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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why games claimed to be compatible with 3rd Gen iPod won't run on my 3rd Gen iPod 8GB?

I have an iPod touch 3rd Gen 8GB capacity MC086 model which was purchased from an Authorized reseller. I purchased several games from iTunes on my PC which was compatible with iOS 4.0/4.1/4.2.1 and ...
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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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Play Windows games on OS X

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina). I was a Windows user from 2001 until May 11th, and I used to play a lot of casual games for Windows, e.g. Big Fish's Mystery case files series (Ravenhearst ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Transfer iPad games to external hard drive?

I have a 16gb iPad 2. Most of the space is taken up by games and it's hard figuring out what games I want to remove to open up space. Is there a way to transfer the games wirelessly to an external ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Chessmaster for MAC

Is there any cheessmaster version for mac?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to force a game running in full screen to become a window?

I am playing a game called Bookworm on the Mac, and it starts as a full screen game, and the only way seems to be from its Options to choose not to run in full screen. What if a game doesn't provide ...
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How to delete all my progress in Fruit Ninja?

I would like to reset all my progress, achievements and objects from Fruit Ninja. I've tried deleting it and then reinstalling it again, but I still have all my stuff. So, how could I reset the game ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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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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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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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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“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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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, ...