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CS4 not supported on PowerPC G5...

Nov 17, 2012 5:41 PM

Tags: #indesign_cs4 #powerpc_g5 #architecture_not_supported

In spite of the specifications indicated here: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/system-requirements-cs4-point -products.html#main_MacintoshSystemReqs, my attempt to use InDesign CS4 installed with CS4 Design displayed the ever popular: "Not supported by this architecture" message.

 

This is in spite of Adobe technical support assuring me the specifications of my machine were indeed supported. (OS/X 10.5.8 - could that be the problem?)

 

Neither InDesign, nor Illustrator work, but Photoshop does.

 

Could anyone point me to a clue as to how to get InDesign operational on my PowerPC G5 1.6GHz machine?

 

Thanks a bundle.

 
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    Nov 17, 2012 5:56 PM   in reply to leofrish2

    The O/S is supported but only on an Intel machine.

     

    Bob

     
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    Nov 17, 2012 6:39 PM   in reply to leofrish2

    Did you get physical media or a download? If you have physical media, I'm curious what the packaging says for system requirements.

     
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    Nov 17, 2012 6:44 PM   in reply to leofrish2

    You're right. I thought it was CS4 that was the first Intel only version but I just double checked and it was CS5.

     

    But I have to ask…when did you buy CS4 and from where? CS4 has not been available for a several years.

     

    Bob

     
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    Nov 17, 2012 7:01 PM   in reply to leofrish2

    Was this a suite installer? Are you sure all of the apps got installed?

     

     

     

    I’ve seen that error displayed when an app is not fully installed.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:17 AM   in reply to leofrish2

    And do you have the other things required in terms of java and quicktime?

     
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:49 AM   in reply to leofrish2

    Creative Suite CS4 does run on Power PC G5 machines with Mac OSX 10.5.

     

    There is something else wrong.

    Maybe you should try deleting the permissions for InDesign & Illustrator.

    If that doesn't work, try creating a new user account in OSX 10.5  and see if they will run using the new user account.

     

    Plenty of people are still running CS4 on Power PC G5 with OSX 10.5 so there is definitly something wrong with your particular setup.

     

    Good Luck!

     
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to leofrish2

    Really left-field quetion here, but it really is a G5 and not a G4, right?

     
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    Nov 18, 2012 9:01 AM   in reply to leofrish2

    Also not really a Mac guy, but did you gind the executable in the folders for ID and Illy (which on Windows, at least is not easy to find) to drag to the dock?

     
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