Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

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Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

#1 Post by kaonasi_it » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:46 pm

I tried to install Ren'Py on a MacBook A1181 (MacBook1,1):
CPU Intel Core Duo 1.83 Gh/s x86
1Gb RAM
GPU Intel GMA 950
60GB HDD
Mac OS 10.6.8
I tried to launch Ren'Py, but it closes immediately. When i tried to launch terminal app from Contents of the main app, it shows
"Bad CPU in executable"
How I can fix this problem and launch Ren'Py?
P.S. I know that this MacBook is very old, this is temporary laptop. I need it to just continue my work.

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Re: Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

#2 Post by Remix » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:05 pm

I doubt modern versions of Ren'py would support the rendering methods of such an old machine even if the CPU was supported.

My advice, until such a time as you can upgrade that laptop, is to try an older version of Ren'py designed more for that architecture.

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With that laptop being 2006, you could try a version near that age and, if successful, keep trying newer ones until you find the newest that still works.
Hopefully it will keep you designing until you upgrade.

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Re: Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

#3 Post by Imperf3kt » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:50 am

I fail to see why it cannot work just because its old. PyTom specifically asked people to test the latest release on 10+ year old hardware. That tells me Ren'Py should at least run on 2007 models, and there was no major change I am aware of between 2006 and 2007 that would be so drastic. The specs say it's x86, which is still used today.

I myself have a desktop (currently disassembled) I built back in 2008 that runs Ren'Py 6.99.12.4 no sweat.
The specs should also have very little issue running renpy and games produced with renpy.

The issue likely lies in the OS.
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Re: Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

#4 Post by Karl_C » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:46 am

kaonasi_it wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:46 pm
I tried to install Ren'Py on a MacBook A1181 (MacBook1,1):
CPU Intel Core Duo 1.83 Gh/s x86
Intel Core Duo (T2400/T2500) used in MacBook 1,1 is a 32-bit CPU.

A wild guess is, that you try to use a recent Ren'Py compiled for 64-bit on a 32-bit CPU, therefore the "Bad CPU in executable" message.

As far as I can see, there's only a "Darwin-x86_64" folder in "lib" (but no 32-bit). Unfortunately I have no idea how to solve your problem (I never owned or used a Mac)...

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Re: Ren'Py is not working: Bad CPU in executable

#5 Post by PyTom » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Yeah, the problem is that this is a 32-bit CPU, and I dropped support for 32-bit macs a while ago. It's unfortunate, but as this is a model that was discontinued in November 2006, I'm not going to start building Ren'Py for it.
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