How his "shared file" is named, etc. is what I am searching for, so we are on the same page there. And that is a good thing.
From TeamStar: Remember, I don't have the Windows version of Tropico.Smacking forehead with heel of hand, If you do not have the MS version of Tropico, how do you have the "Editor?"
The "Editor" is not a stand-alone program. Everything I have seen indicates that, since patch 1.02, the "editor" has been available as an integrated part of the main program. Patch 1.02 added/opened the editor. Patch 1.03 updated the editor. The PI
expansion also updated the editor. I have never seen anything (that I can recall) that said go here and down-load only the "Editor" which you can run and/or look at independently of the main game program. So what is this business, "I have the editor but I don't have the MS version of the game?"
At this point, I have formed an opinion. Since computer stuff is not my work as it is Brf's, it is more correctly a wild guess.
When working between two machines (for whatever reason)
with one running Apple OS and the other running MS Windows ; and with the main purpose related to the Tropico
The shared folder should contain ONLY two sub-folders and no "unfoldered" files. One each for the MS designated .GM2
files and their Apple OS equivalents, and for the MS designated .MP2
files and their Apple OS equivalents.
To edit Apple OS game or map files, step one is to use the Apple OS machine to put the file created on that machine in the appropriate sub-folder of the shared folder.
Step two is to go to the MS Windows machine -- and close mind to the existence of wonderful Mac machine with Apple OS.
Step three is to drag the subject file out of the sub-folder of the shared folder and the shared folder to a comfortable butcher room of the MS Windows machine. This is typically the "Desk Top" but a specially created and named folder will do. There one can work one's will on the file.
Step four - when the hacking and hewing are finished, the file is dragged to the eventadd.exe
program (shortcut rather than actual program in butcher room recommended)
Step five - the result of processing by eventadd.exe
is dragged to the appropriate sub-folder in the shared folder.
Step six - go to the Mac with the shared folder and open the Tropico
game and play your heart out.