Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:06:32 GMT Comments on article blog-sheepshaver-classic-for-intel-macs at blog-sheepshaver-classic-for-intel-macs Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 17 by liz k I USED SHEEPSHAVER AND NOW IT WONT QUIT :(


i tried booting a mac 7.5 software into it and it started up normally then a notice came on in the window and read "this start up disc will not work on this macintosh model. use the latest installer to update this disk for this model." and it has "restart" at the bottom of that window, but everytime i press restart it just pops up again!!!!!!!! and in my real mac, i cant "x" out or quit or force quit!! HELP ME :(:(

Comment 16 by dennis have been using a sheepshaver version called 'chubby bunny' on my recently aquired 2.0 Ghz Macbook. am running photoshop 5.5, illustrator 8, and image ready. am working out a few problems which i think are due to my lack of experience with these apps, but for the most part every boots okay n mostly looks okay. i'm having a problem with ps recognizing large tiffs from a folder which i placed on the file which shows up as 'unix', but i think this has something to do with how i created them. there are other tiff files which i placed on one of the dmg files that ss created which work okay but they are much smaller. also the filters and plugins don't work on the tiffs i placed on unix, but they DO work when i open the tiffs on the ss created dmgs. image ready's filters and plugins work regardless, so i think it's all a little strange!
also, why don't the dmgs i create from disk utility work on ss emulated window? haven't found a way to make the ss dmgs bigger either.
i found a comment where sombody could drop items on the desktop via the shared folder and that works very good for the most part.
i made the mistake of trashing a ss created dmg before i realized the ones created by disk utility would be unrecognized, so i lost some space there. also with photoshop i tried to create a dmg for a scratch disk and it did not show up on the ss window.
it would be helpful to have a dmg creator of some kind like the zip files you get with Mini vMac.
i am running OS 9, and have removed mostly everything but the essentials needed for photoshop, illustrator, and image ready. i did this because i am not of a high income bracket, and really can't see having to pay hundreds upon hundreds of bucks for new software when the old is perfectly okay for what i need! i'm sure this will develop into a good thing. dennis
Comment 15 by Felix Leiter You can't imagine what a breakethrough your hint with the reversed type and creator was for me:
Managing the finances for me and a hand full of other proprietors of freehold flats, I used 'Profit97' for years. All attempts to find a financesoftware working under OSX with the same reporting-features were without success. And with SheepShaver I was not able to open my original Profit97-files. Now, accounting works flawless (as long as I don't 'Safe a backup to Floppydisk' - that causes SS to hang).

I am deeply grateful for your help! Thank you very, very much.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Comment 14 by Nik Hi all,
I know this is a bit late, but I was searching to see what kind of success others have had with sheepshaver and paup and found my old posting here plus a few follow-ups. In a nutshell, I've given up. I did manage to get paup to open on my intel mac, but as soon as I tried to run an analysis it froze up. I was able to run a very simple dataset (i.e. a fully resolvable mock dataset with only a few taxa and few characters), but my larger datasets just stopped the whole thing in its tracks. I'm guessing it might be a memory thing, but like I said, I give up.
Comment 13 by Joe LeMonnier Running MacBookPro (intel 2.4) I've got sheepshaver to work fairly well. There is one weird (only one?) problem that bothers me. Can you help?

I can access the OSX drive of my intel machine pretty well- it shows up on the desktop as unix.
I have two ancient mapping programs that use large files for data and I'd like to keep those files on the OSX drive as they are in total more than a few gigs.

One of the (mapping applications can read the files on the OSX drive and the other cannot even see them. Why might this be?

The two programs use 2 diffeent types of file, so it could be either the files or the program that addresses them.

Any ideas here?
Comment 12 by cobus visagie I got paup installed in sheepshaver. However, when I want to execute a paup file, sheepshaver quits unexpectedly. Can anyone help with this please?
Comment 11 by pk pk writes:
just downloaded the file and it works really well. thanks so much for your work on this.
Comment 10 by Ricardo Hey Nik...I have the same problem with a new intel mac and PAUP. Can you send me an email about your experience?
Comment 9 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
@Josh: See my answer to Nick above. The application type and creator codes are reversed.
Comment 8 by Josh I get a message for all applications i get in my users/shared folder and try to open "could not find the applications that created this"

How can i get my beloved games to play1!!!!?!?!
Comment 7 by Nik Uli, thanks for the info. I decided to try one last thing to get around this before following your advice, and I simply burned all the files I needed to update the software onto a disk. Easy as pie, I was able to transfer the files and update the software. Now I can only hope that the datafiles I need to throw back and forth will open fine via the shared folder, otherwise I may be trying the Xcode tools bizzo you mentioned.
Anyway, thanks for the advice!
Comment 6 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
@Nik: SheepShaver has a bug where it forgets to endian-swap file type and creator codes. As a result, if you have a file with type 'APPL' it ends up in SheepShaver with type 'LPPA'. SheepShaver has a few built-in mappings from file name suffixes ("file name extensions" as Apple calls them, i.e. ".txt" or ".rtf") to creator codes that are correct, but for those types it doesn't know, you'll have to reverse the characters of the type and creator codes.

If you have Apple's developer tools ("Xcode tools") installed, you can use the SetFile command line tool in /Developer/Tools/ to do that. So, set an application's type to 'LPPA' and it will end up correctly as 'APPL' in SheepShaver.

I don't think SheepShaver emulates a network device, so I don't think you can surf the net with it.
Comment 5 by Nik Hey,
Have you found an easy way to access the net in sheepshaver? Like many others, I got an intel mac to run scientific software (PAUP), only to find it runs in classic only. Long story short, I've installed sheepshaver and OS8.6, but alas the program I'm installing requires an updater. When I download the update through OSX it cannot be opened in sheepshaver, as the "application program that created it could not be found." Any clue what that means and what I should do? My guess is that if I could download it whilst in my classic environment it might work out (but that's just a stab in the dark).
Comment 4 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
@Austin: Apart from playing a little with the settings (especially the old Sound control panel, which seems to fix a few oddities for me once run), I can't make many suggestions. QuickTime is definitely the iffiest part of the whole equation, and games have traditionally used programming that's a bit close to hardware, so are very likely to break.

That said, I got the HCML CD to work, and that is HyperCard with Color Tools, so if you have the original edition of Myst, it should work just fine, since that is HyperCard with HyperTint, which is roughly equivalent. Anyone else have an idea?
Comment 3 by Austin Hurst Hi, Uli, i'm having some problems with sheepshaver on my 2.16GHz intel imac. Boots fine, image loads & boots fine, but quickdraw 3D and quicktime make Mac OS 9.0.4 crash. I wanted to play old 3D classic games like Bugdom & myst, but that's not exactly working. I used the iMac 9.0.4 Software Restore and I used tomeviewer to get ROM update 1.0 from apple. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment 2 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
@Richard: There's a classic app available on the net called "TomeViewer". Use that to open the installer tome file in that .smi (SMIs are the old version of DMGs - and sorry, you need a PPC Mac to run TomeViewer, which essentially is a rough classic equivalent to Pacifist). With TomeViewer you can extract files from the Tome, in this case that would be the "Mac OS ROM" file.
Comment 1 by Richard