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About QEMU, a PPC Mac emulator (among many others) for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux that can run Mac OS 9.0 up to Mac OS X 10.5
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Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 am

The check would be to see if Bugdom runs....

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:22 am

Graphics acceleration?

I'm not sure I've understood some of the latest posts correctly. Has graphics acceleration been achieved on Qemu for OS X guests (like, say, Tiger)? If so, can Front Row run on such virtual machines? If it doesn't work yet, will that goal be achievable in the near future?

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:38 am

Hi,

No, there is no Graphics Acceleration. Only the basic drivers load. The GA drivers garble the OSX screen.
There would have to be a relation to hardware to get real acceleration, and currently there is none. So, even thought the driver might load, all graphics would still have to be calculated through software.

Best,
Cat_7

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks.

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:01 am

So, I'm using the latest screamer build (Qemu-4.0pre-OSX-Altivec-Screamer-09-02-2019) on Mac OS X and was wondering if there was a way to enable internet and sound on Mac OS X Public Beta?

Here's my qemu.command file
Code:
#!/bin/bash
cd "$(dirname "$0")"

./qemu-system-ppc -L pc-bios -boot c -M mac99 -cpu G4 -m 1024 -prom-env 'auto-boot?=true' -prom-env 'boot-args=-v' -drive file=MacintoshHD.dmg,format=raw,media=disk -drive file=files.dmg,format=raw,media=disk -rtc base="2000-09-13",clock=vm -netdev user,id=network01 -device sungem,netdev=network01 -device VGA,edid=on

Do I need to add anything to my command file to enable audio & an internet connection in Mac OS X Public Beta?

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Hi,

I just installed the PB from the macintoshgarden.
Internet should work with that command line. Internet Explorer tries to open e.g., www.google.com, but crashes...(what's new).

It seems the PB does not like the screamer code. As soon as I click a sound, Qemu starts throwing errors ... invalid key ....

Best,
Cat_7

Re: GSOC qemu Boot Mac OS >= 8.5 on PowerPC system

Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:02 am

I think I got USB audio working on PB; screamer is incompatible.

For internet, it works, but you should disable the time server prior to enabling it, or PB will call home to Apple, set the time, and immediately stop working.
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