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    Classic Environment Woes

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    Sheepshaver with OS9 - HELP
    Hi All
    I am the proud owner of a new iMac, and totally oblivious to the fact that Classic apps and games dont work on new macs I went and bought Full Throttle Mac Version, only to find that it is unsupported. I did a lot of reading up on emulation and after hours of trial and error... emphasis on ERROR... I managed to download a copy of Sheepshaver coupled with OS9. I tried the game and it works, however it is so incredibly slow that it is completely unplayable. Does anyone know of a way to make this any faster?

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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    Classic Environment Woes

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    Classic Environment Woes
    Right. I have a new Apple iMAC (bought in 2010), and completely oblivious to that fact that Legacy Apps and Games are not supported I bought a game called Full Throttle, and instantly got the error message that Classic apps are not supported.
    I did a lot of reading up on Emulation, and found that Sheepshaver was the way for me to go. After hours of trial and error I managed to download a version of Sheepshaver that is coupled with OS9. After installing it, I am able to access OS9, and more importantly run the Game, however the game runs incredibly slowly. It is completely unplayable.

    Does anyone know of a way I can get this running faster? Am I fighting a lost cause, or is there anything I can do to make this game run smoothly?

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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    Classic Environment Woes
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeK View Post

    Does anyone know of a way I can get this running faster? Am I fighting a lost cause, or is there anything I can do to make this game run smoothly?
    My suggestion is...buy an old iMac G3 or Powermac G4 (about $20-$30 bucks here in the US) where you can boot into OS 9 natively to play old game(s).

    This will save you a lot of frustration.

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    And do not cross post. Since you created a thread here there is no reason to post the same to another thread. That causes confusion and clutters the forums.

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    or get the windows version and run bootcamp. its so much easier and simpler than messing around with sheepshaver, and it runs natively (i.e not in a virtual machine, as sheep shaver does.)
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    Classic Environment Woes

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry about the cross post.

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