Command & Conquer for iOS/Mac?

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  1. TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet Diamond Member

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    I got a craving to play some Generals....did they ever make any of the games for mac? I tried the app store and steam but neither had any results. Played C&C:3 a long time ago and wouldnt mind playing it again.
     
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  3. Syrome

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    I dont believe they made it for Mac but you can always run bootcamp or parallels to play the game. I personally loved that game and still have the old discs.
     
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    TangoJuliet Diamond Member

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    I had both installed years ago but dumped them and haven't looked back. Don't really want to install either again just to play a game from time to time.

    Oh well :(
     
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    For oldschool, non-intensive gaming like that, it might be less of a hassle to just buy an old PC laptop running XP. I know I've got several old Windows machines that I keep around for gaming (even though I do have Parallels on my MBP). You could probably pick one up for $100-$200 that will be plenty powerful enough to play Generals and such.

    I love those games too.... I played the crap out of RA and RA2 back in the day. Now I've got the "First Decade" collection with like 10 games/addon packs for $20. Great deal, and apparently they're coming out with another collection with even more games.
     
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    Is there anything similar that is on OSX that I can try out? I'd prefer to buy directly from the mac app store.

    Thanks
     
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    Since you mentioned iOS in the subject, you can get Red Alert for iOS. Tough to play on the phone but kind of fun on an iPad.
     
  8. Tyranicus

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    There were Mac versions of Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3 for Mac, but it seems they are no longer available. There was a Mac version of Generals as well, but it was PPC-only.
     
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  9. TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet Diamond Member

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    Where can I get C&C3?? I looked on ebay, amazon, etc and it sells for like $200
     
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    Wasn't really a big fan of the RA games
     
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    I don't think you can get it legally anywhere. EA's Origin store is supposedly coming to the Mac soon, so it may be available when that happens.
     
  12. bearxor

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    I found pc versions for like two bucks. Mac versions for about $45. You got me excited there for a minute. I was really about to list my c&c3!

    EA is also selling a new C&C bundle for $50 that you can get for like $45 off amazon. Maybe one day someone will include an updated sole survivor in these collections.

    Honestly, I'd just load up a XP VM and play it that way.
     
  13. bearxor

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    I think RA2 was the best C&C game. RA3 really jumped the shark though.
     
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    These games a simple enough you could easily run them in a Windows XP VM with Fusion or Parallels.
     
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    Yeah the PC version is cheap. Its the mac version that I saw used $50 and new for $200.

    what? with the aliens at the end? or with the mighty fine acting by ironsides?
     
  16. bearxor

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    I think you're thinking about C&C 3: Tiberium Wars.

    But I'm speaking more from the gameplay perspective. Red Alert 2 was awesome. C&C3 was really good too. Red Alert 3 was just... There are no words...
     
  17. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
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    Red Alert 3 was definitely weird after the greatness that was Red Alert 2. As for C&C3. It was pretty good, definitely felt more like RA2 than C&C2 did to me. Wish that there was more of a market for RTSs, Age of Empires, Warcraft 2, Empire Earth, Rise of Nations, Red Alert and C&C... those were my jams growing up.
     
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    C&C2 is another weird one... Tiberian Sun is probably the worst C&C RTS, IMO. RA3 is bad, but it kind of becomes so over the top that it's somewhat enjoyable.

    The cycle of releases were just kind of off. C&C was groundbreaking, but then RA came out and refined it even further. Then they tried a bunch of new stuff in TS that wasn't implemented very well and super-refined it in RA2 and it was awesome. C&C3 was more of a further refinement of RA2 gameplay-wise.

    RA was originally just supposed to be a kind of one off alternate story that provided back story for the main C&C games, but that was abandoned with RA2. It's just kind of weird to me that the RA series has (almost) always outshined the core C&C series.

    Seriously, Tango, if you haven't played RA2, you should. You don't need to play RA1 because RA2 essentially breaks the story tie with the Tiberium C&C universe (unlike RA1 which is in the Tiberium timeline).
     
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    yeah, my bad.

    I'm at work so I can't check but is RA2 available for mac? in the app store or on steam?
     
  20. Tyranicus

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    No.
     
  21. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
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    Correct ^

    But there is another issue, which is that last time I tried to re-install Red Alert 2, but it wouldn't launch in Windows 7 and I don't it will work in Windows 8 either.

    You might be able to run it in Crossover.
     
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    I have no plans to install bootcamp or a VM....so my only hope is that it becomes available on EA's origin.
     
  23. bearxor

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    Yeah, I wouldn't be holding my breath.
     
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    Well, crossover isn't a VM, it is more like Wine (actually I think it basically is Wine) from Linux. A way to bundle the windows executable and supporting files and allow it to be launched on not-windows.

    Because, like bearxor said, I wouldn't hold my breath for a mac port on Origin.
     
  25. bearxor

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    If anyone is interested, Origin has the C&C Ultimate collection for $25. This has updated all the games to be Win7 compatible.

    I'm going to play me some Renegade!
     
  26. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
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    Damn, I'm torn between my general distaste with Origin, and my desire to play Red Alert 2 again... even if it means buying it for the third (fourth?) time.