No Write Access

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JustAsking4, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. JustAsking4 macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded "The Witcher 2" on my mac, but when I click on the game to play it, I get this error message : "Write access is denied to critical file '/Volumes/The Witcher 2/The Witcher 2/Data/witcher2.vpfs'! Game cannot be started. Please ensure that the game has full access to folder '/Volumes/The Witcher 2/The Witcher 2/Data' and all its contents."

    What should I do?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You install it: Installing Applications in Mac OS X

    The reason you get this error, the game wants to write to its own data in order to save something (settings or such things), but since you run it from the virtual disk image, it is not allowed to do so, thus you need to install it properly by dragging the application to the Applications folder or running the installer.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  3. JustAsking4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Once I open the dmg. it just gives me the icon of "The Witcher 2", then I drag it into the applications folder, click on it, and it still gives me the same error message.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Which icon do you drag? Can the following video help a bit?
     
  5. JustAsking4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It worked thanks a lot! My mac just doesn't have a good enough graphics card. Do you know any good gaming desktops for a reasonable price?
     
  6. Aegisthus macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue. I replicated the steps in the video, as always when installing an application. Unlike the OP, after doing so and clicking the Witcher 2 icon I did not receive the same error message, but a new one:

    "File '/Applications/Data/witcher2.vpfs' is missing - game cannot be started. It looks like the game isn't fully installed, as the data files are not in place. Please try to reinstall it."

    I then dragged the Witcher 2 folder, which includes the Data folder, to Applications as well. I tried again to open the game, but again received the above message.
     
  7. chenka2000 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I registered on this forum only to reply to you! Because I had the same problem..., this is the solution: you must only open once through Finder with right-click>open to allow it to be opened afterward. I followed these instructions found below (but used BetterZip) : " It works. Checked on Mountain Lion, Macbook Pro 2012 13 inch. 1. Download. 2. Unrar using UnrarX. I got errors when using other programs. 3. Double click the dmg. 4. Copy the data and app to a folder in your Applications folder 5. Double click the app to play. :) "
    you need to copy the witcher app file AND the large DATA folder into applications folder!
     

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