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GliderPRO for Mac OSX

I have been a huge Glider fan for a while now, but only recenly have I tried running the OSX version. On unzipping and running the program, I always receive the 'Houses folder not found error' even though everything is in order. I have tried all sorts of things including substituting the Houses folder with the OS9 version. The program was downloaded from John Calhoun's (the original author) website. I am running it on Mac OSX 10.2.8 with 384mb of memory and an 800mhz G3 processor.
If anybody has any suggestions, please let me know.
Thanks!

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That's weird. I always run it under Leopard on both PPC and intel and it's great. Did you download using a Mac or did you transfer it from a pc

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Downloaded on a Mac

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Do you have any non-alphanumeric characters in your hard disk name (even a space) ?

Or any such characters in the folder hierarchy down to the game ?

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I'll try moving the Glider folder to the root of the disk.

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No luck... The Glider folder is in the root of the drive and there are no spaces or non-alphanumeric characters at all.

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How precisely did you unzip the file?

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Dl:ed from GliderPro's site and it ran right from the unarchived filder. OS 10.5.8/G4/2GB.
What's the exact name of the folder containing the Houses in your Glider Pro folder?

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The exact name is "Houses ƒ". I have also tried renaming it "Houses f" like the Classic version, and on that lead I have even tried copying the Houses folder FROM the Classic version, but to no avail.

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The exact name is "Houses ƒ"

Weird name. Correct one is "Houses ƒ" (alt-F)

If you get the "Houses ƒ" name, something was wrong when extracting or copying the d/led file...

I've detected the same problem in "From Alice To Ocean", as an example.

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Regrettably, IIGS User, your solution didn't work either Sad
However, I did unpack the .zip file using Stuffit Expander 7.0 that came pre-installed with the OS. If you feel that this is the culprit, could you recommend a different program?

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Right-Click and choose 'BOM Archive Helper' [?] from 'Open With'. StuffIt is no-good when dealing with .zip's.

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Unfortunately, SwedeBear, I was unable to do this as BOM Archive Helper is only included in OSX 10.3 upwards and I'm running 10.2. However, if anybody could unzip the file and re-compress it as a DMG, SIT or any other format and send it to me that would be very much appreciated.

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Ah, too bad and my bad. Check if something like 'The Unarchiver' runs under 10.2. Else pick it here:
http://data.fuskbugg.se/skogsturken/Glider%20PRO.sit Wink

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It worked! Thank you to everybody on this post who commented Smile
I guess the problem was that Stuffit 7 didn't unzip certain files and screwed up others.

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StuffIt 7 doesn't know how to unzip mac-specific files. That's why I only zip files in Toast or DiskDup+ format, because they can't be hurt by opening with StuffIt.

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