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How to download non-DRM version of game from Steam to run in WINE?

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 "...
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

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 ...
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

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 ...
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Help with Minecraft LAN Server on Mac?

In the launcher, go into the "Installations" tab. Choose a profile to patch. This method won't disrupt your game in any way, but if you're worried about breaking something, create a new ...
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Help with Minecraft LAN Server on Mac?

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 ...
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Civilization 6 saved game location?

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/...
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Says Java Is Installed, But It Isn't

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 ...
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Steam (Mac) game location

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 ...
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Making Minecraft run with Java 8 on OS X 10.10

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 ...
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Is it possible to use a Macbook Pro as a monitor for Gamecube or Playstation 3?

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 ...
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Steam isn't downloading a game but it thinks it is ('missing executable' error message)

I contacted Steam support about the issue, and they said they were able to reproduce the issue, so it was not specific to my account or anything. They contacted the developer, and learned that the Mac ...
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Minecraft crashes with "java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException" when loading on an older version

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 ...
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Where does GOG keep its Wiz8 saves?

Good Old Games doesn't usually re-write Windows games for OS X; it just wraps them in a .app with Wineskin and then puts that file alongside the necessary files for running it on OS X, and packages ...
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Steam (Mac) game location

Steam normally stores its games in: /Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/ You might have luck moving your game folders here, or pointing Steam itself to ...
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Making Minecraft run with Java 8 on OS X 10.10

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 ...
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

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 ...
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How do I install and play Dwarf Fortress on mac?

From the README.osx: DF is not currently bundled as a proper Mac application. You'll need to use the "df" script in the folder. Double-clicking on it should work. You can also try running it ...
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Where are the Origin settings on a Mac?

Because pictures say more than a thousand words. I think you can figure out in which directory you want to put your games in :)
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Where to put The Witcher 1 saves on Mac so that they can be imported to The Witcher 2?

The above directions are correct, for the MAC, as of around 2012 (these are my files). In 2014 however, using The Witcher from Steam, the location of saved files is "~/Library/Application Support/com....
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Civilization 6 saved game location?

I'm assuming you bought the game through Steam? If you bought the game from the Mac App Store then the saved game files are located in ~/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.civ6.appstore/Data/Library/...
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How to make a game full screen on my external monitor?

I'm running OS 10.9.3 using a MacBook Pro 17" with retina display connected to a 27" Studio (Thunderbolt) Display. I mirrored the displays, then selected optimize for Thunderbolt Display. When I want ...
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How do I "alt-tab" out of full-screen games on Mac OS X Lion?

cmd + option + esc will always work. it's the analog to ctrl + alt + del
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How do I move Steam games to another location on disk on my Mac?

Here is another way. Make a new folder for Steam. I made one called "Steam Games" at the root of my big drive. Go to Steam (menu item) -> Preferences Click on the "Downloads" tab in Preferences ...
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Can I download Steam games on one computer (mac), then install them on another (Windows)?

Valve's SteamCMD does just that. Download and unpack steamcmd. Cast this spell to log in, set a game directory and download the game. Fill in <your login>, or replace with "anonymous" if you're ...
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Can I play Terraria on a Mac?

Terraria has been officially ported to Mac and Linux: Terraria 1.3.0.8: Can Mac & Linux Come Out & Play?
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Where to put The Witcher 1 saves on Mac so that they can be imported to The Witcher 2?

You need to have a save created during the Ice Plains or Order of the Flaming Rose Cloister portions of the Epilogue. The Witcher 2 recognizes only saves made before the last fight. The save should ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Cannot update League of Legends Fix

I had the hardest time finding a fix for this, so I thought I would give those instructions here: When LoLPatcher shows up in your dock, right-click it and select "Show in Finder". This opens a ...
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My texturepack folder in minecraft doesn't exist. (Mac computer)

In minecraft 1.5 and before, the folder was for texturepacks was texturepacks. Now, in 1.6 and above, it is called resourcepacks. Therefore the folder is now resourcepacks. See the minecraft wiki page ...
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COUNTRSTRIKE GO config & skins

I'll just break your question up: What is the DIR and filename of the player config on OSX? This varies depending on your Steam setup and folder location, but by default, it should be in: ~/...
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What's this red bubble on my Steam client?

It was a client update notification. The update window got completely buried. I ended up finding this thread Steam: What does the OSX Steam dock red badge icon mean? where OP wrote: sometimes ...
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