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Alex

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Re: Cannot start game on Mac OSX
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2011, 05:09:13 PM »

Great! Thanks again for your help earlier.
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Re: Cannot start game on Mac OSX
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 11:15:39 PM »

Hey, I started out thinking I was having the same problem, and did the terminal run thing, but I get a permission-denied error. I know some people have helped me solve this before, but I just can't remember how to do this, and my Google skills are weak.

Thanks!
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Re: Cannot start game on Mac OSX
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 05:31:28 PM »


First of all, what you actually want to do is replace the JavaApplicationStub executable file in the Starfarer.app/Contents/MacOS directory with one under /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS/.

The first question is, where did you put Starfarer on your system? Assuming it's in the Applications folder, what you want to do is run the following as a single, one-line command from Terminal:
cp /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub 
 /Applications/Starfarer.app/Contents/MacOS

It wraps around in this post because it's too long, but needs to be a single command when you type it in - that is, type/paste the whole thing in without hitting enter.

Once that's done (and again, assuming Starfarer is in the Applications folder), you'd need to run these two separate commands:
cd /Applications/Starfarer.app/Contents/MacOS
./JavaApplicationStub


If that successfully runs the game, you'll be able to run it normally from that point on. If you put it somewhere other than the Applications folder, it might be easier just to move it there before doing these steps. By the way, would you mind telling me what version of the OS you have?

I had to do this again for the new release so I thought I would give this thread a bump.
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Re: Cannot start game on Mac OSX
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 05:33:56 PM »

Thanks - good call. I think I need to put together a "Troubleshooting" thread, with the info from here (and a couple of other threads) in it.
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