It was updated on 8 March with an improved bit version of SheepShaver that should run under macOS The usual way to set up SheepShaver is to follow the detailed guide on the E-maculation site. The page you are now reading provides a much simpler method, using a prebuilt "application bundle" that contains almost everything you need, in a single package.
To use it, follow these steps. Note that when the instructions refer to OS 9, the same procedure should work with OS 8. Expert users will know how to modify the system for use with System 7 through 8. Download the application bundle here. Extract it and place it anywhere on your hard disk. Do not launch the application until you finish step 2; if you do, it will display a warning that you need to add a ROM file, and SheepShaver will not start. See the setup guide at E-Maculation for advice on how to find one.
Or you can go directly to the Redundant Robot web site and find the file indicated as "best for SheepShaver". A message from the SheepShaver Wrapper will tell you that the file was copied to the correct location.
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Install Mac OS 8. This step assumes that you have a copy of an OS 8.
You cannot use an actual CD, only an image made from a CD. The installation CD image must be one that was made from a retail CD, not one that came with a specific machine. Note that when installing, you should not try to format or initialize the virtual hard disk; it is already formatted, and contains some Apple-supplied updates for OS 8. Some of these are US-English versions; other versions may be found through a web search. Important note: When installing OS 9, when you reach the menu that lets you specify which parts of the OS you want to install, click Options and turn off the option to "Update Apple Hard Disk Drivers"; for reasons that I don't understand, the OS installation may stall when this option is on.
Most of the menu items are self-explanatory. To change the window size, hold down the Option key when starting the app, and choose the option to change the screen size. When SheepShaver opens, you will probably need to use the Monitors control panel to select the size that you want especially if you select the full-screen option. To add or replace a disk image with the Mac OS 9 system , shut down the Mac OS 9 app and drop a disk image file on its icon.
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After dropping a disk image file you will be prompted to perform the next steps. Note: This method should work smoothly with disk image files that have the file extension. If your file has the extension. If your disk image has some other extension, change it to.
Then follow the prompts to add the image as an additional disk, and choose the option to leave the image in its present location and link it to the application. Then, launch the Mac OS 9 app and install your game or software. Then shut down the Mac OS 9 app and either delete, move, or rename the disk image that you added and no longer want to use in Mac OS 9.
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The next time you start up the Mac OS 9 app, the disk image will no longer be on the desktop. Again, the disk image must have the extension. If you drop an image with any other extension, then Mac OS 9 will try to copy the disk image file to its hard disk, which is not what you are trying to do. What you are trying to do is mount the image as a disk for use in the system. To add or replace a disk image with the System system: Two methods are possible.
Either hold down the Option key when starting the application and follow the prompts; or , if you only want to mount a disk image temporarily, create a folder on your home folder named " System Disks " without the quotation marks. Drag into that folder the disk images that you want to mount in System, and launch the System app.
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When you no longer want to mount those disks, move them out of the folder or delete or move the whole folder. It adds two desktop images that are used by the supplied AppleScripts.
This system is built on software provided by many people who are more expert than I am. The included build of SheepShaver was built by Ronald P. The AppleScripts used in this application could not have been written without the help of many experts at Macscripter. Please do not ask me to help you customize the "classic" Mac OS or advise you about any applications. Please ask for support in the E-Maculation support forum for SheepShaver.
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If you want to get in touch with me about the AppleScript used in this system, then please visit this page. If you find this system useful, please feel free to make a contribution via PayPal from the link on this page. Edward Mendelson em thirty-six [at] columbia [dot] edu, but with two initials and two numerals before the [at] sign, not spelled out as shown here.