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The Groozle

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For Mac OS X
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For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older games

This page is a tutorial on playing Ren'Py engine games using old Mac OS X Tiger and Leopard for PowerPC or intel. The first download is the unmodified Groozle game that can standalone and run as intended. It comes with one of the highest launcher versions for Tiger not needing an internet connection. Ren'Py Launcher v6.12.0 year 2011.

Taking Groozle, I cleaved its launcher from its media, edited it a tad so it isn't always named "groozle", and use it to play Ren'Py programmes made from mid 2007 thru 2011 (plus the launcher v6.3.0 found on the "Ren'Py" page plays programmes made mid 2006 thru mid 2007). I tried other and more official ways of using Ren'Py on Tiger/PPC and concluded my way looks and feels best. This means old versions of built in launchers can be erased from their Ren'Py games thereby saving up to 20MB storage per gametitle and you use only the best engine/launcher 6.12.0 on Tiger. This is all in the 2nd dL. I added 2 more small games (Ewe of the Falklands and Mobile Food Madness) to demonstrate the one-launcher/many-games model, which is why dL 2 is larger than 1.

The Groozle is a very small fantasy themed puzzle game with quality sound and pictures like in a comicbook. Think The Jabberwocky Being Eaten By A Grue Meets Hunt The Wumpus.

Ren'Py plays best using a 3-button mouse with scrollwheel. The wheel can be pressed as its third button.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Mac OS X Tiger Universal.
Leopard tests good.


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by WhosIt.There - 2020, March 28 - 2:02am

Seems to work okay in macOS X 10.13 / High Sierra on an Intel Mac Mini.

It's more of an interactive "Choose Your Way" book rather than a real point-n-click adventure game, so may need to be re-categorised.