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Rebel Assault size

I have been trying to download "Rebel Assault" for SheepShaver but everytime I try to get it on a hard disk it fills it up. It's true I have been making them with a size of 1000mb and I can always make it 2000mb but I was worried I might be doing something wrong because I feel like 1000mb should be enough space for at least one game.
I also have "disinfectant" and "game cheater 2.0" but that is it. I hear 2000mb is the limit, does this mean I am going to need multiple volumes for multiple games? Maybe the game was just a really large game.

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I've just checked my original boxed version and there's no mention of how much disk space is required. I would have thought 1000MB was plenty for a game of that era.

The game itself can be played from the original CD-ROM with only saved games taking up space on your system disk. I don't know if mounting the disk image (on a real Mac or in an emulator) will work or not, but probably worth trying - in SheepShaver that means adding the disk image to the drives in the preferences app.

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Download and burn the CD on a different machine.

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Might work, if you can get SheepShaver to actually recognise a real CD. It's a rather "pernickety" piece of software at the best of times.

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I see, that worked. I'm used to Basilisk having a .img file which I open and then move to my hard disks. But I can leave the game in .img form and just mount the image and play it as if it were a cd put in the machine without having to save the cd.
There doesn't seem to be any sound but I think that's a sheepshaver issue. How do I turn on the sound?
EDIT: I am emulating OS 9.0.4 and I don't see a "built-in" option under output in my sound control panel to select as the guide recommends.
https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sheepshaver_setup

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The missing sound is possibly due to the version of MacOS. The original game (not sure about the update patches) was made for System 7.0 and there have been changes in the way the OS works that cripples sound in many older games.

Check the Sound Control Panel and try changing the system error beep - if you can hear that, then it's a problem with the game and not the emulator. I definitely get system sound in SheepShaver running MacOS 9.

Possibly running the game in Basilisk II under System 7 (possibly 7.5) may give you sound.

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I got the sound working. I found this site using a search engine https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/1219/no-sound-on-shee.... Also according to this site "Rebel Assault" is a PPC program, this is why I got started on SheepShaver instead of using BasiliskII.
So everything is fine, thank you everybody.

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As well as requiring System 7.0, the original game was for 680x0 and PowerPC Macs ... the box says "Macintosh LC III or higher (Power Mac included)", so should work in either emulator.