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) Download Isaac for Mac

2) Double click on the download. A pop-up window will appear

3) Drag-drop the Isaac for Mac icon into the Applications icon

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4) Go to your Applications folder. You will find Isaac application there

5) HOLD DOWN THE "CONTROL" key on your keyboard, then click on the Isaac icon. A new pop up window will appear

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6) Now, move your mouse over the "Open" option. The word "Open" will be highlighted

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7) Now, click on "Open" to start the installation process

8) There are three files that need to be installed: Isaac program, NI Visa drivers, and SI Labs drivers

9) After Isaac installs, you will get another pop-up window, for NI Visa

8) Follow the same Control-click-open method to install NI Visa

9) If, during your driver install, you see this message, click the "Not Now" button:

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9) You'll next need to restart your computer. After the restart, launch Isaac. You'll next see the SI Labs driver window appear.

10) Follow the same Control-click-open method to install SI Labs drivers

11) After the SI Labs driver installation, you will need to restart your computer one final time
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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 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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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby gregb » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:24 am

You need to update this for macOS Sierra - THE METHOD SUGGESTED DOESN'T WORK!!
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby Velocomp » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:57 pm

Hmm...we have been running Isaac on all our Mac Sierra machines (5 or 6 of them) without problems.

Is yours a first-install (that is, you've never installed Isaac on this Mac before) or is it an update?
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Can't install 4.1

Postby PAllen » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:52 pm

Mac OS 10.12.4. Can't install the update even using control click. Says the file is damaged. No option to ignore.
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Re: Can't install 4.1

Postby Velocomp » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:49 pm

PAllen wrote:Mac OS 10.12.4. Can't install the update even using control click. Says the file is damaged. No option to ignore.


We've had one customer try this procedure, with success.

http://osxdaily.com/2016/09/27/allow-ap ... atekeeper/

If this does not work email jhamann@velocomp.com

If it does work, let us know!
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby PAllen » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:49 pm

Thanks, it worked. It's a little awkward though.
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Re: How to install Isaac on a Mac

Postby Velocomp » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:48 am

PAllen wrote:Thanks, it worked. It's a little awkward though.


I think something is "wrong" with Apple's latest update. After my 10.12.4 install I had zero issues with Isaac, but the past two days I have spent 4 hours on the phone with Adobe and Parallels, trying to get their formerly-perfectly-functioning apps to work. It turns out that something was damaged in my macOS permissions. This is something, I am told, that the update did...
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