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#1 Pluto

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:01 AM

Blitzkrieg for Mac is out?


It seems that Blitzkrieg for Mac was already published in Germany (or at least in pre-order now):

http://www.arktis.de...tail_23208.html
http://community.gam...h...=16256&st=0

Popular old (2003) strategy wargame by Nival ('Heroes of Might and Magic V' (PC) for Ubisoft):

http://www.nival.com/?english=1
http://www.nival.com/blitzkrieg_ru/
http://www.cdv-blitz...page=news.en.rt

Probably it is possible to assemble Macintosh English or other language version as the game (PC version) was released in Germany, France, UK, US and Russia.

By the way Russian Collector's edition was published on 3 CD.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:30 AM

View PostPluto, on February 22nd 2008, 11:01 AM, said:

Blitzkrieg for Mac is out?
It seems that Blitzkrieg for Mac was already published in Germany (or at least in pre-order now):
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No, it isn't. This pre-order page is unchanged for more than a year now and the actual existence of the game is more than dubious. Several German mac sites tried to find out more about this, but there's no substantial prove. Arktis (the online shop) is the only source for this.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:52 AM

Yes, it is. Look here:

http://www.amazon.co...e...085&sr=1-11

Release Date: 30 Mar 2008

Also:
http://www.macgold.c...cts/10940.shtml
http://www.softline....prod_code=blitz
http://www.play.com/...eg/Product.html

It is ported by RuneSoft ('Cold War', 'ANKH's, ...) and it seems that there will be English version also.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:13 AM

That surely would be a surprise. But as I said: after more than a year there is still no substantial prove. That German Mac games you linked (Games4Mac) actively tried to get some information and even asked CDV – who denied a Mac version. It seems that Application Systems – which is the RuneSoft's German distributor – also had the game for a while on their page and removed it.

The release date proves nothing: for a while, it was listed as to be released in May 2007 on the Arktis page.

I remain sceptical.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:54 AM

Certainly Amazon is not a reliable source but Runesoft seems to be a decent candidate for this port:

- they like old cheap licenses

- they have confirmed contacts with Nival and CDV:

http://www.rune-soft.com/about.htm

'... we have worked with well known developers/publishers such as ... Nival and CDV.'

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:55 PM

Yes, but RuneSoft also has a history of officially announcing their ports long before the actual release. Chicago 1930 for instance was almost one and a half year in the pipeline, Dream Pinball 3D was announced April last year, and there is still no sign of it.

Seriously, I only believe in the Mac version of Blitzkrieg when I see it with own eyes.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

Okay, that's pretty official: the German Games4Mac had the opportunity to preview an almost finished Mac version of the game. It's really coming.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:57 PM

Game info

http://www.games4mac...n...s=1&id=6707

http://games4mac.de/.../blitzkrieg.php

Publisher: RuneSoft
Developer: Nival Interactive
System: Mac OS X
Minimum requirements:
G4 867 MHz
256 MB RAM
32 MB VRAM
(incl. Intel GMA 950)
Mac OS X 10.4
Test computers:
iMac G5 2 Ghz
2048 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB)
Mac OS X 10.4.11

PowerMac G4 867 MHz dual
2048 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 (128 MB)
Mac OS X 10.5.2


'Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with much more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in various historical campaigns during World War II. Command more effectively over the course of the war.

Progress through the game is rewarded through access to the latest warfare technology, so strategic guile is recommended. Accept the challenge and launch your assault, remembering that attack is the best form of defense!

Blitzkrieg features:
Thrilling real time strategy game set during World War II
Soviet, German and western Allied campaigns with more than 80 missions
More than 200 3D vehicles with realistic weapon and armor data
Large units such as trains and coastal artillery
3D landscapes extend tactical possibilities
Armies can be extended and improved through promotions and special missions
Multiplayer game via LAN
Vehicle database
Historically accurate battles in Africa, Russia and Europe
Large operations involving hundreds of Soviet, German and western Allied units
More than 40 kinds of infantry with specialized weapons
More than 250 types of buildings and objects
Units move realistically
All landscape objects are destructible
Numerous videos from World War II provide for a thoroughly absorbing atmosphere
Enemy equipment can be stolen and used
Ability to build bridges, dig trenches, lay mines and call for air support (fighters, bombers, low level fighters, reconnaissance, paratroopers)'

Trailer (very impressive):

http://c.pcmovies.ig...100402_001.mpeg

English fan site:

http://www.phantasia.nl/blitzkrieg/

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:06 AM

This looks really cool! I wonder where we will be able to buy it?

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 02:50 PM

And my usual question ... will it include the editor?

From the PC information ...

Where can I find the Blitzkrieg Editor?
The map editor is located in your Blitzkrieg installation folder, which is normally C:ProgramNival InteractiveBlitzkriegRunmapeditor.exe .

is a mission editor included?
Blitzkrieg features a mission editor. You are able to create missions for both single player and multiplayer games and integrate your custom missions into large-scale campaigns. Moreover, the game features fully open data formats: Apart from creating your own missions, you are able to add models and textures or change the battle characteristics of all units. You can create a unique vehicle type, write your own slogan on a tank, or considerably increase the damage capacity of your favorite howitzer. A special assembling tool makes the process easy.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:35 AM

Does it have a pause feature ? I like the look of the game (it's now on my list!) but I have to admit my pet hate with RTS is not be able to pause and take stock.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

View PostSargiel, on March 30th 2008, 04:35 AM, said:

Does it have a pause feature ? I like the look of the game (it's now on my list!) but I have to admit my pet hate with RTS is not be able to pause and take stock.

Yes it does. Although released for the PC a number of years back (2004?) I remember it being a pretty decent game. It does have a good pause feature where you can stop and consider you decisions and give units orders, and the also ability to adjust enemy strength at the start of a game ... as well as an active modding community in places like this.

Lots of details on the official Nival website of course.

I wonder, besides the editor, if some of the officially released map packs are included?

BTW, the original demo (only 100MB or so) is still available for download if you have a PC or an Intel Mac with Boot Camp to try out on Gamershell.com.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:12 PM

Sounds pretty cool. So long as multiplayer works ok I'll pick up a copy and get my brother to buy the PC version for whatever it's retailing for (probably 2.99 after this time) ;)

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:03 PM

interesting.

what is the game play like?  at what unit level are you commanding?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:42 PM

Deliver2Mac have announced the release of Blitzkrieg for Mac.

"Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with much more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in various historical campaigns during World War II.

Command more effectively over the course of the war. Progress through the game is rewarded through access to the latest warfare technology, so strategic guile is recommended. Accept the challenge and launch your assault, remembering that …

Attack is the best form of defense!"

It's £29.95 and universal :)

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:10 PM

I'm wondering if the game is actually on sale. It was supposed to be released a week ago – but I haven't read anything anywhere about the game being shipped.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

Looks like it's definitely on sale - as a digital download.

I'm extremely tempted but would prefer to hear from somebody that has tried the Mac version first.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:15 PM

All together now ... demo, demo, demo ...

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

View PostTacohead, on April 24th 2008, 12:18 AM, said:

Looks like it's definitely on sale - as a digital download.

I'm extremely tempted but would prefer to hear from somebody that has tried the Mac version first.

-PN
Just got it and I have to say that I am really impressed by the gameplay.
Turns on: good FPS and nice graphics
Turns off: no widescreen support
In my opinion, this is the best game released from Virtual Programing.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:00 AM

View Postbismilah, on April 27th 2008, 06:42 PM, said:

Just got it and I have to say that I am really impressed by the gameplay.
Turns on: good FPS and nice graphics
Turns off: no widescreen support
In my opinion, this is the best game released from Virtual Programing.
Go ask Runesoft about that.