I just purchased an iMac running on Mac OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.
My attempt at installing both AC14 and AC16 came to the same prompt: -
"To open 'ArchiCAD Installer', you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?".
I clicked on "Install", and the system started searching for the software and seemed like it was going to install. Midway, it stopped and the prompt read: -
"The update 'Java for OS X 2012-006" can't be installed. The update could not be verified. It may have been corrupted during downloading. The update will be downloaded and checked again the next time that Software Update runs".
I tried many times, but it just won't install. Has anyone else experienced this and know how to get about it? Please help! Much appreciated.
ArchiCAD 16 uses Java 6 for installing, patching and uninstalling ArchiCAD.
ArchiCAD will prompt to download Java 6 if it is not present during installation (see the attached screenshot). If you have a later version of Java (for instance Java 7) you can uninstall Java 6, but you will need to re-install it for hotfixes and uninstalling ArchiCAD.
Leaving two versions of Java on your system will not affect the operation of ArchiCAD.