SheepShaver - any good?

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  1. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

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    I've got an almost 3 year old powerbook G4, and I'm thinking of upgrading to a MacBook Pro sometime in the next few months. There's one catch: I need my retro-gaming fix every so often, and there's no Classic on Intel machines. The most popular alternative appears to be SheepShaver, but I'd like to hear a few firsthand or even secondhand accounts of it working, as well as any major bugs, installation issues, and performance issues before I commit.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BilltheCat macrumors regular

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    Apple computers seems to garner the most interesting app names! What is sheepshaver? The mental image is funny!:D
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You know that SheepShaver is free right? It's an open-source project.
    Either way it works just fine as long as you have all the components to get it up and running, but I can help you out with that one (check your PM's).

    Another decent choice is Basilisk II though it only runs up to System 8.6.
    For those not familiar with SheepShaver it is an emulator for Classic Mac OS's.
     
  4. GeeYouEye thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh yes, it's not a commitment to SheepShaver I'm talking about, it's a commitment to x86 I need to be sure of. ;)
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    The only reason stopping you from upgrading is your "retro-gaming fix"? Not a very good reason stopping you. Go get one!
     
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    Yes, Sheepshaver runs well with only 256MB RAM, but the more the better if you have it :)
     

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