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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Apple keyboards multi-key rollover?

I'm just curious if Apple keyboards are multi-key rollover or not? And if yes then which models (or how to determine that in OS X)?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Steam under Parental Controls

I need to allow Steam for someone's Parental Controls'd account, I've tried allowing steampowered.com and https://steampowered.com and allowing the copy of Steam.app in the applications folder. Also, ...
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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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Sudden drop in gaming performance (FPS) on a mid-2010 iMac

About two weeks ago, I had a sudden drop in gaming performance on my 27" iMac with ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics. While before I could play games without any problems at high graphical settings, ...
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What is the Steam gaming platform?

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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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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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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Can I play Assasin's Creed II on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and pretty much all the requirements asked on the Mac App Store are met in order to play AC2. It says at the top of the page though, This app is not compatible with ...
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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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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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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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Full-screen games on a Retina Macbook Pro sometimes start strangely

When I start Braid on my Retina Macbook Pro, the game will sometimes start normally, and I can play it, but other times only the bottom left corner of the game is visible, and the graphics look really ...