Classic Mac emulation (was Re: Microkernels (WAS RE: New to the list.))
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Aug 5 13:46:06 CDT 2006
>Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> You going to be the one to get companies like Apple to port all the
>> Classic apps that haven't been updated in half of forever (i.e. still
>> 68k)? Some of us have applications that there is no modern equivalent
>> of. Sadly the solution needs to be a well integrated 3rd party
>> emulator for the newer systems :^(
>Basilisk II works just fine for me as an 020 or 040 emulator. I only
>wish it would run A/UX and support virtual floppies.
>There's also mini-VMac as well. The original vMac seems to have fell
>off the face of the planet. Its website is still up, but you can no
>longer download the packages.
I've head of these, but haven't tried them yet, as I'm still running
10.3.9 on a G5, so can still run my software under classic. Ideally
I'd like a PPC emulator, even a 604e would work for me.
I need something that supports networking, interfaces cleanly with
the host OS's filesystem, and gives me a decent sized screen
(1280x1024 would do nicely). Ideally PPC support, but just 68k
support would let me run the most important stuff.
I really need to check check out a modern version of Basilisk II and
mini-vMac! It might even allow me to move to Mac OS X 10.4.
>There's also Executor which you can find here: http://www.ardi.com/
>which is mostly compatible with 68K Mac OS software. It's not open
>source, but there are binaries for windows and linux.
Wow, I remember them well, I used the Demo 10+ years ago to write
floppies on my P90 laptop running Windows and Linux (it could access
the Internet, when I was in the US and had phone access) that could
be read on my PowerBook 520c. It was pretty cool. IIRC, the demo
was also where I got what was one of my favorite Mac OS X games :^)
To bad they're not still a functioning business.
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