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Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2009 4:39 PM (in response to LeRocket)I do not have any of the 3rd party programs mentioned so far in this thread, but my Call of Duty 2 will not open. Apparently when I reinstalled QuickTime 7.5.5 it left some vestiges of 7.6 and, of course what was apparently left seems to be the culprit for my COD2. Using Pacifist I can identify a directory and file now on my hard drive that is NOT part of the QT 7.5.5 package, but does seem to be part of the 7.6 package. To wit:
Anyone recognize either of these? How do I delete these from my hard drive? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.Mac mini Core 2 Duo; 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 4 GMB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2009 1:35 AM (in response to Randy Knowles)Randy,
I'm also experiencing sims 2 not launching (granted its not the same game, but same publisher and others are also having same problems). The files that you mention your post as still being there after you "pacified" your machine:
These are both "invisible" files which are used by mac os x for some purpose or other and are not of any interest to you as they appear in every directory (or folder) of your system, to illustrate that, try copying a random folder of images or text files to a usb stick and then try to open the stick on a windows machine (tho your usb stick will need to be formatted as FAT 16 or FAT 32 to read on windows), then you'll the ".ds_store" files.
In any case, even if you could delete them, which you can't without some fancy software that will show you hidden files, they're almost certainly guaranteed to have no effect on the issue at hand.
As far as I can see, there only these options left:
1. wait for apple to produce Quicktime patch 7.6.1 or whatever
2. wait for aspyr to produce patches for our games
3. archive and install a new system (which is not a real option and will cause waaay too many problems to be worth the effort.
Sorry, this really *****.
-mIntel iMac 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo 23" LCD, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB RAM, Superdrive (QT 7.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2009 10:31 AM (in response to LeRocket)Thanks Max, I normally try to resolve problems myself, but I guess in this case that's not going to be possible. I appreciate your answer. Waiting ...... taping foot .......Mac mini Core 2 Duo; 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 4 GMB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2009 11:55 AM (in response to sun king)This discussion board is great! Thought I was going insane, but thanks to you guys my finder no longer quits...Did the same thing, I just went to System Prefs, clicked on Stuffit AVR, and hit the Stop button...instant success. Thanks again everybodyPowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2009 3:12 PM (in response to LeRocket)""It seems all to be linked to Stuffit and a preference called Stuffit AVR (Archive Via Rename): In your system preferences go to the bottom and click on the Stuffit AVR option. Click the Stuffit AVR tab
on the left, and click the "STOP" button. This should do the trick. For some reason this is cycling through our desktop/finder and causing so much of the frustration since this update.""
Reading through the threads lead me to my fix!
I had Stuffit 10 and this was causing the whole issue for the last 7 days.
After turning this bad-boy off, the FINDER is now stable and behaving!!
Mad-RayG4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2009 12:10 AM (in response to LeRocket)Since installing QT 7.6 Word and Excel 2004 crash with a BAD_EXC exception in Quicktime at EVERY start.
I used pacifist to downgrade to 7.5.5. No help.
I deleted caches, checked fonts. No help.
I have stuffit AVR installed, but that option to archive on rename is already disabled.
I have Flip4Mac, latest version. I removed the add-in modules from the quicktime add-in folders and that didn't help.
I reinstalled the 10.4.11 combo update.
Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.Powerbook 12"DVI, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2009 4:42 AM (in response to ggallo)Falstaff, have you tried safe boot?PB G4 Ti 1 GHz PB G4 17" 1.33 GHz iMac DV SE iMac rev D , Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPods Airports Appletalk printers 24 years Apple! Remember to BACK UP!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2009 4:47 AM (in response to LeRocket)For me the problem with Stuffit AVR manifested itself in the following appearing right after restart:
The application ??? quit unexpectedly.
Turning off Stuffit AVR cures it.
I'm posting it here for search purposes, since a search of the Discussions forum revealed no posts with this specific wording.
Stuffit AVR is bad stuff.PB G4 Ti 1 GHz PB G4 17" 1.33 GHz iMac DV SE iMac rev D , Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPods Airports Appletalk printers 24 years Apple! Remember to BACK UP!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2009 5:54 AM (in response to John Galt)If I load in safe boot OR I create a new user and log out of my many account and into the new account, Word will open fine.
In my main login account it still crashes. Every time.
Relevant portions of the crash log:
Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 1.0
Date/Time: 2009-01-28 08:49:29 -0500
Application Name: Microsoft Word
Application Version: 11.5.3.081112
Module Name: QuickTime
Module Version: unknown
Module Offset: 0x00001208
Extra app info: Reg=English Loc=0x0409
Thread 2 crashed:
# 1 0x9002b208 in _mh_dylibheader + 0x00001208 (QuickTime + 0x00001208)
# 2 0x062e5294 in ( + 0x00000000)
# 3 0xdeadbeeb in ( + 0x00000000)
PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x9002b208 srr1: 0x0008d030 vrsave: 0x00000000
xer: 0x00000000 lr: 0x062e5294 ctr: 0x9002b208 mq:0x00000000
r0: 0x062e5294 r1: 0x062e1f70 r2: 0x000d1000 r3:0x062e1fa8
r4: 0x000d1000 r5: 0x00000085 r6: 0x00000000 r7:0x00000000
r8: 0x00000000 r9: 0x00000000 r10: 0x00000000 r11:0x062e6010
r12: 0x9002b208 r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15:0x00000000
r16: 0x00000000 r17: 0x00000000 r18: 0x00000000 r19:0x00000000
r20: 0x00000000 r21: 0x00000000 r22: 0x00000000 r23:0x00000000
r24: 0x00000000 r25: 0x00000000 r26: 0x00000000 r27:0x00000000
r28: 0x00000000 r29: 0x00000000 r30: 0x062e1f70 r31:0x062e5238Powerbook 12"DVI, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2009 6:30 AM (in response to ggallo)That's good news Falstaff, at least you know Word and QuickTime aren't getting along. Furthermore, Word and Quicktime get along fine under another account, so your problem is fixable.
I'd start looking in your ~/Library/Preferences folder for anything Microsoft. Drag suspected plist files onto the Desktop and reboot.PB G4 Ti 1 GHz PB G4 17" 1.33 GHz iMac DV SE iMac rev D , Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPods Airports Appletalk printers 24 years Apple! Remember to BACK UP!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2009 2:46 PM (in response to LeRocket)My computer just down load the new quick time 7.6 and willnot run my version of Sims. I need to re download the old version of quicktime. How can I do this. I found older versions but it won't let me install them. Any help would be appreciated.imac, Mac OS X (10.4)