(Topic ID: 257094)

Updating JJP games with a MAC

By Rockytop

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Unebootin, which you have to use to update JJP games is 32 bit and MAC only supports 64 bit now.

Rufus or whatever the other program JJP mentions on their website doesn't run on MACs.

Any ideas that don't involve some type of parallel OS program?

#2 1 year ago

Out of curiosity what mac do you have? Granted my iMac is 4 years old but it is running the latest ios, and it ran Unebootin fine.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from MurphyPeoples:

Out of curiosity what mac do you have? Granted my iMac is 4 years old but it is running the latest ios, and it ran Unebootin fine.

It's an IMAC running the latest Catalina software. I've had Unebootin on there for a while, and used it with no issues until the latest update to Catalina.

#4 1 year ago

LTG any tips here? I can't get unebootin to install.

#5 1 year ago

I just download the update and dump the files on a usb jump. Never installed something else on a few different newer Macs.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from rgzpinx:

I just download the update and dump the files on a usb jump. Never installed something else on a few different newer Macs.

You can do delta updates without using Unebootin, but certain updates require it...the latest Pirates update for example.

#7 1 year ago

For MAC, try this below. I don't own a MAC, but Joe Katz gave this information out recently to people with the same issue. If it works for you - great!

Step 1
-- Download the full install .iso file

Step 2
-- Start Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities,
or type "disk utility" into the spotlight search bar (magnifying glass in upper right of screen)
-- If needed, click on "View - Show All Devices" to see all of the devices and their volumes on the left side.

Step 3
-- Insert USB stick, and once it appears in the sidebar of Disk Utility, highlight the device name, not the volume name.
-- Click "Erase" button and set the format to "MS-DOS(FAT)" using scheme "Master Boot Record" with name "JJPUSB"
-- Click "Erase" to start the formatting process.

Step 4
-- Double-click the previously downloaded .iso image file from Step 1
-- This should mount the iso file and open a Finder window showing its contents

Step 5
-- Open another Finder window and on the left side click on the name of the USB stick you formatted in Step 3,
which should show a blank window because there are no files on it yet.

Step 6
-- Select all of the files in the iso file Finder window from Step 4, and drag them into the empty Finder window
from Step 5. This will take some time (20-30 minutes) to complete.

Step 7
-- Once the copy is complete, click on the little "eject" triangles next to the iso image name and the USB stick name
on the left of a Finder window.
-- Once the names disappear from the Finder window, remove the USB stick from the computer.

Step 8
-- Use the USB stick to install the new version in your game, etc.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

For MAC, try this below. I don't own a MAC, but Joe Katz gave this information out recently to people with the same issue. If it works for you - great!
Step 1
-- Download the full install .iso file
Step 2
-- Start Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities,
or type "disk utility" into the spotlight search bar (magnifying glass in upper right of screen)
-- If needed, click on "View - Show All Devices" to see all of the devices and their volumes on the left side.
Step 3
-- Insert USB stick, and once it appears in the sidebar of Disk Utility, highlight the device name, not the volume name.
-- Click "Erase" button and set the format to "MS-DOS(FAT)" using scheme "Master Boot Record" with name "JJPUSB"
-- Click "Erase" to start the formatting process.
Step 4
-- Double-click the previously downloaded .iso image file from Step 1
-- This should mount the iso file and open a Finder window showing its contents
Step 5
-- Open another Finder window and on the left side click on the name of the USB stick you formatted in Step 3,
which should show a blank window because there are no files on it yet.
Step 6
-- Select all of the files in the iso file Finder window from Step 4, and drag them into the empty Finder window
from Step 5. This will take some time (20-30 minutes) to complete.
Step 7
-- Once the copy is complete, click on the little "eject" triangles next to the iso image name and the USB stick name
on the left of a Finder window.
-- Once the names disappear from the Finder window, remove the USB stick from the computer.
Step 8
-- Use the USB stick to install the new version in your game, etc.

Thanks! I'll try that

#9 1 year ago

It hasn't worked so far. I have an 8GB thumb drive and when I tried to move the 4 gig ISO file it said the file was too large for my format.

Edit....I missed the step where I open the ISO file and darg the files over. It's copying to the thumb drive now.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

For MAC, try this below. I don't own a MAC, but Joe Katz gave this information out recently to people with the same issue. If it works for you - great!
Step 1
-- Download the full install .iso file
Step 2
-- Start Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities,
or type "disk utility" into the spotlight search bar (magnifying glass in upper right of screen)
-- If needed, click on "View - Show All Devices" to see all of the devices and their volumes on the left side.
Step 3
-- Insert USB stick, and once it appears in the sidebar of Disk Utility, highlight the device name, not the volume name.
-- Click "Erase" button and set the format to "MS-DOS(FAT)" using scheme "Master Boot Record" with name "JJPUSB"
-- Click "Erase" to start the formatting process.
Step 4
-- Double-click the previously downloaded .iso image file from Step 1
-- This should mount the iso file and open a Finder window showing its contents
Step 5
-- Open another Finder window and on the left side click on the name of the USB stick you formatted in Step 3,
which should show a blank window because there are no files on it yet.
Step 6
-- Select all of the files in the iso file Finder window from Step 4, and drag them into the empty Finder window
from Step 5. This will take some time (20-30 minutes) to complete.
Step 7
-- Once the copy is complete, click on the little "eject" triangles next to the iso image name and the USB stick name
on the left of a Finder window.
-- Once the names disappear from the Finder window, remove the USB stick from the computer.
Step 8
-- Use the USB stick to install the new version in your game, etc.

Thank you! That worked and I got Pirates updated.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

For MAC, try this below. I don't own a MAC, but Joe Katz gave this information out recently to people with the same issue. If it works for you - great!

So that process formats a USB in a Windows compatible form and then copies the files onto that USB.
Just manually doing what Unebootin does?

Since moving up to Catalina, there have definitely been some compatibility issues come about.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

So that process formats a USB in a Windows compatible form and then copies the files onto that USB.
Just manually doing what Unebootin does?
Since moving up to Catalina, there have definitely been some compatibility issues come about.

I know nothing about Macs, just passing along a work-around that Joe at JJP suggested to try to those that had an issue. It appears to work from a few people that tried it that I know about. I've been told that it is much easier.

... but not easier than what is coming with the WiFi or wired Ethernet updates being developed and tested currently.

#13 1 year ago

Yeah, it's really easy once you know the steps.

It would be nice to have updates done automatically. In 2019, something that costs 8-9-10k should have wifi capability.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

Yeah, it's really easy once you know the steps.
It would be nice to have updates done automatically. In 2019, something that costs 8-9-10k should have wifi capability.

You're still going to have to manually check to see if there is an update from a machine menu option via WiFi (or checking like you do now), but it will download and update automatically in the very near future. Testing is in progress. It's really nice.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

You're still going to have to manually check to see if there is an update from a machine menu option via WiFi (or checking like you do now), but it will download and update automatically in the very near future. Testing is in progress. It's really nice.

Awesome! I don't mind manually checking...downloading and updating automatically sounds great to me. Thanks for the info!

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