Alice Demo Patched for OS X
9:42 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
The demo for American McGee's Alice has been a huge hit, with over 2000 downloads in a 24-hour period. However many who tried to run the Carbonized demo under Mac OS X experienced an error on launch. Developer Brad Oliver has quickly released a patched version of the application to solve the problem, so if you have been experiencing OS X issues, read on for the "fix."
Brad made the following post to our Forums yesterday, addressing complaints about the demo's performance under OS X:
It's not an OS 10 bug, it's an OS Brad bug. :-)Brad's final comment brings to light an important issue many gamers (and general Mac users) may be facing; it seems the latest version of Stuffit Expander does indeed have an unfortunately high chance of corrupting large downloads. If you have had downloaded games or files fail, you might try searching the net for an older version (or 5.5 can be found on many OS 9.1/9.2 install discs).
If you have this problem under 10, download a fixed application here:
I have also placed it on my iDisk (boliver) in my public folder.
Two caveats: this is only a replacement for the broken app in the 80 meg archive, not the full demo. Replace the "Alice Demo" app in the archive with this one and you should be golden.
Second, if you encounter an error -2806 launching Alice, use Stuffit Expander 5.5 to decompress the file, not 6.x.
American McGee's Alice Demo (81 MB)
Grab the update below if you are experiencing OS X crashes, and be sure to add your post-patch experiences and feedback to the forum thread.
Forum Thread on OS X Alice Fix
Download Demo Patch for OS X Users
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