Why can SheepShaver only open so many applications?

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levithanh0209
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Why can SheepShaver only open so many applications?

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This happened with Basilisk too, but generally, SheepShaver can only open one or two applications, like if you quit something and reopen it, or open a different application, you tend to get a Bomb with Error 7 or Error 11 or undefined. I'm sure I'm not the only one that notices this, and it's not a huge thing, but why does this happen with emulators? Is it just the way the virtual RAM and hard disk are accessed?

Thank you very much!
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Re: Why can SheepShaver only open so many applications?

Post by Ronald P. Regensburg »

You can open only as much applications as the amount of memory you assigned to SheepShaver allows. SheepShaver has no virtual memory, so you will need to assign more memory to the emulator than you would have needed in the past on a real Mac.

On which host do you run SheepShaver and how much memory did you give it?
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