OS X Black and White problems installing

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Daisy chain, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Daisy chain macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I wondered if anyone can help me, i purchased the old school game Black & White for mac but when i try to install it it says:

    you can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete.

    I have a Macbook Air, is there no way of me installing this older game?

    thanks
     
  2. SingularityG macrumors 6502

    SingularityG

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  3. edddeduck macrumors 68020

    edddeduck

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    Black & White 1 requires a CD/DVD drive to play. It is also not Intel native so you will need to have 10.6.8 or earlier) AFAIK.

    Contact our support for details.

    Edwin
     
  4. Daisy chain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for the replies, its not downloaded it is on a disk and i have a disk drive that works, the disk icon appears and then when i double click the 'install black and white' icon it then says "you can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete".
     
  5. edddeduck macrumors 68020

    edddeduck

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    The error is likely because you have a newer OS. To quote our support site:

    "Please note, Black & White will not work on OS X Lion 10.7 or later, regardless of whether or not you install this update."

    http://support.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/blackwhite/updates/

    So make sure you have 10.6.8 or older before you try and install.

    Edwin
     
  6. Mzrizza macrumors newbie

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    I have a question...I have mac OS X 10.6.8 I successfully downloaded the game. But when I try to open it I get a message saying "black and white could not initialize the display on this machine. Please switch to an 800x600 resolution and try again."

    I do so and it still won't work. Any suggestions? Please I love this game and would love to play it again!
     
  7. edddeduck macrumors 68020

    edddeduck

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    Sounds like a bug with the graphics drivers, flip the "Colours" option on the pre game panel to Millions from Thousands and try again.

    Edwin
     

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