For Mac Trekkies

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Niknar, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Niknar macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2003

    I loved playing Birth of the Federation when I was a kid, it never came out for the Mac but recently I used the tools at to create a Mac version, you can grab it here Link.

    I also put up instructions on how to install Mods.

    Its probably the best Star Trek strategy game ever made, still fun to play today.
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    Porting Team rules :) and I'm not saying it just cuz I'm a team member :p
  3. eobet macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    When wineskin sheds the need for X11, I shall become very interested.

    I wonder if very, very early Windows 95 games will one day end up running better under Wine than the current iteration of Windows...
  4. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    wouldn't that be great... but there is no current way to use Wine without X11... Wine, Wineskin, WineBottler, Crossover, PlayOnMac... etc... everything needs X11.

    Transgaming has a very rudimentary windowing server to use quartz directly for Cider ports, but they refuse to share any source for it.
  6. alexspellman macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    Birth of the Federation on Lion

    Is there anyway of making this work for Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3?

    I would so love to play this game again? Any help would be very much appreciated.

  7. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    If you have a newer Mac, Star Trek Online is free to play right now.
  8. alexspellman macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012

    Thanks but I really wanted to play BOTF - any ideas anyone?
  9. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    the wrapper talked about in this post.. or over at doesn't work?
  10. alexspellman macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    I downloaded the file and it bounces a few seconds, then goes away.. comes back with a solid light underneath and then closes and that's it.

    To be honest I do not understand the porting team and wrappers :(

    I would just like to be able to play - sad I know
  11. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    a wrapper is exactly what it sounds like...

    The game is the candy, and you put it inside the wrapper so you can carry it around with you...

    You download the wrapper and install the game inside the wrapper. The wrapper is a Mac app, so once the game is inside, you just double click the wrapper like any other Mac app and play your game. How you go about installing a game inside the wrapper depends on how the wrapper is made though... most you find will have directions telling you how to install the game in it.

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