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#1 Mens

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

Us mac gamers don't always have a huge selection of games to play on steam so I have been doing some reacherch and found something about steam wrappers. I know that they let you play most games on steam and pay for them the same way. But things that have stopped me from downloading one is that I don't know if steam allows these wrappers. So I was wondering that you guys could tell me if it they allow it and also if it is a good idea to get one. Thanks

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

This thread is relevant to my interests. I'd like to know more too.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

Do you have a link to this service? It sounds pretty fishy.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:58 PM

If they sell the wrappers alone, then i dont see an issue. If the game bundle it, then i certainly see an issue.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

Are you talking about wine skin wrappers?
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

http://paulthetall.com/ I have go one of his ports before it is safe but the steam wrappers I think are safe to

Yes, all the stuff this guy does is wine
this is his site http://paulthetall.com/

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 April 2014 - 11:58 PM, said:

If they sell the wrappers alone, then i dont see an issue. If the game bundle it, then i certainly see an issue.
no they are all free to download I mean the wrappers

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:04 AM

Well in that case, who cares what Valve thinks.. I bought the games, they are mine, I want to play them and they don't make them available!
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 13 April 2014 - 10:38 PM, said:

Do you have a link to this service? It sounds pretty fishy.
   http://paulthetall.com/ I have got a port from him before its is safe

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

Paul is a good guy. His wrappers are fine and mostly cross-ties (due to better compatibility) for Crossover Mac.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

Yeah wrappers and crossover is comepletly legal, there is nothing wrong with that. If you are having trouble downloading, i would make sure that you don't have your mac steam client running at the sime time as the steam wrapper. If that doesnt change anything, talk to paul.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:52 PM

View Postipickert55, on 14 April 2014 - 05:42 PM, said:

Yeah wrappers and crossover is comepletly legal, there is nothing wrong with that. If you are having trouble downloading, i would make sure that you don't have your mac steam client running at the sime time as the steam wrapper. If that doesnt change anything, talk to paul.
Ah thanks for the info

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

View Postipickert55, on 14 April 2014 - 05:42 PM, said:

Yeah wrappers and crossover is comepletly legal, there is nothing wrong with that. If you are having trouble downloading, i would make sure that you don't have your mac steam client running at the sime time as the steam wrapper. If that doesnt change anything, talk to paul.
so you just download the wrapper and lets say get Men Of War Vietnam and download it from steam just like normal?

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

Yup
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

I wouldn't buy a wrapper. If someone sold you a wrapper you've been gypped. That being said... Steam wrappers are totally possible for example I've played Colonial Marines bought from Steam & through Steam in a wrapper.

Also, I think it's better to sandbox a game to it's own wrapper rather than try to run all your games in one wrapper.

The only thing I don't like is I don't have a way currently to close a steam client in a wrapper when the game closes automatically. You can make it automatically launch the game when the wrapper starts up pretty easily by using steam's command line argument for launching an app and supplying the app's id number alongside it.

-applaunch "AppID" "AppOptions"

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