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Cave Story+ on Mac

Nov 6, 2015 at 10:29 PM
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I've seen lots of threads on the Steam Community about how Cave Story+ always crashes the instant it's started up on a Mac. The same thing happened to me right after I got the game. The questionable fixes I've seen on Google are all for operating systems like Mavericks and Yosemite, but I just upgraded to El Capitan. So, does anyone know how to get Cave Story+ on Steam to work on a Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1? The game was supposed to be made for Macs as well as PCs, so I'm sure there's a way to run it.
 
Nov 8, 2015 at 6:36 AM
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NICALiS, the publishing group that produced Cave Story+ and all the official Wii/DS ports, have pretty much abandoned the game. The original creator (who goes by "Studio Pixel" "Pixel" and "Daisuke Amaya") isn't really in charge of nor can fix the problems in all the rereleases, even though he's the honorable one.

Basically, Apple changed how local-based filepaths are handled since Mavericks, so when the game is looking for it's data folder, instead of looking for it in the folder where all of the steam files are, it instead trys to find it in the root of your hard drive. It's a single line of code that they (the publishers, not the maker of the game) have neglected to fix.

Here are your options:
- Follow the solutions that some steam members have found to copy your data folder to your HD

You can try this method, which is way easier and what I did to get my own working, so if you have admin rights and do it right, it works flawlessly (though your save files will be in weird positions instead of easily findable in the steam folder).

There is also this, which is basically using terminal (The CommandLine equivalent for Mac users) to do the same thing. More technical and would not recommend. It should also ask for an admin password... so if you don't have that than you can't fix the problem yourself.​

- Scream at NICALiS to give a Rat's Ass. They won't because everyone else tried, but you can pretend to have hope.

- Use the Steam Refund program if you have under 2 hours of gameplay (which you should unless you played on a windows computer), and bought it less than 14 days ago... I think.

- Hack the game yourself. Would not recommend. Much easier to move the data folder to the HD.
 
Nov 8, 2015 at 8:49 PM
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Wow, it worked! Thank you so much, EnlightenedOne! :D
 
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