Installation of Macglide software doesn't recognize system folder...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by radareyes, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. radareyes macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008

    I'm trying to install Macglide software, which for those who don't know uses OpenGL to emulate the now outdated 3Dfx video cards, thus allowing one to use outdated software (in my case, Deus Ex). For some reason, however, the installation process is interrupted by a message that says my system folder isn't able to be recognized, despite the fact that it's clearly present on my hard drive. If anyone has any ideas as to how I might make the system folder recognizable, they would be much appreciated. For the record, I'm running Mac OS 10.3.9.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Does Deus Ex require the Classic environment (or booting into Mac OS 9)? If it does, make sure your Classic folder is blessed. One way to check this is to open System Preferences, click Classic, and make sure it recognizes the System Folder as a valid Classic folder.
  3. radareyes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
    Yes, Deus Ex will only run in Classic or by rebooting into 9.22, and my Classic preferences do recognize the system folder.

    What I've been encountering thus far (which is what inspired me to pursue the installation of the MacGLide software) while running the game in 9.22 using this mac's Rage 128 card (which in the past has been capable of handling the game's hardware requirements) is a crash shortly following the game's initial loading screen, about a second or two into the first cut-scene.


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