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#1 Eric5h5

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:00 AM

The Mac version of World of Goo was just released.  Go buy it!  It's a little bit like Lemmings with softbody physics.  Universal Binary, works nicely on my G5.  The only drawback is that it's made for 800x600...you can dig around in the package contents and find a config.txt file and change the resolution there, which does generally work pretty well, except some of the UI stuff might be partially off the screen.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:03 PM

I'd played it via bootcamp before, but fortunately when you buy it for one OS you buy it for all. It runs very nicely on my X3100 macbook (though I've only been using 800x600 really, and I've only done the first few levels with the mac version; saves aren't transferable between win/mac versions).

You can get a demo at http://www.worldofgo...dl2.php?lk=demo to see it for yourself.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

This is a spectacular and truly unique game. I highly recommend trying the demo.  :D

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

I was reading about this game on a Wii site the other day and thinking "how awesome would this be on my Mac??" Question answered!

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:28 PM

The server was hammered this morning but I'm DLing the demo just fine now.  I sense there will be much humor in this game.
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

much fun with goo balls

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:47 AM

It is indeed a lovely game. I've been playing it on my Wii and, as crazy as it may sound, I may consider buying the Mac version, too. It just strikes me as a bit odd that there is no preference panel for screen resolutions. The Wii version, for obvious reasons, supports widescreen from the get-go. In their forum they've mentioned that this may be fixed in a future patch. We shall see.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:53 AM

It made it to Mac! Woot!!! D/L now.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

31.9 meters, 59th tallest in the world, woo.  :)

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

View PostEric5h5, on November 7th 2008, 03:41 PM, said:

31.9 meters, 59th tallest in the world, woo.  :)

Are you allowed to post about that on a family website?

Although now I admit to some curiosity about the height of my "world of goo."
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

View PostBrad Oliver, on November 7th 2008, 07:11 PM, said:

Are you allowed to post about that on a family website?

Yes, because I am awesome.  Only 58 people on the entire planet are currently more awesome than me.  That means I can do anything I want, and tBC is helpless to stop me since the height of his "world of goo" is inadequate.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

Make that nonexistent.  I've got tons of goos but only the demo so I haven't bothered other than to experiment with some shapes then tear it down.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:42 AM

View PostEric5h5, on November 1st 2008, 08:00 AM, said:

The Mac version of World of Goo was just released.  Go buy it!  It's a little bit like Lemmings with softbody physics.  Universal Binary, works nicely on my G5.  The only drawback is that it's made for 800x600...you can dig around in the package contents and find a config.txt file and change the resolution there, which does generally work pretty well, except some of the UI stuff might be partially off the screen.

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Excellent game, thanks for the heads up Eric !

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:02 AM

What is the point of the last puzzle in the demo?  I got every last goo out of the stomach and resting on top of the mouth with a long high tower stretching up pretty much as high as they go.  The puzzle is still not completed.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:09 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on November 8th 2008, 11:02 AM, said:

What is the point of the last puzzle in the demo?  I got every last goo out of the stomach and resting on top of the mouth with a long high tower stretching up pretty much as high as they go.  The puzzle is still not completed.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:48 PM

Thanks.  This morning I built a ladder over the side down to the ground to see if that was what was expected and I noticed that I could select the eyes, then I finished the puzzle.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

I liked the demo, but im not sure if the rest of the game has more challeging missions, that are worth it.. And, Mac og Wii edition? Hmm.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:54 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on November 10th 2008, 09:45 AM, said:

I liked the demo, but im not sure if the rest of the game has more challeging missions, that are worth it.. And, Mac og Wii edition? Hmm.

They definitely keep you surprised, even after you figure you've seen all it has to offer. I'd say easily worth the $20.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:06 AM

Yep, totally.  You can also try for the OCD flags on all the levels if you're so inclined.  Personally I'm not...I managed it on about 25% of the levels, and I can see doing another 6 or so if I worked at it, but the rest seem pretty much impossible.  Guess I'm not OC enough.  :)  I did spend a fair amount of time building my tower though.  Did I mention I got up to 31.9 meters?  'Cause I did.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:31 PM

Is building a tower worth it?  Anything up there worthwhile?
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