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SheepShaver is an Open Source PowerPC Mac OS run-time environment. That is, it enables you to run PowerPC Classic Mac OS software on your computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of Mac OS and a PowerMac ROM image to use this program. SheepShaver is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Features:

  • SheepShaver runs Mac OS 7.5.2 through Mac OS 9.0.4
  • PowerPC G4 emulation on non-PowerPC platforms, direct execution otherwise
  • Basic but portable JIT engine (x86, x86_64, mips)
  • Copy and paste of more...

What's New

Version 2.4:
  • Gamma fix that allows running Ferazel's Wand and some other games.
  • When SheepShaver is not using CD-ROMs (CD-ROM driver disabled in preferences), SheepShaver will no longer prevent ejecting CD-ROMs in the OS X host.
  • More reliable mounting and unmounting CD-ROMs while SheepShaver is running. (Not in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, see known issue below.)
  • Accidental more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Iliketrash Member IconReview+206
Iliketrash
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This is an amazing piece of software. Works wonderfully on OS X 10.8.5. Kudos to the developers!

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Version 2.4
krikra Member IconReview+1
krikra
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Great software: Classic (9.0.4) on Mountain Lion works like a charm. I'm running it occasionally for using Tailor (a postscript editor).
The only downside for me is the relatively high CPU load.

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Version 2.4
xdunlapx Member IconReview+1
xdunlapx
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This won't open on 10.8.1.

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Version 2.4
Jowie
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Same with 10.8.2 :(

Etienneg Member IconComment+1
Etienneg
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I have been successful in installing Basilisk II (mac 7.5.3) on my mac (mountain lion) but I cannot install SheepShaver.
I have copied the same ROM in the same folder and renamed it to "Mac OS ROM" and have a virtual disk (dmg locked) in my top folder.
SheepShaver does not start and I cannot access the preference.

Help!!!

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Version 2.3
Anotheruser Member IconComment+31
Anotheruser
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Confusingly, version 2.3 of Sheepshaver keeps appearing here on MacUpdate. The current version (as of 8/25/2012) is 2.4, and can be found here: http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7360

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Version 2.3
Anotheruser
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Oops. I see that the link on MacUpdate is correct; it's the version number up there that is wrong.

Anotheruser
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The version issue on MacUpdate has now been corrected. Thanks!

Jrethorst Member IconReview+2
Jrethorst
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Most of the concerns in these posts have been fixed. The build of 25 October 2009, available at emaculation.com/forum, is stable and has no cursor issues. There are two complete packages of Sheepshaver, with very easy setup, at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac/. Nothing else needed; works with any OS from 10.4.

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Version 2.3
Mikebenda
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The link you posted takes me to a private group that seems to be concerned with Wordperfect.

Dylan-Mc Member IconReview+84
Dylan-Mc
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Working great on my Lion Macbook Pro. Very, very fast.

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Version 2.3
Sjd Member IconComment+30
Sjd
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Working under Lion with a New World ROM and an install of OS 9.0.

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Version 2.3
Tanares Member IconComment-3
Tanares
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i cannot download the program... can you find a site that i can i download the program please

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Version 2.3
Bolshoyblue
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There is a working download here:

http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5911

Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188
Jeff-H.
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It seems that I may have had a few too many expectations...

I wanted this in order to run an old OS9 game, Driver, but if QT will make SS crash Driver most certainly will.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this great older game to run on my new Mac Mini, or am I SOL?

(been holding onto the disc for years now in hope! lol.)

Thank you in advance.

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Version 2.3
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Bolshoyblue
Version 2.4
user icon+314
Mikebenda
Version 2.3
user icon+89
Michael_Sebrecht
Version 2.3
user icon+1
Bolshoyblue
Version 2.3
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Downloads 88,390
Version Downloads 88,376
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 26 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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