Mini vMac – Emulator of early Macs

November 4, 2018

I’ve been running Mini vMac on my power pc iMac and my Intel Macs for awhile. Thought I’d post some thoughts.

https://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/index.html

https://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/dnld_std.html

https://sites.google.com/site/minivmacapplicationsv6/systems-os

https://sites.google.com/site/minivmacapplicationsv6/games

I’ve been able to copy all the files from a small HD drive to one of the larger drive images and boot that one. Picture below is a HD128 MB. Files came from a 20 MB. Following link has many image sizes.

https://sites.google.com/site/minivmacapplicationsv6/disk-images-and-roms

https://sites.google.com/site/minivmacapplicationsv6/apps

The Mini vMac Boot v2 is version MacOS 7.5.5. But it comes on a 20MB image.

I downloaded the 192 MB image and copied the contents of the 20 MB to the 192 MB.

However, to get it to boot completely you need to rename the 192 MB image to Mini vMac Boot v2. Then you have lots of room to add all the Apps and Games.

Many games at following link.

https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/system_6_hell

Below is 20 MB image I took System Files and other files from for the HD128.

Above, startup without an image.

Below, running Clariworks 3.0.

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Links Pro for MacOS iBook and Mac OS 8 or 9 – Golf

September 1, 2018

I’ve been playing LinksPro on my Performa 6214CD Mac (OS 8.50 for some time. That version is from 3.5″ disks. I just recently loaded, via a CD version, LinksPro on to my Clamshell iBook (OS 9.2.2). It runs great.

Here are some pictures. Plus some peculiarities I’ve run into. Here’s link to all courses for Links Pro and LinksLS plus games themselves.

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/links-pro

Added these 5 courses no problem. Each has it’s own installer.

Recently acquired the Firestone course. It came on 3.5″ disks and the iBook would not recognize the 2nd 3.5 Disk. I tried 3 different usb 3.5 external drives. None worked. However, there was no issue installing on my Performa 6214CD Mac running MacOS 8.5.

So, what I did was copy the installed Firestone course file and the Firestone Links Extra file from the Performa to 1.44 HD 3.5 disks. Then I copied these to the respective folders on the iBook. BINGO! Firestone now runs on my iBook.


New Battery for my Blue Clamshell iBook

August 21, 2018

Finally bought the replacement battery for my Blue iBook. I had one in my Tangerine iBook and it was doing well after a full year. (I use it very infrequently) The new battery is 5200 mAh versus the old 4400. When first charging, it took a good 15-20 minutes to get off 0%. But then it moved very nicely up to 100%. This iBook boots to either OS 10.3.9 or MacOS 9.2.2. Images for both are below..

Showing remaining time.

Following images are LinksPro Golf running macOS 9.2.2 on the same iBook.


Chess by Interplay – Vintage Mac

June 14, 2018

I like chess games but I’ve never seen level selections like this before. I really like it. WINNER !


Battle Chess by MacPlay on my IIsi, Performa 6214CD and Tangerine iBook.

March 24, 2018

I like it on my Apple II’s. So I grabbed a version for my Mac side. Running on my Mac IIsi with VGA to Samsung SyncMaster 710N. My IIsi has a Daystar 50 MHz upgrade in it and maxed out memory so it ran ok, even from a 300CD external drive. The iBook Ran nicely from the CD. It was the really smooth after I copied Battle Chess to the hard drive.

And, here is the Enhanced CD-Rom version running on my Performa 6214CD internal cd drive.

It ran horribly slow from the internal CD drive. 4 minutes plus from clicking on Battle Chess icon to pieces appeared. It also took nearly 20-30 seconds retrieving the battle moves when a piece was taken.


SheepShaver Emulator- MacOS 9 on MacBook Pro

September 28, 2017

SheepShaver – The following link is to a fully operational preconfigured OS9 version that runs on Intel Macs. This version is complete, ready to run. The rom and all the hard drives on the screen are included. The instructions are pretty easy. I’ve posted some screen snaps below to illustrate some Setup pieces.

https://archive.org/details/COIClassicOnIntelV4.0.1ChubbyBunny

This blog has this great write up on how to modify defaults.

https://happymacs.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/sheepshavers-and-chubby-bunnies-the-weird-and-wonderful-world-of-classic-on-intel/

Here is the Mac OS 9 desktop

The picture below is CalrisWorks 4 with the text I imported from a text file I saved from AppleWorks [ you actually have to print the AppleWorks file to text, there is no save as text option ] on my Virtual IIe Emulator. The first paragraph tells you how I did it. The beginning text is all related to Beagle Brothers SuperFonts in AppleWorks.


Other pages:      http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7360

Below is a conversation on the FaceBook forum after an issue with it when I upgraded to Sierra on my MacBook Pro.

SheepShaver Emulator: I just upgraded my MacBook Pro to Sierra and SheepShaver boots to OS9 just fine but as soon as I click in the window it crashes. Any thoughts?


Publish It Easy v2.1.9 on Macintosh PowerBook 165c

September 1, 2017

In addition to my Apple II Collection, which comprises nearly all my posts, I have a few PowerBooks and iBooks. Here is my PowerBook 165c running Publish It Easy. It’s made by Timeworks who produced the PublishIt series for the Apple II. The PowerBook version is much more powerful, which you’d expect. The Spell Checker is super fast.

Here’s a link to download it.  http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/publish-it-easy-v219

Standard two column mode with text wrapping around some imported graphics.


Selected 4 column mode; imported ms-word file; adjusted font type and size. Basic stuff.

Overlaying picture, actually a screen snapshot. Different fonts.

Spell Checking.

Graphic overlay. Automatic word wrap.

Manuals.