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Tools for PowerPC Macs

Post Dec 29th '15, 21:33

If you're still on a PowerPC Mac (like me) you probably noticed some necessary tools for developing on AlephOne might be a little hard to find. Lucky for you I have them posted here. Blender is a free 3D modeling program however the latest versions require the dreaded intel only Snow Leopard. Luckily I found that Wayback Machine archived the last Leopard PPC build (2.63a) here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120717001 ... t-blender/
You're also going to need a way to run Weland, but you'll need the Mono Framework to do so. Unfortunately Mono stopped distributing old releases not too long ago and Wayback couldn't archive it due to Robots.txt. So I uploaded the last PPC version (2.10.2) to my google drive here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4MMIF ... sp=sharing
I can confirm these all work on Leopard PPC, not sure about Tiger. All other tools should work without problem. Happy Editing!
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PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 2nd '16, 11:19

After doing a bit more research I found that the last Tiger & Panther compatible build of Blender (2.49b) can be found here on Wayback: https://web.archive.org/web/20110209211 ... t-blender/
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 10th '16, 01:42

Please get a new computer.
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irons
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Post Jan 10th '16, 02:02

But if it weren't for this computer I wouldn't have found this community, for you see this is one of the last few games/communities that still supports the Power architecture.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 10th '16, 06:41

As fans of an old Mac game, I think we can appreciate the struggle to keep old stuff working and viable. But on the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if no one else has a use for those links you've posted. Still, I commend your good intentions.
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Crater Creator

Post Jan 12th '16, 04:59

Thank you. Anyways, do you know of a way I could make this thread in to a sticky so it stays at the top of the list?
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 12th '16, 06:45

Why don't you just bookmark the thread? You're acting like there are other people that care about PowerPCs.
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Wrkncacnter

Post Jan 12th '16, 18:11

I'm pretty sure there're other PPC users out there who could use it. After all, AlephOne appeared on PPC Latitude as one of the last PPC supported games: http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/2014/01/ ... -time.html
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PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Jan 13th '16, 00:41

I think the search feature can lead people back to this thread pretty easily.
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philtron

Post Jan 13th '16, 04:20

philtron wrote:I think the search feature can lead people back to this thread pretty easily.

Alright, that works.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 19th '16, 17:11

Before I conclude this thread may I ask what's with the hostility towards legacy users (specifically you Wrkncacnter)?
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 19th '16, 17:22

I only respect people that use 68k macs.
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Wrkncacnter

Post Jan 19th '16, 19:01

But a 68k Mac's not a new computer, you know like the one you desperately want me to get.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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Post Jan 20th '16, 01:14

Much as a stagnant pond will engender millions of mosquitoes, your old hardware has generated many threads. We're merely going after the source.

As a light in the darkness once said,

hotmodal wrote:i see where this is going
title screen 3d modle screenshot oblivion
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irons
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Post Jan 22nd '16, 18:30

PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Jan 22nd '16, 19:43

as long as this means you'll stop asking how to get around the limitations your hardware imposes, sure
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irons
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Post Jan 22nd '16, 20:03

There's a way around every limitation.

"Give a man everything and he won't know what to do with it, give a man limitations and he'll tear his way past them." -Linus Torvalds
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Jan 22nd '16, 20:51

http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kern ... 02866.html

Linus Torvalds wrote:Get rid of it. And I don't *ever* want to see that shit again.
patrick
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Post Jan 22nd '16, 22:39

3371-Alpha wrote:There's a way around every limitation.


3371-Alpha wrote:So Hopper, do you think you can find it in your heart to reimplement legacy OS X support by the time of the final release? Like I said before, I'm not that experienced building from source and you could do a far better job than I can.

Oh yes, a special thanks to you AlumiuN for helping to prove my point that back porting is still a possibility.


i know a sales team that would hire you in a heartbeat

well
like alberto camus said
solution is other people
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irons
(.Y.)

Post Jan 22nd '16, 22:49

also

3371-Alpha wrote:"Give a man everything and he won't know what to do with it, give a man limitations and he'll tear his way past them."


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irons
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Post Jan 22nd '16, 22:52

Who the hell is that? Jeffrey Dahmer?
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Jan 22nd '16, 22:58

PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Jan 22nd '16, 23:02

3371-Alpha wrote:Who the hell is that? Jeffrey Dahmer?

almost
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irons
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Post Jan 23rd '16, 00:24

3371-Alpha wrote:Even Torvalds likes PowerPC:
http://www.cnet.com/news/torvalds-switches-to-apple/

wheres the part where he asks other people to do everything for him
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irons
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Post Jan 23rd '16, 00:34

It's not that. I barley have experience compiling code, I've done a bit of MML before: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39240 ,but source can be a pain in the ass. Not sure what's worse, waiting 5 hours to build the code only to find that it failed and you have to start all over again to test different variables, or that if it does succeed then you realize that you didn't otimize it well and it runs at 5 fps.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
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