Difference: SheepShaver (7 vs. 8)

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Sheep Shaver

...is an open source emulator of a classic PPC Macintosh compatible with Mac OS X on both PPC and Intel Macs. This is of particular interest to be able to run several legacy Mac applications developed in the department. Notably FractalASM and SaddleDrop, developed under the aegis of John Hubbard.

Table of Contents

FractalAsm and SaddleDrop on PPC and Intel Macs

  • FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.zip:
    Unzips to an eponymous disk image.
  • The disk image is designed to be a standalone container for running FractalAsm and SaddleDrop
  • Mount the disk image


  • Double-click 1_Set_Default_Prefs.app which will prompt you to install a hidden configuration file .sheepshaver_prefs in your home directory.
  • Double-click 2_Launch_My_Classic_Mac.app to run your shiny new Mac!

Default Configuration File

Default .sheepshaver_prefs created in your home directory by Prefs.app (target of the alias 1_Set_Default_Prefs.app ) More... Close

<--/twistyPlugin twikiMakeVisibleInline-->
disk /Volumes/FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop/.mac/System
extfs /Volumes/FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop/Shared
screen win/0/0
windowmodes 0
screenmodes 0
seriala <none>
serialb <none>
rom /Volumes/FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop/.mac/Mac OS ROM Update 1.0/Mac OS ROM
bootdrive 0
bootdriver 0
ramsize 134217728
frameskip 8
gfxaccel true
nocdrom false
nonet false
nosound false
nogui false
noclipconversion false
ignoresegv false
jit false
jit68k false
keyboardtype 5
ether slirp
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
dsp /dev/dsp
mixer /dev/mixer
ignoresegv false
idlewait true




  • SheepShaver is being maintained!
    Note especially:
    "Installation and setup:
    If you have an existing SheepShaver setup, you can simply replace the application with the new application."
    This means you can use the disk image available here, copy the new application over the existing one and you're good to go.
    -- DickFurnas - 2018-07-04
  • More polished standalone disk image with simple install of preferences since all support files are on the disk image. -- DickFurnas - 21 Feb 2008
  • Networking seems to be unstable, causing SheepShaver to either silently quit or lock up requiring a force quit. -- DickFurnas - 21 Jan 2008
  • The disk image file contains material copyright Apple Inc. -- DickFurnas - 21 Jan 2008

-- DickFurnas - 18 Jan 2008

META FILEATTACHMENT attachment="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.zip" attr="" comment="Disk Image configured to run as standalone container." date="1203627987" name="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.zip" path="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.zip" size="100541167" stream="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.zip" user="Main.DickFurnas" version="2"
META FILEATTACHMENT attachment="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.png" attr="" comment="Finder screen shot" date="1203628536" name="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.png" path="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.png" size="43835" stream="FractalAsmAndSaddleDrop.png" user="Main.DickFurnas" version="1"
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