Samorost 2 and Samorost 3 were on sale at GOG last week, both are great adventure puzzle games. Samorost 2 runs on Adobe Flash and Samorost 3 installer is a
pkg file, again both are headaches to install or run.
The Samorost 2 installer is a
dmg file, easy to install but hard to run(blame Apple and Adobe). Click the game icon only opens a HTML file which embeds a
SWF file. Installing Flash to your browser then open that file. If it doesn’t work for a local file, try this:
$ cd /Applications/Samorost\ 2.app/Contents/Resources/game/Samorost2.app/Contents/Resources/html $ python -m http.server 8001
localhost:8001/Samorost2.html and enjoy the game before Flash is dead.
Just checked today(8 August 2020), the game is 32-bit and Flash will be EOL at the end of 2020. Damn, software surely isn’t just a binary file. I was using Chrome to run this game when I wrote this post last year, now I strongly discourage you to install it if you care your data and privacy.
Amanita just released a remastered version with lots of improvements(5 November 2020). And it’s a free update! Install the updated game and start a new adventure begin with a guy lost his dog. Sounds familiar? No, the Gnome doesn’t use pencil in the game.
pkg installers don’t work at all. The
pkg file contains a script called
postinstall, it moves the game files to /Applications. For no reason, the
mv command does nothing. You can use the following commands to extract
# extract pkg xar -xf xxx.pkg # extract Scripts cd package.pkg tar -xvf Scripts # copy game files cp -R payload /Applications/xxx.app # or run ./postinstall # clear files cd .. rm -rf package.pkg Distribution Resources xxx.pkg
This is better because I don’t see the point of requiring admin privilege just to copy a folder. And most games powered by ScummVM include and run on an older version of ScummVM, I prefer to load them on the latest version anyway.