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melchieor
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PPC version

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Does anyone know if a new PPC version will be built for Mac OSX Tiger or Leopard? The latest version was 2.2.0 but its no longer on the main site nor under daily builds (at least I can't find it). Also any word on the OS9 version?
Match451
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Re: PPC version

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I too am hoping for an updated PPC port. I have a couple of PowerMac G5s and an iBook G3 that I like to play retro games on, and ScummVM makes it very easy.
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2Mourty
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Re: PPC version

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I to would love PPC version for my 12 inch 1.5ghz powerbook. I can't seem to give this machine up as a little scummvm station even though it makes waaaaay more sense to use my more modern laptop.

I wish I could contribute to helping keeping an uptodate port for PPC, but I have no coding skills whatsoever unfortunately. :cry:
mika
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Re: PPC version

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hello everyone! I have both 2.1.2 and 2.2.0 but neither will start on my Tiger G3.. The icon bounces and that's it. Any tips I could try?
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Re: PPC version

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I'd also like to chip in and say I'd be very grateful for continued support for PowerPC for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Especially as v2.5.1 has many new great additions and bug fixes. I'm wondering whether the improved GUI might have been too much to support for PPC since we haven't seen any releases for it yet.

I only noticed recently too that I'm not getting music playback on games like Space Quest IV or V, or Day of the Tentacle, yet Space Quest III music plays fine. I didn't think this used to be a problem with version 2.1.0, but it seems to be on v2.2.0.

@mika, Make sure you download a newer version of v2.2.0. The original one had a bug where it wouldn't start up.
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Re: PPC version

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melchieor wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:15 pm Does anyone know if a new PPC version will be built for Mac OSX Tiger or Leopard?
I no longer have a working PPC machine myself nor the motivation to continue making those builds and checking that they still work. So for it to happen somebody else with the motivation to do it will need to step up to maintain that port and make the release packages.
melchieor wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:15 pm The latest version was 2.2.0 but its no longer on the main site nor under daily builds (at least I can't find it). Also any word on the OS9 version?
We keep all the old versions, so those are still available. You can find the latest available versions for PPC Mac (ScummVM 2.2.0) and for Mac OS 9 (ScummVM 0.2.0) in the Older versions section of the download page: https://www.scummvm.org/downloads/#legacy
You can also browse directly https://downloads.scummvm.org/frs/scummvm/ to find even older versions.
Tsomi
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Re: PPC version

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Hi,

I'm trying to resurrect the Mac PowerPC port, and I've put an UNOFFICIAL build of the current 2.6.0git development version here (with all default engines):
https://github.com/dwatteau/scummvm/rel ... apshot.dmg

It should work as-is on Tiger and Leopard, but I'd be curious to know if it works for everyone; in particular I'd be interested in G3 tests (I've disabled Altivec in every component, except for SDL which appears to have a reliable runtime check for it).

(Building this required some changes, which I'm going to submit as PRs to the project, and it also required an updated MacPPC toolchain which still requires a native PowerPC Tiger machine to build it.)
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Re: PPC version

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I've put a new pre-release of ScummVM 2.6.0 for Mac PPC here:
https://github.com/dwatteau/scummvm/rel ... apshot.dmg

I believe it should now work on G3 processors too (Altivec will be enabled on-the-fly on G4/G5 processors for SDL and libjeg-turbo).

EDIT: ScummVM 2.6.0 will have an official Mac PPC release on the download page.
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