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civ II on iMac

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Scenario League' started by FNP, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. FNP

    FNP Chieftain

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    I have MGE running under wineskin but am stumped when it comes to running batch files that edit rules, units, and events files. Is anyone working on scenarios that run On MACs with wineskin? I'm trying to get Nemo's "Red Front" scenario running.
     
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    Not sure about how things work on Mac, I wonder if the Windows support files can be made to work for such a big scenario...
     
  3. FNP

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    As long as the scenario runs without batch files, no problems with civ Ii or civ IV scenarios. Has to be a way to run the batch files within the wineskin wrapper.
     
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    I found the problem with iMacs, CIV II batch files, and wineskin. All the batch files use "delevent.exe" to clean up the events data in the xx.sav file prior to reloading the new events. Delevent is a 16bit file and wineskin does not support 16 bit executables.

    The batch files all run OK until they call delevent.exe.

    A search of forum files disclosed an open source 32bit delevent.exe file with source code. Substituting the 32bit file for the old one did the trick. Civ II with the old multiple event scenarios run just fine under wineskin on a Mac. Sound works fairly well and full screen display too, although the videos need some work.

    Civ II MGE v1.3 for a PC, iMac OSX 10.7.5, latest wineskin wrapper.
     

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