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I upgraded to macOS Catalina today and I can't seem to play SMAC. GOG Galaxy opens fine. The game itself is a 64-bit program according to Apple (see screen shot). Moreover, I played the game just fine without any other warnings about using a 32-bit program under the earlier version of macOS.

When I click the green play button it goes gray, like the game is about to load, and then nothing happens. The button turns green again.

So, any ideas? Anyone else unable to play?

Thanks your help.
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Nope. It appears broken.
Most older games will be broken due to Catalina being 64bit only.
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Themken: Most older games will be broken due to Catalina being 64bit only.
But the game itself is 64 bit according the system profiler. See my screen shot. Is there some helper app that needs to be updated or is there just no hope?

Does anyone from GOG read these forums?
If you want GOG personnel to assist you, write to support. Hopes of someone reading a forum post should be slim to none.
Yes, check GOG's support page for the game then if that did not help, contact support.
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Themken: Yes, check GOG's support page for the game then if that did not help, contact support.
Thank you Themken and Links. Just submitted a support request. We'll see what happens. I guess I don't have a lot of hope....

-kevin
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Themken: Yes, check GOG's support page for the game then if that did not help, contact support.
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kevin74: Thank you Themken and Links. Just submitted a support request. We'll see what happens. I guess I don't have a lot of hope....

-kevin
They will try to help. Whether they can solve the issue or not... that's a different issue. Good luck.
So it is confirmed. There is no work around. SMAC will not play on macOS 10.15 Catalina. This is what I got back from GOG support.

:-(

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Hello

Unfortunately your operating system is not supported. This game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15. I do not know why the 64-bit compatibility is shown. There are no workarounds short of installing Windows.

Do you have access to a different computer that meets the system requirements and that you could use to play the game?

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Regards
Genoan
GOG.com Support
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kevin74:
Install a Linux distro with multi-arch (both 32 and 64bit support after installing the necessary libraries) next to Mac OS.