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Running MacBasic on Mini vMac

I downloaded MacBasic but can't get it running on Mini vMac. OS X shows the file as an "Application (Classic)." I imported the file into Mini vMac, but the Macintosh Basic file in the emulator has a size of 0k and won't run.

Has anyone else got this to run?

Thanks.

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MikeTomTom's picture
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What format was the file in that you DL'd? How did you extract it (to see that it was a Classic application in OS X)? How did you get it into Mini vMac? What version of Mac OS is running on your Mini vMac?

Anyway, a file size of 0k is not a good sign. BTW I have never seen or tried MacBasic, just sounds like what you have loaded onto Mini vMac is a null (empty) file. If you needed to extract the DL (usually you do). It is often the case that you don't do the extraction until you get it into your emulator or Mac that you intend to run it on. - then extract.

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I am running Finder 6.1.8 and System 6.0.8 on Mini vMac.

I run apps in the emulator by hitting CTRL-O and selecting the program. For Mac Basic, I ran importfl-1.2.0 in the emulator and importing the Macintosh Basic file. The file it creates, called MacintoshBasic, is 0k in size. I see importfl comes with a README.txt file. Perhaps I need to download Mac Write or a text file reader.

Thanks for replying.

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@bill246:

Did you see this: Recent Upload of MacBasic? Anyway, the disk image is bootable in Mini vMac. It has Mac OS 1.x and Finder on the image Smile

Works for me in Mini vMac. Just boot up from the image. The upload of this arrived a couple of days after your 1st posting.

HTH

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Awesome. Worked on the first try! Thank you!

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importfl ignores resource forks. You'd have to use BinHex or MacBinary first.