SheepShaver for Windows

About SheepShaver, a PPC Mac emulator for Windows, MacOS X, and Linux that can run System 7.5.3 to MacOS 9.0.4.

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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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it would be very good if when pressing the "windows logo" key, the start menu does not appear, causing the command to be sent to the emulator and so the operating system thinks it is the "option" key
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Unfortunately, that's impossible in Windows.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Added a new 22 September 2020 SheepShaver build.
Builds no longer require installation of the gtk development environment to have a working GUI.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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I an unable to use the keycodes file in the latest build.

I get the error "Cannot find vendor 'windows' in keycode translation file BasiliskII_keycodes."

Has the format of keycodes file changed?

Thanks
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Yes, the new SDL2 builds also need a new keycodes file. The new keycodes file, together with a ReadMe about changed mappings of the modifier keys should have been added to the download.

The new build was posted by Cat_7, I will contact him about it.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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The download in the first post has been updated with the keycodes and readme file.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Thank you
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Complete Noob question: I've just discovered Mac emulation. I am trying to set up SheepShaver v2.5 on Windows 7 64-bit, but have run into one crucial problem: what should a ROM image file be named, and where should it reside (what folder) in the host computer (Windows) filesystem? I've downloaded a Zip of Old World ROM images, have extracted from it a .ROM file named "1995-01 - 9B7A3AAD - Power Mac 7100 (newer).ROM" and placed it in the folder containing SheepShaver.exe et al, but still get a "Cannot open ROM file" error. I assume this is because SheepShaver is looking for the .ROM file somewhere else or by a different name, but I can imagine other causes, such as the .ROM file being in "the wrong format" or something.

Oh, and since I will have multiple ROMs handy, how do I tell SheepShaver which one to use, if I want to be able to switch among them?

Please advise.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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Hi,

For SheepShaver to immediately recognise a rom file, it should be called Mac OS ROM (no extension) or ROM (no extension). That file should be in the same folder as the SheepShaver program.

You can also edit the sheepshaver_prefs file with a plain text editor and point SheepShaver to any rom file location/name you want. Just change the path and name after the line starting with rom.
Also take a look at our guide on setting up SheepShaver for Windows: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sheepshaver_setup

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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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I have extracted from it a .ROM file named "1995-01 - 9B7A3AAD - Power Mac 7100 (newer).ROM"
I don´t this is going to work. Nubus Mac ROMs do not work with SheepShaver.
Please search for "ROM" without the quotes at macintoshgarden.org to find a collection, (1. DL) has some working ones collected.
The collection was also uploaded to the Internet Archive some time ago.
You want a ROM file from the Power Mac 8500/8600. Those will also allow running System 7.5.3 to MacOS 9.0.4.
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Re: SheepShaver for Windows

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A new build has been linked to in the first post in this thread.
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