What macs run System 7 natively?

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  1. awbacon

    awbacon Spirited Member

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    Need to acquire a period powermac that runs OS 7, but trying to find a list of "this computer will run X" for mac is a pain in the ass.

    Need something that will run OS 7 for some dev kit software. Original dev kit was installed on an 8100 series Power Mac, but I am not finding many of those available.

    I just don't want to spend money and shipping on a mac that wont run OS 7 natively.

    Alternatively, has anyone had any luck with an OS 7 emulator? I don't have the dev hardware, just the SDK, and wanted to play around with it minus the hardware

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. So many models of mac from that era, its hard to figure out what runs what OS
     
  2. awbacon

    awbacon Spirited Member

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    nevermind. I literally found it a couple minutes after writing this post lol

    if anyone has any rec's on emulating it though please let me know. Would rather avoid the cost of sourcing the correct mac before I determine if the SDK will run w/o the hardware present
     
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  3. teckman02

    teckman02 Spirited Member

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    different macs that I can think of off the top of my hand that ran OS 7 would be the quadra 605, 610, 700, 900, LC 575, 6100 just to name off a few.

    if I may ask what are you trying to develop for
     
  4. awbacon

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    I have the 3DO M2 3.1 sdk files I want to test. Unsure if you can launch into the program without the associated hardware to test
     
  5. HI_Ricky

    HI_Ricky Enthusiastic Member

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    LC575 and 6100 can not install nubus card.....

    for M2 card, it better use AV model, etc, 7100AV,8100AV , it good for M2 video out link back Mac Av in, than 1 screen command line and live screen :)
     
  6. abveost

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    I guess you found the official apple list of what macs run what. They can make it confusing. I use Basilisk when I need to emulate. There may be better things available but it's served me well for many years.
     
  7. awbacon

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    they definitely do make it confusing. Took me a solid hour to find a database of what mac runs what OS natively.

    I'll test in Basilisk. I do not have the nubus dev cards, just the last release of the SDK. I want to test if you can run/code/burn iso's w/o the hardware present. If so Ill source a period MAC to play around with it on
     

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