OS X Need Help With Bioshock Infinite

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DJTaurus, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    Please give me the steps to play bioshock infinite on my macbook.

    Whats the easiest procedure to play windows games on mac?
     
  2. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Well, the easiest way would be to wait for the soon to be released Mac version which will be available on The Mac App Store and probably Steam as well as other places. You can find info about this on the Aspyr web site.

    That probably is not what you want to hear if you already own the game though. If you want to play Windows games on your Mac the simplest way is to reboot into Windows which involves purchasing a retail copy of Windows and then installing it with the bootcamp utility in OS X. For more information on doing this, go to the support area of the Apple website and do a search on the topic "bootcamp."

    I'm not sure if you know this already or not but there are a lot of great games to choose from on the Mac App store now, such as the first two Bioshock games and a lot more. Steam is also a good resource for a ton of Mac games. On the App Store do a search on Feral and another one on Aspyr to see a lot of good titles.

    Also worthy of note, all current Blizzard games are available for OS X directly from Blizzard on their web site so this means World of Warcraft, Diablo III and Starcraft II. The excellent Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeon and Dragons Online are both free to play and can be found on Steam for OS X if you happen to like MMO games.

    My apologies if that is more than you cared or needed to know but I figured better safe than sorry, so I shared that info too.
     
  3. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually figured my way around Bootcamp specifically so I could play Bioshock Infinite. At this point, if that's the only game you want to play, it may be easier to just wait a month or so for the Mac port. However, I've found that having Windows installed has really opened up the possibilities of Mac gaming for me. I would do it again in a heartbeat, even if I didn't have to in order to play B:I.

    Also: if you have a Windows PC at home, but not one that you would use for gaming, you can always get the product key off of your tower, presuming you haven't used all of your licenses. That's what I did, and it saved me the cost of a new copy of Windows.
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    That's not how Windows licensing works. Certificates of authenticity that are on a desktop PC are tied to that machine and are not to be used elsewhere. Unless you purchased a family pack upgrade, it's one license per computer. The only proper method for portability between computers is to have a retail copy of Windows.
     
  5. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that it still came with a second license? I've been running it in BootCamp for months (in addition to my old eMachines PC which is still in use as an HTPC) and it's passed all of the authentication checks as a valid, licensed version of the software. Wouldn't it be warning me that my copy of Windows is illegitimate if it was?
     

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