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In the general case, you normally can't expect to go to your favorite game shop, pick up a PC game, take it home, and expect to be able to put the game on your Mac and have it run. However, it is possible to play PC games on a Mac. When attempting to play a Windows game on a Mac OS-based machine, you have several options, each with its drawbacks and ...


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As the Minepedia mentions, your save files are in: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves/ If you were running Linux, it'd just be: ~/.minecraft/saves If you were running Windows, instead, it'd be: %APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves\ In all cases, you can reach the correct folder easily with your file manager of choice using this little trickery: ...


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The Mods button is disabled in the MainMenu.lua file. To re-enable this button you will need to navigate to the MainMenu.lua file, open it with a text editor (like TextWrangler) and comment out line 33. ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v/assets/UI/FrontEnd/MainMenu.lua Assuming you use Steam The line is: ...


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The answer is yes, you will be able to install Starcraft II on any future box you have. Soon after you purchase Starcraft II, you will link your key to your battle.net account. If you don't have a battle.net account yet, you will have to create one. You must link your key to play the game. Once your account is linked, you never need your key again. What's ...


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This is a known issue with Blizzard. The issue is that the StarCraft 2 authenticator relies on the hostname. On OS X the hostname changes depending on the network configuration. Until Blizzard fixes this, the workaround is to edit /ect/hostconfig (as superuser, so use sudo) and add: HOSTNAME=hostname_of_your_computer This works on my Mac. Edit: Where ...


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When you install a game, Steam places it in ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/ and creates an alias in ~/Applications/ which you can use to launch the game. It does this because different games may have different directory structures—unfortunately, not all Mac games come in neatly-packaged app bundles. Because of this, it's not really ...


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The option you want is in the Keyboard pane of your System Preferences: Unfortunately this applies to all applications, not just WoW, which is kind of a pain because almost no other Mac OS X apps use the function keys for anything.


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I poked around and discovered a new folder: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/texturepacks/ Putting the texture packs you download in this folder makes them appear in the menu. Don't extract the files, just leave the .zip there.


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In Windows it works out of the box, but if you install this software the Xbox 360 will display a battery indicator on the screen. In Ubuntu, the Xbox 360 controller works flawlessly with xpad. (I've tried this successfully with a wireless controller) In Mac, I've found a driver here, but I haven't tried it because I don't own a Mac myself.


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I personally attempted this a while back. I ended up buying the actual Mac version of the game: http://www.amazon.com/s/?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fallout+mac


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The debug screen is triggered when the F3 key is pressed (Fn+F3 on Macs and some laptops). —Debug screen, Minecraft Wiki


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As of November 2012, GOG started offering the games in Mac format. Both Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 were offered. This was probably be the best/most affordable way to get the games. Fallout Mac CDROMs on Amazon seem way much overpriced (due to their scarcity I assume). Update 1/1/2014: Unfortunatelly GOG has removed all Fallout games from their catalog. As ...


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Yes. When looking at your library, select Mac Games from the drop down next to the search function.


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Steam creates “shortcut” applications in the Applications folder in your home folder, not the system-wide one. Unfortunately, it does not delete them when you delete a game, but you can delete them yourself; the path is /Users/[your account’s short name]/Applications, as shown in this screenshot. Should you wish to recreate one of these, right-click on the ...


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You cannot install the original Counter-Strike 1.6 on Mac without Windows emulation software. You can however install Counter-Strike: Source, that's the revamped CS that has been ported to Source engine (the same one as used in Half-Life 2). Requirements are: Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or ...


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TL;DR version: Yes, Diablo III runs better in Windows than in Mac OS X. I have a Mid 2011, 27" iMac (Specifically, with a Core i5, 2.6GHz CPU and a Radeon HD 6770M graphics card). I installed Diablo 3 in both OS X and Windows 7 and ran a few simple tests by loading up a character who was parked at the Act II starting area. Default settings The ...


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This is a problem caused by Mac OS X's GateKeeper setting. Gatekeeper is a new feature in Mountain Lion and OS X Lion v10.7.5 that builds on OS X's existing malware checks to help protect your Mac from malware and misbehaving apps downloaded from the Internet. This article is related to what you are experiencing. This solution from minecraft.net seems ...


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It turns out somebody at Feral is actually reading crash reports. I received an e-mail from them out of the blue today: This issue is being caused because the installation path is on a separate location to the game preferences. Your preferences data is on the main boot drive of the machine, but the game installation is on a separate drive. We are ...


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Typically, I find cross platform games have better performance on the Windows version as opposed to the Mac versions. If you look at what Blizzard's recommended specifications are: PC Recommended Specifications: Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor 2 GB RAM 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better Mac Recommended Specifications: ...


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POTENTIAL REASONING: In my experience with Modern Warfare 2, the program behind the game waits for certain conditions to be met before it sends off a packet across the network. For example, if your graphics card is taking too long to draw a frame, the program may wait for that frame to be finished before it sends or reads the next network packet. In ...


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Steam has started supporting and distributing Mac games a couple of months ago. You can use the Advanced Search to filter by OS. At the time I am writing there a 138 games and 18 DLC for Mac listed there. On 19 June 2010, Appstorm.net wrote an article about 50 Games for Mac. Wikipedia has a long list as well. Pay attention that not all games run on all ...


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Your display resolution is a huge factor in the speed of games; turning the resolution down can result in drastically more smooth gameplay, but at a steep cost of picture quality. If your external monitor is of a lower resolution than your Macbook Pro's built-in display, then the game is playing at a lower resolution and therefore will run faster. I see no ...


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Have you taken a look at Steam? There are quite a few games for OS X and they seem to be adding more and more. They have a nice community forum.


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I would recommend installing PC Steam on your Mac. Using Wine, it allows you to download PC versions of your games and run them regularly through Wine. I've attempted this for Torchlight II, but YMMV depending on the game. First, install winetricks and Steam dependencies: Save http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks as a file named winetricks, in ~/wine/bin ...


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Most multi-platform games share a large amount of data between platforms, even though the actual executable is different. Let's look at Half-Life 2 and other Source games. They have lots of *.gcf files inside the Steam\steamapps folder. Those files contain all the multimedia assets (levels, audio, textures, 3D models...), and such data is identical to both ...



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