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Installing the new Homecoming Launcher on a Mac (LaunchCat)


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On 12/30/2023 at 12:14 PM, doooood said:

For those wanting to install, here's a really easy method:

  1. Download whisky: https://getwhisky.app
  2. Install whisky
  3. Download the windows Homecoming Launcher: https://manifest.cohhc.gg/launcher/hcinstall.exe
  4. Create a new bottle in whisky
    1. Name it COH
    2. Manually run (bottom right corner) and select the `hcinstall.exe` wherever you saved it.
    3. Run through the installation
    4. Click "pin program" go into the installation directory, go to bin, win64  directory and select `launcher.exe` - give it a name like "COH Launcher"
    5. After, click the refresh icon in top right corner (2 arrows) so the pinned program shows up.
  5. Double click on the pinned "COH Launcher" and the game should now load.

 

That's it!

 

 

Can confirm, I used Whisky as I didn't check to see if there was a Mac launcher and it works real smooth

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I vanished for a while, because I couldn't get the HC launcher to install on my old Mac.  Once I updated my OS from 10.10 to 10.14, though, it installed fine, and now I'll probably be around again.  Somewhere.  😄

 

(I still miss the Transgaming client, though.  Wine is finicky)

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Im using the new Sanoma OS. It's telling me it can't launch it because it thinks its a possible malware. currently trying to find the settings to allow it, but its not obvious to me at the moment. They buried it somewhere I guess. Anway if you know what to do, please  say whats up with it.

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On 1/15/2024 at 4:27 PM, TxTure said:

Im using the new Sanoma OS. It's telling me it can't launch it because it thinks its a possible malware. currently trying to find the settings to allow it, but its not obvious to me at the moment. They buried it somewhere I guess. Anway if you know what to do, please  say whats up with it.

 

Control-click / right click / two-finger tap on it and hold control when you click "Open"; you'll have the option to run anyway on the next pop up. If not, you may still need to hold "control" to make "Open" visible, I think this depends on your SIP / previous setup if you didn't start with Sonoma.

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On 1/15/2024 at 4:27 PM, TxTure said:

Im using the new Sanoma OS. It's telling me it can't launch it because it thinks its a possible malware. currently trying to find the settings to allow it, but its not obvious to me at the moment. They buried it somewhere I guess. Anway if you know what to do, please  say whats up with it.

 

Check out the Mac Guide below as it should be able to get you through it.

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So I have an issue where I installed CoH on Mac Sonoma , everything was working great, even played for a few hours , than when I went to restart , locked me out of my hard drive stating it was no longer mounted and needed password to verify it as a start up disk. Went through the steps , nothing. Mine that I have two partitions one for windows 10 bootcamp , the other is the main Mac partition. So now I have to reinstall Mac OS to fix the issue , hopefully. Maybe I did something wrong during installation of CoH or maybe my Mac decided to crap on me

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On 1/25/2024 at 2:49 PM, Dragonsparda said:

So I have an issue where I installed CoH on Mac Sonoma , everything was working great, even played for a few hours , than when I went to restart , locked me out of my hard drive stating it was no longer mounted and needed password to verify it as a start up disk. Went through the steps , nothing. Mine that I have two partitions one for windows 10 bootcamp , the other is the main Mac partition. So now I have to reinstall Mac OS to fix the issue , hopefully. Maybe I did something wrong during installation of CoH or maybe my Mac decided to crap on me

 

That's a Mac issue, I'd check on the health of the drive itself (Disk Utility) and change your Apple ID password on the Off chance that someone is messing with you.

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I added a new Mac tool to the arsenal of Mac tools at the Homecoming for Mac site.

 

It's a new beta tool called LaunchCat (you can download it by clicking the name).  LaunchCat replaces the Applescript applet and the Homecoming for Mac installer by downloading all of the necessary pieces to launch the HC Launcher after it's installed.  Therefore it can be fully signed with Apple Developer ID, leading to less complaints and workarounds on modern MacOS systems.  It is also capable of keeping Wine, and itself, up to date.

 

There is also an unsigned version for older MacOS systems that don't support Developer ID, but that will be made available once the first stage of Beta completes.

 

Try it out and see if it works better for you!

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12 hours ago, GM Manga said:

Try it out and see if it works better for you!

 

That sounds Suspiciously like homework...

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