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How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 05:56
by Jwn121
I have, sadly, no access to a PC and thus must play games on my MAC computer. I had already purchased Morrowind on Steam before I found OpenMW, but as I cannot install Morrowind on my Mac through Steam, I can't get it into my finder as a folder and so I can't load it onto OpenMW and actually play the game. I've looked up a number of things on google, spent a few hours searching to no avail, looked on youtube and there's nothing for mac, so I decided to come here, where I know that there are successful MAC players. Thanks for the help! :D
P.S. Any good mods for when I figure it out? Thanks again!

Re: How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 07:28
by lysol
You have the same avatar/profile picture as drummyfish, which is... very confusing.

Anyway, I think I recall steamcmd worked on mac too. Anyone?

Re: How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 11:37
by PatDaRat
Sure! I have managed to get OpenMW working on a Mac using Steam files taken from my PC. Even if you don't have easy access to a PC, I'm sure you can still install the PC version of Morrowind on your Mac using Wine (https://www.winehq.org/). So:

1) Install Wine on your Mac
2) Install the PC version of Steam in Wine
3) Login and download Morrowind
4) You should be able to access the game files. I believe your Wine C-Drive lives here: ~/.wine/drive_c/

I don't know much about steamcmd. My personal experience is that it was too much of a hassle when I tried using it.

Hopefully this helps :)

Re: How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 18:10
by Thunderforge
No need to install Wine. You can have your Mac Steam client get tricked into downloading Morrowind straight onto your Mac. Check out these instructions on our Wiki.

That’s what I use and it works like a charm.

Re: How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 21:08
by lysol
Thunderforge wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 18:10
No need to install Wine. You can have your Mac Steam client get tricked into downloading Morrowind straight onto your Mac. Check out these instructions on our Wiki.

That’s what I use and it works like a charm.
How did I miss this?

Re: How to run OpenMW with steam Morrowind on MAC?

Posted: 30 Jan 2018, 15:40
by Thunderforge
lysol wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 21:08
How did I miss this?
Not sure, but if you figure out a better way so people don’t miss it, let us know so that others can avoid the same problem.