Installing UT 2004 Power PC Version on Intel Mac

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Hi I've just bought Unreal Tournament 2004 to play on my Intel Macbook Pro, Mac is running OS X 10.7.2. I knew that UT2004 wouldn't run, it not being a PowerPC, but I'd found this article online:

UT 2004 patch supports Intel Macs | MacNN

So I knew that I'd be able to get it up and running once I'd installed the patch. However I cannot install the game as when I try and run the Installation file i get this error message:

"You can't open the application Installation Unreal Tournament 2004 because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

However I can't install the patch either as when I try to I get this error message:

"We can't find your 'Unreal Tournament 2004' installation. Would you like to show us where it is?'

I tried to point the patch towards the files on the disk but that didn't work.

Any suggestions on what files to point the patch towards to get it to open

OR

how to install the game without running the supplied installation file?

Thanks a lot
 

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You can't install PPC applications in any way in Lion since Rosetta (the PPC emulation layer) was removed. You used to be able to install PPC apps in older versions which would then allow you to install the patch but this won't be possible with Lion.

Take a look online to see if there are workarounds for Lion.
 
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Thanks van smith. I have found what looks like a solution over here:

Unreal Tournament 2004 Install Crash (Leopard) - MacRumors Forums

to quote the thread:

"It *is* possible to do a manual install however.
You download the demo, then you manually extract (not just copy but uncompress) all the files off the DVD into the demo .app package. Then you download the 3369.2 patch and patch the demo.

There are more detailed instructions out there but that is the jist of it. This is the same method as using a Windows UT2004 install CD/DVD on a Mac."

So I'm going to give that a go. Will let you know.
 
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Good luck.

Of course Leopard supports PowerPC and that is what they are talking about in the link. As van smith said, you cannot run any PowerPC apps with Lion.
 

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