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Easiest mac performa emulator for Macbook air

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What is the easiest emulator for someone who just wants to emulate a few early 90s Mac games on a Macbook Air, sheep saver, Basilisk II or something else? How much trouble is it to set up either?

I want to know because I want to document the differences of some mac ports of windows games like Alone in the Dark (1992).
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Check the requirements of the games. Basilisk II emulates 68K Macintosh computers, while SheepShaver emulates PPC Macintosh computers. Use the emulator that best matches your requirements.
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ClockWise wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:09 pm Check the requirements of the games. Basilisk II emulates 68K Macintosh computers, while SheepShaver emulates PPC Macintosh computers. Use the emulator that best matches your requirements.

Probably 8.5 or before, the game is from 1992?

Though which is the easiest to set up for a noob?
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Basilisk II can run Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. SheepShaver can run Mac OS 7.5.2 through 9.0.4.

They are both about the same, in terms of setup. You can check the guides in the wiki.
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ClockWise wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:14 am Basilisk II can run Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. SheepShaver can run Mac OS 7.5.2 through 9.0.4.

They are both about the same, in terms of setup. You can check the guides in the wiki.
Alone in the Dark 1992 has a bit of a glitch with 8.6 and beyond, that said I've read its possible to avoid the consequences of it with a trick(I'll need to confirm this)?

Will I need to use terminal to set it up?
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Both emulators can be set up without using the command line.

Take a look at our guides:
https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/ba ... _osx_setup
https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

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Cat_7 wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:50 am Both emulators can be set up without using the command line.

Take a look at our guides:
https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/ba ... _osx_setup
https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

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Thanks I'll try to set it up.
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