Aspyr Media ships Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour for Mac

Aspyr Media today began shipping Command & Conquer™ Generals Zero Hour, the first expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Command & Conquer™ Generals. The game is expected to arrive in stores by Friday, February 25th and was developed for Macintosh by i5works.

Even the most experienced Command & Conquer Generals veteran must learn new strategies and tactics to take full advantage of – and learn to defend against – the next generation of the world’s most lethal weapons.

With new units, structures, and upgrades, as well as the all-new Generals Challenge Mode, Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour delivers all the firepower players need in the quest to become the ultimate modern warfare General. Unload on enemies with an all-new, hi-tech arsenal featuring 30 new units and 20 new upgrades from the Chinese ECM Tank to the United States Spectre Gunship. Fifteen new missions rattle veteran Generals as they set out to destroy the U.S. fleet in the Mediterranean, root out a splinter cell in Cairo and send in special operatives to capture weapons of mass destruction.

Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour requires requires the full version of Command & Conquer Generals to play and:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4 or later
CPU Speed: 1GHz or faster
Memory: 256 MB or higher
Hard Disk Space: 1.6 GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 7500 or better
Video Card (Nvidia): GeForce2 MX or better
Video Memory (VRam): 32 MB or higher
Media required: DVD Drive

Multiplayer requirements:
Internet and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires a 56Kbps or faster connection
Network play Mac to Mac only, Game Ranger supported

A trailer for Zero Hour is available at http://www.apple.com/games/trailers/generalszerohour/

The game is rated “T” for Teen and is available now for $29.99. To learn more or preorder your copy today, visit http://www.aspyr.com/games.php/mac/zerohour/

10 Comments

  1. I “aspyr” to defeat all comers at this game! Yessss. Get it? All comers. But seriously, Aspyr, do you think you could come up with a longer name for de thing? I mean, ‘Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour for Mac’ is just too easy. It, it just rolls off de tongue. And believe me, I’ll put you in touch with some bitches who can tell you that I know about tongues. Hey, I keed. No really, Aspyr, why not something easier and quicker to say, like ‘Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Special Edition Hyper-Realistic Mode II Ultimate Challenge All-Military Scenario for Macintosh with a G4 PowerPC Running at 1 GHz Only’? What do you think? You know, like a lot of your other titles. No, really, I love Aspyr. Really I do. They’re serving the Mac market well. For this, I applaud them. They just have game titles longer than some encyclopedias. But they’re a great company . . .

    FOR ME TO POOP ON!

  2. Triumph – It’s not like Aspyr names the games dude. They’re a porting house. They get the rights from the company that made (and named) the game, and convert it to the mac.

  3. Dank, sorry to break your bubble, but where games are concerned, macs are still ages behind the PC platform. Much as I love working on a mac, there are tons of games that never ever get ported to the mac.
    One good n simple example is Mahjong (and I don’t mean that stupid solitaire /shanghai crap – tile matching if you’re unfamiliar).
    There were only 2 mahjong games I have found for the mac; one could even be played on OS7 and the other was a carbon version of almost its look alike. Both of which were pathetic by the way.

    And if you’re asking who on earth plays that type this game?
    Ans : How about almost everyone in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and a quite a bit of people in other asian countries. Which I would say make up about maybe 1.3 billion people? (And that’s only for asia market)
    And sadly, yes, there are lots of really good mahjong games for the PC side.

  4. Ed,

    these small games are often astonishingly platform-specific. Two examples where the Mac is leading are Mancala and Othello. It’s especially significant for Mancala, which was popular on the Commodore 64 too, but never on the PC. On the other hand, there are far more Tetris games for the PC than for any other platform.

    There is another tile matching game played with Mahjongg tiles, Shisen-Sho; it was first popularized on a Japanese arcade machine often known as Match It. There are a few home computer conversions. All of them are German, and all of them are for the Atari ST.

  5. Sweet, Now I can Kick some Macintrash Ass.

    “Now” as in, Now I can punish those mac users who dare to enter my Servers. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  6. “Network play Mac to Mac only”

    Forget my 1st Post…Thats bullcorn!

    “tried” as in , The MacHeads tryed to join the the global C&C realm, But were too scared of getting burned.

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