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Unable to Download Despecialized Star Wars, Please Help!

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As a big fan of Star Wars, I attempted to download the despecialized edition by following the newest instructions. I have my issue in Section 3 Step 4, where, even after I have java installed, the FreeRapid Downloader (frd.jar) will not open, with the message “Java Application Launch Failed.” It asks to check a console. I am running the latest version of MacOS, Big Sur 11.4. I have tried each step repeatedly, and I have reinstalled everything repeatedly, so the issue is not that either java or the file is corrupted. Do you have any suggestions?

 

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It might take longer and be more manual, but you should be able to get the rar files individually using your browser.
FRD and JDownloader are useful tools to make it easier, but not essential.

If you keep going a bit to section 3, step 7, instead of copying all the links into FRD, you can visit each link individually, and download the partial files like that.

After you’ve gotten all the files manually, you’ll basically be able to resume at ~step 10 or so.

The other option is to figure out why java/mac/FRD aren’t getting along in your case. But that might be more trouble than it’s worth.