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New MacOS Catalina Support
ZIwxBHld Offline
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Not Solved New MacOS Catalina Support

I'm replaying The Dark Descent as we speak. and A Machine For Pigs is waiting for me to open the right door. I've already updated my laptop to the new OS, however, and Catalina doesn't like any of the Frictional Games before Soma.

It's a remote hope, I guess, but will Frictional be updating any of the pre-Soma games to support newer Macs?
07-12-2019, 08:35 PM
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Not Solved RE: New MacOS Catalina Support

Huh, I didn't know there was a macOS Catalina. And I use Mac pretty much every day.

I assume they'll update eventually if the game is literally unplayable, else they'll have to stop sales for Mac which is not desirable. But I suspect it will take a bit of time. Especially in this summer vacation time.

All I can suggest is to wait with major updates until they have been out for a bit, so that people have had time to iron out all the bugs and you won't be bothered by them.

Edit: I see that Catalina is only currently out as a pre-release. Things not working in beta software is to be expected. For all we know, the issue could be the OS, not the games. I don't think FG will do anything about support for this OS until it has been fully released.
On that note I suggest not updating your primary workstation to a beta OS. They're not meant for production use, only testing.

(This post was last modified: 07-13-2019, 03:32 PM by Mudbill.)
07-13-2019, 03:31 PM
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Not Solved RE: New MacOS Catalina Support

The reason they're not working is quite simple: Catalina drops support for 32-bit applications. That's not going to change. I'm wondering if Frictional are planning to release 64-bit versions, which is the only way they're ever going to run on MacOS 10.15.
07-13-2019, 03:45 PM
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Mudbill Offline
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In that case then yeah, I'm sure they'll update them to 64-bit eventually.

07-14-2019, 01:35 AM
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Not Solved RE: New MacOS Catalina Support

Mud has forwarded this off to Frictional, but I have just in case marked this as a priority thread for them to keep in mind. Thanks for letting us know, and if there are updates, one of Frictional Staff or one of the moderators will get back to you!

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07-14-2019, 02:34 AM
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