13

I have a Mac only, so I am not able to get Terraria through Steam. I was wondering if I can play Terraria on my iPad Mini with a friend who has it on his PC. I was wondering this, because I saw that Deepworld on iOS is compatible with the Mac version.

  • One thing to consider is that almost all fairly modern Macs can dual-boot OS X and Windows very well through Boot Camp. – oKtosiTe Dec 4 '13 at 10:31
  • Yes, I am considering using that. I just have to find a copy of Windows. – jacen.garriss Dec 4 '13 at 20:05
19

The mobile and PC versions of Terraria have different content and are not compatible with each other. This might change in the future, but it seems unlikely at the time.

  • I really don't understand why developpers use different content. It's just more work and less fun! – Tomáš Zato - Reinstate Monica Dec 18 '14 at 22:45
  • @TomášZato because the different versions may have different development cycles/schedules or in some cases different versions are contracted out and therefore not even made by the same programmers. Also sometime target OSs may have different libraries available thus limiting what can be included in different versions. Mobile devices have a whole different interface requiring differing approaches to similar problems (such as PC mob ai may not be 'fair' on mobile given a greater difficulty maneuvering. These are just related to Terraria and Minecraft. – ydobonebi Jan 20 '16 at 5:00
  • @ydobonebi This just points to poor management and insufficient level of software abstraction. – Tomáš Zato - Reinstate Monica Jan 20 '16 at 7:15
-1

As for you mac,

I have three friends with macs, and over 50 friends with pc's who play Terraria. However, my three friends and I still manage to get together and play Terraria on my PC server using V-mare fusion. Using it, they launch windows on their mac, run steam on it, and then run terraria on steam. Its a great solution and as far I'm concerned it should work for you.

The best part is, that V-Mare might take some time to boot, but once its up you can slide between windows and your mac. Its simple!

  • 1
    He's not using a Mac, he's using an Ipad Mini. So he's not using Mac OSX, but iOS. So you don't answer his question. – Sir Ksilem Dec 9 '13 at 8:21
  • @SirKsilem BUT hes using the IpadMini, beause he cant solve the problem on the Mac. Please understand the problem before making a rash move like voting down. – Monacraft Dec 10 '13 at 5:02
  • 4
    His question is if iOS can play with PC. Why he does it is something to discuss is the comments. – Sir Ksilem Dec 10 '13 at 8:56

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.