Hack: User pulls off ROM hack, runs Mac OS 6.0.1 on Amiga 500 computer

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Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, 08:28
Category: Hack, News, Software


This is one of the cooler old-school projects out there.

And it seems to have worked.

Apparently, Reddit and imgur user “wowbobwow” was able to get Mac OS 6.0.1 running on an Amiga 500 computer. This was achieved by using an emulator called “A-Max” that allowed Mac ROM chips to be run on the Amiga.

Once this was done, the Amiga was able to execute the Mac code on the computer’s Motorola 68000 processor, which was the same processor shared by the Macs and Amigas of that era.

This doesn’t change the earth or find your car keys, but it is a really cool proof of concept for those of us who remember life under Mac OS 6.0.1 and the arguments from the Amiga base of the time.

Via The Mac Observer, Reddit and Imgur

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