Macintosh Retropie emulation
@mediamogul i have two i use. My os8.1 one and even though vmac does not work on the pi for me i use my 7.5.3 black and white image for all my black and white games. I do have all those games on my color image but i like the authentic feel of the old b&w. I also use the oldest system rom on it too so you cant even change it from b&w. I think its a mac classic 2 rom. I actually have a mac classic 2 and a performa 630cd, so one of these days i am going to put some pi's in them and those images are perfect for them.
so question in regards to 8.0/8.1
I originally began this macintosh project to simply play the black and white games (take a look at emaculation site) you will see the list of black and white games.
I have all of them. but some of them do not open, or just quit, or simply freeze.
now i was under the assumption that 7.5.3/7.5.5 would be ideal for this environment. am i mistaken by this ?
or does going to 8.0 fix this ?
@briandamico i have a kajillion b&w games that all work fine. I can use 7.5.3 and 8.1 just fine. What happens when you try to play the ones that dont work. Also give me names of non working ones so i can test.
@edmaul69 brick the walls is one that quits the app on the mac version all together and brick the walls on the pi os (same os) just doesn't open.
centipede opens, and just sits there and stalls.
i have not gone through them all but a few open fine. but those were the 2 i wanted to play and of course didn't work.
@briandamico i dont have brick the walls, but you are correct about centipede. Doesnt matter what version of the os.
@edmaul69 ok so at least one game its not just me.
there will be games that will be funky
well do you have any favorites you recommend trying? or maybe a place to go to look further for additional items?
@briandamico i made an apple iie video splashscreen if you are interested.
@edmaul69 lol pretty cool !!!! thank you for sharing!!!
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@edmaul69 Hi, I'm trying to setup a retropie with some old Mac games from my heyday and I'm wondering where I can find a definition for all the switches you used in your emulators.cfg file. For instance, I'm trying to mount a folder as a CDRom by using the --cdrom switch and it works but it loads as an audio CD. Is there a way to mount it as a file system? This is for a game that requires a CD to play. I do not have a CDRom drive hooked up to my Pi because it will eventually be set up in a cabinet.
Any advice/help/links would be appreciated.
This is in BasiliskII running OS 7.5.3 (in RetroPie 4.4 on a Raspberry Pi 3B+)
@necrominog i am not sure. I would have to look into that. I use a real dvd drive in my setup. Did you look in the basiliskii config file?