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Classic Mac OS Software (Discussions on Applications) => Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! => Topic started by: SonikArchitects on July 26, 2018, 06:55:03 PM

Title: Sheepshaver - 9.3
Post by: SonikArchitects on July 26, 2018, 06:55:03 PM
Anyone brave enough to try this craziness? Is this even possible??
Best!
_BT
Title: Re: Sheepshaver - 9.3
Post by: Naiw on August 28, 2018, 09:49:17 AM
Anyone brave enough to try this craziness? Is this even possible??
Best!
_BT

No. Sheepshaver don't emulate the MMU and won't work with anything requiring the system to use nano kernel 2.x.

Use QEMU instead, I know "speed" is the most common argument for Sheepshaver, but there is a reason why it's quick- it simply don't emulate a lot, similar to Basillisk II it overrides and patches drivers instead, Mac OS runs as an application (with or without CPU emulation depending on your host system and host cpu) but compatibility suffers.

QEMU emulates basically everything. A more sustainable approach would be to do something similar to MacOnLinux using Qemu as base, ie. emulate the things that needs to be emulated and patch the drivers for everything else. It can give both good compatibility and speed.