OS 9 Emulation problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Albal, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Albal macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Right, I managed to get OS 9 working on my UMBP after sever efforts and searching a hell of a lot on the google and that. I want to be able to play Simtower!

    OS 9 is working great, and it is a fully functional OS 9 as far as I am aware.

    The problem is, I can install anything on the OS and I can't work out why. I've never used OS9 before but it certainly isn't as simple as OSX!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    When trying to install/open anything I get this:

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    Cheers for any suggestions.

    Oh, one last thing - I can't find the applications folder on OS 9. Am I being thick or isn't there one or what?!

    Thanks!
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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  3. Albal thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that, but the problem is I dont have the first idea how you do that!

    Ideas?
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    The issue is that your applications are being seen as documents not applications, hence the error message about not being able to find the application that created the document.

    A quick search on Google turned up a possible solution, which is to burn the application to a CD from within OS X, and then copy it from the CD to your OS 9 system within the OS 9 environment.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Albal thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay I understand that.

    Surely OS9 thinking everything is file is just a simple setting or code to change somewhere?

    I'm not 100% sure if the CD rom drive works in the emulator. I'll have a scour around and see if I can find answer.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    You can use resedit within OS 9 to flag the file as an application, but you need to get resedit on to the OS 9 machine first (bit of a catch-22 situation!).
     
  7. Albal thread starter macrumors member

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    I nearly got it to work on my other computer (PB G4) only to have this error pop up:

    "There is not enough memory to open 'Simtower'. (zero K needed, 234,444 available)"

    I just checked out another forum and it appears, even if I get this thing working I probably wont be able to play the damn game anyhow because:

    http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5616

    How frustrating!
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Sheepshaver will happily share the host Mac's networking. If you can find resedit on a website that will correctly render in IE for Mac you should be able to download it straight into the emulated OS.
     
  9. Albal thread starter macrumors member

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    Well,

    I managed to find a CD, and thought what the heck let's just give it a go and it worked!

    I am so stoked. Thanks a million Queso and Phil A - what stars.

    I wish I was more computer savvy!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A280f Safari/525.20)

    You're welcome. Glad it helped!
     

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