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Hi,

I have been trying to get EmMAc running. I dedicated a whole 6.4 Gb IDE disk to DOS and installed EmMac. It does run from a floppy I prepared with HFV explorer to contain a system 7 startup image.
Running "config.exe" allows you to set several option like the screen size (640x480 doesn't run), and create a hard disk image. This image should be initialized when the system starts, however I believe the version available through the wiki can't write to disks. So the disk image isn't recognized and can't be initialized for installation.
I also tried to use a disk image created with softmac and wth HFV explorer.

Anybody with a brilliant idea to get more functionality out of it?

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Did you try nitializing a disk in Basilisk and then installing onto that?
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Yep, tried it all.

I'm also trying to find Giuseppe Ciobbo's email address without much luck.
He seems to be a teacher at: ITIS "G. Ferraris" in Napoli

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Heh. That's awesome. You should definatly send him an e-mail. I'm sure he hasn't thought about his emulator in a decade or so...
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(turns out that I had his given and family names mixed up in the wiki. Fixed.)
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Found no email address of him directly, but I sent a messege to the school asking if they will provide his address or forward my messege to him.

W'll see what happens...

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I downloaded EmMac about 4 or 5 years ago and had no look. I don't think I even got it to load up, but that was partly down to lack of English documentation. Maybe I will try again sometime.
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ClockWise wrote:(turns out that I had his given and family names mixed up in the wiki. Fixed.)
The use of the last name, first name format is not uncommon in some countries.
So, no problem. I gathered as much from the names itself.
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So did you have any luck with this?
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Nope, no reply. And I also gave up on emmac...

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On my latest effort to get in contact with mister Giuseppe Ciobbo, I got a reply!
Mr Ciobbo suggests he might update the current version some time soon to a non time-limited one, running in DOS.

Let's see what happens!

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Great work, Cat_7!

Your persistence has paid off at last!
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Everyone get your DOSBOX ready...
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Sounds interesting.

I just hope someone will be able to provide some English documentation.
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Hi,

I have been trying to get EmMAc running. I dedicated a whole 6.4 Gb IDE disk to DOS and installed EmMac. It does run from a floppy I prepared with HFV explorer to contain a system 7 startup image.
Running "config.exe" allows you to set several option like the screen size (640x480 doesn't run), and create a hard disk image. This image should be initialized when the system starts, however I believe the version available through the wiki can't write to disks. So the disk image isn't recognized and can't be initialized for installation.
I also tried to use a disk image created with softmac and wth HFV explorer.

Anybody with a brilliant idea to get more functionality out of it?

Best wishes,
Cat_7
Did you try writing a larger disk image to a larger storage medium?
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Any news about EmMac?
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Mominul wrote: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:39 pm Any news about EmMac?
Bump.

Any news?

Would be nice if the source code was released...
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