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Offline LoadWB

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #195 on: June 18, 2012, 04:50:47 PM »
Quote from: Digiman;696666
If I was donated a Mac or obtained one via a financially beneficial trade I would actually try MOS to be honest :)


This is pretty much the route I ran.

The "Ultimate C128" was up for auction or trade for a MacMini.  I knew a friend of mine recently retired his PPC MacMini and still had it laying around so I asked if I could have it.  Around about that time I found that MorphOS ran on the PPC MacMini.  I would up giving the C128 a miss and installing MorphOS, instead.  I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to systems outside of the scope of my work, so it's kind-of languished since 2.7.

Now that 3.0 is released, the reduced pricing for MacMini, more support coming around the corner, and a little more free time on my hands, I will register MorphOS this summer and have a powerful Amiga-like system next to my 4000D.

I, for one, would not have wanted to drop more than about $250 total on a registered MacMini MorphOS system.  I figured that I might break even on that system if I decided I didn't like MorphOS and to sell it.  That's not a whole lot to spend for a hobby system, IMHO, but it is substantial for passing curiosity.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #196 on: June 18, 2012, 06:13:27 PM »
Quote from: haywirepc;696771
I'm not sure about this myself, but if you run winuae on a 1.5ghz pc...
 
It will not run many very demanding games (like super stardust aga) without stuttering sound and dropping frames. Even a 2ghz pc will not run some games smoothly...
 
This is why I'm a bit hesitant to buy a 1.5ghz g4 mac for morphos.
 
My 3ghz aros box runs any classic amiga game or software just fine.

@ Smerf,
I hate to admit this, but Steven's post is dead on.
If you want to run Amiga games, a real Amiga, WinUAE, or AROS would be a better choice.
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Offline amiman99

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #197 on: June 18, 2012, 07:40:55 PM »
Quote from: smerf;696755

Will be waiting for a good MAC PPC emulator, to try out.

smerf

Did you try PearPC? runs OSX on my Vista PC.

Question to myself: I wonder if I could install MorphOS on PearPC emulator?
A500 KS 2.1, 1MB Chip, 68000
A600 KS 3.1, 2MB Chip, ACA630 32MB RAM
A1000 KS 1.3, 8MB RAM
A1200 KS 3.1, Blizzard IV 50MHz 64MB RAM
A2000 KS 2.1, 68030 25MHz, 6MB RAM
A3000 KS 3.1, 68030 25MHz, 16MB RAM
A4000 KS 3.0, 68040 25MHz, 16MB RAM
CDTV KS 3.1, 4MB RAM
CD32
(AROS BOX) Dead :(
 

Offline hbarcellos

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #198 on: June 18, 2012, 08:28:16 PM »
PearPC for OSX? I think no one uses that anymore.
You can install Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion and Mountain Lion natively on most x86 Hardware.
Just Google osx86
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}~ Powerbook G4 1.67 running MorphOS 3.2 without Wifi.
}~ Powermac Quicksilver 933 with Radeon 9600 XT (r300) LOUDLY running MorphOS 3.2
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Offline Fab

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #199 on: June 18, 2012, 08:51:47 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;696837
@ Smerf,
I hate to admit this, but Steven's post is dead on.
If you want to run Amiga games, a real Amiga, WinUAE, or AROS would be a better choice.


Well, most games work just fine, though. Even super stardust is almost fine on my peg2, so it's not problem on a mac mini. Demanding games like AB3D, breathless & co will be slow, of course. They also required powerful amigas back then. ;)
 

Offline amiman99

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #200 on: June 18, 2012, 09:27:45 PM »
Quote from: hbarcellos;696854
PearPC for OSX? I think no one uses that anymore.
You can install Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion and Mountain Lion natively on most x86 Hardware.
Just Google osx86
PearPC as a PPC emulator, maybe MorphOS works on it.
A500 KS 2.1, 1MB Chip, 68000
A600 KS 3.1, 2MB Chip, ACA630 32MB RAM
A1000 KS 1.3, 8MB RAM
A1200 KS 3.1, Blizzard IV 50MHz 64MB RAM
A2000 KS 2.1, 68030 25MHz, 6MB RAM
A3000 KS 3.1, 68030 25MHz, 16MB RAM
A4000 KS 3.0, 68040 25MHz, 16MB RAM
CDTV KS 3.1, 4MB RAM
CD32
(AROS BOX) Dead :(
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #201 on: June 18, 2012, 09:36:26 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;696837
If you want to run Amiga games ... AROS would be a better choice.



:confused: :confused: :confused:
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline spirantho

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #202 on: June 18, 2012, 09:54:23 PM »
Second to a real Amiga, Windows is the best choice as it's most supported... but AROS would definitely be next as it runs on hardware several times faster than any PPC box, whether it be AOS or MOS, and the x86 version uses JIT.
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Offline itix

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #203 on: June 19, 2012, 12:18:07 AM »
Indeed, WinUAE rules, however 1GHz+ PPC is fast enough to run most games in UAE. Anyway I wouldnt recommend MorphOS if main intention is to run UAE.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #204 on: June 19, 2012, 12:41:56 AM »
Quote from: amiman99;696860
PearPC as a PPC emulator, maybe MorphOS works on it.


Does it emulate specific Mac models?
 

Offline amiman99

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #205 on: June 19, 2012, 12:55:57 AM »
Quote from: LoadWB;696898
Does it emulate specific Mac models?
I'm not sure, but you can "choose" to run as a 1GHz G3 or 700MHz G4.
I just tried the Morphos 3.0 boot cd and it doesn't boot.
The PearPC emulator is not user friendly, you need to edit the config file by hand.
Anyway..., I will try the MorphOS on my real Mac Mini when I get a chance.
A500 KS 2.1, 1MB Chip, 68000
A600 KS 3.1, 2MB Chip, ACA630 32MB RAM
A1000 KS 1.3, 8MB RAM
A1200 KS 3.1, Blizzard IV 50MHz 64MB RAM
A2000 KS 2.1, 68030 25MHz, 6MB RAM
A3000 KS 3.1, 68030 25MHz, 16MB RAM
A4000 KS 3.0, 68040 25MHz, 16MB RAM
CDTV KS 3.1, 4MB RAM
CD32
(AROS BOX) Dead :(
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #206 on: June 19, 2012, 10:05:23 AM »
Quote from: spirantho;696868
Second to a real Amiga, Windows is the best choice as it's most supported... but AROS would definitely be next as it runs on hardware several times faster than any PPC box, whether it be AOS or MOS, and the x86 version uses JIT.


If your goal simply is to play old Amiga games, then indeed a real Amiga or WinUAE would be the recommended way to go, but if your user ambitions is more towards "Next Generation" Amiga, then there simply is no alternative to MorphOS if you want the most and the best (AROS doesn't really fit the picture, AROS has some fundamental differences to both MorphOS and OS4, and is in many ways severely underdeveloped in comparison)...
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline Iggy

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #207 on: June 19, 2012, 11:49:01 AM »
Quote from: Fab;696855
Well, most games work just fine, though. Even super stardust is almost fine on my peg2, so it's not problem on a mac mini. Demanding games like AB3D, breathless & co will be slow, of course. They also required powerful amigas back then. ;)

AND, when I play games under MorphOS I tend to play native games or OpenGL ports.
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"