I was in the mood for some nostalgia over the weekend, so I figured I'd try to get Phantasmagoria running in Sheepshaver. Now, bear in mind that I have NEVER been able to get SS running reliably. Well, it looks like SS might FINALLY be getting some stable and less buggy builds, because after grabbing the latest one from the forum...lo and behold, it works! Using an early PPC ROM, I got it booting OS 9.04, 8.6, 8.1, and 7.6.1. Phantasmagoria flat-out wouldn't run in 9 or 8.6. 7.6.1 (There was a torrent out there for it!) wouldn't recognize the optical drive. But 8.1 did the trick! Granted, this game was always flaky about whether it wanted to launch or not, but it worked as well as it did on a real classic machine and had no performance issues. I'm kinda stoked. I actually have a functional SS install!
Out of curiosity, does anyone have an older copy of Altivec Fractal Carbon? I don't think Power Fractal will run under OS 9 and I want to get an idea of how fast the emulated PPC is. It boots in less than 5 seconds, so it's pretty darned fast.