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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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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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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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Well, the Macs don't have a .minecraft folder. The Minecraft installation is located here: <Startvolume>/Users/<User>/Library/Application Support/minecraft The Library folder is hidden by default. If your friend is having trouble finding it, have him try these: Use Finder's 'Go' menu. Since Lion you have to press option (Alt, ⌥) for the ...


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If your friend is running Lion or later, 10.7+, the Library folder is hidden. Open "Terminal" (located at /Applications/Utilities) and execute this command (shows all hidden folders and files): defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE Then in "Terminal" use this command to close your find process: killall Finder Restart Finder and all hidden ...


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You can't move the folder away from where Minecraft keeps it – Minecraft won't know where you put it and will just assume you've deleted your saves. You need to put it back in your "minecraft folder" which is in [home]/Library/Application Support/minecraft/. However, you probably can't find that location easily because Library is a hidden folder. The ...


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A deleted file on your harddrive may be recovered using file recovery programs, given that there hasn't been written too much to the disk afterwards. However, there are no guarantees. MAC has several alternatives, however I haven't tried them. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one example. Sidenote: For PC-users there's (for instance) Piriform's Recuva you ...


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The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Page on Skyrim's controls even mentions this issue with mice like the Apple Magic Mouse: Dual Cast: Attack with both hands simultaneously. If the same spell is assigned to both hands and you have unlocked the appropriate Dual Casting perk, a more powerful version of the spell is cast. If your mouse doesn't support left click ...


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No, it's not hidden. It's just in an hard-to-find spot. The easiest way to find it is to just use the "Open texture pack folder" button from within Minecraft itself (located in Options → Texture Packs). On a Mac from within vanilla Minecraft, this will open ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/texturepacks/, and then you simply have to go up one folder ...


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Most fullscreen programs on Mac OS 10.8 will use the four-finger swipe to switch between it and the desktop, but Minecraft doesn't obey this protocol. It appears to use a borderless window the size of the desktop instead of creating and using a separate fullscreen space. It also appears to set itself to be always on top, so Minecraft won't relinquish focus ...


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Yes, there are bloat/trash files. Blizzard has recommended to uninstall and re-install from their website if you have size restrictions. The original install plus patches take up a lot more room then the most recent install from the website. The original file size was 8.3 GB for the installed game See here


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Both Fallout 1 and 2 are now available as Mac versions from gog.com: Fallout 1: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fallout Fallout 2: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fallout_2 Update: The Fallout games have been removed from the gog.com catalogue by the end of 2013 (due to legal issues with the owner of the Fallout franchise). The best way to play the games on a ...


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Right click the games list entry of the game in Steam, pick "Properties", go to the "Local Files" tab and let it verify the files. Once this is done it should note that it found modified files and downloaded them. After that everything should be back just fine. If the file is part of some third party mod or some local copy overriding something else (no ...


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Steam Support has an article on this error: Steam.exe (main exception): CMultiFieldBlob(pSerialized). This is what is has to say about the cause and the solution for Mac: This error results from a corrupted ClientRegistry.blob file, typically caused by Steam unexpectedly closing. This is often due to a crash or because the Steam.exe process was killed ...


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I played that level a week ago, on the Mac version of Psychonauts. As I remember it, I could use the arrow keys to highlight a number button with a green border, and Space (the “Jump” control) to press the highlighted button. After I inputted four numbers, the keypad screen automatically closed.


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Okay, so I found out the problem, it is due to an app called USB Overdrive taking precedence over the controls of the DS4 controller. If you're like me and you happen to also have a gaming mouse (with no driver support from the maker, pffft Roccat Kova[+]) for FPS games, this app is probably installed on your Mac. On USB Overdrive settings, don't enable ...


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For whatever reason, OS X has a small amount of mouse latency. An application called SmoothMouse is supposed to fix it, although I haven't verified this. There was a popular blog post by the author of SmoothMouse a few years ago which details the issue. John Carmack weighed in in the comments: You can measure all this objectively. I took a few minutes, ...


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If you prefer to not always have to press fn when you press F3 then you can reverse the setting so that you press fn with a function key to perform the standard OS X task (i.e. Mission Control would be fn+F3). System Preferences > Keyboard > Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.


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I found this page while searching for an answer to this problem but it seems that Steam has been fixed to address this concern. I tried installing a game without going through this process and it asked where I would like to install it, giving me the option of creating my games library on another disk. Using the July 26th 2013 version of Steam for Mac OS X.


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I'd highly advise against showing all hidden files but you can run this chflags nohidden ~/Library/ in the Terminal and it will make your "Library" folder (for your user only) visible. You can then follow the directions indicated by other answers (e.g. navigating to Library -> Application Support -> Minecraft from your home directory). PS: You can ...


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On my Mac, it's at the following location: Find the Civ 5 app (~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization V/Civilization 5.app). Right click the app, and select Show Package Contents. Navigate to the following folder: Contents/Home/assets/UI/FrontEnd MainMenu.Lua is in that folder. Looks like the line to comment out is 40 ...


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Mine was crashing on startup as well, but wasn't related to being installed on an external volume. Resolved the issue by removing the ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive. Lost all of my save data (you may be able to preserve it by pulling out the save files from that folder) - wasn't a big deal to me as I had just gotten started. It did ...


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Steam distributes different versions of the game you're playing depending on what system you are on. As developer Edmund McMillen has said about his game The Binding of Isaac (another flash based game) earlier, it takes quite a bit of fixing from the developer's side in order to make the Steam overlay (and, in some cases, achievements) work in flash games on ...


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Your problem is occurring because the current Apple Mouse can only click one button at a time, there isn't a split in the middle. The simplest solution is to re-map your controls to perform the left hand function with a keyboard key. I personally use the 'V' key. Like that, you can use your shield/secondary weapon, and dual cast spells or dual wield ...


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This article covers the process in full; but beware: The Mac OS X port of The Sims 3 is, in my experience, a shoddy piece of work, and is hardly worth the trouble. (Which is a crying shame, especially given the history of Mac OS ports of the Sims franchise games.) In short: fetch the CD key from the Steam Library, and redeem it in your Origin library. You ...


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Unfortunately, the game never came out for Mac directly. But, the WAD files are compressed files with the game data. They are delivered with any version of the game and actually x-platform. Therefore, it does not matter if you buy the game for windows or not. You can either use the original Doom WAD or the one coming with the BFG Edition of Doom 3. Both ...


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Regarding the comment on your question, you can change your install directory, but that's more for pushing things onto a different hard drives if your computer has them. The files you'll need will probably be sitting around in your steamapps directory. Since you're running a Mac, this should be ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps. For completeness ...


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Urban Terror appears to be incompatible with Mac OS 10.7 and later, because the graphics function CGDisplayBaseAddress has been deprecated in Mac OS X's graphics system, for OS versions later than 10.6 (Snow Leopard). UrT is using that function anyway, then taking the result and trying to use it to access the display's framebuffer directly. Since Mac OS 10.7 ...


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The only real trick is finding the files. On my Mac they're in: ~/Library/Application Support/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/Config I did find one online reference that talked about editing DefaultInput.ini. I don't have that file, but making the corresponding edit in WillowInput.ini did enable the console.


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This knowledge base answer on steam's support pages seems to answer your question, or at least part of your concerns. The important bit is The accounts will share the core files for any games the accounts have in common, but each account will maintain its own custom content and configuration files. This sounds great if that "custom content" includes ...



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