Good Old Games Adds Mac Games to Nostalgic Lineup

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Posted by patrickklepek (2208 posts) -
I'm fully prepared to completely destroy my nostalgic perspective of Tex Murphy.

The Mac went through a rough patch with games for a long time, but it’s on an upswing. It’ll never be on the same as PC gaming, but with Valve behind it with Steam, and Good Old Games announcing support for Apple’s computers, Mac users should be happy.

It’s made me the happiest boy in the world because it means instant access on this underpowered Air to Crusader: No Remorse, all of the Tex Murphy games, Syndicate, and many others.

Yes, that is the sound of me completely losing my shit.

(Also, I’m not sure what Personal Nightmare is. Maybe a decent candidate for Spookin’ With Scoops?)

You can view the entire GOG catalog over here, and filter by Mac.

GOG said it’s investigating the idea of expanding the library on GOG through WINE support, and plans to include new games on GOG every week.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (2208 posts) -
I'm fully prepared to completely destroy my nostalgic perspective of Tex Murphy.

The Mac went through a rough patch with games for a long time, but it’s on an upswing. It’ll never be on the same as PC gaming, but with Valve behind it with Steam, and Good Old Games announcing support for Apple’s computers, Mac users should be happy.

It’s made me the happiest boy in the world because it means instant access on this underpowered Air to Crusader: No Remorse, all of the Tex Murphy games, Syndicate, and many others.

Yes, that is the sound of me completely losing my shit.

(Also, I’m not sure what Personal Nightmare is. Maybe a decent candidate for Spookin’ With Scoops?)

You can view the entire GOG catalog over here, and filter by Mac.

GOG said it’s investigating the idea of expanding the library on GOG through WINE support, and plans to include new games on GOG every week.

#2 Posted by Baillie (4281 posts) -

It was the most boring thing.

#3 Posted by evanbower (1216 posts) -

This is incredible news!

#4 Posted by AlexW00d (6431 posts) -

Ugh there's that spelling error again, WHAT IS GOING ON.

#5 Posted by Labman (288 posts) -

I am super stoked for this!

#6 Posted by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

Awesome for guys who use Macs.

#7 Posted by fartGOD666 (93 posts) -

So excited to hear what the comments section will say about the idea of playing games on a mac!

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12105 posts) -

It's mostly DOS and Indie stuff, but there are more than a few good games on that list. Good for people who own macs but want to play video games, I guess.

#9 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1005 posts) -

If only any of my friends who have macs cared about videogames :(

well I think I know at least 1 person who will be excited by this, so cool

#10 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -

Personal Nightmare is terribad. Its successor, Waxworks, is somewhat better, at least. Awesome death screens!

#11 Posted by wewantsthering (1593 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

It's mostly DOS and Indie stuff, but there are more than a few good games on that list. Good for people who own macs but want to play video games, I guess.

It's a start though. They probably want to see what interest is like before they go nuts on it.

#12 Posted by Scrawnto (2465 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Ugh there's that spelling error again, WHAT IS GOING ON.

What's bugging you? Is it the lack of unnecessary vowels at the end of catalog?

#13 Edited by Shivoa (645 posts) -

Great news, can't wait for the Linux announcement at some future point (hopefully before Project Eternity ships) as indies are already there on that platform (if you've already ported to OpenGL for OS X then it isn't a massive step further to get to Linux) and it seems like GOG plan to keep on expanding their global store in sensible ways.

#14 Posted by FinalDasa (2045 posts) -

As someone who can't afford a new PC but loves older PC games, some of which I remember playing on a MAC, this is awesome.

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#15 Posted by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

No infos on Cyberpunk? Just this Mac stuff? I'm glad I didn't watch their conference then.

#16 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -
The Mac went through a rough patch with games for a long time, but it’s on an upswing.

I wouldn't say that. More games are available but OS X performance is still awful for gaming, you need a powerful machine to play most games at decent settings on OS X, yet the same machine running Windows via Boot Camp will run the same games much better.

I remember when on the same Mac, I could play StarCraft II using OS X on a mix of low/medium settings with <30 FPS, when I ran it on Windows I could run high settings at 60 FPS. Exactly the same with a bunch of other games.

#17 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3923 posts) -

Fantastic! Bout time GOG

#18 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
#19 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

My day is made. MADE.

#20 Posted by Firecreed17 (52 posts) -

Whelp, Wing Commander bought...Time to fry some cats.

#21 Edited by AlexW00d (6431 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

@AlexW00d said:

Ugh there's that spelling error again, WHAT IS GOING ON.

What's bugging you? Is it the lack of unnecessary vowels at the end of catalog?

I honestly did not know there were people who spelled it this way until like an hour ago. The oversimplifying of the English language is atrocious, are people really that idiotic that they don't understand the difference between vowels? IT MAKES ME SAD.

E: Also Chrome totally flags catalog as a mispelling. Ha.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (12403 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

No infos on Cyberpunk? Just this Mac stuff? I'm glad I didn't watch their conference then.

The most exciting thing they announced about it was revealing the game's full title - Cyberpunk 2077.

Also, Patrick, Waxworks is probably a better thing to check out than Personal Nightmare; although, you may as well just do both...

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#23 Posted by Nentisys (893 posts) -

GOG is fantastic.

#24 Posted by hunttis (7 posts) -

And they released Witcher 2 as a mac native as well! Gog.com/CDProjekt Red is so cool :D

#25 Posted by SocialChameleon (13 posts) -

Could this mean we might see things like Dark Castle, the superior Mac version of Might and Magic I or Marathon?

#26 Posted by Rotnac (817 posts) -

neat! I haven't really bought anything from GOG simply because SteamPlay is more appealing for me (and my wallet).

I've been patiently waiting for a Mac client of Desura. Listing just the mac games on the site feels like a tease.

#27 Posted by coaxmetal (1657 posts) -

Oh I thought this meant they added good old mac games. Escape Velocity, Marathon, Taskmaker, that stuff. This isn't nearly as exciting.

Though I can still just play that in Basilisk II, thats not hard to set up.

#28 Posted by enoxseven (3 posts) -

At first I thought this meant the ability to play Mac OS 6-7-8-9 games on a modern computer. Guess not. Since the Mac was 640x400 and higher resolution since the late 80s Macintosh II model there were a lot of nice looking ports and original games in that higher res. Dark Forces was rendered at twice the resolution of the Dos version. Wolf 3D ran at double the resolution with high resolution sprites. Prince of Persia 1 and 2 were higher res sprites and backgrounds.

#29 Posted by zoozilla (984 posts) -

I never played the Tex Murphy games back in the day, but I tried them out because they were part of a GOG deal, and I thought they were awesome.

So I think they still hold up.

#30 Posted by shenstra (166 posts) -

Sweet. I've been buying quite a few games on GoG lately (I'm up to 60 now, including several compilations) without even owning a Windows PC to play them on. I've managed to get a few to work under DOSBox, but it's mostly been preparation for when I buy a new PC. Now, I'll also have some stuff to play on my MacBook.

Also, discounts on both Witcher games, SimCity 2000, Theme Hospital and Little Big Adventure? Have some more of my money GoG! The pay-what-you-want Interplay bundle is pretty cool too, though the only games I'm interested in are Battle Chess and both Fallouts, so I think I'll pass.

#31 Posted by ellion25 (4 posts) -

Aww man. No Wing Commander?

#32 Posted by astonish (211 posts) -

I recently replayed Under a Killing Moon after having not having played it in over a decade. It was my favorite as a kid and was totally expecting to get upset. Both gameplay and story wise it's held up way better than expected. A lot of jokes and references I didn't get as a young teen. Going to get around to the pandora directive soon too

#33 Posted by mr187uk (136 posts) -

Yes, Yes, Yes - Under a killing Moon with Tex Murphy

#34 Posted by sonicrift (305 posts) -

I've probably played 300+ hours of Sim City, but I've never actually tried Sim City 2000. Maybe it's the kind of thing I can run behind an Excel document at work... Wanted to buy Syndicate back in February, so I guess I can do that now.

#35 Posted by falling_fast (2277 posts) -

actually they're not Good Old Games anymore, just GOG

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/03/27/good-old-games-gone-relaunches-as-gog-com/

#36 Posted by RonnieBarzel (133 posts) -

I'm excited about the two packages of Ultima 1-3 and 4-6. Awesome, awesome games from my youth.

#37 Posted by Scrawnto (2465 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@Scrawnto said:

@AlexW00d said:

Ugh there's that spelling error again, WHAT IS GOING ON.

What's bugging you? Is it the lack of unnecessary vowels at the end of catalog?

I honestly did not know there were people who spelled it this way until like an hour ago. The oversimplifying of the English language is atrocious, are people really that idiotic that they don't understand the difference between vowels? IT MAKES ME SAD.

E: Also Chrome totally flags catalog as a mispelling. Ha.

In the U.S. at least, Firefox flags catalogue as a misspelling.

#38 Posted by Ben_H (3428 posts) -

The funny thing is GOG's amazing installer already works great with WINE. I have Roller Coaster Tycoon, Icewind Dale, and Fallout on my Mac right now and they all work perfectly. All I had to do was fire up the GOG installer with my WINE application (I use Crossover).

#39 Posted by heatDrive88 (2400 posts) -

Finally, the one thing that has been able to hold me back from jumping onto the Mac platform all this time since it's inception; the ability to play Crusader: No Remorse and Syndicate.

You might think I'm being a sarcastic PC-elitist, but I guarantee you that my above statement is at the very least, 85% true.

#40 Posted by Garksa (6 posts) -

My Mac gaming friend might be very interested in this bit of news...

#41 Edited by vinsanityv22 (1064 posts) -

Can you guys start Quick Looking some GOG titles? There are many shows that look back at classic console games - Continue, Replay, even Giantbomb tried it with those Game Room Quick Looks and that Time Trotters thing -, but no one seems to look at the classic PC games that GOG is trying to keep relevant. Modern mainstream games suck and lack ambition. Looking back at what the PC was doing in the 90's and 80's would be interesting as shit. Stuff like Outcast was trying to do things Mass Effect doesn't even do. And it would certainly be a shock to the kiddies to see adventure games - that's right 12 year olds; they used to make games where the main point WASN'T to murder thousands of faceless, personality-free tools.

#42 Posted by CameraGuyKurt (32 posts) -

Honestly, my wish list for Mac compatibility started and ended with Tex Murphy, so I'm thrilled.

#43 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@vinsanityv22: They did a QL throwback for Stronghold. Other then that I think the only other games have not been Quicklooks but Random PC Games, like Phantasmagoria.

#44 Posted by Vrikk (948 posts) -

GOG is awesome. All of you should be supporting them. They are one of the best out there for us gamers.

#45 Posted by august (3865 posts) -

Surprised it took them this long to bring the DOSBox catalog over to Mac seeing as how DOSBox runs on pretty much everything.

#46 Posted by MichaelBach (890 posts) -
#47 Posted by TurboMan (7724 posts) -

Fucking Finally.

#48 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2536 posts) -

Man, Tex Murphy.

I remember playing The Pandora Directive when I was young.

Never got very far in it, but it was cool.

#49 Posted by ThePantheon (766 posts) -

BUILD. A. NEW. PERSONAL. COMPUTER. JESUS. TRICKY.

#50 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

Part of me wants to say that they just call themselves GOG now, as they dropped the Good Old Games thing once they started carrying modern stuff.

Also, I'm glad to see that Mac users will get to play more games and all, but the Cyberpunk 2077 stuff was vastly more exciting.

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