A great product! It just doesn't work.
First and foremost, I downloaded this app to exctract some files for the Celestia astronomy application.
Nowhere in the laughable included readme does it say you have to install macunace 2.5 first... or at ALL.
In fact, the first time I used it it gave me a bunch of errors on a list of archives I'd draggged over, but it extracted them without problem. That tells me it's got macunace built in - otherwise it couldn't extract anything, now could it? I actually had to force quit "unace" via the activity monitor when the extractions were done, because it was pegging the processor long after I'd quit unacex. I could live with those kinds of errors if I could access the compressed files.
The problem showed up a few hours later, when I had the next batch of ace files ready to be extracted. This time, I got no errors - but no extraction either. It just sits there and tells me it's working, only it's not. The processor load is negligible, there's no "unace" listed in the activity monitor at all, and unacex is just sitting there telling me all is well.
So I come across macunace 2.5 whgen looking for alternatives to unacex. Only now IT won't work either, giving me segmentation fault errors when there's nothing wrong with the files.
So not only does this program not -continue- to do what it is supposed to, it braeks the computer such that you can't use OTHER means of extracting ace files.
I give this app a 4 for ease of use - it's as easy to use as an unplugged toaster, and just as effective. t's also rock solid stable, like the lawnmower when I forget to put gas in it - it's not going anywhere.
Not even where I want it to.
If someone has a workaround, ie, a way to extract ace files AFTER having this app break the system, please let me know.