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MTan
06-08-2018, 06:02 PM
Hello, Friends!

We have a long-awaited x64 beta version of the BibleWorks 10 Mac Installer. If you have a BibleWorks 10 license, you are welcome to try it. You can download it here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iw4EllnJG7qkAq9czwIcin4_hbqQvqoY

Have fun!

6/11/2018 Edited to add the following:

I should have given more details on this. I'll add more as it comes to mind, but for now here are a few tips:



This dmg is large compared to the smaller x86 (32-bit) dmg installers. This is because we made the x64 installer to avoid needing the Installshield step. When you open the dmg and copy BibleWorks into your Applications folder, it sets up an installed copy of BibleWorks.
You will need valid activation codes for BibleWorks 10 (and your modules). When you run this x64 version of BibleWorks the first time, it will request that you type/paste in the codes.
The x64 installation is already fully patched. You don't need to apply any of the updates (except for the current EXE update). You can ignore the other database updates. We'll be cleaning that up over the next few weeks.
There are only a few, minor areas where the x64 is not identical to the x86 version.
If you need to change the x64 installation (e.g. add manuscript images), insert your BW10 USB media (or mount your BW10 ISO file), and then select from the main menu BibleWorks | Add or remove BibleWorks content. This will start the Installshield interface and let you add/remove components to your current installation.
If you have an older version of the BW10 USB drives or downloaded ISO (e.g. rev1, rev. 2, rev. 3), some of the free databases we released after the initial release are only available in a newer rev (or via the x86 program updates). The final rev released in July will contain all of these databases. Until then, you can copy them from an x86 (normal 32-bit) installation (from the BibleWorks 10/databases folder).
Things to avoid in the x64 beta:



Don't change the default font sizes in Tools | Options | Fonts
The View | Zoom options do work.


Michael

jfidel
06-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Mike,
I am assuming we can go back to the stable installer if we want to by running the stable installer and replacing the beta, is this an accurate assumption? Not wanting to trash BW on my Mac at this juncture.

jfidel
06-10-2018, 08:42 AM
I downloaded and am installing the 64bit beta Mac installer. First of all for those trying this it is 4.41 gigs installing to the application folder. It has taken about 20 minutes to install which is much slower that the 32bit version.

Please note that you will need to enter all your activation codes.

Your settings will all be gone and you will need to replicate them

You will then be provided a long list of updates to resources going back to 2015. Once downloaded, some of them do not install due to an error.

All WordSearch titles need to be reinstalled.

This should have been made clear before posting the beta, so I am posting what should have been posted before you make the decision to join the beta.

I know they are busy, but this is not good!

jfidel
06-10-2018, 09:02 AM
I ran a few activations for resources, since it was difficult to tell what codes are for what resources and what I owned.

After doing so, the program failed with an error message that it may be due the installer.

I still have the 64bit files on my computer in the event there is a fix for the locked up BW10 on 64bit installer.

jfidel
06-10-2018, 09:10 AM
The good news is that I was able to reinstall the most recent 32bit installer and all was back to normal. I probably have trash on my drive from the 64bit install, but will deal with that later.

I think the conversion to 64 bit in the final version needs not be a brand new install, but utilize user setup.

jfidel
06-11-2018, 09:56 AM
I delete the two ini files and reran the installer and the program came up.

1. I chose NOT to replace the application when the installer came up so I can run both versions.
2. Do not mess with Fonts unless you want to delete the ini to get the program to run again.
3. Looks like the installer thinks I have resources that I did not purchase such as the ESV Study Bible and some Apparatus. Not sure how to remove them. I did remove them from the Resource Pane.
4. Manuscripts not working.
5. Runs reasonably well with the above caveats.

Will continue to report.

jfidel
06-11-2018, 04:57 PM
I have manually copied many of the files not showing up in the 64bit from the 32bit program. These include the manuscripts, Nicolls commentary, dictionaries so they show up in the Dict section etc. It has worked well, but the next version should do this automatically.

jfidel
06-12-2018, 07:20 AM
Mike,
Your suggestion to install additional resources from our BW10 thumb drive or ISO is good. However, many of the resources not installed or not working is because the resources is newer than my original BW10 installation. Dict uses revised versions; Nicoll's commentary, ISBE... they are not available anyplace except in the databases directory of the 32bit install. This will change when the final version ISO is available for download.

Thanks for the update on your announcement.

admin
06-12-2018, 09:13 AM
... many of the resources not installed or not working is because the resources is newer than my original BW10 installation. Dict uses revised versions; Nicoll's commentary, ISBE... they are not available anyplace except in the databases directory of the 32bit install. This will change when the final version ISO is available for download.
....

Good point! I'll update the top-post to reflect that.

dtrotzjr
08-06-2018, 02:23 PM
Is there any E.T.A. for when this will be updated, possibly to a stable version? For some reason my current install (latest non-beta) has stopped launching, it just hangs indefinitely.

--
David

markauffarth
08-09-2018, 05:16 PM
My install keeps crashing. I was able to install and then enter activation codes. Then I was able to arrange my display and search versions and then I was able to do the updater. But then it just crashed and now it won't open. Can someone help me with this?

jfidel
08-10-2018, 09:48 AM
Did you adjust fonts? If so that is the cause. Delete the .ini file and restart BW. All your settings will be lost. You can reset them but donít mess with fonts.

dtrotzjr
08-11-2018, 01:47 AM
Did you adjust fonts? If so that is the cause. Delete the .ini file and restart BW. All your settings will be lost. You can reset them but donít mess with fonts.


Thank you! I was wondering what caused the crashing!

LaRosa
10-24-2018, 11:23 AM
Has there been any further developments or updates to the x64 Mac installer? It's been a couple months now.

jfidel
10-24-2018, 12:02 PM
I would like to know as well, especially fix the Bug regarding changing fonts.

mnglfiddle
12-05-2018, 10:35 AM
I am also interested as to whether there is any news on when a 64 bit version will come out. So many of us appreciate the work you have done on this software, and many of us don't really want to switch to something else any time soon! Thanks.

Ippocampo
03-20-2019, 12:19 PM
I am also interested as to whether there is any news on when a 64 bit version will come out. So many of us appreciate the work you have done on this software, and many of us don't really want to switch to something else any time soon! Thanks.

Any news? 64-bit only macOS 10.15 is coming.

jlm
06-06-2019, 01:57 PM
A few days ago, macOS Catalina was announced, and the beta is already in the hands of developers. MacRumors reports (https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/05/hands-on-with-macos-catalina/), "Notably, macOS Catalina does away with 32-bit app support, so some of your older apps are going to stop working. The operating system will let you know which apps are now defunct once you upgrade." So it's confirmed.

I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting a status update on the x64 macOS installer for BibleWorks. Is any work being done? If not, can anything be done to resolve that, e.g., do you need donations to support development?

jfidel
06-06-2019, 04:23 PM
I agree that an update regarding this matter is appropriate. I do not intend to use a windows simulator just to keep BW working. If the installer cannot keep up with the updates, then I will sell my BW10.

GUSnacks
06-06-2019, 06:20 PM
I also would like an update. I may need to sell my copy as well.

Dunk
06-23-2019, 10:58 PM
Anyone worked out a way to change font size without stopping BW from working?

John Pickering
07-19-2019, 03:56 AM
I have bibleworks 10 for windows, but want to buy and run bw10 on a Mac . Is this possible, and if so, what must I do. Thanks.

JulianF
10-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Last night I updated my Mac to the newly released MacOS Catalina. For the last several hours I tried time and again to install BibleWorks 10 through the 64-bit Mac Installer-Beta with no success. When the 4.41GB Installer file was copied into the Applications Folder and I tried to open it, BW10 kept on crashing.
Thatís so sad!!! BibleWorks has been my go-to Bible Software for the last 20+ years and even though I own both - Logos (for 15 years) and Accordance (for 5 years), neither of them can match the brilliant design and versatility of BibleWorks 10 as a translation and exegesis software. Iím willing to pay to be able to have a functioning 64-bit Mac Installer and Iím sure, Iím far from being the only BibleWorks 10 owner, who would pay for the development of one.
If there is still someone on the BibleWorks team, who reads this forum, would you PLEASE, consider hiring the developer of the 64-bit Mac Installer-BETA to finish his/her job. Iím sure you will be able to get your money back through the support of people like me, who need BibleWorks to work on the Mac.
I pray and hope someone will listen!!!

Julian

Catalina macuser
10-09-2019, 11:18 PM
I just want to echo what Julian said -- I've been using Bibleworks for years, there's nothing like it, and I too would be willing to pay for an updated mac version that works with Catalina.

What can we do to make that happen?

Thanks

Kokkee
10-10-2019, 01:23 AM
I can't install BW10 after the Catalina upgrade as well.

Precha1
10-10-2019, 06:26 AM
I just want to echo what Julian said -- I've been using Bibleworks for years, there's nothing like it, and I too would be willing to pay for an updated mac version that works with Catalina.

What can we do to make that happen?

Thanks

I echo the sentiments of Julian and Catalina.

cmyktaylor
10-11-2019, 12:27 AM
After years of telling us that BW will not sell anything but biblical texts since they were sure they would go out of business some day, BW finally went out of business. So they had a vision and they stuck with it. Only their vision kind of sucks for the rest of us.

technorev
10-22-2019, 07:53 PM
I'm starting to lose hope. I really, really love and use my BW10. But the x64 beta listed below doesn't work. Is there any work being done to make it work? I've posted before but have received no replies. I'm trying one more time. Somebody let me know if hope is still alive. Thank you so much

Technorev




Hello, Friends!

We have a long-awaited x64 beta version of the BibleWorks 10 Mac Installer. If you have a BibleWorks 10 license, you are welcome to try it. You can download it here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iw4EllnJG7qkAq9czwIcin4_hbqQvqoY

Have fun!

6/11/2018 Edited to add the following:

I should have given more details on this. I'll add more as it comes to mind, but for now here are a few tips:



This dmg is large compared to the smaller x86 (32-bit) dmg installers. This is because we made the x64 installer to avoid needing the Installshield step. When you open the dmg and copy BibleWorks into your Applications folder, it sets up an installed copy of BibleWorks.
You will need valid activation codes for BibleWorks 10 (and your modules). When you run this x64 version of BibleWorks the first time, it will request that you type/paste in the codes.
The x64 installation is already fully patched. You don't need to apply any of the updates (except for the current EXE update). You can ignore the other database updates. We'll be cleaning that up over the next few weeks.
There are only a few, minor areas where the x64 is not identical to the x86 version.
If you need to change the x64 installation (e.g. add manuscript images), insert your BW10 USB media (or mount your BW10 ISO file), and then select from the main menu BibleWorks | Add or remove BibleWorks content. This will start the Installshield interface and let you add/remove components to your current installation.
If you have an older version of the BW10 USB drives or downloaded ISO (e.g. rev1, rev. 2, rev. 3), some of the free databases we released after the initial release are only available in a newer rev (or via the x86 program updates). The final rev released in July will contain all of these databases. Until then, you can copy them from an x86 (normal 32-bit) installation (from the BibleWorks 10/databases folder).
Things to avoid in the x64 beta:



Don't change the default font sizes in Tools | Options | Fonts
The View | Zoom options do work.


Michael

now john
10-23-2019, 07:28 AM
I'm starting to lose hope. I really, really love and use my BW10. But the x64 beta listed below doesn't work. Is there any work being done to make it work? I've posted before but have received no replies. I'm trying one more time. Somebody let me know if hope is still alive. Thank you so much

Technorev

It may be that the only hope now for BW on a Mac is written on the BibleWorks home page and has been there since BW closed.

"What about the Mac version of the program?

BibleWorks updates for the PC will also work on the Mac platform. We will do our best to insure compatibility of BibleWorks 10 with future Mac OS changes but the situation is more complex than with the PC platform. The coming macOS versions require 64-bit programs. BibleWorks is in good shape for this, and we will soon release a full x64 Mac Installer dmg. We will also be working with CodeWeavers to explore options for them to continue compatibility support for the BibleWorks Mac Installer. Finally, in any case, Mac users will likely be able to fall back to using a virtual machine (like Virtual Box, Fusion, or Parallels)."

technorev
10-24-2019, 11:22 AM
I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, every single point Julian has made is almost word for word what I would say and offer. It is crazy that we cannot get a working x64 bit version. As BWorks is my go to software even though I own all the credible Bible software programs. There's got to be someone who can help.

Technorev


Last night I updated my Mac to the newly released MacOS Catalina. For the last several hours I tried time and again to install BibleWorks 10 through the 64-bit Mac Installer-Beta with no success. When the 4.41GB Installer file was copied into the Applications Folder and I tried to open it, BW10 kept on crashing.
Thatís so sad!!! BibleWorks has been my go-to Bible Software for the last 20+ years and even though I own both - Logos (for 15 years) and Accordance (for 5 years), neither of them can match the brilliant design and versatility of BibleWorks 10 as a translation and exegesis software. Iím willing to pay to be able to have a functioning 64-bit Mac Installer and Iím sure, Iím far from being the only BibleWorks 10 owner, who would pay for the development of one.
If there is still someone on the BibleWorks team, who reads this forum, would you PLEASE, consider hiring the developer of the 64-bit Mac Installer-BETA to finish his/her job. Iím sure you will be able to get your money back through the support of people like me, who need BibleWorks to work on the Mac.
I pray and hope someone will listen!!!

Julian

jfidel
10-24-2019, 12:33 PM
I believe the code was written by CodeWeavers. You can see here that they still do not have a solution for the recent Mac OS https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/jschmid/2019/9/10/so-we-dont-have-a-solution-for-catalinayet

You may want to contact them and see what they say about the cost to finish the 64 bit beta.

I think having the 64 bit beta installer when BW closed made many believe that the next version of Mac OS would still run BW. Even though no promises were made, this is hardly an "every effort" to keep BW running on Macs. BW should contact the developers and advise back to us, but not sure that is going to happen.

tomaszwas
11-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Trying to open the change file for 64 bit version. The screen message appears: "Do not recognizable image." Of course, it's about macOS.
What should I do to bypass this problem?


Hello, Friends!

We have a long-awaited x64 beta version of the BibleWorks 10 Mac Installer. If you have a BibleWorks 10 license, you are welcome to try it. You can download it here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iw4EllnJG7qkAq9czwIcin4_hbqQvqoY

Have fun!

6/11/2018 Edited to add the following:

I should have given more details on this. I'll add more as it comes to mind, but for now here are a few tips:



This dmg is large compared to the smaller x86 (32-bit) dmg installers. This is because we made the x64 installer to avoid needing the Installshield step. When you open the dmg and copy BibleWorks into your Applications folder, it sets up an installed copy of BibleWorks.
You will need valid activation codes for BibleWorks 10 (and your modules). When you run this x64 version of BibleWorks the first time, it will request that you type/paste in the codes.
The x64 installation is already fully patched. You don't need to apply any of the updates (except for the current EXE update). You can ignore the other database updates. We'll be cleaning that up over the next few weeks.
There are only a few, minor areas where the x64 is not identical to the x86 version.
If you need to change the x64 installation (e.g. add manuscript images), insert your BW10 USB media (or mount your BW10 ISO file), and then select from the main menu BibleWorks | Add or remove BibleWorks content. This will start the Installshield interface and let you add/remove components to your current installation.
If you have an older version of the BW10 USB drives or downloaded ISO (e.g. rev1, rev. 2, rev. 3), some of the free databases we released after the initial release are only available in a newer rev (or via the x86 program updates). The final rev released in July will contain all of these databases. Until then, you can copy them from an x86 (normal 32-bit) installation (from the BibleWorks 10/databases folder).
Things to avoid in the x64 beta:



Don't change the default font sizes in Tools | Options | Fonts
The View | Zoom options do work.


Michael

Ippocampo
12-17-2019, 08:53 AM
I have GREAT news on installing BibleWorks 10 on macOS 10.15 Catalina. CrossOver guys released CrossOver 19 that is finally compatible with Catalina.

You have to buy CrossOver 19 (today only is 19$, then 35$) and reinstall BibleWorks but it works. I'm using right now in my MacBook Pro with macOS 10.15.2.

I am almost sure that the BibleWorks guys will release soon the new 64 bit Mac Installer (is a OEM CrossOver copy that works only for BibleWorks) but if you can't wait like me and you can afford the cost of CrossOver 19 you can use BibleWorks on Catalina today.