Wish I were...

Author: Martin Blitz
Type: System
Shared by: EkriirkE
On: 2018-11-17 17:05:42
Updated by: EkriirkE
On: 2018-11-17 17:23:17
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  • Control Panel 
  • Selection Dropdown 
  • BasiliskII normally identifies as a IIci, now it thinks it's an SE/30! 

What is Wish I were...?

The "Wish I were..." control panel provides a method for a system to identify its hardware as another hardware type, via the Gestalt "mach" selector.

The reason for creating this control panel was to assist individuals who install clock chippers, especially to Power Macs.  Some applications (for example MachTen) use the response from the Gestalt "mach" selector to determine a Macintosh's hardware type, and thus perform run-time configuration.  Clock chipped machines may respond with a value that does not correspond to an existing machine (for example, a clock chipped PowerMac 6100 response as a 6100/80), and some applications may be confused.

This utility can be used to force Gestalt to respond with an acceptable value, and thus the application will function correctly and also force installers to work on unintended hardware.


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Emulating this? It could probably run under: Basilisk II

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