Any G3/G4 emulators?

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Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-21 @ 10:30

I might need one just for testing software before putting it onto my G3- and am also a little curious.
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Zup » 2017-12-21 @ 12:50

If you want to run OS X you should use PearPC, but it's not very good (it doesn't support some hardware). It was a promising emulator, but it was nearly abandoned when OS X was ported to Intel and it was possible to run it on a normal PC.

If you want to run OS 9 with a G3 processor, Sheepsaver can do the trick.
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Dominus » 2017-12-21 @ 14:04

Quemu is supposedly not bad these days in emulating a ppc for OSX 10.1-10.4
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Dracolich » 2017-12-21 @ 16:08

I prefer PearPC for OSX. It can run up to 10.4.11. One thing it can not do is Classic mode. Even after installing the 9 system folder, it hangs when trying to start Classic mode.
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Shagittarius » 2017-12-21 @ 16:14

Classic mode on a PPC chip isn't a very good solution for gaming in my experience. I had pretty poor results with a pretty predictable stutter running Sim City 3000 on a real Mac mini. Honestly when it comes to Macs if were talking games I don't see the interest in running anything OSX related, the unique mac games are mostly earlier anyways.
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Dominus » 2017-12-21 @ 16:27

The Ultima 3 port is great though ;)
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-23 @ 16:53

Shagittarius wrote:I don't see the interest in running anything OSX related


Could be good for some later games like Quake IV for the G5
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Re: Any G3/G4 emulators?

Postby Shagittarius » 2017-12-24 @ 08:50

Is there something different about the Mac version of Quake IV?
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