Disable Game Center

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Darkhawk, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Darkhawk macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009

    Stupid friggin' Game Center has made Chess unplayable on my MacBook. As soon as I open Chess, GC auto-opens. But even worse, once I close it, a couple seconds later it forces itself to re-open!

    I don't want to connect to this stupid platform, and I just want to play offline. Not to mention that I don't even have an Internet connection most of the time anyway.

    Someone, please, tell me how I can give Game Center the horrible death it deserves. Thank you.
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I really don't know. It doesn't do that to me. But let me give you a few ideas.

    Is Game Center signed into your AppleID? Try signing out.
    Is Chess listed under the Games tab? If so, remove it.
  3. Darkhawk thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009
    Game Center is not connected to anything. I've literally never used it. It pops open with a login screen showing my E-mail address, and I go nuh-uh and quit. Don't tell me I have to actually sign up to the stupid thing and then manage the account from there? The whole point is I don't want to be in it at all.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  5. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    In a terminal window

    sudo rm -rf (drag Game Center here)

    press enter!
  6. Darkhawk thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009
    Thanks, everyone! I found that Terminal business before, but I'm too scared to muck around those parts (and haven't backed up in a while).

    Also, I wish it was as easy as the iOS tip, but on MacBook it seems to work differently?

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