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    Can't Launch Game

    Using an iMac. Downloaded client. Whenever I try to launch, I get the following message: "Hex" can't be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.

    Now what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellara View Post

    Now what?
    Look at the stickies at the top of this forum - there is one that is relevant to your interests...
    Hex: Shards of Fate KS || Producer

    "The Magi of the Carloth highlands are renowned for their enthusiasm and generosity."
    "Speed is far more important than size when determining the power of a strike."
    "One needs no armor if both your mind and your fist are faster than your enemy's."

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    Oh, wait, sorry! Someone cleaned up and unstickied the awesome Mac thread...

    Here is what you need to do:

    1. Open up a Terminal prompt (search "Terminal" in Spotlight)
    2. Copy and paste: sudo chmod 755 /Applications/Hex.app/Contents/MacOS/Hex

    Oss / Funktion: can you add this to the new (and virgin) Mac Known Issues sticky?
    Hex: Shards of Fate KS || Producer

    "The Magi of the Carloth highlands are renowned for their enthusiasm and generosity."
    "Speed is far more important than size when determining the power of a strike."
    "One needs no armor if both your mind and your fist are faster than your enemy's."

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    Done.
    --ossuary

    "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."
    - Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

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    thanks! knew I had seen the code before, but couldn't recall where to find it. Works great.

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    That message sounds more like there is a code signing issue with the app.

    You can add a security exception by opening the 'Security and Privacy' System Preference pane after trying to launch Hex.
    http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-bypa...s-x-mavericks/ looks to give a reasonable summary of the process.

    Once you add an exception it should remember and not ask again - which is probably why none of us old players can remember encountering this.

    Colin's chmod advice is for a slightly different issue that happens whenever a new patch is pushed out - so you should remember it as it good advice and everybody eventually runs into it.

    ----
    Technical aside:
    On 10.10.2, it looks like it is not happy with the code signing (only a version 1 signature rather than the current version 2?):

    $ spctl --assess -v /Applications/Hex.app/
    /Applications/Hex.app/: rejected
    source=obsolete resource envelope

    ...thankfully that is the extent of my knowledge about Apple codesigning - I strongly suspect it is a topic to which the saying 'ignorance is bliss' applies to.

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