Photoshop failed installation

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    justperry

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    I found this:

    System requirements | Photoshop

    So, it seems it's PPC only.
     
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    maflynn

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    I agree with the prior assessment - CS2 is way too old to try to install it one the rMBP.

    Apple has changed a lot of the innards of OSX since CS2 was the premier version, particularly with support being dropped for PPC programs (which occurred in a prior version of OSX).
     
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    It can run through Rosetta, meaning if your machine can use Snow Leopard, it might work. CS2 is actually a pretty decent release for older hardware. It can't efficiently use a lot of memory, so for anyone doing that I'd go 4GB + ssd, maybe 8 if you keep a lot open in the background. CS3 was the first that ran properly on Intel. I don't think it installs well on Lion or Mountain Lion either. It seems like it works for some who have upgraded from older versions of OSX with it already installed.
     
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    I don't know which rMBP NikkiJayne has but the oldest OS supported by any retina is 10.7.4 (Lion).
     
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    We only have one generation of retina macbook pros with 13" and 15" models. I'm not sure if Snow Leopard works on them, but CS2 was definitely PowerPC era code. It wasn't compiled as a universal binary or for X86 under OSX. Doh just noted NikkiJayne is the OP. I'm getting over a nasty cold, so my posts contain more mistakes. Anyway here's a blog post from Adobe around that time. From that page...

    Note larger images were painful without a mac pro at that time. It's also a 32 bit application, so an ssd is advisable. It relies more on scratch disks than ram. This might be easier to use on Windows. It might work under Windows 7.
     
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    The minimum OS version for the 15 inch is 10.7.4 and for the 13 inch is 10.8.1.
     
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    The ones they were giving away for Windows work fine under Windows 7, I have them installed on my Win 7 Ultimate partition on my MacBook Pro.
     

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