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Internet Setup on Basilisk II for Android (Mac OS 8.1 and 7.6.1)

To get internet access to work on Mac OS 8.1, I used this guide written by Clockwise for Emaculation.com.

The following are the specs of my emulated Mac:

• Hard drive image in .dsk format with Mac OS 8.1 installed
• Macintosh Quadra 950 ROM

Here are the steps I took:

• Selected the '68040' CPU and 'Quadra 900' Mac Model ID in the 'Memory/Misc' tab and 32MB RAM
• Selected 'Internet (slirp)' in the Basilisk II config page 'Network' tab

Then on a Mac OS 8.1 volume, check for the following:

• Using the Extensions Manager, start with minimal extensions by selecting 'Mac OS 8.1 base'
• Make sure all four 'Open Transport 1.3' 68k extensions are in the Extensions Folder
• Delete the 'MacTCP DNR' file from the System Folder and TCP/IP prefs in the Preferences Folder
• In TCP/IP, select connect via 'Ethernet' and configure 'Manually' and type-in the IP and DNS numbers (see below)
• Restart the Mac and launch your browser, i.e., iCab 2.9.9

The numbers needed to be entered in the TCP/IP control panel are:

• IP Address: 10.0.2.5
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Router Address: 10.0.2.2
• Name Server Address: 10.0.2.3

With the same settings as above, I got Internet working with Mac OS 7.6.1 by downloading and installing Open Transport to 1.3 and then manually updating the files to 1.3.1:

• The Open Transport 1.3 (Gold Master) from the MG, then
• Manually replaced the Open Transport 1.3 files to 1.3.1 with Open Transport 1.3.1 Update For OT 1.3 68k

Note: both the Open Transport installer and 1.3.1 update files should work on System 7.1 through Mac OS 8.1 . As noted by Dan Palka, Mac OS 7.6.1 runs faster than Mac OS 8.1, which was true for me using Basilisk II.

For reference, Here's an image the TCP/IP control panel with the right addresses:

Basilisk II TCP/IP

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Nice one Smile I didn't know OT 1.3.x would work on 7.x, so thanks for that!

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There's always a story behind what we do, right? So here's why I did it:

For about three years now, I've owned a cool Chromebook that runs Android apps! But, and this is a big but, Google will end updates for it by June 2020, that's in three months. So I decided to turn it into a 68k Macbook with Basilisk II. I even asked the port developer to add more screen resolutions so it could run it at my screen's native resolution. His latest build also enabled Internet through slirp.

All was perfect until the day my Mac stopped booting, and I didn't find a fix for nearly a year! I tried endless disk images, rom files and app configurations. I made careful notes as to how I got it working again. But now the Internet didn't work! That was roughly a year and a half ago. Then last week I gave it another shot and it worked!

I thought I was done, but here's why I also got it to work on Mac OS 7:

Disaster struck again! Now Seahaven Towers, my favorite card game, refused to work. I deleted prefs and re-installed a fresh copy. I copied the hidden system folder (Mac OS 7.6.1) off of a great Legacy Recovery disc image that I used to fix a TCP/IP issue last week when I worked on the Internet access issue.

But getting the Internet to work on Mac OS 7.6.1 required installing the Open Transport 1.3 Gold Master, then manually replacing the install with the 68k Open Transport 1.3.1 files specially modified to run on Mac OS 7.

Now everything runs much faster on 7 to boot, so after all that, I'm a very happy camper! Smile

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I have the same basic Basilisk config running 7.6.1 (in OSX). When I try to install OT1.3 GM, it fails. I've made disk images, copied the folders to my Mac HD, etc. Constantly tells me that "This is not the correct installer disk" or similar message. How did you run the install within Basilisk?

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Sorry! I always try to go back to my threads, and even then, I miss the boat on my replies to my fellow Mac peeps! Doh! in part, it's because of the way the forum keeps moving forward new posts forward, so it pays to retrace one's steps like I did today.

There may be some clues on this wiki, and look over the settings and setup to make sure it's optimal for Mac OS 7.6 (although I may have missed a detail or two here and there), such as selecting '040 chip and OS 8.1 (even though you're running 7.6) in Basilisk's II settings (the worst that could happen is that the image will say that the system on the disk can't boot the Mac during booting, and you simply revert to your previous settings to make your Mac image bootable again); small details like that could potentially hamper the OT install.

What is/are the error(s) and/or error message(s) you get when you try to install OT 1.3? Give us as many details as to the steps you took to set your image and what Basilisk II settings you selected and tried out. Such clues may hopefully uncover what's not allowing it to install on your 7.6 image.

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I luv you man Wink
I *finally* got TCP/IP working in Basilisk-II for Android (MacOS 8.1), thx to your instructions. I reinstalled OpenTransport v1.3 from scratch (haven't tried 1.3.1 yet) and disabled the Ethernet option (using DHCP hangs the system) and now it works!

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I wanted to email you so bad to tell you about it, but figured you'd bump into my overly-long posts on the subject! Laughing out loud

I kept hitting my head on that stupid wall (of not having the KISS instructions to do it right) that I practically wrote the manual once I discovered the 'secret' (KFC, eat your heart out, lol!)

But seriously, I didn't want anyone to go without such a huge disconnect, you know? I just always remembered that once Lyubomyr added slirp to his masterpiece, the puzzle was complete and I got on the net, just like that!

Then I went two years w/out the darn feature because I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, and it got to the point where I wondered if I had simply dreamt that the Internet access had existed on his emulator's port; it was a really depressing period!

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Your instructions helped me to complete the final piece of my "escape to vintage bliss". Now with the help of SSH and VNC I use a headless WinTel HDMI dongle for all my PC needs and can thus can do my daily chores w/o ever having to leave my trusty MacOS.

Hah, now I will (re)live the days of glory 24/7 - and even when I'll have to travel into the nasty world of Windoze, I'll do it from behind my inpenetrable "good vibe" shield of Platinum. Smile

So once more: Thanks a lot and a big hug on top of that!

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let's make it a 'Mac Air' hug, lol! (a pun w/many levels)