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City of Heroes Mac Special Edition

Mac Special Edition

Overview Edit

Also called: Mac Pack

The Mac Special Edition was made possible using TransGaming's Cider Portability Engine, which acts as a "wrapper" around the Game Client, enabling it to run seamlessly on Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X.

TransGaming, Inc., is a leader in the development of unique software portability products that facilitate the deployment of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming's portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform game releases.

The Mac version was officially released on January 7, 2009. [1]

Initially, the Mac Client will only be available digitally. Plans for a box release have been set for 2009.

How to Install Edit

  • Download the DMG file: FTP Site [2]
  • Double-click the DMG file to "mount" it (it acts like its own little hard drive) [3]
  • Double-click the disk image to open it
  • Drag the app to the Applications folder [4]
  • After launching the app, it connects to the updater and downloads content, just like the Windows version.

Notes Edit

  • For those who were beta testing, Ghost Falcon posted instructions on how to turn your beta installation into a live installation. (These instructions can be reversed to change a live install into a test install.)
  • Buying the full edition comes with a free month of play; the related goodie pack (available separately in early 2009) does not.
  • The client will be available at no extra cost (as a download) for anyone that has an active CoH Account.
  • Those who use the Mac Client will connect to the same servers as those connecting with the PC Client.
  • It is not actually a full client written natively for the Mac; it is a "wrapper" program like Wine and CrossOver, but more specialized.
  • Purchasing the Mac Special Edition or the related goodie pack will unlock special items:

See Also Edit

External Links Edit


This article incorporates text from Paragon Wiki, which has been licensed by its author under the GFDL.

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