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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 general case, you normally can't expect to go to your favorite game shop, pick up a PC game, take it home, and expect to be able to put the game on your Mac and have it run. However, it is possible to play PC games on a Mac. When attempting to play a Windows game on a Mac OS-based machine, you have several options, each with its drawbacks and ...


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The Mods button is disabled in the MainMenu.lua file. To re-enable this button you will need to navigate to the MainMenu.lua file, open it with a text editor (like TextWrangler) and comment out line 33. ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v/assets/UI/FrontEnd/MainMenu.lua Assuming you use Steam The line is: ...


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Using google i came upon this page: Full screen app mode doesn't play wel with external displays. Now this is only with fullscreen apps but I think it might be the same problem. Reading a bit futher in the comments i found this : Just go into System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and move the white menu bar strip to the external monitor’s ...


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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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Yes. When looking at your library, select Mac Games from the drop down next to the search function.


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The debug screen is triggered when the F3 key is pressed (Fn+F3 on Macs and some laptops). —Debug screen, Minecraft Wiki


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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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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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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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⌘tab usually is correct. Unfortunately many games are badly ported - so they often do not support it in full-screen mode. Some games (for me Telltale games) allow to switch to a "window" mode - when you are in that it is typically possible to switch.


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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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Steam creates “shortcut” applications in the Applications folder in your home folder, not the system-wide one. Unfortunately, it does not delete them when you delete a game, but you can delete them yourself; the path is /Users/[your account’s short name]/Applications, as shown in this screenshot. Should you wish to recreate one of these, right-click on the ...


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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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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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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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The standard procedure is just moving the Starcraft II folder from Applications to the Trash. Your save-games,replays etc. are stored in ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Starcraft II/. If you keep that folder, your save-games should still be there after a re-install. I haven't tested this though, so I suggest you make a backup copy of that folder ...


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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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Barring an update from Blizzard that seems, to be frank, incredibly unlikely, The only way to play Diablo II on your Mac is to run an older operating system. Either natively, such as Windows via Boot Camp, or simply having an install of 10.6 on another partition, or through virtualization software like VMWare or Parallels. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news....


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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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There's no good way to do this. iMacs do not have any sort of Video Input. While you could use an external Video In adapter that connects to Firewire or USB, such as ElGato's EyeTV, the latency introduced makes these devices singularly unsuited for any sort of gameplay.


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