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by CharlesS
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Play multiplayer Mazewars+ via in-browser emulation
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Re: Play multiplayer Mazewars+ via in-browser emulation

Are you sure you're not thinking of Marathon or something? Bolo supported UDP/IP natively, at least in the 0.99.x versions that I had, and I'm pretty sure I didn't need a patch to play over the Internet. The trouble was that most of us at the time were stuck using dial-up modems to connect to the ne...
by CharlesS
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Must be so painful to use PPC these days.. I am still holding to my Intel Snow Leopard and I feel like most OSX updates done since are so pointless. =( If you are still running Snow Leopard, you should probably disconnect it from the network, as SL hasn't been getting security updates for some time...
by CharlesS
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

There's actually an official version of the Zip format, called Zip64, which can handle large file sizes. Unfortunately not everything supports it. OS X didn't when I tried it, but that was years ago; Wikipedia claims that Yosemite and higher will create Zip64 images (but not extract them, which is o...
by CharlesS
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

I think it is time we ported a QEMU manager to Mac OS X. A QEMU manager is software that can make QEMU actually easy to use. It would allow the user to changes settings with QEMU very easily. Right now all the Mac OS X users are probably using the cocoa interface. It is ok, but the maintainer of th...
by CharlesS
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

I'm not surprised that it'd be slow when running OS X, a rather heavyweight OS in its own right, and then running another OS in a virtual machine inside of that. With that said, when I tried the test OS 9 image from earlier in this thread on my MBP, it seemed not to take that long to boot up and fel...
by CharlesS
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

I've got an old Pismo PowerBook lying around in my closet, and if you have some tests you'd like me to run, let me know and I'll give it a shot, assuming the machine still boots up.
by CharlesS
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

There are many more titles than just Nanosaur and Bugdom that require graphics acceleration to run. Just to name a few: Dirt Bike 3D These all exist in DOS and/or Windows versions. Hi Charles, about anything you replied having a DOS or Windows port, that's not the point. 99% of games had a DOS/Wind...
by CharlesS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

There are many more titles than just Nanosaur and Bugdom that require graphics acceleration to run. Just to name a few: Dirt Bike 3D Don't know this one, so I'll grant the point. Monkey Shines, Hexen II, Mech Warrior 2 RAVE These all exist in DOS and/or Windows versions. Oxyd No way did Oxyd requir...
by CharlesS
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

I get the same crash you get with your command line. Changing two things fixes it:

• -cdrom os9_test.iso instead of -drive file=etc...

• -m 512 instead of -m 256.

Not sure why this makes a difference, but it seems that it does.
by CharlesS
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Yeah, even once the full OS distribution is made bootable, there's still going to be basic things like sound and networking that would probably warrant the devs' attention before there'd be time to get to things like 3D acceleration. 3D games were still pretty nascent during the OS 9 era, anyway; I...
by CharlesS
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Yeah, even once the full OS distribution is made bootable, there's still going to be basic things like sound and networking that would probably warrant the devs' attention before there'd be time to get to things like 3D acceleration. 3D games were still pretty nascent during the OS 9 era, anyway; I'...
by CharlesS
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Hi, I created a disk of 2Gb, partitioned it in two partitions and copied the content of the Mac OS 9.2.1 install CD to the second partition. Then, while booted from the OS92_test.iso provided by gtxaspec, I started the installer from that second partition. The installers normally bombs out directly...
by CharlesS
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

I wasn't able to get it to work when building qemu from the URL that gtxaspec provided—for some reason, it wouldn't get past the cream-colored OpenBIOS screen. However, the changes must have already been incorporated into the master branch, because I built it from the official qemu distribution (htt...
by CharlesS
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Wow, this looks amazing. What version of the OpenBIOS binary are you using for this? From the official source, or a branch?
by CharlesS
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38265

Re: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images

Mac OS wrote a Desktop DB and Desktop DF file (or on earlier OSes, just the Desktop file) to each volume, and this was used to track not only what was in the desktop path, but also all Finder Info comments, and in the Desktop DF case, cached icons as well. Basically, it's where the extended metadat...
by CharlesS
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38265

Re: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images

I was indeed not aware of your app, I knew the HFS Disk Maker by CharlesS that this topic is about. HFS Disk Maker creates HFS disk images from a file or from a folder with files. It makes it easy to transfer files from OSX to a 68k emulator. Your app works fine here (in Yosemite) to create a new e...
by CharlesS
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: gitorious version of system-m68k?
Replies: 7
Views: 6322

Re: gitorious version of system-m68k?

He may have moved it to github at some point. At least, that's what this looks like:

https://github.com/vivier/qemu-m68k

The wiki does mention Linux a lot, though; this may only be intended for that.
by CharlesS
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: gitorious version of system-m68k?
Replies: 7
Views: 6322

Re: gitorious version of system-m68k?

Huh, I didn't know about this branch. Was it able to boot the Mac OS, or just Linux?
by CharlesS
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

The "difficulties in executing" it are just because it's not done yet. Cormac's blog mentions that there's still work to be done on the QEMU end—it doesn't support a register that OS 9 needs. He's been doing a great job so far, so I'm sure he's working on it.

Why all the negativity?
by CharlesS
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Other way around. What does that prove? It still seems it's Cormac writing that last, crucial line. The author of the post (and hence of the lines without ">" in front) is programmingkid. Cormac is the person who was quoted, so he is the author of the lines with one ">" in front...
by CharlesS
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

Other way around.

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by CharlesS
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

That was by "programmingkid", not Cormac O'Brien. With the sources that have been available to us (minus the new updates to OpenBIOS), it seems to have gotten exactly the same distance on Linux, given that people posted screenshots earlier in the thread of it getting the bomb box at the ex...
by CharlesS
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

It's just been updated today (albeit with Tuesday's post date).

Looks like they've submitted what they are labeling as the "hopefully final" changes to OpenBIOS, suggesting that whatever problems OpenBIOS had, they are now solved.
by CharlesS
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

FWIW, here's a set of commands that just worked for me to build QEMU on a clean machine. This is for Mavericks, because that's all I had that didn't have a bunch of dev stuff already on it, but it will probably work on Yosemite as well. If it doesn't or if I made a typo/omission somewhere, keep your...
by CharlesS
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 865341

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

You need to install aclocal. Yes, I probably do. My extrasensory perception should have told me that! After all, Cormac et al. failed miserably to warn me, but, as I say, my ESP should have told me! Now, how do I install aclocal. By the way, are there any other marvellous gems I might be missing? Y...