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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:16 pm 
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Hey again,
I'm trying to install a sdl file on sheepshaver called "SDL-1.2.4a.pkg.tar.gz" (related to another game) but every time I try I just get a message:

"Could not find the application program that created the document named "SDL-1.2.4a.pkg.tar.gz". To open the document, select an alternate program, with or without translate:"

I'm given a list of different programs to choose from, but no matter what I click on "MacLinkPlus" tries to unpack it but it can't, saying that it couldn't translate it and that it's an unknown format..

Not sure what I'm doing wrong, maybe something to do with my preferences? Idk, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Why are you trying to install SDL?

SDL is for POSIX-compliant OSes. That package is for OS X. It will not run under Mac OS 8 or 9.

However, the file itself is an archive: Stuffit Expander can expand it to SDL-1.2.4a.pkg.tar, which can then be expanded to SDL-1.2.4a.pkg, which will likely be a folder with a bunch of files in it, all of which are useless outside of OS X. The package will install the SDL framework inside some version of OS X, likely a PowerPC version such as 10.4.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:31 am 
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Ok, so I was trying to get this to run on sheepshaver:
http://macintoshgarden.org/games/domini ... pretenders

Now if I have understood you correctly the SDL file is ment to allow the game to run on OS X without an emulator and now that I look back it even says as much. So this was just me being dumb.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:34 am 
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As you already found out, there is no Classic app of the game on CD.

From the ReadMe:
Installing from CD
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OS X:
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* Install SDL by copying SDL-1.2.X.pkg.tar.gz to your hard drive. Now
double click on it to decompress it. Now double click on the
resulting SDL.pkg file and the SDL installer should start.

* Copy the file called Dominions to your computer and run it by double
clicking on it. It can be run from the CD too, but it will run
noticably slower.

Windows:
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Execute the file called win_inst.exe

As the ReadMe is from 2002, the game was probably meant for Jaguar or Panther.
Best try the game with Panther in Qemu PPC or with Windows (XP) in a virtual machine.
If you think of using XP you may send me a PM. ;)


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