Help with imac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by matty2910, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. matty2910 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi all, my neice got a IMAC for x-mas and she asked me the other day how do u install games on the IMAC, well.... i come here as i dont know anything about the imac as i am a window's user:D:D:D:D anyways.. can some-one please be a kind person and tell me how i install a game on the imac if someone can post on here how to do it step by step it would be a great help.. THANK'S!!

  2. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    My first suggestion would be to read the instructions that came with the game. That being said, in my experience (I switched only this year) there are two general ways to install programs in Mac OS X:

    1. Using the Installer. This would be very similar to Windows. Put the CD in the drive. It will mount on the desktop. Double-click the CD icon, and double-click the installer if there is one. The program will install.

    2. Drag the game to the Applications folder. After double-clicking the CD icon, there may only be the game icon. Drag the icon to the Applications folder. I have my Applications folder in my dock, but if you don't you can access your Applications folder by opening Finder (the two happy faces). The program will then install.

    In my experience, #2 is the most common for general system apps. I am not sure which is more prevalent with games.

  3. Norouzi macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Most of the games and major applications I've seen typically have an installer on the CD.
  4. matty2910 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi mate thank's for the reply, thats a big help. cheer's

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