Emulator for old games

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  1. Doctor Who macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for an emulator to play lemmings, mechwarrior, and such.

    I did find http://emulation.victoly.com/macintosh/

    Most of the links are dead.

    Being the completely naive person that I am I don't know how to run any of the ones I can download.

    Anyone know a simple emulator or a way I can educate myself on how to use one from the site above?
     
  2. seeker777 macrumors member

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    Not knowing exactly what your machine is, or what OS version you need to run, I suggest you Google a program called SheepShaver - which emulates classic OS environments.
     
  3. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a 10.3.9 G4

    I go to memory/misc and select a ROM but I get this message when I press start

    InvaLid ROM file size. SheepShaver requires a 4mb PCI powermac ROM
     
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    OK. You still need to be a little (lot) more descriptive...

    1. The games you speak of, did they come with a Mac you used to own?
    2. What was the OS version that you originally ran them with (or did you just find these on the internet now)?
    3. If the answer to 1. is yes, do you still have the OS cd that came with the computer?
    4. Where did you go to memory/misc? On your machine, or the website?
    5. Did you download one of the SheepShaver versions? There are different ones, which will depend on the answer to 2.
     
  5. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1. Yes, Mechwarrior 2
    2. I believe it was OS 8
    3. I think so
    4. The preferences of SheepShaver
    5. Sheepshaver 2.3
     
  6. McGiord, Mar 20, 2008
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    I use vMac to play on MacPlus OS 6: Lode Runner, Pirates!, Shufflepuck Cafe.
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  7. McGiord, Mar 20, 2008
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    I use vMac to play on MacPlus OS 6: Lode Runner, Pirates!, Shufflepuck Cafe
    It's amazingly fast and stable..
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  8. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I've got my mac 7, 8, and 9 discs. I have no idea how to extract the ROM! :confused: .

    I need basilisk but it looks like this? How do I download that? http://basilisk.cebix.net/


    * Release 0.9-1 changelog
    * BasiliskII_src_31052001.tar.gz Source tarball (454k)
    * BasiliskII-0.9-1.src.rpm Source RPM (458k)
    * BasiliskII-0.9-1.i386.rpm Binary RPM for Linux/i386 (275k)
    * BasiliskII-0.9-1.beosppc.zip Binary for BeOS/ppc (219k)
    * BasiliskII-0.9-1.beosx86.zip Binary for BeOS/x86 (390k)
    * BasiliskII-0.9-1.amiga.lha Binary for AmigaOS (124k)
    * Basilisk II package for IRIX
    * You can also find a Basilisk II IRIX/mips4 binary here
    * Home page of the Windows 9x/NT port, maintained by Lauri Pesonen
     
  9. McGiord, Mar 21, 2008
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    You'll need a Power PC or Motorola Mac to extract the RAM from it, and a RAM extraction software utility.
    Google around and you may find a ROM file to restore yours in case your old mac is bad.
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  10. McGiord, Mar 21, 2008
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    I'll use the 2nd link for my Mac, the others seem to be for h
    Linux and other OS.
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  11. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I got a ROM file from mac os update

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/362

    I try to open it with sheepshaver.

    First I get

    Sheepshaver warning: selected less than a 8 MB mac RAM, using 8MB

    I press Ok

    The window appears. It starts out black than turns grey and I get a window

    '
    "The appliaction Sheepshaver has unexpectedly quit."

    Sheepshaver is still going after that and the grey window just sits there loading forever.
     
  12. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I give up with SheepShaver. How do I install Basilisk?
     
  13. Doctor Who thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I have no idea how to install Basilisk. I got vMac and I get the "The vmac.rom could not be found." I have the ROM. Where do I put the rom?

    :confused:
     
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