CC3 for Mac - Free for those w/ PC version?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by statikcat, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. statikcat macrumors 6502

    statikcat

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    So in July Command and Conquer 3 is slated for Osx release. If I already bought this for XP/bootcamp will I have to buy another for Osx? That would be really lame! I can't find this info anywhere on the website. Maybe someone here knows :D
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    you will have to buy it again, im sure EA will see it is "why did you buy a pc game for a mac"
     
  3. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Like buying a PS3 or a XBOX 360 game. You buy for one platform.
     
  4. statikcat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh well I will get a copy of the Mac version and use my serial. Maybe that will work Lol. Blizzard sells cross platform games why not EA? I can kind of understand .. but in the future hopefully EA/ID games are cross platform in thebox and follow the great example of Blizzard.
     
  5. jeff303 macrumors newbie

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    Blizzard does this because they are an awesome company. Not every company has the foresight of Blizzard, which develops the game to be as platform-agnostic as possible, then only has to "duplicate" the work for a small OS-dependent layer. Most design and implement for Windows from the beginning, then when the marketing drones decide there is enough money to be made on ${alternate platform}, they either struggle for months to reprogram all the OS-dependent code or pay some other company to do it (ex: Aspyr).

    Just because you buy one copy of a piece of software on one platform, that doesn't mean you have exclusive and universal rights to that software on every platform. Usually the Mac version of a game is a full port of a Windows version which requires the work of a lot of people for a long time. Read the license when in doubt.
     

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