To install games on a Macintosh computer, there are two options. One is to install from the game CD. The second way is to download the game file from a gaming website, then run the downloaded installer. The games must be compatible with the Macintosh operating system in order to run the installers. Gaming companies and websites label their games with Windows or Macintosh logos to show which platform the game is compatible with.
Install from a Game CD pointing to a picture of the Applications folder as a cue of what to do.
5. Follow the installer directions in the dialog box that appears on your screen to complete the installation process. You will find your game icon in the Applications folder when the installation is complete.
6. Leave the CD in the disk drive if the game requires it in order to run. Many commercial games will only run if the original CD is still in the machine.
Install a Game from the Internet
7. Navigate with your web browser to a game website that has a game you wish to download and install. There may be a fee associated with downloading the game. Read the terms of service carefully before downloading.
8. Locate the downloaded file on your Macintosh desktop. It is probably a “disk image” file with the extension .dmg.
9. Double click the .dmg file you downloaded. This will open the installer as a virtual “disk image” on your desktop with the game installer on it.
10. Drag the game application from the disk image to your Applications folder or double click the installer file on the disk image to launch it.
11. Follow the installer directions in the dialog box that appears on your screen to complete the installation process. You will find your game icon in the Applications folder when the installation is complete.