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Default Alice 3.0 and OS X Lion - 07-19-2011, 02:08 PM

Hello. I'm new to the forum and didn't see this in any search results.

I've just recently installed Alice 2.2 for my daughter on her Mac Mini and noticed it required Rosetta during the install process. This implies there are sections of code that are PPC and not Intel. According to the scuttlebutt around the next OS X release 10.7, support for PPC and Rosetta will be removed.

Are there plans to make Alice 3.0 compatible with the newer operating systems from Apple?

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Default 07-19-2011, 06:43 PM

Alice 2.2 is PPC and will probably never be updated unfortunately . Alice 3.0 is Intel, however, and should work fine. It didn't need Rosetta on Snow Leopard.

I am in the same boat as you as I won't be able to run Alice 2.2 when I update to Mac OS X Lion. All my projects were made in Alice 2.2 and aren't compatible with Alice 3.


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Default No Joy - 07-22-2011, 12:26 PM

I downloaded 3.0 to my Lionized Mac. Opening the installer yields nothing. No 'Alice', no dialog messages, no error messages.

Bummer.
   
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Default 07-22-2011, 01:00 PM

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Alice 2.2 is PPC and will probably never be updated unfortunately . Alice 3.0 is Intel, however, and should work fine. It didn't need Rosetta on Snow Leopard.

I am in the same boat as you as I won't be able to run Alice 2.2 when I update to Mac OS X Lion. All my projects were made in Alice 2.2 and aren't compatible with Alice 3.
Alice 2.2 works on both intel and powerpc.


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Default Alice and the Lion - 07-22-2011, 02:36 PM

Alice doesn't work on Lion.
   
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Default 07-22-2011, 06:39 PM

It will update. Lion is only a couple a days old.


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Default 07-22-2011, 07:11 PM

It is PowerPC. It only works on Intel if you use Rosetta to emulate. Lion drops support for Rosetta, so no Alice.


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Default 07-22-2011, 08:29 PM

Explanation here: http://roaringapps.com/app:2099


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Default 07-24-2011, 09:52 AM

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I downloaded 3.0 to my Lionized Mac. Opening the installer yields nothing. No 'Alice', no dialog messages, no error messages.

Bummer.
I had the same problem. Turned out that Java was not fully installed after I upgraded to Lion. Go to Utilities -> Java Preferences and this will get the process going for downloading and installing what is needed. After this completed, I was able to install Alice 3.0 without any problems.
   
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Default two partitions - two big cats - 07-24-2011, 11:29 AM

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Alice 2.2 works on both intel and powerpc.
Alice does not run under Lion. I partitioned my hard drive and now have a Snow Leopard partition and a Lion partition. The only thing that I am running in the Snow Leopard partition is Alice. :roll eyes:

I will be delighted to learn that I am wrong and Alice actually does run on Lion.
   
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