As part of a general cleanup and as something to do on rainy days, I’ve decided to make a version 2 of the drive and partition images I created a couple of years ago: I’m going to get rid of the 512MB image I created, from what I can see people are only using the 1GB […]
Recently I pickup a few Macintosh Plus systems, so I’ve decided to play around with the FloppyEMU’s HD20 support with the hopes of writing some future blog posts for maxing out a Macintosh Plus. This guide will also work for the SE, Classic, Classic II, Portable, IIci, IIsi, or LC.
You likely already know what MAME is, but if not, the simplest description is a multi-purpose emulator. Most people use it to emulate old arcade systems and gaming consoles, but it also provide support for several of the 68k Macintosh Systems (search the page for mac.c). For this blog entry I’m going to walk through setting up […]
You might know what SoftMac is, but are more likely familiar with Basilisk II, SoftMac was a commercial Macintosh Emulator created by Emulators Inc in the 1990s that is now freely available on their site. SoftMac has a few benefits over Basilisk II for helping you set up your Classic Mac: SoftMac supports both System 6.x and […]
In my previous blog entries I mentioned that I could not include the full version of System 7.5.5 or System 6.0.8 with my drive images due to copyright restrictions, but you could download the full versions from Apple’s FTP site…. that option is gone, and is now replaced with the files being available from the […]
With SCSI being essentially obsolete, and the fact that Macintosh systems (since OS X 10.6 I think) can no longer write to HFS formatted disks, the best way to use modern systems when setting up your classic 68k system is to create a bootable drive image using a Macintosh 68k or PowerPC emulator then writing […]
You probably know what Basilisk II is, but if not, a quick summary: Basilisk II (manual) is an open source emulator of 68k-based Macintosh computers that support 32bit memory (therefore you can NOT boot System 6 under Basilisk, but you can setup System 6 on a secondary drive image, see Section 5) that runs on Windows, […]