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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2006
    No kids games are compatible?

    Just got a new iMac for Christmas for the kids, and have multiple games that are "Macintosh" compatible, however NONE of them will install.

    They all seem to have the "Stop" (circle with the line through it) on the install executable files.

    Is it something I am doing wrong, is there a way to get these to work?

    they have to be able to work, I have tried about 6 different games and same issue with all of them.

    Thanks a lot :radioacti

  2. #2

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Are these games for the PowerPC Apple computers or the Intel Apple computers?
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2006
    I think it's PPC.

    Is there no way to play these on the Intel's?

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    iMac Core Duo 17'' 1.83 ghz 512 mb ram
    they should run in rosetta. i have ran old power pc games on my intel machine before.

  5. #5

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    Nov 04, 2006
    twin cities, mn, usa
    ditto. they could be classic games though. that may be a problem.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    Some kids games have Windows & Mac on the same disc. Make sure your running the Mac software and not the Windows Executables

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2006
    ok, but like I said I am a Mac newbie.

    How do I run them in "Rosetta"?

  8. #8

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    Member Since
    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    Rosetta just lets you run PPC applications on Intel machines; it's entirely automatic and you don't have to do anything in particular. I think Gav or eric might be closer to the solution. What version of Mac OS do the games require? If it's less than 10, then they're 'classic' games and will not work on OS X on Intel.

    Out of interest, which file are you trying to run? There's usually a separate installer for the Mac version on the disk, as the normal SETUP.EXE or INSTALL.EXE are Windows only and can't ever work on a Mac.

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    Dec 18, 2005
    Devon, England
    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    check you are installing the correct files. as others have said some discs have windows and mac version on them. games should run through rosseta although they will be a little bit slower.

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