Mini vMac for 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by TarableCode, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. TarableCode
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    Hi.
    This is the 2nd release of my port of Paul C. Pratt's Mini vMac emulator to the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS.

    Github page: https://github.com/TaraHoleInIt/minivmac-3ds

    More information about Mini vMac in general can be found at the author's site:
    http://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/

    Notes
    Disk images must be auto loaded at runtime so make sure they're named diskX.dsk where X is 1 to how many images you want to load.
    Have your OS image already to go before copying your disks to your 3DS as you cannot swap disks to complete the install on the 3DS.
    There is no sound, and I haven't attempted to look into it yet.
    Macintosh II emulation on the o3ds is SLOW, especially in 256colors
    If you're getting a black screen with the Macintosh II builds be patient, it just takes a bit to load (ESPECIALLY o3ds)


    Keys:
    DPAD Is mapped to arrow keys
    Select switches between scale modes on the upper screen
    Start toggles the Mini vMac control mode interface
    L and R Shoulder buttons are the mouse button
    Y Toggles the on screen keyboard
    Circle pad and Circle stick move the mouse
    Touchscreen moves the mouse
    After shutting MacOS down properly, press L + R + Start to exit or use the control mode interface


    Screenshots:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    If you are getting a flashing disk and nothing else, make sure your first disk image (disk1.dsk) is a valid bootable Mac System disk.
    It's best to verify your disk images in the desktop version of Mini vMac before copying your disk images over to your 3ds.


    Release page: https://github.com/TaraHoleInIt/minivmac-3ds/releases

     
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    Wow amazing work!
     
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    Wow! This is amazing! Thanks for this. :^).
     
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    Great!

    Cia version?
     
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  5. TarableCode
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    I was going to make one but I kept screwing up when trying to add it to the build process, then when I tried to make it manually it just showed up as a blank icon with no text.
    I'll get around to figuring it out eventually, but in the meantime I'm sorry for leaving it out :(
     
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    Downloading now. This is awesome! Will it be getting more features in later releases?
     
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    actually north korea. please send help
    Oh shit, I gotta find my 3DS charger so I can try this out.
    Great work, by the way!
     
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    Holy crap this is amazing! :)
     
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    im not asking where to get one, in fact i know a few places, but if i did find one, what is the rom named?

    EDIT: Also, i think i found the rom. It was named mac-plus.rom so i think thats right. Anyway naming it vmac.rom and putting it in the vmac folder launches a blank screen with a floppy disk with a question mark on it in the center of the screen. What should i do?
     
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    awsome work!!thanks
     
  12. SMVB64

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    Nice work! I'm going to give this a go. I loved fooling around with an DS version on my flashcard years ago
     
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    actually north korea. please send help
    I get that too even though I have everything on my SD card.
    Just in case, here's a picture of my vmac folder
     
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    Try them in Mini vMac for the PC, they must be bootable disk images containing a MacOS installation.
    System 6.0.8 is the best version for Macintosh Plus IIRC.
     
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    Same thing on Mini vMac for PC, I guess it may be because the ROM I was using was a System 7 ROM. I'll go get a System 6 one.
     
  16. TarableCode
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    A lot of the code to build the Macintosh II variant with colour display is already in the code, so that will be available in the future.
    I'm going to look into sound once I've done some tests to see how fast the emulator is running.

    I've found the o3ds to be mostly full speed with the exception of skipped frames and rarely the emulator core will run too slow.
    Lots more work to do but if you have requests feel free to let me know.

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    The proper file is "vMac.ROM" and is 128KB IIRC, if you got to the flashing ? that means the ROM is good but the disk is not bootable.
     
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    Got it up and running on 7.5.5.

    Is it possible to knock the screen res down or is it stuck as is? Would prefer a lower res than to fit the current one to the screen, looks too blurry.

    Nice work though, it's pretty neat.
     
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    great! now i can ... ... ... :blink: ?

    (lol, seriously it's cool though - impressive)
     
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    Fazana: It's possible in theory, but no Macs existed with a screen size below 512x342 so lots of things are likely to break.

    There are a bunch of old games you can play, I played a quick round of Oregon Trail while cooling down after a shower.
    :D
     
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    Great works !
     
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    Damn it I don't know where to get the stuff for this