MantisBT - VCMI
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0001648VCMIOtherpublic2014-01-08 01:222017-08-23 23:34
dmccombs 
SXX 
normalmajoralways
resolvedfixed 
OS X10.6
 
0.next 
0001648: VCMI silently fails to start on OS X 10.6
VCMI silently fails to start on OS X 10.6 when installed from the official binary. If the vcmiclient binary inside the app bundle is executed directly, it simply outputs:

Illegal Instruction

This is a sign that the client was compiled with the SDK from a higher version of OS X, but that the minimum required OS version is not set to give a useful error message.
On OS X 10.6, install the VCMI binary from:

http://download.vcmi.eu/vcmi-0.94.dmg [^]

Attempt to run the client.
If VCMI is not using features only available in newer OS X SDKs, it can be compiled for an older version by adding this flag to gcc:

-mmacosx-version-min=10.6 (or some lower version)

Whether VCMI can be built targeting a lower version or not, the following property should be added to the Info.plist for the app bundle (as well as the app bundle for the vcmibuilder) to provide a userful error for users on lower versions of OS X:

LSMinimumSystemVersion

It should be set to the minimum version the client can run on, such as '10.8.0'.

See the Apple documentation for more information:

https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/general/Reference/InfoPlistKeyReference/Articles/LaunchServicesKeys.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20001431-113253 [^]
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Issue History
2014-01-08 01:22dmccombsNew Issue
2017-07-22 14:10SXXAssigned To => SXX
2017-07-22 14:10SXXStatusnew => assigned
2017-08-23 23:34SXXNote Added: 0007231
2017-08-23 23:34SXXStatusassigned => resolved
2017-08-23 23:34SXXFixed in Version => 0.next
2017-08-23 23:34SXXResolutionopen => fixed

Notes
(0007231)
SXX   
2017-08-23 23:34   
VCMI now provide working DMG for macOS again.