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Mac OSX Catalina Steam Killer!

Beware steam lovers on Mac OSX 

I love moving to the latest versions of Mac OSX but being warned if you upgrade it will break loads of things like 32 bit apps removed is just backwards – so do you stay on a old outdated version of Mac for ever !! luckily enough I only need steam. I don’t really get a lot of time to sit behind a screen vegetating over games im a kind of a get out into the big wide world type person but every now and then a game of gta to get away from the world is great specially when locked down due to corona virus!! So I get onto the iMac I don’t get to use a lot and fire up steam.. it updates and wahhh laaa …

as you can see all not available to run apart from one!! agggghhhhh!so I updated the steam app still no joy !! so I looked and there is no support for all my games now! how crap is that! now im not sure if steam is going to fix this but I wasn’t hanging around! So along comes crossover check this out! https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-mac

not only does crossover run my steam games but lots of other applications and yes 32 applications!! bingo! and for a cheap version with no support etc 32 euro! bargain! so I got the trial to test and installed steam from inside the application and logged into my account and I got all my games back!

the games run perfect so im happy at 32 euro until steam or apple do something about this, but im thinking apple won’t change I think the cleaver people at steam will have to add the 32 bit emulation for all the people who paid them for games, the solution they suggest is boot camp or installing a older version of windows on a USB key to boot off now thats just backwards!!

all I need now is…

many thanks to imageoptim for compressing my images! the screen shots where over 2 meg and wouldn’t upload check it out here https://imageoptim.com/mac


artisteer on ubuntu

great app artisteer for making wordpress / joomla templates, you can get windows and mac versions but unfortunate not to have a linux installer, but thats like most software i guess! as there is no alternative you can either run windows! buy a mac!!!!!! ( the more sensible decision of the two!) or pay £38 for crossover for linux or finally folow my guide to get it running for free! well apart from paying for artisteer licence of course!Artisteer_logo_icon

from the terminal do this

1) echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope


sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

3) create configuration Artisteer with :
a) wine (version 1.5xx) = windows xp or 7 in 32 bits  (i just got it running using 1.7.32) 9/12/2014
b) install components dotnetfx35
c) install components dotnetfx35sp1
4) install manually in your virtual environnement Artisteer4 in PlayonLinux your Artisteer4.exe (in win32bits)
5) Enter your licence number

gotta love it