Mac Paint and Macdraw (original and downloads) don't work on OS9

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by laserspot1, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. laserspot1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2012
    Got both Mac-Paint and Draw on original floppies and both don't seem to work. It says needs to be formated on both os 9 mac and win xp.

    I tried to copy a macpaint 1.5 rom off the net onto a cd to run the os 9 and it didn't appear even though it read pictures and pdfs on the same kind of cd.

    What should i do?
  2. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

    Aug 22, 2006
    Southeastern USA
    You should get a machine that is capable of running that software. Only a very old Mac (i.e. a Mac Classic running MacOS 6.0.x or so) will do that for you.
  3. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Yes, a System 7 machine even cannot run MacPaint and MacDraw. They will run on System 6, and run well, but not on System 7 or later. I believe it has to do with the 32-bit addressing, but I may be mistaken.

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