help converting windows games to mac...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by buggybear, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    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
     
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    yellow

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    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.
     
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    Darwin

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    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
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Pfff, it's easy: rename it from .exe to .pkg! I'm working on Half Life 2 right now...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    i changed .exe to .pkg and it didn't work...

    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?
     
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    jeremy.king

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

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    lol

    If only it was that easy :D
     
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    tdhurst

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    Yep...

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

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    How about getting VPC7 and being able run anything Windows. ;)
     
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    Sun Baked

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    This will help get you started...

    The main page Getting Started With 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.
     
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    pdpfilms

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

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    Now your lieing

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

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