Mac emulator for PC ?

Ashok Aiyar aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
Sat Feb 20 21:20:59 EST 1999

On 21 Feb 1999 01:22:04 GMT,
    Dr. Greg Quinn (greg at franklin.burnham-inst.org) wrote:
>I think you have a few choices. The free program 'vMac' can be obtained
>from www.vmac.org. Note that you need a rom image from a Mac plus for 
>this to work (no, I don't have one!). Another possibility is the card
>from www.emulators.com, which looks to be a more satisfactory solution 
>for serious mac emulation. Having said that, I have run DNAStrider just 
>fine using vMac on both a PC and on a Solaris (sparc) box. Be interested 
>to know what other alternatives there are. BTW, if you are using a 
>solaris box, there is a solaris Mac emulator from Apple (leastways, there 
>was the last time I checked). Not sure whether they make one for an Intel 
>Solaris box.

For PCs there are at least four options, three of which require ROMs.
Gemulator (which you refer to at http://www.emulators.com), vMac
Fusion (http://www.microcode-solutions.com) all require Mac ROMs.

Executor (http://www.ardi.com), which runs on multiple operating systems
does not require Mac ROMs.  It is also by far the fastest of the four 
I have described, and most programs that require System 6 or 7 (such as 
Strider) work well.

To the best of my knowledge, Apple does not sell MAE for Unix any more
(MAE = macintosh application environment).  For PowerPCs running either
BeOS or LinuxPPC, an attractive option is SheepShaver -- 

Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu

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