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Low-cost and easy-to-use map-making software focused on creating gorgeous hi-resolution tile-based tactical-scale battlemaps.
Low-cost and easy-to-use map-making software focused on creating gorgeous hi-resolution tile-based tactical-scale battlemaps.
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Workaround if the MapForge prototype won't run for you in Mac OS X Sierra

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If you can't launch the prototype under Mac OS X Sierra without being prompted to find "missing" files and seeing a bunch of script errors, read on for instructions for a workaround that should allow the prototype to work properly. If this is not happening to you, feel free to skip this entire Update.

There is an issue with the new Gatekeeper feature in Sierra that requires apps to be signed (even apps not distributed via the Mac App Store). The temporary workaround to get it running on Sierra involves removing the app from quarantine.

Launch Terminal and run this command:

xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /PathToMapForgeApp/MapForge.app

(substituting the ACTUAL path, of course; if you need help with this, let me know in the Comments or message me)

You should now be able to launch and use the MapForge prototype without any file warnings or script errors at all.

The Terminal command fixes the issue for now, but it's a stopgap fix. Once I can figure out the code signing part, that should provide the long term fix. Hopefully I can get this sorted out before the next prototype is ready for release.

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    1. Robyn Nixon
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      I will try this when I get home from work

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      David Kennedy on

      need assistance as well... "can't find mapforge prototype.dir."

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      Darrell Woods on

      I could use some help. Not sure how to type in the Actual pathway.

    4. Steven Evans on

      @Battlegrounds Shows how much of the campaign page I read before I backed it...

    5. Battlegrounds Games, LLC 6-time creator on

      No need to be a backer to download the prototype, either.

    6. Battlegrounds Games, LLC 6-time creator on

      @Steven, Right on the project page (lower half). There are three download links.

    7. Steven Evans on

      You keep talking about the prototype, but how available is it for backers to try out? I'm guessing I missed it (link in an old update that doesn't jump out while skimming them? email that went to spam?), but could you share it again?

    8. Iain Davidson on

      Great, thank you for this Prickly Pear :-) I didn't know the trick with dragging an app to the terminal window - that's a real timesaver!

    9. Battlegrounds Games, LLC 6-time creator on

      Thanks for that tip, Prickly Pear! That helps with the hardest part.

      CTRLALTCREATIVE, Terminal can be scary at first, I know.

      Kurt, the Windows version of the prototype had its own problems, the first few days, but it should be working fine for everyone, now.

    10. CTRLALTCREATIVE
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      Hate to mess around with Terminal, so I hope you get it solved

    11. Kurt Stoffer
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      on

      Workaround if the MapForge prototype won't run for you in Mac OS X Sierra ?

      Get a PC.

    12. Per Hansen the Prickly Pear on

      The easiest way to "type" the path to MapForge is to locate MapForge in a Finder window and then drag the icon onto the Terminal window. Obviously, do this after you have typed the first bit of the command (or copy/paste). Lastly, execute the command by pressing enter or return on the keyboard.