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Oooooooh, he was trying to open the ROM? Shock

Wow! So wait.. was I right in assuming that simply opening the BasilliskII.exe would have launched the emulator successfully? I think so Smile

I'm telling you, folks get more traction from how-to videos in this day and age, even for the easy stuff, lol! I am very much guilty of that myself; you should have seen all the shenanigans I was pulling trying to get QEMU to run on my Windows! Made all of this look like a walk in the park..

And in all this, I have to admit that the ROM thing is one of the trickier aspects of the setup. This is where SheepShaver really shines (and QEMU too, I think) since it doesn't require setting-up any ROMs as part of its assembly. But the other part of setting up QEMU, oh boy!

The best part of using Basilisk II, for me personally, is that shared UNIX drive, even if I can't rename its UNIX title or change its icon, lol. And having that Android port is heaven, allowing me to fire it up on practically any device. Next, I'm next expecting it to show up in a Roku or Fire TV.. now wouldn't that be something, lol! But I guess it already can run on an Android TV box; oh great, yet another gadget to get!

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was I right in assuming that simply opening the BasilliskII.exe would have launched the emulator successfully? I think so

I would think this would be the case only if the PATH to the ROM File was set and correct, to begin with.

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Also, in that folder is a 20-30k rar archive. It is actually has a 6GB mac drive you can expand if you have the room and use the Basilisk II GUI app to attach it as an extra drive to your Mac when it boots-up.

Having this additional drive will let you have a 6GB drive to use to store, install and run Mac programs and games, otherwise your boot drive can fill up very quickly!

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And, remember, from within Bas II you're not limited to drive letters.

Plus, with this Mac OS versions, there is no need to put the applications/games into an "Applications" folder, you can store where you want (except "/Unix", as written above)

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I wasn't pathing it to the desktop. I think that's what I missed.

Now to see if I can remember how to install things...

IIGS_User's picture
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Don't just move a file from /Unix to desktop, because it is still stored on /Unix then.

In host OS, you'll will notice a Desktop DB file created by classic Mac OS versions on the /Unix directory.

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yes, items placed on the desktop are simply for you to use there, they remain in their respective drives/volumes. They are copied by placing them within other drives or folders of other drives.

then to properly install a program so that it works/works properly, you must place your installed programs and support files in the boot or mounted volumes, except the unix volume, which is not a true mac volume.

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Okay, so just to cut through the noise...

WHERE do I put the .sits and stuff I download from here so that Basilisk can find them?

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on a virtual drive mounted in BII. .dsk and .img files can be added as virtual drives. Applications and documents themselves can be copied to virtual drives and run from there.

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How do I do that?

adespoton's picture
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Wherever you're currently changing your settings. Just add them after the boot image.

Or, use the shared disk to copy them into the boot drive (not the desktop) and mount them with Disk Copy or ShrinkWrap.