Welcome to the quick and easy way to run Freehand MX on a newer Mac. This software solution is intended for current users of FH on Macs.
Note: 10.26.2021 – OSXFH will NOT run on Apple’s new M1 chips. We think the current Intel chips will be the last computers able to run FH.
We are a small design company that relies heavily on Freehand MX and successfully runs the software on the latest Mac OSX on Intel Apple computers.
We are providing our software solution to FH MX users in cooperation and coordination with the FreehandForum community.
OSXFH is a software file that works within Parallels desktop software for mac. Parallels is a hardware virtualization software for Mac computers used to run windows/linux/unix and former MacOSX operating systems. Parallels runs these virtual machines within files called .pvm – (parallels virtual machine).
We supply the custom OSXFH.pvm file which Parallels can open and run.
Within OSXFH.pvm are preinstalled full working versions of:
OSX Snow leopard 10.6.8 and Freehand MX 11.0.2, no passwords, codes or serial numbers needed.
Migration assistant is also available within Snow Leopard server in case you want to migrate other software programs from a computer running snow leopard and rosetta apps, such as: Font managers, design utilities, Photoshop or Illustrator (pre-CC), Fonts, files and other discontinued apps.
Mac System Requirements: (updated Oct-2021)
Any Intel Mac Computer running the following OSX:
Catalina 10.15.1 & higher
Mojave 10.14.6 & higher
16 Gb of RAM is optimal and 15GB Hard drive space.
To Run OSXFH on a new Intel Mac you will need to:
1. Purchase the ‘Parallels Desktop for Mac V17’ software from Parallels.com or use the 30 day trial. *2
Parallels Desktop V17 is backwards compatible to Mojave OSX 14
Please purchase via our affiliate link below so we can track & show Parallels how large our user community is: *2
2 Purchase the OSXFH.pvm file from us via paypal. Price $125-
We will send you a download link within 24 hours of purchase to the email address used to purchase via Paypal.
The OSXFH download file is large, 4.5 GB – because it contains the fully functional Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8 and the Freehand software preinstalled.
Please read the install page before installing.
Do not install Parallels till you have downloaded the OSXFH.pvm. Read the install instructions – otherwise Parallels will install windows OS as default.
*2 We recommend 16GB+ of RAM for your system, OSXFH will run on the Virtual Machines available RAM to a max of 8GB within Parallels Home version and a max of 128GB RAM within the Parallels PRO Version.
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