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Is it possible to “window” fullscreen games?

Is it possible to force an OpenGL app into a window instead of fullscreen canvas? I'm using two displays and would like to use the other, while playing a game on one display. Since fullscreen makes ...
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Inexpensive game pad for OS X?

I'm setting up a Mac mini for my entertainment center, and would occasionally like to be able to play games withough having to set up the keyboard and mouse. Are there cheap Bluetooth game pads that ...
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Can I delete an iOS game and retain my progress?

I want to delete a game from my iPhone in order to make room for other apps. If I try to do so, it warns that all of the app's data will be deleted. This is a game which has stages that you need to ...
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How can I get Angry Birds on my Mac?

I tried using iTunes, but it only seems to have downloads for iPhone and iPad only. How can I get a version I can play on my iMac?
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Can I run the game Civilization on mid-2011 MacBook Air?

Is there any version of the game Civilization that will run reasonably well on a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air (1.7 gHz core i5; 4GB RAM) that shipped with Lion but now runs Mountain Lion? PowerPC ...
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iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
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How can I tell if a game will run on my machine?

I just bought my first 13" MacBook Pro. Before purchasing new games for my Windows notebook, I used to check the compatibility with Can You Run It, but that site doesn't list Mac compatibility or ...
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Games from iPad to iPhone?

Is there a way to start one game on the iPhone and continue it going on to your iPad?
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Are there games that sync across devices through iCloud / Game Center?

With iOS 5 and iCloud i was hoping that games would get synced across devices. If I'm playing a game on my iPad and then later pick up the same game on my iPhone, then i would like to be able to start ...
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How can I find a list of games that are playable on my Mac?

I'm a casual gamer with a MacBook Air (fall 2010 13" model), I'd like to find some games that are playable on my Mac. Is there any software or website that makes it easy to find games with compatible ...
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Which wireless controller is more compatible with Macs: Xbox 360 or PS3?

I want to buy a gaming controller to play games like GTA3 from the App Store. Which controller will be most compatible with Mac OS X and games on Macs? Especially it will be useful to know if you ...
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What are good travel game apps for iPad to entertain a 2-3 year old [closed]

My wife is to face a 2h flight with our very active daughter and would like to prepare some distractions. Specifically we are looking for very simple, entertaining games a toddler can handle. We ...
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Skyrim on parallels [closed]

Will I be able to play Skyrim in Parallels? These are my specs: http://cl.ly/0o3l2Z2w2I422k2o101D Bootcamp is a non-starter for me (too lazy). Thanks!
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How can I keep a Java-based pop-up open even when its parent page is closed?

I'd like to run the Java client for Runescape but want to quit Safari while the Java pop-up is open. How can I do this? My idea was finding out the URL of the client and running it through the java ...
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What is a good 2D scrolling shoot-em-up for iPad in the style of Gradius V

I'm looking for a shooter in the style of Gradius V, meaning futuristic, weapon power ups, frantic action. I'm not interested in a WW1/WW2 style shooter. Google and the app store are not coming up ...
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assassin creed brotherhood : mac requirement [closed]

I have a early 2011 Macbook pro with graphic card as Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, will Assassin creed : brotherhood run on this Mac version.
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Is gaming on Mac OS X possible? [closed]

I'm currently thinking about buying a 27" iMac after my current Windows computer. I know Mac OS X is awesome, but I was wondering how is gaming on this OS. What I mean is, how much of the current game ...
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Are there any good iPad games for kids to learn numbers?

I'm looking for iPad games for my 4 year old daughter to learn numbers. I've tried many different games, like "Learn Numbers", "Counting101", "Animals Count", "Baby Phone", etc. but none of them are ...
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What is the best phonetic app for the iPad? [closed]

I'm not a native english speaker and so I'm looking for an app to teach my 4 year old daughter with spelling and speaking. She's speaking English very well and very confident in communicating with her ...
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Decent LAN/Internet games for Mac [closed]

Since the decommission of Halo Demo for Mac, I have had no decent LAN/Internet games to play with my Mac. Does anyone have any recommendations? I like First Person Shooters and Third Person ...
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Playing CoD: Modern Warfare on a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2009)

I have a mid-2009 MBP (13"/ 2.53Gzh/ 8GB). I installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on it at the weekend only to find the on-board GPU can't cope with it. I'd like to do a bit of gaming on it, but am ...
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What iOS games use multi-touch in an innovative way?

I am looking for iOS games which use multi-touch in such a way that is not possible to emulate on other systems. This does not include games that use multi-touch to emulate a button and analog stick ...
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Possible to force a sync of Game Center Achievements already gained?

For various reasons, I've only just updated to iOS4. There are a number of games that I have gained achievements for, it is possible to update the game center app to recognise these achievements ...
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Can I play Warcraft 3 (DotA) on a Mac?

I owned a MacBook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 (with the DotA mod). I have Google and done some research on how to play DotA on the Mac. I can think of three possibilities: ...
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Finding iPad games that can be played over the internet

What is the best way to find new iPad games that can be played over the internet? (Not splitscreen, not bluetooth, not WiFi, only the ones that can be played over larger distances) (I know there are ...
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Is it legal to use WINE to play PC games on Mac?

I've always been a Mac fan and the way game developers treat Mac users is just sad. No big games (with the exception of Portal 2 and Starcraft 2) have been released for Mac this far. I've always ...
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Can I reactivate my Peggle Nights in-app purchase on my new iPad without being charged again?

I own Peggle for iPhone and bought the Peggle Nights addon from within the app. I installed Peggle on my new iPad, but Peggle Nights isn't available. I've seen other iOS games (like 100 Rogues) that ...
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Chessmaster for MAC

Is there any cheessmaster version for mac?
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Checkers Game on Mac 10.4.11

I need to install Checkers game on my Mac 10.4.11 for my HCI project. Does anyone know a free download link? tnx
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What is a good chess app for an iPhone 4?

I am interested in learning chess better, and my past experience with chess programs is that if there are multiple difficulty levels, they go very quickly to "I can usually beat this" to "Cut to the ...
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How can I edit the original Myst app so that it no longer requires the CD to play?

I just discovered SheepShaver and I'm mindblowingly excited! I got all my old Mac games out of storage and began to install all of them. A trick that I learned awhile ago for making playing games on ...
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Is the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M on the MacBook Pro good for gaming?

I want to know what kind of games can I play with my MacBook Pro before I purchase them. Can I play something beyond Bejeweled? Type of games that I am interested in playing: Call of Duty Counter ...
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Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro MC371 (Core i5, GeForce 320M, 4Gb RAM). When I launch a game either new one (i.e. Starcraft 2) or rather old (Unreal Tournament 2004, bootcamped) my MacBook gets rather ...
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Any quizPack format spec?

I'm a Windows software developer interested in reading the .quizPack file format. It is designed for Apple iQuiz software, and contains text quizzes for iPod. The text file format, unpacked from ...
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Great iPod Click Wheel Games for Kids

My niece has got a used iPod nano (not the newest model); in the App Store are about 50 games for iPods with Click Wheel. What game can you recommend?
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What is the Steam gaming platform? [closed]

What is Steam? Why should I buy the game on Steam instead from normal retailer? Can a game bought via Steam played independently?
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Why are the iPad games Epic Citadel and Gravity HD crashing on startup?

I've got 2 iPad games that crash (vanish from the screen) on startup. The games are Epic Citadel and Gravity HD. Both apps go through the loading sequence then the screen goes black and returns back ...
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Are there any cool free 3D games on the OS X platform? [closed]

I've been recently playing Urban Terror, which is a multiplayer FPS game built on Quake 3 engine, and runs across Mac/Linux/Windows. Are there more such games that are free run on immersive 3D ...
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Awesomest iPad Games [closed]

Much like Awesomest iPad apps, I thought I'd start a thread for iPad games. Which are the must-have ones for you? Rules One app per answer. Use this format for the first and second lines of your ...
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Great iOS Games [closed]

Community Wiki questions can be a great tool for this site, but they require active curation by the person who posted them, and the question needs to be asked in a way that makes the answers more ...
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What are some great OS X games? [closed]

Despite being a "subjective" question, it is a useful one for newcomers to the Apple platform, and serves to aide the lacking gaming community. What are your favorite OS X games? Rules: Limit to ...