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It's official! GOG.com supports Mac OS X.

We're bringing a part of our massive catalog of all-time classics to Mac, starting with an impressive 50 titles for Mac gamers to play and enjoy. 28 of the 50 titles, the best games in history, including Syndicate, Ultima series, or Wing Commander, will be playable on the Mac OS X for the first time ever--exclusively on GOG.com. The complete line-up reflects the diversity of available games unmatched by other distributors: classics like Simcity 2000, Crusader: No Remorse, Little Big Adventure, Theme Hospital mix with Anomaly Warzone Earth, Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, Botanicula, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Speaking of monster-hunter Geralt and The Witcher 2, the Enhanced Edition of this award-winning mature fantasy RPG was released on Mac just today and is available on GOG.com with a 25% discount (that's only $22.24) for the next 48 hours.

Weeklong Promo: Mac & PC Essentials
We have also prepared a set of specially selected games from various genres that will be available 50% off for the next week: The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Crusader: No Remorse, Theme Hospital, Little Big Adventure, Postal Classic and Uncut, and Simcity 2000 are all available for 50% off--that's as little as $2.99 for unforgettable classics. This promo ends Thursday, October 25 at 6:15 PM GMT. However, The Witcher Enhanced Edition will be available for 50% off only until Saturday, October 20 at 6:45 PM GMT.

Remember, the 50 is just the beginning--we promise to release more amazing games on Mac in the near future. What titles? To find out and play even more best games in history check our website regularly, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or give us a nice +1 in Google+.
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Inuboy1000: It's official, GOG.com is the greatest digital distribution store ever. It's not even an opinion anymore. I'm claiming it as a fact now. Better than the Gamestop App (they're bringing that to the Mac but are taking forever with it), better than Origin (also coming to Mac but will probably be released in a long time), and heck even better than Steam. Great announcement GOG. You guys are awesome.
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mondo84: You forgot to include a complaint in your post. ;)
A complaint.... like what? I honestly have no complaints with GOG with this announcement.
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N0x0ss: I did not follow... When will the mac games be available and what is the list of games that are gonna be available ?
You can always check the list of GOG.com games that are currently available on Mac by going to our catalog page and using the "filter by OS" option like this: www.gog.com/en/catalogue/?system=osx; There are 50 titles available for Mac right now, and some of them are free.
Post edited October 18, 2012 by G-Doc
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xyem: I do think the idea of a "retro" Mac gamer is kind of weird. Aren't they all too pre-occupied with shiny-ooo-this-looks-nice things to be retro gamers? :D [1] [1]I jest of course, but that is the typical Mac user image as far as I know.
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kodeen: Agreed. I also wouldn't be surprised if some of the real Mac purists don't start complaining that they're getting Dos versions of games instead of IIgs versions. Also, where's Marathon? And no old PPC games, even though Apple stripped PPC support! An outrage, I tell you.
I have to say, I've never really understood the attitude. I use Mac computer simply because I like them better, so what? I always see PC users being antagonistic to Mac users. What's the point? We're not all mindless robots just out to get the newest thing.

I've owned a PC, and I've owned a Mac. I made a choice. I really just don't understand why whenever I wander into a thread about Mac support I am greeted with annoying stereotypes and hate.
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tarasis: I understand your point, however how much engineering effort is required? Which distro do you support? Which desktop enviroment?
I'm a Linux gamer but I understand why they decided to support Mac OS earlier than Linux. It has a larger user base (maybe not on GOG, but I suppose they are trying to change that this way). Also, Linux users are usually able to find ways to run windows games and aren't afraid to devote a lot of time to get a game running. I don't know about Mac users, but I suppose on average they don't enjoy solving problems of this nature as much.

What I don't understand though is why GOG didn't make this decision earlier. If they did, we'd have both Mac OS X and Linux support by now. You ask which distro, which environment? The majority of Linux users on GOG already answered this question in the Community Checklist. We'd be happy, I mean really, really happy, if GOG officially supported just one distro and just one hardware configuration.

We, as a community, would offer support for every other distro and every other hardware configuration. That's what we believe - developers and software providers shouldn't bother with support, they should concentrate on doing what they are supposed to do, develop and provide. We, as a community, are willing to help them by taking care of users who have problems running those games. If we find that the problem lies within the software itself, we'll let the devs know, no point in troubling the providers like GOG.

But, since GOG.com doesn't seem willing to let us provide support instead of them, all we ask for is for them to support one distro, most of us agree that Ubuntu is best for gaming. If they test it only on a single hardware configuration, we are fine with it too, as long as they sell us the Linux binaries (yes! we don't even ask for source code!). The only things we, the Linux community, want (I write it based on the comments in the Wishlist, so if someone doesn't like the fact I'm speaking for everyone, feel free to correct me):

- Linux binaries for games that already have linux binaries available (eg. through humble indie bundle)
- DOSBox / ScummVM games packaged in a way that can be easily unpacked without installing them on Windows first. (there are some workarounds, but it would be really easy for GOG.com to provide these)

Yes, that's it. Some people also wanted to see the WineHQ rating directly on games' pages, but this could be misleading since even gold ratings don't give any guarantee the game will work on some other distro or configuration.

Is GOG.com afraid of providing official Linux support because people will buy games, find out it doesn't work on their distro, then want a refund?
We have an answer for that - ask the player to try the game on Ubuntu. It's a free distro, really easy and quick to install too, so asking someone to try the game on the officially supported distro isn't as bad as asking them to buy WIndows.



In any case, I'm happy for all the Mac users who are delighted with these news, and I'm relieved myself that game versions for different OSes aren't sold separately. So overall I'm not trying to criticize anyone or spread hate or anything like that. I just don't understand why GOG.com won't let us handle the support. Everything apart from support/testing is easy to do and would bring them a lot of our money.

So... after all, the only REALLY important thing I have to say is... happy fourth anniversary GOG.com!
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Inuboy1000: It's official, GOG.com is the greatest digital distribution store ever. It's not even an opinion anymore. I'm claiming it as a fact now. Better than the Gamestop App (they're bringing that to the Mac but are taking forever with it), better than Origin (also coming to Mac but will probably be released in a long time), and heck even better than Steam. Great announcement GOG. You guys are awesome.
Better than Gamestop, better than Origin, better than Steam, and even better than Desur... oh.
Finally, games for Mac. I already have Boxer on my Mac, so don't really need to have GOG distribute it. If that's the case.
This is great news, thanks GOG for listening. :)
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flashpulse: Finally, games for Mac. I already have Boxer on my Mac, so don't really need to have GOG distribute it. If that's the case.
There are also at least one Wine port (The Witcher 1) and new indie games with native versions
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kodeen: Agreed. I also wouldn't be surprised if some of the real Mac purists don't start complaining that they're getting Dos versions of games instead of IIgs versions. Also, where's Marathon? And no old PPC games, even though Apple stripped PPC support! An outrage, I tell you.
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Strigoitsepesh: I have to say, I've never really understood the attitude. I use Mac computer simply because I like them better, so what? I always see PC users being antagonistic to Mac users. What's the point? We're not all mindless robots just out to get the newest thing. I've owned a PC, and I've owned a Mac. I made a choice. I really just don't understand why whenever I wander into a thread about Mac support I am greeted with annoying stereotypes and hate.
Most Mac users are very reasonable people, and indeed I would be tempted to get one if their hardware flexibility and pricing were a little different (I really do prefer OSX). I'm more kinda poking fun at the people who post on sites like macrumors.com.
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mondo84: You forgot to include a complaint in your post. ;)
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Inuboy1000: A complaint.... like what? I honestly have no complaints with GOG with this announcement.
Me neither. But reading some of these threads, I feel abnormal for not thinking the announcement is a failure/stunt/etc. I'm looking for something to be mad about, but I can't find it.
THANK YOU! You guys rock!
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xyem: I do think the idea of a "retro" Mac gamer is kind of weird. Aren't they all too pre-occupied with shiny-ooo-this-looks-nice things to be retro gamers? :D
I know you're just joking, but I have to say this :)

I swapped to OSX when Microsoft pushed out Vista, and unfortunately for Microsoft, and even though I like Windows 7, it's not good enough to make me switch back.

The point being: There's a lot of people on the OSX side that have spent their childhood or teens playing DOS games. The feeling of nostalgia is a strong one, and gog.com just made it a whole lot easier now, they're so awesome :D
I'm not MAC user so I didn't give much attention when they were talking about it and I would almost miss Crusader promo.... So I found my bright spot tonight :-D
Post edited October 18, 2012 by tburger
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mondo84: I'm looking for something to be mad about, but I can't find it.
Ya, it's even better than I expected. I had initially assumed we would only see ports of the indie titles already available cross-platform. They actually put some <3 into this.
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Inuboy1000: It's official, GOG.com is the greatest digital distribution store ever. It's not even an opinion anymore. I'm claiming it as a fact now. Better than the Gamestop App (they're bringing that to the Mac but are taking forever with it), better than Origin (also coming to Mac but will probably be released in a long time), and heck even better than Steam. Great announcement GOG. You guys are awesome.
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Skunk: Better than Gamestop, better than Origin, better than Steam, and even better than Desur... oh.
LOL Haha Desura doesn't have a Mac version. Neither does Origin (yet) or Gamestop. Sure they're working on versions for Mac, but they're still not out yet. Steam has a Mac version but the amount of games brought to Steam for the Mac is really... honestly not very good. Just recently Steam got CoD: Black Ops for Mac that you have to buy seperately. We don't get much support for Mac games on Steam aside from Valve games and some indie games. Good to see GOG coming out with it right?