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is there any way to run classic environment programs?

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Jul 19, 2008 8:24 AM
I downloaded my favorite shareware game from when i was a kid but cannot play it because its a classic environment game. Is there anything I can do to run this? Its a really simple little game.
Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 8:29 AM (in response to DeisJJ)
    you can not run classic in leopard. The only option is a classic emulator [sheepshaver|http://gwenole.beauchesne.info//en/projects/sheepshaver].
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 8:44 AM (in response to DeisJJ)
    sorry, I don't use it myself. I believe sheepshaver is the only classic emulator out there. googling brought up [this site|http://lowendmac.com/mac2win/08m2w/sheepshaver-for-mac-os-x.html] with instructions.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 9:01 AM (in response to DeisJJ)
    DeisJJ wrote:
    thanks for the help. Looks like I need the old OS (which i don't have)

    you do need a copy of the classic OS of course as with all emulators. you should be able to get it on amazon, ebay or a similar place.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 9:16 AM (in response to V.K.)
    What OS did it use? You can get OS9 and earlier generation Macs for $40 or less which is probably less than what buying a used OS would cost you. An early imac would happily run OS8.5-OS9 and not take up too much room. You could probably find a Classic II for anything OS6-OS8.1 which again would not take much space.

    Also have a look for re-releases. Although it is rare it does happen. I was suprised to see that the original Solarian II had been faithfully re-written for OSX an even has all the old appearance from when it was released in the early nineties (or was it late eighties). Now that was a real classic and it's great it was preserved like that.
    G4 Quicksilver dual 800 MHz 2x120 GBHDs 1.5GBRAM dual-boot 10.4.11 9.2.2, 2 G3 beiges, IIci

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