miclar1, on May 19th 2007, 06:31 PM, said:
I've installed the TORCS Mac OS X package (v1.2.4) and the game simply refuses to launch on my Powerbook G4 running 10.3.9.
JaguarGod, on May 19th 2007, 07:52 PM, said:
TORCS should play. I have had success with 10.3 and now 10.4. Let me ask a weird question... what browser did you download it with? I have had many problems with downloads by FireFox. They download and don't play. They jump a few times in the dock, then nothing. I always have to switch to Safari for some reason. Oh well.
As far as needing anything else, you shouldn't.
The Mac port is good, but getting a gamepad or wheel to actually work with the game is frustrating. It will recognize it, but nothing else. Too bad too, because the game can be pretty good at times. Just not a lot of really good content yet. Some cool car sets have come about, but could be a lot better.
I was using Safari for that D/L and after what immediately followed I no longer whished to try TORCS again... I had a repeat of the defective driver induced crash from my Macally iShock II gamepad.
This notice from Macally's site:
Attention: iShock/iShockII users and Panther OS 10.3.8 update
Recent OS 10.3.8 release causes conflict with Macally iShock OS X driver.
The first symptom is that system.log file grows quickly in size due to ongoing generation of error log related to iShockXDriver, it will fill up the whole hard drive space if not stopped in time.The second symptom is CPU usage by iShockXDriver process can reach as high as 90% for single processor, or up to 120% for dual processor, therefore the system gets very slow.
This time, my HD startup partition crash occured almost immediately after downloading TORCS, although I was using Panther 10.3.9 and the latest 1.0.4 iShock driver, and had been using my gamepad for months with MacMame without any problem... Something in the TORCS install ???
I didn't catch it until the startup partition was completely full, and decided to do an "erase and install" of Tiger 10.4.9. To make matters worse, like an idiot, I inadvertently did that on my backup partition and lost a lot of valuable data.