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Looking for software to generate keystrokes from voice commands for gaming purposes

[MacOS Catalina 10.15.6] I would like to be able to bind spoken commands to keystrokes for gaming. Fifteen years ago, on Windows, I used a small program called "Shoot", so I've been looking ...
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Is there any way to add new devices as a GameController Framework compatible controller for Apple Arcade Games?

Currently the list of supported game controllers are pretty slim (PS4, XBOX ONE, and MFI Controllers only), and many Apple Arcade Games doesn't support other controllers directly I want to know if ...
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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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Where can I find Steam “Save.Dat” Files? Or Does Mac Not Store It On The Device?

Problem: I'm Banned In This Game "Pixel Worlds MMO: Sandbox" And I'm Trying To Delete My Safe File On Steam, As to reset the game. The Admin has said I'm allowed to create a new account and ...
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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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How to see game controller key presses?

I have connected my Playstation DS4 controller via bluetooth to my macOS 10.15.5. How do you capture the key presses to make a program? I have seen Controller Lite, which are able to capture ...
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MacBook Pro freezing in games with eGpu

At staram this is my MacBook spec: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) CPU 2,6 6 core Intel Core i7 RAM 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB + Radeon Pro 560X 4GB Now let's jump to eGPU spec:...
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Apple Arcade games cause gamed to crash continuously

I recently got a new MacBook Pro, and with it, macOS Catalina. I decided to try out Apple Arcade as well, and downloaded several games. I played a few of the games for multiple hours two days ago, ...
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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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Doesn't the Logitech F710 Gamepad work on MacOS?

I've connected the Logitech F710 Gamepad to my MacBook Air 2014 Model with Mojave 10.14.6 It barely works. In Steam Big Picture the left nub works as well as the green and the red button. That's it. ...
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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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Apple Arcade/ Game Center Achievements List

I'm trying to get the list of achievements for an Apple Arcade application. Ideally, I'd like to copy this list into a spreadsheet. There's sort of a way to do this by opening the game application, ...
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I need more accuracy in iPad games. Do I need a full-on Apple Pencil for that or can I use any brand stylus for that?

I have a couple games on my iPad mini 5th gen (mainly Baldur's Gate 1 and 2) where my fingers are too thick to accurate target enemies on the screen. People have recommended me to get a stylus because ...
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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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Remap game controller buttons?

I'd like to remap some buttons on a game controller. I simply want to move a right side thumb button to a left side trigger button. How can I do this? I've downloaded a number of remapper apps… ...
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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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Strange graphics behaviour after rm -rf /

I've received sudo rm -rf on my machine (MacBook Pro 2017 13", Sierra). As it's expected, most of applications disappeared or stopped working. I had to reinstall MacOS completely from the recovery ...
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Cannot launch Team Fortress 2 because of some OpenGL error

I want to preface that I know next to nothing about computers, I watch youtube and search stuff on google, but other than that I am clueless. So I am trying to play Team Fortress 2 on my Apple ...
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How to use iPhone with hotspot as a router/modem for entire home network

Reason: I recently moved from one house to another and my internet provider doesn't cover the new area. The other internet providers take over a month to supply me with a connection. I have to work ...
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Will playing CSGO overheat my Mid-2012 MacBook Air?

I've been in a dilemma for a long time that my MBA can't run a decent game. The last thing that I've played is Unturned which didn't really require a high spec but my MBA heats pretty much every time ...
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15 Pin Joystick (old style PC) to USB solution for OS X

I have a set of old Thrustmaster TCS joysticks. I'd like to try using them again on my Mac Book Pro to play a flight simulator. I have seen some DB-15 pin to USB Joystick Adapters, but I have not ...
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Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU?

Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU ? Any feedback from fellow gamers using an external GPU ? Thanks !
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Updating Operating System to play Diablo 3

My girlfriend has a MacBook Air 2012 and we were thinking of playing Diablo 3 together. When she tried to install Diablo 3, she got an error saying that her operating system is outdated. She tried to ...
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Can't adjust gamma in some old Windows games, the picture is too dark

I wanted to play F.E.A.R. (2005) on my 15" retina MacBook Pro mid 2012 (GeForce 650M videocard + Intel HD4000 integrated one). I've got Windows 10 installed via Bootcamp (macOS Sierra 10.12.5). I ...

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