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MacRumors
Jun 6, 2012, 09:21 PM
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A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4438) to promote their Mac application bundle deal.

Their latest bundle delivers at 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4438) (a $457 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Parallels Desktop 7, a popular virtualization tool that allows users to run Windows on their Mac.

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The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

- Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) - Run Windows and Linux apps alongside Mac OS X.
- ScreenFlow 3 ($99.99) - Screencasting software allowing you to record your screen.
- Civilization V ($39.99) - A turn-based game to lead a civilization through time.
- Jaksta ($49.99) - Record virtually any audio or video stream from the Web.
- Espionage 3 ($19.99) - Easily encrypt and password protect individual files or folders
- Speed Download 5 ($25.00) - Boost your file transfers so they take full advantage of your Internet connection.
- Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99) - Apple Mail add-on that gives you enhanced control over email attachments.
- KeyCue 6 ($28.00) - Learn and discover keyboard shortcuts
- A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) - Batch rename dozens, hundreds, or thousands of files.
- My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95) - Turn your Mac's desktop picture into a high-definition video.

The first 10,000 buyers also get BusyCal ($49.99 value).

All apps together are being sold for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4438) until June 20th. MacRumors is a promotional partner with MacUpdate. Bundle sales through these links (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4438) benefit MacRumors financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.


Article Link: MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Parallels Desktop (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/06/macupdate-bundle-11-mac-apps-for-49-99-including-parallels-desktop/)



Durendal
Jun 6, 2012, 09:28 PM
Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.

Dreamer2go
Jun 6, 2012, 09:29 PM
Parallels, Screenflow and Civilization V are worth it enough for me to buy it!!
Great bundle!

pavelbure
Jun 6, 2012, 09:32 PM
Too bad I already own parallels. That and civ v is worth it.

cerote
Jun 6, 2012, 09:34 PM
Finally. Been a few years since they had a package worthwhile for me.

I bought one a few years back that was worth it to me.

atticus18244fsa
Jun 6, 2012, 09:37 PM
This is acutally one of the better bundles I've seen in a while. Between Screenflow and Parallels (which are both awesome programs) you already come out way ahead.

DrKockter
Jun 6, 2012, 09:37 PM
is runnign parrelels slow the mac down?

ezekielrage_99
Jun 6, 2012, 09:41 PM
Not to troll... There's nothing in the MUB I'd actually need/want, and usually these are GREAT!

q64ceo
Jun 6, 2012, 09:41 PM
is runnign parrelels slow the mac down?

It can. The easiest way to avoid this is by adding more RAM to your machine.

nuckinfutz
Jun 6, 2012, 09:44 PM
I would have purchased immediately had they added Adobe CS6

Hastings101
Jun 6, 2012, 09:45 PM
If I didn't already have Parallels and ScreenFlow I'd buy this. Would have saved quite a bit of money and finally gotten around to playing Civ 5 lol

\-V-/
Jun 6, 2012, 09:47 PM
Already bought a few of those. ;( Thanks for the notice, though.

Dangerous Theory
Jun 6, 2012, 09:50 PM
Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.

IKR. $28 to learn how to use keyboard shortcuts?!? Devs would be laughing all the way to the bank if people were really that lacking in intelligence.

coachingguy
Jun 6, 2012, 09:50 PM
How come these bundles tend to run around the same time. I got an email about a bundle from Productivemacs

http://www.productivemacs.com/

And no, I don't work for them... :roll eyes:

I don't know which one to get, they both offer excellent values and software, but like most bundles or old Albums, not all are worth the price of admission...

I'm really interested in DevonThink... Does anyone use it? have any advice?

Thanks,

Coachingguy

pacfolly
Jun 6, 2012, 09:52 PM
Nice plug, however, I'm ok. Thanks for all the Apple news coverage, though, and I'm anxiously awaiting what new Mac products Apple will be releasing next week :cool:

TheGenerous
Jun 6, 2012, 10:06 PM
A Better Finder Renamer works well. I've been using it for the last four years , definitely I'd recommend it.
Might as well just buy that app alone.

DarthMoops
Jun 6, 2012, 10:15 PM
I would have purchased immediately had they added Adobe CS6

...and Logic Pro 9

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 6, 2012, 10:18 PM
- Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) - Run Windows and Linux apps alongside Mac OS X.
Causes kernel panics and other problems. Good alternatives are VMware Fusion (v3.x.x and v4.x.x) (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23593/vmware-fusion) and VirtualBox v4.x.x (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24801/virtualbox).

- Speed Download 5 ($25.00) - Boost your file transfers so they take full advantage of your Internet connection.
Seriously? Use DownThemAll (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/downthemall/) within Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html) and/or JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/download/index) (to download YouTube videos). For all other tasks, Fetch (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5195/fetch) is a good alternative.

- A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) - Batch rename dozens, hundreds, or thousands of files.
Good choice.

- My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95) - Turn your Mac's desktop picture into a high-definition video.
Seriously? *lol*

jontech
Jun 6, 2012, 10:24 PM
is runnign parrelels slow the mac down?

Not on the new Mac Pro I'll have next week

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 6, 2012, 10:25 PM
I would have purchased immediately had they added Adobe CS6
CS6 Master Collection (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/mastercollection.html) or CS6 Production Premium (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production.html)? ;-)

Stella
Jun 6, 2012, 10:25 PM
I've been using Parallels for the past 3 or 4 years, including version 7 and I've never had any related kernel panics.

For games you can't beat Parallels. I've got VMWare too for other apps and gave up.

As always YMMV.

I've got the majority of these apps, but if you haven't its certainly a great deal - Speed Downloader, Parallels 7 and Screen Flow certainly stand out.


Causes kernel panics and other problems.

Good alternatives are VMware Fusion (v3.x.x and v4.x.x) (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23593/vmware-fusion) and VirtualBox v4.x.x (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24801/virtualbox).


Seriously? Use DownThemAll (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/downthemall/) within Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html) and/or JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/download/index) (to download YouTube videos). For all other tasks, Fetch (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5195/fetch) is a good alternative.


Good choice.


Seriously? *lol*

The bundle at http://www.productivemacs.com/ is a great bundle.

davidec
Jun 6, 2012, 10:25 PM
No one can seriously whine about this package. Civ 5? Parallels? Screenflow!!!
These are awesome programs in their own right, but bundled together for 50 sheets.
Madness.
Shame I already purchased them all at full price
:rolleyes:

nuckinfutz
Jun 6, 2012, 10:26 PM
A Better Finder Renamer works well. I've been using it for the last four years , definitely I'd recommend it.
Might as well just buy that app alone.

I don't have the newest version but i've enjoyed using ABFR. Makes taking and managing a lot of digicam photos easy.

Way more power than the avg person knows about. Just some of the stuff you can do with metadata and iTunes or EXIF tagging is amazing when you want to create a standard for naming files.

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CS6 Master Collection (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/mastercollection.html) or CS6 Production Premium (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production.html)? ;-)

What? I can't have both?

;)

mrxak
Jun 6, 2012, 10:32 PM
I've been meaning to try Parallels, anyway, so getting that plus a bunch of other stuff is well worth the price, I think, though most of these apps I have no use for and I already own Civ V.

d00d
Jun 6, 2012, 10:33 PM
$50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).

Stella
Jun 6, 2012, 10:37 PM
$50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).

The past two upgrades have occured Oct / Nov time.

Swordylove
Jun 6, 2012, 10:44 PM
Will they all work with Mountain Lion?

jontech
Jun 6, 2012, 11:05 PM
CS6 Master Collection (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/mastercollection.html) or CS6 Production Premium (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production.html)? ;-)

Got in on an Education deal for MC 5.5 for 180

Upgraded for 399 to 6 :)

faroZ06
Jun 6, 2012, 11:06 PM
Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.

I like VirtualBox better than Parallels, and it's free. But I think Parallels does have a few fancy features that the open-source VirtualBox lacks.

SixeL
Jun 6, 2012, 11:06 PM
Do I have to get a copy of Windows 7 or Windows XP or what not for Parallel?

faroZ06
Jun 6, 2012, 11:08 PM
Will they all work with Mountain Lion?

Will they all work in Leopard?

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Do I have to get a copy of Windows 7 or Windows XP or what not for Parallel?

Yes. You don't for WINE, though. I recommend getting WINE (WineBottler is the easy way to do this) because it's 100% free and can run some Windows applications with speed and convenience.

It doesn't actually run the entire Windows OS. This makes it only work for some applications. Skyrim and Spore for Mac are actually the Windows versions wrapped in WINE. You should also have VirtualBox or Parallels or VMWare in case WINE doesn't work.

Mr. Gates
Jun 6, 2012, 11:14 PM
The Pirate Bay bundle is still $0.00


Just kiddin'


Yeah, get a bunch of stuff for one good program

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 6, 2012, 11:25 PM
Got in on an Education deal for MC 5.5 for 180
Upgraded for 399 to 6 :)
*grrr*

;-)

macmastersam
Jun 6, 2012, 11:30 PM
I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

lord patton
Jun 6, 2012, 11:32 PM
Got it for ScreenFlow. A few of the others look neat, particularly Jaksta, Espionage, and maybe BusyCal.

I definitely *don't* need Parallels, Civ, or Speed Download. Probably none of the others, actually.

How do these aftermarket sales work? I would just need to give a buyer the serial number, right? Even if it was purchased under my own account name?

knewsom
Jun 6, 2012, 11:40 PM
I just don't want to buy a copy of windoze.

omniscient1
Jun 6, 2012, 11:47 PM
Sorry for this newbie question. Can I buy it and install it later when I purchase a newer macbook(waiting for ivybridge)?

Sardonick007
Jun 6, 2012, 11:56 PM
Don't usually go for the bait, but Parallels and Screenflow got me. Have to admit I like My Living Desktop now that it's installed. Not a bad deal overall.

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I've bought these bundles before, and seem to own them whenever I change locations. Never had a problem. Worst case on some apps you may have to contact support for help but that's rare any more. Can't remember the last time I couldn't uninstall and reinstall somewhere else, but I'm sure that happens and also sure it's easily cured with a support contact.

Sorry for this newbie question. Can I buy it and install it later when I purchase a newer macbook(waiting for ivybridge)?

Abazigal
Jun 6, 2012, 11:57 PM
No wonder they have a bundle, barring parallels and possibly screenflow, I don't see who in their right minds would ever purchase the rest of the software! :confused:

Hastings101
Jun 7, 2012, 12:08 AM
No wonder they have a bundle, barring parallels and possibly screenflow, I don't see who in their right minds would ever purchase the rest of the software! :confused:

Yea... ScreenFlow and Parallels are definitely carrying this bundle lol

kylera
Jun 7, 2012, 12:09 AM
I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

I believe as long as your credit card supports foreign usage or PayPal, it is no issue. I live in South Korea but I made the transaction with no problems.

vjl323
Jun 7, 2012, 12:20 AM
Yea... ScreenFlow and Parallels are definitely carrying this bundle lol

And BusyCal - that is one awesome app [happy customer here]. It allows 10.5 and 10.6 folks to use iCloud with their calendar! That is priceless, IMO. BusyCal is basically what iCal used to be before 10.5, with a ton of power user options added in.

By far, the most useful app in the bundle for me.

xizar
Jun 7, 2012, 12:24 AM
I got it for Screenflow and Screenflow alone.

edit:
I looked more closely at the other stuff I got...

KeyCue is a real thing? I thought it was a text expander at first but... it's... I don't understand.

Also... *NOT* installing Civ. I have enough problems with Diablo sucking up my time.

koobcamuk
Jun 7, 2012, 12:36 AM
I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

Everything can be purchased with Sterling!

Digidesign
Jun 7, 2012, 12:39 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Bought through the link! :D

Eric5h5
Jun 7, 2012, 12:41 AM
Skyrim and Spore for Mac are actually the Windows versions wrapped in WINE.

There is no Skyrim for Mac, wrapped in WINE or otherwise. You'd have to get the Windows version and do your own wrapping.

--Eric

dempson
Jun 7, 2012, 01:05 AM
Will they all work in Leopard?

One requires Lion (10.7): Espionage.

Most require Snow Leopard or later (10.6.x).

These ones work on Leopard:

Parallels Desktop (64-bit Intel, 10.5.8 or later).
BusyCal (PPC/Intel, 10.5.7 or later).
Attachment Tamer (PPC/Intel, 10.5 or later).
KeyCue (PPC/Intel, 10.5.8 or later).

Pman17
Jun 7, 2012, 01:12 AM
BEST UPDATE BUNDLE!!! Just bought it because of Parallels. I had the 5th version. Looking at the other apps... wow, this is awesome! Just hope they don't come out with Parallels 8. I'm getting a new Mac soon, once they announce the new ones.

efktd
Jun 7, 2012, 01:19 AM
learn and discover keyboard shortcuts? what more do i need than command: z, x, c, v, n, m, ,, a, s, f, h, j, l, q, w, r, e, t, i, o and p? besides, it's much more satisfying when i discover any shortcut on my own. :)

Menneisyys2
Jun 7, 2012, 01:24 AM
Macrumor guys, could you be a bit faster next time? ;)

As soon as I've received their mail yesterday, I went on to buy the package, particularly in order to be in the first 10 000 to get that $50 app :)

Should you have posted this article 24 hours ago, I would have purchased the package thru your link.

(Next time, please, post these kinds of articles earlier than the MU folks' email.)

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BEST UPDATE BUNDLE!!! Just bought it because of Parallels. I had the 5th version. Looking at the other apps... wow, this is awesome! Just hope they don't come out with Parallels 8.

They will and I'm afraid Parallels 7 won't be compatible with OS X 10.8 (AFAIK Parallels 6 isn't compatible with Lion either - I may be wrong tho, I'm still on SL because I didn't risk updating the OS.)

EDIT: Parallels 6 works fine on Lion.

EDIT 2: Parallels 7 works fine in 10.8 DP

JayJayAbels
Jun 7, 2012, 01:28 AM
This is an awesome package deal! SMH @ some of the posters on here.
:confused:

elgrecomac
Jun 7, 2012, 01:38 AM
Basically a give-away in this bundle...has Parallels finally realized that VMWare owns the virtual machine market? Is this their versions of throwing in the towel and saying 'no mas, no mas'?

moepstar
Jun 7, 2012, 01:56 AM
They will and I'm afraid Parallels 7 won't be compatible with OS X 10.8 (AFAIK Parallels 6 isn't compatible with Lion either - I may be wrong tho, I'm still on SL because I didn't risk updating the OS.)

Parallels 6 works fine on Lion

weckart
Jun 7, 2012, 02:20 AM
Basically a give-away in this bundle...has Parallels finally realized that VMWare owns the virtual machine market? Is this their versions of throwing in the towel and saying 'no mas, no mas'?

LOL. I bought both Parallels 7 and VMWare 4 in bundles before. They have both thrown in the towel according to you. I already bought Jaksta a few months back but that was only $30 - not sure when it went up $20. Speed Download 5 has been in a few bundles before as has A Better Finder Renamer. The rest is fluff.

Nostromo
Jun 7, 2012, 02:22 AM
Basically a give-away in this bundle...has Parallels finally realized that VMWare owns the virtual machine market? Is this their versions of throwing in the towel and saying 'no mas, no mas'?

Those bundles often consist of software you'd never buy on their own.

Are you sure Parallels is not as good as VMWare?

r3dm4lcz
Jun 7, 2012, 02:30 AM
Is this offer available to customers outside of the United States? Or, more specifically, the UK? The price is given in US Dollars and it's an American site therefore I'm a little sketchy... good offer though hence my interest.

Please quote me if you respond as I probably won't come back to the thread. Cheers.

thyeshin
Jun 7, 2012, 02:32 AM
Bought it mainly to support MacRumors, and also for Parallels :)

LordJohnWhorfin
Jun 7, 2012, 02:33 AM
I bought one of these bundles years ago and found out the hard way that I received special versions that were not upgradeable, so the value claims were misleading. I didn't get product X for less, I got a crippled version of product X for less. Big difference. To be fair, I don't know if they still do this, but that soured me on those so-called "deals."

Soulweaponry
Jun 7, 2012, 02:50 AM
I bought one of these bundles years ago and found out the hard way that I received special versions that were not upgradeable, so the value claims were misleading. I didn't get product X for less, I got a crippled version of product X for less. Big difference. To be fair, I don't know if they still do this, but that soured me on those so-called "deals."

Well, in the video it made a point to say something to the effect of "these are not crippled versions or downgraded apps. These are the full versions which will receive updates and support just like if you had bought them normally". That right there makes me want to jump on board.

So, this isn't through the mac app store. This is through some website i'd download all the apps at once? Trying to understand. I'm a new mac user and all this is new to me. I'm never sure if i should worry about viruses or shady websites or whatever.

petsounds
Jun 7, 2012, 02:52 AM
Seriously? Use DownThemAll (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/downthemall/) within Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html) and/or JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/download/index) (to download YouTube videos).


Not sure you understand what Speed Download does. It combines with the FlashGot Firefox add-on (which does files and YT videos) and allows for batch queuing, pause/resume, bandwidth limiting, and has some algorithms to maximize server connection speed. That said, I never upgraded to 5 because they only added features I don't need. But it's definitely worth the money, so don't knock it.

shurcooL
Jun 7, 2012, 03:09 AM
Not on MAS? No thanks.

dempson
Jun 7, 2012, 03:26 AM
Is this offer available to customers outside of the United States? Or, more specifically, the UK? The price is given in US Dollars and it's an American site therefore I'm a little sketchy... good offer though hence my interest..

Yes, you can buy this bundle.

I've bought this and similar bundles (from MacUpdate and other sources) and I'm in New Zealand. There will be an automatic currency conversion (and the credit card company will charge a small fee in the process, of course).

Only complication you might run into is if you have never made overseas purchases using your credit card, you should let your bank or credit card company know first, so they don't flag the purchase as possible theft of your credit card details.

r3dm4lcz
Jun 7, 2012, 03:32 AM
Yes, you can buy this bundle.

I've bought this and similar bundles (from MacUpdate and other sources) and I'm in New Zealand. There will be an automatic currency conversion (and the credit card company will charge a small fee in the process, of course).

Only complication you might run into is if you have never made overseas purchases using your credit card, you should let your bank or credit card company know first, so they don't flag the purchase as possible theft of your credit card details.

Excellent, thanks for that information.

Snypod
Jun 7, 2012, 03:49 AM
To reiterate what a few others have mentioned, Parallels releases a new version every year, usually in September. So if you're only buying this for Parallels 7 and you're going to want Parallels 8 when it's likely released in 3 months, you're better off waiting to buy a full $79.99 license instead of getting the $49.99 bundle and then later an additional $49.99 upgrade. Obviously if you're also getting this for ScreenFlow or BusyCal then it's worth it.

fishkorp
Jun 7, 2012, 04:14 AM
They will and I'm afraid Parallels 7 won't be compatible with OS X 10.8 (AFAIK Parallels 6 isn't compatible with Lion either - I may be wrong tho, I'm still on SL because I didn't risk updating the OS.)

EDIT: Parallels 6 works fine on Lion.

Parallels 7 works fine in 10.8 DP, I'm using it.

Gorilla4
Jun 7, 2012, 04:18 AM
Will I be able to use all these programs with the next OS too? Or will that make them useless?

macmastersam
Jun 7, 2012, 04:34 AM
Everything can be purchased with Sterling!

yaaaaaaaay! :D how much is it in sterling though :p

the.lost.one
Jun 7, 2012, 04:57 AM
Got it for ScreenFlow. A few of the others look neat, particularly Jaksta, Espionage, and maybe BusyCal.

I definitely *don't* need Parallels, Civ, or Speed Download. Probably none of the others, actually.

How do these aftermarket sales work? I would just need to give a buyer the serial number, right? Even if it was purchased under my own account name?

If I could resell Parallels (as I already have) and Civilisation V (dont want it), that would be great

tallchris
Jun 7, 2012, 05:03 AM
I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

Yes, I bought it in pounds, (using paypal) 33.4

ZipZap
Jun 7, 2012, 05:13 AM
PM Me if you want to sell your Jaksta portion of the bundle.

the.lost.one
Jun 7, 2012, 05:16 AM
PM Me if you want to sell your Jaksta portion of the bundle.

How does one PM here?

rrawat02
Jun 7, 2012, 05:53 AM
If I download this bundle on my MacBook can I also use it on my iMac and pay $49.99 just once?

Rishi

Swordylove
Jun 7, 2012, 06:07 AM
Got it (and supported MR) mainly for ScreenFlow. Who wants Parallels, BusyCal, Espionage, Attachment Tamer, or KeyCue, PM me with your offer (some of these probably only worth $2).

If I download this bundle on my MacBook can I also use it on my iMac and pay $49.99 just once?

Rishi

One of the MacUpdate guys say in the comments section that Parallels and My Living Desktop are only for 1 Mac. Others can be installed on several Macs.

foodog
Jun 7, 2012, 06:07 AM
How come these bundles tend to run around the same time. I got an email about a bundle from Productivemacs

http://www.productivemacs.com/

And no, I don't work for them... :roll eyes:

I don't know which one to get, they both offer excellent values and software, but like most bundles or old Albums, not all are worth the price of admission...

I'm really interested in DevonThink... Does anyone use it? have any advice?

Thanks,

Coachingguy

They tend to offer the same applications on a rotating basis too.

NunoBerny
Jun 7, 2012, 06:10 AM
One question: do I need an Apple account to buy this? I don't yet have an iMac (hopefully soon...), but I can't let this opportunity pass me by.

Sue De Nimes
Jun 7, 2012, 06:18 AM
OK - I am new to the world of OSX. I will be buying my first Mac next week (as long as they launch new Macs) and I need to run Internet Explorer for a single webapp.

I was going to get either VMWare Fusion or Parallels anyway. Is it likely that I will just need to buy a updated copy to use with Mountain Lion?

macmastersam
Jun 7, 2012, 07:35 AM
Yes, I bought it in pounds, (using paypal) 33.4

thank you! :D

Sylon
Jun 7, 2012, 07:43 AM
How big is the overall download? My internet sucks where I'm at, so I usually have to plan out my large downloads.

bbeagle
Jun 7, 2012, 07:46 AM
I bought it myself for Parallels, Screenflow and Jaksta.

The others are just fluff. But still well worth the $49.

KeyCue will be good, as it's 'free' to help me learn shortcuts (wouldn't pay for it, but free - it's nice). I'll probably spend a few evenings with Civilization V, and install Living Desktop to see if that's good, or uses too much processor power.

And for those thinking about Parallels... Yes - you need a copy of Windows to run it.

JackieTreehorn
Jun 7, 2012, 07:50 AM
Does that Busycal idd come free with this package?

Still 2000 sells to go before it hits 10K, but I just wanted to make sure. Busycal is an excellent OSX calendar and free is a very decent price :D

bbeagle
Jun 7, 2012, 07:57 AM
How big is the overall download? My internet sucks where I'm at, so I usually have to plan out my large downloads.

Each app in the package is downloaded individually.

jamesryanbell
Jun 7, 2012, 08:02 AM
I'll probably pick that up later today. Finally, a good bundle. Also, I have NONE of those pieces of software.

Sylon
Jun 7, 2012, 08:16 AM
Each app in the package is downloaded individually.


Awesome, thanks!


Now, to figure out a way of getting Win8...

Boston007
Jun 7, 2012, 08:30 AM
I use Virtual Box now. Does Parallels have an option to import from a VirtualBox space?

And is Parallels better than Virtual Box?
Thanks

QCassidy352
Jun 7, 2012, 08:30 AM
A Better Finder Renamer works well. I've been using it for the last four years , definitely I'd recommend it.
Might as well just buy that app alone.

Or use the free/pre-loaded automator...

CalfCanuck
Jun 7, 2012, 08:34 AM
As a professional photographer I used to use my own Applescript to rename my photos, but it was slow. I shifted over to ABFR back in 2003, and it is one of the best utilities I've ever experienced on the Mac, for production.

Just used it last week to append extensions to 2000 incorrectly named audio files sent to me.

QCassidy352
Jun 7, 2012, 08:39 AM
I might, just for parallels and civ. a few others I might use once in a while, but those two are the selling points for me.

moderngamenewb
Jun 7, 2012, 08:53 AM
Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.

If its hasn't been 30 days from when you bought Parallels, you can contact them and get a refund for it

faroZ06
Jun 7, 2012, 09:38 AM
There is no Skyrim for Mac, wrapped in WINE or otherwise. You'd have to get the Windows version and do your own wrapping.

--Eric

The Porting Team provides one, but it's unofficial. Anyway, I tried it, and it works well.

macupdate-misha
Jun 7, 2012, 10:17 AM
Hey everyone -- Misha from MacUpdate here. I wanted to answer some questions; feel free to ask any others you have. We're here to help (and provide awesome deals!).

Will they all work with Mountain Lion?

Yes, we expect all the apps to work with 10.8. For more answers, check out the Bundle FAQ (http://mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq).

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I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

Worldwide orders are welcome! The price is in USD but you can order it from anywhere in the world. You'll be responsible for any foreign currency conversion fees PayPal or your credit card charges; there is no "localized" pricing for foreign countries/currency.

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Will they all work in Leopard?

Only a few apps are compatible with 10.5; please refer to the Bundle FAQ (http://mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq) for specifics.

Some apps have older versions that are compatible that you're entitled to use (Espionage 2, A Better Finder Rename 8).

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I bought one of these bundles years ago and found out the hard way that I received special versions that were not upgradeable, so the value claims were misleading. I didn't get product X for less, I got a crippled version of product X for less. Big difference. To be fair, I don't know if they still do this, but that soured me on those so-called "deals."

You must not have bought a MacUpdate bundle. Our bundles always include the same complete versions as if you paid full price, and our contracts with our partners stipulate that.

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Not on MAS? No thanks.

It's impossible to offer these deals on MAS since Apple controls the keys to that kingdom. Also, not all titles are on MAS (Parallels, notably).

You're welcome to pay $99.99 for ScreenFlow 3 on MAS + $39.99 for Civ V + full price for any other titles on MAS.

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If I download this bundle on my MacBook can I also use it on my iMac and pay $49.99 just once?

Yes. Your purchase is not locked to the computer your buy it with it. You can also buy now and download the apps in 2 months (or 2 years). We don't impose a time limit on providing the bundle download and you can always re-download it in the future.

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One question: do I need an Apple account to buy this? I don't yet have an iMac (hopefully soon...), but I can't let this opportunity pass me by.

No Apple account needed. Just a MacUpdate account (free).

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Each app in the package is downloaded individually.

We also provide a single bundle DMG for your convenience. It's about 500MB.

Civ V must be downloaded via Steam (Steam is a tiny download; Civ V is about 2GB, though).

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Parallels causes kernel panics and other problems.

As others have pointed out, this isn't the case. If you are having issues with Parallels, contact Parallels support.

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$50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).

Parallels 7 is compatible with the 10.8 developer previews; we expect it to remain compatible with the final version. Lion was a dramatic departure from previous OS X releases, hence some earlier versions of Parallels not working properly with it (Parallels 6 does, though).

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Basically a give-away in this bundle...has Parallels finally realized that VMWare owns the virtual machine market? Is this their versions of throwing in the towel and saying 'no mas, no mas'?

Parallels actually commands a massive marketshare lead over VMware Fusion (we're talking only about the Mac space, obviously). We ran another $49.99 bundle earlier this year with Fusion and were surprised how many people wanted Parallels instead... so we made that happen :)

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Are you sure Parallels is not as good as VMWare?

They're frankly both good solutions. Parallels performs a little better (speed-wise) and is better for games.

d0vr
Jun 7, 2012, 10:25 AM
Ugh, too bad I'm wanting Fusion as Civ 5 would of been a very very welcome bonus. And the screen casting software thrown in is also good.

Serif
Jun 7, 2012, 10:28 AM
I've been using Parallels for the past 3 or 4 years, including version 7 and I've never had any related kernel panics.


Agreed. Been pretty solid running various Windows and Linux OSs. Only thing to watch is that they seem to like to release new versions before they're ready so don't be too eager to upgrade before the fixes have been applied and the dust settles.


For games you can't beat Parallels.


Parallels is great for most things but CrossOver http://www.codeweavers.com/ is slicker for games that it supports.


I've got the majority of these apps, but if you haven't its certainly a great deal - Speed Downloader, Parallels 7 and Screen Flow certainly stand out.

The bundle at http://www.productivemacs.com/ is a great bundle.

Agreed. The productivemacs bundle has some very nice stuff; I use MacJournal every day and would be lost without it. It all depends what applications you already own though.

Sue De Nimes
Jun 7, 2012, 10:56 AM
Does anyone know if Civ V just comes with a normal STEAM key that I can email to a friend to activate on STEAM?

macupdate-misha
Jun 7, 2012, 11:21 AM
Does anyone know if Civ V just comes with a normal STEAM key that I can email to a friend to activate on STEAM?

Yes, it is just a standard Steam key -- redeemable by any Steam account.

I should add this gets you access to both the Mac & Windows versions.

digitalgopher
Jun 7, 2012, 11:28 AM
Does anyone know if Civ 5 is actually playable on a 2010 gen Macbook Air (4GB ram) and/or an iMac 2009 gen with 3.06ghz C2D (12GB ram)? I'd heard mixed things about how much of a hog that game is and I wonder if I need more muscle in my machines.

Sue De Nimes
Jun 7, 2012, 11:54 AM
Does anyone know if Civ 5 is actually playable on a 2010 gen Macbook Air (4GB ram) and/or an iMac 2009 gen with 3.06ghz C2D (12GB ram)? I'd heard mixed things about how much of a hog that game is and I wonder if I need more muscle in my machines.

Personally I think it will struggle with those setups. It is a big of a resource hog.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 7, 2012, 12:16 PM
As others have pointed out, this isn't the case. If you are having issues with Parallels, contact Parallels support.
Many MR users report exactly this problem: Kernel panics with Parallels 7. All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later. For other criticism visit:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21252/parallels-desktop

Sure, other VM solutions have other problems, but they do not cause kernel panics on the host machine. And regarding "Parallels support", that was a good joke. They are known for the worst customer support in the industry.

bbeagle
Jun 7, 2012, 12:22 PM
Many MR users report exactly this problem: Kernel panics with Parallels 7. All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later. For other criticism visit:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21252/parallels-desktop

Sure, other VM solutions have other problems, but they do not cause kernel panics on the host machine. And regarding "Parallels support", that was a good joke. They are known for the worst customer support in the industry.

Because SOME people report kernel panics, does not mean that 'All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later'. That is just FUD.

There is probably some machine(s) that cause it under the right circumstances. I've heard full-screen mode causes issues, so don't use that part if it doesn't work for you until it's fixed.

If you happen to be the person that it doesn't quite work for, you're annoyed. If you're not, it works great.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 7, 2012, 12:39 PM
Not sure you understand what Speed Download does. But it's definitely worth the money, so don't knock it.
Speed Download has probably a "better" GUI, but not the better functionality. Most features of SD are half-baked and undocumented. Secure file sharing? LOL. Use a VPN or encrypted disk images (Mac OS X disk images or TrueCrypt disk images). Does not cost anything, documentation is available.

macupdate-misha
Jun 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
Does anyone know if Civ 5 is actually playable on a 2010 gen Macbook Air (4GB ram) and/or an iMac 2009 gen with 3.06ghz C2D (12GB ram)? I'd heard mixed things about how much of a hog that game is and I wonder if I need more muscle in my machines.

MacBook Air -- yes (320M video card is supported).
iMac -- depends on the video card: 9400M=no, GT120=yes, GT130=yes (GT130 isn't listed as a supported card, but it's faster than the GT120 so there's no reason it wouldn't work)

Of the above configurations, the GT130 should yield the best results. You may need to turn down graphics options for optimal gameplay, though.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 7, 2012, 12:48 PM
Because SOME people report kernel panics, does not mean that 'All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later'. That is just FUD.
Yeah. Google spreads FUD. Hundreds of MR users spread FUD. Conclusion: The users and Google are the problem, because Parallels is flawless. Sure.

There is probably some machine(s) that cause it under the right circumstances.
Strange that VMware Fusion and VirtualBox do not cause kernel panics on the same machines.

macupdate-misha
Jun 7, 2012, 12:52 PM
Speed Download has probably a "better" GUI, but not the better functionality. Most features of SD are half-baked and undocumented. Secure file sharing? LOL. Use a VPN or encrypted disk images (Mac OS X disk images or TrueCrypt disk images). Does not cost anything, documentation is available.

Can you support the claim that features are "half-baked and undocumented"?

Secure file sharing between Speed Download users is a niche feature, but much easier for most users than configuring a VPN or creating temporary encrypted disk images.

Many commercial apps, in general, share features with free solutions. You pay for convenience, GUI, support, additional features, etc.

You could record your screen with QuickTime rather than ScreenFlow, but you're not going to end up with the same results... You could use VirtualBox rather than Parallels, but you're missing out on a lot of features... You could write individual Automator scripts rather than using A Better Finder Rename, but it's going to take you way longer... You could use a terminal command line to play a movie on your desktop rather than My Living Desktop, but you don't get the scenes, screensaver, or other features and have to manually specify the movie to play... you could go outside and use your imagination to invent a game to play rather than playing Civ V...

In all the above examples, though, you're trading features and convenience. If none of those matter to you, or the feature set of the free alternatives is satisfactory for your needs, then certainly pass on buying apps... otherwise, this is a great way to save money on some apps (even if you don't use them all) and support the developers who make them.

drsox
Jun 7, 2012, 12:59 PM
I bought this for Parallels and Civ V. I had a look at the rest and the only one that seems to be worthwhile for me was KeyQue.

The other good news is that I can buy it in $ with PayPal and avoid all the excessive non-US price uplifts ( e.g. for Parallels ). Worth noting if you don't live in the US.

50548
Jun 7, 2012, 12:59 PM
Many MR users report exactly this problem: Kernel panics with Parallels 7. All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later. For other criticism visit:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21252/parallels-desktop

Sure, other VM solutions have other problems, but they do not cause kernel panics on the host machine. And regarding "Parallels support", that was a good joke. They are known for the worst customer support in the industry.

VM solutions for Mac abound, but where do I find a CHEAP or FREE (non-pirated, of course) copy of Windows XP or above?

I definitely do not want to pay 100 dollars for such trash - and stores only sell Win 7 licenses for a lot more than that (full ones, not upgrade paths)...

bbeagle
Jun 7, 2012, 12:59 PM
Yeah. Google spreads FUD. Hundreds of MR users spread FUD. Conclusion: The users and Google are the problem, because Parallels is flawless. Sure.


I never said that Parallels is flawless. I said that 'All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later' is a false statement because there are not 100% of users experiencing kernel panics. Just because SOMEONE is, or even a large percentage of people are experiencing kernel panics does not mean that most people are.

By the way, I've seen others use Parallels with no problems and no complaints to steer me away from Parallels. I have yet to install my copy. I'll do that tonight. It might cause a kernel panic on my machine too. I don't know. If it does on my machine, I won't assume that everyone's machine does the same. If it works on my machine, I won't assume that it works for everyone either.

Strange that VMware Fusion and VirtualBox do not cause kernel panics on the same machines.

I currently have VMWare Fusion, works great on my Lion and Snow Leopard macs, but it does not work on my developer Mountain Lion box. Which is one of my reasons for trying Parallels.

drsox
Jun 7, 2012, 01:21 PM
I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?

Get a PayPal account linked to a credit card - that will be your best option.

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Is this offer available to customers outside of the United States? Or, more specifically, the UK? The price is given in US Dollars and it's an American site therefore I'm a little sketchy... good offer though hence my interest.

Please quote me if you respond as I probably won't come back to the thread. Cheers.

Yes, get a PayPal account linked to a credit card.

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One question: do I need an Apple account to buy this? I don't yet have an iMac (hopefully soon...), but I can't let this opportunity pass me by.

No, just a credit card.

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I use Virtual Box now. Does Parallels have an option to import from a VirtualBox space?

And is Parallels better than Virtual Box?
Thanks

Yes. Much snazzier in operation. Much better integration. Also possibly faster wrt Networking.

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Does anyone know if Civ 5 is actually playable on a 2010 gen Macbook Air (4GB ram) and/or an iMac 2009 gen with 3.06ghz C2D (12GB ram)? I'd heard mixed things about how much of a hog that game is and I wonder if I need more muscle in my machines.

Last time I tried on my 2011 MBA to run Civ 4 or 5, it fell over due to some incompatibility with the Intel HD3000. Maybe things have improved in the last 3 months. I bought this to run on a hi spec Mini.

xizar
Jun 7, 2012, 01:28 PM
Well, in the video it made a point to say something to the effect of "these are not crippled versions or downgraded apps. These are the full versions which will receive updates and support just like if you had bought them normally". That right there makes me want to jump on board.

So, this isn't through the mac app store. This is through some website i'd download all the apps at once? Trying to understand. I'm a new mac user and all this is new to me. I'm never sure if i should worry about viruses or shady websites or whatever.

In the OS X ecosystem, frequently bundles of software are offered all together, like the Humble Bundles or Indie Royales do for games.

mupromo is one of the older ones that I know about (granted, I'm not an old timer) and is considered reputable. I have purchased bundles from them before and never had any issues.

*IF* you are concerned about downloading from MUPromo/MacUpdate, you can use the serial key they email you and use it with copies of the software downloaded directly from the developer sites.

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If I could resell Parallels (as I already have) and Civilisation V (dont want it), that would be great

There is an extensive community of Steam trading forums you can find where you may be able to trade your key for something else.

As it would be a trade of the key, rather than a trade within Steam proper, you might have some issues with trust, etc, but you may be able to find someone.

AndrewClarke
Jun 7, 2012, 01:47 PM
I'm really interested in DevonThink... Does anyone use it? have any advice?

I use it some, but I'm sure not to its full potential. I use it in conjunction with a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M scanner to manage my paperwork.

I tried out a few different software tools before buying DevonThink Pro, figuring that it did a lot of stuff I'd probably want to use. I've found that in the end I'm too busy to use most of it. Mostly I just use it as a glorified front end to Spotlight, typing in text I'm looking for in receipts and documents.

So, it's kind of expensive for what I've ended up using it for. That's sort of the fault of the tool, as it hasn't "drawn me in" as much as it might. However, it's more just the fact that I'm busy and have invested myself into it with the minimum amount of effort to get the minimum amount of usefulness that I require.

Dannydekr
Jun 7, 2012, 02:27 PM
Going back to Osx Mountain Lion when it goes final (yeah..I install it on my PC, I love the hacking and tweaking :) ) but I admit that it's a great deal to say the least. Tempted to buy it, even when I'm not sure when I can install ML on my PC :)

concernedone
Jun 7, 2012, 03:06 PM
Yay, Just bought it for Parallels and to support MR as well ;)

damage00
Jun 7, 2012, 04:16 PM
So far... Attachment Tamer refuses to install saying the package is corrupted, Living Desktops locked me out of my computer and I had to power-down while apps were running, and I don't want Steam on my machine so Civilization V is out. I'm afraid to try any of the others now.

Still a new ScreenFlow and Parallels is worth the price.

comatory
Jun 7, 2012, 04:37 PM
Great package! However I only need Screenflow, if anyone is willing to sell me their license, hit me up with PM.

bigpoppamac31
Jun 7, 2012, 06:27 PM
Does this Civ 5 come with any of the Expansion Packs? Or is it just the basic Civ 5? Also I've tossed the idea of putting Windows on my Mac so that I can better learn Windows. Is Parallels pretty easy to use? Also does ScreenFlow 3 just record video or audio too? Thanks.

TheGenerous
Jun 7, 2012, 07:53 PM
Or use the free/pre-loaded automator...

there's no comparison, trust me

koobcamuk
Jun 7, 2012, 08:46 PM
How does one PM here?

http://f.cl.ly/items/40071l1E1u0f2q1a0o1g/Screen%20Shot%202012-06-08%20at%2010.45.25.jpg

AppLCII
Jun 7, 2012, 09:59 PM
I downloaded a MacUpdate bundle earlier this year (Winter 2011). It included an app I cannot live without. TotalFinder. Tabbed finder browsing? Are you kidding me? Apple has to add this feature to the OS.

It also came with a font-pack and a cool clipboard manager. So I am pretty happy. I already run Bootcamp, so Parallels is kinda redundant.

I am glad they put out these bundles with programs that are not always available on the Appstore. I am all for supporting the smaller developers out there that have quality products!

petsounds
Jun 7, 2012, 10:05 PM
Speed Download has probably a "better" GUI, but not the better functionality. Most features of SD are half-baked and undocumented. Secure file sharing? LOL. Use a VPN or encrypted disk images (Mac OS X disk images or TrueCrypt disk images). Does not cost anything, documentation is available.

Not better functionality compared to what? I admitted that SD has a bloated feature-set, but my endorsement was based on the features I listed which I use (related to you know, downloading files). And as a Mac user, yes I do consider a good UI and user experience important!

derangedcow
Jun 7, 2012, 10:39 PM
Also does ScreenFlow 3 just record video or audio too? Thanks.

Yep records audio too (It asks to first install a small 209KB audio driver). One of my favorite pieces of software ever. I've used it to record Skype calls, which could then be exported at different settings. I've also used it to record a flash animation once to upload to YouTube at 1080p

ZipZap
Jun 8, 2012, 04:49 AM
How does one PM here?

Click my user name to the left and a menu willl drop.
Or email me at: iphone AT eweiner DOT com

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I never said that Parallels is flawless. I said that 'All versions of Parallels cause kernel panics, sooner or later' is a false statement because there are not 100% of users experiencing kernel panics. Just because SOMEONE is, or even a large percentage of people are experiencing kernel panics does not mean that most people are.

By the way, I've seen others use Parallels with no problems and no complaints to steer me away from Parallels. I have yet to install my copy. I'll do that tonight. It might cause a kernel panic on my machine too. I don't know. If it does on my machine, I won't assume that everyone's machine does the same. If it works on my machine, I won't assume that it works for everyone either.



I currently have VMWare Fusion, works great on my Lion and Snow Leopard macs, but it does not work on my developer Mountain Lion box. Which is one of my reasons for trying Parallels.


Been using Parallels 7 on an MBA for a while and never had any issues. No panic. Works perfectly!

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Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/40071l1E1u0f2q1a0o1g/Screen%20Shot%202012-06-08%20at%2010.45.25.jpg)

Thanks!

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I am still interested in Jaksta. If someone want to part with that portion of the bundle let me know and the cost.

PM or email (iphone AT eweiner DOT com)

pagansoul
Jun 8, 2012, 06:25 AM
I got it via this site for Paralells, Jaksta and donation to MR. All the rest are just gravy.

macupdate-misha
Jun 8, 2012, 11:53 AM
So far... Attachment Tamer refuses to install saying the package is corrupted, Living Desktops locked me out of my computer and I had to power-down while apps were running, and I don't want Steam on my machine so Civilization V is out. I'm afraid to try any of the others now.

Sorry to hear about the troubles you've encountered. Please try re-downloading the installer (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/17261/attachment-tamer), we haven't had any other mentions of this issue.

Regarding My Living Desktop, I'm confused how it "locked [you] out of your desktop". Do you mean the screensaver portion did? Is there a password prompt? This very unusual, as well, but I'm sure the developer can assist you (http://www.mylivingdesktop.com/website/html/Techsupt.html).

Last time I tried on my 2011 MBA to run Civ 4 or 5, it fell over due to some incompatibility with the Intel HD3000. Maybe things have improved in the last 3 months. I bought this to run on a hi spec Mini.

I believe there was an issue with Civ V and Intel HD3000 graphics specifically for a short while, but this was resolved through an update. I have personally run the game on my 2011 MacBook Air with the HD3000.

*IF* you are concerned about downloading from MUPromo/MacUpdate, you can use the serial key they email you and use it with copies of the software downloaded directly from the developer sites.

Rest assured the bundle DMG we put together contains the identical code you would download from the developer. MacUpdate has been supporting developers and end-users since 1996; keeping our users happy and and being good steward of the Mac community are very important to us.

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Does this Civ 5 come with any of the Expansion Packs?

It's the standard Civilization V game, identical to if you purchased this one direct from the developer (http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/327508/CD73614/).

But you do have the option of buying the upcoming Gods & Kings expansion pack (http://macupdate.com/app/mac/43282/civilization-v:-gods-&-kings) for just $20 through us (instead of $29.99). This is an exclusive MacUpdate bundle customer discount not available elsewhere! The Gods & Kings expansion pack is the most massive expansion to date, and will be available on June 19th.

the.lost.one
Jun 9, 2012, 12:30 PM
Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/40071l1E1u0f2q1a0o1g/Screen%20Shot%202012-06-08%20at%2010.45.25.jpg)

All it shows me is this:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/screenshot20120609at827.png/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/screenshot20120609at827.png/)

LordJohnWhorfin
Jun 12, 2012, 01:18 AM
You must not have bought a MacUpdate bundle. Our bundles always include the same complete versions as if you paid full price, and our contracts with our partners stipulate that.


Thanks for the clarification, and I apologize for the misinformation. You must be correct, it was many years ago and I only have vague memories of it. If these are full upgradeable versions, what a bargain!

3bs
Jun 13, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Is it possible for me to buy this bundle but not install any of it? I plan on buying a new Mac in about a month or so and I want to install these apps on that but the offer ends in 7 days.

Xplode35
Jun 13, 2012, 09:57 PM
I think it would be wise for MacRumors to extend this deal since many folks(including myself) have purchased new Macs in the recent days since the Keynote and we won't be receiving them until AT LEAST next week. I'm sure they'll see a surge in bundle sales next week.

3bs
Jun 14, 2012, 06:54 AM
I think it would be wise for MacRumors to extend this deal since many folks(including myself) have purchased new Macs in the recent days since the Keynote and we won't be receiving them until AT LEAST next week. I'm sure they'll see a surge in bundle sales next week.

So you can't buy the bundle now and install it later?

CalfCanuck
Jun 14, 2012, 12:17 PM
So you can't buy the bundle now and install it later?
FAQ's are your friend:
http://www.mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq

If I buy the bundle now, can I download it later after I get a new Mac?

Yes! All of your purchases from MacUpdate will be stored in your account and can be accessed at any time from your MacUpdate Purchase History. Your receipt will contain all of your serial numbers as well as any special instructions on how to download the applications.

3bs
Jun 14, 2012, 12:47 PM
FAQ's are your friend:
http://www.mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq

If I buy the bundle now, can I download it later after I get a new Mac?

Yes! All of your purchases from MacUpdate will be stored in your account and can be accessed at any time from your MacUpdate Purchase History. Your receipt will contain all of your serial numbers as well as any special instructions on how to download the applications.

Thank you.

Nightarchaon
Jul 26, 2012, 04:06 AM
Bugger, missed this, and i want Parallels, but not enough to pay more than 30 for it, guess ill keep bootcamp rebooting until another offer comes up.

npro1464
Mar 10, 2013, 07:17 PM
I'm considering buying Parallels for my MBA, should I go with this bundle that gives you Parallels 7 or get Parallels 8? Also, should I go with Windows 7 or 8? I really want it for Excel and also to use with my Galaxy S3, since Mountain Lion hates Android phones. Trying to go as cheap as I can.

macupdate-misha
Mar 11, 2013, 07:20 AM
I'm considering buying Parallels for my MBA, should I go with this bundle that gives you Parallels 7 or get Parallels 8? Also, should I go with Windows 7 or 8? I really want it for Excel and also to use with my Galaxy S3, since Mountain Lion hates Android phones. Trying to go as cheap as I can.

The current MacUpdate bundle at deals.macupdate.com includes Parallels 8. This thread is from last year (when our bundle had Parallels 7).