Origin does not work properly on OS X El Capitan beta

Edit  – Origin is now working since the release of El Capitan Public Beta 5.

… And you know why? Because as of today, the 3rd August 2015, El Capitan is still in beta. This means that you are participating in the beta program at your own risk as the operating system is not fully stable yet. That’s why it’s called beta. No 3rd party apps are officially supported in El Capitan because the final release is not available yet. So if you encounter a bug in any Apps that are not Apple’s, tough. However if you do encounter a bug in the operating system and Apple’s Apps, be a dear and report them via the Feedback Assistant.

So if you only have one Mac, and you are not particularly clued up on how beta programs work, I have one question for you – why the fuck on earth did you enrol in the beta program in the first place? Because you wanted to be one of the first to have El Capitan on your Mac? Well more fool you.

Lunder89 over on the official Sims forum has posted this super video showing detailed and easy to follow instructions on how to get Origin to work properly in El Capitan:

It involves Terminal, installing Xcode and downloading and installing Homebrew. Good luck.

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So this happened the other day. And a new build.

A couple of weeks ago this happened to my beloved MacBook Pro:

Poorly MBP

The hard drive had been making ominous clicking noises for a couple of months or so which is never a good sign and then one day it just wouldn’t boot. I booted from the drive that my Mac originally shipped with, erased, reformatted and reinstalled on the internal and it’s all been fine so far (that external drive is backing up all my stuff which, thankfully, was retrievable). But yesterday it started clicking again 😦 I was dubious when I bought this hybrid drive rather than a full on SSD, should have gone with my gut feeling and bought the SSD instead.

After reinstalling the OS and importing all my photos, files, music etc. I reinstalled The Sims 4 and nervously copied over my saves, hoping I hadn’t lost the last few builds I’d worked on. Thankfully everything was fine. I haven’t got round to reinstalling The Sims 3 yet, I know it’s going to take HOURS and I just don’t have the energy at the moment. I’m desperate to play it though because iWorld is finished and uploaded and I really want to get into it like Caspin, Tremayne, Ashpeef and all the others who are happily playing on our happy little thread on the Mac forum.

Together with the Treehouse I’m building in TS4, I’ve been working on this little hidden cottage. I think it’s so cute and the idea is that’s surrounded by foliage. I’m obsessed with the plants and foliage in TS4 at the moment 🙂

Why didn’t I think to do this before?

Apple CAW