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PowerPC applications no longer supported...Lion

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  • FaustRegal Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2011 6:13 AM (in response to Becka Mac)

    I can no longer use ArtRage, Fontographer or play StepMania - not awesome.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,510 points)
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    Sep 7, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to FaustRegal)

    That must be a pretty old version of Fontographer. FontLab purchased Fontographer from Macromedia shortly before, or about the same time Adobe absorbed the rest of it. They made it a 32 bit Universal app years ago.

     

    http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontographer/

  • ákos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:04 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)

    My eMedia Piano Method worked just fine until I updated for Lion. The same message popes up: "You can't open the application eMedia Piano Method because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

     

    Anyone has found a solution yet?

     

    Thanx

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,635 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to ákos)

    ákos wrote:

     

    My eMedia Piano Method worked just fine until I updated for Lion. The same message popes up: "You can't open the application eMedia Piano Method because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

     

    Anyone has found a solution yet?

     

    Thanx

    The ONLY solution is to replace the app with something that is designed to run on Intel machines. I'm not familiar with the Media Piano Method however you should contact the developers to see if they have released a version for Lion or you will need to search for a replacement app.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:11 AM (in response to Becka Mac)

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2465 includes resources for finding out if you are ready for Lion.

  • YingGee Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2011 6:47 AM (in response to Becka Mac)

    Well my Psyk.Trk 3.0 CD isn't working because PowerPc is not supported since I updated to Lion. Is there a way where I can revert back to Snow Lepard because I need to use that application for an exam and than after change it back to Lion ?

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,635 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to YingGee)

    YingGee wrote:

     

    Well my Psyk.Trk 3.0 CD isn't working because PowerPc is not supported since I updated to Lion. Is there a way where I can revert back to Snow Lepard because I need to use that application for an exam and than after change it back to Lion ?

    Yes do a Google search and you will find lots of information on how to do it. However make sure you have at least one very solid backup. I would STRONGLY recommend making a clone of the HD using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner.

     

    Going forward prior to doing an update do your due dilligence and also you may want to see if there is a replacement or update to the PPC app  you have. This would be wiser than downgrading.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    Also you can often just install Snow Leopard temporarily on an external hard disk while you do the migration to a new tool as needed.


    In the future, always check what's compatible before upgrading, and always backup before upgrading with a clone so you can at least restore your system in event something unexpected is not compatible*:

     

    http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

    10.7.1 iMac 5,1 MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.7.1), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
  • Korkie Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2011 10:43 AM (in response to Becka Mac)

    I just loaded Lion this morning.  Now I do not have access to Photoshop, flicker, Word, Powerpoint, and my Combine PDF program. 

     

    Is there anything I can do to get any to these programs back?  If not, it does not seem feasible for me to keep Lion.

     

    I am now a techie.  Will I be able to get my previous OS back?

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,635 points)
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    Nov 18, 2011 11:09 AM (in response to Korkie)

    You will need to update your PPC apps to Intel based products. I suspect your software is VERY old anyway and would benefit from updating. I know with MS Office for Mac you will need to buy Office for Mac 2011, you can usually find it discounted at Amazon. I don't really use Adobe software so I don't keep up to date with their upgrade policies so you should probably touch bases with them and look into the upgrade path. This is a tough pill to swallow however at some point you're going to need to updates these apps. If you can't do it now and do go back to Snow Leopard then I'd recommend upgrading as you can and then when your apps are ready to run on Lion upgrade to Lion.

     

    If you do need to go back to Snow Leopard then look over the following articles on how to go about it:

     

     

     

    http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-downgrade-os-x-lion-to-snow-leopard-the-complet e-tutorial/

     

    http://www.cultofmac.com/110614/downgrade-os-x-lion-to-snow-leopard-video-how-to /

  • Bert1455 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    Ugh, after all this, one has to wonder why did Apple even make this decision at all? Don't they know how many people rely on power PC applications to perform daily tasks?

  • Korkie Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 3:16 PM (in response to Becka Mac)

    Lion:  Thumbs down.  I do not appreciate Apple making the decision FOR ME on what applications I need to upgrade.  If I had known I would not be able to use my PS applications, I would NEVER has upgraded to Lion. 

    To say I am ****** off doesn't even come close to how I am feeling. 

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,635 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 3:22 PM (in response to Bert1455)

    Think of this way, Apple gave users 5 years which is many generations in technology to prepare. No matter how much advance notice is given there are still some that will ignore the warning and then lament when the inevitable happens.

  • Korkie Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 3:30 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    I take totally responsibility.  I should have read the pros and cons of Lion BEFORE purchasing and installing Lion. 

     

    I do not have time, money or inclination to upgrade all my PC applications.  They were working fine just as they are.  There no need to upgrade thiem It would be cheaper for me to kick Lion to the curb.

     

    Two decades of using Apple products and this is the first time I am so very disappointed with their product. 

     

    Now ...... I just have to wait for someone to show me how to get back my Snow Leopard OS.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,635 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 5:10 PM (in response to Korkie)

     

    Now ...... I just have to wait for someone to show me how to get back my Snow Leopard OS.

    There are lots of articles online on how to do it, just Google Downgrade from Lion to Snow Leopard and you'll find them.

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