2 other Mac modding bits of interest:
MODS go here: [your name]\Library\Application Support\com.redmarble.GSB\mas\ (see structure above)
EDITING MAIN GAME FILES - To edit the main GSB files, locate your “GratuitousSpaceBattle.app” in the Applications folder. Select it and type Command D (Duplicate). On the file that says, “GratuitousSpaceBattle Copy.app” remove the “.app” It will become a folder. Inside you’ll find the game files, just like Win version. When your done, add the “.app” suffix back on to the “GratuitousSpaceBattle Copy” folder and it will return to being a single, clickable application.
Optionally, you can right-click any *.app file and select “Show Package Contents” for the same access mentioned above.
Be careful, both the copy and the original will use the SAME user files located in:
[your name]\Library\Application Support\com.redmarble.GSB\mas\
Duplicating the app first insures you’ll always have a functional GSB.
STACKING PENALTY - Red Marble, the people who made the Mac conversion, forgot to register “stack_effectiveness” for [dataitems] in the module text files. It’s a functional value, it just can’t be referenced in-game on a Mac. You’ll get code jibberish instead of a value when you look at the module properties (Win GSB works fine).
The workaround is to remove “x = stack_effectiveness,DECIMAL” from the [dataitems] section (that’s the bottom portion of the module text file) and simply reference a reduced stacking limit in the description.
The hover text will still show the module’s efficiency.
please post any variations in latest OS Lion (I don’t use it).