MACox USERS please read

-Updated in 2022-

NEW ERROR while opening/unzipping – unable to expand-

as 2022  you Mac may refuse to open the .zip giving a generic error, to fix it simply use a any APP from the apple store instead

  • install The unarchiver from the APPstore for free(or any other App taht can open .RAR
  • Right click the .ZIP >>> Open with >>>>> Other…
  • find The unarchiver from the list and click open


error:  “unable to find game”

  • Drag the game out of your download folder, or any folder
  • Run The game from your Desktop

Error: Is damaged and Cant be opened. You should move to the trash:

The latest MACox update forces all developer to buy a mac license,
and since An adult developer cant buy those ,your MAC will refuse to run.


Your Mac will say that:

But Chloe18 is not damaged!!!



  • Click here on top left of you Mac:

step 2:

  • Type “Terminal”, without the quotes and press enter,
  • it will look like this:


step 3:

  • Now type this, and press enter:
sudo spctl --master-disable
  • it will ask for your user password, put it and then press enter.

step 4:(optional if it still doesn’t work)

  • on the terminal type this(do NOT press enter yet):
xattr -cr
  • now Drag and drop the game on the terminal, and press enter


-You can now open the game




April 12, 2018 GDS Chloe18 70 Comments


  1. Anonymous

    April 18, 2018

    This did not work. You had another way of using the terminal to allow a single app to work. That worked before. Do you still have that link??

    • GDS author

      April 18, 2018

      -type “xattr -rc ” in the terminal,
      -drop the in the terminal window and press “enter”
      -It need to be done only once and the game will always run

      • Boris

        April 18, 2018

        This does not work for me, cause OS X interprets the app as a directory.

        What you have to do after typing “xattr -rc”:

        – Press Enter, the make a control-click on Chloe 18. app in the Finder
        – in the drop down-menue select “Show package contents”
        – in the Mac OS folder there is “Mac_Runner”. this file you´ll drop onto the Terminal and press Enter again

        Yayyyy <3

        • GDS author

          April 18, 2018

          Type “xattr -rc” and then a space. Then drop the file in after that.
          Hit Enter.

          • Anonymous

            July 9, 2018

            Thanks to everyone who posted these – I wouldn’t be a supporter without this help, because I couldn’t play the game.

            But the last mac fix no longer works for me

            Any ideas ?

          • Strategos

            July 12, 2018

            Hello I have recently changed my mac computer. In the previous one , your indication works perfectly but with my new computer nothing work. i tried every possibility you indicate and i still have “Unable to find the game”.

            Does you have a solution please

          • Anonymous

            March 1, 2019

            This worked for me

        • Anonymous

          November 4, 2019

          no longer works tried it

  2. Anonymous

    April 21, 2018

    wow! it blows my mind that its 2018 and there is some much “bugs” I really enjoy the game. But lets be real here. Its about $$$ id bet my left tit that if we paid $50 a month there would be zero issues. got us hooked on the black rock snort and we cant get off.

  3. Charlie

    May 2, 2018

    Is there a way to transfer save game data from PC to Mac?

    • GDS author

      May 2, 2018

      I dont know wh mac works
      but if you find the save folder in the mac it will accet the windows save since its not encrypted

      • Anonymous

        June 21, 2018

        And where are games saved to on Windows?

      • Anonymous

        March 20, 2020

        I have 4 Macs. 2 laptops and 2 27. all 2015 or newer. This “patch” doesn’t work.

  4. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018

    When I try to open it it says “unable to find game!!”

  5. Anonymous

    January 28, 2019

    the isn’t even in the game folder on MacOS. the only thing I have is the Mac_Runner.
    Pls Help

    • GDS author

      January 28, 2019

      I cant afford a new mac to test,
      But downloading the file as it is and double clicking it will start the app
      No folders or whatever needed.

      A lot of mac users confimred working after doing the fixes here

      • Anonymous

        February 17, 2019

        I’m also unable to play on Mac following these rules. It worked for the prior version but this pops up with an error that it can’t find the help folder, or something. I tried twice. Eventually had to play the HTML version (which is a little spotty). I appreciate this is hard work – but I wanted to be sure you knew this was still an issue, if you can revisit it.

        • Anonymous

          February 18, 2019

          GameMaker: Unable to find game!!: /Users/[myname]/Library/Application Support/Chloe18 Back to Class/game.ios

  6. Anonymous

    February 3, 2019

    I got the app to function using your instructions, but now I’m getting:

    -“Chloe18Vacation” would like to control this computer using accessibility features.-

    What do I need to give it access for?

  7. Anonymous

    April 6, 2019

    I am having the issue of CAMGirl and Vacation saying that it is unable to find game. Any advice?

    • GDS author

      April 6, 2019

      the first fix on this post

  8. Anonymous

    June 1, 2019

    All those doing on this on any Mac there was a update that will hide it in the search, all you need to do is go to the “launch pad” symbol looks like a rocket then click other then you will see a dark grey box with this symbol >_ click that and follow direction of first step. Hope this helps

  9. William

    June 4, 2019

    Agreed, this fix doesn’t work on newer macs. Just says can’t find game.

  10. William

    June 4, 2019

    Can’t get download to work and the html version is unplayable on firefox. Menus aren’t visible on screen even in full screen mode, making it impossible to navigate.

  11. Anonymous

    June 22, 2019

    I became a patron for this new game but it doesn’t work on a Mac so I’m going to cancel. You’ve gotta get that figured out.

    • Anonymous

      July 12, 2019

      Drag the game into the terminal, “Unable to find game!!: /Users/[myname]/Library/Application Support/Chloe18 Back to Class/game.ios” will appear. Follow the directions and past the game there.

  12. Anonymous

    October 26, 2019

    I tried everything and still can’t start the game??

    • MPH

      November 8, 2019

      Fix Number 2 works on Catalina 10.15 Imac Pro.. Fix 1 did not do it for me
      Where is your download ? default folder ?
      Willing to help u. remember after typing “xattr -rc” put a space in…

      • Anonymous

        November 15, 2019

        keeps telling me xattr not found

      • Anonymous

        January 5, 2020

        tells me that the game needs to be updated to the 64 bit

        • Anonymous

          March 15, 2020

          Dude is a bold face liar. I had a buddy thats a program writer try the “patch” it doesnt work. GDS just lies to Mac users to make them think it works and buys a membership.

  13. Anonymous

    March 14, 2020

    It does not work. Stop lying to Mac users just to get them to hang around.

    • Anon

      March 16, 2021

      works on bigsur with xattr -rc fix

  14. midnightarousal93

    April 9, 2020
  15. Anonymous

    April 27, 2020

    It runs just fine given the GDS suggest of using “sudo xattr -rc ” and then dragging the App icon to the terminal window to use as the path argument. However, after awhile, it got stuck in a place that showed the the help screens but I could not exit from this to play any longer. I quit the app then restarted, then restored from the Auto Save, but after this it just starts by showing me the morning food menu items but the Save 1 and Save 2 are present. I can choose one but it just goes back to that screen and doesn’t allow me to close the “save” options to interact with the food.

    • Anonymous

      April 27, 2020

      This is using 10.15.4 Catalina BTW

    • Anonymous

      April 27, 2020

      There are a couple of bugs. So the one above is related to a line in the .ini save files going way oversized:

      in the auto save .ini file in here is the problem that causes it to fail to load and hangs the game:


      38=”11637284757450284278145997001780166383370240.000000″ <===== changing to a more "normal" number like 106 works fine.

      but this corrupts almost immediately as viewed by a format overflow on the "stats" page.

      Also, the names get mangled in the game. For example, in the gaming basement, instead of the correct names for Maurice, Otaku and the shy Japanese girl, when the stats appear at the end of the session it shows as /ner, /jap, etc…instead of their names. Happens in the dialogues of some scenes also.

  16. Anonymous

    August 14, 2020

    I still can’t get it to work on catalina 10.15.4

  17. Anonymous

    September 3, 2020

    I have a pretty old software, 10.10 for the mac. The game downloads fine. I can find the zip file unlock it and the game opens to the GDS logo and then it proceeds to “unexpectedly quit” every time. I’m not facing any issue finding or starting the game, it just doesn’t stay long enough for me to do anything.

    Any advice?

    is this a problem with my laptop or the game? really wanna play but cant. lol

    tried the HTML version and cant get past any activity that contributes to the stats. game just freezes and I am forced to reload. suggestions?

    • Anonymous

      September 3, 2020

      ohhh and this is for chloe 18 back to school, please help haha

  18. Anonymous

    November 10, 2020

    I tried both methods and neither worked

  19. Anonymous

    January 31, 2021

    Possible workarounds for decompressing and running this app on a Mac. Tested on 10.13.6, but will likely work all the up to Big Sur.

    Download Stuffit Destinations 15.0.7 from here:
    It’s a 64-bit app and should run on the 64-only OS versions. Apple’s decompression app and the latest stuffit and unarchiver apps didn’t work.

    Open the downloaded dmg file and drag the Stuffit Destinations App to your Applications folder. Add Stuffit Destinations to your dock and launch it. You should be able to click the “Not Yet” button to use the app without entering a license code. Drag your Chloe zip file to the Stuffit icon in your dock to begin decompression of the zip file.

    Once the Chloe app is decompressed, RIGHT-CLICK on it and select Open. This is an important step as the right-click allows you to approve the app without using the terminal or system preferences.

    Good luck!

  20. Anonymous

    February 13, 2021

    has this game actually worked on anyones mac?

    • Anonymous

      April 13, 2021

      I have gotten the Chloe18 Vacation to work, using the master disable terminal line and moving the file to the desktop. (As written in the author’s first workaround).

  21. Anonymous

    October 27, 2021

    Anyone who has it working on Monterey? (MacOS 12.0)? It always give me permission denied when I do the xattr thing, and it won’t run. thx

  22. Anonymous

    November 22, 2021

    Neither work, after enable run from anywhere still showing the app is damaged and cannot be opened.

  23. Anonymous

    January 3, 2022

    This is not working for me on mac os 12.0.1

    I have followed all the above steps and still receive: The application “Fake Family 8” can’t be opened.

    Thanks for the help!

  24. Anonymous

    January 5, 2022

    Neither work. On m1 Mac with macOS 12.0.1

    • Anonymous

      January 11, 2022

      “Chloe18” needs to be updated.

      The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information.”

      this is the error I’m currently receiving. Trying to load Chloe18

      • Anonymous

        January 13, 2022

        That error typically means it is compiled as a older 32-bit app, when the newest MacOS and all M1+ Macs all require it to be base compiled on 64-bit.

  25. Anonymous

    February 18, 2022

    Damn, that used to work, but I can’t make the V69 work 🙁

    • Anonymous

      February 18, 2022

      Never mind. I found the bug. You really need to use The Unarchiver to unzip it before doing the command on the terminal. Any other app will prevent the command to work.

  26. Anonymous

    February 27, 2022

    Been able to play previous versions on my MAC but this latest version just won’t open.

    Unzipped it with unarchiver, tried the steps on here with terminal. Doesn’t work.

    I’m on an M1 mac

    • Anonymous

      March 5, 2022

      did you update the unarchiver? it helpt at me

      • Anonymous

        March 5, 2022

        Yeah, its the latest version of Unarchiver 4.3.4

        Still won’t work for me, still saying it’s damaged and can’t be opened.

        • Anonymous

          March 6, 2022

          download it move it than to desktop, unpack it on desktop, open terminal type xattr -cr, than spacebar and drop the unpacked in terminal and press enter.
          than it should work

          • Anonymous

            March 6, 2022

            It worked!

            Your advice was brilliant.

            Thank you so much my friend.

  27. Anonymous

    March 11, 2022

    Guys with m1 macs, I got it working after clicking Get Info and checking “Open using Rosetta”

    • Anonymous

      March 24, 2022

      Thankyou may savior!

    • Anonymous

      March 24, 2022

      Thankyou my savior!

    • Anonymous

      May 18, 2022
    • Anonymous

      August 8, 2022
  28. Anonymous

    September 1, 2023

    I get a 32-bit app error, dev needs to update all of their apps to 64 bit in order for Mac users to play

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