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Old May 6, 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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strategy games - macbook pro

i have a macbook pro. i am looking for strategy games that work on it because i travel a lot for work.

when i'm home, it's not a problem because i have windows PC.

looking for games like command and conquer, real war ect. something that i can just kinda play in my hotel room w/o obliterating my hard drive or killing my macbook.

thanks

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Old May 6, 2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old May 6, 2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Hey,

Check out Gemini Wars, www.geminiwars.com, and it's available for Mac.
Looks quite good, preview by angry joe here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYN66QdBq6g

Other than that, there's also Endless Space :
http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/Features

But that one is a 4X game, not exactly a RTS game, and runs only in PC.

Yeah, I'm a freak for space games
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Old May 6, 2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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Hi.

StarCraft II - works even on my MacBook Air
WarCraft III - Needs to be installed and fully patched on a Mac running 10.4-10.6 and then copied over to Lion (alternatively via wine)
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Old May 6, 2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Most of the Command and Conqueror games are available for mac.
Heroes of Might and Magic V, Kings Bounty and the Civilization games are also available.
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Old May 6, 2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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StarCraft 2 and Civilization IV. Both infinitely playable and a great value.
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Old May 6, 2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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Check out Europa Universalis III. Fun game and deep.
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Old May 7, 2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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Starcraft II.
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Hi.

StarCraft II - works even on my MacBook Air
WarCraft III - Needs to be installed and fully patched on a Mac running 10.4-10.6 and then copied over to Lion (alternatively via wine)
Or just installed using the digital download on Blizzards website, which is much easier than messing with Wine.

I'll recommend Warcraft III, Starcraft I + 2 and Civilization IV.
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Old May 7, 2012, 10:39 AM   #10
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I'm playing Sins of Solar Empire. Can't tell you how it is online, I'm too much of a wuss to try it. Enjoyable game though and certainly the AI gives you a good run for your money.

It's a 4X space game in the style of Galactic Civs or Master of Orion, but in realtime.
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Old May 7, 2012, 01:59 PM   #11
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- Rome Total War (specifically w/ certain mods, like Europa Barbarorum)

- Civ IV

- Starcraft II

Those are my pics, probably in that order.

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P.S. You didn't specify what model MBP you have, can you do that?
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Old May 7, 2012, 10:05 PM   #12
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i have a macbook pro. i am looking for strategy games that work on it because i travel a lot for work.

when i'm home, it's not a problem because i have windows PC.

looking for games like command and conquer, real war ect. something that i can just kinda play in my hotel room w/o obliterating my hard drive or killing my macbook.

thanks

I have played Warflow,and I think it is one good strategy game
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Old May 8, 2012, 06:13 AM   #13
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I would recommend starcraft 1 but it doesnt work on Lion
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Old May 10, 2012, 03:31 AM   #14
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Why do you all guys keep recommending Civ IV when Civ V is out since a year and runs on Macs. I think Civ V is a better game than Civ IV at least for the casual gamer but also for us who has been around since Civ I.
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Why do you all guys keep recommending Civ IV when Civ V is out since a year and runs on Macs. I think Civ V is a better game than Civ IV at least for the casual gamer but also for us who has been around since Civ I.
For the casual gamer prehaps, but for anyone who likes a more deep game, and better, Civ IV is definitely the way to go. Most old school Civ players prefers IV by a large margin.
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For the casual gamer prehaps, but for anyone who likes a more deep game, and better, Civ IV is definitely the way to go. Most old school Civ players prefers IV by a large margin.
I would say it is a balance between the two camps, but that is just opinion and not facts. I for one prefer V because it took away some annoying features of IV, and the battles are better and more interesting in V. Anyhow, good for the OP and others to know that V exist, now (s)he can make a more educated choice.
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I would say it is a balance between the two camps, but that is just opinion and not facts. I for one prefer V because it took away some annoying features of IV, and the battles are better and more interesting in V. Anyhow, good for the OP and others to know that V exist, now (s)he can make a more educated choice.
If you go to a place like CivFanatics, the majority prefers Civ IV.
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Old May 31, 2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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If you don't mind turn-based strategy, take a look at Unity of Command. Hex-based WW2 game kind of like the old panzer general games.
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