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Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Our member munkymajic developed a brand new basilisk II GUI. The development process and testing could be followed in another topic. Now a public beta version is available to use and test.

It should work in OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) through macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
Note: The app is not yet signed or notarized, so one must use the Finder contextual menu (right-click or control-click) to open it the first time.

Download: https://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/Basilisk%20II%20GUI%200.14f.zip

The developer asked me to add the md5 checksum: 88a817a333206cd99bb0e5738ed15b94
He also would appreciate it if you clicked the "BETA" button to read the EULA.

Author:  suvayanr [ Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Is the "Create" button supposed to be greyed out? When will that functionality be available?

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

This is a first beta, not yet even version 1.0, not all planned features are available yet.

If you want to add a new empty volume, you can use Disk Utility to create an empty HFS+ read/write image and add that file to the volumes list in the GUI. When you then launch BasiliskII, you will be asked to initialize the new volume. When you do that, it will be formatted Standard HFS.

Author:  BadGoldEagle [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

This is great. It even helped me figure out what was wrong with the high CPU usage/temperature problem on Catalina (See my thread for details).

I only have one suggestion and I don't think it'll be too difficult to implement.
There's at the moment no way to re-order disk images, so if you want to change your boot volume (which I used to do in the old Carbon app by dragging things around in the list) you still have to edit the config file manually in TextEdit.
Apart from that, it's perfect. No glitches to report.

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Yes, that would be a nice future feature.

In the meantime, our member emendelson created the "Basilisk II Disk Image Chooser", a nice little script utility for managing the volumes list.
http://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/Bas ... hooser.zip

Author:  adespoton [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Is there a Catalina version of this? I just tossed my copy because it's cursed with the (\) overlay.

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

adespoton wrote:
Is there a Catalina version of this? I just tossed my copy because it's cursed with the (\) overlay.

I suppose this is about the Disk Image Chooser?
It is an AppleScript application. You could try opening it in Script Editor and Saving it again.

Author:  adespoton [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:
adespoton wrote:
Is there a Catalina version of this? I just tossed my copy because it's cursed with the (\) overlay.

I suppose this is about the Disk Image Chooser?
It is an AppleScript application. You could try opening it in Script Editor and Saving it again.


Yes, it is... I guess I should prod emendelson on this one; I seem to recall we had a chat about some of the other applescript tools he and I have done in the past. I just wanted to ensure that the one he's currently providing is Catalina-proof, as the version I had was not. I don't actually use it, just had it for testing.

Author:  emendelson [ Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Here's a notarized version. I haven't tested it under Catalina because I don't have a standard BasiliskII setup running in Catalina, but I suppose it should work. Can't hurt to try:

http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/Basilisk% ... hooser.zip

Ronald, if we hear that this works under Catalina, could you host it here?

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

No one tried the notarized "Basilisk II Disk Image Chooser" in Catalina yet?

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

There is a new Basilisk II GUI beta build, now with the possibility to re-arrange the disk images in the volumes list by dragging!

Download: https://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/Basilisk%20II%20GUI%200.14f.zip

md5 checksum: 88a817a333206cd99bb0e5738ed15b94

Author:  emendelson [ Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

The link got broken by the forum software. This should work:

https://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/Basilisk%20II%20GUI%200.14f.zip

And the program looks very, very fine! Well done.

Edit (by Ronald): Not the forum software, but my mistake. I forgot that the file name contains spaces. I corrected the links. Thanks.

Author:  snowypeak [ Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

I don't know if I am stupid or what, I have managed to emulate a mac on an Amiga back in the 1990's, but this seems a bit difficult.

-basilisk ii folder is in my home folder, and inside that is a Shared folder (with the .smi and .part files)
-I have created the hfs+ image as suggested, and followed the basilisk ii guides.

-I have the quadra rom file added

-I have added the mascsartupos7.img file in the volumes, as well as the hfs+ .dmg image
-i have disabled sound just to be safe
-resolution is 800x600
-68040 selected and 16 mb ram

-The "start" button is grayed out
-If I start basiliskii independently, the emulation starts with a question mark appearing on a picture of disk, like it would like to have a disk inserted.

-Not quite sure what to do next. Please educate me? I would really like to make this work!

-my macOs is 10.14.5 mojave ,retina macbook air 2018 version

Thank you,

Ilkka, from Finland

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Your issues are not about the new BasiliskII GUI, but about how to set up BasiliskII.
Apparently, you did not follow our setup guide: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/ba ... _osx_setup

If you had,
- you would have downloaded the "DiskTools_MacOS8" image as startup disk
- you would not have created a hfs+ volume (System 7.5.3 will not run on hfs+) but you would have created a volume using the GUi app.
- you would also have created an Installer Parts volume using the GUI.

Follow our setup guide.
- The new GUI looks different, but all the same settings are there.
- The Start button is not yet available in this beta GUI. Instead Save the settings, quit the GUI, and Launch BasiliskII itself.
- You can ignore the JIT Compiler settings. JIT is not available in current BasiliskII builds.

Author:  snowypeak [ Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Thank you, worked beautifully!

Author:  MrBrown [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Hello,

Thank you for the fantastic information and resources.

I am having trouble with creating the two disk images. The create button is grayed out on the GUI software. As suggested I attempted to create images using disk utility and used the add button to add them to my Basilisk II setup. My system is APFS and there is not option for HFS+. I tried the APFS. When I launch Basilisk II it runs but neither disk shows up. Only the disk tools and the unix folder (and the trash can).

Any help getting the disk images to show up will be greatly appreciated.

Best,
Larry

MacBook Pro, OSX Catalina, Retina, SSD

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Disk Utility in Catalina can make new empty HFS+ disk images, it is even the default suggested format. But HFS+ can only be used in Mac OS 8.1 and later.

For earlier Mac OS versions you will need HFS volumes. I know of no way to create HFS images in Catalina. You can download blank HFS (and HFS+) image files of various sizes here: https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/disk-images-emulators

Author:  MrBrown [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Thank you very much Ronald. The downloadable disk images worked like a charm.

Best,
Larry

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

If you are familiar with Terminal, there is an easy workaround. Simply create an empty file with the desired size:

cd to the folder where you want to save the file. Then do:
Code:
mkfile -n 2g Filename.img

2g is the size, 2 GB
For the size you can use b (Bytes), k (KB), m (MB) or g (GB)

Filename.img is the file name.
If you want to use spaces in the file name you need to use backslashes before the spaces or quotation marks around the file name.
File\ Name.img or "File Name.img" will create the file 'File Name.img'

You can add the file to the volume list in the GUI. If the GUI tells you that the volume is "Not Found", you can ignore that. Save the change.

When you start BasiliskII, the system will happily name and initialize the new volume.

Author:  adespoton [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

HFS Disk Image Maker as linked somewhere in these forums will make HFS images from a folder in Catalina. I tested it last week, so I know it's still working :)

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

HFS Disk Maker does not work here in Catalina. I cannot set a size. It creates a 1K file and initializing in BasiliskII fails.

Author:  adespoton [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

I may have fiddled with my copy. When I get back to that computer, I'll take a look, and share what I've got :)

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

I found an app 'HFSUtilsGUI' on my Mac that I forgot about and that works fine in Catalina for creating HFS (and HFS+) disk images. After a search in the forum I found where it was presented here by our member sentient06
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8337&p=51502&hilit=hfsutilsgui#p51502
The download link does not work anymore. I will add the utility to our wiki downloads.

Edit: Download link also here: https://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/HFSUtilsGUI.zip

Author:  adespoton [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Hmm... I think that's the one I was testing; I may have tossed the other once I realized it didn't work on Catalina.

Author:  Ronald P. Regensburg [ Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

Ah, I see now. Both work in Catalina.

HFS Disk Maker works for creating HFS disk image files from folders.
HFSUtilsGUI works for creating blank HFS (and HFS+) disk image files.

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