Question about VMware/Parallels and Rosetta

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cjflury, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. cjflury macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    New York, NY
    So I have had a rather insane (to me anyway) idea, but hear me out...

    I just purchased Call Of Duty 4 from the App Store and like many users have become frustrated that you need to update the "punk buster" software it uses for multi-player manually. The sad part is I'm on Lion and the updater is PPC only :(

    The updater requires you to locate the install location for COD4 in order to patch it. Would it be possible to run Parallels/VMware with Snow Leopard (I have my original install discs) and have it edit a file like that in Lion? I remember using it to emulate Windows and I had the option to share folder permissions, curious to if it would be the same. I'm asking because I don't want to piss away a ton of time with this if somebody knows full on it will not work. Thanks in advance!

  2. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    No. In fact: you better hope a virtual machine can't touch anything on its host.

    Edit: A little googling suggests has a cure for you. Looks promising. The publisher really ought to wrench themselves into the 21st century, though-- Apple went Intel long, long ago.
  3. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    That should work....

    I googled "ppc apps on lion" and found this approach mentioned on several sites.

    One suggestion mentioned about trying to install Rosetta from a SL disk into your Lion OS install, does not work...

    So, check out some of the sites by searching as noted above....

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