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by sentient06
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38313

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

Ah, well done, my friend. To code it from scratch. Really cool. :cool: I didn't know Mac OS required a desktop file. Is it that invisible alias that holds anything you might move to the desktop? Does anyone know how does a read-only media like a CD handle this desktop file? It could be possible to s...
by sentient06
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38313

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

Hey! doesn't FuseHFS do that!?
by sentient06
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38313

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

I can think of two good ways to move this forward... one is to stay OSX-only and make it a filesystem plugin, which would mean that hdiutil would inherit its features and images could be easily mounted read/write in the Finder. Mmmmm like paragon's NTFS support and OpenZFS? Where to start? I made a...
by sentient06
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38313

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 sentient06
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: HFS Disk Maker: Tool for creating HFS disk images
Replies: 42
Views: 38313

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

I made a small app a while ago that I'm quite sure might work on recent OSX systems to create HFS image files, please try it: http://hfsutilsgui.mariot.me.uk/ I only released one version. I didn't get much feedback, perhaps it was badly published? It doesn't do much, I simply imitated the "Disk...
by sentient06
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Booting Mac OS 8 or Mac OS 9
Replies: 2
Views: 4328

Re: Booting Mac OS 8 or Mac OS 9

Could it be a machine-specific disk?
by sentient06
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 866349

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

One last thing for Alex/Cormac and company: as SoC winds down, is there someone in place that could dole out specific issues to investigate/fix? I personally don't have the time to spend on running the project, but if there was a list somewhere of outstanding issues/roadblocks, I could definitely c...
by sentient06
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 866349

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

No, OpenBIOS attempt to find the "Mac OS ROM" file in system folder that is blessed , and runs the code contained, which then boot Mac OS 9. Hey, that's what I meant by "New World ROM file saved on disk". xD That's interesting, is it correct to assume OpenBIOS has some code to r...
by sentient06
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: QEMU
Topic: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system
Replies: 2067
Views: 866349

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

Quick question on the ongoing Mac OS 9.X work: there's no need to use ROM files, I assume? And out of curiosity: I never really read about how it works, but I assume QEMU uses OpenBios and whenever necessary OS9 uses the New World ROM file saved on disk. Is this correct? How did the real machines wo...
by sentient06
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: My OS History Project...
Replies: 22
Views: 15279

Re: My OS History Project...

Hey adespoton, where have you got all those icons? =D I'd like to see a walkthrough, it looks amazing! By the way, I think you should have Rhapsody in your list! And since we have Shoebill now, you could add A/UX too! It could even get expanded to include Apple ][ and Lisa, creating an "Apple O...
by sentient06
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

And from Mavericks onward seem to break if ran in 64-bit; SheepShaver runs fine in 64-bit mode in Mavericks, but not in Yosemite. Just a thought about the problem with Medusa: In a discussion elsewhere about unrelated software, it appeared that Apple changed the alias format in Yosemite and as a re...
by sentient06
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Renegade, please update to build 3. This bug was already fixed. Mac8a, it will take some time for me to get an updated OSX to test it properly, could you please check the logs? In case you don't know how, you will probably find the application called "Console" in the "/Applications/Ut...
by sentient06
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Hello,

I never tested in Yosemite.. that looks bad..

I was thinking at least the button should work fine; probably something changed in Yosemite that prevents the file to be added.

I'll look into it, no panic!

Thanks for the feedback!
by sentient06
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Self-contained Basilisk II VM for OSX (cool!)
Replies: 53
Views: 36271

Re: Self-contained Basilisk II VM for OSX (cool!)

You could try nesting a sheepvm file within the bundle. I am doing this with my editor Medusa. It saves the prefs file in a sheepvm file and executes SheepShaver using the path as an argument. So while in basilisk you execute this line: ./BasiliskII --config "../Resources/Config" In SheepS...
by sentient06
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: PearPC
Topic: Open Firmware?
Replies: 3
Views: 6446

Open Firmware?

Hi, I was wondering.. how does the open firmware work in a PPC mac? I mean, it looks like PearPC has everything to run a Mac OS 9.2 setup, except the open firmware, correct? But how is this implemented in a real mac? Where are the instructions stored? In a ROM? Is OF documented anywhere? How hard wo...
by sentient06
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

I should send you one of my PearPC bundles so you can add support for that too :D Hey, I actually thought of that! :mrgreen: Thing is, I don't like Basilisk II and SheepShaver messing my environment and creating invisible files everywhere (Linux-like) and I really hate those multi-platform ugly GUI...
by sentient06
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Question on "ignore illegal instructions" config
Replies: 8
Views: 5008

Re: Question on "ignore illegal instructions" config

In my tests on OSX, I realised SheepShaver may respond better/worse depending on the combination of ROM file and system. For example, I always use "Mac OS ROM 1.4" with Mac OS 8.6. I am guessing it is because this rom was taken from an 8.6 system. If I try using other versions like 1.6 (fr...
by sentient06
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Hello, Renegade, I think you must have tried the build 1, this bug was reported by emendelson some days ago and fixed in build 2. I just finished build 3, which adds support for SheepShaver! It also adds an option to import the default prefs files. A few keys will be ignored, they are reported in th...
by sentient06
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Shoebill - a Macintosh II + A/UX emulator for OS X
Replies: 317
Views: 240527

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

In other development, may I suggest we have a sticky post in this forum with Shoebill's setup and link to the necessary tools?
I think that even in this early stage it earns a space there. =D
by sentient06
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Mini vMac and Other Mac Emulators
Topic: Shoebill - a Macintosh II + A/UX emulator for OS X
Replies: 317
Views: 240527

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

It is really surprising to me that Apple didn't hold to this OS. I read it can make calls to the ROM and access the Toolbox and System functions, right? Why would they root for Mac OS? Was A/UX hardware demanding? By the way, how much dependent it is on the ROM? Would an incomplete-executor-like-ROM...
by sentient06
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: So I was playing around with Basilisk II 0.8
Replies: 84
Views: 44153

Re: So I was playing around with Basilisk II 0.8

neozeed, I don't want to deviate too much from the subject, but I guess it would interest you. Take a look in the Mini vMac, if you didn't already, check this FAQ: http://minivmac.sourceforge.net/faq.html The author gives a few details about the differences between Mac II and later macs and how he i...
by sentient06
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Mountain lion problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 3970

Re: Mountain lion problem?

Mmmm also, if you have retina, it could happen that this 2009 compilation renders the screen very small. Recent versions work fine though.
by sentient06
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Basilisk with Appletalk support; ML and upwards
Replies: 35
Views: 52382

Re: Basilisk with Appletalk support; ML and upwards

Sorry, just double-checking.. this won't work in SheepShaver, will it?
I am trying to document SheepShaver preferences options and I realised the "ether" option is platform-specific, but maybe it shares code with Basilisk II (I didn't investigate), hence my doubt.

Thanks!
by sentient06
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Hey, I'm glad you liked it! Took me two years of spare time to get to a mature code. Yes, the override is a legacy from an older version where I had a Basilisk II executable nested in the application. It will force-execute the chosen Basilisk instead of any chosen alternative. I think I will remove ...
by sentient06
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Basilisk II
Topic: Preferences manager for OSX
Replies: 44
Views: 33924

Re: Preferences manager for OSX

Thanks again emendelson. The fixed version is here.

https://github.com/sentient06/Medusa/re ... g/v1.2.0b2

How embarrassing! :mrgreen:

I re-factored the code for the app's data storage and I forgot the most simple part: to check if the data file exists at all. Now it should be fine.