May 11th, 2008:
This is a step by step instruction for how to download the latest version of Vega Strike on a Macintosh, with no requirements of programming skill. Note that this has only been tested on one computer, and if it doesn't work for you, or if VS crashes, post a message at the forums and tell us how far you made it.
Step 1: Download an SVN client
Leopard (10.5) now comes with SVN, so you do not need to worry about this. In Leopard, you just say "svn co".
This one worked for us. Make sure that you have the version that works on your system. Install the client - open the .pkg-file and follow the instructions. Now, remember this command: "/usr/local/bin/svn co". You will use it a couple of times, co means Checkout.
Step 2: Download the VS Resource package
Go to Applications/Utilities and open the program Terminal. What you have to do is write:
You can copy-paste it if you like (if you installed Subversion, use "/usr/local/bin/svn" instead of "svn". Then wait a couple of seconds, and some text will show up. You will be asked if you want to allow the site to download files to your computer. This is important: CHOOSE PERMANENTLY by pressing p and enter.
After a couple of seconds, a long list of files will show up, downloading one file at a time. Let this finish. The terminal will say that the checkout is finished after a while (took me a couple of hours with my slow connection). Note that if your connection terminates while downloading, all you have to do is write the same command again and it will pick up where it left off.
Step 3: Play
Open the folder VS and double click on the application. The game will go through a loading screen and you will end up in a menu.