Lismore Software Systems, has released version 1.7 of its Blue Label PowerEmulator. For those who are already registered users it is a completely free operation and thanks to the update you can get: – support of the latest iMacs – new adequate user interface Apple guidelines with Navigation Services too – new Configuration Manager to use different OS PCs and easily switch between them – Increase of supported printers including those equipped with USB and network printers – Family license to have only one license for the whole family.
The update is carried out simply by clicking on the "Updates" item on the main menu of the Lismore Software home page.
Here are the main features of the product that can be purchased via the Internet for $ 35 US and contains a Dos of first approach to the emulated part. System requests
– Any Mac with a PowerPC processor (also 601,603,604 in addition to G3 and G4) – Mac OS 8.1 or higher with at least 64 MB of Ram – Hard disk with a minimum of 100 megabytes of free space – Gray or color level monitor ( 256 Minimum) – CD-ROM drive
Supported features – Pentium instruction set – VESA SVGA graphics (320 × 200 to 1280 × 1024, 256 colors to millions) – Four PC disk images up to 2 GB in size can be used simultaneously – Floppy and Floppy images – CD support -ROM? SCSI support (up to 6 devices) – 3Dfx Graphic Accelerator support (Voodoo and Voodoo 2) – High quality Audio SoundBlaster (input / output) – Ethernet network support – Printer support – Fast Modem interface for fast network access – Ability to mount PC Disk images on Mac desk – Copy files from Mac to PC and vice versa
In the short term, Lismore has no intention of bringing its software to Mac OS X, preferring to focus on improving the version for Mac OS 8 and 9. It is not even possible to use the program in Classic mode. It is not possible or better, not installation of the Me, Windows 2000 / XP versions is recommended
Here is the opinion of Massimo Pescia, user since the first versions.
?I use it on a 500mhz imac G3 with games like? Barbie creates fashion ?, or like those of Disney that are sold on newsstands and therefore with few graphic demands. Satisfactory operation with this type of software.
I also use it to access the "PC only" CDs that they use at school and in the office. I can connect to the network as a PC instead of as a Mac.
It should be remembered that only a Dos free operating system is provided while the other Operating Systems (I use it with Windows 95) you have to buy them separately. Remember also the limitation due to the fact that it runs full screen and not in a window monopolizing therefore the use of the machine. In conclusion I would say that they are 35 dollars well spent to have a back up PC and if you have a Windows 95 or 98 license from a scrapped PC you will have an excellent and cheap opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of applications. "