FAQ

This is the FAQ, which answers frequently asked questions. If you have a question not answered here, try YandereDev’s FAQ for non Mac-specific problems or Downloads page for controls. If you can’t find it there either,  comment or email me at figgy city at gma il dot co m (no spaces at all and at and dot replaced with @ and . respectively) and PLEASE COPY ANY ERRORS  because I can’t do anything without them.

Q: The app won’t launch because its from an unidentifiable developer. How do I fix it?

A: go into System Preferences, security and press Open anyway. 

Q: How do I fix class ppgt errors?

A: Get launcher 2.0.

Q: I have X foreign keyboard layout, how do I open the debug menu / easter eggs / reset the day?

A: For American keyboards, use this layout for reference:

YM Controls US

For ANY international keyboard, use the positions described in this reference, not the labels (which are specific to the UK layout):

YM Controls International

Credit to Apple (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201794) for keyboard images.

Q: I have a Macbook / Magic Trackpad with no right click button. How do I open the camera?

A: Check this option in System Preferences > Trackpad to enable right clicking with the trackpad, then hold down two fingers and use Ctrl to take a picture. Credit to http://www.extensions.in.th/amitiae/2014/prefs/track.html for Trackpad preferences because I don’t have a Macbook for reference.

YM Camera Prefs

Q: Why does the incinerator make annoying noises after I dump something in it?

A: The cause of this issue is unknown, however there is a patch to fix it! To apply it, extract the zip file.For launcher 2, this patch is applied automatically provided you are on the latest version. Otherwise find your .app file. Then right-click on YandereMac.app and click “Show Package Contents” then Contents. If you see a Data folder, simply drag the sharedassets10.assets file into it.

Link to the latest patch: Here

Q: I see a “root” folder when I download the zip file. Where’s YandereMac?

A: Due to a flaw in my automated build packaging system that is run on my personal server (yes I am that lazy) the zip file somewhat replicates the file structure of my server. If you click through all the folders (root and ym_base in most cases) you should find a YandereMac.app, ready to drag into /Applications (or place on the desktop if you are as messy as 99% of the installation videos on YouTube)

Q: Why is the blood on Yandere-chan’s body black?

A: I don’t know why, and as a result there is currently no patch available.

Q: How do I get the launcher to work if it freezes in the middle of a download?

A: Get launcher 2.0. If it still happens, try relaunching the launcher then comment below.

Q: X happened to my launcher’s version of the game. How do I reinstall it?

A: On launcher 2, hold option (alt) down. You will see this dialog:Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 09.44.37

Click “Reinstall Game”, quit the launcher with command + q and relaunch it. Just clicking Play on this dialog will not reinstall the game.

Another method is to just open Terminal and type in:

defaults write uk.figgy.YandereMac installedVersion notInstalled

After that reopen the launcher and it will redownload.

Q: How do I add mods / skins to the game?

A: For launcher 2, type cmd+shift+g then “~/Library/Application Support/YandereMac” without quotes otherwise find your .app file. Start by right clicking on YandereMac.app then click Show Package Contents then Contents. If you see a Data folder go into it. For skins, drag the files into the StreamingAssets folder. For mods that have .assets file extensions (like the aforementioned furnace patch) or mods that have several folders, somewhat duplicating the existing file structure (like the post-April 4th Osana mod) just drag them into the Data folder. Make sure you download the latest version of your mod for the current build!

Q: How do I get into the game if there is no mouse?

A: You need to use WASD or the arrow keys to move around the menu and E to select.

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558 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Whenever I try to download yan sim it just opens another tab and says:
    “404
    File not found
    The site configured at this address does not contain the requested file.
    If this is your site, make sure that the filename case matches the URL.
    For root URLs (like http://example.com/) you must provide an index.html file.
    Read the full documentation for more information about using GitHub Pages.
    GitHub Status — @githubstatus”

    Is this because of the Unity 5 messing up something?

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  2. Hey there,
    Sorry, I know this is probably an old as hell issue, but whenever I open YS, it quits unexpectedly. The code says:
    ‘fatal error: unexpectedly found nil while unwrapping an Optional value
    Illegal instruction: 4’
    I’ve looked around and have no idea how to solve it. If you need the entire report from Terminal, I can copy that over. Thanks 🙂

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    1. Figgyc doesn’t want anyone to know whats happening. Ever since the August builds have been having problems, the quit making the mac versions. Like any other person having this situation, he quit. So no more mac builds, which in this case pisses me off. Anyway, hopes this clears out any mis-understanding, he will not be making any more builds. Just a warning, spread the word to any other person on the FAQ asking the same question.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Any questions? Email me at: kacoleman1230@gmail.com
      Thanks!

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  3. I’m using the newest launcher but every time I try to open it, it says, “Sorry, there was an extraction error. (stage 2) Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=260 “The folder “YandereSimulator_Data” doesn’t exist.” UserInfo={NSFilePath=/Users/amberhollingworth/Library/Caches//YandereSimulator_Data, NSUserStringVariant=(
    Folder
    ), NSUnderlyingError=0x600000257eb0 {Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-43 “fnfErr: File not found”}}”.
    Using WINE doesn’t work when I try to download it from the Yandere Simulator website either so as of now I cannot play YS on my Mac.

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  4. I tried opening the program, but it said this: Sorry, there was an extraction error. (stage 2) Error Domain=URKErrorDomain Code=13 “ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE” UserInfo={NSLocalizedFailureReason=ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE}
    What does it mean?

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  5. So. It’s been a year since I’ve downloaded YanSim and I still have this problem (downloaded latest build)

    Sorry, there was an error creating directories. Does the user have permissions to the Application Support directory?Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=513 “You don’t have permission to save the file “YandereMac” in the folder “Application Support”.” UserInfo=0x600000275100 {NSFilePath=/Users/kluna/Library/Application Support/YandereMac, NSUnderlyingError=0x60000004e730 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied”}

    I don’t understand the ‘permissions’ part (I turned on the ‘open anyways’ thing in privacy, settings). If I press ok after that message appears, it goes straight to downloading… Only, it stays at 0 of 0 MB.
    Solution?

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  6. i wish someone else had a working version of yandere simulator for mac. all the files from may 20 and earlier dont exist anymore, and all the files with the new launcher dont work. the launcher crashes immediately. Figgy seems to be our only hope, unless someone else knows of another option for mac?

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    1. Okay, so I went into YandereMac > Contents > Resources > YandereMac > Contents > MacOS and launched it from the YandereMac executable. I terminal window opened and the error was
      “Marks-iMac:~ David$ /Users/David/Downloads/YandereMac.app/Contents/Resources/YandereMac.app/Contents/MacOS/YandereSimulator ; exit;
      Failed to locate data folder
      logout”

      Please fix it?

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  7. The new update does not work …. It is marked: Unable to open the application “YandereMac” because it may be damaged or incomplete.

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  8. Every time I use launcher 2.0 it stays there saying “Downloading… 0 of 0 mb” and no matter HOW LONG I wait, it wont finish. I can’t use the latest build as an alternative either, because no matter if its an old or new build, it’s always damaged or incomplete. Any help?

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  9. I have a problem launching the app. After I opened it, a small window popped up with a bar that slowly filled. When it was full however, the window closed and another one opened saying ‘Checking for updates’ or something along these lines. However almost immediately after this happened, the window just simply closed and nothing else happened. I tried launching it again but the second window briefly reappeared and disappeared again. I tried to redownload the app several times already but the first window would no longer open and the same thing as after the first launch happened. I have no idea what is going on…

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  10. Whenever I try to download a new update when it finishes it doesn’t open because my computer is saying it’s damaged or unfinished when it’s not ,the whole downloading should be normal?

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  11. Game still doesn’t work. Seriously, we should just ask Yandere Dev to have Tiny Build work on a Mac version of the game. At least they know how to work with Unity 5.

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  12. Because no version of the game opens for me, I keep having to download the new build every time it appears. This particular build is not recognized by my computer. It keeps saying “Safari can’t open the file “YandereMac” because no available application can open it.”

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  13. Hey, I downloaded the 15th June 2017 build but when I try to open it, a pop up comes up stating “You can’t open the application Yandere Mac … because it may be damaged or imcomplete” Please help! 😦

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  14. The June 12 build does not work even after reinstalling the game i also tried the June 11 build and it said the download was damaged.

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  15. I downloaded it and let it update and it opened and then closed? I aslo tried to get the 10.8 build and it said 404 not found. Can you help me?

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  16. New build won’t download or load onto my computer. It keeps saying that my computer won’t recognize it because the program is owned by an unknown developer. HOWEVER, I have my System Preferences security settings set to accept downloads from anywhere.

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    1. To open it, you need to go into system preferences and to the security and privacy. When you get into security, it will say it is from an unidentified developer. You just need to press “open anyway”

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  17. I have a question: Can guy show me how to install an Yandere Simulator Mods on Mac OSX Please? Because i really having no idea where should i put my mods on the game. Thank you

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  18. Just downloaded it. It will check for updates for about a second before automatically closing like I never even clicked on it.

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  19. found an error pls fix Sorry, there was an extraction error. (stage 2) Error Domain=URKErrorDomain Code=13 “ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE” UserInfo={NSLocalizedFailureReason=ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE}

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  20. I’ve downloaded the most recent launcher and build but whenever I open the game it just closes? Sorry to bother you with my foolish question, It probably has a very easy solution that I simply haven’t come across.
    Thank You for your time.

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    1. i updated the game. when i try to open it, it checks for updates and quits right after. I’ve held control + alt and hit play, but the icon showed up in my hotbar and when i click it, it doesn’t open. i’ve tried reinstalling it and reinstalling patch and it said something like “wait for next build” (i don’t know, it’s downloading the update but I’m afraid it will do the same thing) also, I’m new to mac so if you have some way to fix this you’ll have to thoroughly explain it to me and what to do 😂

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  21. Hey so I might be dumb and doing it now and i read the FAQ, and followed the steps, but my mac will only let me download stuff from defined developers, there is so button to click for “Accept any way,” Is there something I’m not doing?

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    1. pose mode doesn’t work…..
      whenever I try to do “perform animation” it freezes the pose mode menu
      am i the only one experiencing this?

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            1. I’m using the launcher. I’ve redownloaded twice and all it does is check for updates, try to open, and closes immediately after a couple seconds.

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        1. For me, when I get onto the game, I go into the pose mod and when I click “Perform Animation” the screen still stays on the main menu of the pose mod, and I can’t exit the mode or perform any of the animations on the current model

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    1. This happens to me sometimes. This is the first time that it’s happened twice in a row over the course of 2 builds. It won’t open until it updates again and fixes whatever bug that prevents it from opening. I don’t think it’s been removed yet, which is why none of us can open it. ugh. Hopefully, someone will be able to fix it when the next build comes out, or sooner.

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        1. Nope. Still doesn’t work. June 4th doesn’t work either. Also, I’m unable to download the manual build. Every time I click on the button to download it, it brings me to an error screen. For some reason, I’m only able to download the launcher. Why is that?

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    2. Same the June 1st or June 2nd build won’t even open pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase help, Yandere Simulator is my favorite game and now I can’t even play it ;(

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    3. IF U WANNA PLAY JUST PLAY MAY 20 BUILD ITS THE NEWEST ONE THAT WORKS JUST WAIT TILL THE BUG THAT CAUSES IT NOT TO OPEN IS FIXED

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  22. fix the june 1st not opening bug please! wine is just getting annoying it keeps crashing and yanderemac is not even opening

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  23. When I try to open the game, it opens with “Checking for updates” and quits after 2 seconds. Launcher doesn’t open. I deleted and re-download the game again, but still does the same thing.

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  24. The buttons to tell you what buttons to press are blurry (ex. hold q to drag), along with the signs with the name of the room (ex. sewing room). It was really hard to figure out things with this problem.

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  25. Every time I try to open up the game a message pops up saying that there was an extraction error? What does this mean and how do I fix it?

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    1. It happened to me when I clicked on the ‘MediaFire’ link so I deleted it and clicked on the ‘Personal’ link to download it and it worked. But I don’t know.. It worked for me ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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  26. Please help me… The data folder isn’t there for me when i right click yandere mac and select, clicked “Show Package Contents” and opened the contents folder there wasn’t a data folder can you help?

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  27. i cant access the easter egg and debug menu even with the pictures you listed, no button on my keyboard works for it (I have a german keyboard)

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  28. i try to open yandere mac once it’s zipped, but it just stays on the downloading tab until it crashes. ive tried redownloading about seven times, and it hasn’t worked. im not sure why this is, and i’d like some help.

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  29. I try to get Osana to the game then i got the fun girl screen and even if i change the name back to reserved it won’t work now i can’t play yandere sim

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  30. I’m probably just stupid, but is there a way to resize the screen? a portion of the bottom and sides of the game are cut off and it makes it hard to see what i’m supposed to do. also could someone give me a more in detail explanation for the controls, i know how to move around and select things and change the camera angles but specific things i cant figure out how to do which keeps me from progressing. any help is appreciated!

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      1. My launcher won’t work every time it downloads the game and finishes it closes by it’s self and nothing happens and when I try to open in it redownloads again is there any way I can fix this I don’t want to download the Manual builds because I want to use the launcher 😐

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  31. I have a french keyboard (AZERTY) without “digital” keyboard (numbers), I tried to hide a weapon like a knife with 1, but it doesn’t work… I also tried to use the positions described to open the debug menu or else, but it doesn’t work too… I’m a bit disappointed.

    Thanks for your attention.

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  32. Hi I just redownloaded the game but when I open the app, the checking for update thing pops up, but it stays like that for a couple seconds and than it quits unexpectedly. I tried this now 100 times but it just won’t get pass the checking for update part it just keeps quiting unexpectedly is there anyway to fix this issue? It worked for me before but now it doesn’t anymore.

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  33. I tried to redownload the game again but when the checking for update pops up nothing happens and than it quits unexpectedly is there anyways to fix this issue? The game keeps quiting every time I try to open it…

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  34. Is there a way to pause the game and minimize the tab so I can temporarily switch to a different application? I can’t find a way to do that, and it’s annoying to have to exit out of the game completely to do something else

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      1. Thank god I found this, I haven’t been able to get out of the game for a while…It’s literally been months since I’ve opened the game…good timing, too, I need to finish an essay! Just…thank you.

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    1. Er, you have to right click the game, and then go to packages contents, go to the datas folder it will be there, since the GO and the “Package Contents” somehow have different folders..

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  35. I can’t find a streaming assets folder in the data folder no matter how many times I check or look at how you said to find it on the FAQ I’m going to try to redownload it again but I could use some help from anyone who has uploaded a skin to yandere mac before

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  36. Hi, I downloaded the launcher, but there are still the annoying noises after I dump something in the incinerator. How do I fix it?

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  37. I have a really ridiculous request.. Do you think its possible to make a Mac Compatible build of the November 1st 2015 build? AKA the only last build with the old school

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    1. Also… Can you update the July 25th build link please? I wanna use the costumization mod number 2 ( i feel bad for asking alot sorry ): )

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      1. Sorry to interrupt but my internet sucks when it comes to loading the page its a bit slow so i wondered if you had a Skype or something where i can contact you easier?

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  38. Okay. I’m a MacBook Air user, and I cannot figure out for the life of me the controls of this version of the game. I’m very inexperienced with PC gaming, and I have never used a proper gaming computer. I cannot figure out how to close the window (I can’t minimize it, resize it, or even take my mouse off of it) I managed to figure out which button I needed to start the game and to start changing panties, but I found I was unable to select the pair of panties I wanted. Changing the controls before launching the game didn’t help. Can someone give me a quick rundown of the basic controls needed for the game in a language that I understand?

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  39. for everyone who has a problem with getting into the debug menu:
    try changing your region (system preferences > language & region) to united states and use the us keyboard input (you can add this input source under keyboard preferences), THEN launch the game and the commands for international keyboards should work as described in this faq

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  40. I noticed some glitches in the game. Not sure if they’re from your end or Yandere Dev’s (though at least two are, I’m pretty sure, the consequences of transferring the game from PC to Mac).

    When you activate the camera with the touch pad / mouse, it works – but then you CANNOT TAKE ANY PICTURES. This is what I think is the issue with the transfer. On a PC, there are two buttons for the mouse, enabling the option for both a right and left click option. On a Mac, there’s only one, meaning only one function works. So, yeah, unless you use the debug menu, there’s no way to get any panty shots for Info-Chan.
    Several keys do not function as they should. This includes the Laugh key (left option) and the Trip key (tab).
    It is not possible to activate some of the debug commands due to the controls not matching. Again, this is the result of changing from a PC to a Mac. The keyboards are completely different and, as a result, keys either don’t exist or don’t function the same way. Incidentally, this also affects the F1-F12 keys, as they are set to control the computer, not do what the game has them assigned to do.

    I’m not sure what the solution for these issues would be. But it’s something you should look into.

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    1. F-keys should work when holding Fn. there’s an option in system preferences for using two fingers as right click then using option or control to take the photo. Afaik laugh is left control and works fine but I haven’t tested trip

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      1. Well, the laugh button has yet to work for me. I either have to go to the turtle or stand right behind Senpai and let his aura do the trick for her sanity.

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  41. I started the launcher and it asks if it should install a new update, i clicked on yes or something like that. It didn’t work and gave me this:
    “Sorry, there was an extraction error. (stage 2) Error Domain=URKErrorDomain Code=13 “ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE” UserInfo={NSLocalizedFailureReason=ERAR_BAD_ARCHIVE}”. I already tried just launching it, where it just closed, opened, and closed again. I also tried clicking on reinstall game and now it just gives me that error without doing anything.
    Does it support macOS Sierra?

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  42. Is there a way for you to include the incinerator patch in the launcher so that we don’t have to do it individually, or is that not possible? Just curious. Also – I clicked the dropbox link under “Support Me”, so I hope that did something for you 🙂

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  43. I’ve been trying to update yandere sim for about a month now and it always says a new update is available and i press ok sometimes it says error extracting idk what that means and most times something comes up that says downloading/updating if i click something else it goes away and then i have to bring it up again. if i have to just let it run and now touch anything to let it download that’d ok i just wanna know. and how long do you think it will take to update?

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  44. I was able to download both Yandere Simulator for my Macbook Pro and the patch to fix the incinerator noise, but I can’t install the patch because when I downloaded the game, there was NO ZIP FILE. I just got the pink and white heart icon that says YandereMac. When I click on it, it takes me right to the configuration screen before I launch the program. There is no way to install the incinerator patch from here. What now?

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      1. Cool. I can deal with it for now. It’s more annoying that the police can still find a body once it’s been burned by the incinerator (which I assume is just a glitch – fortunately, there’s more than one way to get rid of a corpse).

        I noticed that some of the controls on the debug menu do not match the keyboard on a Macbook Pro. There’s also no way to take a photograph, as you need both the right and left mouse buttons to do it, and once one part of the touchpad is occupied, no other parts of the touchpad work. This prevents the player from completing the core game mechanic of panty shots for Info-chan. You are probably aware of all this, though, but just in case you’re not.

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