Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

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Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#1 Post by TyranX » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:06 am

So. My windows laptop is gone/fried/dead(dying). Along with my files.. (Saves bawing for later)

I'm using a Mac now and was wondering if anyone knows how to get Renpy running on said OS. In case you didn't see the title its OSX 10.3.9 Panther. Why don't I update to a newer version? It's a PPC. Meaning no PC emulation (Got Q to work though), no Intel drivers, meaning no crossplatforming windows. So yea, F me in the A.

I tried downloading the latest sdk and running the launcher and got this error:

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'import site' failed; use -v for traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/Users/(TyranX)/Music/renpy-6.11.2/renpy.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 103, in <module>

    _argv_emulation()

  File "/Users/(TyranX)/Music/renpy-6.11.2/renpy.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 101, in _argv_emulation

    _get_argvemulator().mainloop()

  File "/Users/(TyranX)/Music/renpy-6.11.2/renpy.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 7, in _get_argvemulator

    import traceback

ImportError: No module named traceback

2010-11-01 05:03:20.632 Ren'Py Launcher[8528] Ren'Py Launcher Error

2010-11-01 05:03:20.635 Ren'Py Launcher[8528] Ren'Py Launcher Error

An unexpected error has occurred during execution of the main script



ImportError: No module named traceback
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Re: Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#2 Post by Incendium » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:46 pm

It looks like Ren'Py hasn't supported OS X 10.3 since Ren'Py 6.3.1. Maybe you can try finding a copy of 10.4?

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Re: Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#3 Post by PyTom » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:07 pm

I'll also not that I'm not that far away from dropping support for PowerPC macs entirely. My current plan is to support them until August of next year, or thereabouts - that's 5 years from when Apple discontinued their PowerMac line. I may discontinue PPC support earlier if it proves to be an obstruction to work on other platforms.
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Re: Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#4 Post by jack_norton » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:53 pm

Almost nobody has a PPC mac anymore, thanks to the famous Apple "let's milk our customers" policy. I think you could safely drop support for it already today without much consequences for commercial/freeware games.
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Re: Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#5 Post by PyTom » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:02 pm

I think so too... but right now, there's no difficulty in supporting OSX, so the only advantage would be the reduced size of the distribution. That actually is an advantage - but I want to wait until Apple has discontinued the line for 5 years before I go there.
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Re: Running Renpy on Mac OSX 10.3.9

#6 Post by TyranX » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:34 pm

Haha. Ok, thanks for the information. I suppose it wouldn't be too hard for me to work without the launcher for a while. At least until I dig up my old laptop*.

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*Compaq Presario (As in old. This computer came with Win200 NT i believe)
5GB Harddrive 64mb RAM
OS Windows Home Edition
With specs like these you can see why I'd settle for a Mac right now.
My Compaq may run a little slow, but at least I know it can run Renpy fine.
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