981 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2008 7:39 PM by Jeffrey Lee
I could be wrong, but it sounds like using the software under a shared concept is beyond the Software Architecture (the way it was designed). Unfortunately sometimes when you get open source code like that, you have to do a lot of fiddling with it yourself to get it to perform the way you want it to. Now if it's Shared Source rather than Open Source, then that is a horse of a different color (so to speak).
Try creating a new test account, give it admin rights, but make no other changes to it. Log in to that account and see if it can run the game. This will eliminate the possiblity that there is something causing a problem within your second account. You might also uninstall one of the games, and reinstall from your new admin account and see if it, and the other accounts, can use that game.
"there is no install and the application resides in the main Application folder."
Well, that knocks my theory out the window because the game would need some way to determine SHARING. Francine has a good suggestion. I'm at a loss, unless the writer/composer of the software has purposely made it crippled or something (for whatever reason).
Not having much time to troubleshoot, I ended up re-imaging the machine and installing the application using the profile that would be using the games; all is working well under that user but not others.
I seems to do with perhaps the plist file or something?? Maybe something where the preferences or something can only be tied to one user??
Regardless, I found a workaround for now. If anyone else know, I'd appreciate anything I can try!
Just on an off hunch, are you trying to open the game simultaneously by two users? If yes, try quitting the app under user #1 before you switch to user #2
Past that, it's very possible that when it is installed, some data is being installed in the users folder who did the install, which, of course is not available to user #2.
If nothing else works, try logging into user #2 and re-install the game. That way, if stuff is indeed being installed in the home folder for it's use, it will be in user #2's home folder as well.