The Leopard Thread

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  1. YaBe, May 30, 2018
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    YaBe macrumors 6502a

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    Supported hardware
    :
    • Leopard can run on the later flat-panel iMac G4s
    • iMac G5
    • iMac Intel Core Duo
    • iMac Intel Core 2 Duo
    • PowerBook G4
    • Power Mac G4
    • Power Mac G5
    • iBook G4
    • MacBook
    • MacBook Pro
    • MacBook Air
    • Mac Pro
    • Mac Mini
    • Xserve
    • Xserve G5
    • Xserve RAID
    • Macintosh Server G4
    • Later eMac models

    Installation on unsupported G4 hardware:

    Leopard Assist:
    For easy installation of Leopard on some unsupported G4s (<867Mhz), try Leopard Assist.

    Manual method:
    Leopard can run on any older Macs that have a G4 processor and AGP-based graphics, so the "Sawtooth" Power Mac G4 onwards, simply by circumventing the 867 MHz processor speed check. This can be done either by modifying the OSinstall.mpkg file on the Leopard DVD to make a DVD that will install on any suitable Mac as it if were supported (when burning the DVD, if using a singe-layer disc delete the Xcode Tools package from the Optional Installs folder on the root of the image, as well as the packages in /System/Installation/Packages for all of the printer drivers and all of the foreign languages packs (do not delete AsianLanguageSupport.pkg though, this is not a language pack and will cause the installation to fail if it is not present), or by using an unmodified DVD and running one of the following commands in Open Firmware to temporarily (until next reboot) fake a supported CPU speed:

    (1) Hold the Command, Option, O and F keys together when starting the Mac and only release them once the Open Firmware command line has appeared.
    (2) Insert the unmodified Leopard DVD into the Mac’s DVD drive.
    (3) Run the following script exactly as below (including capitals), press Enter after each line and check that Open Firmware displays "ok" :

    For single-CPU Macs:
    Code:
    dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@0
    d# 867000000 encode-int " clock-frequency" property
    boot cd:,\\:tbxi
    
    For dual-CPU Macs:
    Code:
    dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@0
    d# 867000000 encode-int " clock-frequency" property
    dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@1
    d# 867000000 encode-int " clock-frequency" property
    boot cd:,\\:tbxi
    

    Installation on G4 Yikes! and upgraded Beige & Blue & White G3s
    Leopard can also be made to run on older non-AGP Macs that have a G4 processor (the "Yikes!" Power Mac G4) or that have been upgraded to a G4 (Power Mac G3 "beige" and "blue and white", older Power Macs, etc) but this also requires the addition of further kexts and installation using another Mac as the Leopard DVD will not be bootable.

    Leopard cannot run on a G3 processor (not even the 900 MHz iBook G3 models even though they exceed the minimum 867 MHz requirement) as Apple only compiled Leopard for AltiVec, which the G3 line of processors does not include.

    As of Mid 2010, some Apple computers have firmware factory installed which will no longer allow installation of Mac OS X Leopard. These computers only allow installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. However, some computers (such as the 2011 model of the Mac mini) can have Leopard installed on them without hacking.


    ATI Rage 128 and ATI Rage Pro graphics cards/chips:
    Apple removed the drivers for these from Leopard so it will run on them but with no graphics acceleration. The Tiger kexts for them can be added back - download link in thread https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/tip-ati-rage-128-in-leopard.1691634, after placing in the /System/Library/Extensions folder apply permissions as follows (easiest way is using the utility BatChmod) before rebooting: owner root RWX, group wheel R-X, everyone R-X.


    Minimum RAM:
    512 MB of RAM (additional RAM (1 GB) is recommended for development purposes)

    Minimum Hard Drive Space / Partition Size:
    9 GB

    Release Date

    October 26, 2007

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    Apple Software Updates

    Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update (Client)

    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl866

    Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update (Server)
    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl897

    Security Update 2011-004 for Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Client)
    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1404

    Security Update 2011-004 for Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Server)
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1405

    QuickTime 7.7
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7964/apple-quicktime#

    iTunes 10.6.3
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1575

    Safari 5.0.6
    Can't find support article any more, direct link from Software Update catalogue is http://swcdn.apple.com/content/down...0yoc1qgiopxcjwex77frse/Safari5.0.6Leopard.pkg

    Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10
    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1359

    Migration Assistant update for Leopard
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1434

    AirPort Utility 5.6.1 for Leopard/Snow Leopard
    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1536

    Front Row 2.1.7
    https://support.apple.com/kb/dl796

    Compatible applications (link where available to latest version)


    Audio Production
    • Ableton Live 8.4.2
    • Audacity 2.1.0
    • Digidesign Pro Tools LE 8.0.1 (PPC) 8.0.5 (Intel)
      (Pro Tools LE 7.4.2cs4 is both Leopard & Tiger compatible)
    • GarageBand '09 5.1 (iLife '09)
    • Logic Pro 9 (with 9.0.2 update for PowerPC)
    • Native Instruments (Standalone and AU/VST/RTAS Plugins):
      • - Absynth 3.0.2
      • - GuitarRig 2.0.0
      • - Massive 1.1.4
      • - Reaktor 5.1.5
      • - Spektral Delay 1.6.0
      • - Vokator 1.2.0
    • Propellerhead Reason 4.0
    • Renoise 2.7.2
    • Sibelius 6
    • Soundtrack Pro 2.0.2
    • Steinberg Cubase 5.5.3

    Audio Utilities & Music Players
    • Audion 3.0.2
    • Airfoil 3.5.2
    • GimmeSomeTune 3.7.5
    • iTunes 10.6.3
    • MidiKeys 1.8
    • SoundJam MP
    • WireTap Studio 1.3.1
    • Vox 0.2.7.1

    Graphic Design & Photography
    • Blender 2.63a
    • Acorn 1.5.5
    • Adobe CS 3 --OR--
    • Adobe CS 4 (updates: Acrobat 9.5.5, Adobe Drive 1.0.1, Adobe Output Module 2.1, Camera Raw 5.7, Contribute CS4 5.0.2, Fireworks CS4 10.0.4, Flash CS4 10.0.3, InDesign CS4 6.0.5, Photoshop CS4 11.0.2, Version Cue 4.0.1)
    • Adobe Reader 9.5.5
    • Adobe Lightroom 2.7
    • Aperture 2.1.4
    • Art Directors Toolkit 4.0
    • Brush Pilot 2.0
    • Color Schemer Studio 2.0.1
    • GraphicConverter 7.6.2
    • iPhoto 8.1.2 (iLife '09)
    • Little Snapper 1.0.2
    • Maya 8
    • Paintbrush 2.1.2
    • Pixelmator 1.5.1
    • Picturesque 2.1.5
    • Photopresenter 2.6
    • Seashore 0.5.1
    • Sketchbook Pro 2.0
    • Suitcase Fusion 12.1.1
    • The Print Shop Pro 2.0.3 U
    • RawTherapee 4.5

    Office & Productivity
    • 1Password 2.12.1
    • AppleWorks 6.2.4
    • Bean 3.1.1
    • Bento 4.0.2 (possibly 4.0.7?)
    • Calibre 0.7.28
    • Delicious Library 2.8.5
    • Evernote 2.2.3
    • FileMaker Pro 11.0.4.401
    • iWork '09 (with 9.0.5 update)
      • - Keynote 5.0
      • - Numbers 2.0
      • - Pages 4.0
    • Mariner Write
    • Microsoft Office 2008 v12.3.6
    • Microsoft Office 2011 [Intel]
    • Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1
    • Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.1
    • NoteBook 3.1
    • myTexts 5.5
    • Readiris Pro 11
    • Stone Create 14.4.1
    • StoryMill 3.2.3
    • Ulysses 1.6f
    • The Hit List 1.0.4
    • WriteRoom 2.5

    Web Browsers
    • TenFourFox FPR17 (45.16.0)
    • Leopard WebKit 604.4.6
    • OneWindowBrowser 1.1
    • Roccat 8.0
    • Stainless
    • Tor Browser 3.5.4

    Web Development
    • Coda 1.7.5
    • CSSEdit 2.6
    • Espresso 1.1
    • iWeb 3.0
    • MAMP 1.9.6.1
    • RapidWeaver 4.3.0
    • Taco HTML Edit 1.7.2

    Network Tools
    Syncing with your phone
    • DropCopy
    • PhotoSync

    Software Development

    Video Playback & Encoding

    Video Production
    • Final Cut Express 4.0.1
    • Final Cut Studio 2 [PowerPC]
      • - Final Cut Pro 6.0.6
      • - Motion 3.0.2
      • - LiveType 2.1.3
      • - Cinema Tools 4.0.1
      • - Color 1.0.4
      • - Compressor 3.0.5
      • - DVD Studio Pro 4.2.1
    • Final Cut Studio 3 [Intel] (with Pro Apps Update 2010-02 - updates it to Final Cut Pro 7.0.3)
    • iDVD 7.0.4 (iLife '09)
    • iMovie '09 8.0.6 (iLife '09)
    • iMovie HD 6.0.4
    • Screenflow 2.1.11

    Disk & Maintenance Utilities
    • AppCleaner 1.2.2
    • Burn 2.5.1
    • Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.7ƒ
    • Disco 1.0.3
    • DiskWarrior 4.2
    • OmniDiskSweeper 1.7
    • OnyX 2.0.6
    • Toast Titanium 9.0.7 or 10.0.9
    • Intech SpeedTools 3.9.1
    • SuperDuper! 2.7.1
    • Temperature Monitor 4.98

    Benchmarking Utilities
    • Geekbench 2.2.7
    • GioFX OpenMark 1.60
    • OpenGL Extensions Viewer 3.15
    • Xbench 1.3

    Graphics Utilities
    • ATI Displays 4.5.7
    • ATIccelerator 1.0.6b
    • Flux 1.1

    General Utilities
    • Esperance DV (RAM Disk) 2.3
    • GeekTool 2.1.2
    • Mactracker 7.4.1
    • MenuMeters 1.8.1
    • Pacifist 3.0.10
    • PPCAppStore V2.1
    • RightZoom 1.8.1
    • Scroll Reverser 1.5.1
    • SizeUp 1.2.1
    • Stone StarMores
    • Stone XaoS
    • StuffIt Expander/Deluxe 2011 (15.0.4)
    • Tuxera NTFS for Mac (2005-RC)
    • The Unarchiver 3.2
    • UnrarX 2.2
    • Windowshade 4.3

    Theming and Customization
    • Aqua Extreme
    • CandyBar 3.3.4
    • Iconverter 0.9
    • Img2icns 1.2.2
    • LeopardRebirth 1.2
    • LeopardRebirth Remover 1.0
    • Mountain Leopard
    • Nocturne 2.0.0
    • Secrets 1.0.6
    • Transbar

    Open Source Package Managers & Tools
    • MacPorts 2.5.0
    • Tigerbrew
    • XQuartz (X11) 2.6.3

    Emulators & Virtualization
    • DOSBox 0.74
    • QEMU 2.2.1
    • Parallels Desktop 7.0.15107 [Intel]
    • SheepShaver 2.4 (20140201)
    • VirtualPC 7.0.3 (PowerPC only) - (Runs Windows XP and earlier - max 512MB allocated RAM)
    • VMware Fusion 3.1.4.683826 (32- or 64-bit Intel only)

    Games
    • 4x4 EVO 2
    • Call of Duty 2
    • Civilization III
    • Doom 3 v1.3.1
    • Halo v2.0.3
    • Lemonade Tycoon
    • Machinarium v10.0.32.18
    • Max Payne
    • Minecraft v1.5.1
    • Oni
    • Prey v1.2 b116
    • Spider-Man 2
    • Unreal Tournament 2004 v3369.2
    • World Of Goo 1.3.0
    • XIII

    (Add links if you got 'em!)


    Leopard tweaks:

    Designable.nib removal
    After installing Leopard and all applicable updates, run the following in Terminal to save disk space by removing the designable.nib debug files that Apple seemingly mistakenly left in Leopard (they were not in previous or subsequent versions) - I have always done this with no problems, but this is at your own risk if it breaks anything, read more at https://appleinsider.com/articles/08/06/27/solving_the_mystery_of_snow_leopards_shrinking_apps
    Code:
    sudo find / -type f -name designable.nib | awk -F '\t' '{print "\""$1"\""}' | xargs rm -v
    
    2D Dock
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
    
    Restore 3D Dock
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean NO; killall Dock
    

    Monolingual:

    Shed several hundred megabytes more by removing international localization and multi-architecture features. For further space saving, try Monolingual (version 1.4.5) to strip unused localization / language support as well as unused Intel (or PowerPC) binary code.
     
  2. AphoticD, May 30, 2018
    Last edited: May 30, 2018

    AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Good idea. Can you edit this thread as a wiki post and we can all contribute like on the other version specific threads? (e.g. "The Puma Thread" & "The Panther Thread").

    I'll start compiling some version numbers and links of my favourite apps.
     
  3. YaBe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would... if I knew how :D.

    EDIT:
    Never mind, Found it :D
     
  4. tdbmoss, May 30, 2018
    Last edited: May 30, 2018

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    #4
    I have added the notes for installing on sub-867 MHz G4 systems, all Apple updates for Leopard (and changed existing links to the English language versions), and some more applications. I've kept copies of all of the updates and most of the last Leopard/PowerPC-compatible applications for if they become hard to find online.
     
  5. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    #5
    Excellent work people! I've just added references to Leopard Assist and Monolingual.
     
  6. galgot, May 30, 2018
    Last edited: May 30, 2018

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    #6
    Added TorBrowser 3.5.4 , RawTherapy 4.5 and SSHTunnel v1.6.
    Leopard compatibles apps are so many, we'll have to tidy by themes...
     
  7. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    #7
    Added a massive dump of apps and their latest working versions which I found on my Leopard Macs - organized into categories.

    Download links to come for non-commercial products where possible...
     
  8. YaBe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow massive work there my friend, and also I really prefere the way apps are divided now, way better than by vendor.
     
  9. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    #9
    Thanks! What I like about seeing this particular compilation of apps is that it is a reminder of just how much great software we have on Leopard (PowerPC).

    It can be very easy to see an old Mac as useless when you have no third party software installed and all of the modern software stores, services and vendors have deleted any references to PowerPC compatibility... But just look at this list of amazing apps!

    And there is much, much more out there.

    @SourceSunTom started a beautiful looking Mac App Store clone for Leopard apps which was distributed with LeopardRebirth (http://www.leopardrebirth.com ) however being a closed source service it all depends on a one man operation to maintain.

    Once we get all the links in, this thread could be a great resource. But we are still depending on each vendor to keep their download links active... does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions on this?

    It’s a shame to see software version links disappear as archive.org doesn’t always catch everything. Without all this great software (and more) our platform becomes completely redundant...

    So if anything we must become the curating archivists of our own platform, because nobody else cares! :apple:
     
  10. YaBe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would be willing to use my hosting to mantain copies of that, if that is legal and or allowed, I would guess as many app would require a serial wich I would not be giving anyway....

    My current main machine is a G5 so I know wery well they are not useless machines, I have an iPad Pro for internet and few apps, but my main work is done on the G5!
     
  11. pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    #11
    Added "Syncing with your phone" section, with DropCopy, an app which allows you to simply drop a file in a window to send it to your iPhone or to another PC, and PhotoSync, a great app STILL UPDATED FOR PPC MACS, which allows you to sync your photos and videos from your Android phone or your iPhone easily and rapidly. Also added in "Theming and customization" Transbar, which provides a transparent menu bar effect on macs which doesn't support Core Image
     
  12. Amethyst1, Jun 28, 2018
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    #12
    I don't seem to be able to edit the first post, so here's a couple of additions:

    Audio Production
    • Renoise 2.7.2
    • Steinberg Cubase 5.5.3
    Video Production
    • Final Cut Express 4.0.1
    Graphic Design & Photography
    • Paintbrush 2.1.2
    • Seashore 0.5.1
    Office & Productivity
    • Microsoft Office 2011 [Intel]
    • Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1
    • Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.1
    • Stone Create 14.4.1
    Disk & Maintenance Utilities
    • Disco 1.0.3
    • SuperDuper! 2.7.1
    Emulators & Virtualization
    • DOSBox 0.74
    • Parallels Desktop 7.0.15107 [Intel]
    General Utilities
    • RightZoom 1.8.1
    • Stone StarMores
    • Stone XaoS
     
  13. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Excellent! I've updated the 1st post to include your contributions.

    I started a list of download URLs a few weeks ago, but got a bit sidetracked... :)
     
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