2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2013 5:04 PM by editor0400
Seb Toupin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there, I want to installed Logic Pro 8 ( an upgrade version ) on my Macbook Pro with OS 10.8.2 and when I click on the installer on the DVD, the message is : You can’t open the application “LogicStudio.mpkg” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. Is that mean that it is no compatible ? what can I do ?  Thanks.

Logic Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,075 points)

    Seb Toupin wrote:


    ... Is that mean that it is no compatible ?..


    Yes. It is not compatible.

    Seb Toupin wrote:


    ... what can I do ? ..


    You will need to Purchase Logic Pro 9 from the Mac App Store...



  • editor0400 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this issue as well.


    Check your Logic 8 packaging and see if you see "Universal Binary" written on the back or spine of the box.


    Logic 8 in later releases was both PowerPC and Intel supported. However I get the error "cannot run PowerPC applications" on OS 10.8 on my new MacBookPro.


    The cause of this is most likely that the installer was a PowerPC application, and Apple assumed at the time you could just run Rosetta for the installation.


    Solution: install Logic 8 on an older Mac, run a Timemachine backup of your mac, then plug your Timemachine harddrive into your new mac and run Migration Assistant (Under Utilties)


    Works perfect, even the plugins and Apple Loops carry over. It works 100% perfectly good. If you have the "Universal Binary" version there is no need to buy Logic 9.


    I wasn't really "wow'd" with the new features of 9 and thought I would hold off until 10 to upgrade. This was 3 years ago. I still use Logic but it's amazing how cutting edge it used to be, and how far Pro Tools and Cubase and FL studio have come in the mean time.


    Hope this helps