Rosetta: Will it run?

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  1. mathwhiz90601 macrumors 6502

    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?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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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
     
  3. mathwhiz90601 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mathwhiz90601

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    • Dunno what those are.

      Definitely. It was made 5 years before Apple started using intel chips.

    G5's hadn't been made yet. It was made for G3's at 500 Mhz.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    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.
     

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