MacOS Catalina issues

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As of MacOS Catalina, Macintosh computers no longer support 32-bit Apps. This is unfortunate, because the Eschalon series is written in a defunct language called BlitzMax, which is no longer supported and never had a 64-bit compiler.

What that means is the Eschalon games are not going to work on the latest version of MacOS. Perhaps some clever person will develop a 32-bit emulator for Catalina that will allow apps like Eschalon to run? Until then, your only option is to play it on an older MacOS, or on a different platform altogether.

If we find a solution that works, we’ll be sure to post it here.

4 Responses

  1. Никита Демченко
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    The official website says it’s
    >BlitzMax, 64-bit macOS edition. Includes SDL backend and mojo2.

    https://www.blitzmax.org/downloads/

    Did I miss something?

    • Basilisk Games
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      I honestly didn’t know BlitzMax went fully open source. The last time I checked with the original developer a few years ago, it was pretty much abandoned. We’ll take a look and see what it will take to recompile Eschalon in x64. There are other dependencies that may not compile properly, but we’ll give it a shot.

      • Winfried Maus
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        Hello from Germany,

        How did this adventure turn out? I am really curious, did BMX-NG work for you?

        All the best,
        Winni

  2. Rito
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    Just finished the first instalment of Eschalon and wanted to say thank you to the devs for making such an entertaining game with fun story and interesting mechanics. I hope to play the next two games soon when I have some spare money! Thank you again.

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