Running Hypercard, etc. on my MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Espritman, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Espritman macrumors newbie

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    I love my new MacBook Pro even though it replaced its most recent predecessor. The speed is head–spinning especially on applications like MediaFork.

    My problem is the inability to run 3 of my OS9 applications. One especially, Hypercard, contains thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. that I have collected in 20+ years from my first Mac.

    One of the geniuses at The Apple Store suggested I download SheepShaver and take it from there. It’s the: ‘Take it from there’ where I’m stuck. Does anyone have another solution or can you walk me through the SheepShaver’ process? I’ve gotten as far as downloading a ROM to my desktop. Now what?

    Any support will be greatly appreciated especially since re-keying the Hypercard info would take the balance of my lifetime.
     
  2. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    As you have found out the hard way, the classic environment is unsupported under Intel. A quick google turned up a few links including a forum where you might get more help.

    http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

    According to wikipedia there is at least one hypercard application written for OSX and does run on Intel.

    http://www.runrev.com/
    http://www.supercard.us/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard

    But I really do recommend that you try to get the information out of hypercard ( or other OS 9/PPC apps ) and into a more supported application like Address Book.
     
  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    You might check into that program called Revolution.

    -T
     

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