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opening non-apple app
#60249 12/21/21 08:52 PM
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Today I downloaded BlueStacks 4 but when I tried to open it, I couldn't, because it was non apple. I opened system prefs, security & privacy and clicked 'open anyway' but it wouldn't open. This I did (3) times.

Any ideas anyone?

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Re: opening non-apple app
jaybass #60269 12/22/21 05:57 PM
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That application will only run on non-MacOS computers at this time. The web site says a MacOS version "is coming".

You could install PC/Windows emulation software on your Mac and run it in that environment, but that could be overkill and more of a hassle than other alternatives (?).


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Ira L #60270 12/22/21 06:16 PM
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You misread the website, Ira, as I did at first glance.

It says v 5 for mac is coming, but v 4, which jaybass d/l'ed, runs on Macs.


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jaybass #60271 12/22/21 06:43 PM
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Running 10.15.7 with "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere" selected...

I d/l'ed v 4, opened the .dmg, and launched the installer with no problems.

I've got no idea what your problem may be.

Also, I checked the required specs, and you're OK in that respect.

Maybe try a fresh d/l?


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artie505 #60274 12/22/21 07:11 PM
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I phoned apple and after taking over my mac and (20) mins talking, I was advised to upgrade to catalina but even then there a question of the graphics not being adequate.

I emailed Cornell Ornithology and asked them if there is anything in the works for a straight download of their bird app. My son said something about that might be a possibility next year so I will wait for their response.

Apple did say that BlueStacks emulator seemed to be geared toward games. However...

Thanks Ira for your reply.

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jaybass #60278 12/22/21 08:04 PM
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BlueStacks specs for Mac: System specifications for installing BlueStacks on macOS – BlueStacks Support

The resolution et. al. may be a problem for gaming, but not for your purposes.

And yeah, it is basically a gaming app, although I guess you might be able to use its Android emulator for your bird app. (Actually, I was kinda curious about your wanting a gaming app.)


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artie505 #60283 12/22/21 09:53 PM
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Apple did say that upgrading to catalina should present no problem with downloading but I'm not sure if that would create any difficulties for me.

Did you actually open the app? There are other emulators but I'm in no hurry just now. I have uninstalled BlueStacks.

Merry Xmas.

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jaybass #60284 12/22/21 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jaybass
Did you actually open the app? There are other emulators but I'm in no hurry just now. I have uninstalled BlueStacks.
The d/l'ed .dmg opened as a disk image containing an installer app, and I launched the installer, but I quit it at the point at which it asked me to click to install, so, not having installed the app, I couldn't actually open it.

There was really nothing to uninstall: Just quit the disk image and trash the .dmg.

And happy holidays to you, too.


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