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Modding, Mission Design, and Coding => FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) => Cross-Platform Development => Topic started by: Turey on December 06, 2006, 06:02:35 pm

Title: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: Turey on December 06, 2006, 06:02:35 pm
Help test the installer on Linux/Mac here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42854.msg895476.html#msg895476).

Also, if you've got any ideas for the Installer as it applies to Linux/Mac (such as where I can get a scripted install creator like NSIS for Linux/Mac) please post them here.
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: Hazaanko on January 03, 2007, 07:29:33 am
I assume by "testing" the Mac installer, you mean running a wine-like program (Darwine), which is only possible with Intel-based Macs?  Or am I missing something in the thread you linked?

Also, on the same note, I haven't been around here in a while...  The latest FS2_Open build for mac would be 3.6.9 RC8, right?  With the latest media-VPs being 3.6.8 Zeta...?

A couple more things... just some suggestions.  These forums are really intimidating (finding your way around, and finding out where to get the things you need) unless you've been around here for a while.  Just an idea, but it would be really awesome if you could sticky a topic that has the latest mac/linux build linked, as well as the latest recommended VPs.

I would volunteer to put up a mac-newbie installer guide here, but I just don't think I'd have the time to update it.

Anyways, thanks for your guys' hard work on all this stuff.  Still a great game. (Can't wait for the BSG mod to be done  ;7)
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: taylor on January 03, 2007, 07:45:20 am
Also, on the same note, I haven't been around here in a while...  The latest FS2_Open build for mac would be 3.6.9 RC8, right?
The final 3.6.9 OS X build is done, I just haven't had a chance to upload it yet.  I had planned to do it last night but got called away on a job.  I'll try and do it at some point this afternoon.
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: Hazaanko on January 03, 2007, 07:58:40 am
Awesome.  Thanks.  Didn't expect such a quick reply  :eek2:.  I made some edits to the post above after you'd already posted.

Sounds good to me.  Looking forward to checking it out.  I did notice some problems with contrail sprites in 3.6.9 RC8 (the corners of the sprites were black instead of being transparent... looked more like confetti than smoke.  Thats probably fixed anyways though).
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: Turey on January 03, 2007, 07:16:43 pm
I assume by "testing" the Mac installer, you mean running a wine-like program (Darwine), which is only possible with Intel-based Macs?  Or am I missing something in the thread you linked?

The Installer has been re-written in Java, so all you'll need to do is have the JRE installed, and double-click the .jar file. I tried it on a Mac today, but it didn't have the JRE, so I couldn't do anything with it.  :doubt:
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: Hazaanko on January 04, 2007, 01:02:11 am
Bummer.  Thats pretty cool you did it in java tho.  Well, I'll get off my lazy ass sometime tomorrow to see if the installer starts flinging my fs2 disc at high velocities towards my head area.  I'll let you know.

-Edit-  N/M.  Its scripted to download the scp files into an existing sf2 installation, isn't it? •swiftkicktothejunk*  Looks like my head is safe for now.
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: taylor on January 04, 2007, 10:36:02 am
Current OS X and Linux versions ... (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,44374.0.html)

That thread is locked though, so if you have problems then start a new thread, or add to another one. :)
Title: Re: Want a FreeSpace Open Installer for Linux/Mac? Here's your chance!
Post by: tracker on January 04, 2007, 05:04:00 pm
I looks forward to the version Linux thank you taylor