Digital Download Instructions – Mac

How to digitally download Mac games purchased from the Her Interactive Online Store.

1) Log in to your Online Store Account then open your Order, or follow the download link in your Order confirmation email.

2) From the Order Details page, click the Begin Download button to start the download. Download progress is visible in the browser (e.g. Safari, Firefox, etc.) download window. We recommend you use Safari as your browser for the fastest download time.

3) When download has completed 100%, the downloaded .DMG file will be found either on the Desktop or in the Downloads folder (depending on User settings).
e.g. NancyDrew_Trail_of_the_Twister.dmg

4) Open the .DMG file.

5) Installer will open. Click Installer icon or text to start installation.

6) Proceed through installation. Click here for more help with Mac Installation.
After installation is complete, close Installer.

7) The game is now installed. To play your game, go to Applications folder and click game application file to run game.

8) After installation make sure to Eject the .DMG.

NB: Images using Apple OS X Lion. User experience may differ depending on OS X used.



31 responses to “Digital Download Instructions – Mac”

  1. mustang says:

    digital down load taking 12hrs ???? what do I need to do to get it to down load

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Has the game successfully downloaded? It could be the internet connection slowing it down.

  2. Courtney says:


    This is my first time downloading on to a Mac (I have previously downloaded 20+ games on Windows). I was able to download the file, but when I try to open the downloaded DMG file it starts to redownload the same file. Also should be noted that the file is a ‘’ file. Is that correct? I am going to let my computer redownload it, but any suggestions would be great.


  3. Tiffany says:


    I downloaded one of the games to my mac (running 10.10) and when I tried to open it a message pops up that there was image damage. How can I fix this?!! HELP. I have been trying all day to get this to work.

  4. Jess says:

    I recently purchased a digital download of Sea of Darkness for my Mac. The download goes well and when I try to open the file after installation it says it has ‘quit unexpectedly.’ I removed the file and tried re-installing it but it doesn’t help.

  5. Victoria says:

    I keep trying to download a Nancy Drew game on my macbook air and the error message is ‘You can’t open the application “NancyDrew_The_Final_Scene_Setup-2.exe” because Microsoft Windows applications are not supported on OS X.’ I am not sure what to do to make this game work on my mac..

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Victoria. Unfortunately, games 2-21 are not Mac compatible. However, we suggest trying Virtual PC or a product called Boot Camp from Apple to play these on a Mac.

  6. Madison says:

    Will games 2-21 ever be mac compatible?

  7. Joe says:

    Um it said it would take 50 min to download, left it for 1 hours, now it says 2h 30 min! I’m using a brand new MacBook pro. high speed internet?????! pls help

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello Joe! Did the game not install? If it is working, but slowly, it could be a number of reasons – like internet speed, if you are connected via wifi versus hard-wired, and the computer. Please email us at for more help. Thank you!

  8. mutahir shah says:

    hy this is great info about games thanks for sharing with us
    it is working, but slowly

  9. Alex Cunkle says:

    I just downloaded the Mac version of Water’s Edge and I installed it fine but now every time I go to open and play the app it will show up in my dock for a couple seconds then just close. No error message or anything it just simply won’t open. Please help thanks!

  10. Allie Sprague says:

    I am unable to install the mac compatible version of Sea of Darkness on my mac OS Mojave 10.14.5. There is no application to install autorun.inf, and the download completed without errors. I have also tried downloading twice.

  11. Bridget Epps says:

    Hi, I just downloaded midnight in Salem and when I open it to play, you can hear the sound, but the screen is black. I have tried installing and uninstalling but the same thing happens. I’m playing on my 2011 MacBook Pro…

  12. Courtney says:

    I was trying to install The Captive Curse on my Mac by the Mac digital download and I got an error that says this:
    “The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information.
    Is there anything I can do so I can play this game that I just paid for.

  13. Anastasiia says:

    Hi! I can’t install Midnight in Salem on my MacBook (Catalina 10.15.7). it shows the ” Her interactive” logo and nothing moves further. What can I do with that?

  14. Amanda Williams says:

    I downloaded ghost of Thornton hall and it’s asking for an installation code, which I don’t have, nor can I find.

  15. jess says:

    i bought and downloaded #34 the new game and i have a old mac running 10.13.6 version, i can play other games like #33. but this game wont open. says not supported? what? i just bought and cant play

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