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Help: Trying to play Rain-Slick Episodes 1 & 2 on my mac in any way (Steam/Reg)

korimichelekorimichele Registered User new member
I've read through similar problem-with-1/2-posts on the forums here and elsewhere, but they've been unhelpful to me because all I own are Macintosh computers.

Like many others, I wanted to replay Episodes 1 and 2 when I got off the high of finishing 3. I bought them from Greenhouse a bajillion years ago when they first came out. Unfortunately, I have new computers since then, and I can't locate my old registration keys. I re-downloaded the demos, and was fully prepared to buy new codes, but found that both Greenhouse and Hothead are defunct in the Penny Arcade department. I did send a request for replacement keys to Greenhouse support for the heck of it, but haven't heard back.

That option apparently a dead end, I saw that I could download them for Steam. I double and triple checked that they would play on a Mac, and bought the bundle. But they are failing to start up. So here we are, at my actual question, is there any way to make them play? Here's what's wrong:

Machine 1 is a iMac, 10.6.8, Machine 2 is a Macbook Air, also 10.6.8. Plenty of space, ram, no CPU clogging. Fully updated, all other programs closed.

Steam starts up fine and the games appear to download/install fine. Steam is up-to-date. When I click "play," a window pops up that says "preparing to launch," but then the window disappears and the game has not started. Repeating the process yields the same results, but now it says "last played..." on top, so it seems to think I opened it. Same thing on both machines. I turned to the steam FAQ/forum for help. Though they even have a topic called "Games do not run after 'preparing to launch,'" the troubleshooting there was unhelpful, nor were the fixes proposed on the forum (all for PC). I sent a help request to Steam, have yet to hear back.

So, is there perhaps anyone out there who might know what I can do? Anyone have this kind of problem and find a solution? Does anyone even play games on macs, or am I the only, uh, "silly goose" who does?

I would really love help, because I'm terribly disappointed that there is no way for me to play either of these awesome games anymore. Thanks very much.

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    OpopanaxOpopanax Registered User new member
    I've read through similar problem-with-1/2-posts on the forums here and elsewhere, but they've been unhelpful to me because all I own are Macintosh computers.

    Like many others, I wanted to replay Episodes 1 and 2 when I got off the high of finishing 3. I bought them from Greenhouse a bajillion years ago when they first came out. Unfortunately, I have new computers since then, and I can't locate my old registration keys. I re-downloaded the demos, and was fully prepared to buy new codes, but found that both Greenhouse and Hothead are defunct in the Penny Arcade department. I did send a request for replacement keys to Greenhouse support for the heck of it, but haven't heard back.

    That option apparently a dead end, I saw that I could download them for Steam. I double and triple checked that they would play on a Mac, and bought the bundle. But they are failing to start up. So here we are, at my actual question, is there any way to make them play? Here's what's wrong:

    Machine 1 is a iMac, 10.6.8, Machine 2 is a Macbook Air, also 10.6.8. Plenty of space, ram, no CPU clogging. Fully updated, all other programs closed.

    Steam starts up fine and the games appear to download/install fine. Steam is up-to-date. When I click "play," a window pops up that says "preparing to launch," but then the window disappears and the game has not started. Repeating the process yields the same results, but now it says "last played..." on top, so it seems to think I opened it. Same thing on both machines. I turned to the steam FAQ/forum for help. Though they even have a topic called "Games do not run after 'preparing to launch,'" the troubleshooting there was unhelpful, nor were the fixes proposed on the forum (all for PC). I sent a help request to Steam, have yet to hear back.

    So, is there perhaps anyone out there who might know what I can do? Anyone have this kind of problem and find a solution? Does anyone even play games on macs, or am I the only, uh, "silly goose" who does?

    I would really love help, because I'm terribly disappointed that there is no way for me to play either of these awesome games anymore. Thanks very much.

    Really hope you find an answer because I'm in the same boat. I've been trying to play episode 1 since August and have the same issue where it says it's starting and then nothing happened. I tried Steam support and they attempted to help, but when that failed they referred me to Hothead Games. I sent their support an email in September and haven't heard anything back at all.

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    flerchjjflerchjj Registered User new member
    This also crashes for me and everyone else I've spoken with.

    If I open applications->utilities and run "console" it will show additional errors.

    If I start from Steam I get something like the following:
    11/21/12 7:21:00.785 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[244]: ([0x0-0xbd8bd8].RainSlickEp1Mac[36012]) Exited with code: 251
    11/21/12 7:21:14.786 PM com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.sleepservicesd[36014]) Exited: Killed: 9

    If I try to run from the separate shortcut I get the following:
    Process: RainSlickEp1Mac [36051]
    Path: /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/RainSlickEp1Mac
    Identifier: RainSlickEp1Mac
    Version: 1.0 (1.0)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [244]
    User ID: 501

    Date/Time: 2012-11-21 19:23:20.002 +0100
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C3006)
    Report Version: 10

    Interval Since Last Report: 58703 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 4
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 4
    Anonymous UUID: 093AB891-EB1B-EE33-9E90-DAEDD0E65076

    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x000000008fe00010

    VM Regions Near 0x8fe00010:
    MALLOC_SMALL 0000000001000000-0000000001800000 [ 8192K] rw-/rwx SM=PRV
    -->
    __TEXT 000000008fe6f000-000000008fea2000 [ 204K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /usr/lib/dyld

    Application Specific Information:
    /Users/jeremiah/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode One/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/RainSlickEp1Mac

    Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    0 ??? 0x00748b72 0 + 7637874
    1 ??? 0x00748a2c 0 + 7637548
    2 dyld 0x8fe82fde ImageLoaderMachO::doInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 64
    3 dyld 0x8fe7f268 ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 356
    4 dyld 0x8fe7f0ba ImageLoader::runInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 62
    5 dyld 0x8fe70e05 dyld::initializeMainExecutable() + 211
    6 dyld 0x8fe74adb dyld::_main(macho_header const*, unsigned long, int, char const**, char const**, char const**, unsigned long*) + 3050
    7 dyld 0x8fe70376 dyldbootstrap::start(macho_header const*, int, char const**, long, macho_header const*, unsigned long*) + 704
    8 dyld 0x8fe70077 _dyld_start + 71

    Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
    eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0xbffffa60 ecx: 0x00000041 edx: 0x00000000
    edi: 0x00000004 esi: 0x000016d4 ebp: 0xbfffe900 esp: 0xbfffc900
    ss: 0x00000023 efl: 0x00010246 eip: 0x00748b72 cs: 0x0000001b
    ds: 0x00000023 es: 0x00000023 fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x0000000f
    cr2: 0x8fe00010
    Logical CPU: 1

    Binary Images:
    0x1000 - 0x567ffb +RainSlickEp1Mac (1.0 - 1.0) <24490E25-AFB8-6322-8741-EB8F744C33A0> /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/RainSlickEp1Mac
    0x7af000 - 0x7b3ffd com.apple.DrawSprocket (2.0.87 - DrawSprocket-2.0.87) <5EC4479F-7B56-352A-A8E3-97F35A1C351F> /System/Library/Frameworks/DrawSprocket.framework/Versions/A/DrawSprocket
    0x7ba000 - 0x876ffb +libfmodex.dylib (1) /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/Frameworks/libfmodex.dylib
    0x94a000 - 0x972fd6 +libfmodevent.dylib (1) /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/Frameworks/libfmodevent.dylib
    0x97b000 - 0x9aafd6 +libfmodeventnet.dylib (1) /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/Frameworks/libfmodeventnet.dylib
    0x9b4000 - 0x9b9ff3 +libsteam_api.dylib (1) <D0C5EE38-0238-ED94-1DB2-0955FC7C50E2> /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Steam/*/RainSlickEp1Mac.app/Contents/Frameworks/libsteam_api.dylib
    0x8fe6f000 - 0x8fea1e57 dyld (210.2.3) <23DBDBB1-1D21-342C-AC2A-0E55F27E6A1F> /usr/lib/dyld
    0x90007000 - 0x9004bfff libGLU.dylib (8.6.1) <06BAFDCA-800C-35E3-B1A3-F05E105B86AB> /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/libGLU.dylib

    ** THEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF PROCESSES **

    External Modification Summary:
    Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
    task_for_pid: 1
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
    Calls made by this process:
    task_for_pid: 0
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
    Calls made by all processes on this machine:
    task_for_pid: 9127
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 1

    VM Region Summary:
    ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=122.9M resident=35.9M(29%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=87.1M(71%)
    Writable regions: Total=20.7M written=400K(2%) resident=500K(2%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=20.2M(98%)

    REGION TYPE VIRTUAL
    =========== =======
    MALLOC 11.3M
    MALLOC guard page 48K
    Memory tag=35 6964K
    Stack 64.0M
    __DATA 7192K
    __DATA/__OBJC 80K
    __IMAGE 528K
    __IMPORT 12K
    __LINKEDIT 31.9M
    __OBJC 1560K
    __PAGEZERO 4K
    __TEXT 91.0M
    __UNICODE 544K
    mapped file 82.9M
    shared memory 12K
    =========== =======
    TOTAL 297.6M

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    flerchjjflerchjj Registered User new member
    If you compile Wine you can install & run Steam with it and use the MS Windows version of the game
    http://code.google.com/p/osxwinebuilder/issues/detail?id=38

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    Zarathos2099Zarathos2099 Registered User new member
    Any news on the matter? I am on the same boat :/

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