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Mac OS X Rewrites?


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Hi.

 

A short question. In the Spiderweb Software Compatibility Guide it says:

Avernum 1-3 - These games will only run on versions of the Macintosh OS prior to 10.7 (Lion). We are currently working on rewrites of these games that will run on the newer versions of the Macintosh operating system. However, the necessary revisions are extensive, and the process will take some time.

 

Does that refer to the rewrites with the new engine (like Avernum: Escape from the Pit) or is there going to be a new version of the same Avernum 1/2/3 games (that I loved so much) that runs on Intel machines at some point in the future?

 

In either case, what is the schedule for these releases?

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Rewrites refers to Avernum: Escape from the Pit and about the end of this year Avernum 2: Crystal Souls with the last one maybe 2 years later. There was a minor patch to let Avernum 1 to 3 run natively on Intel CPUs when Apple switched from Power PC.

 

You can run current versions using the Windows version under Wineskin for OS 10.7. They are here

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There was a minor patch to let Avernum 1 to 3 run natively on Intel CPUs when Apple switched from Power PC.

 

No, there was not. The games were upgraded to use the Carbon framework and run natively in OS X as PowerPC apps, so they could run on Intel Macs running 10.6 or lower utilizing Rosetta, but they were never made Intel-native.

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