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Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:01 pm

Hello people,

I have a problem with the mods, because i can't find the mods folder on my Macbook Pro.

And i have looked under applications support but i doesn't show up.

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by ssilk » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:50 pm

Have you read this: https://forums.factorio.com/wiki/inde ... ory#MacOSx
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~/Library/Application Support/factorio

You can type in this into the finder (press SHIFT-COMMAND-G for goto folder) and put in exactly this line.
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Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:21 pm

I have visited that site, and followed it. But i still can't find the folder.

Attached i a picture where it should have been, but it ain't there.
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by mission » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:29 pm

There are actually two library folders and the one you need to access is a little tricky:

- Make sure you're in Finder
- In the menu bar click "Go"
- Hold down the Option key and you should see "Library" appear in the list
- Click that and it should open a new window

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:32 pm

Still ain't there...
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by mission » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:41 pm

See the image below. It's most easily accessed via the Go menu while holding the option key.

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:56 pm

Ya i know, and i have done that.

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by ssilk » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:02 am

Does that help:

http://osxdaily.com/2013/10/28/show-use ... mavericks/

I've searched for "show libr..." the rest was auto completed.
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:12 pm

No, because it should have been in the folder you can see in the picture below.
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by ssilk » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:55 pm

Hm. That might be something strange.

Did you installed it to Applications? If no, that might be the reason. You can start Factorio without installing it, if you start it from the mounted image.
Hum... but even then the Folder in Application Support should be created.
<scratching my head>

Ok, we make that now systematically. :)

First we make a brute force search.

Start "term" (go to the applications and search for that) - a terminal should open.

Now type:

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> > find / -name factorio -type d 2>/dev/null
This command searches for any factorio folder anywhere on all off your installed disks (the 2>/dev/null throws all warnings of unaccessable subfolders away), so it may take a while...
On my computer it outputs:

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> find / -name factorio -type d 2>/dev/null
/Users/ssilk/Library/Application Support/factorio
If that doesn't look nearly identical (different username of course), type

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 > pwd
it should show you something like "/Users/<YOUR USER NAME>"
This is just to check, if you maybe are starting with a completley different setup.

More systematically: type

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ls Library/Application\ Support/
AddressBook			GIMP				Sequel Pro
Adium 2.0			Google				Skype
...
There must be the factorio-folder!

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> ls Library/Application\ Support/factorio/
config			factorio-current.log	mods			player-data.json	scenarios
crop-cache.dat		factorio-previous.log			saves
There it is! :)


If one step of that doesn't work for you, something is really quite different with your installed factorio.:)
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:25 am

is there any other way i can install factorio?

In the picture below it say it have found the folder, but it problem still remains.
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by ssilk » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:56 am

Three ways:

1. Mark the first path.
Go into finder.
Open again the Go menu.
Paste that path (cmd-v). Press go.

2. I had that from here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/ar ... comment=12
open Finder
click on Go in the menu bar
hold down the 'alt' key whilst the Go drop down menu is down,
A new option to click on should appear half way down called 'Library'
click on Library, then click on Application support,
There you should (if I'm not mistaken) find a mine craft folder.
Edit: replace Minecraft with 'factorio' :)

3. Copy the path like in one, by marking it with the mouse.
Stay in Term,
Type 'cd <press CMD-v to paste that path>'
Type 'cd mods'
Type 'cp /Users/JacobIversen1/Downloads/<Name of your downloaded mod, use tab-key to autocomplete name> .'
(The dot at the end is the current folder.)

I found also these links:

https://www.google.de/search?q=dont+see ... on+support

Some of that links:
http://www.macworld.com/article/1161156 ... _lion.html
http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/su ... ort-101#c3
http://community.skype.com/t5/Mac-archi ... -p/1311590

I'm sure, you will find the way to the mods folder, if you follow some of that instructions.
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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by ssilk » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:11 am

Oh, I've overseen the first question.
No, installing application by dragging the .dmg-file into the applications-folder is the way you do it on Mac. Running the binary in the dmg (which is basically nothing else than a zip) works of course too, but it uses then also the application-support, cause unlike on windows it is just not supported/needed to have more than one Factorio version running.


But maybe splwnd reads that and thinks it might be a good idea. :)

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by Jabbe » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:23 am

YAAAAAAHHH

I finally found it!!!!

I opened finder went to Find a folder and wrote ~/Library/Application Support

Thank you all very much for the help.

Now im gonna play factorio WITH MODS all weekend :D

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by settdigger » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:28 pm

I have the same problem, also a Mac Book Pro.

using the terminal, I do see a folder as you describe; it says this:

robindunn$ ls Library/Application\ Support/factorio/
config factorio-previous.log saves
crop-cache.dat mods
factorio-current.log player-data.json
cpe-104-175-37-227:~ robindunn$

However, I can't find it in the finder. I tried creating one but that didn't help. I did 'go' , 'library' , 'application support,' but nada.

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by settdigger » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:42 pm

Hmm, I got it. The 'alt' trick did it. Macs are weird.

Now it says the mod doesn't match the expected case. lol

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Re: Can't find Mods folder

Post by kinnom » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:42 pm

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