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, 28 April 2021, universal (x86_64 and arm64) from github.com/kanjitalk755/macemu source
Recommended for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) through macOS 11 (Big Sur).
(Not extensively tested on earlier macOS versions, but this build will probably also run fine on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) through macOS 10.12 (Sierra). Worth a try if you want to use the newer features.)
Download: https://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver ... 210428.zip

New in this 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.)

New in recent builds:
- 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.)
- Cosmetic issue during startup in fullscreen mode now also solved for non-Metal Macs
- 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.)

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: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... ycodes.zip

For a new setup, also download the SheepShaver folder: https://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver ... folder.zip
For more information see the revised setup manual: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

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

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: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... ycodes.zip

For a new setup, also download the SheepShaver folder: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... 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, MacOSX 10.4 (Tiger) through MacOSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Download: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... 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: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... 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, MacOSX 10.4 (Tiger) and later
Download: http://ronaldpr.home.xs4all.nl/sheepsha ... 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 have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application.
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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