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High Sierra? #110900
09/28/17 11:49 PM
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Greetings all!

I've recently downloaded the installer for MacOS High Sierra (10.13) but have yet to install it.

Before I do, are there any compatibility concerns I should be aware of with the current version (0.190) of MAME?


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Re: High Sierra? [Re: MAMEBase] #110903
09/29/17 12:06 AM
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I think it's likely that if High Sierra installs on your machine MAME will probably be OK, but since it won't install on my MacBook Air I can't verify that.

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09/29/17 03:19 AM
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Fair enough... I'll let you know how it goes, once I'm ready to attempt the installation (I know the new file system won't install on my Fusion Drive equipped iMac (yet), but the specs say the OS itself should install okay)


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09/29/17 08:19 PM
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Go ahead, it works fine on my 9 year old iMac.

A less discussed subject on-line when talking about High Sierra is that the Finder has been much improved: I had lots of icon arrangement problems with previous macOS versions when there were lots of files in a folder (>5000), as is typically often the case with MAME. Those problems are gone with 10.13 and overall the system feels snappier, so I’m really happy with it.

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09/30/17 02:02 AM
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A lot of that Finder speedup is probably due to APFS. Filesystems have come a long way since the mid-90s when HFS+ was introduced.

Now NTFS is the old creaky 90s design everyone's waiting to see replaced smile

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09/30/17 07:32 AM
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Nope, there's a spinning rust disk in my old iMac, so no conversion to APFS (for now) has happened (yet). My Macbook Pro with a (3rd party even) SSD however has been converted automatically to APFS.

I will upgrade my new 5K iMac this weekend to High Sierra and that will not be converted to APFS, either, as it is equipped with a Fusion drive.

Apple has stated that hard disks and Fusion drives will get APFS at a later date.


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