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How do M-series GPUs run OpenGL shaders if they only support Metal?

Apparently, M-series GPUs do not natively support OpenGL. This should mean that OpenGL shaders won't run on these GPUs, but that's not actually the case: games like Minecraft (in the new, shader-based ...
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Left click causes pointer lag on iMac, without magnet or bettertouchtool

I have been having some little issues with my 2019 Sonoma 14.3.1 iMac. When I click the left button of the mouse, it causes the pointer to freeze for half a second. It is making the gaming experience ...
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Some old games have problems with music setting on iOS 10

I noticed that some old AppStore games, released back in 2010-2015 years, have some problems with music playing on iOS 10 at least. I think, it's usually 32bit games (some games supports 64bit). It ...
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How to download all IPA files that already deleted from AppStore? [duplicate]

I am still wondering if there's a big archive of all and old IPA files that was on AppStore long years ago. Because most of 32bit games is deleted from AppStore after iOS 10-11 release. I saved some ...
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Play on Mac 4.4.4 doing nothing on button press

I recently installed PlayOnMac 4.4.4 on my MacOS Big Sur (11.7.10). Hardware wise, it's a mid-2013 Macbook Air that is still very functional despite its age. When I'm clicking through the graphical ...
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How do you stop an in-game mouse cursor switching to the OS's default cursor?

For years now I have known that, when playing Rimworld on my computer, the in-game cursor will switch to the OS's cursor for no apparent reason. I had thought this was a bug exclusive to Rimworld and ...
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Connecting multiple game controllers to Apple silicon and playing Steam games has glitchy input

The last few times I've tried playing multiplayer games on my M1 Mac, it has not worked. Joystick input will trigger a single input, but not held input. Characters will take a single step, then stop. ...
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Can I use Mac Studio to play fancy PC games?

Given a high-end Mac Studio, is it possible to play 'big' PC games? What is the appropriate way as of now (October 2023)? I've heard of Boot Camp long ago, but that doesn't sound neat to me. I used to ...
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GPTK Steam Can't open UI; steamwebhelper is not responding

After updating my MacBook Pro to Mac OS Sonoma, I've tried to install Apple's Game Porting Toolkit (GPTK). I've followed the AppleGamingWiki guide. Unfortunately, after installing + starting Steam ...
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Wired Xbox 360 USB controller not picked up inside Mac M1 on XEMU

I have a wired Xbox 360 controller with USB end as shown in the picture above. I am trying to get this recognized inside XEMU for playing an Xbox game. It does not get detected at all on my Apple M1 ...
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macOS is limiting FPS for games

I've noticed a lot that when I'm playing games like Minecraft, or scrolling through a page in my browser, it randomly starts 'jittering' or lagging. In Minecraft, the F3 menu exists. It tells me my ...
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Age of Empires III Definitive Edition not wotking with Porting Kit 5, on macOS Ventura

I am encountering an issue with Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition. I purchased the game on Steam but, on account of it only being available for Windows, I tried using Porting Kit (https://www....
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My computer crashed while downloading Apple arcade apps, now I can't download them [duplicate]

I was downloading a bunch of Apple arcade games, and my computer crashed. It is very old, about 8 years this year, and it has been crashing a lot. It crashed while I was downloading a bunch of games, ...
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How do I disable the "home" button on a game controller in macOS?

My 8bitdo SN30 has a "home" button on the lower right hand side. I only ever hit this button by accident when gaming on my mac, and it opens some weird sub-folder of the never-used Launchpad ...
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One gamepad is seen as two by applications

I have a single game controller connected via USB. (It's a Stadia controller.) In System Settings > Game Controllers it shows up as a single game controller. It also only appears once in System ...
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How can I change users on an Arcade app on Apple TV?

I have a game I downloaded from Apple Arcade on my Apple TV. (The game in question is Leo's Fortune, but I am making the question as app agnostic as possible) When i first downloaded and played the ...
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PS button on DualSense controller forces opening launchpad on Ventura

Whenever I press the PS button on my DualSense controller, it opens up the LaunchPad app, which means I can't use it to open up things like Steam settings. Apparently, on previous versions, there ...
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Xbox controller only for Games? Can media (e.g. photo) not be browsed with it on macOS?

Quote from Apple starts selling Microsoft’s Xbox controller after adding support in iOS, macOS, and tvOS Apple has begun selling Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Controller after adding support for the ...
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Macbook Pro logging out when launching game

(EDIT: I ran Apple Diagnostics and no problems were found.) For some reason, suddenly Infinifactory causes my laptop to log out on my first attempt to launch it through Steam. Once I log back in, ...
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Storage manager still shows the steam game Dota2 is install and taking up 40gb even though it is removed (I think)

Storage manager is showing that Dota2 is taking up 40gb. I have already deleted it, and it does not show up in Steam or in my applications. How do I prevent the storage manager (found in About This ...
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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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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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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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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 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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