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I can't figure out for the life of me how to get the Macintosh emulator working



  • Hey all! I just got my first pi yesterday, so forgive me if what I say/ ask comes off as a bit noobish. I have always been a big Apple fan, so when I found out BasiliskII was on here I quickly installed it in the retro pie setup menu. After installing it, I threw a performa rom I found online as well as a startup image. I also changed the names of these to mac.rom and disk.img just like the wiki says. However it still won't work, as soon as I press start, it gives me a black screen, then returns to the retropie menu. Is there possibly additional stuff that needs to be set up? Thanks



  • @raq0915 I have since got it kind of working. The emulator now starts, but I just get a flashing question mark on a floppy disk :/


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    @raq0915

    I have BasiliskII up and running MacOS 8.1. It's been a while now and I haven't found much use for it, as it won't run games in 8-bit color, but I do remember the setup process being simplified by first setting the environment up on a full desktop computer and then transferring the files and settings to the RetroPie install afterwards.

    Edit: Also, please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first



  • @mediamogul I have been using Basilisk for a while now on my mac so I do have things set up on there. I have tried just taking the disk image and moving it over to the pi, but its still giving me a floppy disk with a question mark.


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    @raq0915

    I have tried just taking the disk image and moving it over to the pi, but its still giving me a floppy disk with a question mark.

    You'll also need to transfer your the contents of your configuration file on the mac to /opt/retropie/configs/macintosh/basiliskii.cfg. For reference, I'll post the contents of mine below, but yours will of course be unique to the disk image you've already transferred.

    extfs /
    seriala /dev/ttyS0
    serialb /dev/ttyS1
    udptunnel false
    udpport 6066
    bootdrive 0
    bootdriver -62
    ramsize 67108864
    frameskip 2
    modelid 14
    cpu 4
    fpu true
    nocdrom false
    nosound false
    noclipconversion false
    nogui false
    jit true
    jitfpu false
    jitdebug false
    jitcachesize 8192
    jitlazyflush true
    jitinline true
    keyboardtype 5
    keycodes false
    mousewheelmode 1
    mousewheellines 3
    dsp /dev/dsp
    mixer /dev/mixer
    ignoresegv true
    idlewait true
    
    


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