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How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by BomberDino Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:26 pm

Apple's App Store no longer lists Shadowrun Returns on a newer iPhone/iPad with a 64bit-only release of iOS. If I use an older iOS device that can't be upgraded -- like say an iPad 2/3 -- will Shadowrun Returns show up in the App Store? If not, is there any way to sideload on older iOS devices like you can on Android devices?

I guess this could be a general question: How can I install older iOS apps that haven't been updated to 64-bit? If I purchased them back then, will they show up on older devices if I log in with my iTunes account?
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:16 pm

BomberDino wrote:If I use an older iOS device that can't be upgraded -- like say an iPad 2/3 -- will Shadowrun Returns show up in the App Store? If not, is there any way to sideload on older iOS devices like you can on Android devices?

I guess this could be a general question: How can I install older iOS apps that haven't been updated to 64-bit? If I purchased them back then, will they show up on older devices if I log in with my iTunes account?


I’m not sure if the game will still show up in the App Store, but it might. You should be able to re-download older titles, though. Several games I purchased did not survive the 64-bit app-pocalypse, but I was able to load them onto my daughter’s first-generation iPad.
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by BomberDino Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:12 pm

Have you been able to download previously undownloaded games on the 1st gen iPad?
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:18 am

BomberDino wrote:Have you been able to download previously undownloaded games on the 1st gen iPad?


I actually have not tried that yet...
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by marurun Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:23 am

Apple does do a pretty good job of keeping around older apps, but nothing is guaranteed. I'm still mourning the failure of the Doom RPG to transition to 64-bit.
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by BomberDino Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:00 pm

I tested with an iPad 2, 3, and 4 today. If you have already downloaded the app with an iTunes account before it was delisted, you can download it again using that same account. Otherwise, you're out of luck.

The other option is to find the package somewhere and install on a jailbroken device. I don't go near sites with old packages, however, due to virus/malware concerns. And I'm not sure how you would go about paying the developers in that case, either.

This exercise has made me view physical releases in a whole new light.
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Re: How to play the iOS version of Shadowrun Returns?

by marurun Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:43 pm

BomberDino wrote:This exercise has made me view physical releases in a whole new light.


Except a lot of physical releases these days are still dependent upon checking in or downloading extra data. We're in a place right now where no game has the same available life of cartridges, physical or no.
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