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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus sonson's Avatar
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    Can I play a Steam game with someone who has a Mac?

    Ok hotshots-

    I have a PC. I want to play a game with someone who has a Mac. We don't both have said game (Saints Row IV) but he will buy it if we can play together. So I ask you-

    Given this, can we play this game together?

    Thank you

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    Yes (I'm 99% sure, anyway), but sometimes fresh updates hit PC first and can take a while to release on Mac which breaks cross-OS multiplayer, the Borderlands 2 community has trouble with that quite often. You're probably safe with SRIV though.

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    It depends on what the WiFi at Starbucks is like.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus sonson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by db1331 View Post
    it depends on what the wifi at starbucks is like.
    hooo! Ten chars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by db1331 View Post
    It depends on what the WiFi at Starbucks is like.
    On another forum I use, we used to get "front page quotes". This is a first page quote.
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    I want to play a game with someone who has a Mac.
    Are you absolutely certain about this?

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    Space Hulk worked fine between Mac/PC. Your mileage may vary with another game but it's definitely possible.
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    Probably comes down game to game but most PC/Mac games should be online compatible.

    Then you got Portal 1 for PS3<>PC play!

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    /unsolicited advice

    For what it's worth, the game will always run faster on a Mac's bootcamped Windows partition. Aside from puzzle/indie/performance-lite games, there are very few titles I bother playing natively in OSX.

    neema's advice is correct, though -- OSX often gets updates later than Windows versions. Otherwise, I don't see a problem.

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    Thank you one and all. Don't forget to take a Gift Bag on the way out*

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    It depends entirely on the game, and nothing to do with Steam.

    I think all source-engine games are cross-OS multiplayer for example, but others may not be.

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    A bunch of Blizzard games let you do it. We used to have someone in our guild who played WoW on his Macbook.
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    A bunch of Blizzard games let you do it. We used to have someone in our guild who played WoW on his Macbook.
    yeah, WoW is apparently WINE compatible.

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