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Postby dredd » April 29th, 2008, 8:06 am

Hey Cliff, I just wondered: Have you toyed again with the idea of porting Xion to OS X? With most of the mac users being visually demanding people I think many of them would welcome the Xion eye candy. But by no means do I want to push you, I know how much work and trouble it would be to port the code and I really appreciate your dedication either way. It just crossed my mind :)
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Postby SLoB » April 29th, 2008, 8:10 am

doubt it will happen anytime soon

With most of the mac users being visually demanding people


heheh, well seems silly to move to that if they don't support Xion ;) (well thats just 1 reason lol)
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Postby Cliff Cawley » April 29th, 2008, 9:50 am

Actually, I'm not 100% sure, but couldn't you use something like Crossover?

There are a couple of windows emulators as well.

Have you tried this?

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Postby dredd » April 30th, 2008, 1:55 am

Don't own a Mac ;)

But perhaps anybody here who does wants to check it out?

Yet, Crossover and any similar tool that I know are based on Wine - and with Wine it definitly doesn't work. That is, it actually operates smoothly without any problems, the only one of all things that doesn't work is: the shimmer interface #-o It places a black box instead of the player (playlist etc. works). The reason is that Wine does not yet fully implement all Win API functions, UpdateLayeredWindow, which I guess you use, is still a stub. When they finally implement them (which will probably take years) it should work fine. [-o<

There's of course the possibility to use a virtuel machine and I believe to remember that Parallels Desktop has a mode called "Coherence" where it hides the Win Desktop and you can move Win apps around like any other. But it's still a VM ... and running a whole second OS at the same time just to be able to use a program whose benefits are being small and fast? Don't know ;) but might be an alternative for some people.

Anyway, I'm a Windows user too, don't let you get distracted by this :D
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Postby [ uberdiablo ] » June 18th, 2008, 3:34 pm

I wouldn't mind if Xion was Mac OS X compatible. :shock:
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Postby Cliff Cawley » June 18th, 2008, 5:55 pm

[ uberdiablo ] Wrote:I wouldn't mind if Xion was Mac OS X compatible. :shock:


You could try running it in CrossOver?

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