Mac???


#1

Hi! Just a simple question: will this game be compatible with mac os x? Thanks in advance!


#2

unless you have crossover games or WINE or another program like that, no. it won’t.


#3

Pretty sure Cliff has said once it’s released properly, there’ll be a Mac version. The game also runs perfectly under Crossover or Wine.


#4

That’s what Cliffski has said about it. Sounds like he plans on a mac port, but as he said, he hasn’t signed a contract for it.

In the mean time, there are several reports of Wine working well. There’s also full emulation, like Parallels.


#5

Plays fine under Parallels.


#6

Works fine under VMWare Fusion, except I don’t have a background graphic (neither at the main menu or in battles), but this may be specific to my setup. All other graphics work fine.


#7

Hi again! I bought the game (version 1.19) and tested it on my macbook pro 2.8ghz using CrossOver Games application . it runs just fine, (the only problem is that I can’t download challenges).I am not so good as a beta tester, I just couldn’t wait for the demo to come out. Hopefully you will add a save replay option to the game. And who knows a multiplayer option for galactic battles with my friends.


#8

The game runs perfectly for me in Parallels 4.0. The only issue I’ve had so far is a crash to desktop during the tutorial when it tried loading the fight screen for the first time.


#9

I’m running CrossOver Games 8 and it works fine (including downloading challenges). The only problem seems to be that it crashes when changing race.


#10

I’m trying the demo on Crossover Games 8, and noticed that I can’t change the name of ship designs. I’ve tried typing in the textbox on the ship design screen, and in the textbox on the save ship design screen. Is this a limitation of the demo? I’d hate to purchase the game only to have the same problem with the full version.


#11

probably just a limitation.


#12

Works just fine in just plain Crossover. I am using the demo and Crossover and I can edit the names.


#13

Can anyone confirm that this is a limitation of the demo, and not a problem with Crossover Games? I don’t want to purchase Crossover Games (I’m using the 7 day trial now) + the full version of GSB only to find that they don’t play nicely with each other.


#14

I didn’t limit that in the demo, so it sounds like a crossover thing.


#15

Hi! I bought the game when it was in beta stage. I use both Crossover game 8 and VMware Fusion 3 and don’t have any problem so far! There is not such a limitation in my version which is 1.23 and it runs very good! Probably it’s a limitation of the demo! I have a macbook pro 2.8ghz if that helps you deside whether to buy the game which i recommend!!!


#16

The problem appears to be related to alt-tabbing (or command-tabbing for us Mac folks) out of GSB/Crossover Games and back in. When I do this, I can’t interact with GSB using the keyboard at all - I can only interact with the mouse.

I went ahead and purchased GSB (awesome game!), but I haven’t purchased Crossover Games yet. If I can’t figure out what’s causing this issue by the time my Crossover Games trial expires, I’ll just play the game on my PC.