How to install the sprite packs on MacOSX using Crossover Games/Wine

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Check out the third post for simple instructions on how to install the sprite packs on MacOSX using Crossover Games or other similar windows emulators.

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As the title says: Is it possible to purchase and download the sprites packs on steam and then install them (or move the files) to the Gamersgate EU3 folder? I ask this since for some unknown reason it appears that steam has had the mac version of the sprites for quite some time while Gamersgate still only sells the windows version.

Thanks ^-^

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Note : I do not have the EU3 serie bought on Steam, only on Gamersgate, and while I'm planning on buying the future games of paradox off steam (specifically for the Steamplay feature), I would not repurchase the game on Steam to access the sprites if that's what's needed.
 
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I missed that, thanks for pointing it out!

And in much better news : I found out how to properly install the graphics on the gamersgate mac version of the game, using the gamersgate's windows executables of the sprite packs.

The following instructions should work with Crossover, Crossover Games and Wine without a problem, as long as the program allows for an internet connection. For this time, I used Crossover Games version 10.1.2 and it worked flawlessly.

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-Make sure you have a way of running a .exe in a MacOSX environment.
-Simply download all the files you need.
-Go into Crossover Games.
-Go to Programs/launch command
-Select any "bottle" that you have made, browse for the downloaded executable and launch it.
-Find out the path to your EU3 data folder, which in my case was Z:/applications/eu3 complete/data
-Install :)
-Remove temporary files.
-Launch Eu3 to verify it worked.
-???
-Profits!

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I'm planning on buying the future games of paradox off steam (specifically for the Steamplay feature),
Note there's no guarantee of that feature being available. Steam does not sell HttT, DW, HoI3 expansions, or Victoria 2 for MacOS for example and I don't think anyone outside the companies knows why.
You can hope that if Paradox does future MacOS versions in-house it may change again but we don't really know.