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Download Runrev for OS9?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:01 pm
by tetsuo29

I'm having a big nostalgia trip this weekend. I recently acquired a PPC G4 Mac Mini and also discovered that the hacking community has produced a disc that allows one to install MacOS 9 (or Mac OS9 for the forum search engine, it seems to ignore terms like "mac" and "os") on it. Officially this machine only goes back to Mac OS X 10.3.

Now, I'm having a blast playing with OS9. I been digging out old discs and installing ancient software. I ran across an old RealBasic installer and threw that on here and that got me to thinking since I don't use RealBasic any more how difficult would it be to get Runrev (i.e. Livecode) running on Mac OS9?

I started using Livecode in about 2005 when I bought a license for Dreamcard for OS X so, I have no installers for old versions that might run in the Classic MacOS. Am I sold out of llamas here? I did find a link for downloading Rev Studio 2.9 but the .dmg can't be mounted in Classic/OS9 and therefore I have no idea if any of my serials will work with it or not. I did buy Revolution Studio for OSX in 2008. Will that serial number work with any versions that run in OS9?

There's really no reason I'm looking to do this other than to get chance to play with Livecode/Runrev on OS9 while I'm having this nostalgia trip. Anyone know how I can get Runrev on my Classic mac at this point?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Download Runrev for OS9?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:09 pm
by richmond62
Version 1.1.1 allowed you to use and build standalones
free of charge as long as each object had no more than 10 lines of code in it.

I don not know why LiveCode no longer make these versions available.

Re: Download Runrev for OS9?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:30 pm
by bogs
Or you *could* use the Metacard starter kits which are still downloadable for the older Mac Os and as far as I can tell seem to run fine in it (I have a complete SheepShaver vm of Os9 running in that fashion).

I can't remember the steps I took to run McOss on Os9, but I know I did get it going. I think Lc up to vers.3.x also had an installer for **Os9, but as Richmond points out, getting a hold of those older installers is an uphill battle sometimes.

** which reminds me I need to test that theory out heh.

Re: Download Runrev for OS9?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 am
by richmond62
I have a PPC MacMini and a G4 iMac: both run mac OS 10.4 + "Classic" (a.k.a. OS 9): perfect for early versions of Runtime Revolution as well as Hypercard.