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Offline Some Mac Guy

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SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« on: December 11, 2007, 08:04:24 PM »
Kayar recently brought to my attention a permissions bug in the SMW Level Editor for OS X which prevented users from creating new maps in /Applications/Super Mario War/maps/. I have produced a patch for both versions (both patches are in the same download). It is recommended for anyone who has installed either version on OS X. If you have both versions, you will need to apply the patch to both versions separately. Instructions are included in a file named readme.txt. Please report any problems to me either in this topic or via PM.

Download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?85uytgzxd6j

This bug has been fixed for future versions.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 06:53:40 PM »
Ooh, yay, thanks. Expect some maps to be uploaded by me in the near future... (if I'm not too busy with a million other things >.<)
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 07:29:11 PM »
It wont let me type in the password.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 08:12:28 PM »
Oh, I knew I forgot something in the readme.

As a shell script, it does not display any visual indication that you are typing anything. This is a security feature, not a bug. It is to prevent anyone who is looking over your shoulder from seeing how long your password is. It's an old UNIX-ism, and always confusing to people who are used to e.g. password forms on Web browsers which display bullet points instead of letters.

So, even though it doesn't look like you're typing anything in, you are typing the password in. Just type it in and hit enter. It should work.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 08:29:03 PM »
nope, it did not work even though I typed it in.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 11:31:02 PM »
Can you copy and paste the contents of the window into a reply?
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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 11:29:46 AM »
Super Mario War/fix copy.command: No such file or directory
This shell script correct the permissions in the Super Mario War folder in OS X to fix a bug with the level editor. This script is intended for use by administrator users. You may need to enter your password to run the script. If you have a short or non-existant sudo timeout on your machine, you will have to enter the password more than once.


WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Password:











That's what the terminal said.

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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008, 11:39:03 PM »
Edit: My bad. And apologies to johnshi. The first line he pasted tells the story:

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Super Mario War/fix copy.command: No such file or directory

I was looking for something to go wrong after the password prompt, so I didn't notice it. Apparently the file got renamed to fix copy.command. It needs to be named fix.command (actually, it should work as long as the filename doesn't have a space in it). My bet is that it you rename the file back to fix.command, it will work.

Original Post: Right, and after this point, you should enter your system password and hit return on the keyboard. Even though it won't look like anything is happening while you type, your password will work. If it doesn't work, you should get an error after hitting return. It should not be simply stopping at the password prompt.
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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 11:19:37 PM »
Obviously I guess I should save this. My dad has his Mac and he never really plays this, but if he does decide to keep playing and such, I'll make sure I remember this fix. ;)
So awesome of a game to be spread out to things besides Windows. :)

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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 03:23:44 PM »
nice!!

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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 05:56:14 PM »
Updated my previous post. Apologies to Johnshi.

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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2008, 02:33:34 AM »
Quote from: "Ciel"
Obviously I guess I should save this. My dad has his Mac and he never really plays this, but if he does decide to keep playing and such, I'll make sure I remember this fix. ;)
So awesome of a game to be spread out to things besides Windows. :)
Yeah, I agree. I miss out on lots of great programs, just because I prefer Macs.

As for this patch, I didn't see it when I was having problems saving maps, and I found out you can chmod the folders yourself, and give yourself permision to save in that folder (with an administrative password, of course).
I\'m desperately seeking "any key" to continue...
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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 07:45:20 PM »
You should download the patch anyway, since it does fix a few bugs in the level editor, not just the permissions errors.

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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2008, 12:26:16 AM »
Okay, done. Just out of curiosity, what kind of bugs?
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Re: SMW Level Editor Patch for OS X (1.7 and AFE)
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008, 02:09:38 PM »
Well, the non-permissions bugs were mostly with saving and opening levels. If I recall, (it's been a while) they only applied to levels with moving platforms in them on big endian machines, and even then only certain cases. Most of what I fixed was related to permissions, since the code is pretty platform-neutral.