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Mac : Midway Modders Mappack #1

Mac : Midway Modders Mappack #1

Hello there!

I've already done the conversion of the PC Mappack #1 for Mac! Mac users can now play all the maps with their beloved machine ad
I just need some online space to host. Anyone?

The Mappack is about 320 MB.

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Sid

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Re: Mac : Midway Modders Mappack #1

Hallo there. We need to open a FTP server for your conversion. Pls give me a little time i'll contact you and i'll tell you where to upload.

Good job again!

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Cool!

Thanks for your answer! I wasnt sure about your private-message reply so I started a post here

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Re: Mac : Midway Modders Mappack #1

http://www.bsmcommunity.net/downloads/m … ay Mappack

There is a link to download Macintosh version of Mappack 1. It needs to be tested, because i have no possibilities to test it myself.

Also - if everyone wants help us with Macintosh version of Mappack 2, I can help with creating and hosting new file.

So... Mac guys, come on ab With your help we can do it.

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Hi, I have not tested this mac version of mappack#1, but i manually installed from pc version from instructions i received from sid. Also there was for awhile a mac installer from sid on mydrive.ch that worked and i know others are using successfully. Probably same file. I and a few other mac users have installed mappack#2 the same way with files from pc installer, but some are not getting this to work. This requiers a pc emulator to get the files out of the pc installers and manually copying them to right place. I made mac installers for those modpacks but need a place to upload to.  Also there are old maps in briefings but text ok i think, can you help with that? Thanks Jóhann

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1) The file for Mac which is included in my previous post is downloaded from mydrive.ch. Good to hear Mappack 1 installler for Mac working fine. I'll add this file to our Downloads then.

2) Briefings are wrong! Maybe in the future we will be able to break an unknown at this moment fileformat, but at this moment we can't. So we decided to use old briefings to prevent game crashing. Any map which does not contains briefing = immediately crash for whole game. So it's nothing wrong with that! PC users using wrong briefings too.

3) I can upload your installers i just need them in any place.
Question: Mappack 1 installer for Mac - is this file the same which was available on mydrive.ch ? If yes - i have that file.

4) Installer for Mappack 1 copying small amount of files. I think it's about 46 files (30 pictures + 10 map files + 5 briefings +1 global file) Mappack 2 contains much more files and all these files are important. If you want I can give You the listing of all files for mappack 2. You can check if everything is OK with that.

PS: Now i can answers for these questions:

Mappack 1 installer for Mac - is this file the same which was available on mydrive.ch?
Are You sure all files from Mappack 2 are included in Mac version of Installer?
Can You upload Mappack 2 installer on any site which hosting files or send it to me other way ? I'll download it immediately and I'll upload it to our FTP servers for all users.

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1)I just downloaded and tested this file on your side on a fresh installation. It works fine. I dont know if it is the same as was on mydrive.ch but i guess so.

2)OK with this then.

3)I only have them on my computer sofar, was hoping i could upload them here somewher. Guess I will have to work on this.

4)Im not really shure all files are in or necessary, there are some pc files in there I think like install2.bat. I just tried to keep all files in same relative places as in the pc version. A list of files with a note what each does would be nice if you or someone could email it to me.


Thats it for now.
Thanks for reply.

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1) Ok. Now we have confirmed it's OK.

3) The options are: - communicators with file transfer - for example Skype. It can easy send that file to me - consuming full speed of mine and your internet connection (it should be about 2-3 hours). We (modders team) transfered all our files using Skype. The other options are: upload file to any server like mydrive.ch and send download link to me.

4) Ok. I'll send You list of all files which are included in mappack 2.

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So... now we have Installers for both Mappcks 1 and 2 for MacOS users. Welcome on board guys ab
Direct link for downloads is here:

http://battlestations.eu/index.php/en/d … pple-macos

Soon i'll open second mirror server for both PC Windows and Mac users.

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If there is any problem with mac versions please let me (jovald) know and I will try and fix it.
And big thanks to admin and this community for hosting and quick and good responses.


Oh and I play Midway for mac as jovald.

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I have a question!

Mac users can play with PC users? Or they has their own lobby (like a XBOX?)

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On internet mac users play through GameRanger(www.GameRanger.com) I believe pc users can connect through that too.
Most pc players(all?) go through another program Gamespy?
I dont know about LAN connection but there mac users dont need an extra program like GameRanger.
And I dont know about xbox

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XBOX using different software to connect. PC and XBOX guys can't play together.  We (pc users) have Game Spy, but its built in game solution. So we can click Single Player or Multiplayer and if Multiplayer, built in game browser shows us servers etc etc.

I created Game Ranger account (I also sent you invitation ag ) , because i want to see that in action. Tomorrow I'll ask my PC friends to make a try. We will see.

We are little affraid what will happens with Midway, if Game Spy finish their support for Midway. GameRanger can be a solution for that...

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Heh your stooping so low to play with mac users you make me laugh bj

although you do have a point that game ranger thing might be a nice alternative if Gamespy goes down forever.

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I'm the developer of GameRanger.

Just to clarify, even though both the Mac and PC versions of Midway can be played on GameRanger separately, they are not compatible with each other.

Even on the PC though, GameRanger is still a better choice than GameSpy because it handles routers and firewalls automatically.

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