Modern Warfare 2 PORTED TO MAC

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by dafootballer, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. dafootballer macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009

    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the latest game from Infinity Ward released on November 10th 2009

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (previously marketed as simply Modern Warfare 2) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The game was officially announced on February 11, 2009. It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series, and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing along the same storyline.

    More info:
    Official Website:
    Wikipedia Article:

    Status: Green - playable on nvidia & ATI gfx chips (what was tested)

    Install Notes:

    Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 Wineskin Wrapper (tahnks to doh123 )

    Extract your version:
    - Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2-DE (if you installed Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 on a German Windows OS)
    - Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2-EN (if you installed Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 on a English/US Windows OS Version)

    1) Unzip your version of Call of Duty - Modern Warfare
    2) Right click - show contents
    3) Follow along the red marks (Contents/Resources/drive_c)
    4) Copy your content from Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (Activision folder) into
    a) for US/ENG Windows Version - Program Files
    b) for German Windows Version - Programme
    5) Start the Game

    Known Issues:
    - trying to change the setting quits the game - so default only -
    - will need further testen - just wanted to make this available to everyone asap -

    What was tested so far:
    Single Player - works
    Special Ops - Single Player works
    it also tries to connect online - but I dont have a cd key to test it ... so doubt Multiplay is working
  2. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Is this legal? (genuine question, I don't follow this kind of thing but I'm sure I haven't seen any announcements about a port from Activision)
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  4. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    if you're not paying for it probably not, granted i didn't really read the original post...
  5. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    we are only doing a service to the mac community thought this would be good news to most

    no we do not provide the full game only the wrappers (that use wine) to port out games you have to own the full game to put in your windows files for it work
  6. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    ignoring the hostilities, great work and I might give this a shot. hah.
  7. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    Cool. But it's rather sad that you have to register to view that thread LOL.

    I rather wait for an official port (since all COD games so far made by Infinity Ward have been ported to the Mac)...
  8. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    well of course we would all love to see official ports of our games ;) someday i hope they will... they were a bit late last time
  9. JollyRogers macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    Great news. Won't create an account to view the thread however even though I would like to. Would like to see one for Dragon Ages: Origins also which I have running under wine/crossover with 1 minor glitch. Are you guys using the wine wrapper that Doh has been working on? Need to give his wrapper a try I think.
  10. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
  11. gavriels macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    No, it's not. Redistribution of the Cider wrapper violates the Cider Technology License agreement. There's a good chance that other companies licenses are also being violated by this kind of redistribution.
  12. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I thought it was a ported game, how does the wrapper thing work?
  13. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    its perfectly legal we do not use that old tech from Transgaming anymore we use the wineskin wrapper programed by our very own doh123, some older ports do, but this one does not

    The wrapper simply works by transforming the dlls, exes, etc into one bundle that Intel Macs can play in a .app form you need the original MW2 files but we provide you with the software to use it.

    i also apologize for having the thread closed thats why i posted the info on here we dont want people just leeching our forums without signing up
  14. russell89 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
  15. Creative One macrumors 6502

    Creative One

    Apr 25, 2009
  16. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    *shrug* report it and see if it is.
  17. JollyRogers macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    They are using a wine wrapper that they are calling wineskin. It is open source. It's legal to do it, they don't provide the game content, you have to have that yourself. They aren't using any verison of cider either so they aren't grabbing it from another game and violating licensing. Thanks for the heads up dafootballer. So I guess I'll join over there. I have talked w/ Doh before regarding NWN2 and his wrapper.
  18. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I wouldn't exactly call this a "port." I imagine the performance is abysmal, the equivalent of trying to run it in Crossover. Good luck.
  19. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    So is MW2 coming to Mac officially like COD4?
  20. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    it could come to mac officially someday but nobody knows for sure...

    yes it is like booting up crossover but this is one app and its much, much faster and more effective, also its free
  21. AdamR01 macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
  22. JollyRogers macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    Actually I have Dragon Age: Origins working in wine and also in Crossover Games. The only problem is I get a mini black shadow of all on screen characters at the lower left hand side of the display. I had to switch to backbuffer vs fbo because of flickering problems and movies aren't working. But the game is almost playable. I am rebooting though to play it though casue it looks so much better in windows.
  23. dafootballer thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Well it seems a member is going to look at it he says he has ported it but there are a few bugs similar to the ones you found in crossover.

    Ill keep you updated
  24. applevx macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    wow, this sounds ...

    I like CoD MW myself, and looking forward to get hands on MW2.

    Wish mac version can ported earlier.:rolleyes:
  25. MEOWWW macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2009

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