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firewater

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How to run on macOS?
« on: December 19, 2018, 07:04:12 AM »
I'm switching to macOS, and I'm wondering how to go about migrating RetroFE. I imagine most files are the same, some arguments will change and so on, but really the one thing I'm interested is how to even get it running. The site says I have to compile it myself, but I have no clue as to how that is done, or where the code I'm meant to compile is hosted. Would kindly appreciate any pointers!

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Re: How to run on macOS?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 08:06:07 AM »
https://bitbucket.org/phulshof/retrofe

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Re: How to run on macOS?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 03:27:37 AM »
Hmm I'm getting the following:

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Error: No available formula with the name "retrofe"
==> Searching for a previously deleted formula (in the last month)...
Warning: homebrew/core is shallow clone. To get complete history run:
  git -C "$(brew --repo homebrew/core)" fetch --unshallow

Error: No previously deleted formula found.
==> Searching for similarly named formulae...
Error: No similarly named formulae found.
==> Searching taps...
==> Searching taps on GitHub...
Error: No formulae found in taps.

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Re: How to run on macOS?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 06:25:26 AM »
Sounds like itís not part of homebrew anymore or you need to add a repository. Unfortunately I donít own a Mac myself.

Have you considered compiling it yourself? Instructions for that are below that part.

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Re: How to run on macOS?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 07:02:40 PM »
Damn that's too bad... I looked up for a brew index online and nothing came up for retrofe so apparently it got removed. I'm not a programmer so compiling it myself will be tough, but guess there's nothing else then. I'm stuck on the first step though, the sudo-apt command it gives to install dependencies is for Linux, and I'm not sure what the equivalent is for mac. I tried replacing it with brew, but brew doesn't have them either.

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brew install tortoisehg g++ cmake dos2unix zlib1g-dev libsdl2-2.0 libsdl2-mixer-2.0 libsdl2-image-2.0 libsdl2-ttf-2.0
Error: No available formula with the name "tortoisehg"
==> Searching for a previously deleted formula (in the last month)...
Warning: homebrew/core is shallow clone. To get complete history run:
  git -C "$(brew --repo homebrew/core)" fetch --unshallow

Error: No previously deleted formula found.
==> Searching for similarly named formulae...
Error: No similarly named formulae found.
==> Searching taps...
==> Searching taps on GitHub...
Error: No formulae found in taps.

I did install RetroArch with brew so I know it works at least.