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SkyDemon for Mac OS X (unofficially)


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Hey,

is there an official or actual flight planning tool for OS X?
The download link on the website of SkyDemon doesn't work.


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arne - 3/29/2020 4:13:30 PM
Hey,

is there an official or actual flight planning tool for OS X?
The download link on the website of SkyDemon doesn't work.


Hi Arne,
Not from SkyDemon. This forum topic is all about trying to make the official windows version of SkyDemon to run on Mac OS X, using a variety of approaches. 
Personally, I am not sure what currently is the best option but recent discussions have mentioned Crossover as a way to make it work. 
Please share your findings here in the forum for benefit of all.
Regards,
TJ

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In my experience, the easiest way to run SD fully featured with a reliable faff-free user experience on a Mac is to run it in a virtual Windows machine using something like VirtualBox as a platform. 
Edited 3/30/2020 6:04:19 AM by grahamb
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grahamb - 3/30/2020 6:02:48 AM
In my experience, the easiest way to run SD fully featured with a reliable faff-free user experience on a Mac is to run it in a virtual Windows machine using something like VirtualBox as a platform. 
Thanks for the suggestion, I had not seen VirtualBox until now and it looks good (& free!). I used to run Parallels as a VM platform with Win10 but it's a bit cumbersome when you try to keep them all updated (so frequent and +cost every year); Updating Parallels, Windows, SkyDemon and OSX is almost a full-time job. 
I was hoping that SD would make an SD version for OSX or a configuration including a wrapper but that dream is fading...
With some more time, thanks to Corona, I'll try Crossover and share my findings here.

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Thomas Jensen - 3/30/2020 1:43:16 PM
grahamb - 3/30/2020 6:02:48 AM
In my experience, the easiest way to run SD fully featured with a reliable faff-free user experience on a Mac is to run it in a virtual Windows machine using something like VirtualBox as a platform. 
Thanks for the suggestion, I had not seen VirtualBox until now and it looks good (& free!). I used to run Parallels as a VM platform with Win10 but it's a bit cumbersome when you try to keep them all updated (so frequent and +cost every year); Updating Parallels, Windows, SkyDemon and OSX is almost a full-time job. 
I was hoping that SD would make an SD version for OSX or a configuration including a wrapper but that dream is fading...
With some more time, thanks to Corona, I'll try Crossover and share my findings here.

As you say, VirtualBox is free and updates are easy to apply. For a simple Win10/SD set up, once done if what you have works, there is no need to apply every VB update anyway. 

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Good news,

latest with upcoming of Mac OS Big Sur, it should be not an issue for the makers of Skydemon to re compile the IOS version for OSX as the Core will be mostly the same.
So latest then there is no argument left not to have a Desktop version.
As in the Future Intel processors will not be supported anymore, all solutions using virtualization Software like VMWARE, Parallels, will most likely die as Apple will switch fully to ARM processors, which are already used in the iPad/iPhone....
For a transistion time of 2-4 years it might be possible to use the older Mac's but as after 5 years normally Apple declares them as "vintage" 
SD should re consider this :-)

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