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---File links are Current as of 11/02/2020---

***Tested on Mojave and Catalina***

 

I'll try to keep this up to date, but make sure to check Manga's original thread for the most current file (should it be updated again). This guide is a visual walk through of "Method 2".

 

Backup Island Rum

 

Spoiler

 

  1. Begin by Renaming the \Applications\coh to \Applications\CoX_Old
    • This can honestly be whatever you want so long as you give Island Rum the correct path
  2. Launch Island Rum
  3. Click the Settings button in the top left of the Launcher
    • The button looks like a tree
  4. Change the Root folder to CoX_Old
  5. Follow the prompts and Click the "Install" buttons that pop-up until the process completes
  6. You can now continue to use the old launcher as is, but may need to update any custom shortcuts to the new destination

 

 

Install New Launcher

 

Spoiler

 

  1. Download the launcher using the link in the original post, Method 2
  2. Unpack the Installer (double click)
    • 891795319_2_UnpackInstaller.png.4e45b22cb411508666b88f82f1dc46ab.png
  3. Launch the Installer
    • 1027366604_3_LaunchInstaller.png.5b2372b41ada45ea6c313a0159dd158a.png
  4. You'll get a popup "Can't be opened because it's from an unidentified developer"
    • 1970502949_4_MermissionWarningpng.png.7bd1f540c720b4c3568cac07ddfd2143.png
  5. Click the "Ok" button
  6. Launch the System Preferences app from the Dock (bottom of screen) or the Apple Menu (top left corner)
    • 576080516_5_SPIcon.png.c97f5fcef9f59dec6c5f0c660b9094b4.png
  7. Open the "Security & Privacy" app
    • 1582805013_6_SPSandP.png.f0b084197c9588dd5312580cd07659ee.png
  8. Make sure you're in the "General" tab
    • 643452487_7_SandPGen.png.f1f117f60f7cdf3b21cb50b183616855.png
  9. Click the "Open Anyway" button under the "Allow apps downloaded from" section
  10. A popup will ask for the account password
    • 280488120_8_SandPModPop.png.cd630af69c42134215cb802f8777c2f3.png
  11. Enter the password and Click the "Modify Settings" button 
  12. A popup will ask if you're "Are you sure you want to open" the file
    • 1354947626_9_SandPOpenAnyway.png.54464aabba2cbe00d65f7fcc14e0c3a7.png
  13. Click Open
  14. The Mac Client Installer will then launch
    • 10_NewLauncher.png.61c8f31034dd886648b1d19012b220cf.png
  15. Click "Continue" to proceed
  16. The "Standard Install" section will display
    • Unless you have a different drive/partition you wish to install this to, then leave it to the default [DRIVE NAME] setting
    • 11_Install.png.24ec2a26c69c605c6bdb76ecc2b1dcb6.png
  17. Click "Install"
  18. A popup will ask for the account password
    • 386856931_12_InstallPop.png.befd584d67100d64f4d8287b3831ddd0.png
  19. Enter the password and Click the "Install Software" button
  20. Once complete, you should get the "Installation Complete" message
    • 587572946_13_InstallDone.png.02a2653f0cfd0ba03612b4d7780dbe16.png
  21. Click the "Close" button
  22. A popup will ask if you wish to keep or dispose of the installer
    • 1270885066_14_InstallTrash.png.39fb3681f5706db7771fd790b0ee6dbc.png
  23. Unless you have a reason to keep the file, then Click the "Move to Trash" button to continue

 

 

Create a Launcher Shortcut

 

Spoiler

 

  1. The Applications folder now contains both the Launch CoH.app (the new launcher) and the coh folder that now houses the new game files
    • 1122553672_15_AppFolder.png.a003b5bd7424d7e4b7204044c081408a.png
  2. Right click on the Launch CoH.app and Choose "Make Alias"
    • 1707415868_16_MakeAlieasMenu.png.21eec07bcd7bf6d8aca6bdb33b25a039.png
  3. A new shortcut will be created (I labeled mine "New Launcher")
    • 2002705957_17_AlieasName.png.dbada761b7fe90f196f7f0c467888795.png
  4. Move the shortcut to your desktop for easy access to the game launcher
    • 726269198_18_AlieasMove.png.a6a9de62992a31e09da7a8570caf54d9.png

 

 

 

First Launch

 

Spoiler

 

  1. Run the New Launcher and you'll be met with a EULA
    • 105802217_19_AcceptEULA.png.aa742e7a72eaa51ec922d41d3d3ab9ef.png
  2. Click "Accept" to proceed
  3. The Launcher has now opened for the first time
    • 1628074596_20_FirstRun.thumb.png.63885e1f53cdea87ff4190c47e966cee.png
  4. Complete the Game installation process by Clicking the download arrow next to each Game Type you wish to have
    • 148932681_21_DLGame.png.37e279ec5dcddd8ff993a28b6b5a1414.png
  5. When the download completes you can Click the game button to launch City of Heroes

 

See the Windows Guide for information on the launcher itself

 

 

Post Install Migration

Spoiler

If you had the old launcher installed, then follow my guide to manually copying/moving your user files to the new launcher

 

 

Edited by GM Tahquitz
Title change from thread split - GM Tahquitz
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MacOS 11 Big Sur

 

Yeah, got to finally test it. on my Unsupported MBP 2012! No wifi, but I'm not planning on gaming on it really. Really not much to say as installing the OS was the hardest part of it all really. The process is essentially the same except for an extra permission or a slightly different looking window (new UI on this OS version). I might right something more fully later if something changes (hopefully me getting the wifi driver fix). I "did" try it using Parallels 16, but 3Mb of vRAM (as reported by the Guest OS) was really painful, especially the visual and input lag in general.

 

The only notable things to mention are that you may get more popups and simply need to hit the Close, Complete, Install, etc. I've attached the ones that appear to be new, but they occur near the end of the installation process and I 'think' this happened during the original process as well. This is the sequence that these appeared, but I'll have to test it later to remember where in the process they fall. So long as you just click the buttons, then you should end up with a working game.

 

  1. Click the "OK" button
    • 1_XQuartz.png.a286b6a253f401cec13cd0a38d10e866.png
  2. Click the "OK" button
    • 2_XQuartz.thumb.png.5985560560c0616a28536ad35754d0fb.png
  3. Click the "Install" button
    • 1355397389_3_WineMono.png.d101893486ee6dddc94e92a16e86424f.png
  4. Click the "Install" button
    • 1440965519_4_WineGecko.png.123b76e3f4401431eef9c0eb34c209f8.png

 

 

Edited by WanderingAries

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Following up with a few things:

  1. Game runs fine on Big Sur natively on Intel Macs with the little testing I've done
  2. Game runs fine on an M1 Mac as well, see the corresponding Guide for the quirks of the installation you'll want to know about
  3. When trying to copy/paste while in the Launcher's settings, use the standard Windows key combos, not the MacOS translated key combos
    • IE: To copy you have to use Control+C not Command+C
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On 11/2/2020 at 10:52 PM, WanderingAries said:

---File links are Current as of 11/02/2020---

***Tested on Mojave and Catalina***

 

I'll try to keep this up to date, but make sure to check Manga's original thread for the most current file (should it be updated again). This guide is a visual walk through of "Method 2".

 

Backup Island Rum

 

  Hide contents

 

  1. Begin by Renaming the \Applications\coh to \Applications\CoX_Old
    • This can honestly be whatever you want so long as you give Island Rum the correct path
  2. Launch Island Rum
  3. Click the Settings button in the top left of the Launcher
    • The button looks like a tree
  4. Change the Root folder to CoX_Old
  5. Follow the prompts and Click the "Install" buttons that pop-up until the process completes
  6. You can now continue to use the old launcher as is, but may need to update any custom shortcuts to the new destination

 

 

Install New Launcher

 

  Hide contents

 

  1. Download the launcher using the link in the original post, Method 2
  2. Unpack the Installer (double click)
    • 891795319_2_UnpackInstaller.png.4e45b22cb411508666b88f82f1dc46ab.png
  3. Launch the Installer
    • 1027366604_3_LaunchInstaller.png.5b2372b41ada45ea6c313a0159dd158a.png
  4. You'll get a popup "Can't be opened because it's from an unidentified developer"
    • 1970502949_4_MermissionWarningpng.png.7bd1f540c720b4c3568cac07ddfd2143.png
  5. Click the "Ok" button
  6. Launch the System Preferences app from the Dock (bottom of screen) or the Apple Menu (top left corner)
    • 576080516_5_SPIcon.png.c97f5fcef9f59dec6c5f0c660b9094b4.png
  7. Open the "Security & Privacy" app
    • 1582805013_6_SPSandP.png.f0b084197c9588dd5312580cd07659ee.png
  8. Make sure you're in the "General" tab
    • 643452487_7_SandPGen.png.f1f117f60f7cdf3b21cb50b183616855.png
  9. Click the "Open Anyway" button under the "Allow apps downloaded from" section
  10. A popup will ask for the account password
    • 280488120_8_SandPModPop.png.cd630af69c42134215cb802f8777c2f3.png
  11. Enter the password and Click the "Modify Settings" button 
  12. A popup will ask if you're "Are you sure you want to open" the file
    • 1354947626_9_SandPOpenAnyway.png.54464aabba2cbe00d65f7fcc14e0c3a7.png
  13. Click Open
  14. The Mac Client Installer will then launch
    • 10_NewLauncher.png.61c8f31034dd886648b1d19012b220cf.png
  15. Click "Continue" to proceed
  16. The "Standard Install" section will display
    • Unless you have a different drive/partition you wish to install this to, then leave it to the default [DRIVE NAME] setting
    • 11_Install.png.24ec2a26c69c605c6bdb76ecc2b1dcb6.png
  17. Click "Install"
  18. A popup will ask for the account password
    • 386856931_12_InstallPop.png.befd584d67100d64f4d8287b3831ddd0.png
  19. Enter the password and Click the "Install Software" button
  20. Once complete, you should get the "Installation Complete" message
    • 587572946_13_InstallDone.png.02a2653f0cfd0ba03612b4d7780dbe16.png
  21. Click the "Close" button
  22. A popup will ask if you wish to keep or dispose of the installer
    • 1270885066_14_InstallTrash.png.39fb3681f5706db7771fd790b0ee6dbc.png
  23. Unless you have a reason to keep the file, then Click the "Move to Trash" button to continue

 

 

Create a Launcher Shortcut

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

  1. The Applications folder now contains both the Launch CoH.app (the new launcher) and the coh folder that now houses the new game files
    • 1122553672_15_AppFolder.png.a003b5bd7424d7e4b7204044c081408a.png
  2. Right click on the Launch CoH.app and Choose "Make Alias"
    • 1707415868_16_MakeAlieasMenu.png.21eec07bcd7bf6d8aca6bdb33b25a039.png
  3. A new shortcut will be created (I labeled mine "New Launcher")
    • 2002705957_17_AlieasName.png.dbada761b7fe90f196f7f0c467888795.png
  4. Move the shortcut to your desktop for easy access to the game launcher
    • 726269198_18_AlieasMove.png.a6a9de62992a31e09da7a8570caf54d9.png

 

 

 

First Launch

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

  1. Run the New Launcher and you'll be met with a EULA
    • 105802217_19_AcceptEULA.png.aa742e7a72eaa51ec922d41d3d3ab9ef.png
  2. Click "Accept" to proceed
  3. The Launcher has now opened for the first time
    • 1628074596_20_FirstRun.thumb.png.63885e1f53cdea87ff4190c47e966cee.png
  4. Complete the Game installation process by Clicking the download arrow next to each Game Type you wish to have
    • 148932681_21_DLGame.png.37e279ec5dcddd8ff993a28b6b5a1414.png
  5. When the download completes you can Click the game button to launch City of Heroes

 

See the Windows Guide for information on the launcher itself

 

 

Post Install Migration

  Reveal hidden contents

If you had the old launcher installed, then follow my guide to manually copying/moving your user files to the new launcher

 

 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! This post was my life saver. Much appreciated.

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15 hours ago, cohoriginal said:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! This post was my life saver. Much appreciated.

Bow GIFs | Tenor

 

Well, more so to @Manga and those that have helped root out the pathing for it, but it's good to see it's helping. ^.^

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Clubs: Mid's Hero Designer  ||  PC Builders  ||  HC Wiki  ||  Jerk Hackers


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