Catalina and the removal of 32 bit support

  • taikuaile 8 Oct 2019 19:09:09 4 posts
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    Pretty sad to see so many games on the Apple Mac no longer being supported with the new Catalina OS launch. The Apple Mac wasnít well served anyway but the new OS effectively makes half my games obsolete (unless I stick to the current OS). It struck home with me that this is the fundamental issue with digital games and operating system upgrades - games getting consigned to history, eventually being lost and forgotten. Easier to keep old consoles but not quite so easy with PCs and Macs.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Oct 2019 19:23:00 11,269 posts
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    It's the fucking Catalina wine mixer
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Oct 2019 19:23:49 11,269 posts
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    Wait wait there's actually a good pun somewhere here with wine (the emulator)
  • sport 8 Oct 2019 19:27:27 16,478 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Wait wait there's actually a good pun somewhere here with wine (the emulator)
    https://giphy.com/gifs/miclowry-mic-lowry-l4JzhjVCQiWgeAOFa
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Oct 2019 19:29:25 11,269 posts
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    It's the....Catalina....wine....killer
  • THFourteen 8 Oct 2019 19:30:05 53,839 posts
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    @taikuaile

    You say that but you can play pretty much any dos game in a web browser now.

    Give it another 30 years and you'll be able to play The Sims 2 again on your mac
  • X201 8 Oct 2019 19:32:32 21,012 posts
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    Is their no DOSBox equivalent?
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 8 Oct 2019 20:05:24 2,992 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Is their no DOSBox equivalent?
    Mac has a better solution http://boxerapp.com/
  • sport 8 Oct 2019 20:51:28 16,478 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    It's the....Catalina....wine....killer
    https://imgur.com/gallery/XydPhui
  • neilka 8 Oct 2019 21:14:05 23,640 posts
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    Catalina Wine nixer surely

    There'll almost certainly always be some way to play old Windows games, Proton already makes it possible to play most Windows Steam games on Linux with one click. So the situation is better than consoles where you have to rely on out of production hardware, until emulation is good enough.
  • elstoof 8 Oct 2019 22:06:27 26,254 posts
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    You could always not update your OS?
  • dominalien 8 Oct 2019 22:49:40 10,116 posts
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    Hmmm, itís not like Windows where your system will remain supported for the next ten years or Linux where you just install a new version every six months or are on a rolling distro thatís constantly on the newest versions of everything. You keep the old system version and itís no longer supported after a couple of years and you really shouldnít be using your computer then.

    32-bit is way too important to drop and thereís no way itíll become irrelevant in a couple of years. But thatís Apple for you. You need very deep pockets to stay their customer for long and even if you do, you need to happily ignore contributing to the landfills of fully good computers.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Oct 2019 22:50:07 11,269 posts
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    I think it's terrible that the well-known gaming platform that is MacOS is going down this path
  • elstoof 8 Oct 2019 22:52:43 26,254 posts
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    Thereís tons of things that have been dropped over time. If youíve got applications that only boot in OS9 then you better not try upgrading your G4 to Catalina, same with the games you were playing on your old Mac Core2Duo
  • dominalien 8 Oct 2019 22:59:33 10,116 posts
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    Games yeah, but a C2D is fine for browsing some web and writing a document or two, only if youíre on a Mac you really shouldnít and in fact canít be using it any more because your browser and any other software is horrendously outdated, while on any different OS youíll be able to use new currently secure versions of all of those.
  • dominalien 8 Oct 2019 23:07:32 10,116 posts
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    Actually, games too. The games you were running back then should still be playable on the same machine and they will be. But since the newest installable version of macOS is so old, you shouldnít be connecting the computer to the internet at all, which basically makes it useless.
  • taikuaile 9 Oct 2019 09:05:59 4 posts
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    @dominalien thatís a really good point you make about sustainability. As consumers are becoming more aware of the impact we have on our planet with a culture of waste, I wonder how Apple will adapt.
  • taikuaile 9 Oct 2019 09:05:59 4 posts
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    @dominalien thatís a really good point you make about sustainability. As consumers are becoming more aware of the impact we have on our planet with a culture of waste, I wonder how Apple will adapt.
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