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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Hooleydog, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Hooleydog macrumors regular

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    Guys I've got my favorite game running on my Mac Pro. But the screen is too dark (F11 don't work) and the mouse cursor is seen too (in the cross hairs).. Also the dock is showing up too, though the game resolution is high...
     

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  2. Hooleydog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guys anyone know how to get full screen and stop the dock being seen too..Plus get the screen brighter too...
     
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  4. Hooleydog, Mar 5, 2018
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    Hooleydog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep for Mac's with intel Processors....But the dock always shows and screen is dark...Otherwise plays fine on-line..Oh on the PC version, using F11 you can brighten up the screen (From 1 to number 10). But on the Mac, all F11 does switch back to desktop..
     
  5. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Hold on there... are we talkin Unreal Tournament as in the original 2008 Unreal Tournament? HOW? What? I must have!
     
  6. Hooleydog, Mar 5, 2018
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    NOO not 2008.. It's original Unreal Tournament GOTY (1999).. About a 500MB download...Of course when downloading the maps from the servers.. The game files will get to 8GB in size (Same as PC)..

    Plus I'm running it in OS X El Capitan 10.11.4
     
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

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    What a fantastic game. Still have it as well, though I only play it under Windows.

    I don't know how to solve your issue unless you can run it in full screen mode, perhaps?

    Could even play that game in a VM.
     
  8. Hooleydog thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that it is in full screen mode .. You know that the PC game Deus Ex.. Well it is for Intel Macs now (I have it), and with that game running the dock is not seen at all (Unlike Unreal Tournament). I've played Deus Ex on-line and it's a great FPS game with other players....
     
  9. Altis macrumors 68030

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    Are there still online players for Unreal Tournament GOTY?

    I only game on my PC so I'm not really any help, I just got excited at the game. Can you even disable the whacky mouse acceleration for gaming on macOS?

    From what I recall you can adjust the in-game brightness from the menu using the Gamma slider.
     
  10. Hooleydog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep still lots of players, and I'm in a clan too...But I'll try the Gamma slider method.. Shame that F11 doesn't do the same as the PC one. I do play the game a lot on my PC.. I just want to try it on my Mac too, as it does crash from time to time in Windows 10 during loading the next map...
     
  11. Altis macrumors 68030

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    Glad to hear it's still active.

    I play a few other games from that era that are still good today (even a few that are still being supported, like Age of Empires II HD).
     
  12. smirking, Mar 5, 2018
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    Er, yeah, GOTY is what I meant. It's been so long I forgot what year it was when I was actively playing it. I recognized the UT logo in your dock as being from GOTY.

    Ok.... so HOW do I get my hands on it? I miss that game. I used to play in a sniper clan. Oh how I loved sniper CTF. I found a bunch of old winning screenshots from my playing days and I had thoughts of restoring an old Mac just so I could play it for old times sake.

    Does it run pretty smoothly? Given my preferred mode of play with the sniper mod, any hitch makes the game pretty dreadful.

    There are still UT99 servers online? Seriously? WOW.
     
  13. orph macrumors 68000

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    gog? wineskin?

    hold the FN key and hit f11 or change it in sys prefes or change the init file id gess

    loved that game back on my 400hz imac
     
  14. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I'm pretty excited that UT99 servers are still online. Time to dust off my old shock rifle and don my clan tags again?
     
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    I know I'm getting old when most of the games I play are 15-20 years old.

    AOE II
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  16. smirking macrumors 68020

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    I last played UT99 something like 5 years ago after not playing it for a number of years. I managed to get a copy running and sought out some sniper arenas.

    Oh, how much I had faded. I used to score headshot kills so often that I got accused of cheating all the time. Now, I was barely able to stay out of last place. The thrill of getting a taste of UT99 again quickly gave away to the frustration of how sucky I became. So much of it is timing, yeah?

    It's just as well that I couldn't find my stroke. I could have very easily gone straight back to wondering where entire days went if I had enjoyed my reunion more. I'll never be that good again and I spent way too many hours playing it in my 20's anyway.
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    So, can anyone help me out here? How do I install UT99 on a current day Mac?
     
  17. Hooleydog, Mar 6, 2018
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    Hi. If you want the link to download the game.. Let me know... There's no install, just open the dmg up and drag the folder to your Hard-Drive, as my UT folder (It looks like a icon) is not on the desktop. But I did put the icon in the Dock...
     
  18. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Wow, thank you! That was awesome. I was able to run the game just fine and it wasn't too dark, but I didn't have any control over the screen brightness. My monitor was simply bright enough as it was and it didn't need any more brightness adjustments in game. I do remember that Unreal was always kind of dark and being able to pump your brightness up in the game really helped make the game easier to play.

    I never thought I'd be so happy to see the words, "You were killed by Cryss."
     
  19. Hooleydog, Mar 8, 2018
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    Your welcome. Now start getting on servers to play with other players (DOU server is the one that I play on SOP too).. Oh, is the dock seen in the game..
     
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  21. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Nope, I don't get the dock. My screen is plenty bright too, which is a welcome change as when I was playing this 15 years ago, I never could get the screen as bright as I wanted.

    The only issue I get is an occasional screen freeze that lasts a bit less than a second when I'm trying to turn really fast in the middle of a dogfight.

    To try to resolve that I went and applied the settings that orph linked to. Now the game's crashing on me so I'm going to reinstall again and leave it alone this time.

    I'm playing on a 2016 MBP with an LG 5K monitor on High Sierra. I fully expected the game to crash on me after a couple of minutes. It pretty much ran fine with the exception of the screen freezes. I wonder if turning down the res a bit will help with that.

    I have Parallels and a couple of Windows volumes. I wonder if it'll run better on a VM than through Wineskin.

    I'll make my way onto the servers soon. I've got some projects to finish first. As much as I'd like to jump back in, I gotta keep away until I can afford to blow a few hours at a time.

    What do you play as?
     
  22. orph macrumors 68000

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    worth drooping by the porting team website or the wine skin site for help setting it up, i did notice the link i gave was a 2013 post and with the speed wine changes things will have changed by now a lot.

    im sure wine will be the most transparent way to play the game but id assume it will work fine in a VM as it's such a light game.
     
  23. Hooleydog thread starter macrumors regular

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    I play on the DOU camping server, as The_M@ngler....
     
  24. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Wow didn’t know this was still going? I still like Crysis 1 and I also still have a copy of UT 2003, great game. Also a fan of Starcraft 2 and that games not been replaced yet..

    Anyway I would try running it in a VM?
     

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