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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #105 on: August 02, 2013, 03:59:28 am »
I see you made a 7.5.5 disk as well :) Any software coming along with it?

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #106 on: August 02, 2013, 12:37:16 pm »
I see you made a 7.5.5 disk as well :) Any software coming along with it?
There isn't much software that would work well with this emulator in its current state. Most applications from the Macintosh Plus era expected a 512x384 display, and couldn't even take advantage of larger displays let alone smaller ones. This version of Mini vMac is compiled to emulate a Macintosh with a 320x240 display, something that never actually existed. Mini vMac does have built-in support for scrolling the screen when run on lower resolution devices, but I'm not sure if this currently works on the Nspire. It is definitely a feature that should be looked into, and may require actual mouse support instead of using Mouse Keys.

EDIT: I'd like to be able to compile some Mini vMac builds for myself, but every version I compile seems to eventually crash. What might I be doing wrong?
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #107 on: August 02, 2013, 03:15:59 pm »
It is definitely a feature that should be looked into, and may require actual mouse support instead of using Mouse Keys.
adding a support to the hidn drivers can be cool... I hope someone can do that
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2013, 05:23:55 pm »
Using an older version of the SDK, I've now managed to compile versions that don't crash. However, the numbers are mapped to the keys at the top of the keyboard, so there is no way to move the mouse.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #109 on: August 04, 2013, 02:49:11 am »
The SDK should be backward compatible. Which version did you have to use?
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #110 on: August 04, 2013, 02:52:59 pm »
The SDK should be backward compatible. Which version did you have to use?
I used r695 (which I found on some Chinese website). The latest version (r866) seems to produce versions that crash.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #111 on: August 08, 2013, 08:19:36 pm »
I wish the screen was full size too. Whenever I run MacPaint I get a screen that's been cut in half. At least tell me why this is if you can't fix it.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #112 on: August 09, 2013, 12:32:25 pm »
First of all, the Mini vMac SDL version doesn't have support for scrolling. The reason why I can't fix it, something I mentioned before, is simply because I don't have the time to do so. At the moment I'm very busy managing all stuff in real life, while trying to keep it with some of my projects.

On a side note, Hoffa has noted that he is working again on adding mouse support to nSDL. This is great news as it means it will indirectly improve touchpad support in Mini vMac :)