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  • Submitted: Jan 15 2014 05:03 PM
  • Last Updated: Jul 19 2017 08:07 PM
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  • Downloads: 869

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin 2.6.2 Wine 1.9.11
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 2.0

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Wrapper versions 1.0 and 1.1 only support the game up to patch 1.83.
Wrapper version 2.0 supports patch 1.84 and above but is still experimental.
Please leave feedback in the comments below so I'll be able to take care of any problems occurring for version 2.0.


Sins of a Solar Empire is a science fiction real-time strategy computer game developed by Ironclad Games and published by Stardock Entertainment for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time strategy (RTS) game that incorporates some elements from 4X strategy games; its makers describe it as "RT4X." In the game, players are given control of a spacefaring empire in the distant future, and are tasked with conquering star systems using military, economic and diplomatic means.

The game was released on February 4, 2008, its first content expansion, titled Entrenchment, was released as a download on February 25, 2009, and its second content expansion, titled Diplomacy, was released as a download on February 9, 2010. A package combining the original game with the first two expansions was released at that time, with the title Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity.

A third expansion, the stand-alone Rebellion, was released in June 2012.

[Source: Wikipedia]



Table of contents
- System specs of test system
- Differences and benefits of this wrapper
- Additional info
- Known Issues
- Installation manual



My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.11.5
- CPU: 2,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- RAM: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
- Video: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
- Used disk space: 4 GB
- SoaSE Rebellion version: 1.85


Whats the benefit of this wrapper compared to the other one you'll find on Porting Team?
- It lets you play the regular DRM version of SoaSE Rebellion that you can buy via Steam.
- And I will guide you through the steps of getting rid of the annoying crashes you get when the RAM runs full (32Bit problem of Windows applications).


Additional info:
- The wrappers screen resolution is configured to 1920*1080.
- In some cases it can be useful or even a must to install Quartz for OSX (Visit the XQuartz homepage.). Try installing this if you encounter problems on starting up the wrapper.
- Yes, you can use mods. If you want a personal recommendation try this one: Star Trek Armada 3 for SoaSE Rebellion.
- You will find your saved games, settings files and the mod folder in this directory (OSX): user/Documents/My Games/Ironclad Games/Sins of a Solar Empire/ (This directory will be created after Sins has been started the first time.)


Known Issues:
- If you notice graphic glitches go to the SoaSE Rebellion settings (-> Effects) and disable "Ship Mesh Highlight Filter".
- If you still run into crashes (I highly doubt it), even though you did everything described in this guide, try reducing the graphics settings of SoaSE Rebellion to free some RAM. Also go to the SoaSE Rebellion settings (-> User Interface) and disable "Show Cargo Ship Icons".
- Not really an issue but whenever you start Sins it will open up a little window telling it would install something -> it won't, just ignore it
- Also not really an issue: after clicking to play Sins it may take a while until it finally shows the loading screen, so don't be hasty and just wait for it


Installation:


[Decompress the .zip.]

1. Double click the SoaSE Rebellion wrapper and Steam will be starting.
2. Steam installs itself. Wait for it.

3. Log into your Steam account.
   3.1 If Steam accidentally set the language to german click on "Steam" in the Steam menu bar and choose "Einstellungen".
   3.2 Press on the tab named "Oberfläche".
   3.3 Choose your favorite language from the drop down menu at the top and press ok.
4. Install Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion. (You need to have purchased the game first.)
5. Upon completion of the installation process quit the wrapper (You will also notice a Steam icon in the menu bar of OSX -> You can click it and chose Quit there as well).

[That's all that need to be done for the standard install. You could simply start the wrapper with a double click and play Sins. If you encounter constant crashes after playing for a while (you will!) that means you run into an error caused by a 32Bit application trying to use up more than 2GB of RAM. Don't worry, the following steps will help you to fix this issue.]

6. Right click the SoaSE wrapper and select "Show package content".
7. Navigate to: drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion/
8. Make a backup of "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" and "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Dev.exe". (Put the backup files wherever you want them to be. If you want them to stay in the same directory rename them with a prefix or suffix.)

9. Get the CFF Explorer tool. (I have made a wrapper version for it. You can download it here (Up to Yosemite 10.10.5) and here (El Capitan 10.11.1 and above).) (Also visit the official CFF Explorer homepage.)
10. Right click the CFF Explorer wrapper and select "Show package content".
11. Navigate to: drive_c
12. Move the original "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" and "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Dev.exe" files from the SoaSE wrapper to drive_c of the CFF Explorer wrapper.
13. Launch CFF Explorer and open "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" (File -> Open -> navigate to the "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" in drive_c)
   13.1 On the left side of the window, choose the "File Header" section under "Nt Headers"
   13.2 Look on the right side for the row starting with "Characteristics" for the "Click here" field. Click there.
   13.3 Select the checkbox for "App can handle >2gb addresses" and click Ok.
   13.4 Save the file (File > Save; if he asks to replace the current version press yes).
14. Repeat steps 13-13.4 for "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Dev.exe".
15. Quit CFF Explorer.

16. Move the altered "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" and "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Dev.exe" files from the CFF Explorer wrapper back to the SoaSE Rebellion wrapper (see step 7 for directory).
17. Close all windows which might be open from all this work... you're done!
18. Double click the SoaSE Rebellion wrapper and enjoy Sins.

NOTE: Remember that you need to do this changes to the SoaSE Rebellion EXE files whenever a new version has been released!



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And if you want to contribute even more you'll find a specific link on my homepage at:
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What's New in Version 2.0 (See full changelog)

  • - Fix for version 1.84 and 1.85 of the game (experimental; feedback appreciated)
  • - Added Steam fix


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Awsome. I was using an older wrapper and didn't know that 32bit issue was responsible for my constant crashes. Your guide was very helpful and completely fixed the crashing.
Thank you.
I seem to be able to play the game perfectly and stuff, haven't played loads yet but i've done everything you said I think. When I double click the SoaSE Rebellion wrapper it opens up steam, i can play the game from there but i just wanted to check if thats right or not? It's my first time doing this so I'm not great at this yet.

Bambo, on 16 February 2014 - 01:29 PM, said:

I seem to be able to play the game perfectly and stuff, haven't played loads yet but i've done everything you said I think. When I double click the SoaSE Rebellion wrapper it opens up steam, i can play the game from there but i just wanted to check if thats right or not? It's my first time doing this so I'm not great at this yet.

Since this is the wrapper for the Steam version of SoaSE it's absolutely right that Steam is opened up first and you then start the game from within Steam. Nothing to worry.
Hi can I get some help. Everytime I start this game it ask me to log in with a star dock account. However, when I put in my details, its says Error:

Indicates that an error having to do with a secure channel (equivalent to error codes that begin with "SEC_E_" and "SEC_I_" listed in the "winerror.h" header file). What do i do?

Edit: Nevermind, seems like 5th time was the charm
I clciked the wrapper and downloaded a Winrar file, I clicked it and it just keeps going to a lower level until i reach quartz, did i do something wrong?

JoeyEagles, on 23 June 2014 - 02:46 PM, said:

I clciked the wrapper and downloaded a Winrar file, I clicked it and it just keeps going to a lower level until i reach quartz, did i do something wrong?

Sounds like it. This wrapper in packed in a .zip not winrar format. Also if you have the right wrapper just follow the instructions above carefully. Cant imagine why and how you managed to get this far down to quartz files. That's all I can say with the little information you provide.
Very well done! I installed the Game and patched it, so that more than 2GB Ram is used. It runs perfectly. Thank you very much.
Finally, I've been looking for a decent wrapper since the STA3 mod was released. One thing tho dude, how do you install the MOD on mac? I have the mod v1.0 full exe, should I grabthe 0.95 rar version?

Also where should I add the files, in OSX or goto the Sins package and explore that and add it in there?

Thanks again for making this :D You're a legend

humey, on 25 November 2014 - 02:34 PM, said:

Finally, I've been looking for a decent wrapper since the STA3 mod was released. One thing tho dude, how do you install the MOD on mac? I have the mod v1.0 full exe, should I grabthe 0.95 rar version?

Also where should I add the files, in OSX or goto the Sins package and explore that and add it in there?

Thanks again for making this :D You're a legend

Thanks. I'm happy you like it :)

Sins will add a new folder to the OS X user directory if you run it the first time.

/*your home folder*/Documents/My Games/Ironclad/Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion/

Within this Folder you will find 'Mods Rebellion v1.80'.

You can add any Mods there like its described in their respective 'Read Me' files.

For STA3 you should definitely go with 1.0 and its Hotfix (though remember on Dec 15th they will release the fully re-worked Mod ('A Call to Arms') ).

To use the downloadable .exe files you'll need to put them into your Sins wrapper ('Programm Files' directory). Then open Wineskin from the wrappers main directory and use 'Install Software'. Choose the .exe installer for 1.0 and then the .exe for the hotfix.

If both have installed correctly you'll find them somewhere within in the wrappers directory. Just keep an eye open for the paths shown while the installer .exe files run.

You can then extract the installed files from the wrapper and put them into the above mentioned OS X directory.

Don't forget to remove the installer .exe files from the wrapper and of course close Wineskin.

The first loading of Sins will be laggy and might be buggy (can also freeze). Just give it some time and if its finally done close the game and the Sins Wrapper afterwards. Then re-load the game again.

You should be ready to go.

Anarath, on 26 November 2014 - 08:06 AM, said:

Thanks. I'm happy you like it :)

Sins will add a new folder to the OS X user directory if you run it the first time.

/*your home folder*/Documents/My Games/Ironclad/Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion/

Within this Folder you will find 'Mods Rebellion v1.80'.

You can add any Mods there like its described in their respective 'Read Me' files.

For STA3 you should definitely go with 1.0 and its Hotfix (though remember on Dec 15th they will release the fully re-worked Mod ('A Call to Arms') ).

To use the downloadable .exe files you'll need to put them into your Sins wrapper ('Programm Files' directory). Then open Wineskin from the wrappers main directory and use 'Install Software'. Choose the .exe installer for 1.0 and then the .exe for the hotfix.

If both have installed correctly you'll find them somewhere within in the wrappers directory. Just keep an eye open for the paths shown while the installer .exe files run.

You can then extract the installed files from the wrapper and put them into the above mentioned OS X directory.

Don't forget to remove the installer .exe files from the wrapper and of course close Wineskin.

The first loading of Sins will be laggy and might be buggy (can also freeze). Just give it some time and if its finally done close the game and the Sins Wrapper afterwards. Then re-load the game again.

You should be ready to go.

Thank you for the clarification dude, I got it all installed and playing last night. Never played Sins before but loving this MOD, and also found out there is a Stargate mod coming soon as well and the new Call to Arms expansion. So excited to play those.

Last question, is there a way I can create maps on mac for STA3?
* EDIT: I have the Galaxy Forge working on my mac, where on earth do I put my custom maps tho, they never appear in the game map selection.

Thanks again matey, you are, thats right, a legend :D

humey, on 28 November 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

Thank you for the clarification dude, I got it all installed and playing last night. Never played Sins before but loving this MOD, and also found out there is a Stargate mod coming soon as well and the new Call to Arms expansion. So excited to play those.

Last question, is there a way I can create maps on mac for STA3?
* EDIT: I have the Galaxy Forge working on my mac, where on earth do I put my custom maps tho, they never appear in the game map selection.

Thanks again matey, you are, thats right, a legend :D

No problem.

This is also the right path for maps:
/*your home folder*/Documents/My Games/Ironclad/Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion/

Im not sure if they have to be put into the 'GalaxyForge' or 'MapDesigner' folder though. You'll have to try ^^
The game is not in the "my games" folder, what did I do wrong?

Spiney09, on 29 November 2014 - 12:58 AM, said:

The game is not in the "my games" folder, what did I do wrong?

The game itself is of course not in your 'My Games' folder - it's in your 'Applications' folder.

The 'Ironclad' folder within the 'My Games' folder will be created after the game has successfully been started once. To be 100% sure just create a match against the AI once and then quit the game.

Anarath, on 29 November 2014 - 07:55 AM, said:



The game itself is of course not in your 'My Games' folder - it's in your 'Applications' folder.

The 'Ironclad' folder within the 'My Games' folder will be created after the game has successfully been started once. To be 100% sure just create a match against the AI once and then quit the game.
Well, I didn't explain my problem in the best way, but it was a user error anyways, as I downloaded the program before I bought the game, but I was wondering one other thing, and that is if you could explain to me what I am doing wrong, because whenever I download STA3 1.0 it comes up as an exe text edit and I have no idea what to do with it, as I can't use winrar on it and the game won't load the mod as a exe. This is more of me being a n00b to steam on Mac though, great program, been looking for something like this for a while!

Spiney09, on 02 December 2014 - 12:46 AM, said:

Well, I didn't explain my problem in the best way, but it was a user error anyways, as I downloaded the program before I bought the game, but I was wondering one other thing, and that is if you could explain to me what I am doing wrong, because whenever I download STA3 1.0 it comes up as an exe text edit and I have no idea what to do with it, as I can't use winrar on it and the game won't load the mod as a exe. This is more of me being a n00b to steam on Mac though, great program, been looking for something like this for a while!

This had been explained just before. Humey asked a similar question. Look at the posts around Nov 26 2014 09:06 AM.



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