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Digbird Level 1 (0 points)

I'm setting up a Blu-Ray authoring suite and part of the software is a photoshop plug-in that only is supported up through Mac OS 10.4.8.

Our graphic designer is working on a Mountain Lion machine. Is it possible to install Tiger using VMFusion, other software or a different internal drive to get

the Mountain Lion Mac to allow the tiger install?

Thanks for any help or advice.



Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    No, it's not possible to install Tiger on a recent Mac.


    People have had success installing Snow Leopard inside a VMware Fusion virtual machine, so you'd get 10.6.8 which includes Rosetta which has a chance of working (I assume the software is PowerPC, or is a universal Intel/PowerPC binary).


    But that software is very old, and that there are no updates that run on anything newer than Tiger is troubling.

  • Digbird Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I've seen other posts from people that have installed Tiger on a recent Mac running Mountain Lion,

    one post had a screenshot included so it certainly seems possible.

    Regarding the lack of updates, that's a big can o'worms, especially since the software is used to produce

    a large percentage of the blu-rays being sold.



  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    Installing Tiger on a modern Mac without using a virtual machine is impossible.


    There are no DVDs of Tiger that are Intel-based; the only Intel versions of Tiger that shipped were on machine-specific installers, which won't run on other hardware.


    Installing it is im-possible.


    Also see Apple's advice on this topic:


  • Lanny Level 5 (6,939 points)

    Care to name that blu-ray authoring software.

  • Digbird Level 1 (0 points)


  • Digbird Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe I should clarify, The Mac being used did not originally come with mountain Lion installed,

    It's over three years old & probably came with Tiger originally. I am talking about using a virtual environment.


    check this link out-


  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,660 points)

    It's over three years old & probably came with Tiger originally.

    Then it would had to have been an Intel based Mac that came with an Intel version of Tiger (10.4.x) since the retail version was PowerPC only. Otherwise, it would literally be impossible to run Mountain Lion on the same Mac.

    check this link out-

    It takes a very large amount of monkeying around to get Tiger to install in a VM. And the success you linked to was with a very old version of VMWare. As the VM software packages come out with new versions, those steps no longer work. Your chances of getting Tiger to install in a VM you can currently purchase is virtually nil.


    Why not? What difference could it possibly make to withhold such information? Knowing could help others lead you to a solution.

  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    Leopard shipped in October 2007, so the machine would have to be around 6 years old to be capable of running Tiger.



    I'd be awfully surprised if this "top Blu-Ray authoring software" requires 10.4, and is still a top product.  Are they mostly a Windows software vendor or something?  No software vendor that's not bankrupt would have a product that required Tiger in this day and age.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    That's a whole different situation! If it came with Tiger then it's good to go. You don't need to virtualize anything.

    But no Mac will run a system prior to the one it shipped with.

  • Digbird Level 1 (0 points)

    That's because it's a PC based software for everything but this gfx plug-in.

    It might be simpler to run a PC emulator and a PC version of the CS suite.

    The reason it hasn't been updated is because the company was bought out and updates

    have been phased out.

  • Digbird Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Everything is Windows supported, Mac support for gfx was phased out.

    The blu-ray authoring and encoding software is probably the most used in authoring facilities all over the world.

    That would qualify it as a top of the line professional product. If you are involved with DVD and/or blu-ray production you know what software I'm talking about.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,709 points)

    I guess you really don't want any help then.



  • Lanny Level 5 (6,939 points)

    Good luck with that.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 (2,022 points)

    Don't believe everything you read!


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