Powder not working for Mac

  • MathsManiac
    5th September Member 0 Permalink

    So I downloaded the newest update for the Powder Toy (5th of Sep). Then, it crashed, and it refused to open again saying "Please contact the developers to see if this is working for Mac OS X (Yosemite, I'm running). It said to delete it and run it again. It still doesn't work. If anybody has any kind of way to fix this or some knowledge about this, please help.

  • jacob1
    5th September Developer 0 Permalink
    Is there a way to get a more detailed crash report? Usually there's some huge text you can get to that says exactly where it crashed.

    If I had to guess, it's something to do with luajit. I would have tested it but I don't have a mac.
  • MathsManiac
    6th September Member 0 Permalink

    I got it working again. It just that I need the original disk image/driver on my desktop other wise it won't work. It didn't need it before but for some reason, it needs it now. Anyways, I'm completely fine with it now. Thanks for your help.

  • jacob1
    6th September Developer 0 Permalink
    @MathsManiac (View Post)
    You're probably back on 92.1. I "un-released" 92.2 because it didn't work on macs or Linux. I know how to fix both, although i'll probably have someone test the mac version for me just in case.
  • MathsManiac
    11th September Member 0 Permalink

    So I downloaded 92.3 and I loaded it and all. But now when I open the application it says, "ERROR. Details: Memory write/read error. An unrecoverable error has occurred, please report this error to (insert the link of this page). I think it might be the 92.1, 92.2 and 92.3 clashing, but I'm not certain. Help appreciated/

  • jacob1
    11th September Developer 0 Permalink
    @MathsManiac (View Post)
    I released 92.3 as a beta first, but nobody tested the mac version, so I just went ahead and made it a release version. I don't know if i'll revert it back this time, I need more details about what causes it.

    Maybe delete autorun.lua or powder.pref or something? It's most likely still luajit causing it but I really don't want to undo that for the mac version unless I actually have to.
  • jacob2
    12th September Member 0 Permalink
    Triple post
  • jacob1
    12th September Developer 0 Permalink
    Can you test these versions?

    https://starcatcher.us/TPT/powder-mac32-luajitfix.dmg
    https://starcatcher.us/TPT/powder-mac32-noluajit.dmg

    The first one is the preferred fix, hopefully it works
  • MathsManiac
    12th September Member 0 Permalink

    Yeah, the first one works as well as the second one.