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    Question Help!! How to run classic on osx 10.4.8
    Hi, I want to play some old games that require classic start up, But i have no install disks all i have is an old g3 Powerbook running OS 9.1, Can i copy the system folder from this and use it to run classic on my OSX machine ??.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffhar
    Hi, I want to play some old games that require classic start up, But i have no install disks all i have is an old g3 Powerbook running OS 9.1, Can i copy the system folder from this and use it to run classic on my OSX machine ??.

    Thanks

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    If your Mac has an Intel processor, then no you can't. Intel systems cannot run Classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    If your Mac has an Intel processor, then no you can't. Intel systems cannot run Classic.
    Surely this is not true - that Sheepshaver utility (or whatever it's called) does exactly this?

    I've looked at the homepage a few times and been a bit daunted by what looks like a build process and lots of other steps to get it working but others on here I'm sure have said it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem
    Surely this is not true - that Sheepshaver utility (or whatever it's called) does exactly this?
    Nope, it is true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    You cannot use Mac OS 9 applications on Intel-based Macintosh computers because the Classic environment is not supported.
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h.../en/mh860.html

    As far as SheepShaver is concerned:
    Quote Originally Posted by SheepShaver Developers
    Hello, it is well known that you dropped support for MacOS Classic applications in MacOS X for Intel. Should you care of your users, people that made you a living for years, please consider the following: either (i) bring back a Classic environment, or (ii) help SheepShaver development. The latter can be realized by releasing code and/or documentation about MacOS Classic internals. Thanks.
    This would imply that even the SheepShaver developers themselves cannot get it to work on an Intel Mac. :black:
    http://www.gibix.net/dokuwiki/en:projects:sheepshaver
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    Hi, Thanks for your replies, I have an old blue & white Desktop G3 with 1GB ram.

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    Ahhh ok d3v1L80Y, I'd read posts like

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...ht=sheepshaver

    And thought it was just a given that this is what it did. Reading the link you posted, I see it supports up to Mac OS 9.0.4 on i386 Mac OS X, so will this not be good enough for most old games?

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