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Solitaire Til Dawn- 40 solitaire games, ranging from always winable, to win if you're very, very lucky (available at versiontracker.com )
Anything at all from Freeverse- Bridge, Spades, and Hearts, all networked for online play; gin rummy, cribbage, and a nasty little piece of work called Enigma... all available at http://www.freeverse.com
And a true mac classic, for those who feel like bashing a few orcs or trolls-Realmz. While a few of the scenarios are (very) problematic under 9.x, many still work (I'd recommend Trouble and War in the Swordlands). They also have quite a number of other games. They're available at: http://www.fantasoft.com
All things Macintosh »Can I run OS X on my non-Apple PC?
I have complied a list of URLs and will explain what you need to get started.
First off, there are basically two major (only?) Mac emulators. Neither will emulate a PowerPC chip (but check the second update, below). Both do 68k emulation. They are Basilisk II (originally a BeOS app, iirc) and SoftMac. Both emulators also require a Mac ROM. These can be "legally" copied from a 68k Mac that you own. Or the other option is to buy this 150 dollar card. I'm not gonna explain any other ways to get the ROM. This a list of all the Mac ROMs that may or may not work.
After you have acquired a ROM file, you will need an OS. These emulators only support 7.5-8.1 because they are 68k emulators. 7.5.3 is available for free download on Apple.com here. That's great and all, but most software you will want to run will require 8.1 or even 8.5+, which would mean that you are out of luck. If you can get by with 8.1, you may have luck finding a cheap copy on eBay, OWC, Smalldog, or you can order it from the SoftMac store here. It comes with ClarisWorks, 8.1 and a few others. But the price is incredible, 199 bucks for almost a decade old software.
If you are still up to the challange and feel it will be worth while, check out these sites:
SoftMac Documentation -- Helps you get the whole thing started
Benchmarks and Requirements for SoftMac -- what level of performance you can expect
SoftMac Screenshots 1 | SoftMac Screenshots 2
Basilisk II for Windows
General Mac Emulation Set up guide
Coma points out that there are a couple more: the Spectre GCR and the Gemulator 2000
steven s points out that PearPC emulates a PPC on x86 machines and so can run OS X, though only very slowly at this time (5/04).
•Step 1: Use Apple's Disk Utility to format your external disk. Select the Disk in the left panel, then go to the partition tab. Press the Options button and make sure it is set to MBR. Next Make a partition or two (I made two HFS+ partitions).
•Step 2: Create a custom Windows ISO using the directions outlined here:
I'm not absolutely positive this is required, but it worked for me and seems to make sense as well. You're welcomed to try with a normal XP disc and let me know if it works.
•Step 3: Take out the internal harddrive, unplug ALL USB/FireWire devices except for the one you are installing on (do NOT use a Hub), and start up your Mac with the custom XP CD.
•Step 4: Hold down Option while starting up to select the Windows CD or hold down the C key.
•Step 5: Select your HD and do partitioning at the Windows XP Setup screen. Format the partition as NTFS. Reboot your mac when it is done installing the setup files. Your Mac may not boot into Windows, but instead the Windows CD or just a grey Screen. If that is the case, continue to step 5.1.
•Step 5.1: Reinstall your internal HD and boot into Mac OS X. Your external HD's Windows partition should be available on the desktop. If you open it you will see a couple of boot files and the WINDOWS folder. Now go into System Preferences > Startup Disk and select your Windows partition and reboot.
•Step 6: Continue to install Windows as you normally would. Press Yes at all the prompts talking about unsigned drivers. That is normal.
•Step 7: After installing, shut down your Mac and reinstall your internal HD if you haven't already. Your Mac should boot directly into XP. If it boots into OS X, simply select the partition once again in the Startup Disk Preference Pane. Watch XP load entirely from your USB drive, and then eventually boot back into Mac OS X because you are tired of Windows :-P :D
If you have success with this method, please let me know. Also open to any questions you have. Good luck!
rEFIt - »refit.sourceforge.net/ (A nice EFI replacement that will let you select the Windows partition on startup)
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