Rosetta: Will it run?

mathwhiz90601

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I'm planning on getting a new iMac in a few weeks to replace my 7-year-old iMac. Most of my programs (read: games) will probably run on SheepShaver or Rosetta.

My question: Will a game that says it will run on 10.0.4 be able to run in Rosetta?
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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It should run, if the following are true:
  • It uses ZERO kernel extensions
  • It is PowerPC-only
  • It doesn't depend on anything else, like G5-only code, that Rosetta doesn't support
 

mathwhiz90601

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It should run, if the following are true:
  • It uses ZERO kernel extensions


  • Dunno what those are.

    [*]It is PowerPC-only
    Definitely. It was made 5 years before Apple started using intel chips.

    [*]It doesn't depend on anything else, like G5-only code, that Rosetta doesn't support
G5's hadn't been made yet. It was made for G3's at 500 Mhz.
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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My question: Will a game that says it will run on 10.0.4 be able to run in Rosetta?
Rosetta is the emulation layer in Intel-based Macs to allow PPC code to run. It has no bearing on whether MacOS X 10.0.4-compatible code will run on your machine. Remember that Apple had MacOS X 10.0.4 running on Intel computers in the lab. The question is whether or not your game will run on MacOS X 10.4. Some 10.0.4 code will not run. If it will, then it will run on your computer.