City of Heroes Mac

12th June 2008 – 8.53 am

My progress in City of Villains is coming along nicely, and my crashes have become far less frequent since both the significant tweaks I made to the graphics settings as well as the minor change I made to the audio setting. I ran through a rather long mission with Zoso the other night and only crashed after the mission, on my way to the Black Market, having played for about 100 minutes. It was about the same last night, having played a good 90 minutes and completing a mission before experiencing a crash whilst at large in Cap Au Diable. Recovering from a crash is as simple as reloading the game, and their infrequency makes this far from being a bother.

It's all thanks to Crossover Games, which is doing an excellent job of letting me run City of Heroes and City of Villains on my Mac, after already letting me play Orange Box games Portal and Half-Life 2 on my Mac. There's always the officially supported EVE Online to try too, one day.

Edit, 30 October 2008: Today it has been announced that NC Soft is officially bringing City of Heroes to the Mac, via Transgaming's Cider technology, which is also responsible for the Mac version of EVE Online.

  1. 4 Responses to “City of Heroes Mac”

  2. If anyone else is interested in getting City of Heroes/Villains running flawlessly on a Mac using Crossover Games, please head to the Crossover Games compatibility centre and vote for CoX!

    The more votes any application gets the more likely it will be officially supported, which will bring stability and performance enhancements.

    By pjharvey on Jun 24, 2008

  3. I NEED HELP!!!
    I have a macbook and downloaded the trial of crossover, but im not sure how to use it. As of now its making a bottle for windows 2000, but its taking forever! I dont even know if its actually working. How do i use crossover??

    By Sam on Aug 13, 2008

  4. If you are using Crossover Mac, you can look at the Crossover Mac FAQ and Crossover Mac documentation.

    If you have Crossover Games, then there is also a Crossover Games FAQ as well as Crossover Games documentation.

    Hopefully that can answer any initial queries you may have.

    By pjharvey on Aug 13, 2008

  5. Using a hint from the Crossover Games City of Heroes/City of Villains forum there is a command that can be used periodically to make the game even more stable.

    By pjharvey on Sep 20, 2008

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