Friday 13 November 2015

Fixing 'Driver: San Francisco' in OS X 10.10.5

The 10.10.5 update for OS X included a newer version of cURL. This change breaks 'Driver: San Francisco' (via Steam).

Luckily I worked out a fairly simple fix. The short of it is that you need to override the default OS X libcurl library, when running the game, with an older version. The newer version one that comes with OS X 10.10.5 will remain in place and work for everything else.

Download, curl v83.1.2

cd /tmp
curl -O

Extract the source

tar xvfz curl-83.1.2.tar.gz
cd curl-83.1.2/curl

Compile curl with i386 architecture (this is to match the 'Driver: San Francisco' architecture)

export CFLAGS="-arch i386"
export LDFLAGS="-arch i386"
./configure --with-gssapi --enable-hidden-symbols --disable-static --enable-threaded-resolver --with-darwinssl --without-libssh2

Install the older version of curl in /usr/local

make install

Launch 'Driver: San Francisco' with the newly compiled older library

cd ~
DYLD_ROOT_PATH=/usr/local/lib ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Driver\ San\ Francisco/Driver\ San\

I hope this works for you as well as it worked for me!