BSD Unix to Mac OS X

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I am curious about what it takes to post games from BSD Unix to Mac OS X?

There are an awful lot of games on this page (a few of which have been ported one way or the other.)

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/games.html

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I dont think it would be hard at all - but - you would need to install x11 to run most of them. X11 comes with Panther - but its not installed by default.
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It's trivial, just time-consuming to install all of the required libs. Smile

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Camacho Wrote:I am curious about what it takes to post games from BSD Unix to Mac OS X?

There are an awful lot of games on this page (a few of which have been ported one way or the other.)

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/games.html

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When you say port, do you mean compile and run? Or alter them so they are Mac-like and work like a regular Mac game. It wouldn't be hard to get them compiled and running under X11, but depending on the game it'd probably be tricky to do more. For example, if the game relies on kdelibs, only recently have people been able to start running things using that like a normal Mac OS X app. (With the preliminary builds of native KOffice for Mac OS X) Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Right, I mean Mac-ize the games. Smile

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Oh, that's a bit harder... I retract my earlier comment Wink

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