Classic in a window?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thanatoast, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

    Thanatoast

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    Is it possible to run classic mode in a window as opposed to full screen? I've checked in system preferences and not found anything. I'm running 10.2.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: Classic in a window?

    What in God's name are you talking about? Currently, Classic switches to the MacOS 9 menu bar and Apple menu. It does not take over your computer, which is the usual meaning of "full screen." What would be the point of placing Classic in a separate Window?
     
  3. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Need Classic in a window

    I think it would be very handy to run Classic in a window. The OS X Finder and the OS 9.2.2 Finder are not the same. For example, the Control Strip does not exist in the OS X Finder. Classic in a window would make managing between the two OSs easier.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    apple has gone to great lengths to make classic windows work right alongside X windows. so this would be a step backwords.

    pnw
     
  5. cubist macrumors 68020

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    FTM, I'd like to see Virtual PC run OUTSIDE a window. BTW does anyone know a way to cut and paste between VPC programs and Mac programs?
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    What? Just copy something in OSX and paste it in VPC. If you're running Windows with VPC, make sure you've installed the VPC plugin package.
     
  7. Thanatoast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To answer your question MisterMe, I enjoy playing Heroes of Might and Magic III. But I also enjoy chatting with friends and surfing the net. Since classic is currently set to take over all my screen real-estate I am precluded from participating in these other activities. Maybe it's just Heroes III, but running it in a window instead of fullscreen is what I'm looking for.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    So you want to screw up the MacOS X GUI because you want to play a game in Classic. That would truly have the tail wag the dog. Is it possbile to run the game on a separate monitor?
     
  9. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I use Classic to play Oregon Trail and Carmen San Diego and they run in a window, which allows OS X to run in the background just fine. The only problem is that they require me to switch to 256 color low res, so OS X looks really, really bad and almost illegible so I generally set the dock to hide and stay away from background tasks while playing in Classic.
     
  10. Thanatoast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Powerbook G5, yeah, I've played SimTower and Risk II in windows and it has required the os to switch to 256 color. The desktop has turned hella ugly, but I don't think Heroes III requires the color switch, though.

    MisterMe, I don't want to screw up OSX, I just want my game to run in a window so I can use other applications at the same time. Do you think it's possible? Okay, so I know it's possible, but can I force it?
     
  11. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Skins for Classic

    The Classic window should be skinnable so that models of previous Macs can be used with it. I would propably launch a lot more classic applications if my Classic looked like the lime iMac I once purchased.
     

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