I was looking for some generic music and I thought I’d just download some MIDI files, and go with that. I mean come on, it’s 2020, even Windows 10 can play MIDI’s and even Microsoft has finally put in some sampled sound banks back in the what Vista days? Maybe XP??
Anyway, Apple has had sound banked MIDI for ages, going back to MacOS 7.something with a really revamped and great one in MacOS 8. Anyways I download Cuba Baion, and it doesn’t know what to do with it. I drag it to QuickTime 10, and it doesn’t know either.
So I fire up a Snow Leopard VM, and it too has QuickTime 10, and although it cannot play it, it offers to open up QuickTime 7 for me, and it plays. So I do the natrual thing, and zip of QuckTime 7, and copy it to Mojave, and lo it runs!
Back in the day, I bought QuickTime so I search my emails, and yep April of 2006 there is the receipt with the code!
I put in my pro key from back in 2006 and it happily registered.
Now, another thing from Snow Leopard that isn’t around anymore is X11. Can it be that easy?
I copy the app over, along with /usr/X11 and yes, that’s all it takes, and now I have X11 running on Mojave!
Too bad Catalina users, you can’t do any of this.