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Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:36 am
by Norbert Raimund Leisner
https://sourceforge.net/projects/jose-chess/ was designed for Intel and PowerPC Mac, requires JRE 1.4 or later
GUI is UCI/XBoard compatible, contains Toga and Spike

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:45 pm
by mclane
I was unable to click on the source forge links with safari. It said the pages are not safe.
But I downloaded the Jose and scid files on my pc , put .dgm files on an usb stick and started it on the iMac.
It installed the two programs. What means dmg ? Kind of zip ??

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:46 am
by Norbert Raimund Leisner

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:51 am
by BrendanJNorman
I use a Macbook pro and use Parrallels to run windows in parallel to OSX (for UCI engines and Arena) and a Dos emulator for for Dos Chess programs (can be run directly within OS X).

Runs really well and compensates for the relative lack of Mac chess software.

Especially if you care more about fun than speed/strength.

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:43 am
by hgm
I don't think that would work on a PowerPC, unless you had a Windows version for that architecture. Virtual machines cannot emulate other architectures.

I am not familiar with Apple software at all. Does the g4 also run a kind of Linux/Unix? If so, you could simply install XBoard there from source.

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:15 pm
by Max
mclane wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:18 am
can some apple user help me getting a gui and uci engines for apple installed on the old imac g4 ?
...
The machine has 700 MHz and 1 GB RAM and Mac OS X 10.5.8
You may already own an app, which should run well on your "new" PowerPC Mac: Shredder Classic 4 :D . It only needs Java runtime to be installed.

Have fun with your new toy,
Max

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:45 pm
by mclane
glaurung worked very good for me. where can i download uci engines compiled for mac ?

meanwhile i succesfully cleaned the pro keyboard by disassembling all keys and putting them back into place.
over the years lots of dirt was collected in the keyboard.

Re: apple chess for imac g4

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:44 pm
by Dariusz
Here you can download Glaurung compilation for your powerpc mac
"glaurung-leopard: An universal binary for Intel or PowerPC Macintoshes
running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer."
https://github.com/phenri/glaurung/tree/master/MacOSX

Good, strong Fruit engine for powerpc mac:
http://www.fruitchess.com/purchase.htm

Below link for engines compiled for mac, but.. allmost are compilations for mac with intel processor.
http://julien.marcel.free.fr/macchess/C ... gines.html