Mac OS 8 8.0

edited September 2020 in Product Comments

imageMac OS 8 8.0

Apple Mac OS 8 was another major overhaul of the OS from the earlier Mac OS 7. It added a new Platinum visual theme, a multi threaded Finder, better virtual memory, and many customization options. 8.5 and later require a PPC CPU. It was followed up by Mac OS 9.

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  • I've had this issue with all the Mac OS 8 iso files I have tried. Upon burning to a CD and installing on both an emulator and a Power Macintosh 6100, the control strip is missing. I've read that the control strip was introduced for all Mac's in 7.5.3, so I don't see why it's missing? I might be wrong, but any information would be appreciated!
  • I have Mac OS 8.0 installed in Basilisk II (m68k) with no control strip, but I also have Mac OS 8.0 (British English) installed in Sheepshaver (PPC) fully displaying the control strip.

  • I haven't tried the British English CD (though I am in Britain). I'll see if that makes a difference, my Mac is of course PPC.
  • After using the British English CD and the Install Mac OS 8.0 (UK) executable the control strip is still not installed. Confusing and irritating.
  • @Harry Owen
    Have you tried installing it in Sheepshaver?
  • @jonirob
    No I haven't, the whole point was to get it running on my Power Mac 6100... If I install it in sheepshaver is there some way I could get the disk image over?
  • @jonirob
    Also, what ROM are you using with sheepshaver? I wonder if the Macintosh model makes a difference.
  • edited October 2020
    Full instructions for Sheepshaver including where to source the correct ROM are available here
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