Emulation software for OS X 10.5?

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  1. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    OK, so I have an aluminum iMac 20", 4GB RAM, OS X 10.5.5. Am I correct in assuming that there is software out there, hopefully free, that I can use to run Tiger or some older "classic" OS? An emulator for System 7 would be really cool. This is just for nostalgic value, as I used a System 7 Mac in the first grade computer lab. :D Tiger seems more complicated, but then again I am new at this. Anyone? :apple:
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No.
    Yes. SheepShaver or BasiliskII.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    not for tiger buddy sorry, unless you have tiger server lying around (VMWARE supports it).

    for any classic Os's sheepsaver is your saviour!

    http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proj...s/SheepShaver-2.3-0.20060514.1.MacOSX.tar.bz2

    you will need a ROM version, which are quite hard to come by, and can be quite illegal if you dont get it yourself.
     
  4. Sehnsucht thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK goody, now how do I find/get/download the System 7 ROM image? (whatever the hell that is?) :D
     
  5. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Ebay would be your best bet.

    NVM. ROMs are not the same thing as CD-ROMs...
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hahaha.

    apples website is your best bet :p they have system 7 rom images
     
  7. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    The ROM images you are looking for are not tied to any specific system version; they are actually physical dumps of the hardware ROM of a supported system.
     
  8. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Out of curiosity, is this that hard? http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepshaverforum/sheepshaver_manual/

    I'm considering spending a few hours sometime to get Sheepsaver working, so I can run some old games. Also, will a May 2007 Macbook run Sheepsaver, including games with video, no problem?

    I'm dying to get back to OS 9. There were some good games back then.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats quite easy to set up! all you need is a ROM image, and a system to install (such as mac os 7, 8, 9). got any of them>?
     
  10. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Beric, you don't actually own a macbook, do you!?!? :p ;)
     
  11. Beric macrumors 68020

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    My Dad's got some old, barely functional Macs (iMac and iBook clamshell) running OS 9.1, which won't work with Sheepsaver, unfortunately. :( I'm temped to go the "less than legit" route, but I could look around my house for an older version of the OS somewhere.

    Yes, I do. ;)

    Only Mac I've ever owned. And boy did I have to work hard on my own parents for them to allow me to buy it with my OWN, hard-earned money. Hardest to spend $1400 ever. :(
     

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