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Ricochet Lost Worlds and Infinity

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (66.18 MB)
MD5: 27cf6d580240273a5bdf397617e04f45
For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older games

Reflexive was a great indie dev during the late 2000s for Mac, PC and XBox 360/PS3.

Two of their crowning gems are the Ricochet games. I purchased these from Amazon around 2009, and a mere year later, I couldn't get them again from Amazon, because the GameCenter online registration servers were down (if only the Wayback Machine could get to those somehow!!!). But when I migrated my system, I figured out how to move these two by copying all the support files from the Main Library, User Library and User/Shared folder. One file in particular in ByHost seems to be the make or break one and requires a bit of trickery by replacing the old machine-string with the current one from your Mac. You can tell it worked if launching the games takes you to the 3rd and 4th screens shown above.

All need files are included along with directions. Leave a comment if something goes wrong and I'll see if I can figure it out.

The games work great on any G4, G5 or Snow Leopard/Rosetta System and Lost Worlds actually works pretty well on most mid-level G3s if you turn-off the animated backgrounds.

GORGEOUS games and probably the best Breakout Clones on Mac.

Architecture: PPC

Tiger G4/G5 and Snow Leopard (G3 - See Above).


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by Jatoba - 2020, January 7 - 2:07am

@ThinkIndifferent I second that. Smile

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by ThinkIndifferent - 2020, January 7 - 12:48am

Thank you for your hard work in preserving old indie games!

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by OpenSourceMac - 2020, January 6 - 11:13pm

So an update to this... After making one totally successful install of these on a new build, I tried to clone that system and had BIG PROBLEMS because of one mistake. DON'T try to open either game until you update the machine string in the ByHost pref file. Doing so seems to start the 45-minute trial, and negate the original license. I even tried recopying everything a second time with no luck, so it appears to be leaving a hidden file somewhere in the system that might be impossible to find.