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Installing FS on an older Mac?
Hey everybody, I intended to use the instructions found here to install Freespace:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=79546.msg1574359#msg1574359

However, it appears Crossover is only for newer Macs, and with a 10.4.11 I'm just a couple versions too old.  What program should I use in place of Crossover?  How can I get this to work?  Any advice would be appreciated!



 

Offline swashmebuckle

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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
I'd find someone with Windows, install it there, then just copy the Freespace folder onto a flash drive or something.  If that's not an option, you could try Darwine, though I haven't used that for anything more complicated than the ANI tools...

 
Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
What launcher would work with power mac 10.4  (note this is for a friend)  or would it be better to update to snow leopard before installing freespace 2 I was going to use my windows installation. He has never heard of Freespace OMG. I will fix that.
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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
10.4 users should get Soulstorm's launcher--see the manual install on mac thread:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=79546.0
Everyone else should use wxLauncher.

Support for the Power PC architecture was dropped after 10.5, so your friend won't actually be able to upgrade to Snow Leopard (if I read your post right).

If you have windows installed on an Intel Mac, FSO will probably run a little bit better through that (assuming you have proper drivers sorted out, etc).

 
Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
 I would think I would have to since this game is pc based.  second how does the game run  in a power mac G4 since I have no clue as to the graphics hardware. etc. I would like prefer it to run like it does in windows, this might be asking to much.  I just want his first time with the game a great one. He might be better off getting a not to old PC to play this on.



 

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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
how does the game run  in a power mac G4 since I have no clue as to the graphics hardware. etc.
According to Wikipedia, if you just set up the retail FS2 game with a Mac build of FSO and SKIP ALL THE OTHER THINGS, it may run. Or not.
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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
Yes I found specs on apples website,  on a powerbook does it have the openal installed or do I need to do this? this was not on the spec sheet. I know it is installed on the intel's models.

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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
I've run FSO (badly) on a G3 iBook from 2003.  I wouldn't expect much in the performance department, but you might get a decent framerate with just retail assets--you can always turn down the detail settings.  Stability is another issue, though.  Can't make any guarantees there, but good luck!

 
Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
I decided that I will only install the main Freespace 2 open game alone with the FS1 port for his mac install. I believe that i have an idea of what files are needed but could you confirm the requirement's I searched for this but my search string must be wrong.  I am sure I should remove the windows exe files but what about the other files?

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Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
Err, the barebones setup included FS2 itself, proper FSO builds for the given operating system, OpenAL, and possibly a Launcher for the given operating system. You don't specifically need to remove the .exe files, since they won't be used under OS X unless the user specifically tries to open them. And even then they'll probably just give some funny error report and nothing more. You can remove them, of course. It just isn't required.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: Installing FS on an older Mac?
Than I was correct, This was really to save disk space his HDD is not that large in his G4 from what he told me.