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How to have Classic environment on Snow Leopard?

24097 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2010 10:24 AM by etresoft RSS
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I would really love to play one of my old mac compatible computer games on my new computer. It says the minimum requirements are 7.1 or later. I have OS X 10.6.2. When I clicked to install the game the message said that the Classic Environment is no longer supported. I am not sure what this means. Do I need to install something so that my computer can support the Classic Environment? Thank you.
macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)
    The message means just that - the Classic environment is no longer supported. Apple dropped support for Classic back in Leopard. Some have used SheepShaver, although I don't know how well it works in Snow Leopard.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), + [Leopard] / G4 Digital Audio, G4 mini [Tiger 10.4.11] / G3 MiniTower [OS 9.2]
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)
    smilesushibuddy, welcome to Apple Discussions.

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     Cheers, Tom

     G4 1.25MHz MDD, G3 400 FW Pismo,, Mac OS X (10.5.6), OS 10.4.11/9.2.2, Canon LiDE30 Scanner, Canon i960 Printer, Belkin UPS
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)
    You can run Classic MacOS via Sheepshaver. I set one up just the other day to finally import several thousand old Cyberdog e-mail messages into Apple Mail.
    MacBook 2007 (white), Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.0 Ghz/4GB Ram/200 HD
  • Beta2 Calculating status...
    You can download a fully functional SheepShaver running Mac OS 9.0.4 with all the necessary files, including the ROM. Google ' +COI Mac+ ' and you'll find a download link.

    Another solution is Basilisk II. It emulates an earlier Macintosh using Mac OSes up to 7.5.5. Google ' +WPMac Appliance+ ' and you'll find a fully functional version with System 7.5.5 and necessary ROM.

    Please make sure you have legal right to use the ROMs and the OSes.
    Pismo; MacBook Pro; G4 iBook; G4 PowerMac; 24" iMac, Mac OSes: 7.5.5 tho' 10.6.2
  • Sabla Calculating status...
    I have a Snow Leopard too, and I've went on Sheepshaver to try and download it to run a classic environment. But I couldn't find a link to download it, it just gave me codes for other websites and companies, such as Basilisk II and CVS (Concurrent Version System). I couldn't find a download for Sheepshaver there, either. Am I looking in the right place? Has anyone downloaded Sheepshaver to be able to help me do the same?
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)
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    Jan 4, 2010 10:24 AM (in response to Sabla)
    Sabla wrote:
    Am I looking in the right place?

    Apparently not. Please try again. Look at the reply just before your first post. Follow those instructions and yes, you do feel lucky.

    I'm sorry, but I can't provide any assistance with more detail. Sheepshaver requires MacOS ROM files to run and those fall into a grey/black area of copyright law.
    MacBook 2007 (white), Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.0 Ghz/4GB Ram/200 HD


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