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Old 12-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Skyrim on a mac?

Is it possible to buy and play Skyrim on a mac? I've noticed that it's a windows game, but was wondering if there was some way around that. Sorry if this is a stupid question; I'm kinda new to steam and not very tech-savvy.

Edit: Is it possible that a mac-compatible version of Skyrim will be released on steam any time soon?

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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You could try using Wine, Cedega, they enable to run windows programs to run under Linux and Mac OS X, but there is no guarantee the game will run. Or Bootcamp (requires Windows license!) which enables you to run Windows on your Mac.

There is no native port of Skyrim for Mac.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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Ah, thanks.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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There are 2 wrappers out done by the "Porting Team" one wine and one Cider that work quite well. I'm running the Cider wrapper and it runs on high settings smooth as butter on my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro. Hats off to Porting Team for providing for Mac users what Bethesda won't.

I wouldn't hold my breadth for Enimax/Bethesda/id to do any official Mac ports of any of their properties, but the community will certainly continue to do unofficial ports and Enimax/Bethesda/id can continue to loose those sales.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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Is it possible to buy and play Skyrim on a mac? I've noticed that it's a windows game, but was wondering if there was some way around that. Sorry if this is a stupid question; I'm kinda new to steam and not very tech-savvy.

Edit: Is it possible that a mac-compatible version of Skyrim will be released on steam any time soon?
it was but then a developer took an arrow to the knee :P
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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it was but then a developer took an arrow to the knee :P
LOL
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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it was but then a developer took an arrow to the knee :P
How did I know I was going to see that in this thread rofl.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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I play it on maxed out settings on my iMac with Windows 7 64bit Bootcamp. Looks great
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:39 AM   #9
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Bootcamp is your best bet. It uses yours systems hardware most efficiently compared to cider wrappers and the like.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #10
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Bootcamp is your best bet. It uses yours systems hardware most efficiently compared to cider wrappers and the like.
Except you have to buy a Windows licence + PC Skyrim. If your running a 2010 or newer Mac with quad core and 512MB video card the Cider wrapper will give you performance on Par with Bootcamp.

Not having to run Windows means that you won't have to worry about somebody stealing your sweet roll.

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Old 12-25-2011, 03:25 AM   #11
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Except you have to buy a Windows licence + PC Skyrim. If your running a 2010 or newer Mac with quad core and 512MB video card the Cider wrapper will give you performance on Par with Bootcamp.

Not having to run Windows means that you won't have to worry about somebody stealing your sweet roll.
1. you have to buy skyrim in both cases
2. windows licenses can be extremely cheap, especially if you're a student
3. Cider wrapper performance is not on par with bootcamp. It's worse. Period.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:25 AM   #12
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it was but then a developer took an arrow to the knee :P
That joke used to be funny. But then it took an arrow to the knee.

It is possible to port it, but unless you Bootcamp ($100 expense for all your games on a Mac), you're looking at a huge headache assuming that you'll be using Steam. It should be worth the expense.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #13
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bootcamp only solution....
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #14
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Hey y'all I've got the perfect solution to running it on Mac.

Check out the vidya.

http://youtu.be/FopyRHHlt3M
Trololololololol.

Seriously, though, I'm using the Steam version using Wineskin (made by Porting Team) and it runs exactly the same (FPS) in Bootcamp, I've compared the two.

It works like a dream. Try it out.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #15
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I'm using the Steam version using Wineskin (made by Porting Team).
Are you talking about this, Steam (PC).app or is there something newer?
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