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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How do I move Steam games to another location on disk on my Mac?

Steam apparently keeps Steam games in my home directory of all places. That makes it very difficult to back up my home directory without also backing up Steam games (I have only one: Civ 5). How do I ...
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How do I play Starcraft 2 offline?

How to I play StarCraft 2 offline? When I start StarCraft 2 offline (my network connection disabled), it prompts me for my Battle.net account name. After entering my account name, I select play ...
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Can I play games made for Windows on a Mac?

Is a game made for a Windows machine playable on a Mac? I'm going to buy a new computer for gaming and would like to know if it's possible to play Windows games on a new Mac.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I find out about current Mac OS X games?

I'm looking for something like http://gamerankings.com/ where I can find comprehensive information about current (and past) games, but for Mac OS X. Not necessarily just a site linking to other ...
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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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How do I use function keys on a Mac?

I recently switched my whole system to Mac OSX (Snow Leopard 10.6) from Windows 7. Now I've installed WoW and imported my old configs/addons without any problems, besides that my keybindings from F1 ...
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Can I run PC steam games on a Mac?

I recently downloaded 'Blood Bowl' on Steam to my Mac, not realizing that it was not Mac-compatible. Is there any software or any way that will allow me to play it, as obviously I've already paid for ...
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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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Can I download Steam games on one computer (mac), then install them on another (Windows)?

My gaming PC (which runs on Windows) has very limited bandwith: I can connect to the internet, but cannot download a game. However I do have a macbook with access to a network with unlimited bandwith. ...
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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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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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Where do Minecraft texture packs go on OS X?

I play Minecraft on OS X and for some reason clicking this button doesn't do anything. Where should I be putting my texture packs?
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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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How do you switch applications in mac osx when in starcraft 2?

I would sometimes like to follow team liquids wiki in some maps as a walkthrough(like the secret mission) but it seems I can't "alt-tab" in SC2. How do you do this is mac osx?
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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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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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Is there any way to get the original Fallout and Fallout 2 working on a Mac?

The question probably speaks for itself. I know that they're Windows-based games, so inherently a copy of Windows must be available. That precludes using DOSBox, but would any of the following ...
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Is the .minecraft folder hidden on a Mac?

I have a friend who is playing with me on a server we've created. Unfortunately, he is on a Mac whereas I am on a Windows machine. I told him that I should be able to compile and send a .minecraft ...
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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 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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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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Where are screenshots stored on Mac OS X?

I know how to take a screenshot. I Rebound the hotkey, and have been snapping away - or so I thought. I just went to look for my screenshots, and I can't find them. Not in Documents. Not in the ...
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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 install Diablo 3 if I use FileVault?

The official FAQ says that FileVault and FileVault2 are incompatible with Diablo 3. How can I install Diablo 3 on my Mac if my harddrive uses FileVault?
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How to pause a multiplayer game of Civilization IV in OS X?

I know that the pause key pauses the game's turn timer in Windows, but how do you do it in OS X?
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Warcraft 3 : Zoom out

I have a 27" Cinema Display with Mac OS X 10.6.5 . So I would really like to play Frozen Throne one my big screen but everything is soo big, it's really annoying :( Is there any way to zoom out? Any ...
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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 transfer Diablo 3 installation from one Mac to another?

I bought Diablo 3 via digital download and installed it on my Mac and now I'm trying to get it on my Macbook without having to re-download the entire 7Gigs but I can't seem to find any of the files. ...
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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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NetHack Clients For OS X? [closed]

What clients exist for OS X? I am using the official QT port (graphical).
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How to get back to fullscreen in Broken Age on OS X?

On OS X, after switching away from the Broken Age application in fullscreen mode, the game goes windowed and I can't find a way to go back. It is not among the options, neither in the menus. Does ...
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Run Borderlands 2 at 2880x1800 on Retina MacBook Pro

I'm trying to get Borderlands 2 on Mac, the Steam version, to run at full resolution (2880x1800) on my rMBP. In-game, the max resolution for some reason is set at 1440x900, half of the full ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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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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How can I modify the Civilization IV keyboard commands on OS X?

I play on a MacBook Pro, so I have no number pad. Ideally I'd love to be able to play completely keyboard based, with movement keys similar to 'vi' (hjkl, etc). I really want to be able to natively ...
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Does Company of Heroes CD-Key from a PC version work on a Mac?

Company of Heroes has been ported to OS X. I purchased the Windows version a while back. Anyone know if the CD-Key will work on the mac? Please refrain from speculating whether or not it is ...
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Why does Steam not sell the Mac versions of all games? [closed]

Specifically, there is a Mac version of DragonsAge and of Modern Warfare but none of these are offered on Steam. Could anyone explain why?
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Does Starcraft 2 run better on Windows or Mac?

I have Starcraft 2 installed on my Macbook Pro in OS X. I have Intel i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, nVidea Geforce FT 330M, and a SATA hard drive. In Energy settings I've set it to Higher Performance over ...
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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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How do I uninstall StarCraft II on OS X?

I can't seem to find an obvious way of uninstalling StarCraft II on OS X. What's the standard procedure for this? For what it's worth, I've found two directories that are obviously related to ...
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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 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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Will the version of Diablo 2 included with the Collectors Edition of Diablo 3 run on modern Mac OS X?

The collectors Edition of Diablo 3 includes a 4GB USB drive preloaded with Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction. Will this version of the game run on a modern Intel Mac running OS X 10.7 without ...
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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?