Firstly… Thank you to zluq zabaa for the work you have put in to finding a work around for the launcher. My computer skills are a bit… meh, but I was able to follow your directions. This is what I ended up with however…
Macs-Mac-Pro:Applications macpro1$ cd EVE\ Launcher.app/
Macs-Mac-Pro:EVE Launcher.app macpro1$ cd Contents/MacOS
Macs-Mac-Pro:MacOS macpro1$ pwd
Macs-Mac-Pro:MacOS macpro1$ ./evelauncher-s
-bash: ./evelauncher-s: No such file or directory
Macs-Mac-Pro:MacOS macpro1$ ./evelauncher -s
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; ipcserver init failed .
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; unable to locate a running instance of Steam, or a local steamclient.dylib.
The Launcher opened for me but when I clicked “Log in”, all i got was a white screen with nothing in it. I will try to search other sources to find a way of logging in.
I do have Steam but Eve was never hooked into it so I have not yet looked into anything about starting Eve using Steam. I’ve just never done that.
Sooooo… Yesterday I spend 11 hours trying to update my early 2009 Mac Pro 4.1 from El Capitan to High Sierra. I tried to flash my system to 5.1 with no luck. Then I found a work-around online that allowed me to install High Sierra even though my Mac was still a 4.1 machine. It worked \o/. Thing is my really expensive graphics card is not supported in High Sierra apparently and only my old 512 mb card would work.
Luckily I had cloned my drive before starting this and so was able to restore back to El Capitan. Given my Mac runs OS 10.11.6 (El Capitan) I figured I’d be fine as CCP said it would still work. Sadly it does not work for me.
So where does that leave us dedicated Mac users who would love to continue our Eve experience? Buy a newer Mac? Upgrade my Graphics card to a High Sierra comparable one? Move to Windows? Or do we just forget all about Eve and our accounts?
I played Eve every day. Loved it. I’m Omega and pay an annual subscription. My one and only account could fly anything from a PANIC fitted Industrial Core II Rorqual to a fully fitted Rattlesnake. I really would not wish to simply walk away from it.
So what do we want from CCP given we can appreciate their reasons for the changes? If the problem is simply with the launcher, how about access to an earlier version of the Eve Launcher that has the automatic update feature disabled? Perhaps that could be permitted for a few months till something more permanent is worked out or we can upgrade (if absolutely needed). 24 hours notice was a bit rough and gave us no time. And many who did upgrade to High Sierra are seemingly having difficulties logging in.
Many online games do have access to older versions of their launchers for those on older systems, be they Windows or Mac. I don’t see why CCP can’t do the same.
I will today still keep trying to find a “fix” so I can log in on my old Mac Pro. I just can’t afford to run out and buy a new machine or a new graphics card that is supported under High Sierra, so this has just been my 2 cents. Not happy. If I can’t get this to work I will have to cancel my Omega subscription. It is set as an auto-payment each year, so please CCP, don’t go billing us poor Mac users if we can’t even get in to the game.