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Mac Nightly Installation help.
« on: February 19, 2016, 08:03:52 pm »
So XCOM 2 will not work on my weak ass computer, so i decided to play OpenXcom Final Mod Pack instead, but the Mac folder will not accept the UFO Defense files, whenever i try to move them over, there is a cancel icon and the files refuse to move over. Help Please.

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Re: Mac OpenXcom Refuses to accept the files.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 09:00:21 pm »
The default data folder probably requires permissions that you don't have to write to it. You can define other data/user/config folders for openxcom, where you should be able to put the files.

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Re: Mac OpenXcom Refuses to accept the files.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 09:13:40 pm »
I opened the change permissions folder, but all the change permissions options are grayed out and inaccessible.

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Re: Mac OpenXcom Refuses to accept the files.
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 10:46:50 pm »
If you don't have permissions to a folder, it is doubtful you would have permission to give yourself permission. You can try (using root access / sudo commands) to change permissions, or you can just change openxcom to look into a different folder for which you do have permissions.

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Re: Mac OpenXcom Refuses to accept the files.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 01:55:23 am »
I gave myself root access, and now it worked. But it can't install Final Mod Pack so that sucks. Now i gotta figure out how to install a nightly.

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No Start Game File on Mac for Nightlies.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 09:09:08 am »
So i downloaded the latest Mac Nightly build, put all the files in, and theres no file to start the game. Is there something I'm missing? I know some of the other forum posts mention something about installing the nightly over 1.0, but i dont know how.

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Mac Nightly Installation help.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 07:15:11 am »
Can i get help for figuring out the readme? Ive installed the home-brew through terminal, and got the data files properly inserted, but have no clue where to go from there to install it.

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Mac Nightlies: Failed to open common directory?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 05:31:24 am »
Has anyone else experienced this problem getting the Mac Nightlies to run? This is more progress than was occurring previously, it now boots up, but crashes immediately. But it's still better than before, just need to figure out this common directory thing.

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Re: Mac Nightlies: Failed to open common directory?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 10:55:46 am »
if you have a folder called "data"... delete it.

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Re: Mac Nightlies: Failed to open common directory?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 11:08:04 pm »
Not that i can see. Although i think my data is corrupted anyway so who knows.

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Mac Nightlies. Impossible to install?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 02:54:42 am »
I know it's not true, but it's starting to feel like it after about a week of trying and no results. Has anyone managed to get this game to work on Mac? And if so, tell me how.

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Mac Nightlies. Which XCODE Application type do i make the nightly?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 08:17:15 am »
The Ufopedia entry dosen't specify, is it a game, is it an application bundle, is it something else entirely?

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Is the Unix Exectable for mac nightlies the key?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2016, 05:40:25 pm »
After you input all the files, do you just run the Unix executable and then you have the Nightly up and running? Because whenever i do it, it says it can't open the common directory.

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Re: Is the Unix Exectable for mac nightlies the key?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 05:51:37 pm »
You need at least the following in your game:

1. "common" subdirectory (provided by openxcom)
2. "standard" subdirectory (provided by openxcom)
3. "UFO" subdirectory (directory is provided but empty... you need to copy files from the original game here)
(optionally) 4. "TFTD" subdirectory if you want to play Terror from the deep (again, directory is provided but empty, you need to copy original game files there)
5. in the root directory, you need the executable file... I don't know if unix file works on mac or not

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Re: Is the Unix Exectable for mac nightlies the key?
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2016, 12:59:55 am »
I imputed the UFO Defense Files, what is this root directory you speak of?