Is it possible to change the locale on a per-application basis in OS X 10.8? Background: I'd like to play "Larry Reloaded" in English, but my user locale is German. The game detects this, and switches to German voices and texts. I don't want to create a new user just for the game, nor do I want to switch the locale manually when starting the game, and back again after quitting.

  • Are you using Steam -German account ? – Ruskes Jun 29 '13 at 0:10
  • Using the DRM free version from their website. – Arne Jun 29 '13 at 6:13

You can add an AppleLanguages array to the plist of an application:

defaults write -app Calculator AppleLanguages -array de

See defaults read -g AppleLanguages for the language identifiers.

Language Switcher is a GUI for doing the same thing.

  • Seems like what I need. I will try it out later. – Arne Jun 29 '13 at 10:47

Here is an update for you hopefully you will still enjoy the game :)

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Note that the game won’t allow the player to select the desired language - until a patch is released, you’ll have to fix that by changing your system settings.

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