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Sorry to be a pain, but I've downloaded darkmod as per the instructions, yet when I try to launch it doom 3 launches not the darkmod. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Here is the terminal code after it launches. Please help!



Last login: Thu Jan 12 06:54:54 on ttys000

lan-192-168-5-171:~ christopheresmith$ /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/tdmlauncher_helper.command ; exit;

Path to tdmlauncher is /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/tdmlauncher.macosx

Darkmod directory is /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/

Darkmod directory after normalisation is /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod

Trying default value for engine executable: /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/Doom 3

Trying to find engine executable in /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3

Found engine executable in /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3

Engine path after normalisation is /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3

Reading engine executable from command line arguments: /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3

Could not find 'currentfm.txt' file in /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/currentfm.txt

Current FM is:


Using the following argument vector:

#0: "/Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3"

#1: +set

#2: fs_game

#3: darkmod

Trying to launch /Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3 "/Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/darkmod/../Doom 3.app/Contents/MacOS/Doom 3" +set fs_game darkmod


[Process completed]

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I presume this is after selecting a mission then clicking install?


It looks like the mod is having trouble writing to the currentfm.txt file. Perhaps that space in "Doom 3.app" is causing the same sort of issue with the mission installer?


You could try manually adding the mission name to that file but it'd have to be in the naming convention expected by the launcher code. If someone can install a mission and post their currentfm file it would help. (I'm posting via my mobile phone.)

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The FAQ says:


"It is recommended that the “Doom 3″ program folder is installed into the Application Support folder (i.e. ~/Library/Application Support/Doom 3/). If Doom 3 is installed into a different location then additional steps will need to be followed."


But you installed to "/Users/christopheresmith/Doom3/". Maybe that causes the problem. Try to install Doom 3 in /Users/christopheresmith/Library/Application Support/Doom 3/

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