My children have seen all the raving YouTube-reviews about the painting game Passpartout The Starving Artist by Flamebait Games. Now they want to play the game themselves on their Mac. The regular version is on the Steam-platform, but that doesn’t work flawlessly on Macs with Parental Controls.
Is there a way to play a downloadable version of Passpartout The Starving Artist on their Macs ?
Yes, there is an official downloadable version of the Passpartout The Starving Artist game for sale on the Flamebait website :
If you buy the game there, you will be able to download the game for Mac, Linux and Windows, either in 32bit or 64bit version. For all Macs running MacOSX 10.7 Lion or newer (including macOS 10.13 High_Sierra), you should download the 64bit version. The 32bit version is only for ‘obsolete’ (according to Apple) iMacs, MacBooks and Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Intel Core Duo processors (so ‘first-generation’ Intel-Macs that are over 10 years old and run MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard).
My children would like to play Minecraft on their Macs, but they have managed OSX user accounts with Parental Controls turned on. After downloading Minecraft from the Mojang website, I can do the usual install by drag&drop, but when double-clicking the Minecraft-app, I get an error message saying that if I am trying to run Minecraft from the .dmg, I should first move it to the Applications folder. I am trying to run it from within the Applications folder however…
Is there any way to fix this ?
Yes there is, but since OSX 10.11 El_Capitan is keeping Java out of view (and away from use and install), the solution is different from the one that used to work before. [see previous post on this subject]
Here’s how to install Minecraft 1.9 (and newer ?) on a managed user account in OSX 10.11 El_Capitan :
login to OSX using the restricted user account
go to Mojang.com
login using your eMail-address (not your username) and your password
download the MacOSX-version there
after downloading, open the .dmg file by double-clicking on it
as instructed, drag the Minecraft-icon onto the Applications-folder-icon next to it to install
then, open the System Preferences and click on Parental Controls
when asked, login with your administrator’s name & password
in the window that opens, select the restricted user’s name from the list at the left
then click the “Apps”-tab and make sure there’s a checkmark at “Limit Applications on this Mac” and type “minecraft” in the Search field
then put a checkmark in front of all Minecraft-apps that are listed ; which might be “minecraft” and/or “Minecraft Launcher” (if no Minecraft apps are listed, skip this step)
then click the “Web”-tab and make sure there’s a checkmark at “try to limit access to adult websites” and click the “Customize…”-button
in the window that opens, at “always allow access to these websites:”, click the PlusSign-button and enter these websites :