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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9

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    Unhappy Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9
    I just downloaded SimCity 3000 onto my G3 Panther. It has 10.3.9 (default) and Mac OS 9 installed. In the folder I was provided it included 6 files, 1 BEFORE YOU INSTALL.rtf, 1 SimCity3000 Installer (document), 1 Quicktime Installer (folder), 1 SimCity 3000 (folder) and 1 torrent receipt.

    I clicked the BEFORE YOU INSTALL item and a text document appeared and this is what it said:

    PLEASE NOTE:

    1) Just open this folder and keep it in your hard disk or burn it on a CD.

    2) Click on "SimCity3000 Installer" and it should do the rest.

    3) Enjoy!

    P.S. This game was initially designed to run on Mac OS 9 (classic) and it works only with that version. In order to run the game you need to install OS 9 in your current OSX (can be Panther or Tiger) and once installed, it will open as a simulator.

    If you don't know where to find it, try to check on your Mac OSX installation CD that came with your computer and it should be there.
    I tried double-clicking the Installer, but says "There is no default application specified to open the document 'SimCity3000 Installer'," and then prompts me to select an application.

    Nothing I know of can open a document from Mac OS 9. I tried starting up Classic and then opening it, but nothing changed.

    What am I doing wrong? I really want to play this game!

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9
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    boot the entire machine in to os 9

    start up and press the option key, you should get the option to boot in to panther or os 9

    boot up OS 9 and run the installer not from classic, but while in OS 9 itself

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9

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    I tried that, but I get an go button (arrow), restart button (curved arrow), and the symbol of my harddrive with an X next to it. Does this mean my only option is OS X? If so how do I change that? I know I have Classic and I have a OS 9 System Folder. And I supposed to have an OS 9 Harddrive too?


    Pardon if these are stupid questions, I'm more software oriented.

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9
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    OK, in os x system preferences

    there is an option start-up disk

    do you get he option to start from os 9 from there?

    Should be 9.2.1

    PS If you boot from os 9, to get back to OS X, the option is in OS 9's control panels under the apple menu

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9

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    Alright I got to the OS9 screen and I tried opening the installer, but it says it can't open it because I don't have the program the Installer was written in. Would anyone know what that was and where I can download it?

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9
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    The installer should be an application however something has gone wrong in the transfer and something is messed in the datafork.

    If you downloaded it on a PC and then transferred to the mac uncompressed it probably messed it up. I would suggest getting it again and preferably on the mac.

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    Problems installing SimCity 3000 on Mac OS 9

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    That's what I've been doing.

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