Whats Rosetta?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Ol3s, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Ol3s macrumors regular

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    I ve seen it in a lot of threads here and im wondering what it is.
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Rosetta is software that comes on (I think) every Intel Mac - it allows apps developed for the old PPC processors to run on an Intel Mac (however, it is limited to only apps made for the G3 and G4 PPC processors; the G5 is not supported).
     
  3. Ol3s thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting, is there like an application for it or smthn, or does it work automatically. Does it mean i can play ppc only games
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It works automatically. You can play PPC games as long as they meet all the other requirements listed.
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    It's completely transparent to the end user. If you're running a PPC app you wont even know, other than that it might be slightly sluggish.
     

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