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If you want fullscreen, remove the "-window" part.
If you want fullscreen, remove the "-window" part.
Then you will see the SunOS boot screen.

Revision as of 01:24, 26 April 2020

This article will detail how to boot SPARCStation 1 and install SunOS 4.1.2 in MAME.

The machine will have the following specs:

  • Monochrome graphics adapter (there are others, the monochrome one works best)
  • 2GB Hard Drive
  • 64MB of RAM

Rough guide

The first thing you need to do is download these files and place all of them into the "roms" folder in MAME, except SunOS 4.1.2.

sun4_60.zip - https://wowroms.com/robots.txt/roms/mame/sun-4-3x0-clone/108220.html

bwtwo.zip - https://archive.org/download/aristmk6_201810/bwtwo.zip

SunOS 4.1.2: https://winworldpc.com/product/sunos/4x (download the one labeled "SunOS 4.1.2 (CD) [Sun SPARC]"

Once that is done you should open CMD or a Linux Terminal and create a virtual hard disk like this:

chdman createhd -f -o sunos412.chd -s 2147483648

Once that's all done the first MAME boot command looks like this:

mame64 sun4_60 -window -slot1 "bwtwo" "-scsibus:0" harddisk "-scsibus:1" "" "-scsibus:6" cdrom -hard sunos412.chd -cdrom SunOS_412.iso

If you want fullscreen, remove the "-window" part.


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(will write more here later)