classic environment on a macbook...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kristofer, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    I know. It doesn't work.
    But I have this old game I want to install on my macbook and when I go to run it , it gives me the old "not supported on this system" thing. But is it really impossible to run programs on a macbook that require the classic environment?? It seems like there must be a way around it...
     
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    Schroedinger

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    Baltimore, MD
    #2
    The reason you can't run classic now is the same reason you couldn't run windows before, wrong chip. There may be a complicated solution out there, but I tend to doubt it, and even if it worked I doubt it would be stable enough to play even a simple game.

    Sorry.
     
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    Carrot007

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    #3
    Your only chance for running classic programs on intel is sheepshaver ( http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/ ).

    However you will need a classic mac rom and a copy of a classic OS to install too.
     
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    darwen

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    #4
    Wow, it makes sense but is almost hard to believe that it is not possible to run os 9 on a macbook. It is a mac!
     

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