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Saturday, July 28, 2012

jrpg packages for OSX

pixie, macbook guardian by atomicshark from flickr (CC-NC-SA)
jrpg packages for OSX are now available for download. Big thanks to Carlos Fontes for help with setting this up.

py2app's documentation is fairly unhelpful, but it turns out that in the end it's not all that different from making Windows packages. Python tries to provide common functionality with distutils / setuptools, but it doesn't quite work without a bit of extra help.

Oh, and it also turns out that setting up an OSX VMs to test the installer was pretty damn simple. If you didn't do this because you were told that it's too hard, you were told wrong.

Due to some silliness save files are created within bundle, so if you try to move it to /Applications and share between multiple users on the same computer - I'm not actually sure if it will work. I guess could fix it to use ~/Documents/jrpg or something if anybody cares...


Unknown said...

I know this post is quite dated, but just wanted to give you a heads up.

Just tried JRPG on OS X Mountain Lion, it opens, attempts to grab the screen, looses full screen and locks up.

I have not gotten it to work yet, guessing the release was built for another version of OS X.

taw said...

Unknown: I only tested it on 32-bit 10.5. It was quite a hassle to set up even that, and I don't know how to do a package that's guaranteed to work with all OSX versions in both 32-bit and 64-bit.