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[Mac Users] Some.dat necessary for Mac but not for Windows

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Please Note: Since the subject matter is applicable to Mac users, this topic has been posted here to spread awareness. However to keep the discussion contained in a central location, we encourage replies in this thread posted in SC4 Bugs & Tech. *;)

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NB : This is not only  in the Mac section, I also posted it elsewhere because a fellow player and I seem to have stumbled upon a rather sneaky difference which affect the game on both platforms.

We had a discussion on the forum, way back then, about merged.dat. which I used as a dependency for my lots and relots -- it just showed up in DataNode, so I listed it. Then I was advised not to use it and it was apparently right, because not using it didn't cause problems for me, whereas it caused some when using it.  At the time I had been playing on a Windowsed partition on my Mac. But before that, for many years, I had been playing on a Mac. Which is why I had merged.dat in the first place, because it helped solve problems with some lots while on a Mac.

And now, a fellow player, playing on a Mac, has problems (CTDs) when using some of my earlier lots without merged.dat.

Ergo, I thought, maybe Mac players must have merged.dat for my lots/relots to be functional for them, Windows players need not to have it.

I just want to be absolutely sure before re-uploading the lot swith merged.dat and issuing a warning Mac/Windows, so could someone playing on a mac please download my Obelisk Place  and LLB modular version of it as well and plop it (merged.dat is not included anymore, I had taken it out of the deps after the discussion I am refering to above) and see how it goes ? Then try it with merged.dat. and ditto ?

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