is there not a better way to accomplish this? I would really like to continue playing this game on a mac lap top or mac pc. Does anyone have better way rather than messing around with the os? Thanks for your help.
To be honest, and everyone knows I'm no WGT shill, there's nothing wrong with the installer. I know that might not sit well as the game won't play, but the game is not accessing anything root, so SIP is actually not an issue (that was a hail mary I put out there to try), but the reality is the only thing you might have to do is grant it access for a couple of functions. I didn't even need to do that much.
On 4 different Mac's I just downloaded it, dragged it to the Applications folder and ran it, let it download it's update, set up the resolution to suit the screen or monitor and play.
Issues that you're having are a result of something in your workflow on your system. If you have a configured firewall or are port forwarding for other games in your router.
Have certain ports blocked for some reason.
If you're running the drive encryption option in security.
Any security suite, or AV (though I don't know why)
If you're trying to run the launcher as a 'non admin' user that you created. That could do it possibly. Again, this game doesn't require root access for anything on your machine. If it did it would not install without all sorts of notifications and requests popping up.
Maybe not what you were looking for, but its not the file coming from WGT. It's something with the machine you're trying to run it on.
As an option, try the Steam version if you haven't. It's the same, same install but perhaps it may just get past whatever is causing the downloaded file to not run properly.
*As a test, I deleted the game from this MBP, deleted the library and hidden files as well.
Downloaded the file again and ran it, and was back into the game, within about 90 seconds. Still have to set things in settings, but I was back into the game no problem.
It is definitely something on your computer that's preventing it from running the self patcher or app.