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New guy questions

I have set up system 7.5.5 on an emulated HD. I want to upgrade to 9 and found an install file but so far, I cannot figure it out. The files I have downloaded end in .sit. I tried to download a PC version of Stuffit expander, and it will not load on my windows 10 computer. I tried another program, named extract now, and it sees the file, but cannot extract it. I cannot boot it in basilisk ii or mini vmac. I have no clue what to do, as I have a bunch of software downloaded in this same format, and I do not know what to do with any of it.

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Hi repulsivefrog: You canot run Mac OS 9 on Basilisk II (or Mini vMac) as Mac OS 9 requires a PPC emulator, which neither of those can do (they are known as being 68k Macintosh emulators). You will need to run the SheepShaver emulator in order to run Mac OS 9.

You will get helpful hints from here, even the Guides link above can offer some good advice. But the best advice for the complete novice at setting up an emulator would be to read the walk-through setup pages at E-Maculation, as they have very good instructive pages (with loads of screenshots) to help you get up and running quickly.

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about 2 seconds ago I realized that it only works up to 8. the issue is still there, however, I cannot do anything with sit files. for some reason, sheep shaver keeps saying I do not have the cdenable file in the right place, even though it is there.

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looks like I have figured out much of my issues.

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looks like I have figured out much of my issues.

Do you remember the ways you've figured out much of your issues, and probably post them, if they differ from the description in the links given?

According to StuffIt files: Use a folder on your host system (OS X, macOS, Windows) as "Unix" directory for the emulator. From the host OS, copy the .sit files into, then from within the emulated Mac, copy the files from the "Unix" directory onto an emulated hard disk drive (you could add more than one hard disk drive file). The trick is to put a working StuffIt Expander into the emulator.

In the past, I made a .cdr.zip file containing StuffIt Expander for MacGarden, thought I can't find it anymore in the list of all the now-StuffIt entries, and it has been replaced by another user.

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I used an image of stuffit from the site, linked it with basilisk and then installed. the harder part was getting the sit files into the emulation. For that, I have tested several things and some work, some crash. Sadly nothing has worked great. I have found for me, that basilisk is the only program I can get to run, other than one I am playing with now, vmware, running os X leopard, but even with it, getting files into the emulation is not easy. unless it is an iso, I am out of luck.

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Hi,

I have installed myself MinivMac, Basilisk & SheepShaver on my Mac & also in Windows (7 for me). All the emulators works well. Under Windows hosts, you can use HFVExplorer to copy files to your emulated volumes.