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Is it possible to run Warcraft II in Mini vMac?

I've made a build that emulates an 8MB Mac II, which could work, based on the game's requirements, but when I run it, it says it needs 9MB. Does Warcraft II really need 9MB of RAM?
I know other emulators work, I'd just rather use vMac.

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Its possible to assign memory allowances that are less than the minimum recommended amount when you do "Get Info" on an application's icon. However, if it will run correctly or even run at all, is another matter. You'll need to take the System's memory requirements + a little spare taken into account too, you won't be able to allow much for the game (perhaps 6MB). YMMV from then on.

I recently tried running Wolfenstein 3D on the 8MB Mini vMac II. Everything worked great until the game itself started, the display became garbled and it was unplayable.

Just remember that the 8MB Mini vMac II is alpha quality and not complete. A lot of programs do work fine on it and you might be lucky with this, but don't be too disappointed if it doesn't.

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Thank you!
You were right, it crashed on "unimplemented trap". I'll keep trying.

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How is Mac II emulation coming along? I'd love to replace Basilisk II (which has a myriad of annoying quirks, at least on my machine) with Mac IIfx emulation. Why, I'd even be able to dual-boot it (in theory), but such a thing is still years away. Ah well.

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Don't replace Basilisk II just yet. The Mac II emu is not near completion. You can see for yourself how the Mini vMac II is coming along with one of the ports on the variations page of Mini vMac II. Variation "26" will give you the closest to an actual Mac II with 8MB RAM & a 256 color 640 x 480 display. There are other variations of the Mac II on the page, from variation "170" to "175".

Running the emulation, you're on your own. As it says on the variations page:

warning : the Macintosh II emulation is incomplete. Bug reports about what doesn't work are of no help to me yet.