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GoldenEye: Source Mac OS X Installation Instructions

Playing GoldenEye: Source on macOS is not officially supported. This guide is provided for reference only.

Note: Run the commands displayed like the example below by pasting them into

  example command
  • Install Wine

  brew update
  brew install wine
  • Run Steam's installer with Wine

   wine ~/Downloads/SteamSetup.exe
  • Launch Steam with Wine

   wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/Steam.exe -no-dwrite

In Steam:

  • Select the LIBRARY tab
  • Next to the search field, click GAMES and select the TOOLS option
  • Right click on Source SDK Base 2007 and select Install

Download GoldenEye: Source 5.0 (.exe installer)

In Steam:

  • Select Settings from the Steam menu in the upper left
  • Select In-Game in the panel on the left
  • Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game
  • Quit Steam by selecting Exit from the Steam menu

Run the GoldenEye: Source installer with Wine

wine ~/Downloads/GoldenEye_Source_v5.0_full.exe

Launch Steam with Wine

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/Steam.exe -no-dwrite

Run GoldenEye: Source from Steam by selecting it under the LIBRARY tab and clicking Play

Big thanks to lazdzx for this guide



Tested with success on 10.6, 10.9, 10.10 with dozens hours of online and LAN gameplay.

Got a black screen when trying to exit GoldenEye: Source?

  • Quit GoldenEye: Source normally
  • Hit Command + Tab if the screen is black
  • Force quit GoldenEye: Source

Mouse acceleration getting you killed?

  • You must log out and log back in (or restart) for both of these commands to take effect.
  • You can disable mouse acceleration with this command:
  • defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1

You can re-enable it with this command:

defaults write .GlobalPreferences 1.5

Can’t see the text in Steam?

You didn’t read the instructions. You must pass the -no-dwrite option when starting Steam with Wine, as noted above and below.

Is the game quitting every time you press any key?

You didn’t read the instructions. You need to disable the Steam in-game overlay as noted in step 9 above.

mac_installation.txt · Last modified: 2023/09/03 18:43 by