American Mcgee's alice demo not working

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by marmaladeboy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. marmaladeboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2008
    I just bought this MB (2.4) Hadn't configured a thing.
    I downloaded American Mcgee's alice demo from
    When I unpack it I clicked at the icon and This messeges came up.

    I don't know what to do...
    Please help!
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    That is an old game that runs on the older power pc architecture. The new intel macs are not compatible with the game or at least the demo hence your game is failing to launch.
  3. Whimsy macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Even though this doesn't help your problem... This game is AMAZING. Alot of fun hours out of this one!
  4. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Sep 7, 2005
    That is just cruel :p

    In any case, I believe that game is for Classic (OS9) only. Leopard doesn't come with Classic support. I don't remember if Tiger did. Panther and before did for sure though. I'm not sure if there's a way to get Classic support for Leopard.
  5. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Actually, you can Run Alice on OS X. I believe it was on the the very first mac games to support OS X. That said, it sounds like MacRumoreUser is correct. :(
  6. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

    Lord Zedd

    Oct 24, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    I never got it to install correctly on any of my computers. :mad:
  7. Fogtripper macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    WONDERFUL game!
    Well, until it became maddeningly difficult. That said, the mood set between the music, environment, story and such was/is simply amazing.

    Someone should redo it for Intel, along with perhaps a Wizard of Oz version. :)
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Agreed. This is one of my favorite games of all time. I think I still have the Windows version around somewhere.
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Actually, this problem is not intel/PPC related--I got the same error when I installed the demo on my powerbook. For whatever reason they never fixed this problem.

    The good news is that the full version will run great: the latest Alice patch is a universal binary.
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Yes, good game. Rather confusing though.

    I gave up when it became too difficult / confusing.
  11. dementia13 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2008
    Classic vaporware. There was a picture in Wired a few years back of one of the flying monkeys from "American McGee's Dorothy", and it looked awesome. Don't know what ever happened to that game. "Alice", you ought to be able to find a copy cheap these days, and it would be worth picking up. (I'm sure that has it cheap). Some of the boss battles are overly difficult, but overall it's a very cool game. It's OS X native. It would be running in Rosetta, but it's old enough that it should run well. Classic compatibility, by the way, it was there in Tiger, it was the Intel Macs which killed Classic. There's already one compatibility layer to run Rosetta, and if you had to do Classic on top of that, you'd be getting 68K-type performance.
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    No, as I already stated, It's a Universal Binary, thanks to Brad Oliver. Apparently he really likes the game, so he decided to go ahead and update it despite its age. It's probably the oldest game that got converted to UB!
  13. dementia13 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2008
    Better yet. But it might not be the oldest: I have a UB version of Myth II, and there might be some versions of Doom and Quake out there (Alice is based on the Quake III engine).
  14. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I just installed Alice under bootcamp last night and relived some fond memories. What a wonderful game!
  15. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Great game. I forgot about the UB--I'll have to reinstall and play it again! I guess I can crank the detail to absurd levels now...

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