Need Help With Red Faction Patch Asap

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Sambo110, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    I just got red faction and it runs like crap under classic, so got the patch that lets you run it under OS X but i dont know how to do it properly. PLEASE HELP
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Could you elaborate on the problem you're having? What files are included with the patch?

    Edit: Oh, and Red Faction is an awesome game.
  3. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
  4. Hapa Hanu macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Whoops - I got to get out more often. Sorry about the late response. :(

    The true link to the update is here.

    Sambo110, don't panic. To use the update do the following:

    1. Open the update folder which contains the new files.
    2. Drag and drop the two Red Faction applications into the Main RF Game Folder.
    3. Drag and drop the tables.vpp into the data folder which is in the Main RF Game Folder.

    There is a readme included with the update, which intrinsically says the same thing.
  5. Omni Geno macrumors regular

    Omni Geno

    Apr 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Sorry, I know this is an older thread, but..

    I updated Red Faction using the OSX update, and I get this very strange error after launching the game.

    "Error: Unable to read project sound information. Is bluebeard.bty missing? File: sound.cpp - Line: 589

    A critical error has occurred and the program cannot continue. Press OK to exit the program."

    Well, there are no .bty files around, nor can I find a sound.cpp file, or else I would look through it for errors myself. Anyone have an idea on how to solve this problem?
  6. Hapa Hanu macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Oh noes! Another tardy response from yours truly ... :(

    There is hope.

    bluebeard.bty is a text file of sorts that sets auxillary sound parameters. The error code on line 589 in the sound.cpp refers to one of the modules that comprises the actual Red Faction application.

    I have heard upon occasion that the bluebeard.bty becomes corrupt but normally it doesn't disseappear.

    Either way, here is a replacement which should do the trick:
    Obsolete link removed

    Drop it into the main Red Faction folder and yer all set. ;)
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If I remember correctly, Red Faction ran fine under Classic on an iMac G5 20" 1.8ghz. What Mac are you trying to run it on?
  8. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    Hi, I know this topic is old but I reinstalled Red Faction and I do everything the Read Me says, but when I put the red faction OS X file into the folder, It's icon is just a blank page. Someone please help me.
  9. Hapa Hanu macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    This sounds rather strange. The icon for Red Faction is blank? Or when it is started it creates a blank page? No matter what the icon looks like it should still work regardless.

    Your game folder should look something like this (click to enlargen):


    Sambo110, if you use MSN IM - PM me your identity and I can help you directly if you would like.
  10. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    I fixed it

    Lol. To fix it all I did was download the patch from a different website. and it now works perfectly. Thanks for all your help though.
  11. Hapa Hanu macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    OK cool.

    I took a look at the update at levels4you and it was corrupted. It has been replaced with a functional one. How it was corrupted? May have been related to the server move a while back. Sorry about the hassle Sambo110. :(
  12. eric5967 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    Help with installing red faction

    I'm having trouble with getting red faction installed...I have OS X leopard and the only response I get when trying to install is that it was designed for classic enviroment and thats as far as I can get.... will someone please help me on this?? :confused:
  13. ehwood macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2002
    My method was to use SheepShaver to run the installer, then just copy the game folder back to the OS X side via the built-in share. SheepShaver is a Mac PPC emulator that can run system versions up to and including Mac OS 9.0.4.

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