Cannot open bspatch as PowerPC applications are no longer supported

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Hi Ally,

Allies during re-installation everything went pretty good to some extent, but I think it has failed to install everything. The problem is after update when I try to open a file in Photoshop CS4 on Mac OS Lion, I got stuck up with this error message. This means the OS function crashed? Don’t get any idea further. Please help to resolve this error. Thanks for your help.

Error:

You can’t open the application bspatch because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

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Answered By 563960 points N/A #186244

Cannot open bspatch as PowerPC applications are no longer supported

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Nope, the operating system didn’t crash if that’s what you think. It is a different problem actually that has something to do with your application not being able to run on your operating system. If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and this error appeared, it means your application is PowerPC-based and this Mac OS X version no longer supports PowerPC-based applications.

One thing you can do is to find other programs similar to the one you are using but is not a PowerPC. There are also other suggestions from other users suggesting to run Mac OS X Server 10.5 Leopard or Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard in emulation under Mac OS X Lion. That means you need to install a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VMWare on your Mac OS X Lion and on that virtual machine install Mac OS X Server 10.5.

So that’s probably the workaround you’ll need to get your PowerPC applications up and running on your Mac OS X Lion. It’s not as easy as you think but it will eventually make your applications running on an unsupported operating system. For a little bit of information, you may wish to visit Run Virtualized Rosetta on Lion.

Answered By 10 points N/A #186247

Cannot open bspatch as PowerPC applications are no longer supported

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is not the new version of Mac OS X so it should work on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but still it depends on the versions of these applications. Visit Adobe’s official website and check each program’s specifications to learn if they are compatible with your operating system or not.

Another way you can try is to uninstall all Adobe products you installed on your computer. If you have other Adobe programs aside from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, remove them all from your computer. Once all Adobe products have been uninstalled, restart your computer. If your other Adobe applications are working and only Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are not, install first these two.

But first, determine which of the two is the oldest. If Adobe Photoshop is the oldest, install it first and then followed by Adobe Illustrator. If Adobe Illustrator is the oldest, install it first followed by Adobe Photoshop. But after each successful installation, run the program first to make sure it is working. If not, check your operating system for an update.

To check for a possible update, click on the Apple menu and select Software Update. Click Install if updates are available and restart your computer. If this doesn’t fix the problem, it would mean you need to upgrade the programs to versions that support Mac OS X Lion.

Answered By 210 points N/A #186248

Cannot open bspatch as PowerPC applications are no longer supported

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The reason behind the error is because of an upgrade you made to your operating system. If you upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion from Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard then stop wondering why the programs no longer works. The portable programs you want to install were probably designed on earlier versions of Mac OS X that still supports PowerPC applications.

When you upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that ended the support for your programs because, this edition of the operating system no longer supports the design of the programs that supposedly were PowerPC. The best alternative you can do is to find similar programs that support Mac OS X 10.7 and higher.

Another way is to install a virtual machine and install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in it and there you can install and still use PowerPC apps like the portable apps you mentioned.

Answered By 10 points N/A #186250

Cannot open bspatch as PowerPC applications are no longer supported

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First of all you did not mention which version of Photoshop you are running in your machine. The problem generally occurs when Photoshop CS3 or CS4 is made to run in Power PC mode (Rosetta) at the time you try to update with Mac 10.7. As Rosetta no longer supports in Mac 10.7 so the problem occurs. However, try to run the attached script and then launch your Photoshop in Rosetta. Follow the following steps:-
  • First of all quit your Photoshop application.
  • Then, ctrl+ click the attached file and save it on your desktop.
  • Now, double click on the downloaded file, in order to unzip it.
  • Next, double click on the unzipped file —- (Remove_Launch_Pref.app to run the script). 
  • After this, restart your computer and then try to reopen your Photoshop. 

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