Would it be possible to run hammer on mac?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by jpeg, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. jpeg

    jpeg L1: Registered

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    Yes yes, i know, using a mac is stupid but i just wanted to know if it could be possible. I'm trying to get into mapping and welp, because i own a mac i cant open up hammer, So im wondering, is it possible to open through bootcamp/wineskin?

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  2. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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    Gonna ping @Muddy as she also uses a Mac, and knows how to do it or probably knows of a tutorial. (She's offline right now but in a couple of hours she'll be back online).
     
  3. theatreTECHIE

    aa theatreTECHIE Yet another Techie for the net...

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    I run hammer on my bootcamp partition, and works just fine, since bootcamp works just like a native Windows machine. I'm not sure about wineskin though. Also virtual machines would probably work, but I would recommend using bootcamp, as it gives hammer the most processing power possible.
     
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  5. jpeg

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    Thanks for the responses. I'll definitally try bootcamp.
     
  6. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Bootcamp would be preferable. I'm running Hammer through Wine and although it's functional (surprisingly so, in fact) it's pretty hacky and complicated to set up. I thought about writing a guide for it but I wasn't sure how useful it would be ultimately.
     
  7. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    If your Mac uses a Fusion Drive setup (an SSD and a magnetic HD working in hybrid mode to make one large logical volume) be warned that you won't ever be able to adjust the size of your Bootcamp partition without restoring your Mac OS installation from a Time Machine backup. Make sure you give yourself enough space.

    If you are short on space, you could install Windows onto an external USB3 or Thunderbolt SSD. You would need another Windows PC, a Windows installation disc image and a copy of WinToUSB. This is what I do.