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noob question - how do i play a custom story???
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moneylife Offline
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noob question - how do i play a custom story???

Please help, I am lost here. I might have a crack at programming one soon but I wanna play a few first. I downloaded one called The Darkness and it looks a bit like a Visual Studio Project..

How do I run it through Anmesia???


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09-20-2010 03:42 PM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

You extract the contents of the zip file ( it is a zip?) into the custom_stories directory within the amnesia game directory, then you can play the custom story by using the custom story option in the main menu.
09-20-2010 04:06 PM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

Is this method the same for the Mac version?

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09-20-2010 07:15 PM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

I can't recall at the moment, but either Edward did it so that you make a custom_stories folder next to the Amnesia.app or you right-click on it, Show Package Contest and then navigate down into the hiearchy (sorry can't recall the exact path) until you find the folder that has all the game data, there you should find a custom_stories (or you might be able to create one).

Or maybe you can create a folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Frictional Games/Amnesia/

Sorry but can't recall what was decided and do not have amnesia installed on the Mac right now.
09-20-2010 08:07 PM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

Well I found a custom stories folder by looking at the package contents of the Amnesia app. I think it was

AMNESIA / Contents / Resources / custom_stories

So I dragged 'TheDarkness.rar' into the custom_stories folder, but it still doesn't show up on the Custom Stories menu.

When I examine the 'TheDarkness.rar' file it says it is an iTunes Document, so maybe that's why it won't show up?

Anyway, any further help would be much appreciated as I loved the main game it so it will be great to get more maps from other users.

Once again, I'm sorry for being what is probably becoming a persistent pain in the arse.

Wow - what a mansion!
09-21-2010 01:52 AM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

(09-21-2010 01:52 AM)Bulbatron Wrote:  Well I found a custom stories folder by looking at the package contents of the Amnesia app. I think it was

AMNESIA / Contents / Resources / custom_stories

So I dragged 'TheDarkness.rar' into the custom_stories folder, but it still doesn't show up on the Custom Stories menu.

When I examine the 'TheDarkness.rar' file it says it is an iTunes Document, so maybe that's why it won't show up?

Anyway, any further help would be much appreciated as I loved the main game it so it will be great to get more maps from other users.

Once again, I'm sorry for being what is probably becoming a persistent pain in the arse.

You have to extract the contents of the RAR into the custom_stories directory.

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09-21-2010 02:14 AM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

The problem is just one, RAR format is not supported by Mac. Only zip, you might ask the author of the mod to pack it into a zip so everyone can play it Win/Mac/Linux, RAR = only windows.

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09-21-2010 02:19 AM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

(09-21-2010 02:19 AM)Neurological Wrote:  The problem is just one, RAR format is not supported by Mac. Only zip, you might ask the author of the mod to pack it into a zip so everyone can play it Win/Mac/Linux, RAR = only windows.

Oh, right. OK then. Cheers.

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09-21-2010 02:30 AM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

I use http://www.unrarx.com/ for rar files on Mac.
09-21-2010 06:12 AM
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RE: noob question - how do i play a custom story???

Thanks for the suggestion. I had a look at that but as usual, I didn't really understand what I was doing, so I think I'll stick with Neurological's suggestion.

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09-21-2010 11:04 AM
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