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Mac PoP emulation

Post by cosmictruffle » September 20th, 2011, 4:49 am

Has it ever been done successfully? I've tried playing PoP for Mac both via Total Pack (Basilisk II), and through SheepShaver, and no matter which emulator I use, with various settings, the sound it always terribly butchered. I really want to be able to rip the music because the Mac version's soundtrack is superb, in my opinion. Playing the game would be great too, but I can live with just the music. So, does anyone know how to go about this?

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by cosmictruffle » September 21st, 2011, 12:04 am

programmer wrote:I've done it succesfully with BasiliskII, but not using the Total Pack version. Unfortunately, I don't have the emulator with my config now, so I can't help you.

But yes. It can be done.


Ah, I assumed since it didn't work on Total Pack's Basilisk, it wouldn't work on the regular one. I shall have to try that, then!

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by Norbert » June 29th, 2012, 12:53 pm

cosmictruffle wrote:Mac PoP emulation [...] Has it ever been done successfully?


In December 2011, I got everything to work.
Things were very easy once I had managed to create .hfs packages with uncompressed files.
Here are the download links:
- Prince of Persia 1 for Mac
- PoPMap, An old editor for Mac
- TPC (The Persia Cheater)
I'm not a Mac fan or expert, but I could use Basilisk II under GNU/Linux.
(For instructions how to set up Basilisk II, see the menu on the left here.)

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by _Zaphod_ » September 19th, 2012, 5:47 pm

I've NEVER been able to make mac PoP work with good sound. ever.

Not even Apples own emulation on intel macs is immune to the sound issue.

The issue is there is no color mac emulator with enough low level support. you might be able to get it working in black and white in vmac i think.

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by Norbert » September 19th, 2012, 8:01 pm

Simple recording where I'm starting/playing PoP1 for Mac under GNU/Linux:
http://www.speedyshare.com/yMW2x/BasiliskII-PoP1.mpg
(I use padsp, an OSS wrapper, to make the audio work with the Basilisk II version I've got installed.)

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by adam77 » November 11th, 2014, 9:57 am

Not sure where the issue is for anyone. I just found my old sheepshaver and basilisk packages and both work just fine.

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by David » November 12th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I tried PoP in BasiliskII (version 0.8.0.142).
PoP1: the music skips certain parts, always the same parts.
PoP2: the music is slow.

adam77 wrote:I just found my old sheepshaver and basilisk packages

Which version are you using? Also, what settings?

_Zaphod_ wrote:you might be able to get it working in black and white in vmac i think.

I tried that with an old Mac OS I have, I got an error saying "Prince of Persia requires at least System 4.1.".
Then I tried the same disk image that I use in BasiliskII, then I got a "sad Mac" error (code 0F000C).
Finally I found a disk image of MacDraw that has System 4.1, and PoP starts, but it immediately crashes with error "ID = 12".

Some have better luck though: http://www.iknowthe.net/classicmac/pop.html

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by zodcra » January 8th, 2015, 12:52 am

Hey guys, need some help here.

Installed Basilisk II with OS 7.5.3 on Mac OS X 10.8. Got the HFS images from Norbert on this post (thanks btw!).
Now I launch the game and no keys are working. Is there a manual remap for them? Tried every key for Start (Default was Enter) and could not get the game to start.

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by David » January 8th, 2015, 12:13 pm

zodcra wrote:Tried every key for Start (Default was Enter) and could not get the game to start.
You can start a new game from the menu (click anywhere to show the menu): File->New Game, or with Command-N (Command is mapped to Alt).
cosmictruffle wrote: I really want to be able to rip the music because the Mac version's soundtrack is superb, in my opinion. Playing the game would be great too, but I can live with just the music.
There is a program that plays music from the Mac version: viewtopic.php?p=10717#p10717

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by zodcra » January 8th, 2015, 6:57 pm

Thanks David! Can't believe I didn't try that before.

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Re: Mac PoP emulation

Post by Norbert » September 23rd, 2016, 8:20 pm

For Linux, this document has detailed instructions:
2016-09-23_PoP_for_Mac_on_Linux.pdf
(ODT source)

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