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Hi! I wrote a little script to install the XCom: Enemy Unknown mod Long War on the OS/X version of XCom, and with it I created a little Mac-specific distribution of Long War. I've emailed it to the mod maintainers (johhnylump, in particular) and they've uploaded the file to the files section.

 

The only hiccup is that the distribution I created is originally as a .dmg file, but I guess the site will only accept .zip files for uploads. For now johhnylump has just zipped the .dmg file and uploaded it, which is fine, but it would be nice if the site would just accept .dmg files for upload directly, since that's the format most Mac users are used to getting software in.

 

For non-Mac users, dmg is short for "disk image", and when you open one on a Mac it creates a little virtual disk image with your installation software on it. It's basically just a bunch of binary data, and it can be compressed much like a rar or zip file is.

 

Again, it's not a big deal, Mac users can just decompress the .zip file and open the .dmg file inside it, or if need be I can repackage the distribution as a .zip file instead, but since it seems like this wouldn't be too hard to change, I thought I'd ask whether someone can just enable uploading .dmg files directly to the site.

 

Thanks!


Edited by thither, 18 August 2014 - 02:36 AM.






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