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Entertainment software that is designed to be fun, rather than productive or useful.

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How can I see frames per second (fps) of a game?

I'm playing Magic: Arena on my M1 MacBook Pro. It's a game that's available exclusively through the Epic Games Store. There is no way to show the frames per second inside the game. There used to be, ...
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Remove linked games in Game Centre in iOS 15.3.1

I really want to unlink / delete the game data on my Game Centre and can’t seem to find a way of doing this. I’m playing SimCity Build It and want to remove a city that’s linked in my Game Centre and ...
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Is there any kind of dongle I can use to easily move an Xbox One controller between different macs?

I have an Xbox One controller that I frequently use across several different computers, some of which are macs, as well as a few Windows systems too. However, this isn't very convenient as every time ...
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Tomb Raider II save file location on MacOS Monterey (Aspyr Media)

I used to use MacOS Mojave, and used the Aspyr Media version "Tomb Raider II" on the App Store. This game no longer works in later versions of Mac, so I dual boot Mojave and run it there. ...
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Can gaming on my MacBook Pro cause harm?

I have MacBook Pro M1 16", 1TB variant. I have installed Parallels on it and play Dying Light and other games on it three to four hours daily. My Mac gets hot but till now not that much. I am ...
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PlayStation 5 Controller differences USB and Bluetooth

I have a PlayStation 5 Controller to play some games on my MacBook. Now the strange thing is, that if I connect it via USB I can use the controller for my game perfectly fine. There is also some ...
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The Sims Mobile: can't restore progress on different device

I've got a Sims Mobile game in progress on an iPhone that's using game center (I can see the game center user name flash by as the game loads.) In theory, I should be able to log into game center on ...
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Paradox's Stellaris won't run properly because it can't access a sqlite file

Stellaris runs but gives this error: Unexpected error occurred during database initialization. Please verify that you can access the file /users/gw/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/launcher-v2....
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Thermal throttling on purpose on M1 MacBook Air

I have been trying to game on the Macbook Air and for the games that I play I'm quite satisfied with the performance. Although, I noticed that even for non-demanding games, the CPU can run hot up to ...
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Playing League of Legends on an external monitor with Apple silicon (display glitchiness)

I just bought myself a 14" MacBook Pro (M1 Pro), which I use as my personal computer, including for casually playing League of Legends (a popular MOBA game). I am connected to an external display ...
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Will the apps share cloud saves and some in-game purchases from Android device to iPad?

I recently pre-ordered the iPad 9th Gen. , because I like using big screens for gaming and content consumption. I also have Samsmung S20 Ultra, which I am using (until the bad boy arrives), for ...
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App deletes all progress after closing

I recently downloaded the game “Lost City” from Apple Arcade and after closing the app it deleted all my progress. At first I thought it was a one time thing but it happened the next time too (and for ...
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EasySMX game controller on Big Sur

I am using a wired (via a 2.4GHz dongle) EasySMX game controller on my MacBook Pro (Late 2016). It has worked for years, but is no longer detected after upgrading to Big Sur. I hear that it won't work,...
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Gaming on two external monitors on MacBook Air M1 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a docking station capable of connecting two 1080p external monitors (pref via hdmi). I've found that it cannot be done directly but it's possible through displaylink and I have also ...
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How to dim the light bar of PlayStation DualShock 4 game controller with iPhone

iPhone 8 with iOS 14.4.2 Bluetooth connection & playing games with DualShock 4 works. There is no option to adjust light bar brightness in com.apple.Preferences - General - Game Controller What ...
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How can I run newer Unity games on OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Most games built with Unity 2018 and Unity 2019 do not work on Mac OS X 10.9. They will launch initially, and occasionally even get as far as the main menu, but invariably crash before entering ...
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Grapics cards driver issue on unsupported macbook

tried to install Windows for gaming and had one unclear issue. I successfully installed WINDOWS 10 on my macbook 13 mid 2010, than BOOTCAMP drivers and when I tried to play Minecraft, it showed me ...
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What third-party games have been included with Macs at some point?

To phrase it differently: Over the years, Mac computers have come with various pieces of software not developed by Apple, many of which are games, such as Marble Blast Gold, Bugdom, and the Big Bang ...
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Circumvent the App Store to install Fortnite on Mac?

Is there another way besides the Mac App Store to get Fortnite installed? While I haven't played it yet, I am interested in trying it. I understand it is free to play, and items like player skins can ...
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How much space for bootcamp?

I have around 100GB of space on my (27-inch, Mid 2017) iMac's SSD. I'm planning on using Bootcamp to play some Windows games, and I'm not sure how much space I need to leave for each OS. I'll be ...
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Keyboard shortcut to quicksave Tomb Raider II

Usually, with the Aspyr Media version of Tomb Raider II on MacOS (newest version), you save game with Fn+F5 and load game with Fn+F6 on the Macbook Pro 2016. However, this frustratingly overlaps ...
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Facebook lost my account that I used for an iOS game, is there any way to hack the login to retrieve my account back?

I used to play an iOS game called Battle Camp that was linked though Facebook, and I had an FB account only for that game. I stopped playing for about 3 years and went to start playing again, but ...
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Game Hangs When Moving External Mouse, Works Fine With Trackpad

I have a Logitech external wired mice connected via a USB type-c hub. When I play this game called "Insurgency" and move the external mouse, the game starts hanging - FPS drops significantly, and gets ...
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Can I run Abandoned 2 game on iPad?

Is it possible to get abandoned 2 on iPad free and unblocked or would it fail? Because I played and beat the 1st in less than a hour and really want to play it on my iPad but cool math games says it’...
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Chess OS X Catalina Game Connected but Moves not Updating

I am trying to play a Game Center Chess game on the Mac OS X Chess app with a friend who is also on OS X. So far, we've been able to connect to each other to start a new game and at the top of the ...
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/etc/hosts entries blocking annoying game site (slither.io) in Chrome & Firefox, but not Safari

My lower school-aged son is now home schooling due to the SF Bay Area's COVID-19 school closures. He uses a 2018 MacBook Air with Catalina to complete assignments in web-based learning tools, and I ...
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How can I delete saved game data off Iphone?

I am trying to delete saved game data on my phone for a specific app so that I can start over. Problem is I have tried every way i can find including the icloud storage way. Everytime I redownload the ...
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Bad visualization of games in macos

I'm having a problem when playing games on full screen or windowed games on macOS. The first photo I clicked is an example of how it shows the screen when trying to play albion online. The second ...
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Minecraft not opening in portable drive, only opening in Applications

When I try to launch Minecraft on my portable drive, I get the error message "Minecraft.app" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Bin.: but, when I move it to /Applications and ...
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How do I install Minecraft mods on macOS

There are so many mods for Minecraft and reading online everybody talks about a mods folder that I can't find. What's wrong with macOS and how do I get it working? I found the answer to this ...
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Steam.app would like to receive keystrokes from any application

I just installed a new version of Steam on macOS Catalina 10.15 (19A602) and got this unexpected request: Keystroke Receiving Steam.app would like to receive keystrokes from any application I ...
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How can I prevent Always Allowed apps from counting towards App Limits

Simple use case: my son has an iPad where he plays some games and uses FaceTime to talk to his grand parents every day. I want him to use the iPad no more than 1 hour every day, with the exception ...
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Spontaneous logout while playing a game on steam

I was playing Don't starve together with a friend on Steam on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Mojave 10.14.6) when I was spontaneously logged out of my account at exactly 11pm. The same thing occurred ...
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How to replay the moves in a Chess.app game?

I have saved games in Chess.app for which I want to see a replay. A saved game is a plaintext XML file, e.g. for the Alekhine defence: <key>Moves</key> <string>e2e4 g8f6 ... This ...
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Application displaying "The last time you opened_____, it unexpectedly closed..." error

A while ago, I bought a GOG game titled "Enter the Gungeon". One day, while I was playing it, the game suddenly crashed. Now, the game had crashed before and I had opened it up again without any ...
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How to resolve "No 3D support is available from the host" error in VMware Fusion 11

Immediately after I upgraded from VMware Fusion 10.x to 11.0.1, I got the following error when trying to start the VM of any "advanced" OS like Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, which worked perfectly fine ...
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How best to view the current time while gaming on iPad?

On iOS, in my case the iPad Air 2, games typically run in fullscreen, i.e. the status bar at the top is hidden. If I want to view the time, I have to pull down the Notification Center, which requires ...
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Is it possible to burn a MacOS application on a disk?

I have made a game in Xcode (Objective-C) and I now have a finished product. I know a few people that are willing to test the game. I thought it might be cool to give the game to them on a disk, like ...
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using Wine and DXVK

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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Unable to open some games in Sierra

I'm unable to open a couple of games on macOS Sierra. I recently downloaded them, and have never been able to successfully run them. Gatekeeper is already disabled. Does anyone have any ideas on how ...
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How can I play local multiplayer games on Apple TV

I would like to play multiplayer games such as Beach Buggy Racing on my Apple TV 4th generation. I wonder if I need to buy an MFi game controller, such as the Steelseries Nimbus or if I can just use ...
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How To Launch Steam Games from Terminal?

Is there a way to open Steam games directly from Terminal?
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Lag spikes when playing

I have a good internet connection. The problem comes when I play on Counter Strike: Global offensive. I have stable ping (5-25ms), but each 3-4 seconds i got lag spikes. It's like, I 'teleport' ...
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Why is ad still briefly playing after a restart?

I’m playing this game on an iPhone and, every 3 rounds there’s an Ad playing that you can usualy skip after 5 seconds. However, it takes shorter to just kill de app when the Ad appears and launch it ...
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Re-start an app game from zero [duplicate]

I bought a new iPad and my wife is taking my old Mini. She really likes "Word Collect", but wants to start at the beginning, not at my level. I deleted the app, deleted the backup, but when I reload ...
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Are iOS game controllers compatible with Apple TV?

If a game controller mentions that it's compatible with iOS, is it likely that it's also compatible with the Apple TV? Tons of controllers are iOS compatible, but only a subset of them claim to be ...
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MacBook Pro 13" OSX 10.12.6 won't control Minecraft access with Parental Control

I don't want my son to use Minecraft until after he has finished his homework. Even after applying Parental Controls (Minecraft DOESN'T show up in the list of "Allowed" applications), he can still run ...
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Help identifying music format used in classic Mac OS games

Until QuickTime Musical Instruments came along, classic Mac OS didn't have much support for MIDI. So many games would pack the MIDI data and samples into resources in the resource fork of the ...
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How does one play Age of Empires on a Mac with steam?

I was going through the following tutorial: https://youtu.be/bg8qkKXMPKA and I followed all the instructions as given but in the last step, I was not able to get Steam to work. An error pops out (...
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