[tut] How Run Dota 2 on Mac OSX

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by Gz.3z0, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Gz.3z0

    Gz.3z0 New Member

    Hello this is a tutorial about how to run Dota 2 on mac.

    First you going to need Wineskin:-
    Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X.
    An open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET
    3rd STEAM For windows

    How to Install:-
    1- Install Wineskin
    2- Install Wineskin Engine MS8Wine 1.5.1
    3- Update to the latest Wrapper
    4- Create a New blank Wrapper And Name it Steam
    5- after its done you will see a message tells you its done creating ... click on view the folder.
    6- it will show you the folder of the wrapper you created usually found in /user/applications/wineskin/
    7- right click and click on show package contents.
    8- click on the wineskin icon and select Install an application
    9- Choose the first one which is Executable... then search for the Steam file which you downloaded earlier... note that steam version must be for windows
    10- do a normal install.
    11- after you finish the installation click on wineskin and go to advances .. make sure that the file path is set to the steam.exe file
    12- Install Mono for mac OSX
    13- Run the steam wrapper file to allow steam for win to run on mac
    14- log-in to your account
    15- right click on dota 2 - properties - set launch options and type this[/COLOR] command line.. must be exactly the same..
    -novid -windowed -nod3d9ex
    i typed the -windowed command to make the game starts on a window screen because if you dont type that you wont be able to use the keyboard in-game
    16- start the game and go to settings - video - change the display to full screen and choose the best resolution to display and now you are done.

    All credit goes to Moritz Fl
    Click here to see his videos on youtube
  2. brainwaves

    brainwaves New Member

    Cant find Engine MS8Wine 1.5.1. I have WS8Wine 1.5.1, does that make a difference?
  3. brainwaves

    brainwaves New Member

    and wineskin doesnt stop being busy...
  4. Lord_Talron

    Lord_Talron Well-Known Member

  5. golligo

    golligo New Member

    i followed the steps that you shared, and when i run the game all i can see is a blank white screen, so sad. do u know what could be the solution? i changed the fullscreen to windows mode, but it keeps telling me that i need to change it back
  6. tottoche

    tottoche Well-Known Member

    Seems tasty, but my 2008 good old macbook pro would burn if I virtualized Dota2.
    The only way for me is installing windows with bootcamp ("windaube" as we say in french).
  7. Lord_Talron

    Lord_Talron Well-Known Member

    still cant figure out how to run this damn game in fullscreen mode
  8. golligo

    golligo New Member

    i can't run it at all. is playable for u in windows mode?
  9. Shmendrich

    Shmendrich Member

    Its playable in bootcamp, it crashes every now and then (once or twice a game) but its quite playable
  10. Theexe2

    Theexe2 Well-Known Member

    Thats not running it on Mac OSX thats running it on Windows 8. NEXT
  11. dishtowel

    dishtowel Well-Known Member

    This is great! The game keeps giving me problems in Bootcamp, so I've decided to try this method.

    The only problem so far is that it seems to be updating non stop. It opens and goes through the update process and then does it all over again.

    Any ideas as to why this is happening? Do I just need to wait it out?

    Edit: I realized that it's actually having an error, closing itself, and reopening. It says: Failed to remove temporary unzip folder.

    What does this mean?
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  12. Draguuro-Manchi

    Draguuro-Manchi Well-Known Member

    Alternate method,

    Buy windows.
  13. marzzbar

    marzzbar New Member

    If you get "Failed to remove temporary unzip folder." you should use Wine version 1.5.26.

    Also, I needed to add -no-dwrite to EXE flags to see text in steam.
  14. bas2sin

    bas2sin New Member

    BRO HELP PLS I HAVE NO SOUND. Everything is fine but no sound. Please help.
  15. SpellBindeR~

    SpellBindeR~ Banned

  16. Alright Valve is now working to port Dota 2 on Linux and Mac so just wait for the Valve time
  17. NickPhamUK

    NickPhamUK Banned

    It is already on Linux and Mac.