macOS Catalina was released this Monday and has removed support for 32-bit applications. Marble Blast, and by extension, PlatinumQuest, will not run on macOS Catalina. If you want to continue playing Marble Blast on macOS, do not update past macOS Mojave.

Future builds of PlatinumQuest will continue to support the same versions of macOS (10.7 - 10.14) but if you update your computer there are a few alternative ways to play:

  • Install a Windows Virtual Machine and play the Windows version of PlatinumQuest.
  • Install a Linux Virtual Machine and play the Windows version via WinE or Proton.
  • Hopefully in time, CodeWeavers will update WinE on macOS to support running 32-bit programs.

Thanks for playing with us for all these years. We'll let you know if we add support for running PlatinumQuest on macOS Catalina.

- HiGuy

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Josep_Nollette replied the topic: #1 03 Apr 2020 20:28

Macs have always been PCs, because a mac is a computer, and PC stands for Personal computer.


Yeah, I kinda understood that Macs have always been personal computers even during their M68k and PPC days. However, when you bring up 'PC', not everyone will define it as a consumer-level computer regardless of its CPU architecture or OS; some will instead define it as one designed to run Windows. One example is the way covers for computer games distributed on CD- or DVD-ROM, and sometimes the discs themselves, mention 'PC' for Windows games and 'PC/MAC' for dual Windows-Mac OS games, and the physical eGames version of Marble Blast is no exception to the former.
In other words, not everyone realizes that 'PC' isn't restricted to x86/64 computers that run come shipped with Windows.

final thing, what does IMHO stand for? imo stands for In my opinion, but what does the H mean?

H for 'honest'.
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goforthefiles replied the topic: #2 03 Apr 2020 18:10
They would have had to switched, they were pretty much the only people bringing PPC to consumer markets, and with the really low use of PowerPC it became more for office computers and servers. Also, Macs have always been PCs, because a mac is a computer, and PC stands for Personal computer.
also they ditched powerpc because they wanted it to run windows. which is a bit funny because macs will not run on windows hardware.
Given that, you probably should run it off of Boot Camp, becuase it is faster than virtual machines. If you dont want to partition your disk, you can install it on an external hard disk.

final thing, what does IMHO stand for? imo stands for In my opinion, but what does the H mean?:side:
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superstar64 replied the topic: #3 28 Mar 2020 02:41
If you want to run Marble Blast on Catalina, I'd just recommend you throw together a Mojave virtual machine or a Windows virtual machine using your virtualization software of choice. I didn't actually do that because my Windows 10 machine runs just fine, but it's probably your best bet.