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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: How do you get roms ? Reply with quote

How do you get roms and do you know where i can download them?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: How to get a Macintosh ROM file Reply with quote

Exclamation Disclaimer (and Other Useful Info)...
First and foremost, the following tutorial cannot be used on a Macintosh system that you do not own. It is illegal to extract the ROM image from the Mac unless you actually own it. Second of all, this tutorial is not meant to cover PowerMacintosh systems. In its current build,Basilisk IIwill only emulate 68k based Macintoshes. These are the Macs that run on the Motorola 680x0 line of processors. Also, ROMs from especially old Macintoshes (such as the black and white Macs) will not work with Basilisk II. You are safe with Macintosh systems that use a 512k or 1mb ROM.
These include most of the color Macintosh¥s (again, excluding the PowerMacs) such as the Mac II- LC- and Performa line and the Quadra models.

You need to get a Macintosh ROM file.
If you own a Macintosh including the needed ROM,
you can download a Macintosh ROM here (checked 04.2007):

Info Before you can use Basilisk II, Fusion PC, mini Vmac or SoftMac, you will need the Macintosh ROM image. The procedure of obtaining your ROM image is rather simple, but there are a few steps involved.

    Step One: Buy A Mac

    The sad fact is that legally you must own a 68k Macintosh in order to use it's ROM image with a Mac emulator. You will need a ROM image from any 68030 or 68040 Mac to use the current Mac emulators, but soon there will be Power PC emulators one of which will require a PPC ROM. If you are using Mac OS 8.5, 8.6 or 9, you are on a Power Mac - not a 680x0 Mac.
    You can buy an old 68k Mac here.

    If you use a PC to emulate a Mac:

    Step Two: Make Sure That PC Exchange Is Installed On Your Mac

    You will be transferring the ROM image from your Mac to the PC via a PC formatted floppy. The Mac OS needs PC Exchange installed in order to recognize PC-formatted disks. All Mac OSes after 7.5 come with PC Exchange (as long as you installed it). Look in your Mac's control panels folder for a control panel called PC Exchange. If it's there, proceed to the next step. If it's not, you will need to install it via your Mac OS install disk(s).
    You can buy PC Exchange (German Version) here.

    Step Three: Download The Required Software

    You will need two things to get you on your way: Aladdin Stuffit Expander and a Macintosh ROM image capture program like GetROM which is available with the various Basilisk II builds (in the ROM Dumping Utility directory) or CopyROM.

    Here you get Aladdin Expander for Mac & PC
    Here you get copyROM.hqx
    use RIGHT CLICK or SAVE LINK AS.....

    Download the ROM capture program(s) on your Mac, or do it on your PC. But you will need to transfer the file to your Mac in order to use it - a PC formatted floppy will do the trick.

    You can Test drive a Macintosh running System 7.0 online simulation on Mac or PC here !

    Read more about installing the ROM into your Emulator (this text is copied from):

    Basilisk II Homepage - An Open Source 68k Macintosh Emulator

    Beginner's Guide to Emulating a Macintosh

If you have more questions, simply ask by posting a reply in this topic.

This is what you can get with mini Vmac

Mac System 7.0 on a Panther Mac - and PC¥s aswell!

MacOS aka Oliver
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