PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

About PearPC, a PPC Mac emulator for Windows and Linux that can run MacOS X up to 10.4.

Moderators: Cat_7, Ronald P. Regensburg

Post Reply
swordlink1
Tinkerer
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 pm

PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by swordlink1 »

The refresh rate was at 40, so it crashed every minute. I decided to use 100 refresh rate now instead, and when I completed the registration, the mouse locked up. :roll:
Forgot how many times I screeched.
Why does this happen anyways?
If you need more info, tell me ;)
swordlink1
Tinkerer
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 pm

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by swordlink1 »

Mac OS X 10.1
If you need more info, tell me ;)
swordlink1
Tinkerer
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm switching to QEMU

Post by swordlink1 »

I am literally done with it locking up all the time
If you need more info, tell me ;)
win.exe
Inquisitive Elf
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by win.exe »

That’s also why I switched to QEMU. It’s a bit slower, but the mouse doesn’t lock up.
User avatar
ClockWise
Site Admin
Posts: 4030
Joined: Mon May 20, 2002 4:37 am
Location: Uiwang
Contact:

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by ClockWise »

Indeed, using QEMU is the general suggestion here. PearPC is ancient. It is important to approach it with limited expectations.
User avatar
adespoton
Forum All-Star
Posts: 3166
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:11 am
Location: Emaculation.com
Contact:

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by adespoton »

madreamer wrote:That’s also why I switched to QEMU. It’s a bit slower, but the mouse doesn’t lock up.
"A bit slower" is somewhat subjective. PearPC boots up faster; I haven't seen much of a difference in performance between it and a current QEMU when actually running applications, especially when said QEMU has sound disabled like PearPC does.
win.exe
Inquisitive Elf
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by win.exe »

swordlink1 wrote:The refresh rate was at 40, so it crashed every minute. I decided to use 100 refresh rate now instead, and when I completed the registration, the mouse locked up. :roll:
Forgot how many times I screeched.
Why does this happen anyways?
A thing I used to do on my Windows XP machine was I give PearPC the mouse when I need it and take it back when I don’t need it. It was locking up too, but less frequently than giving it the mouse all the time and taking the mouse away when you need it for your host computer.
win.exe
Inquisitive Elf
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by win.exe »

I also compiled a list of stuff that the PowerPC emulators do.
SheepShaver emulates Mac OS 7.1.2-Mac OS 9.0.4 and has memory issues.
PearPC emulates Mac OS X 10.1-10.4 (No Classic) and has mouse problems.
Qemu (PPC) emulates Mac OS 9.0.4-Mac OS 10.5 (With Classic) and has speed problems.
User avatar
adespoton
Forum All-Star
Posts: 3166
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:11 am
Location: Emaculation.com
Contact:

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by adespoton »

Good summary of the three PPC emulators; probably also worthwhile pointing out that PearPC doesn't support audio, and that QEMU-PPC is under active development (and has fewer speed issues than it did 6 months ago).
swordlink1
Tinkerer
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 pm

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by swordlink1 »

Note that this is happens with programs that requires much power. iMovie locked up the mouse.
If you need more info, tell me ;)
smartvn2020
Space Cadet
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:05 am

Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

Post by smartvn2020 »

I have also switched to using QEMU
Post Reply