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What happens if I buy a paid game while it's free?

There's this game on the App Store called Flying Hamster HD, before it used to cost like $6 or something now it's free. My question is what happens if I do get it while it's free? When the price comes ...
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Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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Is Mac Mini enough to publish my game on iTunes or do I need iPod or iPhone to publish the game on iTunes?

I have a simple trivia game where you basically click on one of the 4 buttons the whole time, nothing else, maybe except the main game menu. My question is, if I need to own anything else except my ...
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Shared Apple ID and separate Clash of Clan games [duplicate]

My 3 kids share a family Apple ID. Two of my sons are able to play separate Clash of Clan games with their own villages but the third keeps ending up loading into his brothers. How am I able to get my ...
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How do I correct settings for Collapse Blast to access Facebook?

I installed Collapse Blast on my iPhone 4 and I can't log in to play. I get an error message that the game can't access Facebook and to change it in settings. I have changed everything, uninstalled ...
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What advertising network is this?

I encounter this type of pop-up ad often when using an app on iOS. What advertising network is serving this advert? (Or how would I determine this in general when the ad cycles to another app)
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Stuck with unwanted advertisements in-game

Whilst playing Angry Birds with my grandson, an ad for another game kept appearing. Despite trying to close this ad several times, I now find myself stuck with this game app on screen inviting me to ...
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“Cut the Rope” game and used space

Just recently noticed that "Cut the Rope" free versions on my iPad Mini with latest iOS is taking up to 500MB of space. Is it really necessary for them to take up so much space? Maybe someone know to ...
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Are there any 'educational games and/or tools', that mainly focus on easily teaching and familiarizing the user with typing (10 finger) on a keyboard

I am looking for a game and/or tool (either one is fine, as long as it serves the educational purpose of teaching) the user/starter, to get used to type on a keyboard, then later advances their speed ...
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How do people hack iPhone games so easily?

I have seen high scores of 999,999 on Flappy Bird as well as many other impossible high scores on games such as Temple Run, etc., on iPhone and iPad. How do people hack these games so easily when ...
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2012 Macbook Pro (Retina) Heat Issues

I have a mid-2012 Retina Pro (loaded: 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD, etc.), with annoying heat issues. Whenever I'm doing anything GPU-intensive (games or CUDA simulations), after about 30 minutes, the ...
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Keyboard switches layout to a disabled input method when playing a game

My standard keyboard layout is Italian, QWERTY, which is this: You can see it in detail on the Apple site too. However when trying to play Urban Terror, a free fps online game, my keyboard layout ...
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Does MacBook Air with 1.7 GHz i7 CPU run SimCity smoothly?

As SimCity supports offline mode, I'm going to give it a try. Does it run smoothly on a 13" MacBook Air with 1.7 GHz i7 CPU and Intel HD Graphics 5000 1024 MB?
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Sometimes I can run Civilization V on my 2013 MacBook Air, sometimes not, why?

I realise the 2013 MacBook Air doesn't quite meet the game's minimum requirements, but I can sometimes run Civilisation V. Sometimes it loads, fires up the fan, but sits there with a blank screen ...
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How would I go about making a stand alone app on my dock to open a game using a terminal command?

I have a game that they never released for mac, and I installed the game using WINE, the install itself was flawless, but every time I want to play it, I'm forced to open Terminal and run cd ...
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition (OS X) and Dropbox

I was trying to share the saved games of Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition using Dropbox (on OS X). Configuration files are stored in ...
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Can I start a new Clash of Clans village on my iPhone separate from my account on my iPad? [duplicate]

If I download Clash of Clans on my iPhone, can I start a new village despite my account on my iPad? I want to make a village for my younger brother.
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How can I temporarily disable hot corners when playing games (or other such full-screen apps) on Mavericks?

I use hot corners to lock my screen/start the screensaver. I've also recently started playing some games on Steam that run in fullscreen on Mavericks. Unfortunately, since the mouse cursor is used ...
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Tracking decent OSX game releases

Obviously decent is a bit subjective, but I basically mean something that's AAA or popular/quality indie titles. Most of the app store games are fairly low quality, and steam occasionally make games ...
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Chess app for iPhone and iPad?

I want to improve my chess skills with my iPhone 5s and iPad 3. There are too many chess apps on the App Store for me to test. My ideal app should be free, strong, offers suggestion, nice graphics, ...
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App not installing from iMac app store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the app store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the app ...
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Disabling, or at least un-preferring, stretched resolutions

I'm trying to play a game (currently “Fallout 2” from GOG) that runs at full-screen in 640×480 (which is a 4:3 aspect ratio). Small problem: My monitor is 1366×768 (16:9). I want to run this game in ...
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Using The Terminal Command and Emacs To Play The Video Game “Tetris”?

OS X via the Terminal command and Emacs apparently allows you to access and play a version of the video game Tetris. How do you accomplish this (and can you play via keyboard controls) ?
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Do any of these Steam software titles run without internet connection?

I'm having difficulties playing games without a live connection to the internet (actually to the steam servers). Is this a configuration issue or a limitation in the following game titles: Tomb ...
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Source engine games on OSX Lion with Steam freeze and reboot MacBook5,1

Is there anybody who has the issues like freezing, rebooting or kernel panics while playing Source Engine games with Steam on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Issues appear randomly, usually after a ...
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Retina Nvidia Control Panel Settings for Gaming

I've had a retina MBP for about a year now. I want to start using it for gaming. I have read that I need to change the Nvidia Panel Settings. Does anyone know specifics on what I should change to ...
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Super Crate Box crashes right after launching

I have a 13" rMBP running OS X 10.8.4 When I launch Super Crate Box, it first creates a window, then it appears to launch full screen in a lower resolution graphic mode than I am using (best for ...
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How can I play “The Sims” without an optical drive?

I'm trying to play “The Sims 3” on my MacBook Retina which doesn't have an optical drive. From what I understand, my options are: Buy/Borrow an external optical drive Use the Bonjour service on a ...
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Configure OS X Moutain Lion to be a TCP/UDP Game Server

I'm currently developing an iOS Multiplayer game and I choose to run the game server on OS X. Eacj iOS client devices connects to server with a TCP and a UDP socket. I did test the all infrastructure ...
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What is best way to get and play Age of Mythology on Mac?

I have a 15 inch 1st gen MacBook Pro retina with windows 7 installed using boot camp and I would like to get the game Age of Mythology (with expansion) which I never had. What would be the best way to ...
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In the app store how do you determine if an app is iCloud compatible before purchase?

A few months ago on the Arqade site I asked if the iOS version of Chrono Trigger put save games in the cloud. DCol provided a great answer detailing how to check if iOS apps you own backup to the ...
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How does the iMac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX compare to Desktop cards?

I'm considering buying a new iMac and am wondering what the GTX675MX will do (have a hard time finding comparisons or tests with that). I plan to use it for gaming (part with bootcamp/Windows7 if ...
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VirtualBox or Parallels: Great Visualization

I decide to choose two virtual machines. VirtualBox and Parallels. Issue: Which of them good enough for visualization tasks? (GPU, games) I want to install on my Macbook Pro 2011 more RAM: 4gb -> ...
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How can I restart an app game from the beginning

I would like to restart two games, bubble safari and bubbleseason, from the beginning. When I delete the app and reinstall it from the App Store all my old data is on there and I start from the same ...
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iPod Click Wheel Games disappeared from iTunes

Is it still possible to buy iPod Click Wheel Games for the iPod Classic? I can't find them on iTunes. Is there a way to side-load them and get them from elsewhere?
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Using a Gamepad To Control Any iOS Device?

Gaming has taken on a whole new dimension since the introduction of the iPhone & definitely the iPad. Whilst these two Apple devices are great gaming devices, alot of games still try to emulate ...
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Can't play an Online game that requires Java

Some games online require Java to play, however it says that I have a missing plug-in. I am worried that I might get the java-exploit if I downloaded Java, any advice ?
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iOS Simulator Mobile Safari

I might possibly have a html5 game project coming up, that would need to run on iOS devices. However i dont own many of them, nor do i have the money to buy them. My friend did remind me i might be ...
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How Do I use the Logitech G600 mouse with my Macbook pro?

How do I make all the buttons work, how do I configure different modes on this gaming mouse? I've tried steermouse but that did no good for me? Any help with this will be awesome, I plan on using it ...
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Is there any way to make games smoother on Macbook Pro 13'?

I currently have Macbook pro 13' and I am trying to games like Samurai vs Zombie and Contract Killer 2. Both of these are not highend games with not so detailed textures. Yet they get stuck after ...
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Game Cube Controller to USB

I just digged out my old Game Cube with a few controllers. Also, I found an adaptor on eBay which claimed to do this but is NOT Mac compatible. Do you know how to connect them to my Mac?
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Accessing Russian App store

My mother is Russian, she lives with me but does not speak a word of English. I'm considering buying her an iPad for her birthday, but I have concerns since Russian apps would be hard to find in US ...
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Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
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How to safely and successfully use Bootcamp?

I am currently running Parallels 7 to use windows applications, however, games do not run efficiently and I heard Bootcamp is better for gaming. I tried installing bootcamp but soon enough I ran into ...
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Any fun baby/toddler apps for Mac?

As soon as my two-year-old notices I turn my MacBook Pro on she jumps in my lap and wants to bang on the keyboard. I need recommendations for fun applications that would allow my toddler to play ...
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Should I be concerned that the fan on my 11 inch Air makes a lot of noise when I play Call of Duty Black Ops?

It's a Mid 2012 version (full spec here). I play the game with the lowest graphics setting possible (with Shader Warming turned off, texture quality set to low etc.). The game runs smoothly. The fan ...
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iCloud save support in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

I've been playing on my iPhone and iPad, and it appears that in order to do a "cloud save", I need to actually find a save point on one device and then do a save. Then, on my other device I need to ...
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Can I play chess on my Mac from the command line?

If I were feeling insufficiently geekish on any particular day, and thus found the GUI Chess App to lack an appropriate amount of tech credibility, is there a way to play chess on my Mac from the ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Are the Retina MacBook Pro 15" suitable for PC (Windows) gaming?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and install Windows 7 or 8 (boot camp) to play games. Obviously games aren't ready for this 2880x1800 resolution, so I hope I can set the games to run at ...