OS X Using Wineskin to play GTA IV

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  1. Bobjoefredsky macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to play gta 4 on Mac using Wineskin if I buy the of version?

    How do I use woneskin? I have Wineskin but I don't know how to use it or what you click to run GTA IV

    I have late 2011 MacBook Pro running lion
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Your mac can Play GTA 4 on Low settings. I have no clue about Wineskin. I downloaded via torrent OSX ready. Download at your own risk.
     
  3. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Have you no shame?
     
  4. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I said I downloaded it. I didn't say I installed and played. Plus i use Parallels 8 with the PURCHASED copy of GTA 4
     
  5. Bobjoefredsky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so it lags no matter what?
     
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Mine did. Mid 2010 Macbook pro 15" 2.4Ghz 4GBs of RAM, Nvidia Geo-force 33M HD 3000...etc. I don't know the specs of your computer so I cant answer regarding your 2011 macbook power.
     
  7. bobright macrumors 601

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    Do you think GTA and games of the like would run on a base new announced 27" model? Also what are my options as far as a controller?
     
  8. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I would defiantly think so. In terms of a controller, I would suggest getting a wired Xbox 360 controller. there is a separate software by Microsoft, (Can't remember the name). makes it soooo much easier then the keyboard.
     
  9. bobright macrumors 601

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    OK one more thing these big name games are they purchased through the Mac App Store or on physical discs?

    I'm new to Mac so this is all new to me thanks for the reply and not slamming me for asking
     
  10. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    No. some games such as Bioshock, Assassins Creed II, COD MW4, COD Black Ops, GTA III, San Andreas, Vice City, Batman Arkham asylum, Force Unleashed, Mafia II, Deus EX. (Batman Arkham City in NOV) are some of the AAA games on the mac app store. Games such as GTA 4, GTA 5, Saints Row 3....etc can't be handled on Mac's due to Apple limit on internal specs. GTA IV was purchased as a disk and installed Via Parallels. Maybe in a couple of more months, years AAA games will be launched on OSX day 1 with Windows.
     
  11. bobright macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reply so while a little old there are some big name games on the Mac App store
     
  12. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    GTA IV is a very demanding game. Running it in an emulator like WINE will make it much slower than running in Windows.

    GTA IV will use as many CPU cores as your PC has (lots and lots of AI in a fully realized NY) , but WINE still only supports a single thread. So a good video card will only get you so far.

    GTA IV is one of the few games that will use up to 2 GB of VRAM too, so you need to turn down textuxe detail and draw distance. To something that will fit your card 512 or 1024.
     
  13. 64Mario64 macrumors regular

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    I found a WINE wrapper on Porting Team, and it works OK. Probably not as efficient as it could be, but it's playable.

    And yes, it is a LOT easier to deal with if you pirate it (after buying the game). Go torrent the Windows version, and put all the files into the WINE wrapper. The installer is a mess, so it's best to avoid it.
     
  14. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

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    Wine Is Not An Emulator
    Wine is usually decent for all games, but this game is bad on my computer. The WINE wrapper for it is actually pretty good on an iMac, though. Maybe I messed up my game or something.
     

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