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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2013, 08:41:00 pm »
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2013, 02:45:44 am »
Darn this is cool. I wonder if it's legal to distribute, though? Or has it become abandonware over the years?

By the way, does this include all 7.x systems and would it be able to run softwares from a Flash Drive like Linucx? Because Starcraft can run on Mac System 7.6 so I wonder if it could actually run it? O.O I suppose the fact that old versions requires the CD might be seriously problematic, though, unless there's a way to make a Flash drive act like a CD drive and have a game read from it.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2013, 06:06:08 am »
Hi, I tried to use the following disk : http://www.mediafire.com/?nmymty24z5t
Not only didn't it work, but also the file can't be deleted anymore.

Well, at the moment my port can open only one disk image. That image has to have a system folder in it, in order to boot. But it doesn't, and that is why it fails.
Install Mini vMac on your computer, and drag the system.dsk onto the emulator (so it will boot), and then drag the 1988.dsk image on it. You will see two floppies on your desktop, and now you could for example copy the system folder to the 1988.dsk.
Then shutdown your emulator. Now you should be able to get that disk working on your handheld.

Regarding the problem that you can't delete the file, try rebooting your Nspire. It might be that the disk is still seen as in use.

Few problems I have encountered:
Figuring out how to use drop down menus is a hassle.
You need to keep clicking while dragging through the menu's. I recommend you to press 'tab' to toggle numpad control for the mouse. Then you can use the touchpad to move the mouse, and 5 to click.

There is no "controls" section of the help.

Well, it does mention that you can use TAB to toggle numpad control, and ctrl to access the menu. The controls of Mac System 7 are out of the scope of the readme, it doesn't belong to the emulator.

Rebooting/shutting down and turning back on causes the system to be unable to locate/read/initialize it's disk image. So rebooting is a nono.
When rebooting, System 7 ejects the disk. So when boot again, the disk will be gone. So this is perfectly normal behavior. I'll see if I can add a menu to mount disk images. That will always be handy.

There are no save states, and instead of control, I suggest using a button like docs to pull up the emulator controls.
Well, I need to see if DOC allows you to press other keys simultaneously. If it does, then I'll definitely do the switch.

Darn this is cool. I wonder if it's legal to distribute, though? Or has it become abandonware over the years?

I could always remove the disk and rom image if it could present problems (although I don't think so, for example os 7.0.1 is freely available). It would just be harder though for new users.

By the way, does this include all 7.x systems and would it be able to run softwares from a Flash Drive like Linucx? Because Starcraft can run on Mac System 7.6 so I wonder if it could actually run it? O.O I suppose the fact that old versions requires the CD might be seriously problematic, though, unless there's a way to make a Flash drive act like a CD drive and have a game read from it.
Normal all 7.x (and previous versions) should boot. However, there are PowerPC versions and 68k versions. This emulator is for 68k (68000 specifically), so you need to see if the software supports that. As for USB disk support, that's quite hard .. but it is possible with very very much work ;P

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2013, 06:38:20 am »
Could you please fix the resolution or is it not fixable?

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2013, 06:39:43 am »
Could you please fix the resolution or is it not fixable?
I think that's a standard size, and unless you can change the OS itself, I don't think it's possible. :/


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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2013, 06:46:02 am »
Ah yes, I forget that this is old mac where the software was only made for one piece of hardware.

Edit:
I wonder if it's legal to distribute, though? Or has it become abandonware over the years?

Well this is apple, they always love a law suit.

Edit2: The tab thing doesn't work for me. I have tried holding tab. Pressing tab then using 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 and 5 to click. I have tried these both so many times.
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2013, 12:05:46 pm »
you can add full resolution and then use scrolling to get to the right place on the screen?

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2013, 12:22:25 pm »
Augs,
When the OS has started, press TAB one time. Then pressing 5 will act as a mouse click. The other can also be used to control the mouse.

Floris: It's a lot of work to do that, so I'll see.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2013, 01:38:15 pm »
THIS IS AWESOME!

Now port Windows

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2013, 01:50:10 pm »
Augs,
When the OS has started, press TAB one time. Then pressing 5 will act as a mouse click. The other can also be used to control the mouse.

This doesn't seem to work for me.

I am going to try and re-download it

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2013, 02:56:30 pm »
THIS IS AWESOME!

Now port Windows

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Windows 3.1 running in DosBox. That might work.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2013, 02:58:19 pm »
I'm sorry but if I can boot Debian ARM and even an old version of Ubuntu (of which both are possible) on an Nspire, Mac OSX 10 is possible.

The screen is weird, it cuts off.
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2013, 03:04:15 pm »
THIS IS AWESOME!

Now port Windows

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Windows 3.1 running in DosBox. That might work.

WinCE, perhaps?

anyone up to the challenge?
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2013, 03:05:22 pm »
I'm sorry but if I can boot Debian ARM and even an old version of Ubuntu (of which both are possible) on an Nspire, Mac OSX 10 is possible.
there was never a version of OS X compiled for ARM processors, so no it's not possible at all.
and since OS X is a closed source OS it might never be compiled for ARM.
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2013, 03:06:08 pm »
THIS IS AWESOME!

Now port Windows

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Windows 3.1 running in DosBox. That might work.

WinCE, perhaps?

anyone up to the challenge?

Why not PalmOS?
Keep trying.