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  1. Those are old instructions, you don't need that anymore. Island Rum will now try to install Wine by itself.
  2. I added that to Entitlements (as well as incoming/outgoing network access and disk read/write access) so it would not block the child process CoH from being able to access any of those things.
  3. If you were previously using the Wineskin or Cider clients for Mac, you will have to delete "City of Heroes.app" and "CoH.app" from your Applications folder in order to use the private Wine installation. Otherwise Island Rum will ignore it and launch one of the above. Contrary to what Codeweavers or anyone else says, Wine 4.0.1 (the private Wine install) works with Catalina as long as you're launching 64-bit Windows apps - it does not launch 32-bit Windows apps. The versions of wine inside the Wineskin app (1.6.2) or Cider (1.4) don't work in Catalina. I'm currently working on a new Island Rum release that will strongly encourage installation of everything inside the Applications folder - including Island Rum itself, and the game folder. The option to select another path will intentionally become less user-friendly to ease troubleshooting. I might also decide to make the Wine version hackable in a limited fashion, but I don't want that to be automatic, because it will make finding issues more complex. It will also (if I can get Developer ID to cooperate) be signed, so it will still launch after the unsigned Mac app cutoff of Feb 3rd.
  4. If you were previously using the Wineskin or Cider clients for Mac, you will have to delete "City of Heroes.app" and "CoH.app" from your Applications folder in order to use the private Wine installation. Otherwise Island Rum will ignore it and launch one of the above. Contrary to what Codeweavers or anyone else says, Wine 4.0.1 (the private Wine install) works with Catalina as long as you're launching 64-bit Windows apps - it does not launch 32-bit Windows apps. The versions of wine inside the Wineskin app (1.6.2) or Cider (1.4) don't work in Catalina. I'm currently working on a new Island Rum release that will strongly encourage installation of everything inside the Applications folder - including Island Rum itself, and the game folder. The option to select another path will intentionally become less user-friendly to ease troubleshooting. I might also decide to make the Wine version hackable in a limited fashion, but I don't want that to be automatic, because it will make finding issues more complex. It will also (if I can get Developer ID to cooperate) be signed, so it will still launch after the unsigned Mac app cutoff of Feb 3rd.
  5. The packaged Wine requires at least 10.12, which is not too far from where you are. You should be able to easily upgrade to 10.12. You could use the Wineskin client instead, but there's no guarantee of its reliability going forward - Winekin itself has been abandoned by its author.
  6. The symptoms sound like your CoH files have gotten corrupted. Try deleting your homecoming, updates (if you have it), hc-bin32, hc-bin64, and hc-beta folders inside the Applications/coh folder and let Island Rum re-download them all.
  7. What's funny is, it's the greed of the pre-MMO gaming industry that made a lot of people from that era believe that games should release, and then stay frozen in that state forever - because they didn't want to spend money working on updates, and wanted you to buy the next shiny game instead. In those cases, it makes sense to have one computer for it and never upgrade it, so you can always play that one game. MMO's changed that rule so it constantly changes, and you have to constantly upgrade to keep up. We do still have a few people though who want and expect CoH to always run on the oldest rig that supported it from 2005, and some who take that further and assert that the devs have a responsibility to make certain it will always work on that rig from 2005. Unfortunately, the reality is that not only do we need to keep up with modern tech, but the tools to build applications that old start to become deprecated and fall apart. So it's not that we want to push you all to upgrade to a new shiny computer; in some cases, on the development side, we no longer have the choice.
  8. I'm the only developer for Island Rum. I don't do any coding for CoH. The announcement I made at the top of this thread is a courtesy because I know Safe Mode going away is going to happen eventually, and I want everyone to have time to prepare as best as they can. And as I said above, preparing to be able to run the 32-bit or 64-bit CoH clients means you'll probably also avoid problems with newer games, ones you might download from Steam for instance, and even future macOS or Windows updates. It really is worth the time.
  9. The changes were necessary to support both current MacOS and future Windows support, as well as solving slow deprecation of the ancient development tools required to build CoH. In short, planning for the future. If your OS is old enough or broken enough not to support what is really an incremental change, now is a good time to fix it before something else you want to run won’t
  10. At the moment, it's possible I am both the Linux and Mac support "team". I've been swamped getting the Mac version to run for everyone, though, so I haven't had much time to deal with Linux. I don't even have a Linux computer of VM working to test with at the moment, so I kind of blindly build Island Rum for Linux based on assumptions from the Mac platform. I have tested it in the past though, and Island Rum did run and launch CoH. What will really help you is that I built Island Rum for Linux to use the same graphics subsystem as CoH - OpenGL. If you drop the Island Rum application into a terminal, and google the errors, you will be able to figure out which graphics drivers and extensions you need to install to get Island Rum to load. And if you get that far, CoH should load as well.
  11. If you're getting errors inside the game client, you probably just need to re-patch it. Select the Re-Scan option from the tree menu in Island Rum. You won't need Homebrew anymore, that requirement has been removed (you can type "brew remove wine", unless you need it for something else). Island Rum will download the most current working Wine version by itself, and it will run 64-bit!
  12. Update: The "Safe Mode" CoH client might be going away very soon. This might effect you if you use the Mac client with Wineskin or Cider. If you're using either of those, now is the time to attempt using the non-"64-bit" CoH client instead. Post here if you have any trouble with that. As usual, I recommend using the Mac client with at least macOS Sierra (10.12) and with the built-in Wine client. You can accomplish that by removing "City of Heroes.app" and "CoH.app" from the /Applications folder and re-launching Island Rum.
  13. Most of the stuff to try is already above your post in this thread. Good luck!
  14. Also remove City of Heroes.app and CoH.app from /Applications if they are there. There is a log, but the only thing it will tell me is which client it detected (if any) and where your install is located. If you remove those two apps, there should only be the internal Wine client left, and if you installed in /Applications, that question is answered as well.
  15. Move the Wineskin package out of /Applications. It's not going to work with Catalina. That dialog is a dead giveaway that you should re-scan and let Island Rum download the latest patches.
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