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Emulate Snow Leopard on Leopard?

521 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 9:15 PM by keraunoscopia RSS
keraunoscopia Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jan 26, 2013 4:35 PM

Is there any way to emulate OS 10.6.6 on my OS 10.5.8?


I'm thinking of buying (Return to Dark Castle) app for a relative's birthday, but I absolutely want to play it too. But I'm not interested in upgrading my computer at the moment. So I'm curious if this is even possible.

MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz 2GB
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to keraunoscopia)

    No, it is not.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:53 PM (in response to keraunoscopia)

    Oh goodness...10.6.6 does not run on 500 Mhz PowerMacs.    They got their own specs page all messed up.    To say G3 is a minimum with 500 Mhz is fine, but to say 10.6.6 is a minimum in the same breath is an outright lie.    You might as well say the specs of the game are jet fuel on a Honda Civic.


    I'm writing them to get it corrected.  Once they get it corrected maybe it will run on your machine, maybe it won't.  But as it stands you can't know at all.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to keraunoscopia)

    G3 refers to a CPU Apple used by IBM that was 500 Mhz back in 1999 and 2000.


    G4 refers to a CPU Apple used by Motorola that was 1 Ghz back in 2002.

    Your MacBook Pro is fast enough to run 10.6.6, but you have to buy the retail 10.6 to install it.  It is an Intel CPU.

    But unfortunately the specs of the game don't tell you if it will run in 10.5 or not.

    In theory if they have supported it since the G3 all the way up to 10.6.6, it should have no trouble running in 10.5, at some release date.

    Unless they stopped publishing it between 2003 and 2009.


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