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GoMac 1.5v1 & 1.6

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gomac-15v1.sit (261.30 KB)
MD5: 995d8ad39dd21109e15eb1ac8039544c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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GoMac_1.6_Installer.sit_.hqx (700.44 KB)
MD5: 65eff51633010104ab9c1a955fefeac0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

GoMac: A System Enhancement Control Panel, brought Mac users a Start menu very similar to the Start menu found on Windows PCs.

MD5 checksum: 995d8ad39dd21109e15eb1ac8039544c *gomac-15v1.sit

See Also: GoMac 1.4x, GoMac 2.0.2, GoMac 2.1.1

Architecture: 68k

Requires a 68020 or newer CPU. The architecture is 68k, but it also runs fine on PPC Macintosh.

Works on Mac OS 7.5.0 to 9.2.2, 68k and PPC (SSW 7.5.0 or newer), also works on Basilisk II and Sheepshaver using those Mac OS's.
As this is a 3rd party INIT, there are bound to be issues.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, November 7 - 11:32am

@Protocol 7: Perhaps there's a bug here. - My screenshots were taken on my G4 (Mac OS 9.2.2) so its not your emulator.

[Edit] It appears to be either a Mac OS or a PPC issue. The icons are shown as they are intended to be seen on Mac OS 8.1 - see 5th screenshot above (taken on Basilisk II running Mac OS 8.1). As this software was released in 1998, the Mac OS was only up to 8.1 during that year. I haven't got a PPC Mac running a Mac OS earlier than 8.6 to test further.

[Edit 2] I do have a PPC Mac running an earlier Mac OS. I have a Sheepshaver that thinks its a PowerMac 9500/200 and its running Mac OS 7.6.1 Laughing out loud

It also displays the icons correctly in GoMenu on this Sheepshaver. So its a System Software issue as this version of GoMac predates OS 8.5. Apart from the lack of icons showing up, it seems to function pretty much as its supposed to in the newer Mac OS's. Also, GoMac runs OK in a SSW 7 Mac OS too it appears (tho' 7.6.1 is the earliest I've tried it on so far).

[Edit 3] Found I had a more recent version of GoMac archived. It fixes the no icons issue on OS's greater than 8.1 and offers more user configurable features. A definite improvement over version 1.5v1

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'SSW 7' - IIGS User

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, November 7 - 2:44am

This is neat!

One issue I'm seeing in Sheepshaver/8.6 is that there are no icons in the start menu. But one of the screenshots above is also icon-less so perhaps it's not emulation-related? Toggling the option in the control panel doesn't make any difference.