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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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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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Am I able to install spore GA on my Macbook Pro? [closed]

So I recently got a Macbook Pro OSX 10.7 Lion (2.3 GHz, Intel core processor), and I've been wondering if it's possible for me to install spore on it (including all patches and expansion packs). My ...
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Can I stop the Steam client from crashing each time I shut down my Mac?

I have the Steam client installed on my Macbook Pro, and each and every time I shut my Mac down without first quitting the Steam client, the client crashes. While the end result is the same (the ...
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Wine on OS X: Playing Counter Strike

Today, I was a bit bored so I decided to install Wine on my Mac. I am running Mac OS X Lion. Normally, when I wanted to play a Windows-only game, I would fire up Windows 7 through Boot Camp, but I ...
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How can I enable Civ 5 mods on Mac OS X?

Officially, the Mac OS X version of Civilization V does not support mods. However, from common sense, some discussions I've found online, and Aspyr's poor track record, I'm guessing it is indeed ...
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Can I play Vindictus on Mac?

I am playing Vindictus and I would like to know if this game will appear on Mac OS. Other than that, do you know a way to play on mac (virtualbox or others)?
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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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CHAD (world 2 boss) level bugged in Super Meat Boy on OSX

I get the key at the beginning of the level, but the stage doesn't start: the locks open but the screen stays fixed. The boss jumps up and down, always in the center of the screen. Is this a known ...
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Why are my controllers not working in Super Meat Boy on OS X?

I'm trying to play Super Meat Boy on OSX using a joypad, and it doesn't work: the buttons are fine, but the D-pad is completely ignored! I've tried many joypads and the result is the same for all of ...
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Can I use a PC gamepad with OSX Steam games?

Will a PC gamepad work with all the key mappings for games in Steam on OSX? Would getting a Microsoft 360 gamepad work on OSX?
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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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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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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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Civ V GOTY edition soundtrack download on Mac

Where does the Game Of The Year edition Civilization V soundtrack get downloaded on Mac? I looked at this question and from it deduced that the equivalent location on the Mac would be ...
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How can you use an Xbox 360 controller with Portal on a Mac?

I would like to use a wired Xbox 360 controller to play Portal on a Mac. I tried following the steps as explained in the Steam Support article “Using an XBox 360 Controller with Source Games.” So I: ...
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How do I save a replay in Super Meat Boy on OS X?

I've been playing Super Meat Boy on OS X, from Steam. I'd like to save a copy of some of my replays, but I can't find the keyboard shortcut. It's displayed at such a low resolution that it's ...
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Can I configure the analog stick on my PS3 controller as “vehicle throttle” in GTA3 on Mac?

I bought GTA3 on Mac App Store, and wanted to play it with my new PS3 controller on my MacBook. It works fine for playing on foot (left stick for running, right stick for view). But in car I can only ...
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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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How do I “alt-tab” out of full-screen games on Mac OS X Lion?

As silly as it sounds, I just can't manage to switch out and back into full-screen games on my MacBook, like Alt-Tab does on Windows. I've tried searching online and found posts saying I should use ...
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How do I get my copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to work with ScummVM again?

A while ago ScummVM suddenly stopped working with my copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (Macintosh edition) and I haven't been able to get it working again. I tried ...
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How do I share SteamApps folder between Windows and OS X?

I have a bootcamped Mac, and I want to share my SteamApps folder between the two operating systems, since the bulk of the storage is in game assets. I've tried using an exFAT partition, but OSX has a ...
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Is there a Nethack GUI client for OSX Lion?

This should not be a dupe of this question. I am trying to get Nethack up and running on OSX Lion, and the QT client no longer works (goodbye PPC support). I found the Nethack Cocoa project, however ...
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Can I filter out Windows only games when using the Steam client on a Mac?

I recently got myself a Macbook Pro and promptly installed Steam on it (mainly, so that I could play the Binding of Isaac). While I have quite a few games that are compatible with OS X in my Steam ...
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How to make a game full screen on my external monitor?

I have a MacBook Pro 15", that I have connected another screen to. It;s running perfect with all programs, except when I want to game, because every time I try to open a game (eg HoN/WoW) it opens on ...
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Do I need to launch steam everytime to play Football Manager 2012 on OS X?

Now that we need steam to validate Football Manager 2012, do we need to launch steam everytime we want to play Football Manager 2012? I am using OS X Snow Leopard. Thanks.
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How do I change player name in Minecraft smp in offline mode on a Mac?

This post pretty much summarizes my question : How do I change player name in minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Linux? I know for a fact that Mac and Linux are both Unix based And the ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Won't sync under Mac

I have a genuine Xbox 360 wireless controller and a gaming receiver. I have downloaded the latest driver from Tattiebogle.net and installed successfully. I have MacOSX Lion installed and under System ...
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Do Mac and Windows versions of Source games contain the exact same files?

Basically what the title says. I want to do this, because I want to copy my Mac game to my Windows PC, without re-downloading it.
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Is it possible to run Steam games that reside on my Mac OS X partition from my Windows partition?

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro. I'd like to play Windows only games but my Windows install only has 20GB of space. I installed Steam and my Steam games on my Mac OSX drive ...
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Install / Sync Multiple Steam games over LAN

I have a bunch of Macs that I'd like to install the same Steam games on (they all have separate accounts) I'd like to be able to install it on one and have Steam leach the files from that machine ...
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Is there a way to switch from fullscreen to windowed mode in Neverwinter Nights in Mac OS X?

I've decided to start playing Neverwinter Nights again and I was wondering if there is a keystroke to toggle from fullscreen to windowed mode (such as if I hit ⌘M or ⌘Tab in Warcraft III or ...
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How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac?

I've seen videos for Minecraft mods which add features like oil, pipes and guns. Where can I find these mods, and how do I install them on a Mac?
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Can't uninstall games with “Delete local content”

I'm trying to uninstall Portal 2 from my local copy of Steam, using the right click->Delete Local Content menu option. Upon selecting this, a dialog is presented confirming the delete, followed by an ...
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Minecraft 1.8 mac OSX 1.6.8 - minecraft.app not running at all

After having tried the 1.8 prerelease, I wanted the 1.8 final of course, but I couldn't log in through the launcher (and hence, could not get the update through the launcher like normal). I just got ...
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Are there any advantages to buying a game on the Mac App Store (MAS) instead of Steam?

I was looking at The Baconing on the Mac App Store (MAS) and found that it is also available on Steam. Besides the price difference is there any other reason I would want the MAS version over the ...
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How can I run Diablo II on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

I planned on buying a digital copy of Diablo II to prep my left click muscles for any potential beta access to Diablo III in the near future. Despite the requirements stating that Diablo II can run on ...
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Is there a GBA Emulator for Mac OS X Lion? [closed]

Can't find an GBA Emulator which doesn't require PowerPC, except NoCashGBA - which sucks. Does anyone know of any other solution? I want to play Pokemon...
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Hotkey to make toon run forward in WoW for OS X

On Windows I think the hotkey was Insert or something close to that to make my toon starting running forward, so that I did not have to hold a button down while my toon ran. So that I could switch ...
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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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Where is the config file for Portal 2 located on OSX?

I am having trouble finding the config.cfg config file for the Source engine on OSX. It isn't in an obvious place in the package. Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks, Matt
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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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How do I limit my FPS in StarCraft 2 for Mac?

I am trying to limit my FPS to 30 for Starcraft 2 on my MacBook Pro (after a while the machine heats up and the FPS drops) - I understand I need to add a few lines to the variables.txt file: ...
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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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Can I play Terraria on a Mac?

I've been meaning to try out Terraria, but it requires Windows and I only have a Mac. I can use things like Boot Camp or a virtual machine, but is there a way to run it without resorting to running a ...
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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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Why are Aspyr COD games so expensive in the Mac App Store? [closed]

In the Mac App Store, Aspyr is selling the following COD games for super inflated prices: Call of Duty: $19.99 Call of Duty 2: $29.99 Call of Duty 4: $49.99 Why are they so expensive?
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Best way to play Defense of the Ancients (Warcraft 3) on a Mac?

I own a Macbook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 - Defense of the Ancients. I have googled and done some research on how to play DotA on a Mac. Most of resources I found recommended I ...
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What's the best way to run PC games like RCT3 on a Mac?

OK, I've got a PC version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on PC CD-ROM, but I've upgraded to a Mac (MacBook Pro OSX Snow Leopard specifically) and I want to re-install it. I understand there are a number ...
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Where can I download EverQuest for Mac?

From reading Wikipedia and other sites, it seems that EverQuest can be played on Mac OS X. However, I have trouble finding a downloader. There's an installer on CNet, but it doesn't seem to do ...
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Temporary download folder for Steam on Mac

I want to know this, because I deleted some ncf/gcf files for portal 2, because the updating was stuck. And now it wants to download it all (11GB) again, so it would be nice if I could copy the ...