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Author Topic: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?  (Read 2090 times)

ashtangaguy

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I've asked around and no one has been able to give me a clear answer on this.   Can someone here help?  Thanks!

jeddings

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Re: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 03:10:39 AM »
  • Preferences (Cmd-,)
  • Dictionary
  • Add
  • Browse for your nyt.txt file
  • Choose where to put it in the list
  • OK

jsm

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Re: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 04:35:50 PM »
Hello. I know this is an old thread, but this forum seems to be pretty quiet in any case.

I've tried following the above advice, and when I get to the step of browsing for my word list, it is greyed out. Seems Crossfire only wants to import files with a .dict extension. Any solutions?

(Yes, I have tried changing the extension - Crossfire then throws up an error saying that it can't read the file).

4wd

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Re: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 01:32:37 PM »
Don't have a Mac but think it should be similar to a windows PC, change the file format to .dict then paste them into the Crossfire folder near the default dictionary file.

Open the crossfire app, enter the edit menu, config and under the dictionary tab browse to the saved .dict files.

Mac users feel free to add the relevant equivalents to the edit menu, config etc.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 01:54:50 PM by 4wd »

JennaLP1985

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Re: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 12:50:33 AM »
This doesn't work. Any other ideas? Just spent 40 bucks on the gold membership at cruciverb for nothing if it doesn't. I got it specifically for the word lists. They should tell you its only windows compatible

sgrossman10

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Re: How do you transfer the cruciverb wordlist to Crossfire on a Mac?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 12:51:49 PM »
Okay...so bits and pieces of the above instructions are correct...so if this looks somewhat familiar to what hasn't worked in past it's not...and it's worked for me on several occasions (as I often use crossfire and crossword compiler and so am transfering .txt lists like the cruciverb wordlist to .dict files and updating my Crossfire primary dictionary). So here's what works for me:

1) Download the Cruciverb word list as .txt file...save it to your desktop (at least for now, this makes it most accesible for your mac)
2) Right click on your newly created .txt file and select "Get Info", where you see "Name and Extension" you'll also see your file name...replace ".txt" with ".dict" and when prompted be sure to say "Use .dict" and don't use both .txt and .dict. ONLY .dict
3) In Crossfire select the "Crossfire" menu, hit the "Dictionary" tab found in the top center
4) Press "Add" and locate your newly created & modified Cruciverb .dict wordlist
5) If you'd like to make it your primary list be sure to highlight it and select "Make Primary", otherwise position it in your hierarchy of wordlists as you please
6) Press ok at the bottom right of dialog box and allow a sec or two for dictionaries to update.
7) Done! (Hope this works for you)

 


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