Downloaded a game but it doesn't install?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kendo, May 30, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I downloaded Back to the Future from Telltale games and it came in the form of a zip file. After unzipping it, the game launcher is in my Downloads folder. I've played for a few hours and have a few saved games.

    Do games not fully install in OS X? Do they only launch from the program file? And where are my saved games at?
     
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  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    First place to look would be ~/Library/Application Support/
     
  4. plaxico44 macrumors regular

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    Right.

    Furthermore OP, even after you move the app to the applications folder you wont lose your saved game.
     
  5. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks guys. I found the game saves in that very folder.

    I guess since this isn't a complicated game, it just launches from the file and doesn't install. So I guess another question is, what happens if you drag a file that isn't supposed to normally install into the Applications folder?
     
  6. plaxico44 macrumors regular

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    Nothing. It just resides in that folder then.
     

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