First post, by ratfink
Just looking for a few pointers really.
My old Mac 5500 with a G3 upgrade is probably going to die some day, the hd can't last forever anyway and although it takes IDE hd's it only takes ones that have Apple firmware available [or something like that]. I have a spare motherboard but it's really the hd that bothers me and I'm tired of buying secondhand gear that - in the case of hd's - often doesn't work for long.
So I wondered if someone could recommend a PC-based Mac OS emulator that could run OS7.5 through to OS9? Windows or linux [Debian if possible]. With sound and video so I can play [mainly] Ambrosia games like Barrack, Apeiron, Mars Rising.
Would a P4 2.8ghz be beefy enough to replicate G3/400 performance?
Edit 7/7/11: So to summarise what seems to be around for Windows based on replies received and then browsing wikipedia:
vMac emulates early 68k Macs and runs up to 7.5.5
Basilisk II emulates later 68k Macs and can run up to OS8.1
Sheepshaver emulates early PowerPC Macs and can run OS's 7.5.2 to 9.0.4
PearPC can run various PowerPC OS's but in Mac terms it can run OS X and nothing earlier
There's also Executor which can some 68k software on an x86 computer.