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No, you cannot. Steam is a DRM enforcing client. It doesn't provide a version of software that is not DRM restricted. However, you can install Steam on WINE itself. It will then detect it is on a "Windows platform" and install the game.


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Once you buy a steam game, you can use it on any computer, provided that the computer can run it. There should be no need to re-buy the mac versions of the same games, though you will need to download the mac versions of the game to your new computer. However, not all games for Windows work on Mac or Linux. That is why your mac specific games are less than ...


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When you open Steam on the Mac, your game library is by default shown with a filter for games released under the "SteamPlay" label. Buying games with this label always gives you the Mac version or the Mac and Linux versions for free in addition to the Windows version of the software. You'll see either of these logos on games with SteamPlay: (Windows and ...


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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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In the launcher, go into launch options and create a new profile. Call it whatever you want and enable JVM Arguments. In the text box that highlights type in the following text at the end: -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true Mac is simply using iPv6 instead of iPv4 to try to connect to LAN worlds. The above text fixes that and forces it to use iPv4 when ...


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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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Description Assuming you've done the normal troubleshooting (such as disabling the Firewall), you're experiencing bug with the networking protocol being used on MacOS (IPv6 versus IPv4), documented in detail here: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-98598 https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-101244 ... also MC-98499, MC-98772, MC-99283, MC-99419, MC-99884 The ...


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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 working on ...


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Figured it out. Not exactly user friendly... Saves are located in ~/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier's Civilization VI/Saves Open with Terminal Open Terminal and type open ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sid\ Meier\'s\ Civilization\ VI/Saves Open with Finder Open Finder and press Cmd+Shift+G, paste ~/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier's ...


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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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Apple laptops of that vintage sleep when the clamshell is closed, suspending any processes, including your Minecraft server. There are a few ways to keep Mac laptop from sleeping when you close the lid. However, note that the reason the default behaviour is to go to sleep is because the laptops are not engineered to properly deal with the heat of running ...


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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 entry ...


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When trying to run Minecraft on OS X systems, the launcher tries to use Java 6 for Mac by default. This is because Apple used to ship their own version of Java (SE 6) with the operating system (mainly for security reasons). In recent versions of OS X, however, Java is no longer included, hence the error message you're seeing. There are two ways to solve ...


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Yes there is actually a way to play Quake but you'll need the CD contents of the original Quake (or play a shareware version). Personally I have only been able to get this to work using GLQuake/Quake provided by that link. REQUIREMENTS Intel Mac OS X 10.6 or later Quake 1 (shareware or retail version). You can download shareware quake By ID Software (6.7 ...


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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is still Beta software as of July 2014. I wouldn't expect Minecraft to be updated for the new operating system until it is released. Maybe not even then if they still haven't updated it for version 7 which is more than a year old. First make sure you have the latest Minecraft launcher: download here: https://minecraft.net/download ...


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They are in [Your Username]/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Diablo III/Screenshots. For all you Lion ppl, in addition to LessPop_MoreFizz's suggestions you can also access the Library in the following ways w/o making any changes to your computers setting: Hold downing the Option key in the "Go" menu in Finder will show you the Library. After you have ...


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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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Yes, there is: just press Alt+Enter.


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Unfortunately the answer is going to be the same. Your Macbook may have an HDMI port, but it's an HDMI Output, not an Input. The monitor is connected internally, so you don't have direct access to the monitor's inputs. This is the way laptops (and iMacs) are designed. The HDMI port you mentioned is for multi-monitor setups or for outputting to a projector - ...


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I was having trouble since I had G&K but I solved it. I had to update a MainMenu.lua file in a different location than the one given above. Try to one at Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier civilization v/Civilization V : Gods & Kings/Contents/Home/assets/DLC/Expansion/UI/FrontEnd/MainMenu.lua When you get to the ...


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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 default/...


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How to find your games and files on Mac is: Click on desktop. Click on Go which is the 5th button in on your left. Go the the 2nd last command which is Go To Folder... Click on it and enter this text ~/Library/Application Support Find the Steam Folder and click on it. Go into Common Apps. Redownload it. Search Steam for any bugs or wrong algorithms they ...


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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 resource pack folder" button from within Minecraft itself (located in Options → Resource Packs). On a Mac from within vanilla Minecraft, this will open ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks/, and then you simply have to go up one folder ...


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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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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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Ever since the new Minecraft launcher was released back at version 1.6, it is no longer necessary to mess around with application bundles or command line trickery to change the version of Java you wish to use. The Minecraft Launcher itself will still require Java 6 on Mac, but Minecraft itself will launch with the version that you specify in the launcher. ...


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This is an issue that occurs when downgrading from Minecraft 1.8 or higher without deleting your options.txt file or correcting its renderDistance entry. You can fix this by either deleting the file or changing renderDistance to 12 or lower. To do this, first open the game directory of the profile as described in this picture (sourced from here). After that,...


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Some games only run on Windows. These games, obviously, will not run on your Mac and do not appear by default in your library. Unfortunately, this is a technical limitation which generally cannot be worked around by giving Valve more money. WINE, as mentioned in another answer, may give you some success, but in my experience, it is very case-by-case in ...


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