OS X is Apple's current operating system for desktop and laptop computers. Use the [os-x] tag for questions specifically related to the OS X version of a game, or a general feature or issue with the OS.

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Does Xbox 360 USB controller work out-of-the-box on Windows/Linux/Mac?

I'm planning buying a wired USB Xbox 360 controller, but I would like to know a bit more about it before actually buying. Most (all?) USB controllers identify themselves as USB HID (Human Interface ...
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Can the Mac and Windows version of Civilization V play a multiplayer game together?

Is it possible for Mac (with the Aspyr port) and Windows version of Civilization V to participate in a multiplayer game together ? Or is the only option to run the Windows version on the Mac (either ...
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Location of user data for Plants vs Zombies?

Where is user data stored for Plants vs Zombies on Mac OS X? I want to play a fresh game, but I also want to be able to go back as needed.
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Where are my Frozen Synapse save files stored?

In lieu of proper Steam Cloud support, I'm trying to set up Frozen Synapse to store its save files in Dropbox. What files or folders do I need to sync between my two (Mac) computers to achieve this? ...
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How do I change the default “Save File Location” in VVVVVV on Mac OS X?

Usually, VVVVVV saves the games in my Documents folder. How can I change this? I don't want my saved games appearing in my documents folder – I just don't know how to change the location without ...
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Where are my Minecraft saves located?

On Minecraft I am stuck really far down (see this question) and can't get out. When I search for my save I can't find it. I am on a Macbook.
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How can I increase the screen resolution of Minecraft on a Mac?

When I maximize Minecraft on my Mac it just changes the size of the window, not the actual game. How can I get a higher resolution? (Example): I believe that is 1280x800px.
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Mac Full Screen Gaming

I recently bought a Macbook Pro and would like to use it for occasional gaming on the go. The problem I have is that when games are in full screen, I'm not sure how to switch to anything else. Mostly ...
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How can I play Multiwinia fullscreen on one screen?

When I make Multiwinia fullscreen it also black the secondary display. I there way to make Multiwinia fullscreen instead of fullscreens and e.g. watch TV on the secondary display? Note: I can't have ...
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How can I play Q.U.B.E using just one display?

I'm using multiple monitors and I've tried turn off fullscreen but it just scales down the viewport of the game even though I am still in the OSX fullscreen layout. How can I play Q.U.B.E using just ...
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Fullscreen toggle on Mac for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood?

I've tried everything: CMD+H, Alt tab, CMD+M, and nothing seems to be able to take me out of fullscreen mode for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood on my Macbook Pro. Are there any other ways so that it ...
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Why would a non-network issue like an inadequate video card cause me to lag out of Starcraft II games

I keep lagging out of Starcraft II games, even though I am (moderately) certain my network is just fine, I'm on a university campus. I am however lacking in system specs, specifically my graphics ...
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Jerky lag on Minecraft OS X

I've been playing Minecraft for a year now, and have had this weird problem where about 5 minutes after I start playing, the game gets jerky (will lag for a second, then be normal for 2 seconds) and ...
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How do you enable the Borderlands 2 console on the Mac?

My searching has found lots of sites that show you how to enable the Borderlands 2 console on the PC, but I am on Mac, and I want to open the console so I can see what my FPS are looking like.
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Limit FPS in Games to prevent overheating

When playing games on my laptop (MacBook Air 2011 with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics), the temperature of the processor / GPU quickly reaches to 95°C causing it to throttle down every couple of ...
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How can I transfer my saved progress in DiRT 2 to a different mac?

I literally spent the last 2 hours trying to find the solution, but couldn't. There are solutions for Windows, but no Mac. I basically installed DiRT 2 on my macbook pro, but already had some progress ...
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XCOM for Mac OS X crashes on startup

Since Feral Interactive's OS X port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on Steam, I decided to give it a whirl. After installing it however, I ran into a problem: When I click "Play" in the ...
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Battle Nations buildings and units are all invisible

There's an item on the Z2 website which says: With the new 3.0 update, a new 50 MB client was introduced. Upon booting it up, you may notice that several units and buildings are invisible. ...
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Skyrim Mac Mouse Simultaneous Click

I recently picked Skyrim on my Mac and I can't double cast or bash with my shield, because those actions require a simultaneous click. Sometimes I'm able to do it (don't ask me how), but I'm looking ...
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What happened to “GTA: The Trilogy” on OSX? [closed]

I seem to be unable to dig up any official reviews on OSX port of GTA and besides of amazon.com in the USA it does not seem to be available in any other country. I seem to be unable to find anybody ...
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Civilization V on OSX is very very slow

I'm trying to play Civilization V on OSX. I have an i7 2.8 GHz and 8 GB of memory but it is very slow. My mate told me that this is because the game was written in Logo running on a Sinclair ZX80 ...
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Can I reinstall Starcraft 2 on Windows using the key from my Mac?

I want to buy StarCraft 2, but have one question. Currently I have an iMac and I know I can install SC2 on it. My problem is that later I want to sell this Mac and buy a PC. Will I be able to ...
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I deleted my Minecraft folder on my Mac

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8, and I deleted my Minecraft folder in user/Library/Application Support and now Minecraft will not run. I still have my saves folder, but when I tried to make a new ...
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Moving minecraft mods from old Mac to new Mac

I have an old Macbook with Minecraft 1.5.2. I have several dozen mods I use daily. I just got a new Macbook Pro and downloaded the Minecraft app. It works fine. But I need my mods. So I went to the ...
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How do I check my depth on OS X?

I know that if you want to check your depth on a PC, you press F3, but on my Mac, pressing F3 brings up Mission Control and/or the Dashboard. Is there a way to check depth in OS X without manually ...
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Is there any way to make Steam overlay work on flash/AIR-based games?

If my memory serves me right, I can play Anodyne and a bunch of other flash/AIR-based games on Windows with an overlay. Now, I'm on OS X and I can't seem to pinpoint any valid solutions. Is there a ...
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How can I reset my MainMenu.lua file?

My friend messed up my Civ 5 (Mac OS X) MainMenu.lua mod file. How can I reset the file or get a new one?
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Mac version of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery damaged; Won't run

I downloaded the Humble Indie Bundle version of SSAS onto my mac (10.8.4), and every time I try to start the game I get the error ""sworandsworcery" is damaged and can't be opened". I have tried ...
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Windows Steam games on a Mac with WINE?

I love my MacBook (2008, aluminum, Intel processor with the low-end nVidia chipset). I don't like running Windows. I don't want a Windows Bootcamp partition, because I found I never used it. (I really ...
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Windows can't see or connect to Macs on a TF2 server

Trying to play Team Fortress 2 at work and the Windows machines can't connect to the Mac machine's server and vice versa, when we create a local server. Tried connecting through the console directly ...
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RCON client or HLSW equivalent for Mac

Does one exists? I'm looking for a tool to remotely interface with my servers via RCON (CS 1.6, TF2, CS:S).
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Purchased physical mac StarCraft 2 via amazon. Is it possible to download it prior dvd install?

I purchased a copy of SC2 WoL from amazon. The problem is that my old 2007 MBP dvd player is not that healthy anymore and I'm afraid I could have some problem with the installation. Or worse, destroy ...
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How do I get GameRanger to recognize my xCom installation?

I've installed XCOM: Enemy Unknown on a mac, and I'm trying to configure GameRanger so I can try starting a game, see if anyone else wants to play multiplayer. Unfortunately, GameRanger doesn't seem ...
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How do I use my iMac as a “monitor” for my Xbox 360 and my Wii?

I ditched cable a long time ago and have been making do with Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes for my television needs. The displays on the new iMacs these days are big enough and high enough quality that I ...
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How can we play on Heroes of Newerth (HoN) latin america on mac?

Some time ago, S2 Games prohibited latin america players to play on the international server. They threw the responsibility to cope with annoying brazilians to Axeso5. With that, whoever have a Mac ...
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Steam “CMultiFieldBlob” Error Mac OS X

Steam on my Mac is giving me the error *SteamStartEngine(0xbfb334f0) failed with error 1: CMultiFieldBlob(pSerialized) : Bad field -extends past end of blob. I have tried the terminal command, which ...
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Is there any way to make Logitech Revolution MX scrolling sensible in OS X?

I'm playing Minecraft on a mac, and I'm using a Logitech Revolution MX. When scrolling in the game, it flicks through my items very quickly, rather than one item-per-click scrolling than I get in ...
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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Are there alternate ways of opening the console in Oblivion

I recently began playing Oblivion again, after a long hiatus. I'm doing so on my MacBook Pro, in a Parallels Windows Server 2008 VM (6 GB of RAM). The MacBook itself is the late 2011 17" Pro model, ...
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash

I recently got a new computer (Mac) and tried to download Minecraft (which worked). I then opened the .zip file, but after I put Minecraft into Applications and tried to open it, it said: ...
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Why does my GBA emulator run slow on my i7 iMac?

I have a Game Boy Advance emulator (Visual Boy Advance) on my iMac (specs below), and it has an extremely choppy frame rate. Gameboid on my Droid X however runs smooth as silk. What gives? I know ...
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Input controls for keypad (Milkman Conspiracy)

I'm replaying this awesome game (played it on Xbox way back then). I'm stuck at the milkman conspiracy part as I can't input the digits on the keypad to access the post office. I can move the cursor ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Why are all my classes deleted?

I was playing call of duty Combat training one day. When I died, I was surprise when I hover my mouse over the class, it says there which was suppose to be a picture of the gun inside the class, ...
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How can I improve the performance of Skyrim on Mac using Wineskin?

I use a Mac as a gaming device with the help of Wineskin wrappers that allow PC games to run on Mac. I've installed Oblivion through Wineskin. Oblivion works well on the highest possible setting on ...
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How can I run Minecraft in offline mode on OS X and still have my name?

I'm trying to run Minecraft in offline mode on OS X while still setting my name to something other than "Player". I found some AppleScript written by Naschroe that may do the job: property user_name ...
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Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?

I have a new iMac. I have been playing Quake Live. When I play I get either 85 fps, or a weird effect where the framerate starts at 125, then drops to 85fps and builds up again to 125 fps. Changing ...
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I want to play the same games on Mac OS X and Windows 7

Here's my current setup. I have both Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7 installed on a SSD, and Paragon drivers for each installed on each. (so I can read/write to the other partition from both partitions) ...
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Steam (Mac) game location

A few months ago, I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup. Now, when I try to play a game on Steam (Civ 5 for example), Steam does not seem to be aware of the location of the game. I found the ...
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EvE OSX Client won't launch

So I just downloaded EvE online after some time and the client wont launch. When I click on the app I see EvE dock icon jumping but nothing happens. I reinstalled the game but still same issue. Also ...