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Application Details:

Version: SoftMac2.exe
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works

Boots Mac OS 8.1 in 4 seconds, with Quadra 900 ROM, 800x600 color screen.

Runs Trax, a 1992 midi sequencer/editor from Passport designs.

Runs ToDo!, a 1992 Desk Acessory by Andrew Welch.

Runs WriteNow 4.0, a word processor.

Prints to pdf files, using PrintToPDF chooser extension

What does not

Acrobat 5 won't launch.

Photoshop 5.0 won't launch, needs PowerPC emulator

I don't think Sound worked in Windows, and doesn't in Wine (for example no system beeps) 

Associated program GemXplor.exe for transfering files from the .hfx and .dsk simulated Mac disks to the Windows desktop doesn't work, even if one creates a default Windows desktop in Wine. 


What was not tested

Never tested serial port access or CD-ROM access.

Have not tried adding files directly to the emulated HD's .dsk or .hfx files yet.

Having run it in Windows first, did not need to create a new system disk, but merely copied the SoftMac folder into .wine/drive_c/Program Files. So cannot say how hard to do this is in Linux. One can also create bootable SoftMac "disks" on a classic Mac, using disk image program.

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Additional Comments

To install, just unzip the files into a folder inside C/Program Files. There is good support on the site for setting softmac up. I had many Trax files, which are not standard midi. Able to export to midi using Trax on SoftMac in Wine. It's worth noting that Passport Designs (now Gvox) does not support this conversion in their newer software.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 16 20151.6.2N/A Yes BronzeBarry Levine 

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