Apple Mac

Apple Mac logo, as depicted for their game platform packaging.
Apple Mac logo, as depicted for their game platform packaging.
Picture of a modern day iMac.
Final GTA Triology Mac boxart

The Apple Mac, originally known as the Macintosh, is a line of computers manufactured and retailed by Apple Inc. The most common Mac computers are the iMac and Macbook Pro. Macs run on their own operating system, Mac OS, unlike a PC which typically uses Microsoft Windows or Linux.

The Mac has historically not been a gaming platform, but in the past couple of years, more and more games have been 'ported' to or created for Mac OS. As the hardware in modern Macs are similar to modern PCs, unlike older Macs which use the PowerPC platform (and are therefore significantly different compared to ordinary PCs), gameplay is no longer significantly different between the two platforms. Some alterations to the game are required to suit the Mac's keyboard layout and different system software.

GTA Games on Macs

Rockstar and Take Two first released a Mac version of the GTA III Era trilogy in 2010. This was later made available through the Mac App Store, and then through Steam in 2012 [1].

Unlike the PC version, there is less community mod support for the Mac. To achieve full modding ability, the best solution is to install Windows on a Mac (through Boot Camp, Parallels or Fusion), or use a compatibility layer such as CrossOver Mac to open or edit such files.

The following GTA games have been released for the Mac

See Also

  • Apple iOS - Operating system dedicated to Apple's hand-held devices.
  • Personal Computer - A broader insight to other lines of computers.
  • Steam - Game distribution system for PC and Mac
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