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Issues Installing OpenRCT2 on MacOS

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Hello! I've been having issues installing OpenRCT2 on my Macbook Pro. I figure that it's not that much of a technically demanding game, especially since I'm not interested in the online/multiplayer aspects, and I've been playing it for a while on Windows 10, and since I've only ever had Windows operating systems, I'm not too familiar with Mac. 

I am aware that RCT2 is not a game that is available for Mac, but OpenRCT2 is. Thus, leading me to this reddit post: 

 

I have downloaded OpenRCT2 and placed it in the Applications folder, and I already have RCT2 on Steam, and I have Steam installed on this laptop. The mentioned reddit post then says to place the bought game files to the application folder. However, because this is a MacOS system, I cannot access these files since they are not compatible with the operating system. This exact problem is addressed in the first comment of the post, which leads to someone linking this forum post:

https://openrct2.org/forums/topic/1006-rct2-for-mac/#comment-5492

The OP of this post first has a link and says "download this" but this link has been moved to another location. Going to that location (here: https://github.com/OpenRCT2/OpenRCT2/wiki/Installation-on-Linux-and-macOS) there is only one download link I can see for Unshield, but I have no idea if the OP was referring to that or Wine or whatever, and I don't want to risk downloading a program that'll only clutter this laptop instead of helping , so I have no idea what the OP of the forum post was originally talking about. 

So, I don't know where to go from there, which is exactly why I'm here. Any thoughts or suggestions? 

Thank You!

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Steam can be made to download the files of any game you bought, even if it is not written for your operating system.

Here is how to do so:

  1. Open a Terminal (Cmd+space will open Spotlight, then just type Terminal until Terminal.app pops up, then press Enter)
  2. Copy and paste this into it, then press Enter:
    /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/steam_osx -console
  3. Steam will now start. You will see that it has an extra tab, next to your user name. It's called 'Console'. Click it.
  4. Copy and paste the following into it, then press Enter:
    download_depot 285330 285331
  5. Wait until it says "depot download complete".
  6. Now launch OpenRCT2. It should automatically pick up the location of the files if you have a recent develop version (do not use a release version).

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On 12/08/2018 at 10:59, Gymnasiast said:

Steam can be made to download the files of any game you bought, even if it is not written for your operating system.

Here is how to do so:

  1. Open a Terminal (Cmd+space will open Spotlight, then just type Terminal until Terminal.app pops up, then press Enter)
  2. Copy and paste this into it, then press Enter:
    
    /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/steam_osx -console
  3. Steam will now start. You will see that it has an extra tab, next to your user name. It's called 'Console'. Click it.
  4. Copy and paste the following into it, then press Enter:
    
    download_depot 285330 285331
  5. Wait until it says "depot download complete".
  6. Now launch OpenRCT2. It should automatically pick up the location of the files if you have a recent develop version (do not use a release version).

Thank you for the detailed response, but I'm still having issues.

I've followed all of the steps successfully, but opening OpenRCT2 still requests for a directory. I noticed that in the Steam Console after "Depot Download Complete:" it's immediately followed by a directory: "/Users/*myname*/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam.AppBundle/Steam/Contents/MacOS\steamapps\content\app_285330\depot_285331" When asked for the directory by OpenRCT2, I tried to follow the directory given by the depot download and the "Library" folder seemingly doesn't exist. I deleted OpenRCT2 entirely and downloaded the latest development version, just to make sure it was a development version and not a release version, and I'm still having the same issue. 

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Normally, OpenRCT2 should pick this directory up automatically.

Since it doesn't seem to do so in your case, we have to do it manually.

The Library folder is hidden. Open your home folder, click the 'Go' menu and hold ALT/Option. 'Library' will appear. From there, you can do two things:

- Copy the RCT2 folder to another folder, so you can easily choose the folder when prompted, or
- Go to Application Support/OpenRCT2 and edit config.ini, changing the variable `game_path` to `/Users/*yourname*/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam.AppBundle/Steam/Contents/MacOS/steamapps/content/app_285330/depot_285331`.

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6 hours ago, Gymnasiast said:

Normally, OpenRCT2 should pick this directory up automatically.

Since it doesn't seem to do so in your case, we have to do it manually.

The Library folder is hidden. Open your home folder, click the 'Go' menu and hold ALT/Option. 'Library' will appear. From there, you can do two things:

- Copy the RCT2 folder to another folder, so you can easily choose the folder when prompted, or
- Go to Application Support/OpenRCT2 and edit config.ini, changing the variable `game_path` to `/Users/*yourname*/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam.AppBundle/Steam/Contents/MacOS/steamapps/content/app_285330/depot_285331`.

Thank you. I've been able to move the app_285330 file to somewhere else and redirect OpenRCT2 to the new location when prompted and it opened without any further complications. Still, the game has a quite a few bugs, but those are irrelevant to this topic. Thanks again!

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