Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?
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Author:  EvanKTC [ Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 am ]
Post subject:  Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

Here's what I've tried:

VMWare, VirtualBox, SheepShaver and QEMU didn't work, and PearPC was really laggy.

Author:  SAIYAN48 [ Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

Something that supports PPC.

Author:  d3vi1 [ Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

It works perfectly on VMware Fusion on the newest Macs (or non-Macs if you have VMware Unlocker and FakeSMC). The only requirement is that you patch the CPUID instructions as documented in another thread with:


VMware tools don't work, but you can patch VMSvga2 by Zenith432 easily. Here's a build: ... Ig#VMsvga2

You also have the patch: ... .1.0-Tiger

P.S.: It also compiles cleanly for PPC. So assuming that you build a QEMU PPC machine that contains a VMWareGFX card, it should work with macOS X 10.0-10.4. Not really required since QEMU also emulates the ATi Rage 128 chip.

If you boot from the 10.4.11 Server Universal installer ISO and include the normal non-Server ISO in another virtual CD drive, you can also install to SATA drives. 10.4.11 is the first one to support SATA AHCI. Remember that after installing (possibly via terminal) you also need to install the 10.4.11 combo patch before you reboot. If you use IDE, it doesn't matter.

Author:  EvanKTC [ Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

Turns out i'm just really dumb since qemu worked and the problem was that i forgot to point the batch file to my .iso's directory... -_-

Author:  SoftWitch [ Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

Is the focus on PPC important? You could try 10.4.11 Universal with an Intel-powered emulator, since Tiger was the first to run on Intel Macs, although not the first releases. If I remember correctly, it started with 10.4.7 as a special Mac Pro OEM version. Rosetta emulation would take care of PPC apps.

Author:  computerguy382372 [ Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulator for Mac OS X Tiger?

If you would like you can download a compiled version of pearpc with 10.4 Tiger here ... c.exe/file

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