Gratuitous Mac Battles!

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Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby cliffski » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:47 am

Check it out, GSB is now available on the Mac! Just clicky here:
http://www.redmarblegames.com/gsb.html
Tell your friends. Hell, tell your enemies too!
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The game has been ported by a separate company (Red Marble Games) so please contact them for any tech support issues, as I know nothing about macs :D
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Hybrinoid » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:24 pm

Will I able to get the Mac version for free if I already have the PC version? I need the Mac version and i don't have the money to buy it again :(
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby cliffski » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm

yup just email me at cliff@positech.co.uk and I'll get around to doing it at the weekend.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Hybrinoid » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:47 pm

cliffski wrote:yup just email me at cliff@positech.co.uk and I'll get around to doing it at the weekend.


that's a relief! thanks!
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby cliffski » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:04 pm

If anyone here has a reddit account and can upvote this:
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments ... c_battles/
That would be cool.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby ephemeral » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:15 am

Does the DLC currently work on the Mac? And if so because I already bought the game in a flash as soon as it showed up on RPS, is there any chance that one might be able to get it for the additional cost it is when included in the collector's edition? I didn't even realize there was such a thing until I backtracked to here, and all.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby rogerwilco2 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:02 am

I've bought it! Seems to work very nicely.

I already had the PC version, but this works on my much newer Mac.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Phoenix00017 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:36 pm

For what it's worth, the Mac version seems to work very nicely. There are a few weird graphical glitches (explosions have odd grid lines sometimes, and sometimes equipment readiness bars extend across the screen, and I can't turn off gratuitous shaders without the game crashing) but for the most part it works very well. These guys have done a good job on it from what I can tell. :)
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Xwrn » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:28 am

I couldn't find the Mac demo for a while until I spotted this thread. May I suggest changing the "demo" button on the home page to point at the Mac demo if the user is on a Mac, please? I'd also make it clear that if you buy one version you'll get the other one. That held me up from buying it on Steam.

Awesome game! The best part of Master Of Orion II (ship design) without all the Civilization stuff. :)
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Chazn2 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:22 pm

You should get this on the steam version. :D
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby crushinator » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:15 am

Just got the Mac version after getting addicted to the demo. Ditto on the graphical glitches mentioned above, but all in all a beautiful game. Thanks
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby XPav » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:03 pm

By the way, for those looking to get enough points to unlock everything, because, of course, you've played the PC version and have unlocked everything there, all the pref files are stored in /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/GratutiousSpaceBattles

Open unl.dat in TextEdit, go to the points value, and put a big number in there.

I suppose it's possible to copy many of the files and fleets from the PC version right into here, but I'm not about to try it.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby Ouroboros » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:49 am

I can't recall what pointed me at the mac demo but it hooked me instantly. Awesome game.
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby lkohime » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:23 am

Any idea on when this will be available via steam?
I have all the expansions (except Nomads, which I will buy once Steam gets back to me about a rather serious bug) and would quite enjoy being able to play this again, especially since this is one of the few games that runs well on my laptop (1 gig ram, 64 mb intel integrated graphics, 2.6gH processor xD)
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Re: Gratuitous Mac Battles!

Postby cliffski » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:10 pm

Its being worked on at valves end. I don't have an ETA, sorry.

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