It’s MacOS. On An Unmodified Wii!

We’re used to the so-called “Hackintoshes”, non-Apple {hardware} working MacOS. One we featured not too long ago used to be even constructed into the case of a Nintendo Wii. However [Dandu] has long gone one higher than that, by means of working MacOS on an unmodified Wii, authentic Nintendo {hardware} (French, Google Translate hyperlink).

How has this reputedly unattainable activity been completed? Seasoned Mac lovers will keep in mind the times when Apple machines used PowerPC processors, and the Wii makes use of a PowerPC chip that’s an in depth cousin of the ones used within the Mac G3 sequence of computer systems. Because the Wii can run a Linux-based OS, it could actually subsequently run Mac-on-Linux, offering in principle an atmosphere through which it could actually host one of the vital PowerPC variations of MacOS.

The set up series has greater than its percentage of difficulties, however ultimately he used to be in a position to get the Wii working MacOS 9, the final vintage MacOS. It runs DOOM, Web Explorer 5, and iTunes even on those restricted sources, despite the fact that the final bundle had show and sound problems. He then tries a MacOS X construct, however with out good fortune.

It’s honest to mention that this isn’t precisely a strategy to get your palms on an affordable Mac, and stays extra of an workout in pushing a console past its authentic serve as. However it’s nonetheless a captivating diversion, and perhaps any person will in time make a MacOS X model paintings at the Wii too. In case you’re curious in regards to the Mac-in-a-Wii that impressed this paintings, you’ll see it right here.

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