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Mac OS 9 Within Reach
« on: January 18, 2022, 04:29:04 PM »
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Installation Help・Extending the functionality of Mac OS 9 Post


Mac OS 9 Within Reach.

You are here

So you finally got your hands in something that, 'at least' can run;
      Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
      Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
      Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
      Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
      Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
And you’re using the Classic Environment to reach Mac OS 9.
      
Or you are using emulators such as;
      Basilisk II -An Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator for Mac OS 0.x thru 8.1
      
      Mini vMac emulate a Macintosh Plus and can run Apple Macintosh System versions 1.1 to 7.5.5

      SheepShaver -An Open Source PowerMac Emulator for Mac OS 9.0.4
      Maybe you’re using the Chubby Bunny bundle.
      
Or you are using PowerPC emulation such as QEMU;
      QEMU with Mac OS 9 guest *and working audio.
      https://gist.github.com/openfirmware/a78141366efc81421228e40bd39d695d
      
      Emulating Mac OS 9.2 with sound on Apple Silicons and Intel.
      https://blog.greggant.com/posts/2021/12/18/ppc-qemu-mac-os-9-with-sound-on-apple-silicon-intel-mac.html
      
Or you have a RaspBerry PI.

Or you are using something else -the list goes on...


In any case, you've found a way to reach any of the Original Operating Systems, but what n⦿w ?

Howto play a synthesizer or in a DAW in Mac OS 9, from your positi⦿n ?

Get:
OMS & V.M.K properly installed.
OMS (Opcode MIDI System/Open Music System) 2.3.8 will do. Install▷ Click Search▷ Click OK. Now you can use the ○○ IAC Bus #1
V.M.K “lets you use your computer keyboard as a MIDI controller unit. It is primarily developed for PowerBook users on the run, but may be useful for anyone without a MIDI keyboard at hand.”

If you launch your synth first -before you launch V.M.K -you can choose the synth from V.M.K's MIDI Port.

This only works for Macintosh PPC.
I’ll search for 68K options.

All-right, so you’re in Mac OS 9, and you wanna to try 68k architecture applicati⦿n ?

Get:
SoftwareFPU
or
PowerFPU
From our beloved Macintosh Garden

Try your first synth:
Absynth 1.0.2.sit
If this doesn't work.

Download:
Absynth 1.0.2.sit.hqx
(Use Stuffit to Remove BinHex Encoding -within Mac OS 9)

You can also try other standalone synthesizers like, Unity DS-1 or Retro AS-1 etc.


Enjoy!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2022, 06:49:50 AM by Cashed »
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