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Offline XDelusion

Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« on: November 08, 2011, 08:42:55 AM »
I briefly used an OS that ran on the Atari ST, and classic Mac, but from within Mac OS.

I can not recall the name of it, but two come to mind.

MINT, which I do not believe is it.

Magic, which I believe is it, but I could be wrong.

Does anyone have any information about this?

Can anyone guess where I'm going with this? ;)
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Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 08:49:19 AM »
out of curiosity why and what would you do with this os? :confused:
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:00:11 AM »
If my friend had an account here, he could tell you better. But in a nutshell, it was a very slick and very fast Pre-Emptive Multitasking OS for the Atari ST line of computers.

I do not recall how compatible was with software written for Gem or what ever, but I do know that it had a nice selections of apps already written for it which ran amazingly fast!

Nearly everything was in German, but with a Hex Editor, you were often able to go through and translate the programs (as well as the OS itself) into English.

As a side bonus, they ported the project over to work on the 68k Mac line of computers, though you could only launch it from within Mac OS. Amazingly enough, it still flew!!! I remember stripping down Mac OS down to the bare basics and setting this OS up to auto launch during boot time. One thing I remember is that I was able to go on-line with it, and I often forgot that Mac OS was running underneath because the speed increase is SO HUGE!
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Online Gulliver

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:11:23 AM »
Then it is indeed MagiC.
MagiC had german origins and was ported to the Windows/PC and to the Macintosh 68k, where it was called MagiCMac. I still seem to have all three versions of it. And you could go online with it!
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 09:23:41 AM »
I knew someone here had to know about this and or had used it at one time! :)

I almost forgot the PC incarnation of this...

...sadly, not near as amazing.

Is there still any place to find this on the web?   (EDIT)

http://www.application-systems.de/magicmac/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagiC
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 09:35:33 AM »
WooHoo, the E-mail address is dead!!! :/

I REALLY wish I still had that CD my buddy burned off for me years ago. It was unsorted, but it was packed full of registered and free software of this nature. Evil I know, but it was given to me at a time when the ST scene was declared commercially deceased.
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline soviet

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 12:33:22 PM »
MagicCmac could by a great way to have fun whit and old 68k mac. The problem is i looked for it for years and theres almost no information or references to it. If someone have the registered vercion or english vercion could PM me plase
 

Offline Colani1200

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 01:37:30 PM »
Hm... while this might have been interesting "back then", I don't see much use of it nowadays where you have Aranym and AFROS.
 

Online Gulliver

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 06:16:12 AM »
Here you have all three versions. I uploaded them for you.

Enjoy and tell us about your findings :)

BTW, the Atari version has already been converted to english.


http://www.mediafire.com/?33nafrs15jubr
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 06:25:26 AM »
Well now this is interesting. What are the requirements? I might have to throw this on my SE/30 just for kicks when I get it up and running...
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 06:27:26 AM »
I knew I liked you for some reason!!! :)

Thank you VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Online Gulliver

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 06:32:53 AM »
Just to wet your appetite:

http://gtello.pagesperso-orange.fr/tab_mothercard.gif

Look at the Quadra ;)
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 06:53:15 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;667085
Well now this is interesting. What are the requirements? I might have to throw this on my SE/30 just for kicks when I get it up and running...

I've no idea actually, I've only seen it ran on an old 040 Mac Laptop, my friend's old STE, and my Quadra, though...

I think anything above a 68000 should work just fine, heck maybe a 68000 is enough, I dunno.

Of course this ground may be covered in the Wiki, but I've not gotten around to reading it yet. :)



I'm personally interested in seeing this run under Shape Shifter. I don't think I have room for a Mac in my house...

an Amiga yes, but Mac?
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 07:18:16 AM »
Perm home for this collection now on my page:

http://starwarslegacy.net/Documents/MagiC.zip

Sorted and Zipped as well in case you are downloading in Windows.


ONLY UNZIP IN MAC OR AMIGA ENVIRONMENT OR SIT FILES MAY CORRUPT!!!!
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Looking for alt OS for Atari/Mac Classic
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 10:05:11 AM »
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 11:43:16 AM by XDelusion »
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs