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#41 George the Flea

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:22 PM

Not sure if this game really counts, but Star Chamber: the Harbinger Saga networks Mac<->PC.  On the other hand, it's not like you connect over LAN; it's all across the central server, and the game is mostly an online one (single player campaigns exist, but most of the action is person to person).
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:57 AM

Added!  Thanks.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:46 AM

PLS HELP: UT2K4 Demo does NOT work via LAN

im sittin ghere with 3 Macs and 2 PCs...from my PC i can see the game, i can even list the people playing in DM-RANKIN - but when i try to connect it simplay says CONNECTION FAILED - Server's version incompatible

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:58 AM

View Postkinnux, on November 16th 2006, 01:46 AM, said:

when i try to connect it simplay says CONNECTION FAILED - Server's version incompatible
Funnily enough, the error message is probably telling you what is wrong: the server's version is incompatible. That is, the server and client are running different versions of the game. There are at least two version of the Mac demo, 3120 and 3334.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:42 PM

What about Terminus?
Also, is it a hybrid disk or did the mac version sell separately?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:18 PM

Civilization IV is compatible with mac-PC via a direct IP game.

Also Tremulous is a cross-platform game that is compatible with mac/PC/linux. The mac version is available here: http://trem.tjw.org/ < scroll down.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:13 AM

View PostStark Rhavyn, on December 13th 2006, 09:42 PM, said:

What about Terminus?
Also, is it a hybrid disk or did the mac version sell separately?
That depends: at least in Germany, the Mac version was sold separately, in the US, it was a Windows/Linux/Mac hybrid.

View PostMaster Bob, on February 21st 2007, 04:18 AM, said:

Civilization IV is compatible with mac-PC via a direct IP game.
Since the last patch, it is even Mac/PC via GameSpy... and before that PBEM was also Mac/PC compatible. ;)

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:12 AM

Civilization IV and Tremulous added, thanks!
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:15 PM

Jedi Academy IS on the list, but I also want to note that mods are cross-platform compatible as well.  For example, the fantastic mod MovieBattles works on the Mac.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:31 PM

Tidbit added.  Thank you.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:35 PM

View PostSparky9292, on April 2nd 2007, 05:15 PM, said:

Jedi Academy IS on the list, but I also want to note that mods are cross-platform compatible as well.  For example, the fantastic mod MovieBattles works on the Mac.

This is not completely true. Some mods, most notably the immensely popular JAPlus mod, have separate builds for Mac and PC versions of the game. If you're running JA version 1.0.3e, the version that made the game universal binary, then the JAPlus mod simply stops working because JAPlus is compiled for PowerPC. Until an Intel-only or UB version of the mod is released, it will not function under the UB version of the game.

All hope is not lost, though - there's a workaround. If you run the previous (1.0.3d), PowerPC-only version of JA under Rosetta, PowerPC mods like JAPlus work just fine. And because JA's performance under Rosetta is (nearly) indistinguishable from JA's UB performance, it's really no big deal.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:21 AM

Cosmo, I made the JA text "Mods are cross-platform compatible as well" into a link that points to your post.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:09 AM

View Postcosmo, on April 2nd 2007, 08:35 PM, said:

This is not completely true. Some mods, most notably the immensely popular JAPlus mod, have separate builds for Mac and PC versions of the game. If you're running JA version 1.0.3e, the version that made the game universal binary, then the JAPlus mod simply stops working because JAPlus is compiled for PowerPC. Until an Intel-only or UB version of the mod is released, it will not function under the UB version of the game.

All hope is not lost, though - there's a workaround. If you run the previous (1.0.3d), PowerPC-only version of JA under Rosetta, PowerPC mods like JAPlus work just fine. And because JA's performance under Rosetta is (nearly) indistinguishable from JA's UB performance, it's really no big deal.

Can you provide a link to download the PPC patch for JA?  I can only find the latest UB patch.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:57 PM

Freespace 2 can also be mac/pc networked.  It can be a little twitchy sometimes, but it's quite fun once it's working right.  It's also freeware, which is a plus.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:09 AM

Added, thanks!
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:47 PM

Globulation 2 as well.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:10 AM

View PostMaster Bob, on August 30th 2007, 09:47 PM, said:

Globulation 2 as well.
Thanks.  I added the link to that as well because it is a relatively unknown open source game.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:04 PM

Defcon FAQ-

Defcon V1.4.3- enabled cross platform.
The Mac version of DEFCON requires a G4 or faster running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. DEFCON is Universal Binary, so it runs natively on both Intel and PowerPC processors. Multiplayer support is cross platform so players can play online games of DEFCON against any other player regardless of platform.

Anyone tried it cross platform?
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:31 AM

Thanks!  Defcon added.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:14 PM

Warsow, Sauerbraten, AssaultCube and OpenArena should be on the list. All four FPS games are free (open source) and AssaultCube is particularly interesting as it's just a 40 MB download and only requires a dial-up account to play online. All four games seem to have plenty of game servers and a moderately active community -- it's easy enough to find a game to join.