Raygan KellyParticipant05/24/2013 at 15:42Post count: 29
I’ve been working hard on a RetroPi in a Macintosh Classic (I’ll be posting about that when I’ve put the finishing touches on) and as a part of that project I’ve put together a guide to getting BasiliskII, a 68k Mac emulator, running on the Raspberry Pi and included in the EmulationStation interface.
It works great, and on my 900mhz overclocked Pi, it emulates a Color Classic at about actual speed. Feels just like a mid-level 68000 machine from the 90s.
I wrote up the tutorial in three parts.
I hope that’s helpful. I’d like to eventually see BasiliskII (and possibly MinivMac, an alternate Macintosh emulator that emulates even older hardware) included in the RetroPie-Setup script.karlossParticipant05/24/2013 at 16:08Post count: 177
Great work mate :) will try this tonight.
Your pi is at 900mhz, what is your mem split/sdram/arm frequency?
KalrRaygan KellyParticipant05/24/2013 at 18:37Post count: 29
I found it worked well at either Medium or High overclock from the raspi-config script. Don’t remember what the actual values I settled on were.petrockblogKeymaster05/25/2013 at 14:02Post count: 1827
That looks great!
Do you also provide the ES theme?
I already saw the new issue at Github. My plans are to include the emulator in the RetroPie Script at the beginning of the week.Raygan KellyParticipant05/25/2013 at 15:31Post count: 29
I linked to the ES theme part III of my setup guide.
It’s basically a copy paste of the AppleII theme but with a custom image I created for the purpose. Feel free to set up your own image.Raygan KellyParticipant05/25/2013 at 15:33Post count: 29
Or feel free to use my image of course. It’s just a “happy Mac” icon with a gradient added, plus a couple of Pixelated SNES controllers, which is kind of a logo I created for my PiMac project.
I’m thinking if you are going to include it in the script, it might be better if I make a version of the theme image without the controllers and just the happy mac. I’ll upload it here this evening.Raygan KellyParticipant05/25/2013 at 15:58Post count: 29petrockblogKeymaster05/25/2013 at 17:11Post count: 1827
Great – I will add it to the script and downloads!pandanlParticipant11/07/2013 at 23:38Post count: 1
I’m also working on a macintosh pi classic, but what screen did you use and where did you get it?
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Hey there. Thanks for doing this, great idea. But I’ve hit a few problems. I explain it in the thread I started here: https://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/basiliskii-and-macintosh-emulator-questions/
Basically your instructions work great right up until the ./configure command, when I get an error. I proceeded to enter ./configure without any of the disable / enable options and things seem to go OK. I got as far as entering make, then make install, but at this point in part 2 of your tutorial you say “Start X11 on your Pi. Run BasiliskII and configure its options using the GUI.” and I’m not getting that far. Neither of the commands to start X11 you suggest at the end of part 1 starts the X11 window manager.
I tried starting over again after I noticed that in an article on GitHub here: https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/BasiliskII it is suggested to enter sudo ./retropie_packages basilisk configure before following your instructions but when I enter that I get the error message sudo: ./retropie_packages: command not found
I’ve also see that at the very start of your tutorial you suggest entering the directory ~/RetroPie/emulators/ but when I enter this I get the error message -bash: cd: /home/pi/RetroPie/emulators/: No such file or directory
Could you take a look into this please? It would be great to get some of my old Mac software running again. Thanks.
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