Baldur's Gate on Snow Leopard?!?!!?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by haze, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. haze macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    So, I upgraded to Snow Leopard and can't play BG2 or BGTutu. Grrrrr. My favorite games and the ones I still play the most. Anybody have any success getting them to work?
  2. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    although its kind of stupid, in the past with those old bioware games i have just run them in parallels

    i know i "shouldnt have to" but at the end of the day it just ends up being simpler, as there is a lot of advice about how to overcome bugs and stuff for the Windows OSes. And being so old performance isn't an issue

    That's not a great answer really is it but there it is :eek:
  3. haze thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    It was working under Leopard. I wonder what they did under SL that buggered it?
  4. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just out of curiosity, what happens when you try to launch BG?

    Edit: Also are you running it in Crossover or VM or something? Or is it native?
  5. haze thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    It is native. The icon just bounces up and down on the dock. I was trying BGII. I'll try BGTutu right now, but since it is using the BG2 engine, I don't have high hopes.
  6. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ok, out of curiosity, I did some digging around (surprisingly , info was a bit trickey to find)

    BG2 for the Mac seems to be a Carbonized gamed that was originally offered from Macplay.

    Macplay then folded and became Mumbo Jumbo, offering those low end games that are pretty much ubiquitous across all platforms (bejeweled etc etc other junk)

    Now, there was some changes bought into SL for Carbon applications, so probably there is some framework UI or library that is missing.

    Best bet is to launch your terminal and find the error message that is occurring as you launch the game. Put it back here and we might be able to help you further.
  7. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    The Windows versions work... BG2 in Wineskin or several of the older Cider wrappers... kinda funny the native version has issues.
  8. haze thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    I do have the Windows version, also. However, I no longer have a Windows machine. How does Wineskin/Cider work? Do I need a copy of Windows?

    I did get it to load last night. The icon bounced for about a minute and finally the game loaded, but was unstable. I'll try to post back with the error log if I can find it.
  9. kingwefe macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    able to get it to work on snow leopard

    hi i'm new to this forum, but i was able to get Baldur's gate 2 and Throne of Bhaal working on Snow Leopard here's how i did it:

    i had to change the permissions on the HD to read & write for everybody then it installed no problem i am able to play either Shadow of Amn or Throne of Bhaal with no bother at all i hope this will help if you needed to ask anything else i'll try and help

    thanks phil
  10. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    that is an EXTREMELY bad idea... if you ever run any malware on your machine, it will have access to EVERYTHING and screw up your whole drive... if a hacker ever gets access to your machine, they have full access to everything. There are many reasons why there are different permissions set up, you do not want to give full permission to everyone on all files on your machine.
  11. kingwefe macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    sorry I'm just saying that's how i was able to install it :(, i have turned it all back to what it was and it all still works. i apologize if I've offended
  12. coccoinomane macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    Non-drastic way to install Baldur's gate II on Snow LeopardSolution to the problem


    I managed to install BGII on Snow Leopard without having to modify permissions all over the hard disk. You just need to give the Installer located on the first CD (or disk image) super user privileges. Since the installer is a graphical application, the Terminal command "sudo" is not enough. There are many ways of solving this (i.e. of finding an equivalent to gksudo), the simplest of which consists of downloading the application Pseudo from here:

    Once you have launched Pseudo, just drag the installer's icon on Pseudo's icon, enter the password, and enjoy the installation.

    In order to perform a full installation, which is faster, go through the installation procedure on CDs 2, 3 and 4, taking care of selecting the maximum installation option.


  13. Salvatore.Dali macrumors newbie


    Dec 3, 2009

    I found this forum, naturally, looking for the solution to this problem, which turned out a lot simpler than expected.
    It worked for me, I thought it might work for you.

    My drive has always had difficulties reading stuff. In fact, I am quite disappointed with my optical drive experience on the MacBook Pro in general (I've owned 2, both 15" pre-unibody MacBook Pros). So after downloading but before trying the Pseudo path I decided to hook up my external DVD+/-RW Drive to expedite the process, for when I inserted the original game disc into my native drive, it not only took a minute and a half to pop up and open, but also refused to install the game, telling me that "The Classic environment is no longer supported." Once I put the game into my external drive, it popped up as it should, in a second, opened, and allowed me to run the install without any questions or difficulties (also, as it should).

    I am now off to play the game, which I just tested before posting this.

    15" MacBook Pro 4,1
    Mac OS 10.6.8
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    256 MB GeForce 8600M GT (NVIDIA)
    and, unfortunately, the crappy "HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N" optical drive.
  14. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    I have a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

    After reading this thread I just had try this game again.

    I have the MacPlay/Mumbo Jumbo version.

    It all installed fine, and works OK.

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