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cannot install game - "cannot execute binary file"


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I appreciate if anybody would like to help me with this.

I've just downloaded Kelly Slater Pro Surfer. When I run the instalation for MAC (which is a Unix executable file) i get the following lines in my terminal:

PHP Code:
89-28-14-148:~ tsubwayh$ /Volumes/KSPS/KSPSMacInstaller ; exit;
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bash: /Volumes/KSPS/KSPS Mac Installercannot execute binary file
logout

[Process completed
Can you tell me what goes wrong and what can I do to make the game install?
Thanks!

Added: I am using a 2.93 core duo imac w 4gb ram and Snow Leopard.
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I really wanna play this game! anyone???
im new on the mac and may not know the best approaches to problems.
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That game is quite old - released in 2003. Many older programs need to be updated for newer OS releases on the Mac. Your best bet would be to contact the developer and see if they have updates for your OS.

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The thought just occurred to me that with the age of this game, it's likely compiled for PPC (the processor Macs used before the switch to Intel). In Snow Leopard, PPC emulation (Rosetta) is no longer installed by default. That could definitely explain this error.

Try installing Rosetta:

Snow Leopard: Installing Rosetta | TMO Quick Tip | The Mac Observer

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I remember that it prompted me to install it, so I guess it was installed. To be sure I checked if it is installed and it said that it is.

is there anything else i can do?
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Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
The thought just occurred to me that with the age of this game, it's likely compiled for PPC (the processor Macs used before the switch to Intel). In Snow Leopard, PPC emulation (Rosetta) is no longer installed by default. That could definitely explain this error.

Try installing Rosetta:

Snow Leopard: Installing Rosetta | TMO Quick Tip | The Mac Observer
Anyway to do the opposite to that and emulate intel on a PPC?

/Stupid Question.
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Finally managed to get the install going. I had to download another version of the game. But now i ran into another problem: When I launch the game, I get the settings window and when I click PLAY it says there is no game cd in the drive! Normally, the second ISO image should be mounted to play the game, but it does not work!
I have tried everything, even burned the two cds still the same problem.

Gurus and ordinary people, please help...
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