Opened 23 months ago
Closed 21 months ago
#12516 closed defect (worksforme)
AGS: Whispers of a Machine starts with "ERROR! Failed to create user.cfg!"
|Reported by:||Thunderforge||Owned by:||dreammaster|
When starting up Whispers of a Machine (
whispersofamachine), the first thing the user sees is a black screen with the white words "ERROR! Failed to create user.cfg!"
Game Version: macOS Steam
ScummVM Version: 5 May macOS x64 daily build (ab8c4cc5)
Change History (5)
by , 23 months ago
comment:1 by , 23 months ago
comment:2 by , 23 months ago
comment:3 by , 23 months ago
I did some further investigation and found that this is another manifestation of #11427, which I was still set up for.
Because the default location for ScummVM saves is
~/Documents (instead of
~/Library/Application Support as recommended by Apple), recent versions of macOS such as macOS 11 ask the user for permission to give ScummVM access to the Documents folder. I had denied access, and this resulted because WOAM tries to write a file when it starts up.
If I give ScummVM access to
~/Documents (System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Files and Folders → ScummVM → Documents Folder), then this issue goes away.
comment:4 by , 21 months ago
|Status:||new → closed|
Strange, it works for me (I don't see this error) and it creates a
whispersofamachine-user.cfgfile in the save game folder.
I also have the macOS Steam version of the game, and I am testing with a recent macOS build (bf07a75524, which is a bit more recent that yours, but there is no changes between the two that would explain why it works for me and not for you).