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Is there ANY PC on Mac Software thats free and works on version 10.4.11?

"Machine Name: iBook G4
Machine Model: PowerBook6,5
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)"

Can anyone help, I've been looking all day.

As far as I knew before posting this, emulating a Windows on a PowerPC was impossible, however I've found that I was incorrect when I searched around for a way to do it.

You've got two main options for this:

A) Get Darwine. It's got the ability to run most PC programs pretty well, but some things just won't work.

B) Find a virtual machine, which is basically a way of having a windows desktop in a window on your computer. I've searched around and the best one for PowerPC that I could find is Q Emulator. The downsides to virtual machines are that they take up huge amounts of memory on your hard drive and that you need a CD of the OS you want to emulate in order to install it. They also tend to lag a lot on a slow computer.

Hope this is helpful for you.

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Originally posted by Megafonzie
As far as I knew before posting this, emulating a Windows on a PowerPC was impossible, however I've found that I was incorrect when I searched around for a way to do it.

You've got two main options for this:

A) Get Darwine. It's got the ability to run most PC programs pretty well, but some things just won't work.

B) Find a virtual machine, which is basically a way of having a windows desktop in a window on your computer. I've searched around and the best one for PowerPC that I could find is Q Emulator. The downsides to virtual machines are that they take up huge amounts of memory on your hard drive and that you need a CD of the OS you want to emulate in order to install it. They also tend to lag a lot on a slow computer.

Hope this is helpful for you.


I tried both and they didn't work :[
I am not sure Darwine should work due to the very nature of the software. The concept in Wine (and Darwine, as far as I know) is that you are able to run Windows applications natively on the CPU by providing a Windows-like environment (APIs and so on). This shouldn't work on a PowerPC, though, since all Windows applications are written for the x86 architechture.

Q might work. It seems that it's possible to compile it for PowerPC if it isn't included in the downloadable package. Keep in mind, though, that this is an actual PC emulator. You would need to have your own copy of Windows to install on top of it... and even then, it would run slowly.

You may have better luck with VirtualPC 7, a PC emulator for PowerPC Macs made by Microsoft. Keep in mind that what I said about Q holds true here as well. This is only an emulator. You need a copy of Windows to install on it. And again, it would most likely run slow. I read somewhere that Windows 2000 is recommended because it runs a deal faster than Windows XP.
Originally posted by Kieran
This shouldn't work on a PowerPC, though, since all Windows applications are written for the x86 architechture.

If you had clicked the link I posted you'd see a download for a PPC build.

Originally posted by Kieran
You may have better luck with VirtualPC 7, a PC emulator for PowerPC Macs made by Microsoft.

I didn't suggest that because the OP said he wanted free software.

In any case, I'm pretty sure that if you can't get either program I mentioned working, you aren't going to be able to do this without paying some money. However, if you are able to pay, you'll want to get VPC 7 as Kieran suggested.

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Originally posted by Megafonzie
If you had clicked the link I posted you'd see a download for a PPC build.

I did, in fact, see that before posting. However, I am still right, if only partially. Wine works by providing custom Windows-compatible APIs and libraries but otherwise letting the software run natively on the CPU. You can also get a PPC build of Windows NT, but that still doesn't mean it will run Windows applications compiled for the x86 architecture... Which, by the way, virtually all Windows applications are. So obviously, I was somewhat surprised to see a PPC build. Darwine is using QEMU to emulate the x86 architechture. This obviously means that your applications would run considerably slower than normally possible under Wine on the x86 platform. However, this might also be considerably faster than emulating an entire Windows operating system. The user experience is still likely to be impaired by the imperfectness of the Wine libraries and APIs versus Windows' own.

I also read OPs wishes for free software, however, as with ROMs, programs can be acquired unlawfully. Google is your friend.
I downloaded the PPC one, it says





So then,






So I click download, then during installation,



Try the universal binary. The PPC one is probably made just for old Macs, but the universal one should work on any computer.

EDIT: It appears the links to downloads other than the PPC one are broken. I'm searching for a solution to your X11 issue right now, so give me a bit.

EDIT 2: Aha! I've found this from another forum, and I think it might help you: Click here. Unfortunately if you don't have the install disk, you won't be able to use Darwine as far as I can tell, but I'll continue searching and keep you updated if I happen to find anything.

EDIT 3: Hurray, I've found a copy of X11 for Tiger online. Click here for the link!

I hope this is helpful in getting Darwine to work for you. :><:

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I will try this, and if it works, then in my next released hack, I will put your username in the credits.


EDIT:

Ok, when I try,



So then i click no for this, then when I reboot it, I click yes, but the same thing happens



Then, After I download Freetype,




^ Ignore the Blacked out part, I don't want to give out my real name.



Wait, why would you need x11 to run a mac program? I'm pretty sure that x11 is the framework used by the GUIs of most unix-like oses. I guess darwine is really just wine compiled for mac, and isn't compatible with whatever window system macs use.

Maybe try some older or newer versions of Freetype and see if you can get it to work then.

Also, sorry I didn't reply sooner. I didn't realize that you edited your post, and I was waiting for you to post again.

So many short posts D:

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