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Manuel Jesus

Posts 121
07 Jun 2016 18:50

Hello Gang,
  Whilst waiting for my Vampire to arrive I reacquainted myself wit the rigors of installing a Mac 7.6 install on a UAE steup on the PC.

The PC end of things eventually worked well enough to install photoshop and tons of apps. I tried to get the settings in UAE to match the target specs of the vampire.
  Now am I trying to recreate all this on the Vampire. However booting Fusion results in unresponsive system just before the MacOS system extensions start loading.
  Does anyone here have optimal configuration settings for Fusion and Vampire?
  I am using a quadra rom and a mac os system 7.6 system disk that I converted to a hardfile.

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
11 Jun 2016 07:44

We have MAC OS 7.5 running fine both in FUSION and in SHAPE-SHIFTER.

The OS is pretty fast, and many games like:
SIMCity, Warcraft, Warcraft 2, Duke Nuke, etc also run fine.

Ulf Andersson

Posts 29
11 Jun 2016 08:56

The apollo team have implemented a opcode in the apollo core that allows shapeshifter to work at the vampire v2. As far as i know this opcode will be released at the next core update. So for the time beeing shapeshifter only work with beta cores that is only released to the beta testers and core team.

Claudio Guglielmotti
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 159
11 Jun 2016 08:57

At the moment only System 7.5.3 and System 7.5.5 works good with Fusion.
  We are waiting to speak with Jim Drew to know the reason.
  However, Shapeshifter is more compatible.
  I run the System 7.0, the Mac diagnostic tool, warcraft2...
But you need to wait the next Silver release

Manuel Jesus

Posts 121
11 Jun 2016 16:42

Was getting tons of crashes in Mac 7.6. I redid a partition in 7.5.3 and it's smooth sailing. Photoshop 4, Illustrator 6, Debabilizer 3, Painter 4, Word 6, Wordperfect, Abuse, Marathon1,2,3, Heart Of China, Abuse, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island 1 and 2 and a few others work well. Still getting disk errors here and there but I think that is due to how I setup my drive.

Manuel Jesus

Posts 121
16 Jun 2016 00:44

All of this has been installed and most all of it works.
Of note are Star Wars Rebel Assault and Star Wars Dark Forces.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 302
20 Aug 2016 14:18

The Settlers II and Heroes of Might and Magic II Game playing with FUSION (MacOS 8.1):

VIMEO video:

Thierry Atheist

Posts 618
20 Aug 2016 20:45


It was effortlessly, I say effortlessly playing a 1995 video game!!!

The "Heroes of Might and Magic II" game!

Although, it was a turn based RPG, so those may be really easy to do. But, those are my favorite games. So, that's GREAT!

Remember "Dungeon Siege"? That could probably never be made to work on the Apollo Core, because of the need of an x86 (nvidia) video card, but a game LIKE IT could be made for the standalone Apollo Core computer, I do believe.

How COOL would THAT be?

To make a Dungeon Siege like game for the AMIGA, we would need 256 Megs of RAM, a 1 GHz CPU and 3dfx VooDoo card series capabilities.

RAM is sufficient, but I don't know about the other two.

Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 302
24 Aug 2016 14:57

King's Quest VII gameplay test with the ShapeShifter ( AmigaOS 3.9 BB2 / MacOS 8.1 )

Core: V3_3454_x11 (PAL 7,093795 MHz x 11 = 78MHz)
VIMEO video:

Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 302
19 Oct 2016 21:38

iCab - The Taxi for the Internet: EXTERNAL LINK

John Heritage

Posts 103
20 Oct 2016 00:03

How does MARATHON do under Fusion?

Michael Nurney

Posts 243
23 Oct 2016 22:11

I've played (kind of) marathon in one of my mac emulation videos and it runs just fine...the only weak spot was my game play, I don't know the keys :-)

John Heritage

Posts 103
24 Oct 2016 17:00

michael nurney wrote:

I've played (kind of) marathon in one of my mac emulation videos and it runs just fine...the only weak spot was my game play, I don't know the keys :-)

Perhaps more important the Vampire can run it well than you can play it?  ;-)

Daniel Sevo

Posts 184
24 Oct 2016 20:25

Its interesting how the fastest classic Mac now is an Amiga 600 ;-)
I wonder if some Macintosh Quadra 630 enthusiasts would want a 68080 board in their Macs ;-)

Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 302
12 Nov 2016 10:36

John Heritage wrote:

  How does MARATHON do under Fusion?

Vampire 500 V2: Fusion / Marathon 2

Vimeo video: EXTERNAL LINK

Daniel Sevo

Posts 184
17 Nov 2016 23:00

Did anyone try to use a web browser under Mac OS8.1 (running on Fusion)
  I believe the default browser at that time was actually Internet Explorer (5?) but alternative browsers are still available for download such as the iCab brower. (v2.9.9 was the last one for 68k)
  Edit: Just noticed Simo had already posted link to this browser..
But any tests? Is it working properly? Speed? Compatibility with modern web sites?

Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 205
03 Apr 2018 12:21

  iCab 2.99 running on ShapeShifter with MacOS 7.5.5 and 8.1


  To get it working :
  * Configure network interface in Shapi (need to be SANA-II driver)
  * Enable OpenTransport (OS 7.5.5)
  * Enable TCP/IP with DHCP
  * Enjoy

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
03 Apr 2018 12:40


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 347
03 Apr 2018 16:20

Daniel Sevo wrote:

    I wonder if some Macintosh Quadra 630 enthusiasts would want a 68080 board in their Macs ;-)

    Seems they have all gone PPC and then Intel. There is some history prereservation stuff. There are no traces of today active community.

Since Macintosh repository hold all 68k Mac ROMs I wonder could these be adopted (or some similar tool) to really run a native MacOS 8.1 on Vampire. Not that I mind Fusion or Shapeshifter - but I assume it would bring some speed. Macs also look like quite generic 68k machines so I assume it would be less husle then supporting Atari modes.

Mac seems to bring most "pro" software to the house and some nice games. Other idea is minimal "Backward Rosetta" (emulating a low end PPC Mac)Gunnar mentioned as Vamp goal to run up to MacOS 9 emulated.
  MacOS 7.5 in Fusion/Shapeshifter - what we have now, seems real nice.

Barana V

Posts 7
17 Apr 2018 14:38

not true!
  there is a devoted 68k community on macgui.com and 68kmla.net.
I recon many there would want a non ppc accellerator for their machines. I doubt anyone has asked them!
  there is also the sinclair QL community that uses the NG 040/060 boards. they just run linux. id say theyd be interested also.

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