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Catastrophe.

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Is there anyway to get around this? I want to install Sims 2 on my iMac but can't 'cause it's a PowerPC app -____- It's really annoying me.
 

MichaelLAX

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Install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as VM inside Parallels Desktop or VMWare Desktop or VirtualBox.

Installing Snow Leopard Server into Parallels or VMWare is a much easier process (than installing Snow Leopard client): Apple is now selling Snow Leopard Server for $19.99 + sales tax & shipping costs at 1.800.MYAPPLE (1.800.692.7753) - Apple Part Number: MC588Z/A (telephone orders only).

This will give you concurrent access to Rosetta in Snow Leopard for running Sims 2 (and most other PowerPC apps):

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Installing Snow Leopard Server into Parallels or VMWare is a much easier process (than installing Snow Leopard client): Apple is now selling Snow Leopard Server for $19.99 + sales tax & shipping costs at 1.800.MYAPPLE (1.800.692.7753) - Apple Part Number: MC588Z/A (telephone orders only).
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MichaelLAX

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Yep, forgot to link to this guide, but then again, it is only one search away.

That thread is for installing Snow Leopard client into Parallels and is now out of date, given that Apple has recommenced selling Snow Leopard Server at a 95% discount (the same price as Snow Leopard client) and SLS is much easier to install into Parallels and its ilk!

Thank you for your recognition of my earlier work, which is now most likely a footnote in the history of Rosetta!

It would be BEST if you delete that link and not confuse anyone...
 
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That thread is for installing Snow Leopard client into Parallels and is now out of date, given that Apple has recommenced selling Snow Leopard Server at a 95% discount (the same price as Snow Leopard client) and SLS is much easier to install into Parallels and its ilk!

Thank you for your recognition of my earlier work, which is now most likely a footnote in the history of Rosetta!

It would be BEST if you delete that link and not confuse anyone...

Is deleted. Then any other guides out there?
 
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MichaelLAX

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Parallels provides its own instruction on how to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server and I assume that VMWare does the same for Fusion.

It is a very easy process now to install SLS in Parallels and does not suffer from any of the "corruption" issues that my process might encounter if Snow Leopard was not properly Shut Down before quitting Parallels.
 
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