BasiliskII for Windows

About BasiliskII, a 68k Mac emulator for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux that can run System 7.x through MacOS 8.1.

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Unfortunately, I can't update MSYS32 because the server reports that the PGP key is "unknown". I hope that's a temporary problem, and will try again later. Sigh!

EDIT: The solution to that problem is here:

https://www.msys2.org/news/#2020-06-29-new-packagers

It would have been nice if the installer had been updated since last 29 June, but at least this works. Now to try building...
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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Another point: I hope you'll consider adding a link to the fix that I described in the preceding post. The instructions in the wiki won't work for a new installation unless that fix is applied. Maybe this will be sorted out in the next version of the installer, but until then, the fix is necessary.
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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Done. I ran into this as well when that change was made.

It is always a trade-off between taking the user by the hand and not taking responsibility for something outside our "domain" ;-)

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Hi,

I have been trying to get Basilisk II running on my x64 Windows 10 Home PC. I still had a bunch of old Mac game CDs from way back when and wanted to see if I could get any of them to run. But I've run into trouble; basically, whenever I launch the program, the start up chime plays and I get a blank grey screen in the BasiliskII and that is all. I am not sure if I need a different ROM file, Boot image, or a setting in the preferences or setup, etc. Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Hi,

Which OS are you trying to install? And which rom are you using?
Can you copy the contents of your BasiliskII_prefs file in your answer?

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Hi Cat_7,

I am trying to use a Mac OS 8.0 CD; I am using a Quadra 900 ROM. Here is the contents of the preference file:

displaycolordepth 0
disk C:\Users\gdavi\Desktop\Basilisk II New\Hard Drive
cdrom D:\
extfs
screen win/800/600
seriala COM1
serialb COM2
udptunnel false
udpport 6066
rom C:\Users\gdavi\Desktop\Basilisk II New\MAC OS ROM
bootdrive 0
bootdriver 0
ramsize 67108864
frameskip 1
modelid 14
cpu 4
fpu true
nocdrom false
nosound false
noclipconversion false
nogui false
jit false
jitfpu true
jitdebug false
jitcachesize 8192
jitlazyflush true
jitinline true
keyboardtype 5
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
hotkey 0
scale_nearest false
scale_integer false
yearofs 0
dayofs 0
mag_rate 0
swap_opt_cmd true
ignoresegv true
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
idlewait true
enableextfs true
debugextfs false
extdrives CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
pollmedia true
etherpermanentaddress true
ethermulticastmode 0
routerenabled false
ftp_port_list 21
portfile0 C:\B2TEMP0.OUT
portfile1 C:\B2TEMP1.OUT
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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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Hi,

I gather you do not yet have installed Mac OS 8 and are trying to boot from the real CD.
The Quadra 900 rom you are using will not boot the CD to the desktop, please find a Quadra 650 rom which will. If you want, you can later on change the rom. But note the 650 rom seems to work best.

That should do it....

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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That did it! Thanks!

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Re: BasiliskII for Windows

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A new build has been linked to in the first post in this thread.
-a new pref item "title" allows setting the name of the Basilisk window.

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