Subject: Re: Basilisk-II package?
To: Bob Nestor <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2000 12:03:49
On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Bob Nestor wrote:

: The changelog for Basilisk-II (MacOS Emulator) indicates that it was
: built for NetBSD/m68k this past June.

This would require kernel modifications to trap the A-line vector, so you'd
need to find those mods.  When running on a 68k, BasiliskII does some very
tricky things to run the code natively (and runs with a non-MMU memory

:  It requires a legal copy of a Mac ROM to run but can run on non-68k
: hardware.

Right; on non-68k's, it runs with CPU emulation (and can even do virtual
memory, I believe).

: Is anyone working on a package for this emulator?

Making a package for non-m68k's is ~trivial, although it should probably be
restricted to fast-enough CPUs (sparc, i386, maybe mips).  Packaging it for
68k's requires the kernel changes mentioned above.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *  Wasabi NetBSD:  Run with it.
-- NetBSD 1.5 now available on CD-ROM  --