SheepShaver builds for Mac OS X, links and downloads

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Currently recommended SheepShaver builds for MacOSX/OSX/macOS:

• Version and build history:
See https://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver ... istory.txt
(You may need to reload that page to see the latest version of the build history.)

• Version 2.5, 1 August 2021, universal (x86_64 and arm64) from github.com/kanjitalk755/macemu source
Universal, will run natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon.
Recommended for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) through macOS 11 (Big Sur).
Download: https://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver ... 210801.zip

• Version 2.5, 4 May 2019, 64-bit Intel from github.com/kanjitalk755/macemu source
For Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) through macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
Download: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... 190504.zip

• For both the above version 2.5 builds:
- If you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application.
- If you use an older keycodes file, you will also need to replace that file with this new one: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... ycodes.zip
- For a new setup, also download the SheepShaver folder: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... folder.zip
- For more information see the revised setup manual: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

• Version 2.4, 9 July 2018, 32-bit only from github.com/cebix/macemu source
For Intel Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) through MacOSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Download: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... 180709.zip
- If you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application.
- For a new setup, also download the SheepShaver folder: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... folder.zip
- For more information see the revised setup manual: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

• Version 2.4, 1 February 2014 from github.com/cebix/macemu source
For PPC Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and later
Download: https://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsh ... 140201.zip
- If you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application.
- For more information see the revised setup manual: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... _setup_old


Installation and setup (All builds/versions)
If you set up SheepShaver for the first time, you will also need a compatible ROM file and a retail MacOS install CD (or an install CD disk image).
For other than US English keyboard layouts a keycodes file is needed.
The SheepShaver Scripts can be used to delete the prefs and nvram files to be able to start a new setup from scratch.

Setup manual
See the setup manual for more information.
July 2018 and later builds for Intel Macs: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup
February 2014 build for PPC Macs: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... _setup_old

Known issues
July 2018 and later builds for Intel Macs: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... own_issues
February 2014 build for PPC Macs: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... own_issues
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Rewritten with new recommended builds.

Note that also the setup guides are revised with new information.
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Posted the 6 October 2019 notarized build by emendelson (many thanks!) that should run in Catalina.
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Posted the 11 October 2019 notarized build by emendelson (many thanks!) that now uses SDL2 version 2.0.10.
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Posted the 18 October 2019 build, again with SDL2 2.0.9, because the SDL2 2.0.10 build had a serious CapsLock issue.
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Posted the 4 December 2019 build.
Again with SDL2 2.0.10, now with CaspLock issue solved.
Disturbing message in Catalina "would like to receive keystrokes from any application" solved.
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Posted 12 January 2020 build, recommended for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) through macOS 10.15 (Catalina)/

'Unix' shared folder issue (loss of file resource forks) with APFS file system on host solved.
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Posted the 8 March 2020 build, recommended for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) through 10.15 (Catalina).

This build now has etherhelper support.
See also this topics: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewt ... f=6&t=8067
and discussion here: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewt ... 477#p65477
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Posted the 15 March build to replace the 8 March build that appeared to be faulty.
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Posted the 26 July build that solves the black screen freeze at full screen launch.
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Posted the 10 August build that solves the crash at shutdown that was introduced in the 26 July build.
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Posted the 22 September 2020 build that adds two new advanced features;
- Option to enlarge the window while preserving guest screen resolution.
- Option to pass on guest gamma settings to the host
See setup manual for more information on advanced features.
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Posted the 31 January 2021 build

Edit: This build was withdrawn because of issues.
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Posted 2 February 2021 build.

- Fix for freeze at startup in 31 January 2021 build
- Various fixes
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Posted 7 February 2021 build.

- Improved fix for 'Unix' shared folder issue where resource forks would not be saved on a host with APFS file system
- Will now play a file "startup.wav" if present in the SheepShaver folder
- Will now allow redirect with slirp networking (See this BasiliskII forum topic: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7782)
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Posted 10 February 2021 build.

- Minor issue with initial window title in 7 February build fixed
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Posted 27 February 2021 build.

- Minor cosmetic issue during startup in fullscreen mode solved for Macs with Metal capable GPU. (The issue remains for older non-Metal Macs.)
- Adds another advanced feature: Option to set a custom window title with a prefs item "title". (See setup manual for information.)
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Posted 1 March 2021 build.

- Cosmetic issue during startup in fullscreen mode now also solved for non-Metal Macs
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Posted 17 March 2021 build.

- Negative values for "Lines to Scroll" (mousewheellines) can be entered, thus reversing the scroll direction.
- Adds another advanced feature: Option to shorten the sound buffer length with a prefs item "sound_buffer". (See setup manual for information.)
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Posted 28 April 2021 build.

- Universal (fat) binary, x86_64 and arm64.
- New prefs item "name_encoding" to correct non-MacRoman file names in "Unix" shared folder. (See Advanced features in setup manual.)
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Posted 14 June 2021 universal build.

- JIT Compiler is not functional anymore on Apple Silicon, JIT settings will be ignored.
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Posted 3 July 2021 universal build.

- Fix for issue with thousands colors mode in universal builds when run on Intel (x86_64)
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Posted the 1 August 2021 universal build.

- Fix for Caps Lock key not working
(The issue was introduced in February 2021 and later builds by a change in SDL2 2.0.14 that was noticed only recently.)
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