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Overcoming the Unity bug when running Shadowrun Returns on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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Last Thursday, Shadowrun Returns was released, to an eagerly expectant group of kickstarter backers, myself included. Imagine my disappointment when I had installed it, and it crashed during startup. As it turns out, I was not alone in this. Apparently, it is a known bug in Unity which causes the issue. Here is how to fix it:

  • Browse to ~/Library/Preferences/ and find the file called unity.Harebrained Schemes.Shadowrun.plist
  • Open it in a text editor of your choice (I used XCode).
  • Convert to XML (Tools > Convert > From binary plist to XML)
  • Change the setting (integer) for Screenmanager Is Fullscreen mode and Settings.IsFullScreen to 0
  • Save the file

Here is how the result looks in XCode:

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