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Old August 28, 2014, 22:51   #1
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Danger Will Robinson...

"Danger Will Robinson..." That's the message I get when I try downloading Angband 3.5.0 for OS.

My PC laptop died on me and I finally made the change over to Apple. Uploading everything onto my new MacBookPro and wanted to make sure I had my favorite computer game, Angband, of course.

I'm sure I'm doing something obvious, but I haven't figured it out. Even after I turned off the Security feature so I could download from anywhere, I get the following message when I run the downloaded Angband app: "Danger Will Robinson Cannot create 'Volumes/Angband-v3.5.0/Angband.app/Contents/Resources/lib/info'"

An Angband folder is created in my Documents folder, along with the subfolders apex, save, and user. But that's as far as the download installation gets.

What stupid thing am I doing wrong?
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Old August 28, 2014, 23:04   #2
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The downloaded file is a disk image - which is like a disk, but software. What you need to do is open the disk image file (as I guess you are already doing) and then copy the Angband app to somewhere (your applications folder, or just the desktop).

I suspect what you're trying to do is run Angband straight out of the disk image - which seems reasonable enough (I've done it more than once...), but fails because Angband needs a permanent place to refer to, and the disk image is temporary.
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Old August 29, 2014, 02:49   #3
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Thanks, Nick. I suspected it was just part of my clueless learning curve for the switch to Apple. But, hey, I did use the Terminal to enter a command line that made Finder show hidden files so I could retrieve the .pst file off of my PC harddrive. Maybe not completely clueless.
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Old August 29, 2014, 18:31   #4
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Okay, so I AM completely clueless.... Following Nick's instructions, I can now play Angband on the MacBookPro, but can't seem to find the edit, lib, etc., file folders. The only sub-folders showing up in the Angband documents folder are apex, save, and user. Used to be I could make some edits in the player and spell files. Do I not have that capability in the Mac? Or am I just not looking in the right place for the missing folders?
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Old August 29, 2014, 19:10   #5
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You aren't looking in the right place. Right-click on Angband.app, select "Show Package Contents", then go Contents -> Resources -> lib.

The stuff in the Angband documents folder is all the files that the game needs to modify when running; the stuff in the Angband executable package is theoretically not changing while the program runs, but you can still modify it and have those changes take effect next time.
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Old August 30, 2014, 00:31   #6
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Thanks, Derakon! Eventually maybe I'll figure out this whole PC to Mac transition.
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Old November 10, 2016, 01:49   #7
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Same Danger error message, different content

My Angband package (reinstalled after some trouble earlier, not its first install) is now in a subfolder of Applications, but is giving me

"Danger, Will Robinson!

Cannot create '/private/var/folders/g5/yyz_p0mn45b2hxv7bz3991fw000gn/T/AppTranslocation/... Angband.app/Contents/Resources/lib/info'

(erm, if there's a point to my quoting the whole thing, I'll do so...)

Halp?
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Old November 10, 2016, 04:06   #8
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That's odd. I gather this is OSX, but what version? And what version of Angband? Where did you install the program? It looks like it's trying to create some files in a location it doesn't have permission to write to.

You might try putting the program in somewhere like your Downloads or Documents folder and running it from there.
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Old November 13, 2016, 16:24   #9
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Oh, sorry. OS X (now MacOS) Sierra, but almost the same error happened in attempts under earlier versions too. Happens with 3.5.1 (and I think with 3.4.1 also, not sure, but definitely with 3.5.1. I'm able to get 3.4.1 to run last few days, but...) Also with some of the "-dirty"s. Will have to double-check... *sigh*... Ow. Yes, downloads or documents might be better than Applications, will try that...

This is from expanding downloaded stuffit archives, not after trying to compile from source or something.

(Edit: there's also practically nothing in the "Documents" folder, which is discouraging, and it probably doesn't want to share information with the earlier versions of Angband on my system- too many conflicting versions of monster info for instance. Hrm. Contents - Resources - Lib does have xtra, edit, pref, help, lib and script folders, though, which may be encouraging.)

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Oh, sorry. OS X (now MacOS) Sierra, but almost the same error happened in attempts under earlier versions too. Happens with 3.5.1 (and I think with 3.4.1 also, not sure, but definitely with 3.5.1. I'm able to get 3.4.1 to run last few days, but...) Also with some of the "-dirty"s. Will have to double-check... *sigh*... Ow. Yes, downloads or documents might be better than Applications, will try that...

This is from expanding downloaded stuffit archives, not after trying to compile from source or something.

(Edit: there's also practically nothing in the "Documents" folder, which is discouraging, and it probably doesn't want to share information with the earlier versions of Angband on my system- too many conflicting versions of monster info for instance. Hrm. Contents - Resources - Lib does have xtra, edit, pref, help, lib and script folders, though, which may be encouraging.)
Looks like Sierra might have some new security features that we're not adapted to - maybe something mentioned here about storage locations?
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