Adobe CS4 on a new Mac Mini via VM?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Taustin Powers, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    Planning to buy a new Mac Mini, 3.2 Ghz 6 Core, 32 Gigs of RAM, 2 TB storage.

    I still use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere from time to time, but I don't wanna pay their rental fees. If I run a Snow Leopard virtual machine on this Mac Mini via Fusion, and install CS4 on it, should I expect any issues with performance or compatibility? Is this a good idea?
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2018
    I run a HS vm for Billings pro server, it’s not an issue for me but I believe the gpu in the vm is quite basic.
  3. for this macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2014

    IME, Photoshop CS4 runs fine on Mojave.

    Illustrator CS4 has a little problem (from Yosemite onwards) about defaulting to the "Documents Folder" every time you choose open or place a file, you will have to do more mouse-clicks. People in Adobe's forum have been recommending DefaultFolderX as a solution for it. Other than that, it works fine.

    Haven't tried Premiere though.
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Can't help with the 2018 Mini, but FWIW I am still running Photoshop CS3 under Sierra on a 2012 Mini and 2013 MacBook Air. So I doubt that you would need to go all the way back to Snow Leopard for CS4.

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