I have a 27" iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I am using the Classic emulator SheepShaver to run System 9.
I need to run Cubase VST 24 4.1 purely in order to load old Songs & VIEW them. I don’t need them to actually play, or output anything; just display information in the editors. I certainly don’t need to record or edit anything.
I have all the files I need, but since the emulator isn’t my old Mac 8100/80, it isn’t authorised, & therefore attempting to run or install Cubase requires the authorisation floppy.
Interestingly, SheepShaver mounts CDs inserted into the iMac; however, despite having connected a USB floppy disc drive, it won’t mount those. And I can’t make a disc image from the authorisation floppy, since of course it’s copy-protected (also it’s very old, & may not be fully functional!).
At the time of release, if your Mac didn’t have a floppy disc drive you could send a postcard to Steinberg with a call-&-response system, so they would send you back an authorisation code that worked with your specific installation of Cubase on your specific system.
However, I don’t think Steinberg would be interested, after all this time, in answering this postcard!
So… the question is:
• How can I get Cubase VST 24 4.1 to run (no input or output required — view-only) on my System 9 in emulation?