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X Plugin Manager and SPK Tools for Mac v. 1.21 and AP Bonus Pack How-To (5/4/2012)
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Jaydaya





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PostPosted: Fri, 13. Jan 12, 22:48    Post subject: hmm Reply with quote Print

Great found both

<app install folder>/data/addon/scripts - and -
<app install folder>/data/addon/t

Greatly appreciated your help.

Now what instructions do I give the Installer? It does not like Mac speak very much Smile

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PostPosted: Fri, 13. Jan 12, 23:59    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

svenje wrote:
when u install that bonus pack you have to install it at

/Applications/X3 Albion Prelude.app/Contents/Resources/data

if you have any questions just let it know Smile


Thanks for telling us this. I believe we now have available to us all possible locations of the TC/AP data folder.

Jaydaya wrote:
Great found both

<app install folder>/data/addon/scripts - and -
<app install folder>/data/addon/t

Greatly appreciated your help.

Now what instructions do I give the Installer? It does not like Mac speak very much


Assuming you are at the Select Install Destination screen, click the browse button and use the icons to navigate. You Macintosh HD should be represented by the Hard Drive icon with the slash by it. Open this up, and you can navigate to Applications > X3 Albion Prelude.app > etc. unti you reach your addon folder. Once you select this folder, the final directory listed in the text box should look something like this:

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Z:\Applications\X3 Albion Prelude.app\Contents\Resources\Data\addon


From here, the install should be intuitive.

So it looks like the crux of everyone's problems is finding and navigating to the data folder using the Windows installers. I shall update my guide for installation with pictures by sometime tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat, 14. Jan 12, 13:29    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Hi Guys I got up first thing this morning to try out your advice - especially yours icePiraka (hugs) and was able to drill down to:

Z:\Applications\X3 Albion Prelude.app\Contents\Resources\Data\addon

With the installer. However, I got this error notice when I tried to install Crying or Very sad



This is a steep learning curve - even for a girl Smile

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PostPosted: Sat, 14. Jan 12, 21:42    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Jaydaya wrote:
Hi Guys I got up first thing this morning to try out your advice - especially yours icePiraka (hugs) and was able to drill down to:

Z:\Applications\X3 Albion Prelude.app\Contents\Resources\Data\addon

With the installer. However, I got this error notice when I tried to install Crying or Very sad

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Becss/X3AP_Fail.jpg

This is a steep learning curve - even for a girl Smile


Well, at least now we know girls play AP. Smile

Anyway, this error seems rather interesting. Did the installer manage to install anything else before reaching this error? If not, I'm guessing it has something to do with the Data being inside the actual app, and therefore file permissions are getting in the way.

I would run the installer again to see if this error arises again. If so, try changing the file permissions on the data and addon folders (do this by right click > get info) so that everyone can read and write to them. If all else fails, you could try creating that folder yourself.

EDIT: I have added pictures to help visually guide anyone who is confused on where to find their Macintosh HD when using the BP installer/locating the TC/AP directory.


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PostPosted: Sun, 15. Jan 12, 15:27    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Hi

Yah I am a Gal AND I am blond Smile AND I am still having trouble. Evil or Very Mad

I am still getting error codes, though I did change the permissions on all the relevant bits in my X3AP folders, as you advised IcePiraka. Smile

Looking at your new instructions IcePiraka I have a bad feeling that I may have messed up earlier in the process. For example, I think I missed "Extract the files using spktool.exe with the following command" Embarassed

I had no idea what that meant two nights ago! Twisted Evil

So, I am gonna dump my 1st download and start again with a new one and follow your instructions again now I know a lot more about my Mac's naughty bits!

I will let you know if it works. Exclamation

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PostPosted: Sun, 15. Jan 12, 16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Finally!!! Laughing

It worked !! Thanks guys, especially for your hard work IcePiraka! Smile

I am really glad we Mac X3 gamers can finally benefit from the various Packs, just like those PC guy have for ages!

It's not very easy to do, but if I can do it, believe me, anyone can Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun, 15. Jan 12, 21:33    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Glad to see it all worked out. So it was just the uninstall that did the trick, and not the file permissions?

Also, I should note that extracting SPKs with the spktool.exe is somewhat extraneous; the excellence of the Plugin Manager in installing scripts is such that you do not need to use the SPK tool unless you really want to get dirty with the install, moving files around, etc.

I hope any other Mac users that have installed this and had trouble have borne with us. Hopefully by now everything you need to do should be clearly stated in the opening post.


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PostPosted: Sat, 21. Jan 12, 01:19    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

the active packages screen is visible on launch for > 1 second and then it goes away.
even if I quit and reload, it still dosen't show up.
does anyone else have this problem?

just incase it matters: mac osx 10.7.2 : 8g ram : 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo

ugg, I hate wine. not that I don't applaud it for what it offers to me as a mac user, but every time I try to use it in any form, I end up spending hours trying to get it to work, and then ragequitting. Sad

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PostPosted: Sat, 21. Jan 12, 14:32    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

still have one problem.

I can't see what packages there are installed.


EDIT : Oki fogot it was a .NET problem.

Any ideas how to disable some addons then?

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PostPosted: Tue, 24. Jan 12, 09:04    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Thanks so much for creating this!

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Jaydaya





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PostPosted: Thu, 16. Feb 12, 16:32    Post subject: Warning Reply with quote Print

WARNING girls and guys the new Msc X3AP update 1.1 wipes the Bonus Pack
Evil or Very Mad

I am going to try a reinstall ... watch this space Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Feb 12, 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I've just been running through this, having got as far as placing the bonus pack .exe in the Tools folder, and come across a problem...

When trying to launch the command line tool (and now any of the tools and the plugin manager itself), I get the following error:

"Wineskin Error

ERROR! Launching wine server failed!No new
wineserver PID found!"

Any ideas? :/

Ta

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PostPosted: Wed, 22. Feb 12, 17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

what I did was open Wine and then choose to install window program.

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PostPosted: Wed, 22. Feb 12, 18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Rightyo, I'll give that a go.

Which program did you actually install / where did you point the installer?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed, 22. Feb 12, 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I downloaded the bonus pack.exe
started wine then install windows program.

The bonus pack.exe is a windows program so I choose that to install.

the destination was the folder where u put the "fake" X3ap.exe in.

if you bought it from app store it should be in

Contents >> Resources >> Data

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