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Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #230621] Sat, 08 August 2009 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #231013] Thu, 13 August 2009 18:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Archbar Bettendorf

 
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Oh man, this Stracciatella thing looks like a very exciting development for JA2, especially for those of us on platforms other than Windows. I've been playing JA2 on PCs for many years now, but less so since I switched to a Mac for most of my computing. I still have the PC running XP, but it only gets fired up every couple of months now. I've always wanted JA2 (or a similar game as good, not that I've found one) on the Mac, but didn't consider it worth the hassle and expense of going the Bootcamp or Fusion/Parallels route to get it. Mind you, I'm not there yet, and need to ask for some help.

I'd like to try Stracciatella on my Mac (core 2 duo), but the install seem beyond me at first glance. I could probably find the terminal, but I know very little about messing with code. I'll tell you what I've got so far:

Downloaded and installed the latest version of that SDL thing.
Installed X Code Tools from the Leopard disk.
Downloaded the 0.11 binary DMG mentioned above.
Have several versions of JA2 kicking around. Had a vanilla install of 2.12 (I think it was), but modded it to Vengance. Think I have JA2 gold handy on a CD, if that's any use.

That's about me stuck. If someone could spell out what goes where and how, I'm willing to have a go at it. It seems daunting though.

Thanks.
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #231025] Thu, 13 August 2009 23:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Centurion
this only works under intel macs right?
powerbook titanium has a power pc processor I think any chance of ever playing ja on it?

Supporting big endian architectures (like PPC) needs more work. At the moment only little endian architectures (like AMD64) are supported.
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #231031] Fri, 14 August 2009 02:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Archbar, that's good, you've made the first step by installing Xcode tools.

Next you need to
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #231062] Fri, 14 August 2009 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Archbar Bettendorf

 
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Thanks quartercast.

I think I've got all the pieces now. I did a fresh install of JA2 gold on the PC, and copied the game folder over to the Mac. I've got SDL in my C:/Library/Frameworks/SDL.Framework folder. Is that the right place for it, or should it be in the ...local user/Library/Frameworks folder?

If I've got all the bits, can you walk me through putting it all together, please?
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #232192] Mon, 31 August 2009 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Archbar Bettendorf

 
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Nah, I think it's a bridge too far for me, this compiling business. JA2 on the Mac is a worthy goal, but it'll have to wait until someone works out a more 'point and click' solution.

Besides, I've been playing 1.13 on the PC for the first time, and it's got me distracted. Cool
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #232338] Tue, 01 September 2009 23:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mgl

 
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Archbar
I've got SDL in my C:/Library/Frameworks/SDL.Framework folder. Is that the right place for it, or should it be in the ...local user/Library/Frameworks folder?

I believe you must compile SDL yourself. SDL provides an already compiled library for the native style of building things on Mac OSX while stracciatella uses the Unix style.

You need to download the source code of SDL, unpack it (and read the appropriate readme file), go to its root directory and type "make" to compile it. When it's done, type "make install" to install it.
Then you cant try to build stracciatella.

Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #232400] Wed, 02 September 2009 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Centurion

 
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this only works under intel macs right?
powerbook titanium has a power pc processor I think any chance of ever playing ja on it?

Supporting big endian architectures (like PPC) needs more work. At the moment only little endian architectures (like AMD64) are supported.



I figured it wouldn't work.

If you ever get to release such a port be assured that is going to be extremely popular.

There's a terrible lack of decent games for apple G3, G4, G5's etc and lot's of people have them
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #278015] Sat, 16 April 2011 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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should be typed into terminal?
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #279040] Sun, 01 May 2011 14:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edufinn
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Hm. I don't believe I did it. I've made JA2 run on my MacBook. I've encountered only one problem I was able to solve with given instructions, but I found solution for it on my own. After I've compiled ja2 and run it was complaining about missing data files and error message always point to following directory:
/Users//ja2/Contents/Resources/ja2/data/data.slf


I've checked ~/.ja2/ja2.ini file. I was missing, so I've created one and addes data_dir setting there. But this didn't helped.
Then I've compiled the game again with following config option enabled:
SGPDATADIR := /usr/local/share/ja2

(I've copied data files there)
But this didn't helped neither.

So I was left with only one obvious solutions:
- I've checked out source code to my home directory (/Users//ja2)
- compiled the game
- created directory /Users//ja2/Contents/Resources/
- moved my Windows installation ja2 to the directory /Users//ja2/Contents/Resources
- compiled lowercase and run it

After that I was able to start the game and even play it.
Re: JA2 Stracciatella on Mac OS X for noobs[message #282761] Wed, 08 June 2011 22:44 Go to previous message
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