older software to new mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smilingalways, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. smilingalways macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to make older software, about 1997, work on my new mac X? When I try to install it says it is no longer supported, Also if software doesn't automaticlly install, is there a back door way?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of new Mac do you have?

    If it is intel, the only way is through a program called SheepShaver
     
  3. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. SheepShaver is your best bet on an intel machine. I used to run it on BeOS back in the days and it worked quite well.

    What's the app you want to run? Can't find a similar one for OS X?
     
  4. smilingalways thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Mac is new and I am new to it, It is OS 10.5.6, if it is an Intel, I am not sure how to find that out. I have lots of kid ed games that have not been out grown just yet.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then SheepShaver is your only option, although I have no idea how to use it.
     
  6. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    There's a good tutorial for getting SheepShaver running. Just google for it (it contains links to illegal software so I won't link to it here).

    Basically, you need the ROM-image from an old mac and the OS.

    You can use OS 7.5.5 legally since apple gives it away for free. But downloading a newer version will be illegal if you don't have a license for it (not that anyone will care).
    All of the available ROM-images aren't legal either, but I forget which ones. Then again, I don't think anyone will care if you download an illegaly distributed ROM-image, it's not like Apple is making any money off them.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i can teach yu sheepsaver, though it will take some tinkering is it really THAT important??
     

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