PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

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PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

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The refresh rate was at 40, so it crashed every minute. I decided to use 100 refresh rate now instead, and when I completed the registration, the mouse locked up. :roll:
Forgot how many times I screeched.
Why does this happen anyways?
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Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

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Mac OS X 10.1
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I'm switching to QEMU

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I am literally done with it locking up all the time
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That’s also why I switched to QEMU. It’s a bit slower, but the mouse doesn’t lock up.
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Indeed, using QEMU is the general suggestion here. PearPC is ancient. It is important to approach it with limited expectations.
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madreamer wrote:That’s also why I switched to QEMU. It’s a bit slower, but the mouse doesn’t lock up.
"A bit slower" is somewhat subjective. PearPC boots up faster; I haven't seen much of a difference in performance between it and a current QEMU when actually running applications, especially when said QEMU has sound disabled like PearPC does.
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swordlink1 wrote:The refresh rate was at 40, so it crashed every minute. I decided to use 100 refresh rate now instead, and when I completed the registration, the mouse locked up. :roll:
Forgot how many times I screeched.
Why does this happen anyways?
A thing I used to do on my Windows XP machine was I give PearPC the mouse when I need it and take it back when I don’t need it. It was locking up too, but less frequently than giving it the mouse all the time and taking the mouse away when you need it for your host computer.
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I also compiled a list of stuff that the PowerPC emulators do.
SheepShaver emulates Mac OS 7.1.2-Mac OS 9.0.4 and has memory issues.
PearPC emulates Mac OS X 10.1-10.4 (No Classic) and has mouse problems.
Qemu (PPC) emulates Mac OS 9.0.4-Mac OS 10.5 (With Classic) and has speed problems.
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Good summary of the three PPC emulators; probably also worthwhile pointing out that PearPC doesn't support audio, and that QEMU-PPC is under active development (and has fewer speed issues than it did 6 months ago).
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Re: PearPC mouse locking up constantly sucks

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Note that this is happens with programs that requires much power. iMovie locked up the mouse.
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