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2 excellent indies and 8 classic titles join GOG.com Mac catalog!

Mac gamers! We've prepared another set of games for you today. GOG.com is now offering almost 100 Mac titles! As for today's additions, we've got some RPGs, some strategies, a point-and-click adventure, an FPS, and even a space fighter combat sim. Most of today's additions are classic titles, but we also have two indies, that should appeal to old-school gamers nonetheless. Let's have a quick look at the new arrivals, shall we?

Starting with the indies, Legend of Grimrock is one of the last year's most celebrated independent games, briliantly reprising the classic dungeon crawler gameplay in modern visual style. The game comes with an intuitive built-in Dungeon Editor. Only $14.99.

Blackwell Bundle is a collection of four old-school point-and-click supernatural investigative adventures, complete with hand-drawn graphics and top-notch voice acting. A must have for adventure gamers longing for a new story to unravel. Only $14.99.

Moving to the classics, Alpha Centauri serves as a great spin-off of the legendary Civilization series, in a refreshing Sci-Fi setting. The game now comes with a very rare addition, the Alien Crossfire expansion. Only $5.99.

Fallout 2, the larger and even more open-ended sequel to Black Isle's smash-hit RPG will have you exploring the nuclear wasteland, potentially for hundreds of hours. If you're an RPG fan, this game is an obligatory addition to your collection. Only $9.99.

Sid Meier's Colonization, the classic turn-based strategy game of conquest and management, lets you play either the French, English, Dutch, or Spanish colonial powers, each with distinct characteristics and political situations. Only $5.99

Postal 2 Complete, the legendary sandbox of sadistic stunts and mindless mayhem witn no political corectness, comes in a form of gory FPS that will have your soul twitching and your mind screaming. Comes packed with the Apocalypse Weekend and Share the Pain expansions, for only $9.99.

Ultima 7: The Complete Edition includes The Black Gate, Forge of Virtue, Ultima 7 Part Two: Serpent Isle, and The Silver Seed, so you can expect many, many hours of masterfully crafted classic isometric fantasy RPG experience. Only $5.99.

Freespace (+Expansion), the cult space combat sim that casts you as a s a pilot for the Galactic Terran Alliance in the war with the ominous alien Shivans. This edition includes the original Freespace and the Silent Threat mission pack. Only $5.99.

Terminal Velocity is an action-packed fast-paced interplanetary fighter sim straight from the depths of 1990s. Check out the 3D Realms classic for only $5.99.

Conquest of the New World, a historical turn-based strategy title that puts you in control of a native civilization or an expeditionary force from one of five European countries. Complete with the Deluxe Edition features, such as the scenario editor. Only $5.99.

That's it for our January Mac selection. We hope you enjoy it. As you surely know by now, we're continuing our work to bring more titles to your Apple computers. For example, the Mac version of Geneforge 1-5, an RPG series for die-hard fans of the genre: hundreds of hours of gameplay, and unique setting, is coming out next Tuesday. Expect even more good news from GOG.com quite soon.
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SLP2000: Just out of curiosity - is Freespace + Expansion really Windows 7 officially compatible, or someone screwed up again and it's just Mac version added?
Yes, it's Windows 7 compatible :D.
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jamyskis: Just out of curiosity, how do the GOG versions of the legacy Mac apps like Alpha Centauri work? Apple has pulled Rosetta support and there was no universal binary available for many of these games, so there's no realistic way of getting the PPC binaries to work on modern Macs. Are they Windows versions running off WINE?
Yes, Wine is what we use for Windows versions that are now running on your Macs :D.
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BoxOfSnoo: Totally agreed, except maybe with fewer grawlixes :)
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cyboff: Unfortunately wine ports are not always working well for everybody, e.g. I tried Freespace today on my iMac and what I got was "white mouse tracks on yellow background" instead of screen where you choose pilot (this after initial video, whitch was rendered OK...).
So I have to try different wine versions or something else. But GOG included Wineskin tool inside the package, so it should not be a big problem, as it is working well in linux (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13927 )...
Please write to Support about that issue with Freespace. Thanks :D
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JudasIscariot: Yes, Wine is what we use for Windows versions that are now running on your Macs :D.
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crazy_dave: Holy #&^%$*&#$! You've started using Wine to officially port games over? That's incredible! That's huge news. That'll save me from having to do it myself now. :P

It is a pity about the mac version of Imperial Glory, any chance of news update or bulletin about why it was removed from users' game shelves?
As you already know, we remove games or content due to legal issues. Sorry :(
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JudasIscariot: Yes, Wine is what we use for Windows versions that are now running on your Macs :D.
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rampancy: HUH. I was not expecting that at all, especially TET's remarks implied that WINE was going to be off the table as an option for Mac ports, at least in the near future. Ultima VII and Freespace I can see, as there have been open source ports of these games for years, though I'll probably check myself to see if GOG has actually used WINE for these games. I'm curious to know what they did; if they either used Wineskin wrappers or a custom solution from CodeWeavers or Transgaming.

What does bother me are the DOS-based games like Conquest of the New World and Terminal Velocity. Boxer can work on a Core Duo Mac, and many of GOG's other Boxer Standalone-based releases can run on a Core Duo as well. Why the sudden need for a 64-bit Core 2 Duo?
When TheEnigmaticT made those remarks concerning Wine, there may not have been information gathered by us via testing, bug hunting, testing again, etc. IIRC, that statement concerning Wine may have been made right around the time we officially announced that we are expanding into the Mac side of gaming.
Post edited January 24, 2013 by JudasIscariot
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JudasIscariot: When TheEnigmaticT made those remarks concerning Wine, there may not have been information gathered by us via testing, bug hunting, testing again, etc. IIRC, that statement concerning Wine may have been made right around the time we officially announced that we are expanding into the Mac side of gaming.
This is Judas' nice way of saying I was talking out my butt.

In my defense, I was saying what Product told me. They've clearly changed their minds since then. ;)