Re: Re-Introducing the First, and Fully Functional, Lisa Emulator

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:58:10 -0500

Hi Jerome,

Jerome Vernet (Orange) wrote:
> I try a disk called Lisa Office System 1.image. Doesn't where I got this
> one.
> Also tried with MacWorkXL3.0.image
Looking at those file names, they're very likely Disk Copy 4.2 as it saves files as *.image.
> But, as I have no Lisa Profile Image disk, that could be the point. How
> do you create this image ?

The emulator creates (blank) profile disks automatically on power on, but needs to know the path to create it under.

Open up the Preferences menu option, on Macs it should be under the lisaem menu, on other platforms it will be under the File menu, then on that, go into the "ports" tab. At the bottom is a button to browse for a profile, click that and tell it where you want to save the profile. Alternatively, there is a textbox that you can enter a unix file path into.

Also, make sure that the radio buttons for the parallel port right above the text bar are set to Profile.

Once you've configured these, press [Save] - otherwise the changes will not take effect.

You can then close the preferences dialog box and start the emulator up. As long as the path to the profile is valid, it will automatically create a blank 5MB profile file. The default file name is lisaem-profile.dc42, but you can change this to anything you'd like.

But if you're unable to boot from the LOS disk 1, then it's not going to be of much use. I would say, try to find another copy of LOS. I just tried the ones at macmothership and it boots just fine off disk 1.

Attached is a screenshot from the linux version of the preferences dialog.

(image/gif attachment: lisaem-prefs.gif)

Received on 2007-01-29 15:58:11

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