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slichtman
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Softmac Emulation bugs

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By far I have found SoftMac to be versatile supporting SCSI partitions. The only gripe I have is any security based software (FileGuard/EmpowerII) lock up the emulator with 100 percent CPU. The CPU is a symptom of a bigger problem.

I am using Mac2Si and Mac2FX roms and system 7.5.3 and 7.1 do the exact same thing so I think its an emulator issue. Build 94 of Basillisk has SCSI support, but you cant boot off of SCSI. Correct me ;). I require protected volumes so I can break the volume lock of both programs as I did in the 90's;)

Any thoughts?
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Re: Softmac Emulation bugs

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slichtman wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:29 am By far I have found SoftMac to be versatile supporting SCSI partitions. The only gripe I have is any security based software (FileGuard/EmpowerII) lock up the emulator with 100 percent CPU. The CPU is a symptom of a bigger problem.

I am using Mac2Si and Mac2FX roms and system 7.5.3 and 7.1 do the exact same thing so I think its an emulator issue. Build 94 of Basillisk has SCSI support, but you cant boot off of SCSI. Correct me ;). I require protected volumes so I can break the volume lock of both programs as I did in the 90's;)

Any thoughts?
You're correct on all counts. Unlikely you're going to find a fix for SoftMac any time soon though.

Have you tried the SCSI support in PCE/macplus or MESS? I've found them to be rather lacking compared to SoftMac, but it's possible they implemented the routines you need without the CPU pinning issue.
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Re: Softmac Emulation bugs

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Thank you for the timely response. Since this is a pure hobby, I will try the other two you recommended. I was also going to see if I built my own rom off of my MacIIsi I have in my hobby room, maybe would fix my issue.
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Re: Softmac Emulation bugs

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PCE is unusable ;). The mouse tracks slow and impossible to maneuver. Any tips would be appriciated.

Thank you
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