From: Tarang Mittal

For the Mac users in the class who have had issues trying to get the
simulator working on their machine, I have, after 2 weeks of working on
it (and getting japanese transalted), managed to do it successfully on
my iBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.3.8

Here is a how-to

Requirements -
1. Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
2. gcc 2.95.2
3. X11 For Mac OS X
4. X11 SDK for Mac OS X
5. Source of rcsoccersim-9.3.7
6. Patch file. (will provide link below)

(1) is there by default mostly.
(2,4) Are available on the X-Code 1.5 cd provided by Apple. This CD can
be obtained either by a fresh purchase of Mac OS X or for free download
at For the latter option, one must sign up for
free with Apple Developer Connection.
(3) Can be installed from the Mac OS X install disks or downloaded for
free from above mentioned location.
(6) rcsoccersim-9.3.7-1.patch in the project directory of cs344M-stone

Obtain tar ball of rcsoccersim-9.3.7 from either the project directory
in the CS department machines or from sourceforge.

Extract the tar ball. It creates a directory ./rcsoccersim-9.3.7/

While installing X-Code, ensure that you check the options of installing
- gcc-2.95.2
- X11 SDK

In rcsoccersim-9.3.7
run the following commands -
> patch -p1 < rcsoccersim-9.3.7-1.patch
> sudo gcc_select 2 (need admin password)
> CXXFLAGS=-Wno-long-double ./configure --enable-static=yes --disable-shared
> make
> make install

ensure that /usr/local/bin is in your path

run rcsoccersim

Tarang Mittal
Undergraduate, Senior
Computer Sciences and Pure Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin