How to install Isaac on a Mac

How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby Velocomp » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:37 am

In its infinite wisdom Apple has, in recent versions of its OS, made it MORE DIFFICULT to install software. How? By changing your Mac's security settings, so that third party software (such as Isaac) can't be installed easily.

Fortunately this is an easy thing to correct.

Do the following steps on your Mac BEFORE STARTING THE ISAAC FOR MAC INSTALLATION PROCESS:

1) Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner

2) Select "System Preferences..."

3) Click on the "Security & Privacy" icon

4) In the Security & Privacy window, select the "General" tab

5) Click on the lock icon at the bottom left of the window, next to "Click the lock to make changes"

6) enter your Mac's username and password to unlock the lock

7) Select the "Anywhere" radio button. This selection allows installation of Isaac software.

8) Close the window, then install your Isaac software.

9) If you've never installed Isaac on your Mac, then you'll also need to install the NI VISA and Si Labs drivers. After launching Isaac, the software will guide you through the driver installation process. Note that you'll need to restart your Mac, TWICE.

10) During the NI VISA installation process, you may get the "lipo command" window. If you do, select "Not Now".
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby mbachofen » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:45 pm

It goes through the install process, then says starting isaac. It never asks to install drivers, just suddenly quits and I get the screen to send to apple.
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby mbachofen » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:58 pm

I never could reach this step 5

5) During software installation Isaac will instruct you to install two “drivers”. Use the same “control-open-click” method for each of these two drivers installs.

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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby Velocomp » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:29 pm

Hmm...try the following:

1) Click on the Apple logo.

2) Select "System Preferences..."

3) Click on the "Security & Privacy" icon

4) Click on the "Security" tab. It will highlight

5) In the bottom right corner of the window, it is likely that the lock icon is closed (locked). Click on the lock to make changes

6) Enter your password. The icon will change to unlocked.

7) There are three radio buttons beneath the "Allow apps downloaded from". Click on the radio button to the left of "Anywhere".

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You'll get a warning message. Click the "Allow from Anywhere" button. The radio button to the left of "Anywhere" will be activated

8) Now, restart the Isaac for Mac installation process. The software should install without problems. You'll need to restart your computer twice to install each set of drivers.

9) After the software is installed you can go back to Security and restore your software security setting to its original state.
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby yabriel » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:41 pm

For some frustrating reason, my Newton charges when connected to macbook but Isaac software never recognized it as connected.

Just took the Newton from a 6 mo vacation, might this be some hardware issues? It seems to work fine, just wanted to connect trough computer to update all settings and correct profiles (which is easier on a computer than on the Newton itself) before starting riding again.

Any Ideas?

Early 2015 MacBook running on OS Sierra (latest version)
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby yabriel » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 pm

Never mind, managed to re-instal driver and now is working.
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby Velocomp » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:49 pm

:-)
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