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GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:12 am
by Sal1160
I tried searching for different threads that could solve my issue here, but did not find anything that worked for me. I have a feeling's not the only one with this issue. I installed GZDoom on my MacBook Air (2017 model running on Mojave 10.14.5) and launched the application. It gave me the execution error and told me where to put the wad files. I could not find the GZDoom folder in application support, nor did the GZDoom folder in documents work either. Would anyone be able to shed some insight on what I should do?

Re: GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:39 am
by wildweasel
Sal1160 wrote:I tried searching for different threads that could solve my issue here, but did not find anything that worked for me. I have a feeling's not the only one with this issue. I installed GZDoom on my MacBook Air (2017 model running on Mojave 10.14.5) and launched the application. It gave me the execution error and told me where to put the wad files. I could not find the GZDoom folder in application support, nor did the GZDoom folder in documents work either. Would anyone be able to shed some insight on what I should do?

It was a little unclear for me as well - I don't have my own Mac in front of me to confirm, but as I recall, there are two Application Support folders in Mac OS - one is in your Library folder, and the other is in the System Folder. To the best of my recollection, you will find the GZDoom folder inside the one in the System Folder.

Re: GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm
by _mental_
Placing IWADs to GZDoom subfolder created in Documents folder works for me.
Open Terminal, do the following command there, and post its output.
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ls -l ~/Documents/GZDoom

Re: GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:14 pm
by Ransom Webblepire
The output just opens a window in finder with a screenshot of my computer from this morning.

Re: GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:45 am
by _mental_
Have no idea how you managed to achieve this.

What you need to do is to create GZDoom folder in your Documents folder, and copy all IWAD files you have to this newly created folder.
The command from my previous post outputs the content of this folder.

Re: GZDoom subfolders not appearing on Mac

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:29 pm
by Walter Honeyson
Found the issue,

the wad files I was trying to use were corrupted somehow. I extracted new copies from my steam library and copied them into the GZDoom folder, it works just fine now.