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Macintosh.js - New Macintosh Emulator on the Block

Freeware, no setup, multi-platform Mac OS 8 emulator.

Check it out -->

https://github.com/felixrieseberg/macintosh.js?ref=producthunt

By the same fellow who bough us the "Windows 95 'App'"

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24bit's picture
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Yes. See here, please: //macintoshgarden.org/forum/in-the-news-today-mac-os-8

cbone's picture
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Where is the Windows 95 located? I only saw the Mac OS one Smile

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If you had clicked the felixrieseberg link near the top left corner of the page you would have found it.

Anyway, here is the Windows 95 page link to the project.

Like his Electron wrapped Basilisk II, his prebuilt Windows 95 binary is running in Fabian's copy v86 port of Bochs in an Electron wrapper.

More interesting perhaps are Fabian's copy/v86 Demos, where you can test running Windows 98, Linux, Windows 1x, etc, in your browser (scroll down in page to the Demos)

Ms Windows v1.05 loaded in floppy drive "A" running PAINT.EXE
(Click to view)

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Thanks for that, Mike! Wink

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I need to point out that the transfer files method does not work. I put in for example The Treehouse.Sit in the Macintosh.JS in my user directory restarted the app and went to Unix clicked on the Macintosh.JS there and 0 files show up.

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Echoing the sentiment in the other thread that, it would have been nice if the author made it clearer when announcing this toy that this is only Basilisk II compiled to JavaScript with Mozilla Emscripten running under Electron/Chrome, with a bunch of demo apps from a Macworld CD.

It's there in the CREDITS file, if you poke around. Can't say there was no effort made.

Still, quite a number of people were sharing this and praising it as a new emulator when, in practice, it's Basilisk II but worse in every way. I can't even call it more portable because it's wielded to Google Chrome code.

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Sorry CyberMonkey, it's not a new thing. It is a pre-installed Basilisk II with some bundled software, running inside an Electron js wrapper.

Folks spruiking this as being the new kid on the block are either deceiving themselves, others, or don't have a clue what it is they're looking at.

I'm not saying it's no good, just that the author should have been more upfront with his creation.

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Rather than be a total downer on hopes of new emulators, I'd like to nudge interested parties towards the still in development M.A.C.E..

It's like WINE, which runs Windows apps without Windows, except MACE is intended to run 68k Mac apps on modern operating systems without Mac OS. Mac Toolbox without the Mac!

Definitely worth calling out around these parts once they have something more user-releasable. They have a fairly active development blog in the meantime.

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Now that is seriously cool, Duality! Smile 68k Mac-goodness anywhere, the possibilities are endless Laughing out loud

Windows 10 and macOS compatibility is marvelous! Android would be even cooler, but I'm sure that may not be in the cards anytime soon, lol!