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Playing UO on an iMac - techy question

Discussion in 'UO Resources' started by Sophi, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Sophi

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    I just recently bought and iMac (brand new, runs OS X) my first apple computer and i absolutely LOVE it! However i found out too late that UO won't run on a mac without additional assistance - omg! So i'm looking at major techy-stuff like drive partitioning, purchase of windows blah blah blah... Which sounds like a total pain in the arse, not to mention really expensive. Then i came across mention of WINE in my handy mac manual (not included with purchase, lol) and started to have hope I wouldn't have to go through all that mess.
    However, while searching the forums here for more info I came across mention that WINE is not working with the patcher so good anymore...? I checked on the WINE website, says UO is one of the games that works with it....
    Can anyone tell me what the best option for me would be here? I'd rather not have to go the ultra-techy route of partitioning my drive and buying windows, but i will if i have to.
    Please Help!!
     
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  2. UOsharp

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    After testing all possibilities I'm using Crossover... I paid for the software after the free trial. There are good guides out there and for me it works like a dream :)
    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/
     
  3. Sophi

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    Thank you for the information UOsharp! I've downloaded the trial and it seems to be working really great so far. I appreciate hearing from someone who's had experience with it. I thought it was a big plus also that they have an actual phone number on their website with a real live human being on the other end, lol.
    What a relief, i really wasn't looking forward to buying windows!
     
  4. UOsharp

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    hehe no issue!

    The cool thing is that you can just play and stay in your mac OS without having to reboot or open a resource heavy virtual machine for just windows!

    Enjoy, as Im doing that haha.

    Oh btw, yes their support is awesome, they reply very fast on emails. Also, been surviving several client updates of UO :) so works like a dream