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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Why does this guy's OS 9 desktop look so weird?

Hey guys, just wondering in this video why this guy's installation of Sheepshaver looks so weird, especially the icons? You can see it at about 9 minutes.

And in general, is this the best way to install Sheepshaver? The reason why I want to install Sheepshaver in the first place is to run some old Mac OS 9 games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqgw4z_r2sE
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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Weird...

OS 9 feels like Palm OS thou
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I tried that guys install method and both those icons and the fact I had no sound really bugged me. Is there any other install guides that someone here used to install Sheepshaver on an Intel Mac with Mountain Lion that worked well?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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I had better luck with Basilisk II. That doesn't do OS 9 though.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Sheepshaver and Basilisk are setup basically in the same way. If only there was a good site with some resources....

http://www.redundantrobot.com/sheepshaver-tutorial/

EDIT: Oh crap, he is already using my site! That's fun to see.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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Sheepshaver and Basilisk are setup basically in the same way. If only there was a good site with some resources....

http://www.redundantrobot.com/sheepshaver-tutorial/

EDIT: Oh crap, he is already using my site! That's fun to see.
If that is your website, thanks for the info. Did he install it correctly?
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If that is your website, thanks for the info. Did he install it correctly?
I don't know, I didn't watch it all the way through. I'm actually reloading all of my Emulator files right now. It's going to take a little while though.

Anyway, the important thing is to use the Boot disk image to get the system started. I remember coming up with an easier step for making your own disk image but can't remember at the moment, I'll tinker around once I get my files reloaded and I'll chime in.

EDIT: I'm downloading my files from my site to see if even I can get it started.
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Ok, the latest build of SheepShaver states that you don't need the Prefs application anymore. This I don't agree with. Use the attached Prefs application to setup the proper preferences. After that, using my newworld86.rom and the OS9.img should at least get your system booted. This is all pretty straightforward as to what my tutorial says.
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Ok, the latest build of SheepShaver states that you don't need the Prefs application anymore. This I don't agree with. Use the attached Prefs application to setup the proper preferences. After that, using my newworld86.rom and the OS9.img should at least get your system booted. This is all pretty straightforward as to what my tutorial says.
Hey thanks man! I'll try it and let you know how it goes tomorrow!
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Sheepshaver and Basilisk are setup basically in the same way. If only there was a good site with some resources....

http://www.redundantrobot.com/sheepshaver-tutorial/

EDIT: Oh crap, he is already using my site! That's fun to see.
I got the sound to work! Woohoo! Thanks man. Lots of great help and your website, combined with that Youtube video, really did the trick.
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I got the sound to work! Woohoo! Thanks man. Lots of great help and your website, combined with that Youtube video, really did the trick.
Good stuff man, I'm still quite surprised that nearly 7 years after I first wrote that tutorial that it's still helping people out. The Mac OS Classic were the days... though I think more fondly of the System 7 days than the OS 9 ones.
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This is cool. Now all I have to do is find a OS9 disc. All I have is an iMac OS8.6 system cd.
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This is cool. Now all I have to do is find a OS9 disc. All I have is an iMac OS8.6 system cd.
Refer to post #2. That link has you covered.
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Hey guys, just wondering in this video why this guy's installation of Sheepshaver looks so weird, especially the icons? You can see it at about 9 minutes.

And in general, is this the best way to install Sheepshaver? The reason why I want to install Sheepshaver in the first place is to run some old Mac OS 9 games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqgw4z_r2sE
Doesn't look like he's running Mac OS in millions of colors. Also the icons look like that unless you add your own ones on there. One of the things I hated was having to do that

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Just as something for your site, it says Sheepshaver runs OS 8.1 to 9.0.4.

I've managed to boot the same 7.5.5 image on Mini vMac, BasiliskII, and SheepShaver.
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I had better luck with Basilisk II. That doesn't do OS 9 though.
Me too.

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I got the sound to work! Woohoo! Thanks man. Lots of great help and your website, combined with that Youtube video, really did the trick.
Well alright then. Since I created the video, and a lot of people are having that problem, I'll put this thread in the description and add some annotations to the video.

Also, I can't believe I happened across this thread by accident. I was wondering how the creator of Redundant Robot found my video.

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Well alright then. Since I created the video, and a lot of people are having that problem, I'll put this thread in the description and add some annotations to the video.

Also, I can't believe I happened across this thread by accident. I was wondering how the creator of Redundant Robot found my video.
great video. =]
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