Hello! I'm on the macOS Catalina beta, and can't get the downloaded app to launch. Know if the app needs to be updated for this latest version of macOS?
Hello, Im not sure what "opening a terminal window" means could you possibly break down the steps for me?
Thanks for explaining this! Unfortunately, Apple has made it difficult to distribute apps outside of their ecosystem lately.
Another thing that may be relevant. A user in another thread mentioned this to me:
"i just extracted the zip using the unarchiver app instead of the default app and it worked just fine. even with the new catalina update"
Perhaps the default unzipper strips the +x flag? It might be easier for some users to use a different unarchiver app to workaround this issue.
I can second this claim! I don't really know how it works, but using Unarchiver to extract the zip file seems to be a more easier solution to the problem than the one with the Terminal. This also worked with one other game that initially wouldn't open on Mac Catalina for me. Also, if anyone needs more help or steps with this method, I can make a new comment explaining the whole process over.
yes please, I seem to be unable to open the file with Unarchiver
Thanks!! It works!!
Hi! I followed this breakdown, but when I hit "enter" in terminal, it says
"-bash: chmod+x: command not found"
Thanks for including the exact error message; that helps to diagnose the problem. You're almost there.
There is a space missing in the command you tried. You have to type chmod +x /Users/... with a space between "chmod" and "+x" in addition to the space between "+x" and "/Users/...".
Thank you! Finally got it up and running :)
When I hit enter in terminal, it says
-bash: /Applications/AShortHike.app/Contents/MacOS/AShortHike: Permission denied
I think I'm doing something wrong. If you could please help, that would be swell. <3
Try it again, but type sudo before chmod (with a space in between). It will ask for your password - only works if you’re an admin user.
this was super helpful! Thanks! Works for me now.
My error message was: "No such file or directory" , and the unarchiver tells me "The contents of "Ashorthike.app" cannot be extracted with The Unarchiver, what should my next step be?
This worked for me! Thank you.
I tried to follow that tutorial but the Open With option didn't even appear.
Did you use a zip file when following the tutorial (for example, right-clicking on a zip file and then clicking Get Info)?
If that doesn't work, or you don't have any zip files on hand, you can instead manually extract the zip file with Unarchiver without setting it as your default, it just means a couple more steps depending on the browser you use.
For Safari and I think Google Chrome also, it will automatically unzip the file with the default app (which probably is Archive Utility). You can stop this process by right-clicking wherever the download process is being tracked on your browser, and then clicking Stop. Make sure to do this after the actual download is complete, so as soon as it says anything along the lines of "decompressing the file". If done properly, you should be left with just the zip file of the game, which you then can open in Finder. Right-click it, click Open With, and then choose Unarchiver.
If you use Firefox however, you can choose from the start which application to open the zip file with, so you can just skip all these steps and just download the game normally, but this time choosing Unarchiver instead of Archive Utility.
This worked for me. Thanks!
thank you so much for this tip! It really works if you keep getting "application can't open".