Return to castle wolfenstein..will not play...

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Any help on this mind bogling problem is truly appreciated. I am trying to play RTCW on my new (as of 8-17-02) G4 933mhz powermac, 256 ram, gforce 4mx 64 graphics card. After doing the install which took forever, I go to the screen to play(single player) and when it tries to load the screen shows a big yellow box that says ERROR cannot write to hunkusage.dat. What in the heck is wrong here? I have tried reloading the game 4 times to no avail and I really am starting to get mad with this. Any help at all would save my sanity Thanks alot!!

[ 08-19-2002: Message edited by: Robertp ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 9
    Have you updated RTCW to version 1.33?

    Also, are you using this under OS9 or OSX?
  • Reply 2 of 9
    robertprobertp Posts: 139member
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>Have you updated RTCW to version 1.33?

    Also, are you using this under OS9 or OSX?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Hi Brad,

    yes I did the update right after loading the software, it was the last step I believe before going on to the setup menu. I am running os 10.1.5. I am trying to reach someone at ID software and get resolve on this, my first game for my new tower and I can not seem to get it to play <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> . Thanks for your reply!
  • Reply 3 of 9
    zapchudzapchud Posts: 844member
    Where did you install the game?

    Do you have harddisk-space left on the disk(s)?

    Try reinstalling..
  • Reply 4 of 9
    robertprobertp Posts: 139member
    [quote]Originally posted by r-0X#Zapchud:

    <strong>Where did you install the game?

    Do you have harddisk-space left on the disk(s)?

    Try reinstalling..</strong><hr></blockquote>

    plenty of disk space, reinstalled 4 times with same result each time...can find nothing about the error:cannot write to"hunkusage.dat" anywhere on ID or Aspyr's website. Getting ready to return it to compusa and get a different game. Will it play well under OS9? I have not tried to install it in 9 yet, maybe a viable alternative...any ideas on this?
  • Reply 5 of 9
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    Try calling id software (i think that is who makes RTCW). Generally they have free tech support if you shell out for a long distance call. The one time I had problem with a game, I did this and the people were able to help me instantly.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    what are your com_hunkmegs set to?

    any special setting or the default?

    try upping them or lowering them and try again.

    to do this, open the corresponding .cfg file witha text editor (not word or appleworks) and find the line, then edit the number behind the line "com_hunkmegs" from the default to something higher or lower and try again.

    Trashing the cfg files totally might also help.

    (as it will then generate new ones).

  • Reply 7 of 9
    The write permissions on your RTCW folder and files are not set correctly. The game needs to write to certain files to be able to save data and prefs. Make sure each file is set to read and write. This problem is caused by something in the multi user settings to protect unauthorized manipulation of files. Give it a try, I bet it works. You of course need to be logged in as the administrator.

    [ 08-20-2002: Message edited by: BungHole ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 9
    majormattmajormatt Posts: 1,077member
    e-mail aspyr help: John Phelps &lt;[email protected]&gt;

    Perhaps try moving the folder ouf of the "Applications" folder and or using it in an admin account.
  • Reply 9 of 9

    As others have suggested, permissions may not be set porperly for some reason. You might have luck by running Apple's Repair Privileges utility.
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