...install the game on a windows virtual machine and configure it with the settings you want...
I haven't owned a Windows license since... 1999? ;)
I came across the Porting Team's wrapper this morning. Good to know it works with the the GOG version. I may give it a try if I have any problems building a Wineskin wrapper. So long as the installer works in Wine, I suppose I could copy the install dir over from there.
Looks like people have had varying degrees of luck playing DA:O on Wine since 2011—where most of the problems seem to be related to DLC registration (which hopefully doesn't apply here).
Setting up Wine on OS X is always a pain...
Wineskin and Winetricks makes things pretty simple for most game installs on a Mac. I occasionally miss having my custom Wine builds from Linux, but certainly don't miss spending the time building them :D
I've probably got 20-30 games running in custom wrappers on my Macbook at this point. Well worth the effort, but it's certainly not for everyone. Thanks to the Porting Team, PlayOnMac, and Paul The Tall (and WineHQ, of course) it's often easy enough for the uninitiated to find existing wrappers, or at least the required settings to get started.
I probably would have tried a port this morning, but I need to free up a bit of drive space. If the 40 gig rumor
is true (plus the installer size!), I think I'll be running experimental builds on an external drive. At least we can delete some of the localization files to get the size down a bit.