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Title: Extended for Mac
Post by: smeethy on September 30, 2018, 08:39:08 PM
Hi all,
I have been away a while and changed from windows to mac os in the interim.

Please can someone assist me with finding a copy of the Extended version for mac, the only link I can find is dead?

Many thanks

Matt
Title: Re: Extended for Mac
Post by: jamespetts on September 30, 2018, 11:57:11 PM
That is a shame - there was a chap working on Mac builds a short while ago, but this seems not to have continued. None of the regular developers use Macs, sadly. Perhaps you might set up to compile the code yourself?
Title: Re: Extended for Mac
Post by: Spenk009 on October 01, 2018, 11:17:29 AM
I use Linux to play Extended, so this may work well for you too. I installed wine and download the Windows nightly files, updating as on Windows. The performance is the same, regardless of the OS. Crashes occur infrequently, but if you let the game start and load in the background it can crash on large saves (e.g. the server game loaded offline after closing down while on the server).
Title: Re: Extended for Mac
Post by: Elemental on October 01, 2018, 01:34:16 PM
Why don't you use the linux build for linux? Works fine for me.
Title: Re: Extended for Mac
Post by: smeethy on October 01, 2018, 02:14:20 PM
Thank you all for your messages. At present I wouldn't have the capacity to do the code for Mac but maybe in the future.

Thanks for the suggestion of Wine, I will give it a try and report back.
Title: Re: Extended for Mac
Post by: Spenk009 on October 01, 2018, 07:17:47 PM
It can be a bit fiddly to set up. I think you need to register the program in wine first. (My set up is emulating W7, all files in the home folder, single user install set to 1 (simuconf.tab)).

If you're looking into single player only, I would definitely second Elemental's suggestion.