PowerPC Emulator for PowerPC
February 28, 2002 8:11PM
edited January 2014
Is there a PowerPC emulator for a Power Macintosh?? It would be great to be able to run stuff like old software and old systems on it.
Reply 1 of 10
February 28, 2002 10:24PM
Why do you need an emulator?
Reply 2 of 10
February 28, 2002 10:31PM
Yeah, do you have applications that can't keep up with the newer processors?
Underclocking, what a concept!
Reply 3 of 10
March 1, 2002 12:13AM
I remember civilization 1 could not run on some of these newer machines. I don't know if any of you remember this game from way back but it was called Art Of War. I got that and yes an emulators that allows you to play old games
Reply 4 of 10
March 1, 2002 9:31AM
Nah, he's saying that buying a new system forces you to use a newer OS and breaks compatibility with some old Mac titles. For example, I don't think G3's can run System 7, and G4's can't run OS 8.
I haven't heard of a PowerPC emulator, the only thing like this I've heard of is vMac, which emulates a compact Mac, 68000 CPU.
Reply 5 of 10
March 1, 2002 1:02PM
Somebody really ought to design a Mac OS 9.1 emulator for Mac OS 9.2.
Reply 6 of 10
March 1, 2002 4:10PM
mac on linux will let you do this, kind of. You do have to install linux though. Unless it gets ported to OSX.
Reply 7 of 10
March 1, 2002 8:56PM
[quote]Originally posted by dartblazer:
<strong>mac on linux will let you do this, kind of. You do have to install linux though. Unless it gets ported to OSX.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I have Yellow Dog Linux on my iBook (triple boot OS 9, OS X, Linux), with MoL, but I don't know how to get it to boot Copland. Right now it goes straight into my OS 9.2.1.
Reply 8 of 10
March 2, 2002 9:30PM
AFA Copland, and I'm talking out my *** here because I'm not a programmer, I never understood why it was so difficult to implement preemptive Multitasking and protected memory in Mac OS. AFAIK, these features have nothing to do with the apps themselves, but rather the OS. Why did Copland flop?
Reply 9 of 10
March 5, 2002 7:10PM
dont forget uhh warcraft 2.....the mouse speed would fly. u need to buy bnet edition and it would be fixed..gee
Reply 10 of 10
March 7, 2002 1:51PM
It's not hard, and would have been done ages ago, IF, you don't mind losing compatibility with many (most) prior applications.
Copland tried to do it all. Provide all the modern features, maintain backward compatibility, and operate at acceptable speeds without compatibility environments, or dual booting. Further, there were many new features they were tring to implement. It was too much at once.
This was an especially hard task when you consider that some applications directly patched (altered) the OS, and/or directly addressed data structures and locations beneath the API.
I'm sure it was known that some apps that would'nt make the transition. Still, look at how much time was necessary to release OSX. This was (in part) due to carbon. A strait port of BSD or NeXT Step would have been fairly quick.
Lest I make the wrong impression, I singled out Carbon because it was not part of the original plan.
Memory protection, PMT, SMP, and the rest could have been done, perhaps, more quickly than creating OS X. However, it would not have had the features of OS X, nor would it have gained the mind share and abilities added by it's Unix heritage.
I can't judge, but today's classic may have better compatibility than Copland would have with traditional Mac Applications.