Warcraft III TFT and multi-user on leopard

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Blackfoot, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Blackfoot macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    We just bought a new iMac 2.4GHz for the entire family on which I created 4 Users : two for my parents, one for me and one for my brother, on which I imposed the Parental Control but without any restriction yet. Then I installed Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne from my session. Now my goal was to install it so that my brother and I could play it on our respective accounts. In theory this shouldn't be a problem since the Applications directory is shared between the accounts. Thus when launching it from my session and creating a profile in-game, it works flawlessly. But, here's my problem :

    When I log into my brother's session, launch the game and try to create a profile for him, an error-message pops-up saying that the hard drive lacks free space (although I still have 150+Gb free space). Now my question is not only how to fix this, but also up to what extent are the applications sharable on a multi-user computer ?

    This also leads us to another question which is probably not directly linked to the topic. I installed Microsoft Messenger, that is to be shared between the users as well. Will I be able to save my .net-password in the messenger, without the entire family having access to my contact list ? And: when I try to change the profile picture and click "ok", nothing happens, just like if the link was dead.

    Now is this just a dumb bug, or are there some restrictions linked with the authorizations for a user to modify a system file ?

    I'd like to mention again that the msn thing is just a secondary problem, my main concerne being for Warcraft 3.

    Thank you for any help ! :)

    P.S.: Pardon my english if you notice any mistakes, it's not my first language ;)
     
  2. Padraic macrumors regular

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    I had the same issue. I allowed Read & Write access to the Warcraft III folder for the accounts that needed it and it works flawlessly.

    Hope this helps your situation.

    Patrick
     
  3. Blackfoot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great ! I'll try this as soon as I get home !

    Thanks :)

    Anyone has an idea about the subsidiary questions ?
     
  4. imassents macrumors 6502

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    As long as they all have different messenger accounts, as far as I know, yes this will work just like that.

    I remember this problem too. I think from memory it is very picky about the file format/size/colours etc. Try a few other pictures and you will find some that work. When you find ones that work, convert the other files to the same format.
     
  5. Blackfoot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well as a matter of fact I only tried with the default pictures, not even custom-ones. So the problem is probably elsewhere ...

    Maybe I'll just switch to Adium, but Messenger seems simpler for a kid to use.
     

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