Car Builder App?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by guzhogi, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Hello all, I work in a school, and we have an Applied Tech teacher. He used an app called Car Builder from a now defunct company called Optimum Resource. Well, I upgraded his Mac to 10.7, and now Car Builder doesn't run as it's a PowerPC app. Like I said, the company that made the app is now defunct, so I can't get any updates for it, or even buy a Windows version.

    Does anyone know of a different app he can use? Windows or Mac is fine, although it has to run on either Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.7. Some of the other software he needs for curriculum needs the older OSes to run.

    If you haven't used Car Builder before, it allows you to design a car, and then see what kind of drag the car would have. Although the company is now defunct, it's web site is still active:

    It's a cool app, but my district is kinda dragging its feet to find a more updated Applied Tech curriculum / computer software and hardware. :(
  2. blackboxideas macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Do you have a copy of the old OS? I'm assuming it was something like Snow Leopard?

    You could consider running a Virtual Machine with Snow Leopard and installing the car app on that...

    I use VirtualBox (mostly because it's free) to run my VMs.

    Guide to running SL on a VM in Lion: here

    Maybe worth a shot if other/updated software is off the cards for now?

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