DMG Online Poker Rooms
Poker rooms with .dmg files for Mac poker players.
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How to install DMG poker rooms.
You install Mac poker rooms from their disk image just like you would install any other app on your Mac.
After downloading a poker site's .dmg file, simply double-click on it to mount it (open it up), then drag the app in to your applications folder. From there, launch the poker room app by selecting it in your applications folder and the install process will start.
Note: When you download a dmg file from a poker site it will often need to be unzipped first. So unzip/extract the contents of the file you just downloaded using your favourite unzipping app and go from there. If you haven't got one for whatever reason, I recommend using The Unarchiver.
After you have finished installing the poker room app, you can right-click on the disk image on your desktop to eject it.
What's the difference between a .pkg file and a .dmg file?
- A .dmg file is a disk image. It's a way of storing files.
- A .pkg file in an installer package. It's used for installing its contents in to a location on your Mac.
Both PKG and DMG file types are used by poker rooms for installing their clients on to your Mac computer. PokerStars for example uses a .pkg file, whereas Full Tilt uses a .dmg file.
One file or method isn't better than another for installing a poker room on your Mac. They're just two different ways of doing the same thing. Although, installing a poker room with a .pkg file is ever so slightly more straightforward.
Here's a quick and simple forum thread highlighting the differences between .pkg and .dmg files.
What's the alternative to .dmg poker on Mac?
If you don't like the thought of installing poker rooms on your Mac from their .dmg or .pkg files, you can always choose to play at sites that allow you to play online poker from within your browser. PartyPoker's instant play version for example is very popular amongst casual players.
It's worth noting that these browser-based poker rooms tend to have less features and do not run as smoothly as downloadable poker rooms. So if you're a regular online poker player, I'd recommend downloading and installing a poker room (from the list above) on your Mac instead.
More information about DMG files and stuff.
- What is a DMG file? - eHow.com
- How to install software from DMG files
- Installer and PKG file info - Wikipedia.org
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