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If you want to use ICQ through Shapeshifter then you must meet these minimum requirements
ShapeShifter39.lha misc/emu 243K 5+Macintosh II emulator, V3.9
Here are links to download ShapeShifter from some Aminet sites.
Download From Main Aminet Site (wustl US)
Download From European Site (Paderborn Germany)
Download From UK Site (Sunsite UK)
UOSSSP - Unoffical ShapeShifter Support Page
If you are serious about you're Mac Emulation then you should spend a while wandering around this site downloading allthe useful stuff. If you just want ICQ then Download the System 7.6.1 Bootdisk from that site. A Direct Link is included here but this li
System 7.6.1 Shapeshifter BootDisk 7Megs
The download link is very prominent from the home page.
ICQ for the Mac 68k
This page has installation instructions and everything.
I chose the non chat version it's under 1 Meg.
8 Meg Amiga archive of Mac ICQ 490k
This archive will install slightly differently to the proper version.
At this point you will need at least 16 megs of hard drive space free. Unpack the Bootdisk to a suitable location on your HardDrive
If you are very short on Disk space you can now delete the Bootdisk Archive, I would strongly discourage this as we are going to modify the installed bootdisk and it could stop working and you don't want to have to download 7 megs again!
In order for shapeshifter to run you have to run the tool PrepareEmul if you own an A1200 you may have to give it the A1200 switch. and if that fails then download macmem from the Aminet
MacMem.lha misc/emu 1K 156+Run PrepareEmul on A1200
Or if you own a blizzard 1230 ans use rom remapping then you can use BlizKick to perform the PrepareEmul action.
BlizKick.lha util/boot 79K 47+MapROM tool for Blizzard turbos. V1.11.
PrepareEmul will reboot your machine so be careful to save all your work before running.
Now that prepareemul is running you can load Shapeshifter.
This is for AGA/ECS users now Graphics cards owners can blow their minds with any crazy resolution they like.
|Color Depth||1 Bit (2 Colors)|
|Screen Type||Amiga Bitplanes|
|Screen Mode||This should be something like Pal:Hires-Laced.||Size||
Typical Mac sizes are
|Refresh Rate||5||Black Border||Optional|
|MMU Refresh||Only Available for 040's 060's. and makes very little difference.|
|Amiga Mouse Pointer||ON, until you setup an External Video Driver with a refresh of 1 or 2 then keep this to Amiga Mouse|
Next it's time to setup Volumes/Disks.
Put the MACOS761 file into FileDisk1
And click create next to FileDisk2
You need a spare filedisk of at least 5120Kb The unregistered ShapeShifter will only support Filedisks so until you register FileDisk2 Will be your WORK: partition make it as Big as you can if you intend to seriously use Shapeshifter othe
Set Bootfrom to FileDisk1 to give ShapeShifter a helping on when booting.
Now onto Memory. If you are using the Mono settings I told you to use before then set Memory to largest Free Block. It needs to be at least 8192Kb. If you only have 8 Megs of memory then set it to Largest Free Block and set Rom memory type to Chip ram. This will slow the emulation down but Shapeshifter needs as much ofthat 8 meg as you can give it.
If you are using an EVD then some of these have problems with Largest Free Block, Shapeshifter gobbles all the memory and when the Video driver tries to allocate some FastRam buffers it can't and Shapeshifter will quit with an Error Message.
Now set up your serial port. Shapeshifter works with the internal serial.device and I use it with squirrelserial.device. I should imagine it will work with any thing that has serial.device compatability.
Hit Save and if you have enough memory left hit Start.
Add plenty of buffers to the device with the Filedisks on the buffers speed up access tremendously. 8Meg machines will have to boot with no startup-sequence.
You'll need to type
Assign ENV: ENVARC:
Addbuffers DEVICE: 1000
The partition you created will be identified as Unformatted you will be asked if it's ok to format it. The first time you boot the Desktop file will be built too. This will only happen the once.
When Shapeshifter is loaded you shoul go to the Apple Menu (top left hand corner) and select about this computer,
If total memory is below 8 meg then you will have trouble installing ICQ either try to get more memory to Shapeshifter or download the 8MegICQ file from Above.
The minimum I tried to run ICQ with was 6192k which I believe an 8 Meg machine can easily supply.
You'll need mountfiles for FileDisk1 and Filedisk2 the supplied MAC: will do FileDisk1 for you but to mount FileDisk 2 you will need to either copy the MAC Mountfile to MAC2 and change the STARTUP tooltype to 2 or download this file here.
ShapeShifter must be running in order to mount MAC: and MAC2: this is very important. 8 meg users will have to make do with typing commands in the shell to mount and copy files. Unless they have a tiny Directory Util they can load.
Now that MAC2: is mounted copy FreePPP and ICQ onto it.
Before we install FreePPP we should configure your Mac to expect a PPP connection rather than an EtherNet one.
Open the Apple Menu (top left) Select Control Panels then TCP/IP.
You will get an error message. OK this and select Connect Via PPP then Close and window and Save the settings.
You should see 3 icons on the desktop. MacOS761, The FileDisk you setup and the TrashCan.
Open up your Filedisk inside should be FreePPP and Icq.
Open up the MacOS disk and open the Bin directory inside it.
You should be able to see a directory called Stuffit Exapnder, Open it
Inside is the program Stuffit Expander
Pickup the FreePPP archive and drop it onto Stuffit Expander.
After Much Thinking a Directory Called FreePPP2.6 Installer Will be created.
And Double click on that Cheeky Little Monkey to install FreePPP
Now select Special/Restart
After the Mac has rebooted you shoul see a telephone icon in the top right. Between the Clock and the question mark.
Select the telephone and choose Setup FreePPP
Choose connect to new Account.
Enter an Account Name. This can be anything you like.
Leave it set to connect Directly.
Enter your Username and Password
Click on Dialup, Enter the phoenumber here.
Click on Options, Enter your Domain domain name. i.e.
ukonline.co.uk demon.co.uk aol.com
And enter your DNS servers here.You can get their IP addresses either from your ISP or by Loading Miami and looking in the DataBase DNS Servers section.
Select Configure OT TCP/IP for this Account.
leave IP address set to assigned by PPP server.
If you downloaded the official Version Then double click on the ICQ Installer Icon. This will NEED at least 8Megs of memory to run. If it Complains and you can't give it 8 megs of memory then download the 8Meg archived version from way above and drop that
At this point everyone should have an ICQ directory.
Double Click the ICQ icon and follow the installer Instructions