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quick question

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Samantha [ATL], Feb 1, 2008.

  1. I hope this is the right place to be posting this. I'm not really a new player (9-10 months of playing =]) buuuut, I'm going to be getting a new computer sometime in the future, a Mac to be exact. And I was wondering if UO is Mac OS compatible? I've been trying to search for an answer on my own via stratics and such but I have yet to find an answer.

    And if it isn't, will it ever be?

  2. It isn't directly compatible with OSX, no. It likely never will have a native OSX client either due to the vast dominance of the Windows boxes in the desktop market. There are very few commercial games out there, comparatively, that have native clients for other operating systems than Windows. This is purely because it doesn't make sense to spend the development time putting them together when you'll never acquire that development money back due to the low demand.

    That said, there are methods of playing UO on a Mac machine. The first method entails running the Windows files on the Mac using a compatibility layer called CrossOver. You may have mixed results with this, and may not be able to use UOAssist in conjunction with your client.

    The other method is by using Boot Camp to install Windows XP alongside your OSX installation. This will allow you to start Windows XP and play UO in its native environment. This will likely yield better results.

    Hope this helps. Take care.
  3. Well that's no fun, but if that's what I'm going to have to do to play it, I will.

    And I haven't ever played WoW, but they have it Mac compatible. =[

    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. =]