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Use Logic 8 on unsupported (slow) Macs Apps
Although Apple's requirements for Logic 8 are at least a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 and 1GB RAM, it still works on slower Macs (500MHz / 512MB). After a quick plist-editing, it will run (or loaf) even on slower G4s with minimal RAM, too. Just open Applications » Logic Pro.app » Control-click and choose Show Package Contents from yhe pop-up menu, then navigate into Contents » Resources and open minsys.plist with your favourite plist editor and change these keys:
  • AELMinimumRAMSize / block: Change 512 to whatever you want (256)
  • AELPlatform_PPC / AELMinimumCPUSpeedSingle / block: Change 500 to whatever you want (300)
Save the plist and you're done. I was able to launch Logic 8 on a 350MHz G4/PCI; didn't expect a snappy productivity environment, but at least it's running.
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Use Logic 8 on unsupported (slow) Macs
Authored by: r0n on Feb 01, '08 02:25:34AM

This hint may help with some CPU-upgraded Macs too (if CPU speed shows at "0" instead of x.x GHz).



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