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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
    "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".

    This landed in my email this morning and is another timely reminder about the impending release of macOS Catalina. No further support for 32bit games which you may have purchased or collected over the years and still have a fondness for.

    There will be no updated 64bit versions of older 32bit games.

    Some dedicated Mac Gamers are already making plans to run Mojave or earlier macOS on external drives, virtual machines or dual boot systems.

    Personally I intend to partition my 500Gb SSD, retaining 100Gb for Mojave and turning the rest over to Catalina.

    The simplest method of doing that I can think of is to create a bare bones version of my current Mojave CCC backup by booting from it and removing everything except native apps (plus CCC and games I want to keep of course).

    With Catalina installed use Disk Utility to divide the SSD into 400 and 100Gb partitions respectively then clone the bare bones version of Mojave to the 100Gb partition.

    This should work but if anyone has any better ideas or believes my method may strike a problem (or not work) I'd welcome some feedback.
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    Off Topic - I've never actually played a computer game. I’m a poor sport who hates losing so I generally avoid things like golf and board games. However, I now realize that my addiction to news is leading to both unhappiness and depression.

    Perhaps my screen-time would be better spent on some sort of game.

    Any suggestions as to games where losing would be less depressing than reading The New York Times?

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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    Look for a "no dying" game. Something with problem solving, but you don't die if you can't solve it. Lots of them out there. Apple recently recognized "The Gardens Between" as a really unique one. I enjoyed it. Another is RealMyst, a Mac take on a classic game.
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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    @Rod I think your plan is a good one and I'll be doing something similar in the next few days in anticipation of running the Catalina public beta.

    I don't have many 32 - bit programs left and I don't think any of them fall into the "must have" category. Time to check that again.
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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    Any suggestions as to games where losing would be less depressing than reading The New York Times?
    I don't know what kind of TV coverage you have there in Korat or if there is even a channel that's devoted to English. I imagine you could pick up English broadcasts via satellite. Anyway, here in the states most of the newspaper coverage, (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, etc) are devoting quite a bit of ink to the political atmosphere. And, every news channel has the same thing. Fortunately, with cable there are channels that have old reruns of TV series and other things like cooking, home improvement ideas, and so forth.

    Getting back to games.... I enjoy playing solitaire games, backgammon, and a few others that are played against the computer. I also at one time enjoyed flying the Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    Another is RealMyst, a Mac take on a classic game.
    Our family was not heavy into games, but Myst was a great Classic that our son played a lot, so it's great to read that that it has mede a recovery.


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    Warning from Aspyr; "Upgrading to Catalina will cause many Aspyr games to no longer work".
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    Will Apple have a “closing down sale” for 32bit games??


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