playing IOS games on mac

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hey everyone.
i hope you're all keeping safe and well.
i just wanted to post here to see if anyone has played any of the blindfold games on the new m1 mac models? if so, did you have to adjust any settings for this to work?
I appreciate your comments.
Tali

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Submitted by Craig on Monday, September 13, 2021

I have tried to play a few of the blindfold games on my m1 Mac but they didn't work. However, I have played dice world and it works very well on my m1 MacBook Air. I would also be interested to find out if anyone has managed to get the blindfold games or any other accessible game working on the m1 Macs.

Submitted by Laura Tosetto on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hey there,
just found this out by chance so I thought I'd share it here for anyone who is interested in playing iOS games on M1 Macs.
If you open a game that on the iPhone would need direct touch interaction (but in fact you could do this for any app), and head over to preferences through the menu that's named after the app or using command comma, there is a tab there that says "Touch alternatives". If you go there and click the on button, then you can play the game using the trackpad as if it were the touchscreen of your phone, but to use it like this you have to keep the option key pressed. Alternatively, you can use the arrow keys to perform swipes (with quicknav off though), and the space key to perform a single tap in the center of the screen, though I find the trackpad method I described above to be more reliable.
I just tried this out with AudioWizards and it works; haven't tried with any of the blindfold games, but I assume they work.
HTH