Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 19:14 UTC
Apple Great find by Hack A Day: "Over on the 68kmla forums, a website dedicated to old Macs built before 1994, [zydeco] released his Android port of Mini vMac, a Macintosh Plus emulator that puts the power of a Motorola MC68000 processor and System 7 on any computer.
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Emus
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 19:39 UTC
zima
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2005-07-06

So, Thom, suddenly nothing against emulation, not even a word or two? ;) ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/26019 ) ...wait, "Great"?! ;)


BTW and seriously, if anybody feels like emulating 68k Macs in general (in more usual setting, on a PC) - Basilisk II is another good option, focusing more on the later 68k Macs so probably more suitable for the desktop (resolution, colour support, and so on).
It was already great in 1999, fast (on CPUs back then), trouble-free and useful (training - due to some strange intrigues, school labs had Classics and LC475; quite possibly the only Macs in the city)

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RE: Emus
by bornagainenguin on Wed 20th Jun 2012 15:12 UTC in reply to "Emus"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

zima suggested...

BTW and seriously, if anybody feels like emulating 68k Macs in general (in more usual setting, on a PC) - Basilisk II is another good option, focusing more on the later 68k Macs so probably more suitable for the desktop (resolution, colour support, and so on).


I know what you're trying to say here and am a fan of ye olde Basilisk II myself--but the coolness factor here is that you can run the MacOS on a tablet computer and to my knowledge there is no Android port for Basilisk II. ;)

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[2]: Emus
by zima on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Emus"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I did kinda made clear that I mention the ~desktop side ;)

But, really, Basilisk II is available for Linux and it's certainly CPU-portable (apparently there's a PSP port; even if non-x86 is without JIT, it should be decently fast on ARMs of today) - so, at worst, installing the more usual Linux stack beside Android libs should do the trick.

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not allowed in iOS
by FunkyELF on Mon 18th Jun 2012 20:16 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

This is pretty funny that this isn't allowed in iOS due to their policy on emulation.

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RE: not allowed in iOS
by gan17 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 21:26 UTC in reply to "not allowed in iOS"
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2008-06-03

If I remember correctly, you can get it for jailbroken iDevices, though I suspect it's a paid-app from Cydia.

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RE: not allowed in iOS
by Alfman on Mon 18th Jun 2012 23:33 UTC in reply to "not allowed in iOS"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

FunkyELF,

"This is pretty funny that this isn't allowed in iOS due to their policy on emulation."

You beat me to it.

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Also runs on Debian-based Linux PowerPC
by lubod on Thu 21st Jun 2012 23:42 UTC
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Member since:
2009-02-02

If anyone is interested, the MintPPC repository has a binary package of the current stable Mini vMac version 3.2.3 ready to go. May work on other Debian-based distributions as well, though untested.

Also the upcoming 3.3 series (dubbed alpha at this time) can already be built with the target platform linux powerpc, so you can use an existing install (like the one above) to install the newer version. In other words, it can be 'self-bootstrapping' so to speak, as long as you have a Debian-based PowerPC Linux installed already.

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