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Is there a way to install XCode 4.2 on Mac OSX 10.8?

I need to compile some Firemonkey projects on my MBP (latest without retina) and I have OSX 10.8 installed and through normal means it's not possible to install Xcode 4.2

thanks in advance

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Which are those normal means? –  Thecafremo Mar 7 '13 at 10:01
    
Why can't you use the more modern Xcode 4.6 ? –  Mark Mar 7 '13 at 11:00
    
If the reason is that you need the 10.6 SDK take a look at this question: stackoverflow.com/questions/11989007/… –  jaume Mar 7 '13 at 11:49
    
1- without destroying my current setup, preferable legal since I actually "own" a "license" for both osx 10.7 and 10.8 2-firemonkey only works with 4.2, I have the 4.6 3-no, that's not the reason. –  Jake Armstrong Mar 7 '13 at 13:15
    
Is Firemonkey this dev environment? If so what exactly does it need? –  Mark Mar 7 '13 at 14:12
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No, you can't run Xcode 4.2 on OS X 10.8.

Xcode 4.2 is available as a download from the developer site at Apple:

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but it needs Lion.

On Mountain Lion, Xcode 4.2.x will show an error message similar to this, as mentioned here or here:

This installation of Xcode 4.2.x requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

If you need Xcode 4.2 you will need to install Lion, preferably on an external harddrive to avoid overwriting your current Mountain Lion installation.

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There's answer on Apple discussions groups to install Mac OS X Lion into virtual machine to use previous FM-ios.

PS: You're allowed to install Mac OS X in virtual machine on Apple hardware which meets requirements.

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As a side note: According to Apple's licensing policies, only OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) client or server, 10.7 (Lion) client or server, 10.6 (Snow Leopard) server and 10.5 (Leopard) server can be virtualized (see kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/…). Fortunately, the OP needs Lion, which can be virtualized in its client and server versions. There's a related question, also asked by the OP, here: superuser.com/questions/562238/recover-osx-lion-install/562268 –  jaume Mar 8 '13 at 15:04
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