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Questions tagged [mac-os-classic]

For questions about Apple's Classic OS family: System 1–7, Mac OS 8–9

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How to read old 3.5" Macintosh formatted floppies on a MacBookPro

I have connected a USB external floppy drive to my Macbook Pro (OSX El Capitan). I am unable to "view" the external drive, and hence unable to access the floppy content. I have inserted a floppy, ...
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Searching for Swedish Mac game from the early 1990's where you try to sneak out of the house

I was given a funny, obscure game for Mac sometime in the 1994 to 1996 timeframe. Unfortunately I have no idea what the game was called, but I'd like to track it down. The game, which was in color, ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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What is the highest version of System 7 that can be run on a Mac SE/30?

My recently restored Mac SE/30 has System 7.0 running on it at present, booting from an original SCSI HDD. I’m missing a few key features, like disk image mounting, which I understand were added in ...
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Metrowerks Modula-2 Dev Environment on Mac/SE30 (68030)

While at Uni in the 90’s in England, we learnt and used Modula-2 extensively as our high-level programming language. Just restoring a Mac SE/30, which is also from that era, and would love to be able ...
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How can I debug a Mac OS Classic application?

I have a Mac OS Classic application (a game) that I want to "debug". It has data files in a unique format than I am attempting to reverse-engineer. I've made some progress with a hex editor, but ...
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Macintosh System 6 on Quadra?

System 6 is not officially supported on 68040 Macintoshes, but has anyone successfully run System 6 on an early Quadra, e.g. the Quadra 700?
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How to install System 7.5.5 on a Macintosh SE/30 using floppies?

I have a Macintosh SE/30 with a formatted Disk. I'd like to install the latest System 7 on it that will run. According to Wikipedia that should be 7.5.5. According to several sources Apple has made it ...
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68k macintosh lowmem system globals

While digging through a classic Mac 68k disassembly I got to the point where I need to know more about the "Boot Globals" residing in lowmem's system global variables. BootGlobPtr lives at $DDC, that'...
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Programming on Macintosh Centris 610

I just bought a Macintosh Centris 610 and I'm trying to do some C programming on it. But I can't find the terminal and someone told me there isn't a terminal on classic MacOS. My goal is to have a ...
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Trying to build First Mozilla Release (Netscape 5)

so I've been doing some digging, and I've downloaded the first release of mozilla source code. I'm trying to build it in sheepshaver using codewarrior 4 pro. Ultimately my goal is to try and hack ...
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How to disable existing, unknown, password from AppleTalk on MacOS 7/8?

My Grandparents computers are connected to each other via an ethernet cable, and communicate via AppleTalk. One of the computers is an iMac G3 with Mac OS 8 and the other is a "SuperMac" from the ...
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Why did Mac OS 7 perform poorly with virtual memory enabled?

A comment in another question about supervisor and user modes in the Motorola 68000 processors, claimed that "performance was abysmal" with virtual memory enabled. An InfoWorld article about System 7 ...
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What was the significance of the cursive 'ƒ' in an application name?

I feel like I used to know the answer to this... In classic Mac days, probably the early 90s and before, some applications would have a cursive / decorative ƒ character in their names. What was the ...
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Why does my Macintosh SE FDHD only see 2 of the 4 megabytes of RAM?

I have a whole bag of 30pin SIMMS so I thought I would see about upgrading the 1 MB of RAM in my Mac SE FDHD to 4 MB. The original RAM had four sticks of OKI M41256A. These SIMMs have 8 chips each. ...
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My Macintosh SE will not boot to hard drive. Can I boot from ROM?

I have a Macintosh SE. It's the version that has a stock 68000, one floppy drive and one hard drive. I believe the hard drive is dead. It spins up but all I get is a flashing question mark in the ...
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What are some names of professional music software for the Macintosh Classic / SE?

I'm not asking for opinions, recommendations or reviews. I'm looking for professional, graphical music creation software for the classic line of Macintosh computers. I'm not looking for mod or ...
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How are File Timestamps recorded in classic Mac OS?

When I save a file it has a 'Created At' and 'Updated At' Value saved as well. I would like to know HOW these values are saved? Are they saved as an integer representing a number of seconds since 1904?...
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Did the Macintosh Classic series use DMA to display video?

I'm learning more and more on how the original Macintosh series worked. I can't, however, find information in my research on how the Mac's video generator accessed the video RAM. My assumption is ...
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SheepShaver failing to install application; Not Enough Memory

I am trying to install "Kid Pix Deluxe 4" on Mac OS 9 using SheepShaver on Ubuntu 16.04. A problem I am having is that when I try to install it, I get an error saying that I don't have enough memory. ...
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Creating an System Extension (INIT) for classic mac os

I have some old macs that I would like to remove their clock batteries so that I don't have to worry about them leaking and destroying logic boards. That being said I do want to operate them from time ...
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Does anybody have a good method for formatting a modern device in HFS? (Not HFS+)

I started this project ages ago and its just been sitting on my bench for ever. I have this old MacIIci and I put a lan card in it, maxed out the memory, has the turbo proc in it. The next step I ...
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Dual-booting Windows 98 on an iMac G3

Is it possible to dual boot Windows 98 or Windows 95 on an iMac G3 running Mac OS 9.2?
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Building hello world on a Macintosh IIfx with mpw

I'm trying to compile a hello world object using mpw... I've created a file called hello.c on my desktop, contents are as follows: #include <stdio.h> int main(void){ printf("hello world!\n"); ...
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No sound on SheepShaver for Windows 10

I am running Mac OS 9 through SheepShaver on Windows 10, and I can't get sound to work. I am using an Old World ROM because the New World ROM doesn't work, it causes SheepShaver to crash. I tried to ...
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Desktop folder locked in SheepShaver

I am using SheepShaver on Windows 10, and I enabled the option that allows SheepShaver to put a My PC icon so I could access files from my actual PC. However, when I try to drag files from My PC to ...
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Classilla on SheepShaver for Windows

I am trying to install Classilla, an open-source browser for Mac OS9, on SheepShaver for Windows. In SheepShaverGui.exe, I have the Enable "My Computer" icon checked. I open up SheepShaver and go to ...
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Fun or interesting projects to do with Mac Classic II? [closed]

A year or two ago I repaired a Mac Classic II that I got from my old high school. (I had to replace all of the capacitors on the logic board.) Anyway, I played around with it for a while, read a ...
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SheepShaver won't open after reboot

I am using SheepShaver on Windows 10. I had everything working, so I went to download Stuffit Expander 2011 to extract some software to use with SheepShaver. When the installation process was done I ...
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SheepShaver - cdenable.sys on 64-bit

I am using SheepShaver to emulate OS9 and I have got everything else working, except that when I run it it gives me the cdenable.sys is missing error. I have cdenable.sys in Windows/System32/drivers, ...
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SheepShaverGUI.exe on Windows Error

I am trying to install SheepShaver on Windows and when I try to open SheepShaverGUI.exe it gives me this error The procedure entry point pango_font_map_create_context could not be located in the ...
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Resources for developing in Classic Mac OS MPW?

I'm learning about IDEs and software development on Mac OS Classic systems and recently discovered Macintosh Programmer's Workshop. Navigating to a cached version of the old MPW Tools page on Apple's ...