Hi - wan't quite sure if you wanted me to drag/append the app into the window again, so I tried both the command you gave and then separately the command with the app appended...
Last login: Mon Oct 22 14:12:34 on ttys000
BigMac:~ george_cook_jnr$ ls -Oel !$/Contents/MacOS
ls -Oel /Applications/Call\ of\ Duty\ 4.app/Contents/MacOS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel compressed 6120528 21 Oct 12:00 Call of Duty 4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel compressed 225152 21 Oct 12:00 libBinkMachOx86.dylib
BigMac:~ george_cook_jnr$ ls -Oel !$/Contents/MacOS /Applications/Call\ of\ Duty\ 4.app
ls -Oel /Applications/Call\ of\ Duty\ 4.app/Contents/MacOS/Contents/MacOS /Applications/Call\ of\ Duty\ 4.app
ls: /Applications/Call of Duty 4.app/Contents/MacOS/Contents/MacOS: No such file or directory
/Applications/Call of Duty 4.app:
drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel - 374 21 Oct 12:00 Contents
Thanks for working with me on this...
Negative for all results. i.e. Logging into Guest a/c same problem. Booting in Safe Mode same problem, and now booted as normal same problem.
Nothing plugged into the iMac except mouse & k/b. The only mod to this machine is OWC memory upgrade to 6 gig. That was 9 months ago and I have played all apps fine since this mod.
When you deleted the problem apps, did you use the method recommended by Apple?
I've seen various reports of this issue. It seems to have different causes. In some cases, it's caused by a bug in the App Store:
Sometimes the app itself is incompatible with the current version of OS X:
Sometimes the user files created by the application are corrupt or out of date, but that's not the case here. Sometimes the system keychain has been tampered with, or the system has otherwise been corrupted:
I suggest you use the Apple-approved method of deleting the apps, which removes the hidden receipt associated with the app as well as the app itself. If that doesn't work, contact the respective developers.
Thanks for those suggestions.
Deleting via Launchpad didn't work.
I have a feeling that the App Store Certificates may be the issue. But I am only speculating.
Is there a way to clean up Keychain?
I tried to re-install OSX from the AppStore to clean all the system stuff up but it will "not update a newer version".
So... right now I'm not in the frame of mind to completely re-install my system from scratch (as per the regular Windows re-install days!) just to get these games working. But seeing as the original install of my apps/OSX was 2008 maybe I should do that sometime in the near future.
Don't think it's a developer issue... or an AppStore issue... as it happens with a number of apps... one of which (Battlefied) was bought before Appstore days. Also they on my Macbook Air.
So must be some kind of deep security/certificate/corruption on my iMac.
I will carry on ferreting around to see if there is a solution and I will post back when/if I find it. Don't hold your breath!
Oops - Forget my failed OSX installed last post I was trying to install Lion over Mountain Lion
Anyway, I did deleted COD4 again, emptied the trash, then a complete re-install of Mountain Lion over my current setup (i.e. preserving apps and user files), downloaded COD4 from AppsStore... SAME PROBLEM!
So back to zero. I guess a complete CLEAN reinstall is sometime the only answer. That new iMac looks good...
Yes I've logged it with Aspyr... they requested a system report and I'm currently waiting for feedback.
Meanwhile... I contacted Apple Tech support and we went through some tests... e.g.
Set up a new user a/c with admin access... same problem
Re-installed Mountain Lion booting from recovery disk and choosing Time Machine restore... same problem.
Finally I decided that seeing as I have not rebuilt this machine from scratch since buying it in 2008 I relented and carried out a full clean fresh rebuild....
Booted from recovery disk, deleted OSX partition, installed Mountain Lion from new.
Started the slow painful process of installing apps and copying over data.
But (just for the **** of it) I started with downloading COD4 from AppStore.
Guess what. SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't you believe it? It makes absolutely no sense or logic.
Well, I will continue rebuilding my new machine. But feeling miffed and ripped off! Still waiting on Developer but starting to think there is a conspiracy! Need a drink...
The short answer:
My OSX partition was formatted Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled), instead of Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
The Long answer:
How ths came about is simply a self-inflicted wound... User Error! At some point in the last couple of months I decided to do a de-frag. I used SuperDuper to image my drive, and copied it back to the iMac. This has worked well in the past - carried it out a couple of times over the years.
BUT.... somehow I formatted a drive... maybe the external SuperDuper drive... wrongly. This may be because of normally formatting TimeMachine drives to Case-Sensitive... and perhaps I was in autopilot mode and formatted the SuperDuper drive the same way... and it was imaged back to the Mac the same... not sure but I think thats what happened.
The weird things in all this...
1) The fact that only my games did not work with the wrong format and everything else did.... maybe because they were originally ported from Windows???
2) Even though in the last week I booted from my recovery disk and re-installed Mountain Lion (once using Time-Machine, once a clean install) there was no warning in the Lion install to tell me I was installing to the wrong format. Apple take a 1% blame here
I finally fixed it by up booting to the SuperDuper drive, formatting the iMac drive to Mac OS Extended, installing Mountain Lion to the iMac drive and finally migrating all files from my Time Machine.
It's all back 100% and COD4 works a treat
My thanks to Aspyr for analysing my log files and pointing out the error. And thanks Linc for the help on the way really appreciated mate.