Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

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Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

Post by AiriniH » April 17th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Hi I downloaded the game for Mac, but it won't open - saying "gfx.pak missing" when it's clearly in the folder. Can anyone help?
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Re: Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

Post by SpottedShroom » April 17th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Hm. Unfortunately I don't have a Mac copy of Book I, but I have a few follow-up questions that may help us get closer to the problem.

It looks like you're running version 1.06, which is the latest. Did you purchase it direct from Basilisk Games, or from a third party like Steam?

What version of Mac OS are you running?

Also, on a hunch that this might be a case sensitivity issue, what file system are you running? You can find out by running "diskutil list" from a Terminal window. You can just paste the whole output here.

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Re: Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

Post by tsk » September 14th, 2017, 3:28 am

Hey.

In case anybody else has this problem, I found that the following worked for me.

Right-click on the eschalon_book_1.app icon and select Show Package Contents. Open the folder Contents, then open the folder MacOS and open the object eschalon_book_1. The game should run as usual.

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Re: Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

Post by BasiliskWrangler » September 14th, 2017, 5:32 am

tsk wrote:
September 14th, 2017, 3:28 am
Hey.

In case anybody else has this problem, I found that the following worked for me.

Right-click on the eschalon_book_1.app icon and select Show Package Contents. Open the folder Contents, then open the folder MacOS and open the object eschalon_book_1. The game should run as usual.
Where did you download it from? It sounds as if the original app package may have been re-packaged(?).
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