View Full Version : Mac Launcher for DA2
15th Feb 2005, 05:40 PM
was posted at beyond unreal a while ago.
A mac program is out which auto launches mods installed for UT2004
It seems good as I heard people find it hard to launch mods like from the DA:UT days as you have to write scripts.
I dont have a mac, but I intend to link to this launcher or include it on site etc if its any good for when DA2 is out.
Anyone who has a mac, any feedback on how it works would be good, such as how it works... Does it auto detect mods and add them to the list? does the user have to select a mod to be added first? etc
The site says it adds them to the list for you, but a real trial and feedback would be great of if we should include or link to it.
15th Feb 2005, 08:59 PM
Yeap we need that
16th Feb 2005, 01:00 PM
thats kinda cool :) I dont use a mac personally, but a tool to help get the mod out to everyone possible can only be a plus :D
18th Mar 2005, 03:22 AM
I had a short talk with abs a few weeks ago. I'm the cofounder of the mac mods site www.macologist.org, and we've done launchers for FO, RO, and more, and we could write a dedicated one for DA2 as well. Certainly the mod launching utilities (we have about 3 in our site downloads) will work as well. What we can write is a short applescript that the user sees as an application icon: they double click & it goes. They can even drag it into the OS X launcher called the "Dock".
We can also package a dedicated mac installer for you guys using Apple Packagemaker, and wrap it in an OS X disk image (.dmg).
What I need to know is the exact folder name of the mod, and I can post the application immediately. Also if you have a graphic to use as an icon (128x128) for the launcher, that would be ideal.
Abs- I am asking my staff for a reviewer for you. You can PM me at www.macologist.org, or email me at santaduck @ gmail.com, or AIM me at Santaduck51, or icq 136301082 , or msn santaduck@hotmail. As Mac is openGL only, it should also be a nice test for OGL in general.
18th Mar 2005, 03:36 AM
Hey that sounds great!
The folder name is DA2 which sits in the root like the other mods RO, FO.
Ill get a graphic soon for you, and the Mac installer sounds a great idea too... (Y)
Your site seems to be down
18th Mar 2005, 05:25 AM
Initial test launcher (w/out icon) is located at:
UT2k4's mac binary has some bugs in the -mod= switch, so you'll notice that if you have a splash graphic, it will show up properly on launch, which is not the case with all mac launcher utilities. Also, when we do get the icon, we'll need to compress it with the .sit format (standard for Macs), because zip compression strips mac resource forks which include icons.
18th Mar 2005, 06:49 AM
Sure santaduck, I will be getting it for you
19th Mar 2005, 02:02 AM
Yes, our site was down for a bit b/c the network at the provider went down for a few hours, but it's back up.
OK Absolut, let me know. Our senior editor Mac_Jedi will be doing the review, so we'll need to get it to him when you're ready.
23rd Mar 2005, 01:10 PM
hey thats totally awesome Santaduck :) good on ya. I dont have a mac personally, but still! :D
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