Updated new, smaller method of running WPMac on Intel
- I've posted an updated version of my no-frills method
of running WPMac on Intel (and all Leopard-based)
Macs. It still uses Basilisk II as the software that
creates a "virtual" Mac and it still doesn't have the
bells, whistles, features, conveniences, and sleek
up-to-date look of John's SheepShaver-based system.
Once again, John's version is designed for getting real
work done in WPMac. Mine is designed for opening and
saving and printing - or for creating PDF files from -
old WPMac documents.
If the original version does everything you want, you
probably don't need to install the new one. If you like
getting the latest and greatest, download the new
version and run the "Remove WPMac Appliance" script
that is now included; this script is designed to remove
every trace of either the original or the new version, and
it may be worth running it to remove the old version
before installing the new one. (But make sure to save
any files that you want to keep!)
The new version may be downloaded from the same place
(and with the same filename) as the original version. Go to:
Find the filename "WPApplianceFiles.zip". Look all the way
to the right of the line that has that name on it. You
will see a small down-pointing arrow in a gray disk.
Click on that down-pointing arrow (again, it's at the far
right of the actual filename) in order to download the
file. Under Leopard, the download will produce a
WPApplianceFiles folder in your Downloads folder.
Double-click on "Install WPMac Appliance" in the
WPApplianceFiles folder to set up the system.
When you install for the first time, you only need to
click OK twice to complete the installation. If you want
to print or create PDFs from the versions of WPMac on
this system, follow the instructions in the Read Me
Differences between this version and the previous one
(which is still available on the same page, with a name
that has "OldVersion" in it) are as follows:
The new one has many minor refinements: Adobe
Type Manager, more fonts, Acrobat Reader (for old
PDF files), etc. I have changed the name of the folder
in your OS X system that is used for print files; it's
now "Folder for Printfiles"; it used to be "WP PrintFiles"
and you can delete that folder if you want. The
reason for this change is that it's easier to navigate
to a folder with a name near the beginning of the
The new version also lets you create large-size (A3,
etc.) PDF files or print jobs. To do this, open WPMac;
select File/Print, and change the printer in the drop-
down menu so that it reads "Large Format Printer."
Click Cancel, then set up the page format in WPMac
to whatever size you want. The resulting PDF or
print job will have the large size you choose.
There are a number of other minor refinements, and
the installation script is very much improved. The
Read Me First file is worth looking at for further
I hope all this is of some use to someone.