|MiLaR_ROM.zip: Un-Zip Error in OSX
|Many customers have successfully opened the file MiLaR_ROM.zip (found on the ROM Layer of the DVD). We have successfully opened it as well on several Mac and PC computers at Kagi Media and in Beta testing.
We received a report that MiLaR_ROM.zip would not Un-Zip using StuffIt Deluxe 9 in OSX Tiger. An error was thrown by the application stating the “file is corrupt”; which it is not. We conclude the error is some kind of OS/APP versioning quirk.
Here are some options to open the MiLaR_ROM.zip file should you encounter this error:
1. In OSX Tiger 10.4.2, Control-Clicking MiLaR_ROM.zip gives you the option to use BOMArchiveHelper from the contextual menu.
BOMArchiveHelper is an OSX Core Services application and it un-zipped the file in all of our tests.
On earlier versions of OSX, such as Panther 10.3.9, BOMArchiveHelper may not appear in the contextual menu when you Control-Click MiLaR_ROM.zip.
If BOMArchiveHelper does not appear in the contextual menu then you can navigate to it from the contextual menu by choosing “Other” and following this path: YourSystemHardDrive>System>Library>CoreServices>BOMArchiveHelper.
2. Another method that was successful in our tests is to use ZipIt 2.2.2 (http://www.maczipit.com/download.html). ZipIt is shareware/nagware so you don’t have to purchase it but feel free to if you like.
Once downloaded there is a “Read me.pdf” that explains how to use it. Quote: “You can automatically decompress an archive by dragging it onto ZipIt and then holding down the option key”.
3. Use an earlier version of StuffIt Deluxe (such as StuffIt Deluxe 8) or use StuffIt Expander that comes with the OS.
4. You can also use a host of other programs (many are freeware) that will Un-Zip the file on PC or Mac computers.
If none of these methods are successful for you contact support at: 206 625-8681