Install Magic Cap

We have a working Mac, now we need Magic Cap. To get the .sit file onto our Mac hard drive we'll use HFVExplorer, a utility included with BasiliskII.

In the BasiliskII folder you should have an HFVExplorer folder - open that and run HFVExplorer. It looks a bit dated but it works well. Go to File, Open Volume, and find the .dsk file that you created for your Mac.

On the left, navigate to the folder where you have the magic_cap_simulator.sit file. Select it and go to Edit, Copy.

Now click on your Mac drive on the left and paste. Click okay and you'll have the file on your Mac.

Now you can close HFVExplorer and go back to BasiliskGUI. Remove the Stuffit volume if you still have it and then start Basilisk.

Open your hard drive and there's the magic cap file! It helps to put it in its own folder, so make a new one and drag that file into the new folder. Now drag the sit file onto the Stuffit Expander program on the desktop.

Voila! Finally, there's the emulator inside our emulator.

At this point you may want to make a backup of the dsk file in case things get corrupted later (which can happen with the Magic Cap emulator). To do that just shut down and make a copy of the dsk file.

Now let's check out Magic Cap! Double-click the rabbit in the hat to get started.

This guide was first published on Aug 30, 2019. It was last updated on Aug 30, 2019. This page (Install Magic Cap) was last updated on Jan 21, 2020.