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Author:  emendelson [ Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

OK, this was another thing I neglected to change when I converted the Mac OS 9 app from single-user to multi-user-capable. I've got it fixed but want to test it some more. Will post here when it's ready.

Author:  emendelson [ Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

This should now be fixed. Ever since I complicated this system by making it work for multiple users and by switching to a sparsebundle format for the main disk, everything got extremely complicated. If there are still problems, then you can download the old single-user version which works reliably, but doesn't use a sparsebundle and works only a single-user system when run from the Applications folder.

Author:  almeath [ Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

emendelson wrote:
This should now be fixed. Ever since I complicated this system by making it work for multiple users and by switching to a sparsebundle format for the main disk, everything got extremely complicated. If there are still problems, then you can download the old single-user version which works reliably, but doesn't use a sparsebundle and works only a single-user system when run from the Applications folder.


Thanks for your work on this. It does import successfully now.

Now that SheepShaver supports it, is there a way to specify that CD images import as a virtual CD-ROM, rather than as a hard disk?

Author:  emendelson [ Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

almeath wrote:
Now that SheepShaver supports it, is there a way to specify that CD images import as a virtual CD-ROM, rather than as a hard disk?


Just to clarify: what has changed is not SheepShaver, but the AppleScript in my Mac OS 9 app that launches SheepShaver.

And you're right that it should be possible to mount an image as a CD-ROM. That is now supported in the current version.

Anyone who finds this AppleScript application useful in their work, or who is glad to have it, is welcome to visit:

http://wpdos.org/voluntary.html

Author:  almeath [ Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

emendelson wrote:
And you're right that it should be possible to mount an image as a CD-ROM. That is now supported in the current version.


I tried dragging different images onto the app and it works well. For some reason, several of the CD images still displayed as hard drive icons on the desktop, but it seems they are still recognized as CDs by MacOS.

I know I keep throwing requests at you .. but could there be an ability to import multiple CD images to be mounted simultaneously? There are some multiple CD games (i.e. Riven) where it would be useful to mount all the images at once. This can be done within the standard SheepShaver preferences file, so I am hoping it could be incorporated into your script? When I try dragging a second image onto the app, it says it will remove the original image and replace it with the new one as the second disk.

Author:  emendelson [ Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

almeath wrote:
I know I keep throwing requests at you .. but could there be an ability to import multiple CD images to be mounted simultaneously? There are some multiple CD games (i.e. Riven) where it would be useful to mount all the images at once. This can be done within the standard SheepShaver preferences file, so I am hoping it could be incorporated into your script? When I try dragging a second image onto the app, it says it will remove the original image and replace it with the new one as the second disk.


Very interesting idea. I hadn't thought of it because I don't actually use this system. Yes, I can easily do that, and I've already got it working in a no-frills way. I've added a voluntary-contribution ink to my download page for this system, and if any substantial contributions come in, I'll put in the time needed to make it work smoothly.

Author:  emendelson [ Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

I've updated this to include kanjitalk755's recent improvements. Linear scaling and nearest-integer scaling are turned on by default.

Author:  emendelson [ Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

I've now completely reworked the SheepShaver Wrapper app so that that it uses the SheepShaver Preferences pane in the normal way.

When you launch the SheepShaver Wrapper for the first time, it sets the Unix folder as your Documents folder, but it will remember any change you make to the Unix folder in the Preferences pane. If you enter a non-existent folder in the Preferences pane, it will automatically set the Unix folder as your Documents folder.

Author:  almeath [ Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

Is anyone experiencing problems with the wrapper in the latest version of Mojave (10.14.5)?

It was working perfectly for me up to 10.14.4, but following the update, I am getting a black screen and beach ball when I run it. I have to force quit because it does not respond at all.

I also tried dropping the latest SheepShaver build (4 May 2019) into the wrapper, and it does the same thing. So it does not appear to be an issue with the latest build of SheepShaver in 10.14.5.

Author:  emendelson [ Mon May 20, 2019 7:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

No problem here under Mojave 10.14.5. Possibly something's wrong with the disk image on which you installed the classic OS? That's just a guess.

Author:  almeath [ Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

emendelson wrote:
No problem here under Mojave 10.14.5. Possibly something's wrong with the disk image on which you installed the classic OS? That's just a guess.


Thanks. I will do some more testing with fresh disk images. The two things that confuse me are that the existing wrappers worked normally before the update (nothing was moved or copied) and SheepShaver 2.5 VMs (using the same disk images) are still working fine for me.

Author:  almeath [ Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

After some more testing, the problem is now manifesting itself with the SheepShaver 2.5 application. I will raise the issue in the main forum.

Author:  emendelson [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Standalone SheepShaver for OS X (add ROM and OS 8.5-9.0.

I've now updated the SheepShaver Wrapper so that (1) it runs smoothly under Catalina and (2) it includes a 4GB blank disk image on which to install OS 8 or 9. The 4GB image is in sparsebundle format, so it only occupies about 26MB until you install something to it. There's a second 4GB image in the same folder, and, if you need extra space you can add that from the Preferences Pane.

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