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by CharlesS
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: OS X El Capitan (10.11) public beta 1
Replies: 43
Views: 30660

Re: OS X El Capitan (10.11) public beta 1

If they drop support for 32bit, then the Sheep is cooked. :sad: Is SheepShaver still needed when it's possible to run most Mac OS Versions using QEmu? So far, yes. It isn't yet possible to run pre-10.2 in QEmu; and even when it is, the speed and functionality will be significantly different than wh...
by CharlesS
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Some improvements for SheepShaver
Replies: 50
Views: 28298

Re: Some improvements for SheepShaver

I'm curious: what exactly are people requiring 9.2.2 for? 9.0.4 was the last real update to OS 9 -- the 9.1 and 9.2 updates were mostly for classic mode compatibility. That's not quite right; the last "real" update to OS 9 was 9.1, whose codename was "Fortissimo" — i.e. go out w...
by CharlesS
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: A Icon for SheepShaver
Replies: 15
Views: 6067

Re: A Icon for SheepShaver

Domestic sheep don't shed their wool the way wild sheep would The only sheep that have this problem are ones that have been bred to provide humans with wool -- the ones we shear :) Yep, wild sheep shed their wool every so often to avoid looking like Shrek up there. Domesticated varieties don't need...
by CharlesS
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: A Icon for SheepShaver
Replies: 15
Views: 6067

Re: A Icon for SheepShaver

No, shaving the wool isn't to make them light on their feet, it is to make the sheep herder some money, sonny!!! :mrgreen: Well... both, really. Domestic sheep don't shed their wool the way wild sheep would, so if you don't shear them, they end up looking like this: http://lh4.ggpht.com/-8J5AXbQ-oL...
by CharlesS
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Shoebill - a Macintosh II + A/UX emulator for OS X
Replies: 317
Views: 240298

Re: Shoebill - a Macintosh II + A/UX emulator for OS X

One thought about Shoebill that makes me hope someone else might pursue it: There seems to be a real chance that Basilisk and SheepShaver will be unusable in future OS X versions. Shoebill may turn out to be the only practical way to run System 7-era applications and games under OS X. That's certai...
by CharlesS
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Best Software of 1984?
Replies: 7
Views: 6179

Re: Best Software of 1984?

Wikipedia claims it was 1984, as does the copyright date in the About panel for the app itself.
by CharlesS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: Best Software of 1984?
Replies: 7
Views: 6179

Re: Best Software of 1984?

I'd vote for putting Enchanted Scepters on that list.
by CharlesS
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:11 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

The "format" for an uncompressed disk image is just the raw bits and bytes of the disk copied straight into a file. If you copy the bytes straight from /dev/rdiskN to a file, you've basically just made an uncompressed disk image. Actually, you can actually create a completely empty file co...
by CharlesS
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:19 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

Ah, sorry about that. I forgot that hdiutil (which I use to attach the image so that I can run fsck on it) is fussy about filename extensions. I've updated the app, which should now disallow any filename extension that hdiutil doesn't recognize.
by CharlesS
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:18 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

Reading from an uncompressed NDIF image would be pretty easy to do, given that I've already done most of the work for this project. The trouble is that some of them are compressed, and the compression algorithms used are proprietary. Reading those would require reverse-engineering the algorithms (an...
by CharlesS
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:50 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

The reverse would certainly be possible, but since OS X still has read support for HFS images, it doesn't seem necessary to me, as you can just double-click the image and drag its contents out via the Finder. However, if there is enough demand for it, I may end up doing it. The code is all in Object...
by CharlesS
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38265

HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images

This is a pretty old project that's been sitting on my back burner, 95% complete, for a long time. I finally decided to dust it off and complete it, and at the present time it seems to be working pretty well. http://www.charlessoft.com/HFS_Disk_Maker.zip This is an app which will let you easily crea...
by CharlesS
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Performance
Replies: 48
Views: 33860

Nice to know that someone may be working on this. For me, the biggest performance-related problem with SheepShaver has always been sound. Quite often, sound playback is extremely choppy in SheepShaver. However, it appears to be related only to certain code paths, since playing a sound file in the Fi...
by CharlesS
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Document file linkage to applications
Replies: 4
Views: 3202

Start up the emulator with the Command and Option keys down until it asks you whether you'd like to rebuild the Desktop. Do the rebuild for all your normal disks (but not for the Unix disk, since I don't think that will work).
by CharlesS
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Snow Leopard problem: Type & Creator codes gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 5484

I’d say your problem is that you used .tgz compression to archive the files. Tar archives don’t preserve Mac-specific information such as resource forks and type/creator codes.
by CharlesS
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Sound Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 18894

It is rather the other way around. Someone contributed a patch to improve audio performance that now seems to have the opposite effect. We are only reversing the effect so the old state is restored. That’s because what that patch did was to increase the number of samples in SDL/audio_sdl.cpp to 163...
by CharlesS
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Sound Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 18894

I have found that if you download the source and edit SDL/audio_sdl.cpp to reduce the number of samples to something low like 2048 (the default is 16384), the sound will be a lot smoother, but the overall speed of the emulation will be reduced. It seems to be due to a bug in the audio layer somewher...
by CharlesS
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Executor Source Released
Replies: 5
Views: 6180

I got it to compile on Ubuntu a while ago, but as soon as I try to run it it immediately crashed with a segfault. There's a lot of configuration settings to twiddle around with, though, so there might be a way to get it to work if one expends enough time and patience. Unfortunately, I'm a bit busy a...
by CharlesS
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver Mac version vs. Windows version
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Betatester's problem is not unique. I, too, have found that trying to launch Folio Views hangs SheepShaver when running under OS X, even if it is the latest CVS build. There's no bomb box, and nothing gets logged to the console - it just hangs. However - it is not the SheepShaver app itself that han...
by CharlesS
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: How to compile SheepShaver under Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

Here's the equivalent changes for BasiliskII, if someone would like to test them to make sure they work on Tiger too: Index: configure.ac =================================================================== RCS file: /home/cvs/cebix/BasiliskII/src/Unix/configure.ac,v retrieving revision 1.73 diff -r1...
by CharlesS
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: How to compile SheepShaver under Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

Well, it's been over two weeks, and I still haven't heard from either Bauer or Beauchesne, nor have the changes been incorporated into CVS, so it might be a good idea to make this thread a sticky so people in the future will know how to compile SheepShaver on Leopard should they wish to do so. In ca...
by CharlesS
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: How to compile SheepShaver under Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

How to compile SheepShaver under Leopard

It seems that it has been common opinion that it is not possible to build SheepShaver under Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), because it starts bailing out partway in with an error about mysig_t being undeclared (along with a few other errors). It is actually quite simple to fix this. After running the ./c...