in Mac Software edited January 2014
What the heck is wrong with ufs that keeps games from playing on it? even shockwave games? This is so annoying! Can someone tell me why it doesn't work?


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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Probably has something to do with the fact that HFS+ is not case sensitive, and that UFS is. The links to other files within a package may not have the right 'case' for the letters, thus causing the application to not launch. Since most people use and develop on HFS+ and leave UFS to servers, they're being sort of careless when it comes to case sensitivity.

    That's my best guess...
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    roborobo Posts: 469member
    Any particular reason you're using UFS?

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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Ick! Bad fork support, funky case sensitivity, and reportedly much slower than HFS+.

    In all seriousness I must ask: what were you thinking?
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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    A lot of people with a lot of experience with linux and other *nix based operating systems are just really used to, and enjoy, the fact that case sensitivity matters. I sort of which HFS+ supported this...
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