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1bit adventure game of cosmic horror inspired by the work of Junji Ito · By panstasz

"Is damaged and cannot be opened" error on MacOS

A topic by Ozambie created Jul 17, 2019 Views: 2,160 Replies: 11
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Hey everyone,

I've been wanting to play this game for so long and when I realized it finally came out for Mac I tried to download and play it. The download went just fine, downloaded as a zip file and when it unpacks it is the "" application. However, when I try to open it the computer says it is damaged and cannot be opened, and I should move it to the trash bin. Has anyone else had this problem? I haven't had this issue before with any other or other indie game I've downloaded before. If anyone has a suggestion please let me know, I want to try this game out ASAP!

Right click on the application, click "Show Package Contents", navigate to the folder "MacOS" and double click the "Mac_Runner" executable 

I still get the same error message. I also tried right-click and select open on directly but I still got the same thing. I've never actually seen this happen before with any other game or application so I'm completely lost.


Follow the steps of this video, then repeat the steps above- I forgot that the package contents option doesn't show up without the settings altered 

Did you ever get this game to work? I'm running into the same set of problems. 

Not to butt in, but I'm having the same problem as OP and the recommended solution didn't work for me. Anyone out there know what I need to do? 


I found a way to fix it for me.

Open terminal and issue:

xattr -cr /path/to/

Then it should run fine. Hope it helps.

Unfortunately this did not work for me either - got a "no such file" message in terminal. Any idea why/what to do?

> /path/to/

this is where you copy of WOH is.

I tried the above terminal command and it fixes it.


Got it - thank you so much!!

This seemed to work for me. 

Uuh, I tried this demo and I played it like 5 times. It such different concept and I really like it!! It just took little bit time to understand the whole gameplay and battling system.  I also had to do little coding to get the game launch on my Mac, but it ran smoothly after that.

I cant wait to get my hands on the finished product :]