QEMU for Windows - PPC emulator, runs Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 + OSX 10.0 to 10.5

Type: Misc
Category: For Windows
Shared by: that-ben
On: 2017-08-01 18:05:23
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2018-10-31 13:47:45
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2016

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  • QEMU running Mac OS 9.2.2 and Classilla! 

What is QEMU for Windows - PPC emulator, runs Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 + OSX 10.0 to 10.5?

QEMU is a very versatile and extremely broadly supported open source virtual machine emulator.  In 2016, QEMU could finally achieve what has never been possible before: emulating Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.1 and 9.2.2 (albeit still it's quite slow and the sound support is kind of buggy at the moment).  Note that QEMU can also emulate Mac OS X 10.0 up to 10.5. At some point in the near future hopefully, QEMU will fully replace SheepShaver, but at the moment, SheepShaver still runs faster in most situations.

Advantages of using QEMU vs SheepShaver:

  • Mac OS 9.1.x and 9.2.x emulation (SheepShaver cannot)
  • Much more stable networking (SheepShaver randomly crashes while using the networking features)
  • Cursor animation (or anything else for the matter) does not reset the pointer in the host OS (SheepShaver does and it's annoying!)
  • QEMU can run on almost all imaginable CPU architectures, even ARM (e.g.: Raspberry Pi)

These bundles were put together by "that-ben" and are intended to be the easiest possible for beginners.  Just launch the "QEMU - Mac OS 9.2.2.bat" (or "QEMU - Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11.bat") file and wait 30 seconds for Mac OS to boot up.  Nevermind the yellow screen with a VRAM partition not found error, it will go past this without any problem. The Mac OS 9 package contains a 450MB disk image on which Mac OS 9.2.2 is already fully installed.  The Mac OS X package contains Mac OS X 10.4.11.  If you need a larger disk image, you can grab one instantly from here: Blank hard drive disk images (3GB HFS up to 30GB HFS+)

Networking is functional thanks to the Realtek rtl8139 driver for Mac OS 9, which is pre-installed here for you already.  It will use DHCP and network through your host Windows machine.

 

Pre-installed software in the Mac OS 9.2.2 package includes:

  • Classilla 9.3.3 for surfing the web
  • QuickTime 6.0.3 for multimedia playback
  • Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.3 for extracting/compressing Stuffit archives
  • Toast Titanium 5.2.3 for mounting/creating CD images (such as .iso, .cdr or .toast)
  • DiskCopy 6.5b13 for mounting floppy disk images (such as .img or .dsk)

Pre-installed software in the Mac OS X 10.4.11 package includes:

  • Safari 4.1.3 (2010) for surfing the web
  • QuickTime 7.6.4 (2009) for multimedia playback
  • All security patches for Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Coming soon: The Unarchiver 2.3 (2015) for extracting/compressing Stuffit archives

 

See also: Basilisk II - a 68K emulator with floppy support


Download QEMU for Windows - PPC emulator, runs Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 + OSX 10.0 to 10.5

Qemu_(20171224)_-_PPC_-_Mac_OS_X_10.4.11.rar (1197.59 MiB / 1255.76 MB)
QEMU (2017/12/15 build) for Windows w/ Mac OS X 10.4.11 pre-installed, RAR'ed
41 / 2018-01-28 / 63bc2a712f342b55ae25eb4397e1f3ad097e71be /
Qemu (20181030) - PPC - Mac OS 9.2.2.rar (491.61 MiB / 515.49 MB)
QEMU (2018/10/30 build) for Windows w/ Mac OS 9.2.2 pre-installed, zipped
116 / 2018-10-31 / 8506fb5c2141de455c9d4e0730a2872a44287640 /
Qemu--20180626----PPC---Mac-OS-9-2-2.rar (496.99 MiB / 521.14 MB)
QEMU (2018/06/26 build) for Windows w/ Mac OS 9.2.2 pre-installed, zipped
290 / 2018-08-01 / 89d33991cb5a050ac2683a815b4caf64454bb57b /
Qemu_(20171215)_-_PPC_-_Mac_OS_9.2.2.rar (155.39 MiB / 162.94 MB)
QEMU (2017/12/15 build) for Windows w/ Mac OS 9.2.2 pre-installed, RAR'ed
736 / 2017-12-18 / 3610454fff128182efa343478e86ca587fe940c3 /


Architecture


Intel x86-64



Compatibility notes

This program is for Windows.

 

USEFUL TIPS WHEN USING QEMU:

  • To install another Mac OS version, exit QEMU if it's running and then simply edit the "QEMU - Boot with a CD ISO.bat" command file with the Notepad to reflect your actual install CD ISO file location and launch that batch file.
  • To capture/uncapture the mouse pointer, hit CTRL-ALT together.  Since 2018, it's now CTRL-ALT-G.
  • To go toggle the full screen mode on or off, hit CTRL-ALT-F.
  • Hit CTRL-ALT-2 together to open/close the QEMU console.  DO NOT HIT THE X TO CLOSE THAT WINDOW OR IT WILL INSTANTLY EXIT THE WHOLE QEMU AND THE VIRTUAL MACINTOSH WITH IT.
  • To hot-attach a disk image ISO, in the QEMU console, adapt this command: change ide1-cd0 C:/path/to/file.iso
  • To hot-detach a disk image ISO, first in OS9, put it the trash, then in the QEMU console, type this: eject ide1-cd0

 






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