installing LoL for Mac: step by step guide

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Ediwir

Wrenchman

10-07-2011

so, i'm reinstalling my client for new testings, and i decided to take screenshot while i do it.
i'll post here while i wait for the download and patching and whatnot, since some guys required a more detailed and easy to follow guide.

if you don't see the images, open them in a new tab. images are between "*" to help you noticing if some are missing.
note that screenshots has been taken during the 1.15 update. details may vary slightly.

Step 1: get some good music. i personally suggest Art of the Dress or Winter Wrap Up, but there's a very good fandub of Fluttershy's "Hush Now, Quiet Now" that's simply fabulous.
if you're not a fan of ponies, then http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwbBz59lIQo may be a good substitute.

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Step 2: get your installer. go to www.boompje.net or http://boompje.webege.com/ (they're the same page) and click on one of the 4 different download mirrors (some may not work in your country, but we wanted to be sure that at least one was available everywhere. and i mean everywhere, people from China said it works).

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you'll get redirected to an advertisement page. being this a free site, and being our client available for free, we're unable to avoid this. after a brief time you'll be allowed to proceed to the download by clicking the button in the upper right corner as seen in the image ("avanti" can be litterally translated as "ahead"):

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let it download (depending on your connection, it may take some time. it's a 693Mb file. for me, it took around half an hour)

Step3: installing! browse trough your default download location and open the .dmg you just downloaded (League_of_Legends_-_Boompje_Edition_v1.3.1.dmg), you should get this. doubleclick on the League of Legends installer.

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NOTE: do not move this out of the .dmg window, or to the application folder, or whatever. the icon MUST stay inside the default window. if you get an error named $INSTALLVOLUME/installer/INSTALLDATA.tgz, you probably moved it out and it can't find the files anymore.
also, an error named "Error reading game files $INSTALLVOLUME/installer/AdobeAIR/English.plist" may pop up. in that case you should change your language to a compatible one (english for example) for the installation procedure.

follow the instructions in the installer. basically, click "continue" and insert your password when required. the whole installation should take like a couple of minutes.

unmount the .dmg by dragging the icon (you see it in my top right corner) to the trash can.


Step4: patching. start LoL from your Applications folder, the patcher could appear with an EULA message. accept and go ahead. let it patch all the way...

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it. will. be. LONG.
also, don't trust the progress bar. it will go all the way, then start again from the beginning - the patching is done in different sections. be sure to Allow Peer to Peer Transfers and go out in the sun, breathing some fresh air and talking to the kind animals of the forest.

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Step5: choose your server (default is NA) and PLAY!!!!

remember to set your autojoin to the in-game mac support chatroom "Apple Tree" and to spread the pony love

extra note: if you're reinstalling, you may want to keep your masteries and settings. do this by copying the preferences folder in Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/rads/projects/lol_air_client/releases/0.0.0.87/deploy and paste it in the new installation.

if you had customized itembuilds, you can keep them by copying the Characters folder in /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/rads/solutions/lol_game_client_sln/releases/0.0.0.XX/deploy/DATA


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lordkorok

Member

10-07-2011

*none of those pictures work, just saying*


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Teddy bear maste

Junior Member

10-07-2011

AWESOME THANKS! Trying again now, I was a bit confused before.


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Boompje

Senior Wrenchmen

10-07-2011

This = imba


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Ediwir

Wrenchman

10-07-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordkorok View Post
*none of those pictures work, just saying*
wha- really? O.o
b-but everypony else sees them...


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Elcye

Senior Member

10-07-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ediwir View Post
wha- really? O.o
b-but everypony else sees them...
Nope, I don't see them either on the page, but I can see them by right clicking and open the image in a new tab.


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Ediwir

Wrenchman

10-07-2011

GHOST NEWS ('cause flash is overused): IT EFFIN WORKS!!!! REINSTALLING FIXED THE ENDGAME CRASH ISSUE!!!!


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Elcye

Senior Member

10-07-2011

Patching right now, I'll update if it works or not once it's finished.


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YSfighter

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Senior Member

10-07-2011

I don't see any pictures


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Elcye

Senior Member

10-07-2011

Victory! As in I just pwned with Annie and as in I didn't crash at the end of the game!

EDIT: or not, i just played another game, and I crashed.


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