The iMac G3, wonderfull 8-bit emulator

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TangentDelta, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. TangentDelta macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    Hello, I'm new here. I own a light blue (bondi?) iMac G3 that I use to emulate old 8 bit systems. Oddly, the power PC architecture of the processor makes it emulate the system much better than my mac mini running windows (I need direct X for the game that I am creating). It also impressively emulates the C64 SID chip, so I can be working on my mac mini and have my iMac G3 playing chiptunes.

    Every time I start up the iMac, it gives an error box saying that it does not have the correct date and time, and that I should change it in the control panel. How does it know that the date and time is wrong? It's set correctly. If I go in and mess around with the settings in there like resetting the time, and then setting it back, I still get that dialogue box on startup.
    could somebody help?
  2. trickyred macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    Isn't that a sign of the internal battery entering it's death throes??
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    yes it is the pram battery is dead, easy to replace

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