Amiga 500 Emulator for PPC Mac?

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  1. Cox Orange, Aug 19, 2014
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    Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Hi,

    I looked around and only found Amiga-emulators for Intel-Macs. Then I found this one: http://fs-uae.net/download
    it says, one can compile a PPC version.

    There is not eventually someone, who knows an easier way or has himself compiled that one? (I am not able to compile such things!)

    I am searching a way to play this game http://www.old-games.com/download/674/mousetrap (if there was a none payed version.... (if my brother only had kept his discettes...).

    It is just this game, because I had a talk with my cousine and sister and we remembered, that they were playing Mouse Trap when we were young... (I would like to add Flash Gordon, Thunderbirds and RoboCop for me, though :) )

    Thanks.

    PS: this one seems promissing and it installs, now I only have to find a free game to test it. http://scummvm.en.softonic.com/mac/download#downloading
     
  2. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Never heard of FS-UAE, however several forks of MAME included Amiga 500 support but keep in mind newer emulators in general builds/forks stopped being "Universal" as developers hit the XCode back-OS support and performance benefits on Intel didn't translate much gains or wouldn't benefit PPC.

    I've always used E-UAE with a 3rd party front-end on my PPC Macs via http://www.rcdrummond.net/uae/index.html and is what is bundled with Amiga Forever. There isn't going to be much improvement with "newer" builds of UAE as the emulation is 95%(the minus 5% is Kickstart ROM/physical floppy emulation) even on a lowly Pentium II/G3 233.

    For other emulators, Richard Bannister left his archive of OS 10.4/10.5 versions of various arcade/console/computer emulators for PPC users.
     
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  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Forgive me, but couldn't you just use MorphOS?
     
  5. Cox Orange thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cons:
    - partitioning the HDD to have Morphos besides OS X. (Didn't make good experiences with partitioning, performance loss)
    - learning a new OS
    - more stuff packed onto the drive versus just having a litle emulator run.
    - probably bigger hurdle only to play one tiny game. (I mean I wouldn't use MorphOS for other things, then...)
     
  6. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    Plus MorphOS is stupidly expensive for what it is.
     
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