Subterranean Games has issued an update on the state of the OS X build of War for the Overworld. Sadly there's no immediate fix in sight as the team is now working with Unity's support staff.
The problem lies in packaged assets reaching about 1.5GB, which causes the OS X build to crash. Subterranean has "a few other options" available but it would take time and resources.
Right now they're continuing to try and solve the problem with the Unity game engine, as they believe it’s their best method of dealing with this frustrating issue.
"About 8 weeks ago we ran into a major bug with Unity (the engine we are using) where the packaged assets (models, textures, sounds, etc) fail to properly load — this causes WFTO to crash. This problem only occurs with the OS X build of the game and it affects every single OS X machine that we have tested it on (over a dozen)," explained the team.
They figured out that once a certain size was reached (1.5GB) then the problems occurred. Earlier in the Bedrock Beta programme they could world around it but now they've reached the point where there's little choice but to tackle the problem. It's how to overcome the technical hiccup that's the challenge.
"For the past month we have been working with the Unity support group to create a comprehensive report for their engineers. This documentation stage is now complete but, unfortunately, we haven’t received a timeframe for an actual fix yet."
"In the meantime we have been investigating the problem in our own time and we still have a few other options available to us to potentially resolve the problem. Naturally, these solutions are not straightforward and will require a fair bit of time and resources — which means our internal solution may be rendered unnecessary by the time Unity has fixed the issue."
For now the OS X build of the War for the Overworld Bedrock Beta is out of action, but developer Subterranean are confident it will certainly be sorted out by the time they leave Early Access.
"Hopefully this has given you a bit of insight into the problem we are facing, we know how frustrating it can be to purchase an Early Access game only to find that it is (or has become) unplayable on your platform of choice," they said.
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