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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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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 installation. Open the "More Options" panel, and paste the following text at the beginning of the "JVM Arguments" text field: -Djava.net....


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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 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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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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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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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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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 the steamapps folder Go into Common Apps. Redownload it. Search Steam for any bugs ...


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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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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 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 OS version of the game is currently unavailable while the devs are working on updating the game to 64-bit (so that it will be compatible with Mac OS Catalina). ...


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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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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 the whole thing in another .app file. So to get to the saved-game files on GOG's OS X version of Wizardry 8, you have to: Show the package contents by right-...


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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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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 from the Terminal using "sh df" from the Dwarf Fortress directory. If you run Terminal, you'll need to do so in the df_osx folder. I'm sure there is a mouse–...


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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 the game folder, but really your best bet would probably be to re-download the games again in Steam :-/


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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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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 EDIT: I know this isn't exactly what you're ...


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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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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.cdprojektred.TheWitcher/GameDocuments/The Witcher/Saves/". For The Witcher 2, i.e., the place to copy the saved W1 file into, the location is "~/Library/...


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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/Application Support/Sid Meier's Civilization VI/Saves/ and the benchmark result files are located in /Users/albertfilice/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.civ6.appstore/...


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