OS 9/Classic emulator?

Discussion in 'Games' started by thegreatluke, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    Hey guys, is there an OS 9 (or below) Classic emulator for OS X? I know it's built in to OS X, but I have a MacBook Pro and there are a billion abandonware games that would be awesome, yet I can't play them because they're all from the pre-OS-X era.

    I want a (free) Classic emulator that I don't need ROM's for. Preferably a Universal binary.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT: Will the Apple IIe emulator work?

    This is what I want, right?
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    There is, but not for Intel Macs. At least not OS 9. There should be some for really old Macs that'll run under Rosetta, and maybe some UB ones.

    That Virtual ][ you linked to should work great for old stuff. I mean REALLY old. Apple ][ old. Pre-Macintosh.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    No, you don't want that, you can't run old Mac apps on a II. The two classic Mac emulators I know of are Basilisk and Sheepshaver (sorry, I'm too lazy to look up links now). Basilisk needs a ROM, but Sheepshaver doesn't, but on the other hand Basilisk can use the freely-available System 7 whereas SS needs OS 8 or 9 (8.6 or later for ROMless use).

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