Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by flannelsalmon » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:28 pm

Hey folks, I've been having the same issue where the screen flickers (for lack of a better term) and doesn't display anything unless I move the mouse around in the Home screen, intermittent areas of the galaxy map (regardless of Large or Small setting), Tech, Intelligence, and Diplomacy Screens.

HOWEVER: Immediately upon launching the trek app from PlayOnMac, I hit CMD + Tab to switch back to what I was doing in another window. Upon switching back to BotF via CMD + Tab, THERE WAS NO FLICKER ISSUE!!! HUZZAH!!!

I need to do more testing though but oh was I happy when that happened! Will report back folks, perhaps try it or share a better fix/work-around if you've found it!


System Info: Yosemite (10.10.5), MacBook Pro 13" (Late 2011), 2.4GHz Core i5, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 (384MB onboard RAM)
PlayOnMac v4.2.9 (downloaded 1-2 days ago when I found this thread)

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can't get full screen HELP PLEASE

Post by scottsleigh » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Hello I followed all instructions and yet the game will not go full screen on my mac.... please help, I love this game to death!

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iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB
27-inch (5120 x 2880)

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:26 pm

I have never used mac so I will only guess,

this might be a resolution issue?
Dose your monitor/video driver support the installed resolution?
what resolution did you install? 800x600, 1024x768, 1366x768, 1920x1080
does it work in a window? or is this just a CTD?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by QuasarDonkey » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:06 pm

QuasarDonkey wrote: :arrow: When the wine configuration loads, go the the Graphics tab, and check "Emulate a virtual desktop". This is very important, as the game doesn't work in fullscreen! :mad:
I never could get it to work in fullscreen on the Mac (I don't even have a Mac anymore).

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:07 pm

It also might be possible to run DxWnd in wine (launch game from DxWnd)?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by MrTournemire » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:34 pm

Hello,
the instructions work very well...since I've changed to mac I was wondering how to get botf back...and it works perfectly, THX :-)
But still have another question and hopefully there is help:
Where/How to add the cheat mode "-Mudd" in that programm? Is it possible anyway?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:40 pm

if you are using All in one with DxWnd follow this post

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3509#p47019

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by MrTournemire » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:03 pm

thunderchero wrote:if you are using All in one with DxWnd follow this post

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3509#p47019
Hello,
not quite sure...and sorry...I'm not that good when it comes to technics...

I'm using "playonmac" with "wine" I think it s called...not sure if this information helps you.
Maybe I should switch? and is this "all in one" also playable for PlayOnMac????

greeting

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:25 pm

yeah, I am not much help either then since I have never used Mac

sorry

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by MrTournemire » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:19 pm

so...does anyone know where to activate the "-Mudd" mod in OSX Mac????

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:55 pm

I will try to help you

do you have a shortcut on desktop or start menu you use to start game? if not can you create one?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by MrTournemire » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:05 am

thunderchero wrote:I will try to help you

do you have a shortcut on desktop or start menu you use to start game? if not can you create one?
hello,
thanks for your efforts.
Yes, I have an icon on my desktop...and I already tried to add "-Mudd" to it by renaming it. But it didn't work :-(

do you have an idea?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:47 am

right click on icon and in dropdown menu select properties

what is on the "target" line?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by MrTournemire » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:34 am

hello,
not quite sure if the right click in osx is the same than windows...but when I do so this is what comes:

-open
-show packages contents
-move to trash
-get info
-rename
-duplicate
-make alias
-quick look
-share
-copy
-clean up selection
-show option view
----------------
reveal in windows
reveal in finder

so this is the menue that come when I "right click" the icon. Normaly, you can ad the "-Mudd" in Windows under properties and under the target line and thats it....but i realy wonder if this is possible in Mac osx or better said with "PlayOnMac" app anyhow.

have a suggestion?

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Re: Tutorial: Install BotF on Mac OS X (Illustrated!)

Post by thunderchero » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:20 pm

I did a quick search on net, this is what I found
http://superuser.com/questions/16750/ho ... -in-mac-os
but requires you to run a script

good luck

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