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BGE v1.5 Demo for Mac is PowerPC Application?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:17 am
by noypi53
Hi!

Just downloaded the BGE demo version (v1.5) for the Mac. After extracting from the zip file & clicking on the BGE app, I get the following message:

You can’t open the application “Battlegrounds Gaming Engine” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

Where can I download a demo version for Intel Macs?

Thank you in advance for any help on this.

Re: BGE v1.5 Demo for Mac is PowerPC Application?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:29 am
by heruca
Note the system requirements. BGE only runs on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or earlier, as it requires Rosetta. You can run the Windows version via Parallels, Fusion, or Boot Camp.

Someday I hope to create a v2 that will run on Intel Macs natively (and run faster!), but that won't happen this year.

Re: BGE v1.5 Demo for Mac is PowerPC Application?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:14 pm
by noypi53
Thanks for the reply. Now downloading the Windows demo version. Hope you'll find time to develop an updated Mac version next year. (Picture a man grovelling) :wink:

Re: BGE v1.5 Demo for Mac is PowerPC Application?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:58 pm
by heruca
You won't have a baseline to compare to, but I'm pretty sure that the Windows version runs faster than the Mac version would have even if you HAD Rosetta emulation available.

As for an updated Mac version of my apps, no one wants them more than I do. Believe it or not, I'm still running Leopard (v10.4), just so I can continue development. The next releases of BRPG (v1.8d) and BGE (v1.7) will be the LAST releases. Then I'm updating my computer to a newer OS and starting on R&D for v2 of the software.