opening .uif file

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  1. sepandee macrumors regular

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    I have this .uif file which I think I have to decompress and mount to a CD/DVD. How do I do that in mac os x 10.4.9?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    If it is able to be opened, Disk Utility in your Utilities folder, in your Applications folder will open it for you.

    I have heard for certain archived files, if they don't open you can change the extension to .iso, and then they'll open.
     
  3. sepandee thread starter macrumors regular

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    From what I remember from working with a .iso file years ago in windows, it's not so much as opening the file (opening it doesn't do anything), but decompressing it and then mounting it on to a cd. How do I do that?
     
  4. sepandee thread starter macrumors regular

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    K i tried to open it in disk utility with both extensions and it didn't work. Help?:confused:
     
  5. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    .uif is a MagicISO image file, and AFAIK MagicISO is only available for Windows.
     
  6. offtheroad macrumors regular

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    .uif

    Any new ideas on opening it on a Mac? It's a Swift 3D tutorial 581MB you may email me
    jbechdel@comcast.net
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Not as far as I know...MagicISO is the only thing that can handle it. If you've got Windows on your Mac, just get the software and use that to open it and convert to something else. Otherwise, find a PC.
     
  8. khansari macrumors newbie

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    Possible Solution

    The next hit from this on Google while I was looking for a solution to UIF files on Mac was the following:

    http://vafer.org/blog/20080124001224

    This solves the conversion from UIF to ISO so you can mount it on a Mac.

    Caution: A command line utility is provided, so you have to have basic Terminal usage knowledge (or read the instructions in the comments there).

    Good luck...:)
     
  9. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    This tool works great, I have used it in the past. If you are using it to work with a file over 2GB, you have to recompile it with 64 bit support.
     
  10. julianbc macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to get this to work, but I keep getting an 'invalid argument' error. Any ideas? I'm using leopard and trying to convert a 2.75 gb file
     
  11. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Did you recompile it as a 64 bit binary?
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'd be very interested to know how you compile the source for 64-bit too actually :eek:
     
  13. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Open up the Makefile, set the CFLAGS line so it is:

    Code:
    CFLAGS  += -O2 -arch x86_64
    Run make, then you're all set.

    Obviously you should have a 64 bit processor for doing this (Core 2 Duo). If you are doing a PPC compile, use:

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    CFLAGS  += -O2 -arch ppc64
    You'll need a G5 to do this.

    For 32 or 64 bit users on either architecture that want to do a less processor specific compile, you can try:

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    CFLAGS  += -O2 -m64 
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the instructions! I know absolutely nothing about compiling anything so I may well be back with problems :eek:

    I'm on a Mac Pro (Xeon) so I will be fine regarding being able to "make" 64-bit.

    Will give it a go...
     
  15. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    I can perhaps just post a binary of it if people want it. That may be easier.
     
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  17. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Here it is compiled for 64 bit Intel and 64 bit PowerPC as a universal binary. You'll need a Core 2 Duo or a G5. If you have any problems, let me know.
     

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  18. khansari macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Great going. Thanks for posting the 64-bit version. I'm sure we'll quickly run into a file larger than 2 Gb. This will be handy...
     
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  21. Michael C macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this. I'm using an iMac G5 and I'm getting this error:

    -bash: ./uif2iso: Bad CPU type in executable

    Can you help?
     
  22. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the delay in replying. If that binary doesn't work, I'm not sure what to suggest other than compiling it yourself. I don't have a G5 to test it on. If you need help compiling it, send me a PM.
     
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    Can you repost compiled 64bit latest version ?
     

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