Aspyr today released classic Command & Conquer game Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition in the Mac App Store, letting fans of the title play the game on modern Macs for the first time in years. The Mac App Store bundle includes the original Command & Conquer: Generals game and the Zero Hour expansion pack.

First released in 2003, Command & Conquer: Generals stands apart from other games in the series because it takes place in the near future, and features the United States, China, and the fictional Global Liberation Army terrorist group.

commandandconquerThe new version of the game available in the Mac App Store has been optimized for modern Macs, with support for Retina displays and the 5K Retina iMac. While it does offer multiplayer support for up to four players, the Mac App Store version of Command & Conquer: Generals is not multiplayer compatible with the original Mac release or the original PC release.

In a time of modern war, recent military aggressions around the globe have many nations worried. Between the United States, China, and the Global Liberation Army, tensions run high. Their leaders profess no interest in escalating the situation, but words ring hollow when satellite photos tell a different story.

Minimum system requirements include 2.2GHz CPU speed, 4GB RAM, and 5GB disk space. The following graphics cards are the minimum supported: (ATI): Radeon HD 3870, (NVidia): GeForce 330M, (Intel): HD 3000, 256 MB VRam.

Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

jorgebronze Avatar
95 months ago
Can we just have a re-release of C&C Red Alert in the App Store please.
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Aspyr-Blair Avatar
95 months ago
Really, I always wonder the same thing. Whenever stuff is re-released, it suddenly requires a brand new computer despite being very similar to the old version. Like AoE II HD and Photoshop.
It doesnt necessarily require a new rig. The only reason that requirements get updated like that is because the publisher (in this case us) is selecting the minimum requirements in terms of commonly available hardware that can run current OS's and more importantly for this game GameCenter. If we listed the old stuff, you wouldnt be able to run Mavericks or Yosemite on those computers, so it would be a moot point.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlecZ Avatar
95 months ago
I love that a game released in 2003, whose minimum specs of the time were quite low (it ran on Windows 98!) it's amazing how high the current specs are. I mean, the original Mac version came out before the Mac had switched to Intel, so you'd think the first-gen Intel Macs would be able to handle it!

Really, I always wonder the same thing. Whenever stuff is re-released, it suddenly requires a brand new computer despite being very similar to the old version. Like AoE II HD and Photoshop.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anonymous Freak Avatar
95 months ago
I love that a game released in 2003, whose minimum specs of the time were quite low (it ran on Windows 98!) it's amazing how high the current specs are. I mean, the original Mac version came out before the Mac had switched to Intel, so you'd think the first-gen Intel Macs would be able to handle it!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aspyr-Blair Avatar
95 months ago
It says multiplayer. Is it cross platform play with Windows players who have the game?

I'm afraid not. Multiplayer is utilizing Apple's Game Center for this version, which is unfortunately not cross platform compatible.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eric5h5 Avatar
95 months ago
Yeah, I bought that collection. Unfortunately, no mac support...even though there is a mac version of CNC generals and tiberium wars. It's a shame I have to reboot into windows just to play them.

Technically the so-called "Mac" version of Tiberium Wars was just the Windows version running under WINE. Most of the C&C games run fine with WINE, so you can play them that way without having to reboot.

--Eric
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