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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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Cooling problem causing throtting in games (Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro (Non-Retina))

Problem is fans were sometimes producing loud noises and was recently facing stutter in games after just very short amount of playtime. I'm trying to fix a cooling problem of my Mid-2012 15" MacBook ...
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Trying to get American Truck Simulator to run better on Mojave

Late 2012 iMac, don't game heavily but had got into American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator. Was running 10.12 and things were running OK on low to medium graphics and a fairly consistent 30-...
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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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Bootcamp vs standalone for gaming [closed]

Context I'm a little addicted to playing Civilisation 5. However I find once I increase the number of opponents above 5 or 6, along with the standard map size it becomes nearly unusable. Currently i'...
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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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How to install the Mono package in a wineskin app?

I created a wineskin app for one of my windows games on steam (H1z1). I installed steam and downloaded the game on steam in the wineskin app but it crashes at launch in steam. I created the wineskin ...
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Why does Safari no longer save flash game progress?

I don't play flash games a lot. In fact, I try to avoid flash whenever possible; I just don't like the thing. However, there are a few games I like to play in my free time, like Amorphous+. Lately (I ...
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How do you download games on a school iPad? [closed]

This school iPad is not letting me get games or anything like that so I'm asking how can you transfer games from a mac computer onto a school iPad?
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MacBook Pro 2016 Left Click lag in games?

I've recently purchased a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and I've noticed something incredibly strange when playing games. Left-clicking with any pointer (either the trackpad or mouse) results ...
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Game crashes to desktop in Windows 10 Boot Camp MacBook Air 2015 11" (Intel HD 6000)

I installed windows 10 on my MBA 2015 11" with Boot Camp, did everything, installed the drivers using the support software. But, whenever i tried to open a game ( far cry 2) it crashed. Things I've ...
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Late MBP 2015 vs MBP 2016 gaming experience (WoW, HotS)

I fully understand these machines are not designed for gaming at all, but I was wondering if you guys can tell me approximate FPS for these games: World of Warcraft Heroes of the Storm with let's ...
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What is the easiest way to run SW that requires Classis Mac OS 9?

I see a few games that only run on Mac OS 9 and I'd like to try them. However, I run macOS 10.12.2. What could be the easiest way to do it? Specifically, I'd like to play Bonkheads ;-) I have my ...
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Already downloaded app re-downloading on iTunes

I just downloaded a game on iTunes name Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch. Now this app is downloading again on iTunes! What should I do to cancel this re-downloading? It's a big size app and I don't want ...
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Game performance halved with screen mirroring on macOS

When I run Portal on my MBP with no external screen connected I get a solid 60 fps. When I connect and mirror another screen (same resolution and game settings) it drops to 30 fps, sometimes 20, and ...
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Transferring a Clash Royale account with the removal of Game Center

So I heard that recently Apple has decided to remove the standalone app for game center and replace it with all this gimmicky stuff. I was wondering how am I supposed to transfer my clash royale ...
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How to use iOS device as a Bluetooth controller for Android device?

I was wondering if there's an app that allows an iOS device to be used as a Bluetooth controller for an Android device. I've seen this setup made possible in a game, BombSquad. My Android device was ...
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I think an iPhone 6 is causing connection issues with other devices connected to my router (with Ethernet), how can I avoid it?

I have a MacBoook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 connected to my router with a Power Line Connection and Ethernet, which I did because I use the laptop to play an real time online game which needs mostly a ...
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Why are Mac requirements for games so much higher than Windows?

This just blew my mind. Take for example Medieval II: Total war. Requirement for windows: 512 Mb RAM + 11 Gb free space on hard disk + 128 Mb GPU Requirement for mac: 4 Gb RAM + 32 Gb of free space ...
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How to login into Gamecenter without my password [duplicate]

How do I login to Gamecenter without my password
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PPC emulator to run Tiger

This might seem like an odd request: There are some classic and early OSX apps which I really enjoyed using and I would like to revive. Is there an emulator which can run the versions of MacOSX Tiger ...