Urgent Question: MacBook pro screens and Classic/Sheepshaver

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Papajohn56, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is offering me a replacement for my Powerbook, which is running into some problems with the RAM, and even after many repairs, it's still acting odd.

    Are the screens on the new MBP's (post lawsuit issuance) still sub-par, with dithering? Is it worse or better than my current aluminum G4?

    How does Sheepshaver run, is the speed decent? I'm a nostalgist and have tons of older software for my PBG4 I run in Classic mode.

    Also: Is the Audio port (noise) problem very prevalent?
     
  2. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    Sheepshaver runs great. However, there is no Classic mode on Intel Macs, so you can forget about running any old apps. Unless you really really need the Classic apps, then jump on the offered upgrade, as the MBP is soooooooo much faster than the PowerBook.

    Oh, and the screens on the new SR MBPs are great, as long as you are lucky enough to get the LG instead of the Samsung.
     
  3. Papajohn56 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well Sheepshaver I could use Mac OS 9 to run some old software like old Quark, and maybe games like SimTower. I just want to have OS9 available. I read somewhere it performs like a G3 400MHz on OS9
     
  4. matperk macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you can run OS9/classic stuff at all on an MBP.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I hear a lot of people afraid of SheepShaver running slow on the Intels, that makes little sense.

    It runs great. Like soooo fast.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Sheepshaver runs on Intel Macs and supports OS 9 up to 9.0.4
     
  7. Papajohn56 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Supposedly it can emulate G4, and Mac OS 9. That's what I want, or actually I'd almost be more content having a drive for OS9 and a drive for 7.6 (I like After Dark too much okay don't judge me, Bad Dog was awesome)
     
  8. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    While it does appear that the Samsung displays have more of a chance to have the yellow tint problem, not all of them do. When I first got my MBP that is the first thing I checked. When I saw I had the Samsung I was disappointed, but when I checked the display for flickering or yellowing... it just was not there. Not only did I have the Samsung, but I also had the glossy Samsung which is has an even more chance of the problems, but I guess I got lucky.
     

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