I'm new here and I got no clue about PC/Mac/Games/how to ask questions in here in general so I need some help. (I've already looked through previous questions but nothing could help me...)

I wanted to play 'Edna & Harvey: The Breakout', so I bought it on steam and because there is only a PC version available and I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5), I needed to find a solution to run this game and therefor steam for Windows on Mac (that much I know).

I followed those instructions and it worked very well - I installed steam for Windows and downloaded and installed the game. But when I try to launch the game this error text appears:

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It seams that the error message disappears after a while, so I get no error, the game just won't start. Everytime I try to start the game it says "first installation" (Java runtime enviroment, Microsoft .NET Framework and something else, I can't read that fast) - so maybe the game isn't installed yet.

So what exactly is my problem and how can I fix it so I can finally play this awesome game again?

  • Link to instructions broken. Also, what Java version do you use?
    – Deltharis
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 22:01
  • I use Java v.8 Update 65 - that's what I found. Does that help?
    – sunjulie
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 23:38
  • I don't have the game, and don't know how wine setup works - however steamcommunity.com/app/255320/discussions/0/620712999974404322 suggests that this game does not like Java 8. Try to uninstall it, install most recent Java7 and try again.
    – Deltharis
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 23:47
  • Additionally - did you try installing it natively without wine? Does Steam forbid it? I don't have all the details, but all the info suggests that this game is a Java application, which shouldn't care about the OS.
    – Deltharis
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 23:56
  • @Deltharis " I bought it on steam and because there is only a PC version available"
    – ave
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 23:59

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It's not really an answer but there is no way to launch "Edna & Harvey: The Breakout" on Mac OSX via steam or CD with Wineskin or any other program for that matter. It's just not possible.

That's the answer I got from the support team of Daedalic, the developers of the game.

For all the apple users: there is a however a version for iPad that works just fine.

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