OS Neutral Humble Bundle question

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Harry Pujols, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Harry Pujols macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi All - Not sure if anyone else has seen, but a pretty nice looking Humble Bundle this week - including both Dragon Age games!

    I'm curious though, since I don't have Windows on my late 2013 MBP Retina 13" will I only be able to play DA2 and not the original? Also, anyone foresee any problems running it on this machine? Ultimately I'll still buy just for DA2 for ~$5 but I'd hate to have to lug out my old 2010 Toshiba laptop just to play the original, haha

    tx in advance!
  2. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    Pretty much, yeah. If you're up for a bit of slogging, you could try getting it to run in WINE. It supposedly runs fairly well through it.
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    There was a Mac version of DA: Origins, though "Mac version" is a bit misleading since it was really a wrapped Windows version. But it ran well for the few hours or so that I played it (just didn't grab me I'm afraid). So I expect you could run it through WINE yourself without problems.

  4. Judas1, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    Judas1 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2011
    Dragon Age Origins is offered through both Steam and Origin, so it should be mac compatible. Dragon Age 2 is only through Origin, so its probably not compatible.

    edit: My bad, I was under the impression that Steam games are mac compatible. Seems HB is saying DA origins is only for Windows, and DA 2 is Mac compatible.
  5. DragonJade macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2009
    Apologies for the slight hijack.

    It's been a while since I've been on Steam, and I've not used Origin before.

    What does it mean when it says, "Pay $1 or more for access to Origin and Steam keys."?

    Oh, and will I be able to play both Dragon Age games offline without having to link to Steam?
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    The games aren't DRM-free, so you have to at least pay $1 to get the keys. Humble used to not have a minimum and people would buy tons of keys to resell for a penny each and it would cost them money.

    You have to use either Steam or Origin, though both have offline modes. Dragon Age II is Origin-only.
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    I think there's some confusion going on here. Let me try to clarify:

    • All the games in this bundle are playable on Origin for Windows.
    • Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, Bejeweled 3, and Mass Effect 2 can be redeemed on Steam for Windows if you pay $1 extra for a Steam key. Of these, only Bejeweled 3 can be played through the Mac Steam client.
    • Dragon Age 2, Peggle, and Bejeweled 3 can be played through the Mac Origin client.
  8. DragonJade macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2009
    Ah. Thanks.

    It says for some games they can be redeemed on both Origin and Steam. I take it that really means "both...and" and not "either...or", so I would get keys for DA for both Origin and Steam and essentially have two copies/licenses of the game. Sorry for the noob questions. :D
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes. But the Origin key is for all the Origin games, rather than individual.
  10. DragonJade macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2009
    Thanks for the information.

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