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Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January


5:30 PM on 12.22.2008
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo



After waiting several hours for a massive 2.7 GB patch to download, I was finally able to prowl around the Macintosh open beta for City of Heroes, a PC MMO developed in 2004 by Cryptic. During my wait, I couldn’t help but to wonder if this would be the MMO that would finally hook me. After a brief play through, I can’t decide.

The system requirements for the game aren’t exactly steep (listed after the break), but if you’re running an older machine the game will certainly chug. My Macbook is aging not-so-gracefully, so I found myself experiencing a variety of oddities. Occasionally, geometry wouldn’t load properly or in-game messages attacked the entirety of my screen, leading to a quick death.

Despite my problems, I can happily report that the core game is still present and working. My biggest qualm outside of the technical realm is that the game is still very PC-oriented. As a Mac user, I am highly sensitive to having to right-click things.

City of Heroes for the Macintosh is due out sometime this January. It will feature a few exclusives, like the very sexy Valkrie Costume set and the Mission Teleporter Power, which will allow users to teleport to their active missions. While we wait, I’ll continue my journey through the beta and update you with my impressions.

Minimum System and Operating System Specifications:

•    Intel Core Duo Processor*
•    5GB of free hard drive space
•    Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
•    1024 MB RAM
•    ATI X1600 or NVIDIA 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
*Please note that iMacs with PowerPC chipsets are not supported.

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

•    Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100
•    Dual 2.0GHz CPUs, or 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent

Supported Video Cards:

•    NVIDIA GeForce series 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600
•    ATI Radeon™ series X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600
•    Intel® Extreme Graphics GMA X3100

Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo
Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January photo





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