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buggybear
Mar 12, 2005, 02:00 PM
there's this really great 2d, simple, small windows game called Icy Tower (download at www.freelunchdesign.com/games.shtml). i would really appreciate if someone could show me how to convert it to the mac platform.
Thanks in advance



yellow
Mar 12, 2005, 02:30 PM
1) This would require the source code for the game. You better hope it's not written with DirectX.

2) You would need to learn how to program, and understand the fundamentals of programming.

3) You would need to learn the fundamentals of programming on the OS X platform.

Darwin
Mar 12, 2005, 03:03 PM
Yeah I sure hope your a programmer if your going to do that :p

Unfortunately its not a case of changing a little thing here and there

plastique45
Mar 12, 2005, 03:29 PM
Pfff, it's easy: rename it from .exe to .pkg! I'm working on Half Life 2 right now...

buggybear
Mar 13, 2005, 03:41 PM
I tried doing what the last reply said and changed it from .exe to .pkg and i opened it as a package and it launched the pkg opening program and came up with this error message: The Installer package "icytower_install_44" cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.

any ideas?

jeremy.king
Mar 13, 2005, 03:44 PM
I tried doing what the last reply said and changed it from .exe to .pkg and i opened it as a package and it launched the pkg opening program and came up with this error message: The Installer package "icytower_install_44" cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.

any ideas?

Yes...the post was sarcastic. Read post #2 for your real answer...

Darwin
Mar 13, 2005, 04:12 PM
Pfff, it's easy: rename it from .exe to .pkg! I'm working on Half Life 2 right now...

lol

If only it was that easy :D

tdhurst
Mar 13, 2005, 04:44 PM
I tried doing what the last reply said and changed it from .exe to .pkg and i opened it as a package and it launched the pkg opening program and came up with this error message: The Installer package "icytower_install_44" cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.

any ideas?

Send me $550. I have a special program that will make it work.

Daveway
Mar 13, 2005, 04:57 PM
How about getting VPC7 and being able run anything Windows. ;)

Sun Baked
Mar 13, 2005, 05:03 PM
there's this really great 2d, simple, small windows game called Icy Tower (download at www.freelunchdesign.com/games.shtml). i would really appreciate if someone could show me how to convert it to the mac platform.
Thanks in advanceThis will help get you started...

The main page Getting Started With Porting (http://developer.apple.com/referencelibrary/GettingStarted/GS_Porting/)

If you have no idea what we are talking about when we say source code and binary -- then all of this is a pointless exercise (x86 apps don't run on the Mac.)

If you still don't trust us that x86 apps don't run of the Mac -- fill up your unleaded car with diesel, and that's how well a Windows binary runs on the Mac. ;)

To get around this problem use an emulator, like VirtualPC.

pdpfilms
Mar 13, 2005, 05:42 PM
appleretailguy

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Originally Posted by buggybear

I tried doing what the last reply said and changed it from .exe to .pkg and i opened it as a package and it launched the pkg opening program and came up with this error message: The Installer package "icytower_install_44" cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.

any ideas?




Send me $550. I have a special program that will make it work.





He's lieing! Send me your mac, and i'll fix it for you.

Darwin
Mar 13, 2005, 07:48 PM
He's lieing! Send me your mac, and i'll fix it for you.

Now your lieing

Well not really, you never said anything about returning it :p :D