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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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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.
If you used other systems and chose Mac because it is better for you, great. That is exactly how it should work (use whatever is best for you).

I think most people dislike Mac users because they don't choose it because it is better, but because it is "cool". Or at least, this is the kind of Mac user they are exposed to the most.

Perhaps those that choose Mac for actual reasons are just quiet about it while those who pick it for being cool like to trumpet the fact, which would explain the stereotype.
Soooo... I downloaded Crusader because I already bought it and it turns out it's a standalone version of Boxer. Now that's great because Boxer kicks ass, but where all all the options gone we could tweak with Boxer? I know that GoG games come preconfigured which is great but sometimes I like to change a few settings. You know what else I like? Being able to access the config EXE. With Boxer I just need to launch the game while holding the alt key and I'd get a DOS prompt and a list of all the executables at the bottom, but that's not the case with the standalone version. Really, why remove options from the user? Alun Bestor put great effort into making Boxer's interface as non-intrusive as possible and at the same time as powerful as possible and it was perfect. Why mess with it?
Post edited October 18, 2012 by HiPhish
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kodeen: I think the reason you see more Linux users on this site currently is because Linux users are already expecting to jumping through hoops getting software from other platforms running on theirs, while Mac users generally aren't. With this new Mac support, I expect the amount of Mac users on the site to surpass the Linux users in a reasonably short amount of time.
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xyem: But catering to the Linux users who are already here would be "Customer love". We're the ones who have helped make GOG profitable enough to add a new OS.. Mac users (who aren't here) get a years worth of development time. Linux customers don't get a month of creating and uploading .tar.gz's which requires.. no development time. Seems somewhat skewed. 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.
Exactly my thoughts. I own 200+ games from GOG. Xyem you own the entire collection as far as i know, you give free games every week. Every week! And we are Linux users. Not just us there are many Linux users that support GOG. Damn it we have 7000+ votes for Linux! Yet again, we are the excluded child. Damn it GOG. You shouldn't done that. I shall look forward for Steam from now on. At least they are going to support Linux.
Post edited October 18, 2012 by grinninglich
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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.
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kodeen: 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.
They're not all bad there - I actually just posted there to let people know classic games on the Mac - what have I done, what have I done!

EDIT: I see they've posted an official news story now.

But yeah on those kinds of sites and many tech sites too people still engage in the OS wars (and mobile OS wars) like it is the 90s. I don't know why people do that - the ecosystem for a lot of these platforms is pretty healthy, it seems wasteful to argue about it.
Post edited October 18, 2012 by crazy_dave
Thank you so much! This made my day.

Already bought SimCity 2000, Theme Hospital and Little Big Adventure.
Thanks GOG, awesome news!
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grinninglich: Exactly my thoughts. I own 200+ games from GOG. Xyem you own the entire collection as far as i know, you give free games every week. Every week! And we are Linux users. Not just us there are many Linux users that support GOG. Damn it we have 7000+ votes for Linux! Yet again, we are the excluded child. Damn it GOG. You shouldn't done that. I shall look forward for Steam from now on. At least they are going to support Linux.
Steam is giving official support to Linux - Valve is much, much, much bigger and Steam has been around far longer. GOG is a small company and relatively recent. It's grossly unfair to compare them. Be patient.

I mean the level of unofficial support is pretty much what GOG already gives! How different really is offering non-Windows/Mac files? It's the first step to porting and usually the easiest to get the game files out ...
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HiPhish: Soooo... I downloaded Crusader because I already bought it and it turns out it's a standalone version of Boxer. Now that's great because Boxer kicks ass, but where all all the options gone we could tweak with Boxer? I know that GoG games come preconfigured which is great but sometimes I like to change a few settings. You know what else I like? Being able to access the config EXE. With Boxer I just need to launch the game while holding the alt key and I'd get a DOS prompt and a list of all the executables at the bottom, but that's not the case with the standalone version. Really, why remove options from the user? Alun Bestor put great effort into making Boxer's interface as non-intrusive as possible and at the same time as powerful as possible and it was perfect. Why mess with it?
The config files for all Mac DOSBox games are in the Configurations folder in the Resources folder after you show package contents.
Post edited October 18, 2012 by crazy_dave
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Skunk: Better than Gamestop, better than Origin, better than Steam, and even better than Desur... oh.
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Inuboy1000: LOL Haha Desura doesn't have a Mac version.
Desura doesn't have a Macintosh client? I didn't really know whether that was so or not. All the same, they definitely sell Windows, Macintosh, and Linux games. Not sure why you'd want to use the client, anyway. It's still pretty damn clunky and buggy, even on Windows.
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PaulH: Depressing. I love GOG, but Apple are the polar opposite of everything GOG stands for. They should have nothing to do with any Apple platform. Surely it's only a matter of time before they quietly abandon their no-DRM policy in order to be able release games for iOS.
I'm sorry, but this is really bullshit. May I remind you that Apple was one of the first to change their iTunes songs to DRM free? Also, I can copy around 90% of my applications between computers without any issues, simply by drag&drop, and my old Mac games rarely had even a serial number requirement, contrary to their Windows versions. OS X is also not iOS, you don't have to jailbreak a Mac to install anything from outside the Appstore. Please, before making such statements do a little research.
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Inuboy1000: LOL Haha Desura doesn't have a Mac version.
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Skunk: Desura doesn't have a Macintosh client? I didn't really know whether that was so or not. All the same, they definitely sell Windows, Macintosh, and Linux games. Not sure why you'd want to use the client, anyway. It's still pretty damn clunky and buggy, even on Windows.
You can download the games with a browser anyway, there's no need for a client on Mac. ;)
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Inuboy1000: LOL Haha Desura doesn't have a Mac version.
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Skunk: Desura doesn't have a Macintosh client? I didn't really know whether that was so or not. All the same, they definitely sell Windows, Macintosh, and Linux games. Not sure why you'd want to use the client, anyway. It's still pretty damn clunky and buggy, even on Windows.
The reason I'd rather use the client. It serves as a launcher for the games, as do most clients. However I was never sure if they did sell Mac games, it only says on their website that they were working on a version for Mac (I believe they've been saying that since last year, way too long). LOL Not to mention once they were giving away a game for free, but in order to actually GET the game you had to use the client. Which kind of sucked because I didn't get the game... however I later got that exact same game from the IndieGameStand, so no loss for me I guess.
Post edited October 18, 2012 by Inuboy1000
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casadechrisso: I'm sorry, but this is really bullshit. May I remind you that Apple was one of the first to change their iTunes songs to DRM free? Also, I can copy around 90% of my applications between computers without any issues, simply by drag&drop, and my old Mac games rarely had even a serial number requirement, contrary to their Windows versions. OS X is also not iOS, you don't have to jailbreak a Mac to install anything from outside the Appstore. Please, before making such statements do a little research.
Also worth noting all Mac software published by Apple is DRM free (even in the MAS.)
And when you take a Mac out of the box it works right away, you don't need to unlock the OS.

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crazy_dave: The config files for all Mac DOSBox games are in the Configurations folder in the Resources folder after you show package contents.
There is a bunch of conf files but no Crusader. Never mind, I'll just stick with Boxer as before, I'm just baffled that GoG would remove features from Boxer.
Ooooh. Nicely done, GOG. My Mac might be out of order right now, but this definitely counts in your favour. Will continue to buy games furiously and needlessly. My backlog, it aches... and my wallet, too.

Also, dagnabbit, I missed out on the conference. Set up an alarm and everything, only to sleep through it. Argh.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.