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This is probably not practical, but I am trying to keep an old software going on a blue & white mac running 8.6. The software is SuperPaint and it works fine except for the plug-ins. I'm tying to see where they should reside or what might be done to get them going again. I've tried running it with the base 8.6 extensions-only on, but no luck. Any ideas?
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I'm not sure about SuperPaint plug-ins since it's been a while since I used it. Usually the plugins are inside a folder named "plugins" within the SuperPaint folder.

Anyhow, this malfunction is typical when you try to use old programs on new macs. As a solution I suggest you find a copy of a control panel named "Cache 040" or "Switch 040" which enables older applications to work on newer Macs. It shipped with 8.1 but I'm sure you can find it in 8.6. What it does is that it emulates the speed of a 68040 processor, making it possible to run any games or apps in your new mac. I've tried it with many apps and works beautifully. I hope this helps.
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I agree with fcc10...other option is to pick up a copy of a Mac magazine, like MacAddict, and get your hands on an old Mac.   There are stores and websites listed in mags like that and MacWorld which will let you get a hold of older macs and stuff.  Same true for Ebay.  Problem you run into with emulators is that you're dealing with an additional layer of processing...I ran into nothing but trouble with Virtual PC...could be similar.

Good luck.

Cheers,
geoff
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I agree with Venabili.
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