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Permissions Problem After Install (Myst IV)


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zanytomato

 
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Hi everyone,

I finally got around to installing Myst IV (yeah, I know, I'm a little behind-- I work too hard, or something ;-) ).

Anyhow, installation appeared to go smoothly, but on attempting to run the game I'm getting a permissions error:

18/06/08 12:45:42 PM com.apple.launchd[120] ([0x0-0x43043].com.ubisoft.myst4[387]) posix_spawnp("/Ubisoft/MystIV/myst4.app/myst4", ...): Permission denied

I've check the permissions set on the game file itself, as well as the surrounding folders (namely my HD, and Applications)-- everything has correct permissions. Just to check, I even upgraded permissions so that everyone had read/write access temporarily (I'm the sole user of this machine, so it's not a big concern for me). Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Is there an easier way to check aside from rifling through everything to figure out what it accesses (which confuses me anyway, because the permissions should be set-- I'm the admin user)?

I also removed and reinstalled, just in case, but that did not work either.

I'm running 10.5.3. Let me know if other information would be helpful...

TIA.

*Sniff* I finally get a day off, and I can't play...
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W00t-- figured it out.

Went via Terminal and into the directory (I didn't realize that the game icon itself represented a directory in actual fact)-- I set the permissions using chmod and all is well! Not sure why they were set properly on install, but at least it works now.
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The install appears to run perfectly, but when I double-click to launch the icon briefly appears on the tray, then disappears and nothing else happens. Please help.
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The install appears to run perfectly, but when I double-click to launch the icon briefly appears on the tray, then disappears and nothing else happens. Please help.
I also would be very keen on resolving this problem as it occurs also to me. But nobody seems to bother anymore.
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Probably too late for you, but if anyone else finds this thread, the solution is posted on Code znips: Myst IV does not start on Mac OS X (Permission denied)

Basically:
Start 'Terminal'
Go to your install folder. For example:
cd /Applications/Ubisoft/MystIV/myst4.app

Make the file executable:
chmod +x myst4

Start Myst IV!
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