Boot SPARCStation 1 in MAME

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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. - -

SunOS 4.1.2: (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.

Then you will see the SunOS boot screen.


Press n and hit enter.

(will write more here later)