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

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    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

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    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

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    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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