Mac Os 8.0 and Emulation

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Chubypig, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    Hey, i've been playing around with an emulator for Windows (Basilisk II) and I'm trying to get it as far up to date as possible. The only problem is I don't have Os 8.0. Is there anywhere that I could get this? Thanks for any help!
  2. thecow macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2003
    Timonium MD
  3. Chubypig thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    Hmm... Maybe I should have mentioned I'm looking for a free version because this is really just for fun. Thanks anyway.
  4. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY

    wow i remember using basilisk II on my pentium 233mhz it was great... i made it startup when windows loaded. made the windows boot screen and dekstop and taskbar and all completely black and used mac os 8.1 pretty cool, i was so hardcore mac back then that i used it as my main os! os 8.1 on an emulator on a 233mhz pentium I good luck to you, btw i have a copy of 8.1 laying around, but u need the correct rom. i used a quadra 605 rom for that...
  5. Chubypig thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    I got it running using mac os 7.5.5 on a mac quadra 900 rom. I can download os 8.1 from apple, but to instal it I need os 8.0. Anyone know where i might be able to download it? :eek:
  6. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    I don't think it's freeware, sorry.

    It should be, because it's not like Apple will make any money off of it. :cool:
  7. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    Freely downloadable versions of Mac system software

    Low End Mac has some information about which versions of Mac system software are freely downloadable. I haven't checked the links provided on that page (though I used some of them a few years ago when I was trying out Basilisk myself). Unfortunately, Mac OS 8 does not seem to be free, nor even 7.6.1. So you may be stuck with 7.5.5 if you want it to be free and legal.
  8. tpjunkie macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Yep, thats the most recent OS Apple offers for free download (and whats more, last time I checked, it was only a set of 23 1.4 MB disk images. Have fun).
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Apple has only released System software that is not PowerPC native. OS 8.1 was the last system to support 68040 processors. System 7.5.5 is the best you can get for free. 7.6 IIRC was for the PowerPC, not sure though.

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