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How do I run these Club Kidsoft disks on Sheepshaver? Are they corrupt?

http://macintoshgarden.org/forum/all-club-kidsoft-disks I downloaded a Sheepshaver with Mac OS9 pre installed and now I am not sure what to do with the .Toast image. Do I heat it up in the toaster then eat it?

On Basilisk II with a preinstalled OS using This PC it said the file couldn't be read. On Sheepshaver using This PC the image doesn't even show up as 0 files. Am I doing something wrong or is it a bad image all together? I no next to nothing about Mac and all the forum threads assume people are running Sheepshaver on OSX to run classic programs.

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TOAST is THE burning app for the Mac, comparable to Nero maybe.
Toasting the file to a polycarbonate blanc is an option, but disks are very hard to chew. Smile
Seriously, you may mount .toast via the emulators volume GUI. Toast is almost equal to ISO.
You may rename toast to iso without harming the file.

Alternatively you may mount .toast images from the emulators HDD with this little helper:
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/virtual-dvd-romcd-utility

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Use Toast to mount it or burn it to a CDR.
http://macintoshgarden.org/search/node/TOAST

If you rename the file from .toast to .iso you may also be able to burn it with it Apple Disk Utility.

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On a PC with Toast image files; - You should start SheepShaver or Basilisk II with what is called a "GUI" or "Launcher" app - it's a device to allow you to change any options before you launch the emulated Mac OS proper. The "GUI" should be included with SheepShaver & Basillisk II when you installed it (might be named "SheepShaverGUI.exe" for example).

When you have the launcher open, you can use it to add additional disk files under the "Volumes" tab (such as .toast, or .iso, or .img, etc) to the list of disks that can load before you start the emulated OS.

"Volumes" is where is where you can add the link to the .toast file on your PC's drive. Click the "Add" button in the GUI and navigate to where you have stored the .toast file. click it's name to add it to the list of volumes and click OK. Once you do this, when you start the emulated Mac OS, if all goes well, it will mount as an additional disk on the Mac OS desktop and you can then access it's content.

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Problem with volumes is it just crashes the whole thing. I can run Maco OS9 on it that came with it but when putting in the image file CKSMACV24.image it just shuts down all of Sheepshaver. Makes me wonder if the author who came with it preinstalled did a weird setting so you can't add anything in the volumes tab? Why would he go to that lengths?

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If you are using a preinstalled SheepShaver bundle, please do consider setting up SheepShaver again from scratch.
Emaculation has a recent build here: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5325

Add ROM and bootable virtual HDD and proceed from there please.
A System 7 bootable disk image is here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macos-753-emulators

For your issue with the game CD images from Mediafire:
The filenames indeed are a bit strange, on a Mac the filename is CKSMACV24•image for example.
Note the bullet before "image", no idea how this is displayed in Windows.
Anyway, •image is not a valid file name for SheepShaver images.
Best rename •image to .image and try again.
That way the disk image should be mounted via the volume GUI, at least it does mount on my side.

BUT - there is a 14 digit CD code needed (given on the page you linked) plus a 9 digit tracking code.
No idea how to obtain the tracking code.
Without both codes typed in, the disk images seem to be useless. Sad

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Yes, like 24bit says. I also don't use pre-built Sheep or B2 builds.

But it might be easier if you 1st try one of the CD images from the Mac Garden instead of those listed at Mediafire. A quick search finds them listed at around 3 down from the top of this search result.