, but thanks. :wink:
by CharlesS
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)
Replies: 12
Views: 8194

Re: Looking For Help (Prince of Persia 2 for Mac)

Just a word of warning: Prince of Persia 2 doesn't run very well in Basilisk or SheepShaver; the background music is badly garbled. It works much better in MESS, although that emulator is more difficult to set up.
by CharlesS
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: "Carbonless Copies" by ARDI
Replies: 4
Views: 4216

Re: "Carbonless Copies" by ARDI

adespoton wrote:There's no reason an emulator can't save state; it would be kind of pointless for Mini vMac though, as it can boot to the starting app in about the same amount of time as it could restore a saved state.
Hey, it'd be handy for cheating at Crystal Quest.
by CharlesS
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865328

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

adespoton wrote:Virtual Keyboards have been built-in since System 7. Key Caps in Classic Mac OS, Keyboard Viewer in OS X.
Key Caps was built-in way before System 7; I think it goes all the way to the original System 1.0, IIRC.
by CharlesS
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865328

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

I think it is mainly ProgrammingKid who is looking into that. There is some sound support when you have an usb headset. I lastly tried with Mac OS 92. It can play the system sounds (in windows at normal speed, in OSX slower and with more "ticking"). But a quicktime movie crashed the syste...
by CharlesS
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865328

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

Then I looked at the IDE file... CodeWarrior 5 !?!? I guess I could try and dig out my copy of CodeWarrior, but that's an XML file, and I don't recall my copy of CodeWarrior 10 using XML -- which means this must be something more recent. Ben Herrenschmidt will get his builds included in the qemu so...
by CharlesS
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865328

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

To me, being able to run 9.2.2 is way more exciting than the early OS X versions, given that most software for 10.0-10.4 can be run easily enough just by running Snow Leopard in VMWare. A fully emulated 9.2.2, particularly one that's not crashing every five minutes like SheepShaver is wont to do, is...
by CharlesS
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

If you don't mind your images being read-only, you could compress them and use the same trick to save even more space.
by CharlesS
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

You'll probably get slightly better performance connecting to the block device instead of the character device, though. This is what I put in my qemu.command file: cd "$(dirname "$0")" DEVNUM=`hdiutil attach -nomount mac_hd.sparsebundle | perl -ne'if ($_ =~ /^\/dev\/disk([0-9]+)\...
by CharlesS
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Need help with Warcraft 1 iso..
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: Need help with Warcraft 1 iso..

You should be able to convert it to iso pretty easily in the Terminal. Just type 'df' without the quotes and hit Return, and you'll get a list of disks. Look at the right-hand column, "Mounted On", and find your CD there. Then, look at the left-hand column, "Filesystem", for that...
by CharlesS
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Importing files extracted with the Unarchiver (unar)
Replies: 10
Views: 6504

Re: Importing files extracted with the Unarchiver (unar)

First thing to do is to determine what format the dotfile is in. It's most likely AppleDouble, but if it's something else (like a straight copy of the resource fork), it's good to know that before wasting time on an AppleDouble copy. What happens if you run the 'file' command on the dotfile? Alterna...
by CharlesS
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

You could probably use this trick to install OS 9 straight from the CD, too, without having to image it first.
by CharlesS
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

8| There seems to be some hidden irony in there that software is being written in Swift 3 to create properly partitioned disk images that are compatible with Mac OS 9, when hdiutil can't get it right. I'm going with the general policy that all new projects I make for the Mac are in Swift 3. More fu...
by CharlesS
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

What I was doing was taking a properly formatted existing image, and copying the driver partition to slack space in the image I wanted to work. Sometimes this required an hdiutil resize of the existing partition first, which was annoying, and didn't always work very well. In those instances, someti...
by CharlesS
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

Re: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk image

I'm curious how you were doing it in the Terminal with just two steps. My first instinct was to try that with hdiutil and its "UNIVERSAL HD" layout, but it didn't work. It made the driver partitions, and put things in them, but OS 9 wasn't automounting the disk on the Desktop. The fact tha...
by CharlesS
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images
Replies: 13
Views: 8605

QEMU Mac Image Converter: tool for converting disk images

So, if you're like me, you might have some old disk images that you were using with SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac, or another Mac emulator that contained things you wanted to test on OS 9 in QEMU, only to find that as a more faithful emulation of the old Mac hardware, QEMU is finicky about dis...
by CharlesS
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: What is MacCheck?
Replies: 3
Views: 3284

Re: What is MacCheck?

MicroMat's app doesn't have much applicability to 1980s hardware (particularly since it came out just this year and the source file with all the MacCheck references in it was last modified four years ago). It's much more likely to be this: https://support.apple.com/kb/TA30339?locale=en_US&viewlo...
by CharlesS
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Play multiplayer Mazewars+ via in-browser emulation
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Re: Play multiplayer Mazewars+ via in-browser emulation

Maze Wars+ would have been the big one. I'd actually been planning to port that to OS X for years—grabbed all the sound and graphic resources, but never actually coded it up. Kudos to you for actually doing it.

Other than Bolo, hmm. Is Spectre out of scope? Strategic Conquest maybe?