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  • Will BaseCamp Be Upgraded To 64-bit?

    Apple has been warning people that the next MacOS after High Sierra (v10.13.x) will no longer run 32-bit programs. In fact, Apple has stopped accepting 32-bit programs for sale in the App Store. After High Sierra the MacOS will only run 64-bit programs. This has been coming for a long time so it's not as if Apple is springing this on people. But BaseCamp (v4.6.3) is a 32-bit program. That means it won't run on future versions of the MacOS.

    I've done an online search but I can't find anything from Garmin about getting a 64-bit release of BaseCamp or some new program to take BaseCamp's place that is natively 64-bit. Has anyone on this forum heard anything?

    I like BaseCamp. I use it weekly if not more often than that and I'd hate to lose it. I suppose I could keep High Sierra on an external drive or a partition of my internal drive along with the 32-bit BaseCamp but that's a hassle having to reboot to the other drive just to use one program. Garmin is abandoning Garmin Adventues and Cloud Service in May of 2018 a service I've used extensively to post my Adventures for friends to follow and use. I sure hope Garmin isn't abandoning BaseCamp, too.
    Last edited by Richard_S.; 04-15-2018, 12:00 PM.

  • #2
    I doubt if there will be a 64 bit version.
    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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    • #3
      Based on what? Here was your last prediction. Now, I can understand they need to release an update to yank out adventure cloud support (which is a damned shame, but whatever)....but if they are releasing a new version, it takes nothing to compile for 64-bit.

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      • #4
        Well we'll see but as there is no sign of any BaseCamp development team I'd be surprised.
        Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
        Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
        (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mad_hungarian View Post
          ...it takes nothing to compile for 64-bit.
          That's not necessarily true.

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          • #6
            It's really not that big of a deal:
            https://developer.apple.com/library/...istingApp.html
            Last edited by SUSSAMB; Today, 12:03 AM. Reason: Please try not to quote the post directly above yours, it's unnecessary and just clutters up the thread, thanks.

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            • #7
              There can be more to it than that. Things don't always work when changing from 32 bit to 64 bit.
              Last edited by SUSSAMB; Today, 12:04 AM. Reason: Please try not to quote the post directly above yours, it's unnecessary and just clutters up the thread, thanks.

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              • #8
                LOL, ok.

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