Messages on 10.6

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by andycarver, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. andycarver
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    I've only had SL for just over 2 years. I don't want I upgrade yet. Obviously messages has been created for lion users to reel them into ML.

    Has anyone found a way of getting messages on 10.6?
     
  2. pmz
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    $29, App Store.

    This "I'm afraid to update" business is beyond ridiculous. What do you think this is, Windows?
     
  3. Jagardn
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    Didn't you hear...Lion is the devil!!! ;)
     
  4. gumblecosby
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    Snow Leopard has ichat 5. Lion has iChat 6. Messages installs on top of ichat in the Lion beta. You wouldd probably have to port ichat 6 to snow leopard first before installing messages.

    If you have a test installation of snow leopard that you dont mind messing about with then maybe try installing messages using pacifist and hope for the best.
     
  5. Sky Blue
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    If you want messages, you do want to update. ;)
     
  6. InuNacho
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    Maybe the OP is a heavy expose/spaces user or requires Rosetta for necessary PPC applications.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch
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  8. ssn637
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    Well, I didn't have any success with Messages on 10.6

    First, I modified the SystemVersion.plist to make the installer think my system was updated to 10.7.3. Then I installed the Messages Beta and restarted. I then replaced Snow Leopard's iChat with the latest Lion version and attempted to start the application. No go. Just an error message pop-up asking to report the fault to Apple.

    Total bummer and unfair...first no iCloud for 10.6 (whatever happened to 10.6.9?) and now this. If AirPlay is made available to Core 2 Duo systems it may just be time to take the plunge, whatever the cost in battery life.
     

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