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Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition is now available on the Mac App Store, and it brought some nifty new updates and features with it. Before diving back into this classic RTS, though, read our FAQ below to get all your questions answered.
Q: When will Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition be released on the Mac App Store?
A: Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition is now available on the Mac App Store.
Q: How much does Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition on the Mac App Store cost?
A: Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition costs $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 at launch.
Q: Will any Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition DLC content be available for the Mac App Store?
A: Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition includes both the base game Command & Conquer: Generals and the expansion Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour for a single price. There are no additional expansions, DLC packs, or in-app purchases.
Q: Will Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition be available through Steam?
A: No, there are no plans to release Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition as a Steam title.
Q: Is there a Linux version planned for Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition?
A: No, there are currently no plans for a Linux version. Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition is exclusive to the Mac App Store.
Q: I already own an old copy of Command & Conquer: Generals on Windows PC/Mac. Can I get the Mac App Store version for free?
A: No, there is no way to offer a free copy of Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition on the Mac App Store to owners of any non-Mac App version (digital or physical).
Q: Am I able to use old saved game data from a non-Mac App version of Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition with this Mac App Store version? If so, will saved data work cross-platform?
A: No, there is currently no way to transfer old saved game data from from any non-Mac App version of Command & Conquer: Generals, regardless of platform.
Q: What updates and features have been added to the Mac App Store version?
A: In addition to being updated to run on the modern OS X, new updates and features for Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition include:
- Support for Retina displays and resolutions up to 4K and 5K
- Multiplayer functionality through Game Center (up to 4 players)
- Gesture support
- Ability to import custom maps and scenarios from the Windows PC Worldbuilder tool
Q: What are the system requirements to play Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition on the Mac App Store?
System requirements are listed below. You can also use GameAgent’s Mac Match feature to automatically see if your Mac is supported by visiting the game’s page on GameAgent.com.
- Operating System: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
- CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
- CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870
- Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 330M
- Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
- Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition
- ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2000 series
- NVIDIA GeForce 7000 Series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 320M, GT 100 series
- Intel GMA series
Q: What languages does Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition for the Mac App Store support?
A: Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition for the Mac App Store supports full audio and text in English and French.
Q: The dock bar and top menu are showing up when I move the mouse around.
A: The dock and top bar are visible with scrolling due to Game Center notifications being enabled for the game.
There is no way to disable that but recommend instead using your arrow keys to navigate the map.
Q: The game is zoomed in too much.
A: The zoom is the default setting for the PC version from which the Mac version was ported. Unfortunately, there's no update to change that at the moment.
Q: How do I group units within the game?
A: Group units by pressing ctrl+1,2,3, etc. If you have those keys assigned to another function on your OS, grouping will not work in game. Go to System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts to reassign shortcuts to other key combinations.
Q: Game Center app invite and connection problems?
A: Please launch your Game Center app and click on your account name/View Account. Check that the Public Profile option is enabled along with allow friends and game invitations.
If you are using a wireless router, please check that you have the correct Game Center ports opened.
Q: I’m having some technical difficulties with the game/my question wasn’t answered…
If you have general questions about Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition not listed above, leave them in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Alternatively, if you’re having any kind of technical issues with the game, such as trouble with downloading, crashes, performance, etc, please contact Aspyr Support at http://support.aspyr.com or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to help in any way they can!