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Postby risefromruins » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:19 am

I have been trying to get PWO to work on my mac for about a year now, and I have finally been successful.





The method I'm using will be noted as the WINE method.  Mainly because I am using the Wine Bottler emulator to run PWO.

First you need to download Darwine.  It has come to my attenion (thanks to Terr0r) that with the new OS 10.7 (Lion), powerpc applications are no longer supported.  Becuase of this, Wine Bottler should be the emulator you download.  I have had this program downloaded for a while now so I am not exactly sure on what installation issues may occur, but it should be pretty straight forward. I believe that you should be downloading the powerpc version of Darwine also.  This download should include Wine and Winebottler.  When opening a .exe file, another application called X11 will open up and that is what runs your program.  You will notice that when you run your mac normally, your mouse is black.  When you scroll over the application open in X11, it will turn into the windows white mouse.



At this point you should download the installation file for PWO.  Once Wine Bottler is installed you should be able to double click the .exe installation file and it SHOULD open in X11.  From there install PWO normally.  Make sure you place the folder somewhere that you will be able to find it.  Mine is under the Home folder (Folder with your Mac's name), then in a sub-folder named "Wine Files" (essentially a folder for your Mac's 'C' Drive) and then finally I placed it within the "drive_c" folder.

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Once PWO is installed, you simply can click on the PWO.exe file and the client will open up.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: On my computer,  PWO will ONLY run if it is in full screen.  It may work differently for your computer, but that is how it works on mine so that is how I will continue to do it. 



UPDATE: If the client is open and running in full screen mode, the way to make it normal sized is to hit the keys OPTION + COMMAND + A



Also, please note that in full screen mode, there is a POSSIBILITY your keyboard will freeze up which won't allow you to do anything.  In the event that this happens you need to turn off your computer and restart it.  If I find a way to fix this I will let you all know.



A known problem with the client is if you scroll over the window and then go to scroll back onto your desktop or off of the client, it may start to drag with the mouse.  If that happens, just hold ESC and it should reset itself.



When you click login with window mode clicked OFF, this pop up will come up

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Just click allow, and then a white screen should show up and in a few seconds the client will be up and running.




VERY IMPORTANT: To quit out, use either the X in the top right OR type /quit.  Once you quit out it will still be in full screen.  To exit out of the full screen mode and return to your mac, hit the keys OPTION + COMMAND + A


[glow=red,2,300]Update[/glow]:
A lot of people have been having trouble simply getting the PWO client to open up, here is a fix that I was made aware of by mojoworkn .

The simple fix is to open up "Winetricks" (this should be downloaded with the link in the original post) and type in the search bar "vb6run" without the quotation marks. Hit apply. This should download the missing DLL that is required to play the game via Wine. You should be able to start up the application using Wine after using this method.



And that's it! I am personally extremely happy that I can now play PWO on my Mac and if even one other person uses this method and it is a success I will feel very accomplished.  Feel free to ask me any questions if something goes wrong, and I will try my best to help you.


Here are instructions provided by Esion that may help those who get stuck.

1. After installing Winebottler/wine as you said from the kronenberg website, download the PWO installation file.
2. Open the PWO installation file with Winebottler (in my case, my Mac did not at first automatically open it with wine bottler when I double-clicked the .EXE.)
3. A window from Wine will pop up. Select "Convert to simple OS X application bundle with Winebottler."
4. The x11 application will open, along with the window to create a custom prefix. DO NOT click "copy only" under the "select file" box (because this is an installation file, not the actual program you want to use), and make sure that the PWOSetup18B.exe file is the file that is selected.
5. Click "Install" at the bottom right. (Ignore the silent install option, as it's not necessary.)
6. Name the file whatever you like and save it somewhere you'll find it easily (ex: in APPLICATIONS.)
7. A Windows-style instructions "Set-up Wizard" will appear to install the application. Save it to wherever it predefines to (C:\Program files).
8. When it's done installing, a new window will appear, prompting you to select a startfile. Make sure to select the one that says PWO.EXE.
9. Look for whatever you named the file (in my case, I accidentally named it "PWO in.app" haha I saved it in 'Applications'.) Open this file as if it were a normal application.
10. The client should open up now. Enjoy!



Disclaimer:  I am not responsible for anything that may go wrong internally with your computer. I am taking the risk of doing this to my computer at my own free will and simply explaining how I got it to work.  I do not recommend doing this if you are not comfortable with your computer and its' functions.
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Postby marinica94 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:03 am

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Postby voltahit » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:08 am

I would like to put this in the WIKI as a guide.
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Postby risefromruins » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:42 pm

If it is ok with the staff I think that is a good idea as well. Or if it is possible to have it pinned
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Postby shadow_hunter » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:29 pm

You could put this in the user-submitted programs section of the forums. therefore it wont get lost with all the other forum topics in here.
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Postby Mist » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:54 pm

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Postby risefromruins » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:57 pm

[quote name='shadow_hunter' timestamp='1319315357' post='15920']

You could put this in the user-submitted programs section of the forums. therefore it wont get lost with all the other forum topics in here.

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The only reason I wouldn't do that is because none of these programs are mine. I don't want to take credit for simply utilizing someone else's work.
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Postby SuperMerf » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:01 pm

I hope it gets pinned! This looks very useful.
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Postby voltahit » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:39 am

[quote name='risefromruins' timestamp='1319290953' post='15888']

If it is ok with the staff I think that is a good idea as well. Or if it is possible to have it pinned

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Show me a how to video and I WILL POST this guide in the wiki!
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Postby risefromruins » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:26 pm

[quote name='voltahit' timestamp='1319369947' post='16151']

Show me a how to video and I WILL POST this guide in the wiki!

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I don't have a video recorder on my computer, nor do I want to uninstall and reinstall all of my already downloaded programs.
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Postby GrumpyOptimist » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:26 pm

I will test this on my mac at some point, and let you know how it goes (if I can figure it out. I'm not that technological, lol.)



As for making a video...I have no idea how to.



If I find a program, I could maybe record the long/messy trial and error process it'll likely take, but as for editing it into an easy to follow guide? Not gonna happen.
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Postby Seth » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:27 pm

Great. Looks like you guys can catch up... >.> =3 awesome job Rise.
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Postby GrumpyOptimist » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Hah, I can't even install the darwine program. There goes that.

I'll keep working on it, but...
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Postby risefromruins » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:41 pm

[quote name='GrumpyOptimist' timestamp='1319384841' post='16218']

Hah, I can't even install the darwine program. There goes that.

I'll keep working on it, but...

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Try downloading a different version of Darwine, there are 3.



Like I said, I downloaded this over a year ago so I don't remember which one I have. I know the powerpc version is on the very left, so maybe try the middle option (x86).



There is also a wiki on the Wine page that should help.
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Postby voltahit » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:01 pm

ok, I can't make a wiki with vague instructions, thanks grumpy optimist. if you cant find a video recorder, screenshots will also work
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Postby risefromruins » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:55 pm

Screenshots are already posted...
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Postby ni28 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:25 am

Seems a bit excessive, I just use boot camp but useful for anyone who wants to stay in the OSX environment.



Alternative methods would involve using something like virtual box, but I guess that brings in a whole plethora of new issues, similar to that of using windows emulators.



I guess the porting of the directX stuff to an open GL environment is a bit too complex for a small team of developers.
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Postby risefromruins » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:34 am

[quote name='ni28' timestamp='1319415902' post='16343']

Seems a bit excessive, I just use boot camp but useful for anyone who wants to stay in the OSX environment.



Alternative methods would involve using something like virtual box, but I guess that brings in a whole plethora of new issues, similar to that of using windows emulators.



I guess the porting of the directX stuff to an open GL environment is a bit too complex for a small team of developers.

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Boot camp companied with Parallels would be a much simplier option, but I am unable to get boot camp to work on my computer for some reason so this is my alternative. It's really not as complicated as it looks...just detailed.



Essentially it is just downloading wine, downloading PWO, installing, and playing on fullscreen mode then hitting the 3 keys to adjust the size.
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Postby ni28 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:15 am

[quote name='risefromruins' timestamp='1319423679' post='16376']

Boot camp companied with Parallels would be a much simplier option, but I am unable to get boot camp to work on my computer for some reason so this is my alternative. It's really not as complicated as it looks...just detailed.



Essentially it is just downloading wine, downloading PWO, installing, and playing on fullscreen mode then hitting the 3 keys to adjust the size.

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For an excessive option you could always leave a computer on at home and remote desktop.



...Actually, that's not the worst option if you want to get it working on an iPad/Android tablet or even a phone. But you'd be wasting power, not to mention bandwidth (which is an issue for those in countries with download limits).



Shouldn't really be using your work computer for gaming though ;) But that's a whole nother topic!
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Postby risefromruins » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:27 am

[quote name='ni28' timestamp='1319426109' post='16383']

For an excessive option you could always leave a computer on at home and remote desktop.



...Actually, that's not the worst option if you want to get it working on an iPad/Android tablet or even a phone. But you'd be wasting power, not to mention bandwidth (which is an issue for those in countries with download limits).



Shouldn't really be using your work computer for gaming though ;) But that's a whole nother topic!

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I like my method :)



Runs very nicely on my computer
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Postby Lkoshimae » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:52 am

cool achievement! :) i hope you could fix one for an apple product too :P keep it up!
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Postby voltahit » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:45 am

Sorry risefromtheruins . its nothing personal but I need Details for me to put it in the guide section of the wiki, Detailed Step by step involving Screenshots or video in order for me to post on the wiki site. for the nubs who don't know where the any key is. Thanks!
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Postby silverdragon53 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:29 am

I would assume that this would work for Linux as well? I have a duel boot on my computer and it would be nice to have this on both operating systems.
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Postby Terr0r » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:25 pm

I can't get this to work.

Is this on Mac OS 10.7?



On the Darwine page there's only a link to the PowerPC download.

The PPC version of Darwine does not work on 10.7, because PPC apps are no longer supported.



I managed to download the x86 version of Darwine from some site, but that one doesn't work either.

It gives some cryptic error related to the X window server.



Last but not least, I tried Winebottler. This one does not work either.

It managed to install, but when I try to run it it just closes after 1 second (no screen appears, only the icon in my dock, for 1s.)

Wine log gives me no errors related to the crash.



Any advice?
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Postby risefromruins » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:42 pm

[quote name='voltahit' timestamp='1319438749' post='16545']

Sorry risefromtheruins . its nothing personal but I need Details for me to put it in the guide section of the wiki, Detailed Step by step involving Screenshots or video in order for me to post on the wiki site. for the nubs who don't know where the any key is. Thanks!

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Not to be rude but I don't even know who you are. By the looks of it you and I have the same exact powers when it comes to posting things on the wiki.

[quote name='silverdragon53' timestamp='1319444964' post='16680']

I would assume that this would work for Linux as well? I have a duel boot on my computer and it would be nice to have this on both operating systems.

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I honestly have no clue.

[quote name='Lkoshimae' timestamp='1319435532' post='16450']

cool achievement! :) i hope you could fix one for an apple product too :P keep it up!

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This is the only apple product I own so that is doubtful lol

[quote name='Terr0r' timestamp='1319459115' post='16778']

I can't get this to work.

Is this on Mac OS 10.7?



On the Darwine page there's only a link to the PowerPC download.

The PPC version of Darwine does not work on 10.7, because PPC apps are no longer supported.



I managed to download the x86 version of Darwine from some site, but that one doesn't work either.

It gives some cryptic error related to the X window server.



Last but not least, I tried Winebottler. This one does not work either.

It managed to install, but when I try to run it it just closes after 1 second (no screen appears, only the icon in my dock, for 1s.)

Wine log gives me no errors related to the crash.



Any advice?

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So you're saying you got the client to open and when you try to log in it closes? If that is the case you NEED to have the window mode clicked off. You don't have to play in fullscreen mode but that window option MUST be clicked off.



Also on my computer, it sometimes will give me an error if the downloading folder is moved or any containing file is moved, so adding it to your dock could be causing this problem as well.
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