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MacBUFFY

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Macintosh' started by AlanH, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. mazdaspeed3

    mazdaspeed3 Chieftain

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    Okay I think I got it. I deleted everything I down loaded cleared out my download history and re downloaded it and it works.

    Sorry for the confusion and thanks a bunch for your help.

    Hopefully my Civ PLay is better than my computer skills!
     
  2. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Pleased to hear it's working. Enjoy your BoTM :)
     
  3. ChrisShaffer

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  4. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    It's not on the HoF site, because [post=8902050]the HoF competition doesn't support Mac players[/post]. It's only used to allow Mac users to play BtS GOTMs. There's a link to it on every BOTM release page, and there is also a thread in this forum for it (this one :) ).
     
  5. ChrisShaffer

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    Every time my computer is upgraded or replaced, I have to reinstall Steam and MacBUFFY and then dig through this thread to find this link. Maybe you could edit the first post to include this information?

    Thanks.

    p.s. my computer belongs to work, which sadly reformats it every time a major upgrade is required, which is why I have to keep reinstalling Steam/BTS/MacBUFFY.
     
  6. ChrisShaffer

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    Please ignore, user error
     
  7. unclethrill

    unclethrill Why am I up right now?

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    So I am having the same problem. I have done a fresh install of Civ IV and BTS from steam. I downloaded and unzipped Buffy into the /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Mods/ folder.
    When I open BTS, Buffy doesn't list as an available Mod.
    When I place it in the Documents -> CivBTS->Mods folder then I can load Buffy but I get the protected assets error.

    I also can't open the locked Assets file.

    One final issue, when I try to load a file, if the extension is not case sensitive (ie. I download xxx.civbeyondswordsave) it won't even show the file for loading until I rename it xxx.CivBeyondSwordSave

    I am new to Mac so any help would be much appreciated.


    Spoiler :
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Shaders/
    Missing Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Mods/HOF-Mac-2.13.001/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Assets/
    Missing Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Mods/HOF-Mac-1.74.002/
    Missing Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Mods/MacBUFFY-3.19.003/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/PublicMaps/
    File Size Error: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/Python/Screens/CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/Python/Screens
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/Python
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/
    Extra Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Art/Interface/Screens/TeamColor
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Art/Interface/Screens
    Missing Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Art/Interface/TeamColor
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Art/Interface
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Art
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/_LWPCookieJar.pyc
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/subprocess.pyc
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/cookielib.pyc
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/_MozillaCookieJar.pyc
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/_threading_local.pyc
    Missing File: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System/decimal.pyc
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python/System
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/Python
    Directory Has Errors: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Assets/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/PublicMaps/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/Shaders/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Warlords/PublicMaps/
    Valid Directory: /Users/chipman/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Shaders/
     
  8. unclethrill

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    Okay so I solved the loading of the mod issue, under ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/ there is a Beyond the sword folder and the mods
    so ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Mods/

    Placing it there gets rid of the asset checker error saying the Buffy folder is missing
    I still get the protected asset error


    SO if I ignore the warlords errors, as best as I can figure the problem is a file size error on my CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py file
     
  9. unclethrill

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    Yay!!! I downloaded the CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py file from an earlier post and replaced mine. It worked!!! I am good to go. Thanks for all the posts!
     
  10. Blegroth

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    Thank you for making this available. I had some trouble figuring out exactly what to install where, since the folder locations have changed over the years, but all the correct info is scattered around this thread. Here's what worked for me recently without any issues, on OS X Yosemite with Civ4 BTS from Steam. Hope this helps others.



    1) Download MacBUFFY-3.19.003.zip from the link in the first post of this thread.

    2) Download CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py.zip from post #77 in this thread (page 4).

    3) In your Downloads folder, double-click each of the above items to extract them.

    4) Open a second Finder window via File -> New Finder Window. Hold down the Option key and choose the Finder menu item Go -> Library. Navigate to:

    Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Mods

    For reference, I had a default list of 12 other mods in this folder, beginning with Afterworld.

    5) From your first Finder window showing your Downloads, drag the entire MacBUFFY-3.19.003 folder into this particular Mods folder.

    6) Now in this second Finder window that shows the Mods, use the arrow button in the upper left to go back one folder level, then navigate forward into Assets/Python/Screens.

    7) Drag your existing CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py file to your Desktop or someplace else as a backup.

    8) From your first Finder window showing your Downloads, drag the new CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py into the second Finder window showing the content of Screens.



    This is enough to play using MacBUFFY (load the game and select it from the mods menu). However, you'll probably want to do the following as well.



    9) In the Finder, navigate to your Documents/Civilization IV Beyond the Sword folder.

    10) Right-click the CivilizationIV.ini file and choose Open With -> TextEdit.

    11) Locate the following two lines and make the text as below:

    ; Specify a Mod folder (Mods\Mesopotamia), '0' for none
    Mod = MacBUFFY-3.19.003

    12) Save the CivilizationIV.ini file.

    You are good to go; now MacBUFFY will automatically load when you run Civ4 BTS.



    So for reference, as of August 2015, with OS X Yosemite and Civ4 BTS from Steam, here are the relevant folder locations:

    MacBUFFY folder goes into:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Mods

    CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py replaces the existing one in:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/Python/Screens

    Edit the CivilizationIV.ini file in:
    ~/Documents/Civilization IV Beyond the Sword



    Moderator Action: added link to post 77 to make things easier. --NobleZarkon
     
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  11. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Hi, welcome :)

    Thanks for summarising that. I don't have the Steam version, so I could only guess where it puts the software.
     
  12. fishbackpack

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    Blegroth (post 110) is a True Hero :') -- thank you from a fellow Steam user!
     
  13. Socrates-

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks so much for the 'Steam-instructions' on installing MacBUFFY!

    However, when playing a GOTM-savefile I get the message 'Mac players can't submit a HOF entry'.

    Is there anyway to work/play around this? Or are 'we' unable to enter the Hall of Fame? ;)

    Cheers!
     
  14. NobleZarkon

    NobleZarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    Unfortunately the HOF is Windows only, MAC is for GOTM only.
     
  15. NobleZarkon

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    I'm trying to play a GOTM on my Macbook and despite following the instructions in post 110 I'm still getting errors - list attached.

    Any ideas? @AlanH?
     

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  16. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    It's ages since I looked at all this, so I can't be confident of a diagnosis, but I recognise the error:

    File Size Error: /Users/alan/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword/Beyond the Sword/Assets/Python/Screens/CvExoticForeignAdvisor.py

    That probably means that there's something wrong with steps six, seven and eight in the way you have executed post 110.
     

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