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Unable to start

Post by pmonks » December 6th, 2010, 12:44 am

It's been a month or so since I played Eschalon Book II, and just now when I sat down to spend an hour or so I discover it won't start. If I launch Steam first, and hit "Play" on Eschalon Book II, a dialog box pops up for a second or two containing the text "Preparing to Launch Eschalon: Book 2..." then it disappears and nothing has happened.

It appears Steam seems to think the game did start, since the "Last Played" status has changed.

Any ideas? Is there any way to get a log file from Steam and/or EB2 to get some visibility into what's going on?

[edit] Yes I've done all the obvious things - checked for updates on OSX, Steam, etc., restarted several times, shutdown every other process on the box, etc. None of which helped. I'm running Snow Globe 10.6.5 on a year-old MacBook Pro.

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Re: Unable to start

Post by pmonks » January 11th, 2011, 12:37 am

To answer my own question - I managed to force Steam to re-download the game in its entirety, and that's fixed my issue.

I wonder what it'd take to ditch Steam and switch to the Mac App Store instead?

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Re: Unable to start

Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 12th, 2011, 10:58 am

pmonks wrote:I wonder what it'd take to ditch Steam and switch to the Mac App Store instead?
We are not on the Mac App store yet! We're working hard on it and hopefully we'll have some info for you soon.
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Re: Unable to start

Post by pmonks » January 12th, 2011, 1:22 pm

Nice! Yeah like I say I don't have a problem anymore so it's not urgent for me, but more generally it looks like the Mac App Store (and presumably Microsoft's equivalent - I don't doubt they'll release one shortly too) will eventually send Steam and friends the way of the Dodo.

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