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Dread

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Installing Mods on Mac
« on: May 10, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »

After a great deal of googling, searching on the forum, main site, the wiki and the subreddit, i cannot find a single tutorial on how to install mods on OSX. There is no "mods" folder, just the main .app file. Can someone please lay it out for me? I'm sure its very simple, but i've no idea where the mods folder would be.

Thanks.

PS: Might be worth updating this page: http://rimworldwiki.com/Installing_mods
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 06:54:39 PM »

Hello.  ;D

Click on your hard drive, go to applications. Right click on the rimworld app and go to show contentpackages. Here you will see all the folders in that application.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 08:35:28 AM »

Thank you very much, thats most helpful. I had no idea you could do that.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 01:02:27 AM »

Moved this to help and pinned for future reference for other Mac users. :)
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 09:37:03 PM »

Config file location on Mac:


Thanks to ElTanko for posting that information.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 03:07:05 PM »

A few plugins* started to use windows libraries (dll) at their core. I suppose it won't be possible to mod rim world that deeply just by platform independent scripting, will it?

*better power, TechTreeMinami, etc.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 04:20:52 PM »

ah hmm, still not succeeded with installing a mod on a mac. I did find the rimworld map in the "application support" map. The maps in that map are: "config", "saves" and "worlds".

So now, how does one add a mod to the actual game. I can't seem to figure it out at all.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2015, 05:06:25 PM »

The normal procedure is to extract the mod-zip-file into the folder ../RimWorldXXX/Mods/
But as I don't own a Mac I can't tell if it's differently done there, sorry..
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 07:09:47 PM »

hmm, with my installation it didn't extract the folder "mods". Either is it nowhere to be found.
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2015, 01:52:35 PM »

Any mods with binaries (Windows DLLs) would need to be cross-compiled for Mac/*nix.  Unless the modder provided the source for their mod, they would also have to provide the binaries.  If they provided the source, you can certainly attempt to compile it yourself for your own platform.

Mono provides compiling for Linux, OSX 10.7 (Lion) and Windows, among others, on individual platforms.  I haven't checked Monos cross-compile ability yet but I have used it for other compilers.  The only thing you need to consider is platform specific code but the only platform specifics I see in the context of RimWorld are buried deep or resolved by the compiler/host application (RimWorld).

Mono for various platforms:
http://www.mono-project.com/docs/about-mono/supported-platforms/

Edit: Some new information shows that linux can run mono built dlls without a platform specific build.  This may also be true for Macs.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2015, 06:19:30 PM by 1000101 »
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 10:11:02 AM »

Hello could you tell me how to download this mod and will it be possible with this mod to play pirates ?
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 07:13:59 PM »

I wrote a quick walkthrough on how to get mods into the Mac version of Rimworld, copying it here for posterity and to make things easier on future Mac users :)

Your mods folder is in the application itself, right click it and select "Show package contents." Drop the mods you want into the mods folder.

Finding the modconfig folder is a bit more involved so hopefully this makes sense:

1) Open finder
2) Select the "Go" menu at the top, then hold down the alt button. You should notice a new item pop up - "Library" - click it on it while holding down alt.
3) You can let go of alt now :P
4) Look for a folder named "Application Support" in the library folder, open it
5) Scroll down to "Rimworld," open it, and voila - config, save and world folders!

Tip: OSX really does not like merging folders, so if you use any mods or modpacks with instructions to merge/replace - ignore it. OSX will always replace the entire original folder with the new one. You'll need to figure out what is being merged/added and manually drop all of it in.

Nevermind! I can't believe I never googled how to merge folders on OSX >.< Hold down the option key as you drag and drop the relevant folder in. Why the option to merge is hidden by default is... well, very Mac-y :D
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 07:31:31 PM by whoishigh »
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Re: Installing Mods on Mac
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 03:10:21 PM »

Need more help! Sorry! I have followed the walkthrough by whoishigh but once I am into Application Support folder there is no Rimworld folder!? Any ideas most welcome! I've managed to get the mod active but just can't do the config bit!?
Thank you
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