Mac App Store version of Quake 4 on a PowerPC Mac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    OK. Quake 4 initially came out for PowerPC Macs. It's on the App Store now - lists it requires an Intel Mac (on the App Store.)


    Does anybody know if I downloaded Q4 on an Intel Mac through the App Store if it's a universal binary, or it's been made Intel-only?
  2. macrumors 603


    Not trying to be a smart ass here but I think all software in the App store is Intel only, why put PPC/Universal in there?
    Might even be a requirement to be Intel only.
  3. macrumors 6502


    No way. Since Mac App Store runs only on Intel Macs with 10.6.8+ all software available there is obviously Intel-only.
    Apple has no reasons to endorse universal binaries anymore, especially on the MAS.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Yeah I figured it was Intel only, although I find it silly if a previously universal application is, for no reason, made Intel only when it's uploaded there. These days it seems as if some basic applications are made Intel-only when there's no reason other than the fact that the developer (whether Apple tells them to or) compiles it without Intel code.

    I mean, this coming from single-person developers who also distribute via the App Store, very basic stuff, with no obvious reason to require Snow Leopard or an Intel CPU.

    Ah well.

    Long live 2004.
  5. macrumors member

    I don't quite understand the problem here. If you want to play Quake 4, just purchase the original version for PPC. Can't be that expensive.
  6. macrumors P6


    Some of the MAS things do work on 10.6.0 and up. You just have to download it on a Mac with the App Store and transfer it over. I'd image some of the simpler apps may even work with 10.5 or 10.4 if you changed the minimum OS version within the app's info.plist.
  7. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

  8. macrumors 6502


    Still, this this doesn't solve this Intel-only issue.
  9. macrumors P6


    I never said it did. I only said you can run MAS apps on <10.6.6.

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