[Tutorial] How to run Graal Reborn client on Mac


#1

So you want to play Graal Reborn on your Mac, and you are tired of everyone telling you to buy a pc?
This tutorial is for you!

It will take some time to set up, but afterwards launching it will be relatively easy.
And it is 100% free!

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WHATS NEEDED :

[INDENT]Knowing how to open the Terminal. (If you don’t know, google it, its very simple.)
Internet connection.
OS X > 10.6 (Not required, but recommended)
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Step 1. Installing MacPorts

[INDENT]Install Xcode and the Xcode Command Line Tools.
It should be easy if you use the latest Mac OS X, because you can install it from the Mac App Store.

After installation, open the Terminal and accept the license of Xcode:

sudo xcodebuild -license

It will ask for your password. Enter your password and press enter.
(*Sometimes this is not required, but try it anyway)

After that, it’s time to install MacPorts
Here are the official download links:

[INDENT]Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (at least Xcode 5.0.1)
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (at least Xcode 4.4)
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (at least Xcode 4.1)
If your OS is older than those search for the tutorials on the official site.[/INDENT]

MacPorts is operated from the Terminal, so you might want to put the Terminal into your Dock, because you will be using it a lot.
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Step 2. Installing Wine & Winetricks

[INDENT]Open the Terminal and enter this:

sudo port install wine

This will install wine and all additional tools it needs. It might take a while.

It will be done when it will say

---> No broken files found.

After that you should install winetricks:

sudo port install winetricks

Then run the following command to install various things that are needed for Graal Reborn:

winetricks dinput8 gdiplus ddr=gdi

If any installation windows pop up, do as they say.

It will probably ask for a dll file, so download this and put it in this folder:
/Users/[YourUsername]/Library/Caches/winetricks/gdiplus/

After that run this again:

winetricks dinput8 gdiplus ddr=gdi

Well done! You installed everything needed for Graal Reborn client!
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Step 3. Running Graal Reborn

[INDENT]Download the normal Graal Reborn client here
, and while its downloading register on the forums if you haven’t, and activate your Graal account, if you haven’t.

Extract the files into “/Users/[YourUsername]/”,
so the graal_reborn folder will be located there.
This is mainly for you to be able to access it quickly.

Now, to launch Graal Reborn open your Terminal and enter the following command:

cd graal_reborn

and then enter ONE of these commands to open the respective version of Graal Reborn

wine Graal_222.exe
wine Graal_231.exe
wine Graal_2171.exe

Congratulations! The client should now work, and the servers will too!
NOTE: If you close the Terminal window with which you launched Graal Reborn, the client will shut down too!
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[I]If something doesn’t work please write here, I’ll try to help when I can.

This tutorial has been adapted from this thread.
I hope this helps, but I can’t guarantee it.
English is my second language, so if I have made some mistakes, feel free to correct me.[/I]


#2

Solid tutorial, although the best solution is to install Windows.


#3

Oh and I posted it in the wrong section by accident, can someone move it please?

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I have windows installed on my mac, but it is always a pain to switch the system each time I want to play the game.


#4

Very nice


#5

“Today, I’m gonna spend a few hours setting up my Mac so I can play some Graal Reborn.” - said nobody ever.

Nice tutorial though.


#6

I’ve done it before. You gotta do what you gotta do.


#7

Said someone a couple years ago.


#8

Step 1: Throw that expensive paper weight out the fucking window Step 2: Load up graal on your ti-89 Step 3: ??? Step 4: Profit


#9

I have a MacBook pro.
It runs windows 7 and ubuntu. I haven’t touched OSX since I got it.


#10

I’d choose a macbook pro over any PC laptop any day. Most PC laptops are just a piece of plastic junk.


#11

I tried using a Mac in school. It was a disaster.


#12

The difference is i’m only using the hardware


#13

Yeah. I got a chrome book for the same reason.