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Iso image not recognized

I am trying to run some programs using sheepshaver however the iso image isn't being recognized. It says "The Mount Image operation did not complete. (183)" and that it was not recognized. The program was this program

https://macintoshgarden.org/games/star-trek-the-next-generation-interact...

I am currently using disk copy 6.3.3, also I was having similar problems with this program

https://macintoshgarden.org/games/the-magic-school-bus-explores-the-huma...

But I just got it to recognize. It's as if disk copy works sometimes. The program setup.exe doesn't work because "the application program that created it could not be found."

Also how do I open a .tgz file? I think I have stuffit expander but I can't find the program. I just click on files and stuffit expander just opens up from somewhere. Does it come standard in Mac OS 9.0.4?

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Did you get the Magic School Bus title to work using the work-around that the person that posted about issues installing it in OS 9?

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iso image isn't being recognized.

Instead of trying to mount these in SheepShaver, extract the archives on your host Mac/PC and add the toast or iso image to Sheepshaver's GUI as an additional disk drive, then launch the SheepShaver session. With a bit of luck they will mount on your Mac OS 9 desktop once it boots up.

Just guessing, but both of those items look like they may be better suited to an earlier (7.5 to 7.6.1) Mac OS.

"The program setup.exe doesn't work" A file ending in ".exe" denotes a Windows app. It sounds like Disk Copy has mounted the wrong partition. If the item is a hybrid (Mac/Win) disk image, it has mounted the PC partition.

Try the Virtual CD/DVD Utility on hybrid disk images, it has a good chance of mounting these, this requires mounting from within Mac emulated hard drive with hybrids (as opposed to mounting the image in SheepShaver's GUI). The Utility will mount both partitions of a hybrid disk.

"Does it (StuffIt?) come standard in Mac OS 9.0.4?" Possibly, I know that it comes as part of a standard install with Mac OS 9.1, so maybe 9.0.4, too. If you go the the "File" menu and click on Find, type StuffIt into the (Sherlock 2) find window and it should locate where it is installed to.

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... add the toast or iso image to Sheepshaver's GUI as an additional disk drive, then launch the SheepShaver session.

Yep. Both SheepShaver and Basilisk II are messy when it comes to handling disk images. You have to add them as drives in the preferences app and then start the main app, which means a lot of shutting down, fiddling with the preferences, and restarting whenever you need to mount a new disk in the emulator. Sad

It's MUCH MUCH easier in Mini vMac where you can simply drag a disk image from the host OS's Finder into the running app's window and it mounts inside the emulator.

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Adding the ISO file as a disk drive worked perfectly. The Magic School Bus game seems a little choppy when it plays. I don't know if that's normal and I just remember the game differently from when I was a child or do I need some kind of graphics and video playing software.
Also how do I get a .tgz file to run?

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.tgz will be another archive file type, you can either try and extract it on your host computer or the emulator. StuffIt may extract it, by dragging the .tgz onto a StuffIt Expander icon and releasing the mouse. If you extract it on your host computer and it extracts to a disk image of some kind, then you can add it to the GUI and mount it that way. If it extracts to a bunch of files, then you probably should try extracting it on the emulator.

Video playback on SheepShaver seems to work best if you have QuickTime 4.1.2 installed. DL #4 on that page is probably the one you need, if you don't have this version installed. Video playback on SheepShaver can also vary depending on the software being played at the time. i.e.; some software games work better than others. VMMV.

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So I downloaded Quicktime, after I install it do I just move the files into my quicktime folder? Because now I have two quicktime folders, one under my OS 9 drive and the other under a folder called Applications under my OS 9 drive.

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If you DL'd QuickTime 4.1.2 for PPC Mac, then running the installer will overwrite and remove any existing QuickTime that's been previously installed. You shouldn't need to do anything other than reboot after the install completes.

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Yes, you can move the QuickTime programs anywhere. It's the extension that need to remain in the System Folder Smile

Many games and programs install QuickTime. Thankfully, most installers are smart enough to know if you have QT installed and sometimes it just needs to be reinstalled.

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So like I said, I have two folders of Quicktime, version 4.1.2 is located right on my main OS hard disk, version 4.0.0 is located under my main OS hard disk under applications, and I don't know which version is the one under the System Folder and then Extensions. If I had to guess it would probably be 4.0.0.
1. Should I delete the whole 4.0.0 folder?
2. Should I move the 4.1.2 anywhere on my hard disk?
3. I think I found out the problem I have been having extracting files, my Aladdin folder with it's stuffit expander is some kind of version 5 demo that came with the OS. If I replace it with a more updated, registered version of the software do I just delete the old version or do I have to uninstall it like I do with pc files?
4. Is version 7.0.3 the version I want? https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/stuffit-standard-edition-703

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What Mac do you have?

If it's fast enough, StuffIt 7 should be fine, except to compress files to upload to the Garden; you'd want earlier versions for that task Smile

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I emulate a version 9.0.4

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Nice Smile I usually test the popular versions of software like this. I've usually seen version 7 on OS 9, especially on faster PPC Macs running the Classic environment. Otherwise, earlier versions are usually preferred for speed.

As a side note, some Classic utilities like Greg's Browser use the Stuffit Engine of the earlier versions to give users a Magic Menu that allow the user to compress, selectively extract Stuffit files and create self-extracting archives as well as create .bin and binhex (.hqx) archives. And if you select faster compression in version 7's preferences, it will create Stuffit archives that can be opened in version 5.5, which is not a bad idea to have checkmarked.

For that tool alone, it's worth having a compatible Stuffit Engine extension in your System Folder! Cool

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Ok I got the newer stuffit installed, what do I do with the old version? Do I just use "find" to search for all the stuffit software that wasn't modified on today's date and just delete it?