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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+.
Is this the "exciting new direction" they're taking?
YEAH!!! Thank you!
Oh, I can't wait to try out the downloader. Looks like I won't have to select every extra individually anymore.
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xyem: +1271 Add Mac OS X versions of games +7084 Add Linux versions of games
I understand your point, however how much engineering effort is required?

Which distro do you support? Which desktop enviroment? The thing with the Mac (and iOS for that matter) is that there is a relatively limited set of machines and hardware to test against. Compared to Linux which generally runs on custom built hardware with a wide array of graphics and sound chips. (or Android which has a shed load of variants in terms of hardware and os versions)
This is really awesome! Now I can buy indie games here instead of Steam!
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A bit disappointed too, I would have preferred Linux (I am using Fedora a lot :) ). But still, I don't think it's a bad thing, and maybe Linux will be next ! Let's not complain that they add Mac versions and that we get Windows + Mac at the same time for no additional cost.
Notice how there is no mention of DRM free on the news post. And the windows signs have substituted the drm free next to the price.

Not that I care, but it is interesting.
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isisprince: I guess this is good for the health of the business. I was hoping something that would be exciting for everyone. Who owns a Mac nowadays, anyways? People who think style over computing is cool? I guess that sounds flamey. Just disappointed.
It is flamey, though I understand the disappointment I used to run Ubuntu linux myself (I technically still do on my server), lots of people have Macs and likely more than those that have Linux based machines.

To be honest everything I need in general computing I can do on my iPad or iPhone, I use my Mac for iOS development and a few other bits and pieces, and for booting into bootcamp to play various Windows games.
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SimonG: Notice how there is no mention of DRM free on the news post. And the windows signs have substituted the drm free next to the price. Not that I care, but it is interesting.
There was mention of DRM-free in the live presentation though :)
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tarasis: I understand your point, however how much engineering effort is required? Which distro do you support? Which desktop enviroment? The thing with the Mac (and iOS for that matter) is that there is a relatively limited set of machines and hardware to test against. Compared to Linux which generally runs on custom built hardware with a wide array of graphics and sound chips. (or Android which has a shed load of variants in terms of hardware and os versions)
It doesn't matter that there are loads of Linux versions. We just want them to provide either just the files and we'll sort it out ourselves or the developer-provided installers. Or they can choose one distro to support and we sort out the rest. Then it would be exactly the same situation as XP (the supported) and 7 (the "unsupported") versions of Windows.
Talk about anticlimax, the book would have been better, Source code and Annotations, ;) But no Linux? not even for the developers that already fully support it? with Linux you really could have everything you need to play your GOG games, all on a thumb drive.

Still, good news for those fortunate enough to have a Mac, hope they appreciate the work which the Linux community started years ago that make todays announcement possible.
Gog's philosophy, DRM-free, isn't compatible with Apple's!

Linux would have been better but whatever. If this is good for gog, then I approve.
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silvercrowaxe: Linux next? D:
It would be great. It's very easy to run GOG.com games that use DOSBox or SCUMMVM on Linux systems. The worst part is running the setup with Wine to have the files extracted. Many Windows games available here run flawlessly on Wine too. It would only be a matter to configure something like PlayOnLinux (http://www.playonlinux.com) to run the games. It already supports many GOG.com games.

Anyway, congrats on bringing the easy way of playing old games on another OS.
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xyem: It doesn't matter that there are loads of Linux versions. We just want them to provide either just the files and we'll sort it out ourselves or the developer-provided installers. Or they can choose one distro to support and we sort out the rest. Then it would be exactly the same situation as XP (the supported) and 7 (the "unsupported") versions of Windows.
And then there will be the same sort of bitching that goes on about the game not working on Win 7 that I've seen around here. But fingers crossed that something happens sooner rather than later.
The bottom line is that the more people that buy from GOG, the bigger the platform.
If GOG manages to bring... a lot of Mac users, different publishers could see dollar signs.