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How to Make your games run again after OS updates

Have your wrappers stopped working on your Macintosh after you installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 or Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2?

We have a fix! - What is old is new again!
Have your wrappers stopped working after you installed 10.7.5 or 10.8.2?

Fear not, the process to update them takes less than a minute!

Here is a quick video tutorial for those who are struggling to get them working!

Get the Wineskin Winery here:

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Also what happens if you Download something that says it is only supported by Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leo or lower, such as a CXZ Port - Or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or lower such as an old Chromium Port?

You can update it with Wineskin to make it work again:

The fix can be done fairly easily (Original source material from the Wineskin page - tweaked slightly):

1. Download Wineskin Winery - see link above.

2. Create a new Wrapper. You need to determine which Engine to use - If possible use the same Engine as the original Port as that Engine is known to work. You may need to try different engines to get it to work however. * Note if the Port is still here - the original Engine used is likely in the description.

3. Copy the actual "drive_c" folder from the CX based wrapper and replace the drive_c folder in the new Wineskin wrapper.  Make sure you replace the actual drive_c in Contents -> Resources, and not just the link to it that is by Wineskin.app.  - To Find the c_drive folder - Right click the application - show package contents.

4. Copy the three .reg files from the other wrapper and replace the three .reg files in your Wineskin wrapper in Contents -> Resources

5. Run Wineskin.app and set up the configuration the way it needs to be... the EXE, the menubar names, versions, etc... and you can select the Icon out of the old wrapper as well.

6. Go to Wineskin.app -> Advanced -> Tools, and do a Refresh Wrapper

* Notes

1. You may need to change engines to get the program to work - or configure the Screen Resoultion

2. Some games run better in CX / Crossover - it is just a fact.  A good example is Final Fantasy VIII - it runs better in CX.  As such the performance may not be as good. Also I have found some games will not run in Wineskin that do run in CX / Crossover - this is rare however.


I forgot to add.

If you are having problems with Dosbox games that use the OSXDosBox Wrapper - they will not launch if the game is set to launch in full screen.

To change this - right click on the app - Show package contents - Navigate to Contents/Resources - there is a dosbox.conf file there - click it.

Go down to where it says fullscreen=true - and change it to fullscreen=false.

Save your changes.

The game should now launch.  If you wish to play in full screen press alt+enter to toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode.



I updated my wineskin to 2.6.0, however it won't even start any programmes now, as soon as i click it, the "view logs" window pops up
Is F.E.A.R the rarity that wont work on wine skin, because it needs cxz black diamond?

Krakjak, on 26 August 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Is F.E.A.R the rarity that wont work on wine skin, because it needs cxz black diamond?

You need to make a new wrapper with wineskin, you cannot just straight up transfer from cxx to wineskin.
How to make your game run again after updating your operating system is very good. Thank you
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