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Guild Wars For Mac Os X 10.8
|Warning: Running Guild Wars on a non-Windows operating system, or with any other computer which does not meet the system requirements, is completely unsupported by ArenaNet and NCSoft.|
- The Guild Wars 2 client is available on both the Windows and Mac operating system.
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- However, starting guild wars is also possible (and easier IMO) when just creating a shortcut (called 'alias' on Mac) and then double clicking on it. I put the alias for gw, pawned and u-mod (which I prefer over texmod) into the guildwars folder in my documents where the templates are saved too, so starting the game is just a double click away:-).
- 1About Crossover Games
- 2Installation Guide
- 3Additional Notes
About Crossover Games
CrossOver is CodeWeavers' commercial version of Wine, a reimplementation of the win32 API that allows the use of Windows applications on Linux and on Intel Macintosh systems running Mac OS X. CodeWeavers is the leading corporate sponsor of Wine development.
CrossOver Games is a legacy product released on March 25, 2008 and is the flavor of CrossOver that supports Guild Wars. A free trial version of a newer replacement product, CrossOver, is available for download here on the CodeWeavers website.
CrossOver Games Support
The Guild Wars entry in CodeWeavers' Compatibility Center provides forums and reporting space where Guild Wars players can connect with each other and with CodeWeavers staff to provide feedback.
Current known issues include:
- Windowed-fullscreen switching on MacOS doesn't show/remove the title bar.
- Restoring from minimization does not work properly.
For Full-screen switching, simply press Alt + Enter anytime, and you will toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Enabling window resizing option
If you run Guild Wars after you run CrossOver, you will be restricted to one window size and you cannot adjust the size of the window.
To solve this problem, simply follow the steps below by creating a Run Command icon and run directly through the icon.
If you created a Guild Wars icon under the program folder in CrossOver, you could enable the windowed resizing option which is usually displayed on the right-hand bottom corner of the window. To do this, check your menu bar, Programs > Guild Wars OR Reveal in Finder. If you have a Guild Wars icon there, drag it onto your dock. If you don't have the icon, click on Programs > Run Command > Browse to your gw.exe and then run it there, afterwards click 'Save program to menu bar', and then, you will have the icon.
Now you have the icon there, drag it onto your dock and the next time you run Guild Wars, run directly from the dock by clicking the Guild Wars icon. This will enable the window sizing option.
- See also:http://www.codeweavers.com/via/guildwars/
|Note: This Installation does not require DVD's from Boxsets. This is a pure download based installation.|
Starting Crossover Games
After installing CrossOver Games, you will find the CX menu in your 'Applications' bar under the heading 'CrossOver Games'.
Installing Guild Wars
Select the 'Install Windows Software' Option which will start up the CrossOver installation Wizard. In the Available applications to install you will see an entry for 'Guild Wars'. Select that and click on 'Next'.
The next menu will ask if you want the 'Express' or 'Advanced' Installation. We selected the Express Installation and it should work without any problems for you.
You should be faced with a menu asking you about bottles. Bottles are used to keep configurations of applications separate from other applications. CrossOver Games should present an option to install Guild Wars in a new bottle called 'win2000'. Unless you know what you are doing, keep that selection and click on 'Next'.
CrossOver Games will now create the required bottle and setup the bottle for use with Guild Wars.
Guild Wars Installing
After a few seconds you should see the usual Guild Wars installation screen. The screen should ask you where you would like to install Guild Wars. The default option is 'C:Program FilesGuild Wars'. It's best to keep it to that default and click on 'Ok'.
Guild Wars Installation Path
Guild Wars will now install itself into 'C:Program FilesGuild Wars' according to the settings given by downloading the required data from the Internet. Once the initial download is complete, it will restart the Guild Wars application and start the actual data download. Below you will find a screenshot of what it looks like. Once you reach this point, you can either leave the installation to download the minimum required files to start the game, or, if you have a complete Gw.dat file, you can cancel the download at this point.
If you Cancel the installation at this point, you can continue downloading the required data at a later time, or you can copy a complete Gw.dat file into the Guild Wars installation directory. If you followed the default options when installing Guild Wars, you should find the directory to copy your Gw.dat file at
If you are on OS X, the default path will be
Whether you wait for the installation to download all files or whether you cancelled the installation at the download point, you will end the installation.
CrossOver has created a new menu option for starting Guild Wars in your start menu. If you look under 'Applications', you will find the option called 'Windows Games' under which there is Guild Wars, and finally, the Guild Wars icon. Clicking this will start Guild Wars.
This installation guide does not work with boxset DVD's. At a later stage, I'll redo an installation with DVD's and see how well it works, and, if it's a viable installation method, I will document it here and at the CodeWeavers compatibility website.
It is recommended to have a complete Gw.dat file backed up before installing to make the installation a lot quicker. Once the first part of the installation is complete, copying the Gw.dat file to the desired location explained above will result in a finalized installation and starting Guild Wars will work as expected.
As far as I know, Anti-Aliasing is not supported in 3D Directly in Wine's implementation of DirectX. This however does not mean you cannot have anti-aliasing in games. It is possible with Nvidia cards, although I have not tested ATI or any other cards, with corresponding settings for the application.
Running Guild Wars from command line
The easiest to start Guild Wars in CrossOver using the command line options is as follows:
You can add the -image tag on command line as well, like in the following example:
You can also use all other command line options this way. For more information on command line options of Guild Wars, see Command line arguments.
|Guild Wars installation and execution|
|Guild Wars on Wine • Guild Wars on CrossOver|
Guild Wars For Mac Os Xp
Today we’re happy to announce another major milestone in the development of Guild Wars 2: going forward, ArenaNet will also be supporting the game on Apple’s Mac OS X. The Mac Beta client is available immediately for all Guild Wars 2 players. It shares the same features and connects to the same live game servers as the PC client. Anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2 can now play it on both PC and Mac.
Bringing Guild Wars 2 to the Mac is huge for us, because it introduces the game to an entire group of players who are often ignored by game developers. The ability to play together with your friends is one of the underlying principles of Guild Wars 2, and providing a Mac client means that friends and guildmates can play together regardless of what operating system they favor.
On top of it all, ArenaNet staffers are big fans of Macs. We offer them as part of our employee laptop subsidy program, and our president Mike O’Brien is rarely seen without his Mac laptop. We’re as excited as anyone to play Guild Wars 2 on OS X.
The Mac Beta is available to anyone who has purchased or purchases Guild Wars 2. All you need is an active Guild Wars 2 account to download the Mac Beta client. Just log in to account.guildwars2.com and click Download Client to get started. If you have any questions, check out our Mac FAQ.
Keep in mind as you play the Mac Beta that it is a beta product. Performance and system requirements aren’t finalized. Review the beta hardware specification, and understand that your overall experience will be better when we release the final version. Even though it’s a beta, the Mac client does connect to the same live environment that the PC client connects to.
To bring Guild Wars 2 to the Mac, ArenaNet worked with our partners at TransGaming, whose Cider technology allows us to mirror the game experience as closely as possible between the PC and Mac. This means that future updates to Guild Wars 2 Charts app for mac ios. will be available for both platforms simultaneously.
So whether you’re a PC or a Mac, or both, we’ll see you in-game!