Call of Duty 4 Demo for Mac

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  1. Macbeezle macrumors newbie

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    I ported it with a friend using a free copy of Cider. You'll need an Intel to run it though, but most of you guys have it.

    Download it from here

    Enjoy!

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  2. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    how did you get this..?

    there is no demo on the apple website, none on the official cod website, no news article on google or wikipedia..

    i havent actually dled it either but :S....
     
  3. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know there isn't, because they never made one. So, a friend and I downloaded the PC demo, installed it with Crossover, then implemented it into a free version of Cider.

    It won't be on Wikipedia, because it was just uploaded. ;)

    This isn't an official port also, so it won't be supported by Activision or any stuff like that.
     
  4. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    Nice!. just wondering (because i have crossover) could i download the pc demo and also use it on my crossover games?.
     
  5. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It won't run in Crossover, but you still need it to expand the .exe. You'll need the free version of Cider. I'll find you a link. You'll also need to a few files that I'll upload to Filefront.

    Also, you can just download the all 14 rars. It's a lot easier than moving a ton of files here and there and yadada. It should take you about 1 hour total, which is what it took me to download the whole .exe of the PC demo from Filefront.
     
  6. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    :O thanks well i already finished dling the .exe cod4 demo :p i have 1.2mb dl speed :p thanks for the links that youl provide me with file front :p
     
  7. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wait, so you downloaded the rars or the PC demo from Filefront?

    If you downloaded the demo, you'll need a copy of Cider.

    You also need a copy of a couple files, including the CoD4 Demo icon. Here they are.

    Okay, I'm going to write this as if you aren't a complete nub with Macs, which I assume you aren't since you're using Crossover. Don't be afraid to ask questions

    Just open the .exe in Crossover and install it. Install it into the winxp bottle. Don't worry, it won't mess up your computer.

    After installation, go to manage bottles, select is winxp then go to advanced. Click on Open C: Drive in Finder.

    You should see something called Common Files or Program Files. Open that and you should see the folder called Activision.

    Now here's where the Cider comes in....

    Expand the .zip of it

    Right-click on the Cider, click on Show Package Contents and follow this path...

    Contents -> Resources -> transgaming (it should be in the bottom right corner) -> c_drive. Create a folder called Program Files and stick the folder called Activision from the winxp bottle in Crossover in there.

    You still have a few other things to do...

    Go back to resources and replace the info.plist with the one I supplied you with. Then go to resources and replace the Cider icon with the CoD4 one. Then just go into Preferences which is in Resources and replace the config, dyndata.reg, system.reg, user.reg, and userdef.reg. There you have it! CoD4 Demo should run on your Mac if you have the right requirements! :)
     
  8. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    i dont get it but for some reason i cant open the cod4 installation .exe its 1.32gb and cant open it... oh god. i have 7.11 cross over as well.
     
  9. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That happened to me also. The only way you can get it working I think is open the .exe in Bootcamp, Parallels, or VMware Fusion. The easiest one to get is Bootcamp, but it's a pain in the butt to transfer back and forth. Try getting a trial version of parallels.

    Then just go to where ever you installed it, and move the whole Activision file back to Mac OS X. By the way, what are you specs?
     
  10. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    i have a 2.4 Ghz Aluminum macbook 4Gb Ram.

    i think i might get vmware fusion trial but than id have to install windows xp and blah. i think il just make time for dling your separate files.
    Just wondering what could i run with Cider port? could i run Bioshock from CD? or steam games such as Cod4 or CoH.?
     
  11. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You'd have to install Bioshock with Crossover then take the files from the C: Drive of winxp (Where you hopefully instally Bioshock) and move them into the transgaming folder. You'll also need to edit the info.plist to get it running.

    Not all games can run though, since Cider doesn't support Vista and it's made for graphics. I'm running Star Wars Battlefront II in it and it works fine, but some games will be a complete mess.

    About the Steam games, can you explain how Steam works please?

    With your spces, you'll be running CoD4 Demo fine and a ton of other games for Macs and PCs through Crossover and Cider.
     
  12. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    http://store.steampowered.com/
    steam is a program that lets you play games through steam. its basically a virtual store that lets you buy and play games through steam and use it via Crossover. But some games dont work through it such as ex. Company of Heroes.

    and about the cider thing what would i change on the info.plist?
     
  13. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    It should be posted that Steam can be a nightmare. When everything is working just right its great but the security and fail safes mean you can get stuck in their security loops with no real person to talk to. Many have gotten steam'd at steam. just check the web.
     
  14. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For the plist.info, I'm still learning about those. Just try running it in Bootcamp. You'll get an overall better performance than with Cider.
     
  15. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    well...
    looks like im screwed big time
    i cant install win xp on my mac and iv spent 22 hours trying it and since i cant.
    looks like im stuck with mac games.; (.
     
  16. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Back-up your hard drive and wipe your hard drive. I bet you're getting a message that's saying "The hard drive cannot be partitioned, blah blah blah." I got that also. Wiping worked for me.

    Anyway, how's the CoD4 Demo working for Mac?
     
  17. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    If you are getting that error just get a partitioner like iDefrag, it worked for me. :apple:
     
  18. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    i installed bioshock through crossover got the file and moved it into the transgaming folder into C_drive. After i set the plist than how do i start the game..? i read it up but apparently i need a file image or something like that?
     
  19. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Look for the Cider icon. It's called "game1.icns" I'm pretty sure it's in the resources folder. Take the bioshock icon and rename it "game1.icns" then simply replace the old one.

    Show me the path of Bioshock please.
     
  20. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    i got the icon for bioshock changes it to game1.icns than how to i play the game?

    and the path is:c:\2KGames\BioShock\Builds\Release
    and :c:\2K Games\BioShock\Builds\Release\Bioshock.exe

    Edit:
    this is what came when i ran Cider from Mac OS.
    /Users/sdfr12/Desktop/Cider.app/Contents/MacOS/cider ; exit;
    adam-macbook:~ sdfr12$ /Users/sdfr12/Desktop/Cider.app/Contents/MacOS/cider ; exit;
    /Users/sdfr12/Desktop/Cider.app/Contents/MacOS/cider: cannot find 'c:\2K Games\BioShock\Builds\Release\Bioshock.exe'
    logout

    [Process completed]

    i wrote the proper pathway but i have no idea why its saying it Cant find it.. perhaps because it was a no -cd crack bioshock.exe?...
     
  21. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Create a folder called "Program Files" in c_drive and put 2k games in there.
     
  22. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    so i found what the bug was fixed it and i ran it again.
    this time the game actually ran. but nothing happened. no windows popped up or anything just above in the left corner besides the apple sign it said "Game" and some other menus but didnt help at all.

    so i ran the coding Cider to see exactly what went wrong and this came up.
    err:fixup:pE_fixup_imports No implementation for MSVCR80.dll.438(_fstat32) imported from C:\Program Files\2KGames\BioShock\Builds\Release\Bioshock.exe, setting to 0xdeadbeef
    err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin d3d10.dll: dlopen(/Users/sdfr12/Desktop/Cider.app/Contents/Frameworks/libd3d10.dylib, 2): image not found
    err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin avrt.dll: dlopen(/Users/sdfr12/Desktop/Cider.app/Contents/Frameworks/libavrt.dylib, 2): image not found
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"bioshock"'
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_native_module could not open the executable image
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"squish"'
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"msvcr80"'
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"msvcp80"'
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"msvcr71"'
    err:dbghelp:pe_load_debug_info loading debug information failed for module '"binkw32"'
    err:dbghelp:SymGetModuleBase no module containing the address 0x7002b088 was found
    err:dbghelp:SymFromAddr could not find the module that contains the address 0x7002b088
    err:dbghelp:SymGetModuleBase no module containing the address 0x7002b088 was found
    err:dbghelp:SymFromAddr could not find the nearest symbol to the address 0x000000007c46e9d4
    err:dbghelp:SymFromAddr could not find the nearest symbol to the address 0x0000000010ca9724
    err:dbghelp:SymFromAddr could not find the nearest symbol to the address 0x0000000010ccbaaf
    err:dbghelp:SymFromAddr could not find the nearest symbol to the address 0x0000000010ce2b06
    err:seh:EXC_DefaultHandling Unhandled exception code c0000026 flags 1 addr 0x0
    err:SDL:SDL_DoQuit(): destroying mutex
    logout

    EDIT: no smily or tongue faces btw lol. and also some of these came up more than once but couldnt fit it all into one post : O...
     
  23. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    Also, i somehow got the setup extracted from CoD 4.exe so i guess i didnt have to install it onto a pc But what do i do now with this Setup folder :(.?
     
  24. Macbeezle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Show me a screenshot.

    Also, is this for bioshock? Or for CoD4 Demo? If it's for the demo, stop what you're doing and just download the 14 rars.
     

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